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Parents, we need your help!

Please take the time to complete the Illinois 5 Essentials Parent Survey. *Only applicable to parents of students who attend PORTA.* Click "read full article" for the link. Thank you!
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Picture Day at PORTA Jr-Sr High!

School picture day at the Jr-Sr High will be August 27 & 28. Photos of seniors, juniors, and sophomores will be taken Tuesday, August 27th. Photos of freshmen, 8th graders, and 7th graders will be taken Wednesday, August 28th. Picture packets are available in the junior high and high school offices or you may print your own. All students will have their photo taken. Students wishing to order photos should bring the order form and money along with them on picture day. Click "read full article" to access the printable order form.
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Anti-Vaping Presentations Scheduled

Brief presentations to address concerns and provide education regarding the dangers of vaping are scheduled Wednesday, January 8th for PORTA students in grades 6-12. Katie Johnson, a young woman from Springfield, who is described as a "vaping illness survivor" will speak to students and school nurses will present facts and dangers of vaping.
Presentations will be held from 12:26-1:03 (high school students) and 1:06 -1:43 (grades 6-8) in the auditorium at PORTA Jr-Sr High School. Parents and other interested community members are welcome to attend this event.
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PORTA Jr. High Softball Starts July 29

Attention all girls in grades 6-8 interested in playing JH softball at PORTA! There will be a mandatory parent/player meeting on Monday, July 15 at 6:00pm in the PORTA Jr-Sr High Commons. Practice begins July 29th. All players MUST have a current physical on file (within one year) in order to begin practice. Any questions should be emailed to Coach Shelby Kinney at skinney@porta202.org.
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College Application Day, Friday, October 18th!

Friday October 18, 2019 PORTA High School will be hosting a College Application Day. Seniors will have the opportunity to come to the library and complete college applications with the assistance of area Admissions Counselors from Lincoln Land Community College, Illinois College, MacMurray College, University of Illinois Springfield, and ISAC (Illinois Student Assistance Commission). The event will run from 8:15 am to 3:15 pm. All students need to do is bring documents such as their social security card to be able to fill out the applications. This event is a part of Illinois' College Changes Everything Campaign.
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Safety Drill Scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11th

PORTA School District will be performing an Active Shooter Drill with staff and first responders at PORTA Jr./Sr. High School on Friday, October 11th from 12:45-3:15 PM. Please be aware that Owen Avenue by the Central Building and Bluejay Road around the Jr./Sr. High will be blocked off for a period of time. Thank you for your cooperation!! Additionally, morning safety activities will be conducted in each building with students present. High school students will have the opportunity to participate in a Stop the Bleed educational program. More information on this program is available at https://www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed.
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Bluejay Sports Apparel Now Available

Bluejay Sports fans...Check out PORTA Sports Boosters first ONLINE store! Keep in mind if you order, all items will ship after store closes on 9/22. Choose your embroidery....last name or sport you play. Just another shopping option for you all!
#LetsgoJays #GoBigBlue 💙💙💙

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