PTO/District Info

The district is sharing this information so that parents/guardians can get a better understanding of what is happening in the Fox Chapel Area School District.

General Information on Key Topics

DMS Survey
•Survey is complete
•The Hill Group compiled a summary
•Summary information is below

 •A meeting was held for parents to present the DMS schedule on December 13, 2018. Further information is below.

#FCProud
•Recognize, celebrate, and promote unity in the FCASD Community

School Safety
•Joe Kozarian hired as the coordinator of safety and security
•School safety meeting September 25, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.
•The School Board hired three police officers at its October 8 meeting, with one more slated to be hired at the November 12 meeting.

Comprehensive Plans
•Board of School Directors working with the Hill Group to meet PDE requirements

Later Start Times for High School
•Looking at engaging a consultant to provide guidance in school start times

 

Meetings on YouTube

Over the last several months the district has hosted and put on its YouTube Channel meetings of interest to the public.

•Click below to view the video from the December 3, 2018, School Board combined agenda study session and regular business meeting, as well as the reorganization meeting. The video includes a beautiful piece performed by the high school choir and orchestra, as well as a presentation from Ashley Constantine, Ed.D., the district's executive director of elementary education and instruction, about the new Pre-Kindergarten program.

•Click below to view the video from the November 12, 2018, School Board regular business meeting. The video includes the committee of the whole meeting prior to the regular business meeting. The pre-meeting topic is Mandarin learning.

•Click below to view the video from the November 5, 2018, School Board agenda study session.

•Click below to view the video from the October 8, 2018, School Board regular business meeting. The video includes a presentation on the Hill Group DMS survey results, the student academic outcomes presentation (PSSAs and Keystone Exams), and a budget presentation.

•Click below to view the video from the October 1, 2018, School Board meeting. The video includes the committee of the whole meeting, which is a tour of A.W. Beattie Career Center.

•Please click below to watch the School Board Committee of the Whole Meeting and the School Board meeting from September 10, 2018, which includes a discussion on school start times.

•Click below to view the video from the school safety meeting in September 2018.

 

Student Academic Outcomes Presentation – October 8, 2018

Please click below to see the Student Academic Outcomes presentation for the October 8, 2018, School Board regular business meeting.

DMS Schedule

 

DMS Schedule

Parent Presentation – December 13, 2018 (NEW!)

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.

Hill Group DMS Schedule Presentation – October 8, 2018

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

 

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.

 

Budget Presentation – October 8, 2018

Please click below to see the budget presentation for the October 8, 2018, School Board regular business meeting.

 

Class Size Presentation – September 2018

Some members of the district administration made a presentation on class size at the Monday, September 10, 2018, School Board meeting. Click below for a pdf of their PowerPoint presentation and some average class size reports.

PowerPoint Presentation

Elementary Average Class Size Report
 
 
DMS Average Class Size Report
 
 
High School Average Class Size Report
 

 

Eureka Math

Click below to view a handout on Eureka Math from August 2018.

Click below to view a presentation on Eureka Math from the District Forum meeting in November 2017.

District PTOs Facebook Pages & Websites

Our district PTOs have Facebook pages and websites. Please use these resources to learn more about what's going on in our schools.

Fairview Elementary School PTO

https://www.facebook.com/groups/959885157472998/

Hartwood Elementary PTO

http://www.hartwoodpto.org/

https://www.facebook.com/fchartwoodpto/

Kerr Elementary School PTO

https://www.facebook.com/KerrElemPTO/

O'Hara Elementary PTO

www.oharapto.org

https://www.facebook.com/oharapto/

Dorseyville Middle School PTO

http://www.dorseyvillepto.org/

http://www.fcasd.edu/hs-resources/category/22-dms-pto-information-forms.html

Fox Chapel Area High School PTO

http://www.fcasd.edu/ha-resources/category/67-high-school-pto-information.html