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Welcome Back to School!

Welcome Back to School!

Dear MASD Families:  

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer. While you still have a few weeks to enjoy your summer break, we’re busy preparing for the upcoming school year. I have included some information below that I hope you will find helpful.  


First Day of School 

We’re excited to welcome our students back to school! The first day of school for students is August 23. 


Teacher Assignments and Schedules 

Teacher assignments and schedules will be available in Skyward on Monday, August 7th at 3 pm.  

Click here to login to Skyward.  

Click here for more information about Skyward.  

Prior to viewing your students schedule or teacher assignment, you will be promoted to complete any necessary forms for the upcoming school year. Please take the time to review the information and complete any necessary forms for your student. 


Student Handbooks 

The student handbooks are available on our website. Please take a moment to review the handbooks prior to the start of school. The student handbook is one of the documents you will need to sign off on before you can view your student’s schedule or teacher assignment.  

Click to view the handbooks.  

Save the Date for Open House 

Open House is planned for September. Please save the date.  

  • High School – September 6 from 6-8 pm 
  • Middle School – August 31 from 6-8 pm 
  • All Elementary Schools – September 7 from 6-8 pm 


Free/Reduced Meals 

The lunch menu for every school will be available online. Menu items will be posted closer to the start of school. Click here to find the online menus.  


Free Breakfast for all students! 

The Governor’s initiative for all schools participating in the School Breakfast Program to provide free breakfasts for all enrolled students during the 2023-2024 school year. Additionally, students identified as eligible for reduced-price lunches through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) will not be charged for their meals. 

The free/reduced meals application is open for the 2023-2024 school year. If you intend to apply for free/reduced meals, please do so as soon as possible. It can take time for your family’s application to be processed. Click here for more information about free/reduced meals


Technology Fee & Device Distribution 

All district devices (K-12) will be distributed in school. Students do not need to attend a separate pick- up date this year. 

High School students have a $50 technology fee, which can be paid through the Skyward Parent Portal. High school students who qualify for free/reduced meals will have their technology fee waived.  

Students in grades K-8 do not have a required technology fee, however they can purchase optional device protection for $30. If a family selects the device protection plan, they can pay this fee through the Skyward Parent Portal.  



We are working hard to finalize our bus routes. Although families already have access to this information in Skyward, please note that the routes may change before the first day of school. It is essential that you check your bus information on August 22 to ensure you are prepared with the most up-to-date information on the first day of school.  

Please be patient during the first week or two of school while our drivers and families familiarize themselves with the routes and make any necessary adjustments. Buses may run a bit behind schedule; however, please be at your bus stop 10 minutes prior to your child’s noted pick up time. 


Health Forms 

Physical Exams - Pennsylvania Public School Code, Section 14-1402(e), requires physical examinations for students upon original entry into school (kindergarten or new first grader), sixth and eleventh grades. 

Dental Exams - Pennsylvania Public School Code, Section 14-1403(a), requires dental examinations for students upon original entry into school (kindergarten or new first grader), third and seventh grades.  

Health Forms can be found on our website. Click here to view.  


Supply Lists 

The supply lists for grades K-6 can be found on our website. Click here to view.  


Right at School Discount - $50 Discount for Registrations by August 31 

Right at School will offer after school care for MASD elementary students during the 2023-2024 school year. Families that register before August 31st will receive a $50 discount.  

Right at School provides an engaging and fun curriculum to continue developing skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, leadership, and much more. In addition, Right at School will offer homework support for students who attend the after school program. 

View the flyer.  


We’re Hiring! 

The Moon Area School District needs your help for the 2023-2024 school year! 

We’re looking for Substitute Custodians, Paraprofessionals, Cafeteria Workers and Secretaries. Join us for our upcoming Job Fair! In addition Right at School will be there to hire for their after school program at MASD elementary schools. 

Thursday, August 10 from 11 am – 3:00 pm 
Moon Area High School LGI Room (Just before the stairs on your right.) 
8353 University Blvd. 
Moon Twp., PA 15108 

Full-time, part-time, flexible schedules available. Interested candidates must pass background checks and have current clearances. Don’t know how to get your clearances? Come out and meet with a Precision HR representative and we’ll show you how! 

View the job fair flyer.  



Enjoy the rest of your summer and we’ll see you soon! 


Barry J. Balaski 
Moon Area School District