Welcome, SSA Parents!

This section is designed to provide you with a centralized hub for information concerning your child's academic and student life at SSA. In addition to the information available on the public pages of this section, once you have logged in, you also will have access to the password-protected pages in the Parent Portal.

Parent Portal Login

Log in

Log in to access:

  • S-Book Directory
  • Teacher Pages
  • Downloadable School Forms
  • Handbooks and Policies
  • Family Information Update
  • Event Registration Form
  • Technology Resources
Trouble logging in? Email the HelpDesk.

Shady Side App (iOS)

The official Shady Side iOS app gives you on-the-go access to the S-Book directory, teacher pages, news, calendars, lunch menus and more!

Heads' Letters

Communications and Website Resources for Parents

#SSA Now

Visit the #SSANow section to check out SSA's social media feeds, read our blogs, watch our Day in the Life and YouTube videos, browse photos and download our apps!

Parent Volunteer Forms

PA law requires parents to complete these forms prior to volunteering at school functions. There are two types of volunteers:
  1. Limited contact volunteer (parents helping at events with faculty present)
  2. Substantial contact volunteer (parents alone with students with NO faculty present)

Please complete the appropriate form prior to volunteering and submit to:

  • Country Day School: Brenda Hafner, front desk
  • Junior School: Megan Vrcic, front desk
  • Middle School: Kristan Fisher, front desk
  • Senior School: Donna Ponzi (scan and email forms)

Blue & Gold Fund

Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference. Support SSA today!

Senior School Textbooks

Order Your Textbooks

The SSA Bookstore is open for Senior School students to order Term II books. Orders over $99 placed between Oct. 25–Nov 7 ship free (excluding Marketplace items). Students are expected to have all Term II books by Monday, Nov. 20.

Note: English courses require hard-copy print editions of all assigned texts in the specific editions/translations listed on the syllabus. Except for titles for which used copies are explicitly permitted, students should obtain new, unmarked copies of all English texts.

Questions? Contact SSA Store Manager Sarah Casey '03 at 412-968-3036 or scasey@shadysideacademy.org.

UPCOMING PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAM

Talking to Your Children About Alcohol and Drugs
Monday, Dec. 11, 7-8:30 p.m. • Hillman Center

A prevention specialist from FCD will offer support and guidance to parents in helping your children enjoy a drug-free adolescence.

Order an SSA License Plate

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SSA PA license plates are now available! Simply complete the Special Organization Plate application form and mail it with a $50 check made payable to SSA to: Shady Side Academy, Attn: Sarah Casey, 423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.

Questions? Call 412-968-3036

Words & Pictures Discount

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SSA is proud to sponsor the 2017-2018 Words & Pictures series, featuring lectures by acclaimed children’s and YA authors at the Carnegie Library in Oakland. Use promo code “SHADYSIDE1718” to receive an $8 discount ticket rate.

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