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

Mental Health Resources Available to Our Students

The Fox Chapel Area School District understands that students have a variety of mental health and emotional support needs throughout the school year. To meet those diverse needs, the district has built multiple layers of support into each building. Here are the resources that are available to our...

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High School Mobile Fab Lab Featured in Publication

Fox Chapel Area School District’s mobile Fab Lab is featured in “Space to Learn,” a publication by Remake Learning. The publication is a resource for providing ideas and inspiration for innovative ways to transform learning spaces. During the 2016-2017 school year, Fox Chapel Area High School...

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Students Place in Erie Forensic Tournament

Seven Fox Chapel Area High School students recently placed at the annual M & M Lake Erie Invitational Forensic Tournament. The team of junior Rajeev Godse and sophomore Jackson Romero won first place in Policy Debate and had an undefeated record. Additionally, freshman Mona Gerges won second place...

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Continued Response to Tree of Life Tragedy

As the healing process continues from the unthinkable act that took place Oct. 27 at the Tree of Life synagogue, the Fox Chapel Area School District continues to pay tribute to the victims, offer support to their families, and honor the heroes who sprung to action that day. Here are just a few of...

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High School Student Named Winner in Poetry Contest

Fox Chapel Area High School junior Paige Asbury was named a winner in the Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest. Paige received an Honorable Mention for her poem, “Ripple Effect (a continuation).” Paige was chosen as one of only 64 Honorable Mention winners from more than 1,030 entries in the spring 2018...

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Feature Stories

DMS Schedule

Video Update

A group of administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, and parents met November 1 as part of our thorough process to evaluate potential changes to the Dorseyville Middle School schedule.

Click the link to view an update on the process. https://youtu.be/gt4jrc5gWlc

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:
Safety Updates - 2018-2019 Video

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.