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Online Enrollment

Online Enrollment for the 2023-2024 School Year for all new students (K-12)
will begin on Friday, March 31. Parents/guardians interested in registering your child
for the 2023-2024 School Year may not complete the registration process until that date.

Mars Area School District provides an online pre-registration process for new students, as per the policies and procedures established by District Policy 200 Enrollment of StudentsDistrict Policy 201 Admission of Students, and District Policy 202 Eligibility of Non-Resident Students

Note: The student registration process must be completed by the primary parent and/or legal guardian. If the individual registering the student, is not the student’s parent/guardian, he/she must provide appropriate legal documentation to show dependency or guardianship.


Registration Requirements

In order to enroll in Mars Area School District:
  • Children must be 5 years of age on or before September 1 to be eligible .
  • Children must be 6 years of age on or before September 1 to be eligible for entry into first grade.
  • Children must be residents of Mars Area School District at the time of registration.


Required Documents 


The following documents are required and must be uploaded during the online registration process:

  • Birth Certificate – A copy of the student’s birth certificate with embossed seal, valid passport, or baptismal record.

  • Immunization Records - Immunization records from an authorized health care provider or public health agency (month/day/year is required for all immunization dates)
  • Parent/Guardian Proof of Residency - One of the following documents must be uploaded:

    • Original lease signed by both parties
    • Utility bill or utility activation statement within 30 days in your name with your current address (energy, water, sewer, gas, oil)
    • Agreement of sale, followed by original copy of settlement papers within 45 calendar days of settlement
    • Tax bill (most recent) with your current address
    • Occupancy Permit

The following documents are not required for all new registrations; but, when applicable, must be uploaded during the registration process:

  • Physical Exam – Required for all kindergarten students and any students new to Pennsylvania. A physical examination must be completed by a physician and the forms must be uploaded during the registration process.

  • Dental Exam – Required for all kindergarten students and any students new to Pennsylvania. A dental examination must be completed by a dentist and the forms must be uploaded during the registration process.

  • Legal Custody/Guardianship Documents – A copy of any legal documents, pertaining to custody of the child, must be uploaded during the registration process. This includes divorce decrees and temporary legal guardianship papers. If the child is his/her own legal guardian, he/she must be present to register. If a student is over age 18, then this documentation is not necessary.

  • Report Card/Official Transcript — If the student is transferring from another school district, the last-issued report card and/or official school transcript may be uploaded during the registration process.

  • Special Education Documents — If the student has an documentation pertaining to special education, such documents (e.g. most current IEP, 504 Plan, Individual Health Plan, assessment reports, etc. ) may be uploaded during the registration process.

Note: If all required documentation is not uploaded during the registration process, then enrollment may be delayed until the online enrollment process is fully completed. 


Online Student Enrollment

Current District Families Enrolling a New Student

 

For Mars Area School District families, who already have a Skyward account, may log into the Skyward Family Access Portal, and click on the "Student Online Enrollment" tab on the left to enroll a child, who will be new to the District.


Families NEW to Mars Area School District

 

Families, who are new to Mars Area School District, click on the following link to begin the New Student Enrollment process and request a Skyward account:

 

Mars Area School District — New Student Enrollment

 

Once completed, Mars Area School District will send an e-mail providing login credentials (username and password) to complete the registration process. Each of the six (6) step in the process must be completed in order to move to the next step.

 

Please be sure to fill in all information carefully, accurately, and completely to the best of your knowledge. Also, be sure to click "Complete" after each step of the application to move to the next step. After all steps have been completed, you must click the "Submit Application to District" button for your application to be processed.

 

To enroll more than one student, select the “Click to Enroll Additional Students” button after submitting the first application.


Families Building or Buying a Home within Mars Area School District


Families, who are building or buying a home in the Mars Area School District and want to request enrollment for a child prior to when District residency is established, must contact the Registrar's Office at (724) 625-1518 ext. 1510, to secure a Future Resident Form prior to completing the online registration process.

 

Families Who Reside with a District Family


Families, who reside with a Mars Area School District resident, must contact the Registrar's Office at (724) 625-1518 ext. 1510, to secure a Dual Occupancy Certificate prior to completing the online registration process. Note: Multiple occupancies will be validated periodically.


Questions 
 
Questions regarding Mars Area School District's online enrollment and/or the student registration process may be directed to:

 

Mrs. Kris Barr
Registrar/Child Accounting
Ph: (724) 625-1518, ext. 1510
E-mail: [email protected]