PM - 12:45 to 3:25 p.m.). No mid-day bus transportation is provided.
APPOINTMENT REQUESTS — Parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Barr when dropping off a completed New Student Enrollment Packet at the District’s Administration Office. By scheduling an appointment, parent(s)/guardian(s) will be guaranteed attention to any specific questions regarding student registration requirements, form/information completion, etc., which will also allow for a more expedited registration process. To schedule an appointment, contact Mrs. Barr at (724) 625-1518, ext. 1510, or email@example.com.
2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration
Registration Packet Pick-Up — Thursday, Feb. 25 & Friday, Feb. 26, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., MASD Administration Office (545 Route 228, Mars). Note: Parents/guardians who pick up a packet on these dates will also receive their Kindergarten Registration Lottery Ticket. The selection of AM or PM Kindergarten session is done through a lottery system. Once the maximum class size is reached, the session will be closed and individuals may be placed on a waiting list for their session preference.
Starting Lottery Number Announced — Monday, March 1. An Adams Township Police officer will pull the Starting Lottery Number, which will be announced and posted on the District’s website
Kindergarten Lottery Registration Day — Friday, April 16, beginning at 9:30 a.m., Mars Area Centennial School (100 Winfield Manor Dr., Mars). Mars Area School District will begin accepting completed Kindergarten Registration Packets for the 2020-2021 School Year. Upon registering, parents/guardians may also make appointment for Mars Area Primary Center’s Pre-Kindergarten Assessments, to be held on Friday, May 7.
Pre-Kindergarten Assessments — Friday, May 7, by appointment only. (Note: Assessments determine a student’s fundamental skills such as letter and number identification, writing, etc. and inform parents and teachers as to the student’s readiness to attend kindergarten.) Any parents/guardians, who are unable to attend the Kindergarten Lottery Registration Day, may make an appointment for a Pre-Kindergarten Assessment by contacting the Primary Center at (724) 625-1588, beginning Monday, April 19. All assessments are by appointment only.
Kindergarten Registration Events
In addition to registration, the Mars Area Primary Center typically holds a:
- Kindergarten Preview (January-February) for students planning to register for the school's Kindergarten Program and their parents;
- Kindergarten Lottery Registration Day (March-April) for parents registering their students for Kindergarten.
- Pre-Kindergarten Assessments by appointment for students registered for kindergarten (March-April); and, a
- "PC Play Date - Watermelon Welcome" event (May) for students registered to attend Kindergarten Program and their parents
Dates/information pertinent to kindergarten registration and corresponding events will be communicated to parents and posted on the District's website well in advance.