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

FCASD Annual Telethon Benefits Make-A-Wish!

Fox Chapel Area School District students will hold their 29th annual telethon Friday, December 21, 2018, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The telethon will raise money for Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The telethon will involve students from all six schools in the Fox Chapel Area School...

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FCASD Announces New Pre-K Program!

December 5, 2018 Dear Parents and Guardians, The Fox Chapel Area School District is opening a new Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2019-2020 school year. The Pre-Kindergarten will be located at the new Kerr Elementary School (341 Kittanning Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15215) and will be open to students who...

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School Board Reorganization Meeting

The Fox Chapel Area Board of School Directors held its annual reorganization meeting December 3, 2018. Terry L. Wirginis was re-elected president. Nancy B. Foster was re-elected vice president. Sandra M. Garbisch was re-elected assistant secretary. The Board set the following meeting schedule for...

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FCAHS Counselors's Coat Drive

The Fox Chapel Area High School counselors are sponsoring a coat drive Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The drive is being held in conjunction with the boys’ and girls’ home basketball games that evening. The basketball teams will play Woodland Hills and the girls’ game begins at 6 p.m. and the boys’...

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DMS Scholastic Book Fair

Dorseyville Middle School will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair in the school library December 6-12, 2018. Students will visit the book fair during their English Language Arts (ELA) classes throughout the week and may also visit before school, during homebase, and lunch. Additionally, a special...

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Feature Stories

Pre-Kindergarten Program (New!)

The district will have a new Pre-Kindergarten program in the 2019-2020 school year! Click here to learn more.

DMS Schedule

Site-Based Team Meeting

The DMS Site-Based Management Team met November 19 to review a proposed 2019-2020 student schedule. Below is a video on the presentation.

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.

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.