There are times throughout the year when the Moon Area School District may have to call a two hour delay, close school or shift to virtual instruction. Most often, this is due to inclement weather.
What is a two hour delay?
If the district calls a two hour delay, all students and staff should report to school in person two hours after the time they typically being the school day. Buses will also follow a two hour delay schedule. If your child rides the bus, they should be at the stop two hours later than their typical time.
Students will follow a two hour delay (shortened) schedule throughout the day. They will be dismissed at the regular time.
What is a school closure/snow day?
If we need to physically close our schools due to weather, we will have a traditional snow day (no school/ no virtual instruction). The day will be made up according to the district calendar.
When schools are closed, all after-school and evening events, athletics and activities are also cancelled unless otherwise noted.
What is a Flexible Instruction Day (FID)?
Our goal is to maximize in person instruction for our students. However, if we have a particularly bad winter and we must close our schools more than a handful of times, we will consider implementing state approved flexible instruction days (FIDs). Please be aware that the state limits the number of FIDs that a district can use in any given year.
If we have to implement a Flexible Instruction Day (FID), students will learn remotely from home. More detailed information will be shared by your child's teacher.
This will count as a school day. Therefore, the day will not be made up.
How will families be notified?
In the event of a school delay, school closing or shift to a Flexible Instruction Day (FID), information is shared via multiple communication channels including the following:
- The homepage of the MASD website (www.moonarea.net)
- Automated call and email via Skylert
Calls are typically made between 5 and 6 a.m. The system will call the primary phone number as provided to the district.
- Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
- Local TV (KDKA, WTAE and WPXI) and radio stations
Please note that the district does not control how quickly radio and TV stations update their information on-air
If you are a non-public school family within the district, please use the resources listed above for school closing and delay notifications.