9-14-21 –  The Mount Carmel Area School Board Meeting will be held in the district office on Thursday evening starting at 7:00 pm.  Registration for Virtual Attendance

8-31-21Updated Health and Safety Plan

8-30-21August 30th Update

8-28-21 – The Mount Carmel Area School Board Special Meeting will be held in the LGL on Monday evening starting at 7:30 pm. Zoom Virtual Option

8-21-21 Back-to-school COVID Guidance for Learning Community

8-21-21 – August 21st Update

8-16-21 –  The Mount Carmel Area School District Board of Education August Meeting took place on Thursday, Aug. 19th at 7:00 pmView the recorded meeting on  the WKMCTV Youtube Channel.

8-13-21Back to School Update

8-9-212021-22 Athletic Handbook available for download

8-6-21 – 2021-22 Student Handbook available for download

7-28-21 – Important Back-To-School Dates

7-16-21MCA Learning Community Update

7-16-21Discount and Face Value Periods extended for Mount Carmel Area School District Taxes

7-16-21 – Back to School Health & Safety Plan

7-16-21 – The July Meeting of the Mount Carmel Area School Board was held Thursday, July 15th in the MCA District Office and via Zoom.  The meeting can be viewed on this WKMCTV link.

7-11-21 – Mount Carmel Area will be offering Sports Physicals for the 2021/2022 Fall Sports on the following dates:

• Friday, July 23rd from 9 to 10 AM
• Friday, July 30th from 2 to 3 PM

6-12-21 –  The Mount Carmel Area School District Board of Education June Meeting took place on Thursday, June 17th at 7:00 pm.  View the recorded meeting.

6-6-21Commencement Exercises of the
Mount Carmel Area High School Class of 2021
6-4-21 Mount Carmel Area High School Promenade 4:00 pm

4-28-21 April 28 Update

4-27-21 – Mount Carmel Area School District Bid Notice for Cleaning Services

4-11-21 April 11 Update

4-7-21 April 7 Update

1-15-21 – MCA Students in need of specific clothing items can apply on the MCA Education Foundation Clothing Project Page



11-30-20 – Mount Carmel Area Attestation Ensuring Implementation of Mitigation Efforts

9-29-20 – Keystone Exam Make-ups from Spring
1-29-21 – January 29 Update
1-27-21 – January 27 Update
1-20-21 – January 20 Update
1-13-21 –  January 13 Update
1-8-21 – Return to In-person Instruction Monday January 11th

1-5-21 – The Varsity Girls’ Basketball Boosters has a Fan Gear shop open for Red Tornado gear-shirts, sweatshirts, pants, hats, etc.  It is run through the Academy, just follow the link below.   The proceeds go directly back to the players in the form of Summer camp help, senior gifts, end of the year gifts, as well as concession stand set-up etc.   Thank you!


12-17-20 – School Weather Update

12-16-20 – School Weather Update

12-12-20 – Health Update
12-10-20 – Health Update
12-09-20 – Health Update
12-04-20 – Health Update
12-03-20 – Health Update
12-02-20 – Health Update
11-20-20 – Health Update


11-19-20 – School Board Meeting Video

November 14th Weekend Update


11-11-20Health Update
11-10-20 Health Update
11-05-20 – Health Update
11-04-20Health Update
11-02-20 Health Update
10-23-20 – Health Update
10-21-20 – Health Update


10-15-20 – Order your Student’s School Pictures from Professional School Photographics
10-13-20 – The October 15, 2020 Mount Carmel Area School Board meeting will be held in the LGL in the Mount Carmel Area Junior-Senior High School starting at 7pm. All attendees must wear a mask and will take temperature screening upon arrival.
9-29-20 – Keystone Exam Make-ups from Spring
Order your school photographs from Professional School Photographics
10-13-20 – The October 15, 2020 Mount Carmel Area School Board meeting will be held in the LGL in the Mount Carmel Area Junior-Senior High School starting at 7pm. All attendees must wear a mask and will take temperature screening upon arrival.
9-03-20 – Health Update 4
8-30-20Health Update
8-28-20Health Update

8-24-20 – Check out School Nurse Leanne Ryan’s Page for back-to-school health tips.

8-14-20Transportation and Bus Schedules

8-13-20School Board Updates

8-11-20 – Students (Grades 7 to 12) choosing our virtual option may pick their MCA issued Chromebook on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, from 9 am to 3 pm at the JH-SH main office. No need to come in the building – just ring the buzzer upon arrival. Student or Guardian must bring a signed copy of this release form.

Back-to-school Question and Answer

Back-to-school Full Return Fact Sheet

7-23-20  Return to School Plan Video
Please help us in planning for the 2020-2021 school year by completing the online survey. Complete one survey per school aged child in your home. Contact the high school office at 570-339-1500 if you have any further questions.  MCA Jr. Sr. High School Return to School Parent Response Form

For elementary school children please use this form – Mount Carmel Area Elementary School Parent Response Form

Cyber School Facts

7-4-20 – MCA Learning Community – Our administration wanted to give a brief update concerning the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. As always our main goal is to concentrate on a safe learning environment for all students and staff. Our administration has been meeting almost daily to plan for the fast approaching start of school which will be on August 24, 2020.

Our district goal is to create a “Health and Safety” plan that outlines how we will accomplish a safe return to school. Part of this plan will be to have options ready for the seemingly daily changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our planning for return is centered around three options. 1. Full return to school for all students and staff on August 24th. 2. Online Virtual instruction and 3. Hybrid options (such as cycling a certain  number of students into our buildings over the course of the week.) More information on this planning can be found here: http://www.mca.k12.pa.us/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Summer-2020-Update-1.pdf

We realize that any option short of a full return of students and staff will create hardships for our learning community. At this time, no final decisions have been made because new information and guidance about how our community must fight this pandemic is still being provided. What I can tell all of you is that we will be ready to roll out any of the plans mentioned above as we learn what the reality of our community will be like later this summer for a safe return to school.

If you have any questions concerning the reopening of school in the Fall and our planning process – please do not hesitate to reach out to me by calling the school district at 570 339 1500 or emailing me at cheddarp@mca.k12.pa.us

For now, I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

Mr. Cheddar


6-17-20   Summer Planning Presentation

Please check back for additional updates provided by the Office of the Superintendent during the summer months.

Athletic Dept. Guidelines for Opening Sports and Extracurricular Activities


6-26-20Reopening of Sports Plan – June 2020

3-31-20 NEW:  Download 2019-20  Continuity of  Education Student Handbook