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School Closure Update and Guidance

On Monday, March 30th Governor Wolf announced extended school closures of all Pennsylvania school districts for an indefinite period of time.  The Mount Union Area School District will remain closed until further notice.  This includes all extracurricular activities, sports, field trips, etc.  The students and staff will not return to school the week of April 6th due to the new mandated closure.  We have received calls regarding prom, graduation, and field trips during the month of May.  No decisions have been made at this time on activities occurring during the month of May. We will continue to follow the issued mandates and make decisions as the school year progresses.    

We will continue to implement our enrichment and review activities with the students utilizing online resources to maintain continuity of education during the mandated closure.
  
The stay-at-home order issued today by Governor Wolf does not change our current free lunch distribution program.  We will still be serving free lunches Monday through Friday at each school building from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.


Mount Union Area School District Education Plan

See Links below:

Continuity of Education Plan

COVID-19 Letter to Parents

COVID-19 Special Education Letter

A page has been created for Academic Enrichment and Review and can be accessed here or by clicking on the button link in the above banner.


MOUNT UNION AREA BOARD OF EDUCATION

April Board Meetings Announcement:


The Mount Union Area Board of Education will hold a workshop on Mondy, April 13, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. and a regular board meeting on Monday, April 27, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 and the PA Temporary Mandated School Closure, the workshop and meeting will be held in a virtual platform. Information and link for the virtual platform for the April 13th workshop and regular April 27th board meeting will be posted below.

Link for workshop will be posted closer to meeting date. 


Covid-19 Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and PA Department of Health website continue to be the most credible resources available. For questions call 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258). 

Click Linked Titles Below

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association 

Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe (The emotional impact of Social Distancing and how to cope)
American Psychological Association

Talking to Children About COVID-19A Parent Resource
National Association of School Psychologists 

Creative Activities to Do With Kids At Home
 Art With Heart


Free Lunch Program

The Mount Union Area School District will be offering free lunches to anyone age 18 or under beginning on Monday, March 30th and continuing until students return to school. Lunches will be distributed at each of our school buildings (Kistler Elementary, Shirley Township Elementary, Mapleton Elementary, and the Junior/Senior High School) Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM. The process will be Grab-n-Go curbside, anyone age 18 or under in the vehicle or in person will receive a free lunch. The distribution area for the Junior/Senior High School will be located in the back parking lot near the baseball field.


Upcoming Events
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March 29, no eventsMarch 30, no eventsMarch 31, no eventsApril 01, no eventsApril 02, no eventsApril 03, no eventsApril 04, no events
Today, April 05, no eventsApril 06, no eventsApril 07, no eventsApril 08, no eventsApril 09, no eventsApril 10, no eventsApril 11, no events
April 12, no eventsApril 13, no eventsApril 14, no eventsApril 15, no eventsApril 16, no eventsApril 17, no eventsApril 18, no events
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April 26, no eventsApril 27, no eventsApril 28, no eventsApril 29, no eventsApril 30, no eventsMay 01, no eventsMay 02, no events
About Us

The Mount Union Area School District continues to host a Pre K program in partnership with Huntingdon County Child and Adult Development Corporation.  This initiative continues to be supported through Pre K Counts, PA Pre K Counts, and Head Start Supplemental, in addition to Title 1 funding for the 2019-2020 school year.

The planned course of instruction and assessment programs are matched to the state requirements under Chapter 4 for all our programs.  The state and district benchmarks and/or local assessments have been developed or adopted to address the Pennsylvania Academic Standards.  Monitoring of the program and data analysis of the results will be completed at each grade level according to descriptions outlined in our assessment action plan.c

There are a multitude of instructional resources available to teachers and students throughout the district.  Some of these curricular resources include McGraw and Hill’s Open Court Reading series, new for the 2019-2020 school year in grades K-5.  StudySync will be introduced in ELA classrooms within our newly configured 6-8 Junior High School.  Additionally, the district will be piloting Pearson’s Elevate Science program in grades K-6.  The district will continue to utilize Pearson’s enVision Math series for the fourth consecutive year in grades K-8.

The district has begun the process of mapping all of its curriculum through the utilization of CHALK.  This platform allows for collaboration across grade levels, content areas, and from building to building.  Additionally, with greater transparency and cohesion within specific courses, the district hopes to create a more consistent educational experience for all its students.

The district participates with after school tutoring through the 21st Century Grant.  An advisor/advisee program is also in place to assist students with meeting graduation requirements.  All students, both special and regular education have equal access appropriate curricular programming that meets their individual needs.  The district has utilized data from DIBELS, PSSA, Keystone and CDT testing, and content specific benchmark testing to appropriately identify and meet student needs.  Teachers are able to monitor progress in various areas and chart progress, mastery, and areas targeted for further interventions.  By tailoring learning to individual needs, students are able to realize success and growth.  We are “Proactive for Students!”