School Climate Survey

Community Climate Survey: Invite Code: R4GPIA

Parent/Guardian Survey:  Invite Code: PA69Y4

Staff Survey: Invite Code: 82HMZC

Elementary Student Survey: Invite Code: HC2K22 

The surveys are open until February 29, 2020.

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

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.

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:

Upcoming Dates

 January 16th: First Day of 3rd Marking Period

January 20th: School Closed

January 22nd: Ned Show

February 3rd: School Closed: Teacher In-Service (Trade Day)

February 14th:  Early Dismissal

February 17th: School Closed (Snow Make-Up Day #1 If Needed) 



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.


January 2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Winter Break - schools closed
  • Winter Break - schools closed
  • JHBB-Danville
  • VBB-Mifflinburg
  • Winter Break - schools closed
  • VS-Shamokin
  • VGB@Danville
  • VW-Shamokin
  • Winter Break - schools closed
  • VBB-North Schuylkill
  • Winter Break - schools closed
  • EW@North Schuylkill/Panther Valley
  • School back in session
  • JHBB@Bloomsburg
  • VGB@Shamokin
  • Family Forum - Open to all
  • MCALIVE Returns
  • VGB@Hughesville
  • VBB-Hughesville
  • MidTerm - Languages & Humanities
  • Ski Club Trip
  • JHBB@Shamokin
  • VW-Warrior Run
  • MidTerm Conflicts & Makeups
  • School Board Meeting
  • Dev. Swim - North Schuylkill
  • JHWR@North Schuylkill Tournament
  • VWR@Iron Hammer Invitational
  • EW@Southern Columbia/Berwick
  • Midterms - Math & Science
  • ELA Dept. Mtg
  • JHBB@Central Columbia
  • Midterms - English & Social Studies
  • VS-Williamsport
  • JHW-North Schuylkill
  • VWR-North Schuylkill
  • District 8 Chorus
  • Last Day 2nd Marking Period
  • District 8 Chorus
  • 1st Day 3rd Marking Period
  • WVIA Artist Of The Week Taping
  • VW@South Williamsport
  • District 8 Chorus
  • Blood Drive
  • Dev. Swim -Mahanoy
  • JHBB@St. John Neuman(cancelled)
  • JVBB-Southern Columbia
  • VGB-Southern Columbia
  • EW-Upper Dauphin/Schuylkill Haven
  • Think Big MCA vs SCA Basketball Classic(postponed)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - Schools Closed
  • JHBB-Southern Columbia
  • JHW-Danville
  • VW-Danville
  • VS@Danville
  • VGB-Loyalsock
  • The Ned Show Presentation (Grades 4, 5, 6)
  • The Ned Show (K, 1, 2, 3)
  • VS@Bloomsburg
  • VBB-Tamaqua
  • NMS Honors Band
  • VGB@Bloomsburg
  • JHW@Hughesville(Central & Lewisburg)
  • VGB-Tri-Valley
  • Rotary Football Banquet
  • EW@Tamaqua/WIlliams Valley
  • JHBB@Danville
  • VBB-Shamokin
  • School Safety Meeting
  • VS@Jersey Shore
  • PTA Meeting
  • District 8 Orchestra
  • VGB@Shikellamy
  • VBB@Warrior Run
  • District 8 Orchestra
  • JHBB-Bloomsburg
  • District 8 Orchestra
  • Lebanon Valley College Honors Band
  • VGB-Hughesville