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!

Communications and Website Resources for Parents

Blue & Gold Fund

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

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)

SSAopoly Board Game

Designed by sophomore Jason Williams, SSAopoly is created from ecologically friendly materials in full color with pictures of SSA buildings from all four campuses on every property spot. SSAopoly is now available for order in the SSA Spirit Store for $50. Expected delivery is spring 2021. All proceeds benefit the Class of 2021 and next year's prom.

Follow the Parents' Association on Facebook

For news and updates from the Parents' Association, "like" and follow the PA's new Facebook page. Contact PA President Judy Grune with any questions. 

Order an SSA License Plate

license plate

To order an SSA license plate, complete and mail the Special Organization Plate application with a $50 check payable to SSA to: Shady Side Academy, Attn: Sarah Casey, 423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.

Questions? Call 412-968-3036

Shop & Support

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the Blue & Gold Fund!


#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!