How to Use the Hub

Logging in

First, the basics.

  1. Click the icon above (which will take you to https://penncharter.myschoolapp.com).
  2. Click on the link for "First time logging in."
  3. Follow the prompts. (Check off the username and password boxes, enter your email address, look in your inbox for an email with your username and another with a link to your password, and click that link to create your password.)

On your mobile device, consider pinning the Hub to your home screen with these instructions. No need to search for or type the URL ever again!

The Guide

For a simple tutorial, check out the Hub Parent Guide.

Linking a Hub Calendar to Your Personal Calendar

In your calendar view, click on the icon in the top right that looks like a radio signal.

This window shown below will open. Follow instructions for copying the link at the top.

Once you've copied a link, add it to your own calendar. Google calendar shown here as an example. (Click dropdown next to Other Calendars and Add by URL.)

Repeat as necessary to include additional calendars (e.g., your student's schedule or games/practices.)

News, Announcements, Sports Alerts

Are you signed up to receive Parent Community announcements in your email?

Never miss an update! We encourage parents to opt in to receive email or text notifications of announcements and news in the Hub.

Parent Community class chairs create announcements in the Hub as a way of staying connected to parents and communicating class information. We recently changed the notification messages for which parents can sign up so that the entire announcement is now in the body of the email notification. This means that if a parent is signed up to receive notifications of Parent Community announcements via email, he or she no longer has to log in to the Hub to see the announcement — they will receive an email automatically. Those announcements will continue to live on the Hub group page (or teacher page, for Lower School), which makes it easy to keep track of Parent Community class chair updates.

It's easy to opt in!

Below, we provide step-by-step video instructions as well as written instructions; pick your preference. 

Watch this how-to video on opting in to receive email or text notifications of announcements and news from teachers, coaches, advisors and class chairs. See the screenshots at the bottom of the page for reference.


Here are step-by-step instructions for the same.
  1. Log into the Hub and click on your name in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings from the dropdown, and then Notifications (on the left).
  3. Announcements appear at the top, and News at the bottom. Next to each one, click on Setup Options to personalize your notifications. Here are the choices we recommend:
  4. Under General Categories, check off all options. 
  5. Under My Groups, check off Community. (This is the choice that enables email notifications of Class Chair announcements).
  6. Under My Child's Groups, check off Academics, Athletics, Activity and Advisory. (Don't worry – you will only receive notifications of your own child's academics, athletics, etc.! And if your child doesn't yet play a sport, you will be set up for when s/he does.)
  7. Save.
  8. Now, next to both Announcement and News, check the boxes for E-mail and/or Text. No further saving is necessary.

Important note! When teachers email parents directly, opting in is not necessary to receive those emails directly to your inbox.

Here are screen shots of the options we recommend you choose, as listed above and in the video.
Announcements

News

Next Step: Choosing Email or Text

 

Signing Up for Athletic Alerts and Announcements in the Hub

Did you know that in the Hub you can also sign up for email and text message notifications for your child's sports? (This replaces the alerts from penncharter.com that you may have set up in the past.) Don't worry – you will only receive notifications of your own child's games, not the entire Middle or Upper School. 

  1. Log into the Hub and click on your name in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings from the dropdown, and then Notifications (on the left).
  3. Athletics choices include Game Added, Game Changed, Game Reminder. If the Setup column displays "Setup Options," click on Setup Options to choose how far in advance you want your notification. Save.
  4. Now, check the box for E-mail and/or Text. No further saving is necessary.



News

By the Light of Our Charter, How Far Can We See? – our new campaign unveiled!
Scores, MVPs, photos.
Friends and family honor five student-athletes.

Calendar Events

    • ThuNov23 School closed
    • ThuNov23 Thanksgiving Day
    • FriNov24 School closed
    • SunNov26 Yellow week
    • MonNov27 Middle School sports begin
    • WedNov29 Fall Sports Awards Presentation (KC) 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    • FriDec01 Lower School Breakfast with Your Child (DH) 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
    • FriDec01 4th grade parent meeting (TH) 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
    • SatDec02 SAT Reasoning Test & SAT Subject Tests
    • SunDec03 Blue week
    • MonDec04 Upper School Parent Forum (OR) 8:15 AM to 9:15 AM
    • TueDec05 11th grade parents College Kickoff Night (MR) 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • ThuDec07 Parent Meeting for Worship (MR) 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
    • FriDec08 Kindergarten parent meeting (TH) 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
    • FriDec08 Parent Community Executive Committee meeting (TH) 8:15 AM to 9:15 AM
    • SatDec09 ACT Test
    • SunDec10 Yellow week
    • TueDec12 Hanukkah begins at sundown sundown
    • FriDec15 Winter break begins at close of school close of school
    • FriDec15 Lower School Winter Concert (KC) 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • MonDec25 Christmas
    • TueDec26 Kwanzaa
    • MonJan01 New Year's Day
    • TueJan02 Blue week
    • TueJan02 Classes resume

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