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Welcome to the Portage Township Schools Communications Department. This department provides public relations, community outreach, and media relations services on behalf of the school district. Our mission is provide our community stakeholders with the information you need for your children to have a successful academic career at Portage Township Schools. 

General questions may be directed to the communications department by email at [email protected] or by calling the PTS Administration Building at (219)762-6511.
All media inquiries for Portage Township Schools should be directed to the Communications Department. Send to:
Melissa Deavers-Lowie
Director of Communications & Community Engagement
ParentSquare as our primary communication tool for Portage Township Schools. ParentSquare provides a simple and safe way for everyone at school to connect.
With ParentSquare, you are able to:
  • Receive all school and classroom communication via email, text or app
  • Easily contact your child's teachers
  • View the school and classroom calendar and RSVP for events
  • Easily sign up to volunteer and/or bring items
Activate your Account
  • Visit and click on the "Sign-In" button.
  • In the "Sign Up/Create Password" box, enter your email address. (This must be the email address you provided at registration.)
  • You will receive an activation email from ParentSquare. Follow the directions in the email to activate your account. It takes less than one minute!
Using your ParentSquare account
Below is a 10-minute video tutorial that explains how to make the most out of your ParentSquare account. Learn how to activate your account, message your child's teachers, view archived messages from your child's school, set your preferences, and more.
You can use ParentSquare on any device! Download the free mobile app for Android or iOS or access it from a computer at

Email [email protected] with any questions.
Portage Township Schools is happy to work with community organizations to enhance the learning experience for our students. We do permit our local organizations to distribute flyers to our students in one of the the following ways:
  • Printed by the organization, approved by our Central Office staff, and distributed to the designated schools.
  • Emailed to our Communications office for electronic distribution.
All flyers must be approved by our Director of Communications & Community Engagement prior to distribution and meet the following criteria:
  • The organization must be advertising an event or program that meets a curricular need for the students of Portage Township Schools.
  • The flyer must be free of profanity, nudity, and references to drugs, alcohol, and related paraphernalia.
  • Preference will be given to local programs and organizations.
Distribution of community flyers does not indicate district endorsement of programs or organizations.
Submitting Community Flyers
Please email a digital copy of your flyer for approval to [email protected]. We will contact you with your approval information and options for distribution.
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Each school year, families must communicate their preference on sharing their child's name and/or photo in any district- or school-sponsored media. This is our Directory Disclosure, and it is completed during the registration process each spring. Families who opt out of the Directory Disclosure will not have their child's name or photo shared in any school-sponsored publications, including newsletters, social media outlets, and district marketing materials. If you have opted out of the Directory Disclosure in error, please call your child's school and speak with the school secretary.