The HSA, Penn Alexander, and the School District of Philadelphia provide several ways to stay connected and informed about your child’s education, special events, and emergency closings and calendar changes.

Home & School Association

The HSA provides several ways to stay informed and connected, beyond this website. 

MySchoolAnywhereThe HSA now subscribes to the MySchoolAnywhere, an online portal and phone app for our family and faculty directories, volunteer signups, and email communications. It’s secure, easy to use, and free to families. Details about joining will be forthcoming in August for new families.

Looking to contact a parent to arrange a playdate? Parents who are already signed up can log into MySchoolAnywhere (and new parents can create an account in August) to connect with other parents in the school. Log in

Looking to contact a parent to arrange a playdate? Log into MySchoolAnywhere or create an account to connect with other parents in the school.

Facebook​Join the Penn Alexander HSA Facebook page (a hidden/private, invitation-only group​ for parents and guardians of PAS students). Email to join.

Twitter: ​Follow us on Twitter (@PennAlexander) for the latest news and photos of school events.

Penn Alexander

ePony: ePony is a weekly packet of school information, important announcements, event details, and more. Families must register to receive the ePony through the MySchoolAnywhere App. Join here: MSA-Invite-to-PAS-Families_2018. Families that don’t sign up for the ePony will receive the weekly packet in paper form.

Website: The school’s website is a great resource for news, information about academics, the school calendar, and much more. It also contains contact info for school faculty members and staff. 

Twitter: Follow Principal Farrell (@PrincipalPAS) for news and photos about what’s happening in the school. 

School District

Parent Portal: The parent portal provides access to your child’s grades, attendance, school closing alerts, and other important districtwide notices. 

Twitter, FacebookThe school district uses Twitter (@PHLschools and @PHLschoolboard) and Facebook to post current school district news and notices, especially about school closings.