Emergency Broadband Benefit
On May 12, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education released information for school districts regarding the EBB. The EBB is a new, temporary Federal program to help eligible families pay for internet service during the pandemic. Households with a child who was approved to receive free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) during the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year, including children who attend schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, are eligible for the EBB Program. It appears ALL households of Portage Area students are eligible for this program. The Department of Education’s EBB website has further information and the application which can be found by clicking HERE.
Comcast has updated their system and applications are now being processed. If you had issues applying for the EBB program through Comcast, please try again or call 1-855-846-8376 for assistance.
Elementary Yearbook Distribution Date
3rd Grade Camping Day
* For the second Youtube account link, go to the Teams schedules under the Athletics page.
Working in conjunction with the Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber, the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine will occur on Tuesday, June 22nd at the Portage Area High School from 2 pm to 4 pm. Individuals 12 years and older are eligible to receive this free Pfizer vaccine if previously registered.
Eric Zelanko, Superintendent
Entries into the Learning Lamp and Cambria County Drug & Alcohol Program Positive Message contest.
These students prepared social media posts to participate in the 2021 National Prevention Week: Kayley Sossong, Koby Kargo, Luci McCabe, and Lauren Shaffer. The themes were based on our 2019 PA Youth Survey results and demonstrate how "Majority RULES" at Portage Area Jr/Sr High School!
The 4th grade students researched a specific state in the United States and created a landform diorama from their findings.
High School Art Show
Click on the image below to view the HS Virtual Art Show.