News & Announcements

Dedication of Marion Center’s Jr/Sr High School Gymnasium

Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 1 p.m., the Marion Center Area School District and the Marion Center Area Boosters Organizations will be conducting a dedication of the high school gymnasium. The ceremony will name the Jr. Sr. High Gymnasium honoring Mr. Donald D. Seanor. The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

SUMMER SPLASH INTO SCIENCE

The Marion Center Area School District is offering a summer school program for all students in kindergarten through 8th grade this summer. The Program will be held at the WA McCreery Elementary School and the Jr/Sr High School.

It will run Monday -Thursday every other week throughout the summer.
The theme is SPLASH INTO SCIENCE!
Students will grow their math and reading skills while focusing on fun, science-based discovery activities each week.
We are so excited about the opportunities this will offer for our students!
Click on SUMMER SPLASH to register!!

Survey for Parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services

MCASD is having our cyclical monitoring for Special Education Programs and Services. We are seeking feedback from parents of students with IEPs. To complete the parent survey, please go on-line to http://apps.leaderservices.com/ParentSurvey or simply click "read more" below. Surveys must be received by midnight Thursday, February 4th. Thank you.

Board Revises Health & Safety Plan

Monday evening the Marion Center Area School Board voted to revise the District's current Health & Safety plan to allow students who are identified as close contacts to a COVID positive person to remain in school as long as they are not demonstrating any symptoms. Any staff or students who are currently quarantined and not exhibiting any COVID 19 symptoms may return to school. The district will continue to contact trace and notify parents of children considered close contacts. We continue to ask parents to be diligent and monitor their child's health. Please keep your child at home if they are not feeling well. Masks continue to be required on school buses based on the federal mandate. They are optional in the building for those that choose to wear them. Please click "Read full story" to view the current Health and Safety Plan. The specific details for our district start on Page 4.

Troubling Posts on TikTok

Dear Families,

The Marion Center Area School District has become aware of a troubling post that has been shared widely this week on the social media platform TikTok. The post refers to a threat to school safety “for every school in the USA, even elementary,” on Friday, December 17.

The post appears to be part of a national TikTok trend and did not originate in our school district. It has been reported that these posts are circulating across the nation. Although we are not aware of any credible threats to specific schools in Pennsylvania, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking it seriously.

Additionally, the district has been in contact with the Pennsylvania State Police and our security team regarding the post. We may have an increased police presence on our campus and will have security in all buildings on Friday as an added precaution.

This situation serves as a good example of why it is important to avoid sharing posts online that refer to school safety threats. Even if they are not credible threats, they can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety for our students, families, and staff. We ask our families to monitor their children’s social media activity and speak with them about proper behavior online.

If you or your child become aware of any potential threat posted to social media or anywhere else specifically toward schools in our area, please report the information immediately to the Pennsylvania State Police.

As always, thank you for your partnership as we work to ensure a safe, secure, and positive learning environment for our students.

Sincerely,

Clint Weimer
Superintendent

Updated Mask Mandate Information

MARION CENTER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Office of the Superintendent
P.O. Box 156  22820 Route 403 HWY N.  Marion Center, Pennsylvania 15759
(724) 397-5551 Ext. 5000  (724) 397-9144 FAX


December 13, 2021

Parent/Guardians:

As you all know the district sent out an all-call last evening informing the community that the mask mandate has been lifted. The PA Supreme Court ruled the Department of Health’s mask mandate to be unconstitutional and as such, it was ended effective immediately. As a result, masking within our school buildings will be optional and parent choice. However, it is important to understand that the Court’s decision does not apply to busing. Masks on buses are governed by the federal government. Masks are still required for all students and staff members while riding the school bus.
Throughout the pandemic, the community has been a great support to our schools, students, and staff members. These are trying times for all of us and your flexibility and understanding does not go unnoticed. It is my number one priority to keep our kids safe and healthy. We continue to update our website with how COVID is impacting our schools. We continue to identify positive COVID cases each day and are forced to quarantine students to ensure their safety and the safety of others. It breaks my heart to have to quarantine students and remove them from the normal educational process. I will continue to ensure your children’s safety and limit the potential of community spread to the best of my ability. I am glad we no longer have to wear a mask but I am fearful that the number of quarantined students may rise based upon the current guidelines surrounding contact tracing as per the DOH. As a district, we will continue to plan ahead but take it one day at a time.

I want to give everyone a brief reminder of MC’s current quarantine practices. I will include a link from PDE that outlines the process in detail.
• All positive students must be quarantined
• All students who have been exposed to a positive Individual within 6ft for 15 minutes will be quarantined
• If your child chooses to wear a mask and is exposed to a positive COVID individual who is not
wearing a mask, both children will be quarantined. Both parties must be wearing a mask.
• If your child is vaccinated, 10 days have passed since their last dose and is exposed to a positive COVID individual they will not have to quarantine pending they are not symptomatic.
• Responding to COVID 19

I will continue to keep you informed as we progress through these turbulent times. Please enjoy the holiday season and much needed time spent with family.


Sincerely

Clint Weimer
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