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Mask Mandate Parent Letter

Click on "Read full story" to view the parent letter sent home with students regarding the mask mandate starting Tuesday, September 7th.

Mask Mandate

The mask order issued by the DOH and Governor Wolf as of yesterday has sparked additional concern and questions with in our school community. Currently, I am working with our school solicitor to provide clarity to the order. It is clear that all students and staff are required to wear a mask while in the building beginning September 7th. It is also clear that the district must follow the order, as it is a mandate. If the district does not enforce the order, we are subject to willful negligence charges. As of now, I ask everyone to please reference the order set forth by the acting secretary of the department of health. Also please reference the link to the FAQs posted by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. It is my goal to provide our students with a letter to bring home tomorrow that will outline the expectations set forth within the order and how our district intends to enforce those expectations.

Thank you for your understanding.
Clint Weimer, Superintendent

Marion Center Cyber Registration

If you plan to enroll your child in the Marion Center Cyber Academy for the 2021-22 school year, please click the link to complete the form by Friday, September 3rd at noon. If you have questions regarding the district's cyber program, please contact the Mr. Peterson in the High School Office at 724-397-5551 Ext. 1000.

Spectator Update

The Heritage Conference met on September 21 at 1:00pm to discuss the recent ruling on House Bill 2787 and Governor Wolf’s veto of that bill. The PIAA has issued the following statement to schools, “PDE’s request that schools voluntarily adhere to the 25 and 250 caps recognizes that they, at least for the moment, are not mandatory and adherence is up to each school.” The Heritage Conference decided by a member vote to issue each student athlete 2 tickets to be used by family members for both home and away events. This includes Volleyball, Cross Country, and Football. Marching Band and Cheer will only participate at home events and will be issued 2 ticket per student at those events. Marion Center is committed to provide a safe environment for our student and community and will be adhering to the face covering and social distancing requirements. The Marion Center silver and gold passes issued to our community members unfortunately cannot be honored at this time, only two tickets can be awarded per athlete.

USDA Summer Food Service Program Extention

All children enrolled in the district will be served free meals! USDA announced the extension of the Summer Food Service Program and MCASD has chosen to participate. All kids will be able to eat free, with or without an application on file.

*Eligible families should fill out the Free and Reduced Meal Application for the 2020-21 school year. Funding for our schools depends on our Free/Reduced percentage.

Free Meals for ALL Students

The USDA has extended the summer FREE meal program. All students can now eat FREE breakfast and lunch. Please see attached file for more information.

Senior Information

Good news for Marion Center end of year activities! On Tuesday, May 4, the Wolf Administration announced that Pennsylvania will lift all COVID-19 restrictions except its masking order on Memorial Day, promising to restore something approaching normalcy to the state more than a year into the pandemic and just in time for summer.

Please see the list of important dates concerning senior activities:

Friday, April 30- Pictures due for senior slideshow

Thursday, May 27-Graduation Practice (Attendance Mandatory)

Friday, May 28-Senior class trip to Kennywood

Sunday, May 30- Baccalaureate--location and time to be determined

Tuesday, June 1-Graduation Practice (Attendance Mandatory)

Wednesday, June 2- Awards Ceremony (Attendance Mandatory) - Parent Are permitted to attend breakfast and the awards ceremony with their Graduates.

Thursday, June 3- Practice in AM (Attendance Mandatory)/Commencement- 6 pm at the Football Stadium or at the Auditorium if it’s raining. The location will be communicated via phone message, website, and students on the day of graudation.

Attention: There is NO rain date. Commencement will happen on June 3rd.

Note: Seniors, you will each be issued six tickets for guests to attend the commencement ceremony on June 3 at 6:00. Additional tickets will not be available. Please inform your families. Tickets will be honored at the Field or the Auditorium.

SUMMER S.P.L.A.S.H

Marion Center Area School District is offering summer programming for all of our students in grades K- 8th this summer.

2021 Prom Information

Grand March for the 2021 Prom will be held at 4:45 on Friday, May 7 outside the high school gym. Prom attendees will exit the gym doors when their names are announced. They will stop under a balloon arch for pictures and then proceed down the driveway to their vehicles. Parents and students may park in the staff or student parking lots, but please refrain from parking on the driveway to the school or the gym loop. Onlookers may view Grand March from the loop, sidewalks, or grassy area near the gym. Students attending grand march will meet in the gym at 4:30 to line up.
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