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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 you with the information you need for your children to have a successful academic career at Portage. 

General questions may be director to the communications department by email at 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
We are excited to let you know that Portage Township Schools is now using ParentSquare as our primary communication tool in our district. ParentSquare provides a simple and safe way for everyone at school to connect.
With ParentSquare, you’ll be 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
You will soon receive an invitation email or text to join ParentSquare. Please click the link to activate your account. It takes less than a minute.
You can use ParentSquare on any device! You can download the free mobile app for Android or iOS and you can also use it from a computer at

Email with any questions.
Portage Township Schools is happy to work with our community partners to enhance the learning experience for our students. We do permit our local organizations to distribute flyers to our students in the following ways:
  • Printed by the organization and approved by our Central Office staff
  • Uploaded to our Peachjar page and emailed to all families
All flyers must be approved by our Associate Superintendent 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.
Community organizations are welcome to use our Peachjar service. Peachjar emails flyers directly to parents, allowing your organization to decrease paper usage and possibly increase participation with your organization. Email a copy of your flyer for approval to Once approved, visit, create an account, and upload your flyer. Organizations promoting free events and services may use the service for free; those charging an entrance or enrollment fee will be charged $25 per school. Multi-school discounts are available.
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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.