Frequently Asked Questions
What is a CFA?
CFA stands for Campus Family Ambassador. Each PHA campus has one CFA. The CFA acts as a support person for family initiatives at the campus level. The CFA helps families by coordinating family volunteers,organizing family events, and working with the Campus Family Engagement Team. CFAs also help plan the Fall Family Festival, International Night, and the PHA Annual Family Leadership Summit.
What is the FAB?
The Family Advisory Board (FAB) is PHA's version of a PTA. The FAB is a group of families who work together to plan events, advocate for their needs, and support each other.
What does the FAB do?
The FAB holds breakfast or dinner meetings once a month. The FAB creates, organizes, and promotes events, informative and community-building activities,and generally encourages families to get involved. The FAB generates enrichment proposals for their respective campuses.
What is the FAB Chair?
The FAB Chair is the leader of the FAB. The FAB Chair acts as a liaison between families and administration, plans and runs the monthly FAB meetings, and helps organize enrichment opportunities and fundraising initiatives.
What is the FACE Coordinator?
FACE stands for Family and Community Engagement. Our FACE Coordinators work together with the FAB Chair, the FAB, and the CFA to foster partnerships with families and community members. FACE coordinators plan enrichment programs, and apply to grants for enrichment opportunities such as field trips and assemblies. FACE Coordinators are also responsible for planning K-12 Family events such as the Fall Family Festival and International Night.
I want to get involved. What do I do?
PHA families are welcomed and encouraged to volunteer and take on leadership roles. If you are interested in learning more about PHA's family engagement programs in K-6, contact Courtenay O'Connor
. For 7-12, contact Shainah Faustin
How do I create a PowerSchool login?
- Parents/guardians must ask an administrator, or administrative staff member to go onto PowerSchool and print a "report" on your child, the report that needs to be printed is the "PHA Parent Access Codes." This report can only be printed through the PowerSchool Admin Portal. Ask a Department Head or the Front Office Staff at your campus to print this for you. Parents, once you have this report you can independently move onto steps 2-4.
- Parents can create their own account(s). Parents will need to navigate to pha.powerschool.com and choose the option to create their account(s). Here you will enter an email address as well as create a username and password of your choosing. Before you finalize this, you will need to link this profile to at least one of your children or the system will kick back the creation of the parent account.
- Attach students - During the parent account creation process, a screen where you will need to enter student information to link this parent profile to their students. All of the information required to successfully do so can be found on the PHA Parent Access Codes report you printed back in step 1. Follow the instructions on the page and they should be all set.
- Repeat as needed - At this point, parents can add multiple students at once if they have the necessary information. Each student has a separate pass code so you cannot use the sheet of one sibling to add them both. If you were not able to add all of the students or need to add more in the future this can be done at any time within your account preferences on the parent portal.