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PDE REQUIRES ALL SCHOOLS TO MOVE TO PLANNED INSTRUCTION

Late last week, Pedro Rivera, Secretary of Education announced that ALL schools at ALL grade levels were expected to provide Planned Instruction for the remainder of the school year. As this is a change for our students over the next several weeks, we will continue to provide the current options (packets or online learning) for students with the added requirements of attendance and accountability for completing work. New requirements will take effect on Monday, April 27th. Please click "Read full story" to access a parent letter dated April 21 detailing our plan moving forward.
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Yearbook Orders

If you are interested in ordering a yearbook at the discounted price, please use the attached order form to order by April 24. The price increases by $5 after April 24. Please click the "Yearbook Orders" headline to access the form. Thank you for your orders!
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School Closed for the 19-20 School Year/Packet Pick Up Monday, April 13th

Due to the announcement that PA schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year, the district will be issuing the second round of Academic Packets on Monday, April 13th. Pick up at Rayne will be in the front circle. Pick up at the High School will be in front of the Gymnasium Entrance. McCreery pick up will be moved down near the playground circle due to the predicted rain and wind that is in the forecast. If you indicated that you need packets, rather than online instruction, please pick them up between 8AM - 11AM. If you cannot make it at that time, extra packets for all buildings will be placed in the HS Auditorium entrance for pick up at your convenience.
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School Board Meetings for April

Marion Center Area Board of Directors will hold the April School Board Meetings on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. and April 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. as Zoom meetings. Please click on "Read full story" for more information on how to access the meeting.
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Governor Wolf/PDE Extends School Closure through April 6th.

Update March 23, 2020: The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced today that "all schools in the commonwealth will remain closed through at least April 6 as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts. The closure order could be extended beyond April 6 if necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19. When it’s determined that students can return to school, administrators, teachers and other staff will be given two days to prepare classrooms, set up cafeterias, schedule transportation and arrange other business operations. Students would return on the third day." Click READ FULL STORY for more information.
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PDE Cancels ALL State Assessments

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced today the cancellation of all PSSA testing and Keystone exams for the 2019-20 school year as a result of COVID-19. This includes the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA).

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Communication Updates

The MCASD has been working over the past several days to get as much information regarding the current school closure added to our website. Please visit our website and click on COVID-19 Closure for the most current information. We also enabled a Free APP for iOS and Android phones in order to keep parents as updated as possible. Please visit the App Store or Google Play and download “School News by Edlio”. Then, search for Marion Center Area School District. You can find these directions on the Website under the COVID-19 tab.

Also, a reminder that orders for meal pickup for Monday are due by noon Thursday, if possible. Call Ext. 5408.
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