Parents are reminded that as there is no school during Spring Break (April 10-13), Tuesday, April 14, will be Day Two in the Five-Day Rotation Schedule at Mars Area School District’s elementary schools (K-6).
The sequence will continue with Day Three on Wednesday, April 15; Day Four on Thursday, April 16; Day Five on Friday, April 17; then reset to Day One on Monday, April 20.
Note: The numbered date may not always fall on the same day of the week. For your convenience, the numbered days (Day One, Day Two, etc.) have been marked on the individual elementary school calendars on the District's website. (To access each school calendar, visit the appropriate school homepage and click on the "Calendar" section.)
The schedule change was made at the start of the 2017-2018 School Year in an effort to ensure that all students are able to attend their Special Area classes (art, library/media studies, music, physical education and STEAM) when school is not in session, such as on an In-Service Day, Act 80 Day or Holiday or when school is cancelled because of inclement weather.
Under the previous system, elementary students had Special Area classes on the same day each week (Monday, Tuesday, etc.); so, when school was not in session on those days, the students would not have that class until the following week. (For example, if a student had his/her Special Area class every Monday, and there was an In-Service Day scheduled on that same date, he/she would not have the class again until the next available Monday.)
For more information, contact the individual school building.