Parent Communications

St. Anthony of Padua School communicates with parents through our school website, HomeworkNOW (for homework assignments and classroom information), School Messenger and Facebook. During the school year, flyers may also be distributed to each homeroom on upcoming school events.

In an effort to go green and be cost-effective, most of our school information is posted on the school website. This makes it very important that parents check the website on a regular basis. We encourage parents to set their home page to our website.

HomeworkNOW is an online site for teachers to post homework, reminders, and flyers for parent communication and information. All teachers and extended day directors are required to have an account. Parents can create an account and sign-up for notifications on specific teacher sites for updates. After a teacher updates the site, you will receive an email. Do not sign up for any emergency alerts from the site. Only School Messenger is used for emergency or urgent notifications.

School Messenger is a school-wide notification system that uses parent emails and parent home, work, or cell numbers to send out important and/or emergency notices in a short time. These messages may be sent by grade, campus or school-wide. Emergency notifications may be sent during the school day due to inclement weather.

Facebook is another form of communication. Saint Anthony of Padua School updates its Facebook page regularly with news, reminders and updates. Check our website for the link or go to Facebook and type in StAnthonyofPaduaSchoolFCVA. For security reasons, our Facebook page is restricted to maintain control of the content.  Only school staff can add pictures and create posts.  Visitors cannot tag individuals in photos or videos. Facebook will provide another medium to keep parents informed of school activities, important information, and more.

If you have any problems viewing our website or receiving our communications, please email Tina Doak, at