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    Mount Carmel, Pa. 17851
    (570)339-1500



Parents

Healthy Hunger-Free Kids

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires all School Food Authorities (SFAs) to inform families about the availability and location of free meals for students over the summer months through the Summer Food Service Program. This is required even if the SFA is not participating in the Summer Meals Program. Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:

Call 211

Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre

Text “MEALPA” to 877877 during the summer months

Visit the website: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

Use the site locator for smartphones - Rangeapp.org For additional information about the Summer Food Service Program please contact Mary Ringenberg at mringenber@pa.gov or 717.783.6501.

Mount Carmel Area Bus Schedule

Lourdes Regional Bus Schedules

Parents are encouraged to take advantage of the tools MCASD offers to enhance their ability to facilitate student progress.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced the re-launch of the Stop Bullying website www.stopbullying.gov.  This newly revitalized site encourages children, parents, educators, and communities to take action to stop and prevent bullying.  The website includes detailed information on state laws, policies, and practical strategies for schools and communities to ensure safe environments, and suggestions on how parents can talk about bullying with their children.  The site also explores the dangers of cyber bullying and steps that can be taken to fight it.

Straight Talk for Parents - This website features a variety of tools and information helping parents to build drug-free families.

Alert Now Contact Form

MCASD SIS(Student Information System)

In order to improve technology and accomodate state initiatives Mount Carmel Area School District participates in a Student Information System designed by the CSIU (Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit). The system is now open to parent and student access. There is a one time registration required for parents before accessing the system.

New Student Registration Packet

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)- This association offers unique opportunities for collaboration among parents and educators and also hosts several guest speakers and entertaining activities throughout the school year.

Technology-The district offices and television station maintain websites and cablecast programs that provide helpful information about children's health, educational tools and tips for parents, and district activities aimed at improving the educational experience and quality of life.

Parents Toolkit - The Central Pennsylvania Gold Medal Initiative has developed a Parent’s Toolkit to help answer the many questions high students and their parents will have about making career and education decisions. The kit includes a wealth of resources, including information on making school count, how Pennsylvania State Academic Standards for Career Education and Work can affect the students’ school experience and exploring careers.

     These are some of the tools that MCASD makes available to help parents communicate with us and become more informed about their child's education. In addition, this website lists email and phone contacts for all offices. The administration and support staff are available to discuss any concerns with parents upon appointment. Please use the appropriate phone extentsions to make appointments if needed.