Parents/guardians are reminded that with the Act 80 Day (Monday, Jan. 16) and the In-Service Day (Tuesday, Jan. 17), the Five-Day Rotation Schedule at Mars Area School District’s elementary schools (K-6) will continue with Day Three when school resumes on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Thursday, Jan. 19, will be Day Four; Friday, Jan. 20, will be Day Five; and the sequence will reset to Day One on Monday, Jan. 23.
Note: The numbered day may not always fall on the same day of the week. The days are listed on the individual elementary school calendars on the District's website.
The change to a five-day schedule 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