Families

At SciTech we value the role each and every parent or guardian plays in the lives of our students. There are many opportunities for you to be engaged, informed and involved throughout the school year.

Communication to Families

Join the SciTech Email List
Every Monday an email is sent that includes everything happening at SciTech for the week (important things during the school day, after school events, sporting events, important upcoming dates, etc.) This is the ABSOLUTE BEST way to stay informed. To join go to: https://bit.ly/scitechemaillist

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Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pittsburghscitech

Parent School Community Council (PSCC)

The PSCC is a non-exclusive meeting for parents, guardians and community members to have the opportunity to provide feedback and hear important information as it relates to SciTech. We try to structure these meetings in a “workshop” format. Each month is a different topic with time for Q&A with administration at the end.

Why attend? Attending Parent School Community Council Meetings (PSCC) is a great way to support your student and school! The purpose of the Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy PSCC is to provide ongoing communication between the school and parents, guardians and community groups regarding issues that are important to the success of our students.

When are they? In order to be inclusive of our families, the PSCC Meetings will alternate between the 2nd Thursday of the month in an evening and the 2nd Thursday of the month in a morning.

What are they about? SciTech staff and administration will assist in delivering the content, which is detailed on the next page. At the end of each meeting there will be district Parent Advisory Council information shared and Q&A with administration.
2021-2022 PSCC Info 

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

The SciTech PTO Meetings are immediately following the PSCC Meetings on the 2nd Thursday evening of every month.

SciTech has a group of parents and guardians that run the SciTech PTO and are looking for more individuals to get involved. The commitment can be big or small, all are welcome!

They have a wealth of information on their website. www.scitechpto.org

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS)! We appreciate the added support our many dedicated volunteers provide to our schools and students.

Volunteering for the First Time at PPS? In accordance with changes to the State law, the District has adopted changes to the Volunteer Clearance Policy and associated Administrative Regulations. These new requirements are effective January 1, 2015, for new volunteers. Prior to volunteering in a school or on a school trip, a volunteer must complete and submit the following to their child’s school:

Volunteer Intake Form
PA State Criminal History Report (obtained online)- https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
Child Abuse Certification (obtained online)- https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS
The FBI Criminal History Report (apply online) fingerprinting required – FBI report access code will be provided once an individual applies online- https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_pdeNew.htm, cost $27.00

In lieu of completing the FBI Criminal History Report, volunteers who have been a resident of PA for ten consecutive years may choose to complete a signed PA Resident Form and Waiver Request -there is no cost to complete this form.

PA Child Abuse Clearance Application Procedures
PA Criminal Clearance Application Procedures 

Waiver Forms

Any questions, please contact Mrs. Theuret, FACE Coordinator, 412-529-7652 and [email protected]  

Contact Info

For any parent/guardian or community member concerns or questions, please contact Mrs. Theuret, Family and Community Engagement Coordinator at [email protected] or 412-529-7652.

Home Access Center (HAC) Gradebook and Attendance 

The Home Access Center (HAC) allows families to monitor their students grades and attendance online. Click here to learn how to access the HAC.

Gradebook Updates: SciTech staff updates grades at least weekly and will contact you if your students grade falls below a C. Feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions or concerns about your students progress.

To Request Access: Send an email to [email protected] with your students name, grade and your full name. Login information will be sent within 48 hours.

Login Issues?: If any of our families that have already received their account information are having issues logging in, please contact the Parent Hotline at 412-529-HELP or [email protected]

Grading Consistency in HAC:
X The letter “X” means that the student is exempt from the assignment, it is a neutral assignment score and it does nothing to the overall course grade for the student.

MIN The code of MIN means that the student has not yet completed the assignment.

A blank indicates that the score has not been entered in the gradebook yet for an assignment.