Announcements and Important Events
VERY IMPORTANT: Please make sure to stay tuned to all of the latest updates from the MHSAA at their Reopening Page. With the ever-changing landscape of information from the state, it’s important to stay as informed as possible. Check that page out here.
Facial coverings are required for all fall student-athletes and coaches every day. You will have to participate in the health screening and get a temperature check upon arrival at all athletic facilities. Please take proper hand hygiene precautions before arriving at our facilities.
Winter Sports Start Date(s):
PENDING THE ALLOWANCE FROM THE MDHHS, ALL WINTER SPORTS SPORTS WILL RESUME/START PRACTICES AND TRYOUTS ON WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9TH.
1. Pre-Participation Physical Examination - Must be on file with the Athletic Office, or turned into coaches/trainer on the first day of practice. The physical must be dated after April 15th of 2019. NEW: This means that pre-participation physical examinations that were good for the 2019-2020 school year are still good for the 2020-2021 school year. IF you do already have a physical form on file from the previous school year, you will still need to fill out a new Health Sports Questionnaire and turn that into the Athletic Dept. before the season starts. That form can be found here.
No student-athlete will be allowed to participate unless this is accounted for. Please contact PC Athletics Secretary, Julie Morrissey, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 323-5361 if you have any questions on the status of a student-athletes physical. You may also contact Portage Central Athletic Trainer, Rachel Leonard at email@example.com with Physical questions. You can find the MHSAA Official Physical form here.
Upon selection to a team:
2. Pay to Participate Payment - Student-Athletes are required to pay a participation fee to Portage Public Schools. The fee will be administered online in the Skyward Family Access Module under Fee Management upon a student-athlete being placed on a Roster. This usually happens within a week from the time the rosters are established. For information on how to find that fee online, see the PPS Pay to Participate Information Sheet and for a walk-through on how to pay online, go to PTP Online Payment through Skyward. Again, please make payment as soon as your student-athlete has been rostered! Once they start competitions, the Fee is past due!
3. Code of Conduct Meeting (if a first time PCHS Student-Athlete) – The Code of Conduct Meeting will not take place this year. Instead, we are expecting new student-athletes to watch the following video:
After watching the video, we ask that the student-athlete print off the Code of Conduct Form and turn it into the Athletic Office.
Specific Program Information:
ALL WINTER SPORTS ARE ON PAUSE UNTIL AT LEAST WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9TH. Keep checking back as more information comes in!
For any questions related to Girls Basketball, please contact Head Coach Rob Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any questions related to Competitive Cheer, please contact Head Coach Katie Eichstaedt at email@example.com.
For any questions related to Boys Basketball, please contact Head Basketball Coach Ray Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any questions related to Wrestling, please contact Head Coach James Carrow at email@example.com.
For any questions related to Bowling, please contact Head Coach Mark Gunthorpe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any questions related to Alpine Ski, please contact Head Coach Linda Kozacki at email@example.com
Boys Swim and Dive:
For any questions related to Boys Swim and Dive, please contact Head Coach Jim Schafer at firstname.lastname@example.org.