2022-2023 Updates

    • The PowerSchool parent portal will open on July 18, 2022.

    • The mandatory PowerSchool Student Update form can be accessed on July 18, 2022, in the PowerSchool parent portal. For the safety and security of our students, it is imperative that we have the most current information about your child/children in our student information system. Additionally, your child/children will not be able to receive medication in school if their PowerSchool student update is not complete. The district requires online submission of the PowerSchool student update for each student. (If your child is newly enrolling in the Fox Chapel Area School District for the 2022-2023 school year, you do NOT need to complete a PowerSchool student update for this school year. Parents/guardians of new enrollees, however, should sign up for a PowerSchool account to keep track of their child’s assignments and grades, as well as other important information.)

      Once logged in to the PowerSchool parent portal on a computer, tablet, or browser on a smartphone, you can click on “PowerSchool Student Update” on the left-hand navigation menu to complete the information. (Please note: You cannot complete the PowerSchool student update through the PowerSchool app.) Be sure to click “Submit” when the form is completed.

      Should you need any assistance completing the PowerSchool student update or need help registering for a PowerSchool account, please fill out a help desk ticket at go.fcasd.edu/community-help or reach out directly to Jill Leonard, community engagement specialist, at jill_leonard@fcasd.edu.

    • In order to provide efficient and effective service, Fox Chapel Area School District’s Office of Educational Technology asks that all parents/guardians who do not know their PowerSchool parent portal usernames and/or passwords to fill out a Community Help Desk ticket at any time at go.fcasd.edu/community-help or reach out directly to Jill Leonard at jill_leonard@fcasd.edu.

    • Parents and guardians have the option of participating in the district’s Annual Tech Fee Program, which is $30 a year per student. More information about FCASD's tech fee program can be found here.

Device Details

  • Elementary

    • During the 2022-2023 school year, rather than a mixed device distribution of Chromebooks and iPads at the elementary level, students in kindergarten through fifth grade will utilize iPads only (unless computers are needed during the school day for certain curricula). Devices will be kept in classrooms for use in school and will be available for use at home when needed. The Fox Chapel Area School District received a competitive grant to fund student technology and, as part of this grant, devices must be assigned to students. Should you prefer your child to only use the iPad during school hours (and not bring it home for homework, enrichment activities, and virtual instruction), please email Melissa Wiest at melissa_wiest@fcasd.edu, and she will alert your child’s principal that their assigned device should remain at school for in-school use only.

    DMS

    • Students in sixth through eighth grade will utilize iPads for their daily coursework. Devices will be taken home at the end of each day. 

    FCAHS

    • Students in grades 9-12 will have the option of bringing their own tablet/laptop computer or borrowing a Chromebook for their daily coursework. In an effort to minimize the lending burden on students and families, a request form will not be required. Rather, students can come to the high school help desk (adjacent to the library) during the first week of school between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to borrow a Chromebook. If your child borrows a Chromebook, you will be notified via your email associated with PowerSchool. If you do NOT want your child to borrow a Chromebook, please email Paula_Zakovitch@fcasd.edu.

Virtual Elementary Students

Virtual Secondary Students

Free Internet Available

  • The Fox Chapel Area School District provides Mi-Fi devices to students who need access to the internet at home.

    These Mi-Fis, however, are not as reliable as the free internet that is available through Comcast.

    To sign up for free internet through Comcast, please visit https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19.

     

Getting Help

  • Parents/Guardians and Students:

    If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Community Help Desk

    FCASD Staff Members:

    Please submit a help desk ticket at help.fcasd.edu.