School Closure Resources

The Mount Carmel Area Administration and teaching staff have compiled a list of useful resources for parents and caregivers to utilize during the mandatory school closures.  Please be aware, these resources are not assignments but merely suggestions to use during this time off so students are still being academically challenged and student progress is not lost during these unprecedented times.

Revised Dress Code

The revised dress code policy was approved at the July board meeting and is available on the District website. Some changes include no hooded shirts/sweatshirts, leggings, and/or yoga pants. Items needed are as follows:.



1. Khaki/dark navy, gray, and black slacks (No cargo or baggy style).

2. Khaki/dark navy, gray, or black shorts-approved length (No cargo or baggy style).


1. Khaki/dark navy, gray, and black slacks/capri pants (No cargo, baggy style, or low- rise).

2. Khaki/dark navy, gray, and black shorts. (No cargo or baggy style).

3. Skorts, skirts, dresses, and jumpers, in khaki, dark navy blue, gray, or black.



1. Any solid color long or short sleeve golf shirt, button down dress shirt, crew neck, V-neck with or without approved school logo (No tank tops).

2. Any MCA shirts or sweatshirts without hoods of any kind are permitted, but must include MCA, Mount Carmel Area or a Tornado Logo.


1. Any solid color long or short sleeve golf shirt, dress blouse, crew neck shirt, V-neck shirt with or without approved school logo. (No tank tops, or midriff shirts that expose the skin).

2. Any MCA shirts or sweatshirts without hoods of any kind are permitted, but must include MCA, Mount Carmel Area or a Tornado Logo.

NutriSlice In the App Store

Check Out Your Awesome New School Menus!

You can easily view what is on our school lunch menu each day. You can see an image and description for food items, as well as nutritional information.

Our innovative and interactive site and mobile app make our school menus more convenient  and informative than ever before.

NutriSlice is brought to you by The Nutrition Group.

Download the NutriSlice  App 

Order a Lunch for a Field Trip
Grab and Go Breakfast Options
Nutrition, Inc. Hosts Classroom Parties
Faculty Menu #1
Faculty Menu #2


    He or she is eligible for FREE BREAKFAST and FREE LUNCH at school during the 2019-20 school year. Your child/children can participate in school breakfast and lunch without having to pay a fee or submit an application. No further action is required by you.
  • ALL MEALS MEET FEDERAL AND STATE GUIDELINES. Students must take 3 of the 4 items ordered at breakfast, and one of those items must be a 1/2 cup fruit. At lunch, students must take 3 of the 5 items ordered and 1 of those items must be a 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable.
    • We are excited to introduce the “Pack and Carry” Option! Students that still want to pack a lunch may do so and also still participate in school lunch. We oer fresh fruits (apple, banana, orange, etc.), fresh veggies (baby carrots or tossed salad for example) and a choice of milk. for students to take as they go through the serving lines. These items, along with the packed items, will help complete their lunch at no additional cost to you.
    Students who wish to purchase an extra entree, one of our snack options, or just milk must pay for them. This program does not apply to ala carte items.
    You can add money for your student(s) account to purchase extra meal items or snacks, identify when and what your child/children are eating, and receive low balance account notice by visiting your online payment

Please join MCASD for a theme a day, while you’re away! Let’s remind each other that we aren’t alone. Themes this week as follows:

Monday, March 23 – Pajama Day/Comfy Outfit – Post a picture in the comments in your favorite pajamas or comfy outfit.

Tuesday, March 24 – Tornado PRIDE: Show that we are all in this TOGETHER! – Post a picture in the comments wearing MCA apparel.

Wednesday, March 25 – Rock your Reading -Post a picture in the comments of you reading a book.

Thursday, March 26 – Pet/Stuffed Animal Day – Post a picture in the comments with your favorite pet or favorite stuffed animal.

Friday, March 27 – Fit Friday – Post a picture in the comments of you doing your favorite exercise.

Share your picture to Twitter or Facebook using @MCAElem and the #TornadoPRIDE hashtag!

MCAE Celebrates Read Across America

MCAE recently celebrated Read Across America Week. Read Across America is an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association that began in 1997. One part of the project is National Read Across America Day, an observance in the United States held on the school day closest to March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  Classrooms around the school invited special guest readers and celebrations all week to promote reading.

Safe2Say Something

On Monday, January 14th, the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General will implement an anonymous reporting system called Safe2Say Something. Information about the new reporting system will be posted on the Mount Carmel Area website. A mobile app will be available to download from app stores including Google Play and Apple beginning Monday, January 14th. Our school district will train our students concerning the reporting system in the coming days. For more information about the program:

ThinkBIG Raises $52K

On November 2, MCA and the local community came together for its 7th Annual ThinkBIG Pediatric Dance Marathon.  This year long fundraising event raised $52,101.73 which helps families of pediatric cancer patients in Northeast and Central PA. The ThinkBIG committee would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the students, staff, administration and local community members and businesses for their unwavering support.  MCA ThinkBIG has now raised over $236,00 in the last seven years.

CSIU Parent Portal

Parents are required to do a one-time registration to gain access to all student assignments and grades on the CSIU Parent Portal.

Upcoming Dates

March 13th: Early Dismissal

March 16th: School Closed (Snow Make-Up Day If Needed)

March 24th: Last Day of Third Marking Period




Tornado Buddy Bag Program

The Mount Carmel Area School District continues to spearhead a fundraising campaign in an attempt to help fund the “Tornado Buddy Bag” program for the 2017-2018 school year. The program sends home bags of food, every weekend, to needy students and families.  Students qualify for free lunch and breakfast during school days, but often don’t have any or enough food for weekends.  Your generosity allows those students to have enough to eat throughout the weekend and be more prepared to be good learners every day of the week.  Find out more information and how you can help MCA students succeed.

Donations to help support the program can made made to the Mount Carmel Area Education Foundation.




Compulsory School Age

Important Change in Definition of “Compulsory School Age”

 Effective September 26, 2019, all children from the age of six (6) through the age of eighteen (18) must comply with compulsory school attendance requirements.  To meet these requirements, parents must ensure that their child between the ages of 6 and 18 is attending or participating in one of the following: a public elementary, middle, or high school; a public charter or cyber-charter school; a private licensed academic or private religious school; home tutoring by a certified teacher; or an approved program of home schooling.  Children may be excused from compulsory attendance for documented medical or other compelling reasons as outlined in District attendance policy and procedures.


March 2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Regional MS Media & Design Competition
  • ELA Dept. Mtg
  • VWR-States @ Giant Center in Hershey
  • ES - Read Across America - Seussville
  • Family Forum presents Read Across America
  • Model UN Research Trip
  • VWR-States @ Giant Center in Hershey
  • ES - Read Across America - Seussville
  • VW-States @ Giant Center in Hershey
  • VW-States @ Giant Center in Hershey
  • Dev. Swim @Tamaqua
  • Band Parent Meeting
  • VGB@Bellfonte PIAA Playoff Game
  • HS Math Competition
  • Transition Conference
  • Musical Cast To Life Geisinger
  • Central Region Orchestra
  • Staff Wellness screening #2
  • Central Region Orchestra
  • Act 80 Early Dismissal students
  • AFBE Basketball Tournament
  • AFBE Basketball Tournament
  • Central Region Orchestra
  • OLOL SB@Millville (Scrim)
  • AFBE Basketball Tournament
  • School Closed -Snow Makeup Day #2
  • VB Scrimmage @ Tri-Valley
  • OLOL SB-Benton
  • School Board Meeting
  • Inclusion Training Day #3
  • POSTPONED-MCA Musical "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
  • POSTPONED-MCA Musical "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
  • POSTPONED-MCA Musical "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
  • POSTPONED-MCA Musical "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
  • Regional HS Media & Design Competition
  • Last Day 3rd Marking Period
  • School Safety Meeting
  • PTA Meeting
  • 1st Day 4th Marking Period
  • Regional K'Nex STEM Challenge 2020: Gr
  • OLOL SB-Panther Valley
  • JVB-Pottsville Nativity
  • VB@Bloomsburg
  • VB@ Dunmore
  • VB-Warrior Run
  • VT-Warrior Run
  • OLOL SB@North Schuylkill
  • JVB@North Schuylkill