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

FCASD 2018-2019 Final Budget

The 2018-2019 Fox Chapel Area School District final budget calls for budgetary expenditures of $98,713,819. The increase in expenditures over the 2017-2018 budget is projected at $1,907,816 or two percent. The final millage rate for 2018-2019 is 19.5750 mills. This will be an increase of 0.2321...

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2018-2019 Student Meal Prices

Student meal prices in the Fox Chapel Area School District for the 2018-2019 school year will remain the same as the 2017-2018 prices. •Lunch for secondary students will continue to be $2.85 daily and lunch for elementary students will continue to be $2.55 daily. Students eligible for a...

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Fox Chapel Area High School Graduation

What a great day for a graduation! Our seniors graduated yesterday. It's official... They are done with high school. We are very proud of everything they have accomplished while they were here with us in the Fox Chapel Area School District and it is a privilege to know each and every one of them....

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Mary's Garden Photo

We wanted to highlight this beautiful photo of the pond in Mary's Garden at the high school. The photo was taken by 2017-2018 sophomore Luca Fontecchio. Mary's Garden was created in 2002 in honor of Mary Succop who was the parent of four Fox Chapel Area graduates and a member of many high school...

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DMS Students Donate Teddy Bears to Honor Holocaust Survivor

When Holocaust survivor Shulamit Bastacky spoke to the entire Dorseyville Middle School eighth grade class in March as a part of the Holocaust Remembrance Assembly, she challenged them to bring in teddy bears to donate to the community. The idea was to offer a simple gesture of goodwill toward...

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FCASD 2012-2018 Strategic Plan 

MISSION

The Fox Chapel Area School District exists to maximize student learning, achievement and development.

VISION

The Fox Chapel Area School District will be recognized as one of the top performing public school districts in the nation. Toward that end we will:

  • Challenge each student to reach his/her maximum potential level of achievement;
  • Provide scholarly experiences that deepen understanding, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, innovation, and collaboration;
  • Provide an environment that promotes inclusiveness and embraces diversity;
  • Foster a culture that encourages student involvement in the community and raises awareness of civic responsibilities.
  • Build relationships with post secondary institutions, businesses, and industry to create and sustain programs that prepare students to excel beyond high school.

BELIEFS

We believe that:

  • All students want to learn, are capable of learning, and share in the responsibility for their education. 
  • Contributing partners in the educational process include all district staff, students, families, and the community. 
  • Schools of excellence have effective educational leaders. 
  • Educators must be knowledgeable and current in their profession, discipline, and pedagogy. 
  • It is important for each member of the educational community to recognize and respect all forms of diversity.  
  • Effective schools are built upon integrity and foster respectful, inclusive, and dynamic environments. 
  • Responsive schools take a leading role in promoting safety and wellness. 
  • Fiscal decisions must effectively balance the educational needs of the students and resources of the community. 

VALUES

People: Diversity of thought, background, and beliefs

Habits for Success: Persistence and resilience

Learning Skills: Communication and collaboration; creativity and innovation; critical thinking and problem solving


Core Values

Respect: Valuing self and othersCaring for one’s environmentPride in positive actions

Responsibility: AccountabilityTaking ownership in what you do Listening and following through

Integrity: Doing the right thing (even when no one is watching)Honest with self and othersTrustworthy in thoughts, words, and actions

GOAL AREAS

Goal 1: Learning

The Fox Chapel Area School District will provide a curriculum and extra curricular opportunities that foster academic growth and personal development. 

  1. *STEMM Integration
  2. *Virtual Experiences
  3. *Curriculum Review and Revision
  4. *Build Leadership Capacity to Enhance Instructional Practices 
  5. *Expanded Use of DI Principles and Practices In All Classrooms 
  6. Provide opportunities through extra curricular activities to develop leadership and collaboration skills
  7. Provide cyber safety education for all students.

Goal 2: Achievement

More than 90% of the students enrolled in the FCASD will reach the proficient or advanced level in reading, math, science, and writing.

  1. *Refine curriculum and provide opportunities based on the PA Common Core Standards and K-12 Science Education Framework that will foster academic growth for all students.
  2. Use data to personalize learning based on students’ strengths and needs.

Goal 3: Safety Nets

FCASD will ensure each student’s needs are identified early and supported by a process that provides the necessary interventions.

  1. *Identify students at risk using data sources
  2. *Determine appropriate intervention (RtII and SST)
  3. *Continue implementation of Positive Behavior Support that is schoolwide.

Goal 4: Communications

Celebrate the school district, students, teachers, and activities and provide opportunities for the public to share in learning.

  1. Utilize social media
  2. Provide timely, respectful, and effective communication between all stakeholders.
  3. Teacher, student, administrator, and staff showcase of best practices and leadership via the web, professional development, and conference presentations. 
  4. Sharing academic opportunities beyond FCASD. 

Goal 5: Resource Management

The district will take the lead in creative resource management to address the financial crisis facing public schools across the commonwealth.

  1. Develop Innovative Strategies to Reduce The Costs of Operation and Improve Efficiency and Sustainability

Feature Stories

Bell Time Study

As residents may be aware, the school district was asked to explore later start times for high school students. Below you will find the results of a study that was conducted by an independent party related to the impact that a later start time would have on district busing.

School Safety

The district held a meeting on school safety April 16. Click HERE to watch the video from the meeting. 

Click below to see the safety letter that was emailed to all parents on 3 15 18.

Elem. & DMS Summer STEAM Camp

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Please click below to learn more about the district's summer STEAM camp!

New HS Summer Program: Empower2018

Empower2018 is designed to help prepare young people for the real world. The program will run from June 18–28.  Students from any school district are invited to apply. For more information, visit wpalearning.fcasd.edu, or contact Lisa Gibson at 412/967-2479 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Click below to read an article on Empower2018.

Keystone Collections Group Information

Keystone Collections Group has a phone line dedicated exclusively to taxpayer inquiries during the tax filing season. The number is 1-866-539-1100.

Click on the link below for a flyer that will assist residents in contacting Keystone.
 
 
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