A Message from Dr. Reljac

  • Dear Fox Chapel Area Family,

    Good evening! As we begin the second semester this week, I want to congratulate our students on a job well done. We’re halfway there! 

    I have a few reminders and other pieces of information to share with you this week.

    • I’d like to recognize the efforts of O’Hara Elementary School fourth-grader Tucker Patsey, who has raised nearly $500 for the district’s Backpack for Hunger program by selling his artwork. If you’re interested in viewing Tucker’s artwork, please visit his Instagram page, Art2CombatHunger. Thank you, Tucker, for your kindness and for using your creative talents to help our neighbors in need. You make us so very #FCProud! 
    • Our video production students in Fox Chapel Area High School’s Swift Fox Media group recently completed a project related to their award-winning documentary, “Our Assignment from Fred Rogers.” Students interviewed O’Hara resident David Newell, who played Mr. McFeely on the long-running children’s television show, about various guests on the program, including former Steeler Lynn Swann, actress and singer Rita Moreno, and chef Julia Child, and created short videos on each one. The entire project can be viewed here.
    • Report cards for the second nine weeks will be available in PowerSchool by 4 p.m. Friday.
    • Fox Families Care is offering bedding to families in our district in need. Please use this sign-up link or contact your child’s school counselor. The deadline to apply is Saturday, January 22.
    • Congratulations to the Foxes ice hockey team (14-0), as well as the boys and girls swim teams (6-0), which remain undefeated. Great job as well to the No. 2-ranked Foxes boys varsity basketball team (12-1) on a big victory last night over No. 3 Central Catholic. Best of luck to all of our winter sports teams! 

    When there is significant snowfall, I try to take a moment to appreciate the peacefulness that comes with a snow-covered landscape. A heavy snowfall reminds me to slow down, pause, and reflect on many things. In thinking about the first semester of this school year, I am thankful for our students, our staff, our parents and guardians, and our community for working together to support learning in our schools. We are certainly “better together,” and I have high hopes for the second semester!  


    Dr. Mary Catherine Reljac

    Above: Tucker Patsey works on an art project.

Online Resources

Devices Available

  • If your child will borrow an iPad or Chromebook for the 2021-2022 school year, please visit the Fox Chapel Area School District's Office of Educational Technology website for instructions on how to request one.