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Mount Union Area Board of Education
February 22, 2021 Regular Board Meeting


Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 restrictions and limited group size gatherings, the Mount Union Area Board of Education’s regular board meeting scheduled for Monday, February, 22, 2021, will be held in a combination in-person and virtual platform. 

Due to the CDC guidelines of 25 individuals limit, the public will want to join the board meeting via the virtual platform. The link will be provided below prior to meeting start. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.  

Meeting Link


MUASD Parents and Community

MUASD COVID-19 Update for January 29, 2021.

We regret to inform you that the Mount Union Area School District will be moving to remote instruction beginning Monday, February 1, 2021 and will remain on remote through Wednesday, February 3, 2021. MUASD will return to face-to-face learning on Thursday, February 4, 2021, provided cases do not continue to increase in our local area and school district.

Our move to remote learning has been prompted by an increase in cases in our District. We have had five positive cases since last Friday including two cases at the senior high, two cases at Shirley Township and one case at Kistler Elementary. By closing the buildings until next Thursday, this will allow the buildings to sit empty over the weekend and then be deep cleaned Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

All students should begin logging into Microsoft Teams on Monday, February 1, 2021. They will follow their normal schedule including small group instruction. Assignments and assessments will be graded and included in report card calculations. Attendance will also be recorded. If we would experience inclement weather during this closure, we will continue with remote instruction already in place.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this causes, but we must do what is best for our students and staff members’ health and safety. It continues to be our goal to have our students face-to-face for the best educational experience. This requires all of us working together to prevent Covid-19 from entering and spreading in our school buildings.

Our staff continues to go above and beyond to ensure safety protocols are being followed to keep your students safe when they are here. We are imploring parents to do your part to ensure the health and safety of our school community by keeping your students at home when they are ill or if they have been a close contact to a positive case. All students should be sent to school with appropriate face coverings. If it is suspected that anyone in your home may have Covid-19, your students should not be sent to school until the sick person has been tested or seen by a doctor and given medical advice. As a District, we continue to follow the safest recommendation of having close contacts quarantine 14 days and household contacts quarantine 24 days.

Bagged breakfast and lunches will not be available on these remote days. Free lunches for those 18 years of age and younger will resume on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at each of our school buildings from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

All sports and extracurricular activities including practices will be cancelled through Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Activities will resume Thursday, February 4, 2021.

Students who attend HCCTC are responsible for completing all remote learning assignments. Please contact an instructor if you have any questions.

Thank you for your continued support of our District. We look forward to welcoming your students back to school on Thursday. February 04, 2021.

Sincerely,
The MUASD Administration

Update on Covid-19 In Our School 01-29-21
Update on COVID-19 In Our School 12-09-20
Return to Full Remote Instruction 11-18-20
Return to Full Remote Instruction 10-27-20
Update on COVID-19 In Our School 10-21-20
Instructional Plan for Remote Learners
Plan to Transition to Temporary Remote Instruction
Letter to Parents and Community
Equipment Sign Out Form


Life After High School

Every year the Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata Employment Coalition holds a Transition Fair for students with special needs. This year, due to COVID-19, they have to hold the fair virtually. The fair will have presentations from Post-Secondary Schools and Service Providers on various days, beginning on October 20th!

Virtual Transition Fair

The site also contains information about many different service providers in our area that could help your child with their transition needs to post-secondary life. This site will be up all year so it will be a great resource for you and your child whenever you may have questions about available services. 

Below is a flyer that advertises the different presentations that will be occurring

Life After High School


PHEAA Social LIVE Event Fall Schedule

Join PHEAA on Facebook and Twitter the first and third Friday of every month at 1:00 PM (ET) as our Higher Education Access Partners discuss and answer questions about preparing for college, the FAFSA, and much more! For more information see link below.

PHEAA Social LIVE Event Fall Schedule


Attention CLASS OF 2020....

If you ordered a 2020 Yearbook, they are HERE!! They can be picked up in the High School Office.

There are a limited amount of 2020 Yearbooks-Special Edition (Covid 19)  that can be purchased. Price is $60.00. Please contact the high school office if interested.


Athletic Live Events

The district will be live-streaming all home Fall athletic events, except Cross Country.  All Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Junior High Fall sports (Volleyball, Football, Soccer) will be live-streamed, the link will be posted under Athletics Menu Live Events and the Districts Facebook page at least one day prior to the event.


Daily Student and Staff Screening Tool

Dear Parents of MUASD students

Please help keep our students and staff healthy this year. All parents are being asked to conduct a symptom assessment of your child(ren) each morning before school. Please use the following screening tool to determine if your child should attend school or not. Please keep your child at home if in doubt. 

Thank you for your help  protecting our students and staff. We are super excited to welcome everyone back!

MUASD Screeening tool for Students and Staff


Mount Union Area School District
Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan
Updated 08-19-2020

Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan
MUASD Attestation Form

 

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

Instructional Plan for Remote Learners
Instructional Plan for Remote Learners

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


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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!”