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School Closings & Delays


Mars Area School District's building remain CLOSED, in compliance with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's order to close all K-12 Pennsylvania schools through the remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year amid growing concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The District is continuing to utilize Online Continuity of Instruction (OCI) throughout the school closure; and, all administrators, teachers and staff members are continuing working from home.


Mars Area School District will continue to follow guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), and the U.S. Department of Education. (Updated guidance is available on the PDE website at Our schools will not reopen until such time that it is deemed safe to do so. 


Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these difficult times.

Mars Area School District sends out phone/e-mail messages regarding 

school closings/delays to all District parents and employees via the District's
electronic notification system. Any parent(s) who does not receive a phone call/e-mail 
regarding a school closing/delay should first verify that his/her contact information
is listed correctly in the Skyward Family Access portal. The phone numbers/e-mail
addresses listed for each parent in Skyward are those that are contacted in the event
of a School/Closing Delay. If the information is found to be is accurate, parent(s)
should contact their child's school building directly to report the issue.


Mars Area School District realizes that the decision to delay the start of classes or to close school because of inclement weather conditions may have a significant impact on Mars Area families.

For more information about School Closing/Delay Decisions, the District's Notification System or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding School Closings/Delays, click on the appropriate links in the right-hand column.