Fox Chapel Area School District
611 Field Club Road / Pittsburgh, PA 15238 / 412.963.9600
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News & Headlines

Author/Illustrator to Visit O'Hara Elementary

Author and illustrator Daniel Salmieri will be visiting with O’Hara Elementary School students in kindergarten-grade four October 16, 2018. Salmieri will visit with students in kindergarten-grade two at 1:30 p.m., and with students in grades three and four at 2:30 p.m. The author visit is being...

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Spanish Immersion Information Sessions

The school district is hosting Spanish Immersion information sessions for parents. Parents may attend any of the sessions. Please see the postcard below for further information.

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Kerrtoberfest to be Held October 26

The Kerr Elementary School 6th Annual Kerrtoberfest celebration will be held October 26, 2018, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Kennedy Park in Sharpsburg.

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District Forum Mtg. – October 9

The Fox Chapel Area District Forum will hold a meeting October 9 at 9 a.m. in the high school large group instruction room. The topic will be "Explaining a Public School Budget."  

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District Ranked #1 by Pittsburgh Magazine!

The Fox Chapel Area School District is honored and proud to be ranked as the best school district in Pittsburgh's suburbs in Pittsburgh Magazine. Check it out! https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsburgh-Magazine/October-2018/Ranking-Pittsburghs-Suburbs-Which-has-the-Best-Schools/ The suburbs’ schools...

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Feature Stories

DMS Schedule Survey Results

Please click below to see the Hill Group DMS Schedule presentation for the October 8, 2018, School Board meeting.

Supplementary Material: Below is information from the DMS schedule stakeholder meeting.*

*Please note that this document was updated to include the scheduled DMS Site Team meeting to review the DMS schedule.

Spanish Immersion Pilot Program

Want to learn more about the district's Spanish Immersion pilot program? Here's a video.

The school district is hosting Spanish Immersion information sessions for parents.

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Click below to view a PDF of the presentation that is given at the Spanish Immersion parent meetings.

School Safety

Here is a great video summary of some of the school district's new safety initiatives. https://s3.amazonaws.com/embed.animoto.com/play.html?w=swf/production/vp1&e=1537985515&f=oJQwj6UkqpXOrTGYsX3W3A&d=0&m=p&r=360p&volume=100&start_res=360p&i=m&asset_domain=s3-p.animoto.com&animoto_domain=animoto.com&options=

The school district hosted a meeting on school safety on September 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the LGI room at the high school. You can watch it by clicking here: https://youtu.be/LkJllbwkbpY

Click below to see the PowerPoint presentation from the September 25 safety meeting.

Click below for information on the Ruvna digital safety app that the district will be using.

Click below for information on the Raptor visitor management system that the district will be using.

Click below to read the story on school safety from the district's summer 2018 magazine.

Start Times for Students

As residents may be aware, the school district was asked to explore later start times for high school students.

Click below to download the presentation that district administrators made to School Board members as part of the Committee of the Whole meeting September 10, 2018.

Please click below to watch the School Board Committee of the Whole Meeting and the School Board meeting from September 10, 2018.


Click below to see an email blast pertaining to start times that was sent to all parents/guardians on September 5. 

The high school PTO shared some facts regarding healthy sleep for adolescents at its meeting on September 5. Click below to see these shared facts.

Below you will find the results of a study that was conducted in the spring of 2018 by an independent party related to the impact that a later start time would have on district busing.