Welcome Back PPS Students and Parents!
The first day of school for all students except Kindergarten and Grades 10 and 11 is Friday, August 24.
For students in Grades 10 and 11 the first day is Monday, August 27.
Kindergarten students start school on Wednesday, August 29.
Families will receive a Back-to-School letter from Dr. Hamlet and a 12-month flip calendar in the mail to keep track of the events and engagement activities taking place throughout the year. You can also view the full school calendar online here.
#WeArePPS Back-to-School Event
August 20th from 1:00-5:00pm at Pittsburgh Faison
For the sixth consecutive year, Pittsburgh Public Schools has teamed up with some great partners for our official back to school event, #WeArePPS! Every year, we welcome thousands of families to an event designed to equip families with the resources necessary to achieve a healthy start to the 2018-2019 school year. #WeArePPS is open to all current Pittsburgh Public School students and will take place at Pittsburgh Faison (7430 Tioga Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208) on Monday, August 20, 2018, from 1-5 p.m. This event is in alignment with district beliefs that we exist to serve students and schools and create effective family and community partnerships in every school.
Welcome Back-to-School Events
Schools across the District have planned Welcome Back-to-School events. Find out when your school's event is planned. A full list of events is available here.
How Parents Can Get Involved!
Whether you are looking to Volunteer for the first time at PPS or continuing this school year, make sure you are up to date on the Volunteer Clearance Policy and Opportunities for Involvement.Parent Engagement Guide available here.
One week before your child's first day of school, you should receive transportation information. If you need to change your child's address, please contact his/her school directly. The District is responsible for providing transportation to students who attend schools within the City of Pittsburgh and Mt. Oliver Borough and meet eligibility criteria. If your child is assigned a Port Authority bus pass, he/she can obtain the pass from his/her school. For more information please click here.
It is very important that students receive all required immunizations. Students who do not have their required doses within the first five days of school risk exclusion. Learn more about new immunization requirements.
Student Code of Conduct Documents
Please visit the following links to open PDF versions of the 2017-2018 Code of Conduct for PPS students.
Prek-5 Student Code of Conduct
6-12 Student Code of Conduct
All PPS Students Receive a Free Breakfast and Lunch!
All students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools receive free lunch and breakfast regardless of income. That means that all children will receive a healthy and well-balanced meal, so they are properly nourished and can concentrate in class. School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. The free meals are made possible through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). CEP allows school districts to offer free, nutritious meals to all students through the National School Lunch and School Breakfasts Programs. Find menus and more information about food service.
Learning doesn't end when the school day does. Pittsburgh Public Schools provides numerous after-school activities for students. We team up with community partners to offer homework help, mentors, and programs featuring sports, music, art and more! Learn more.