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News and Events
MCASD will remain closed through April 6. Faculty and all staff will report on April 7 & 8 to prepare for the students’ return. We will then be closed Thursday, April 9, Friday April 10, and Monday April 13 for Easter break as originally planned in our school calendar. Students will return on Tuesday, April 14, unless the closure is extended.
Our administration, faculty, and staff have been meeting virtually over the course of the last few weeks, and we are continuing with plans to provide continuity of education for all of our students. Mount Carmel Area faculty, aides, and support staff will continue to provide Review and Enrichment activities during the closure, and teachers and aides will be available to work with students and answer questions online, via email, and on the phone whenever possible. Please check the District’s website and individual teachers’ sites for updated information. If anyone does not have access to online resources, paper copies can be made available for you – just contact your Principal, the Special Education Department, or call the school at 570-339-1500 and follow the prompts.
Here are the links to the resources:
- MCA Elementary: http://www.mca.k12.pa.us/wp/
mcaes/wp-content/uploads/ sites/3/2020/03/iReady-Parent- Letter_School-Closure_2020.pdf
- MCA JSHS: https://sites.google.com/mca.
Free school lunch & next-day breakfasts will continue M-F, and we are expanding our delivery to surrounding communities at the following locations:
- Marion Heights Fire Co: 10:30-10:45 am
- Natalie Fire Co: 10:55-11:10 am
- Atlas Gazebo: 11:20-11:35 am
- Locust Gap Playground: 10:30-10:45 am
- Kulpmont Holy Angels Church rear parking lot: 10:55-11:10 am
- Strong Fire Co: 11:20-11:35 am
Mount Carmel Area Administrators will deliver the lunches to the surrounding communities.
The Kulpmont Sportsmen Association, in conjunction with the West End Fire Co., will continue to provide lunch to all students M-F at the West End Fire Co., 12:00 noon-1:00 pm. Buddy Bag distribution will continue every Friday. The bags will be distributed at the main entrance of the JSHS and at the West End Fire Co. in Kulpmont from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Please continue to stay safe during these dangerous times. Translation: PLEASE STAY HOME!!!
Take care everyone, and have a great evening!
The PA Secretary of Education has indicated that the school closure will continue until April 6th. Students may be able to return to school on April 9th. Mount Carmel Area’s current calendar states that we are closed April 9th, 10th, & 13th for Easter break – more information will be provided in the next few days on the exact return date for our students. Of course, this could all change if the closure is extended beyond April 6th.
Academic resources are available on the District’s website and Facebook page:
These materials are intended to keep students academically engaged, but none are mandatory or graded. Families that cannot access the online resources should call the school at 570-339-1500, or email your building Principal. As things continue to evolve with the closure, we will keep you all updated as to the academic plans at MCASD.
*Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera has announced that the PSSA & Keystone exams have been cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year.
*The R&K Sandwich Fundraiser for the Class of 2020 & the MCA Big Red Band has been suspended until it is determined when school will officially reopen. Any students with orders should hold on to their orders and money for the time being.
*MCA Tornado eLearning Academy (TELA) students should look for an important message in their email.
Please visit the District’s Facebook Page and main website regularly for updates.
Thank you, and please follow all precautions recommended to stay healthy during this difficult time.