WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN? He or she is eligible for FREE BREAKFAST and FREE LUNCH at school during the 2021-22 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.
ARE ALA CARTE ITEMS INCLUDED? 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.
CONVENIENTLY MANAGE STUDENT ACCOUNTS. 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
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:
Parents are required to do a one-time registration to gain access to all student assignments and grades.
Important Future Dates
Teacher In-Service: No School
Two Hour Early Dismissal: October 28th
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.
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.