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School Closings & Delays

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 (
  • 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.