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. 

Membership ToolkitThe HSA now subscribes to the Membership Toolkit, an online portal for our family and faculty directories, volunteer signups, and email communications. It’s secure, easy to use, and free to families. Join Membership Toolkit or for more details on setting up an account, see our step-by-step instructions for signing up for Membership Toolkit.

Facebook​Join the Penn Alexander HSA Facebook page (a hidden/private, invitation-only group​ for parents and guardians of PAS students and PAS staff). Email to join.  You will need to email from the email address you use for Facebook in order to be added to the group.

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 create a Membership Toolkit account to receive the pony. You can sign up from this app here:

Website: The school’s website is a great resource for teacher email addresses, news, information about academics, the school calendar, and much more. 

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

Facebook: Follow Principal Overton on Facebook

Instagram: Follow Principal Overton on Instagram @PENNALEXANDERSCHOOL

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.