- Fox Chapel Area School District
FCAHS 'Live and Virtual' Open House Set for Sept. 10
We hope you will join us for our first ever Virtual Fall Open House on Thursday, September 10. While the actual open house will begin at 7 p.m., we are offering optional pre-sessions for parents at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. as well. Please see below for more information.
To be clear, this event is taking place online only. There is no event taking place at the high school.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE?
Step 1: Please make sure you know your student’s schedule and the names of their teachers for Periods 1-4. Schedules can be found on Schoology or PowerSchool.
Step 2: You will need to be logged into a Google and/or Gmail account. Your student’s FCASD email is a Google account and could be used if needed.
Step 3: Approximately 5 minutes before the time listed below, click on the blue text link next to each timeframe. Note: We will stick very close to this schedule!
- Optional Pre-Sessions: When you click on the blue text link in the schedule below, a spreadsheet will open with a menu of available presentations. Click on the blue text link of the presentation you are interested in, when the new screen appears, click “Join Now” or “Ask to Join” and you will be taken into the virtual conference. If you receive a message stating that the link is not available yet or that you need to be allowed into the conference, please be patient as our teachers will open the link soon.
- Periods 1-4: Using your student’s class schedule, click on the blue text link and a spreadsheet will appear with the teachers and classes for that specific class period. Find your student’s teacher by last name and click on the blue text link for that class. When the new screen appears click “Join Now” or “Ask to Join” and you will be taken to a virtual conference with that teacher. If you receive a message stating that the link is not available yet or that you need to be allowed into the conference, please be patient as our teachers will open the link soon.
Schedule for Thursday, September 10
6-6:25 Optional Pre-Session #1
6:30-6:55 Optional Pre-Session #2
7-7:15 Period 1
7:20-7:35 Period 2
7:40-7:55 Period 3
8-8:15 Period 4
Step 4: If you have any difficulty connecting through the link, please email the teacher at the address provided. Also, if at any time you have any questions for your student’s teachers that you did not have answered during Open House, please feel free to contact them to discuss further.
Step 5: Our non-teaching professionals, including our school counselors, librarian, and nurse, as well as our coordinators of attendance, emotional support, FCAO, gifted/QUEST, instructional support, and transition will be available by appointment only during open house. Please click here for their names, email addresses, and the times they will be available.
That’s it! Our Virtual Open House links should work on practically any device with a web browser as long as you are logged into a Google or Gmail account. Please remember that this event is an opportunity for you to better understand your student’s classes, what they will learn, how the teacher uses Schoology and PowerSchool, and what to expect throughout the semester. This is not a time for individual conferences about your student. Please contact your student’s teacher(s) or school counselor to arrange for a conference where they will be able to answer any questions you have specific to your child.
Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and flexibility in participating in our Open House in this format! See you Thursday night!