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Frequently Asked Questions

(Please note the answers to these questions are subject to change –

the most current version can be accessed by clicking the

District News & Information During School Closing Link on the website)

Last Update – 21 May, 2020 6:00 p.m.

All New Information will show in RED


General District Questions:


How long will schools be closed?

The Governor has ordered the closure of all Pennsylvania public schools for the remainder for the 2019-2020 school year. This includes all face to face classes and activities associated with school district operations. The Learning at Home plan is in full effect.


The District will be organizing a way for students to retrieve personal items from school buildings in the next few weeks.  Once we have more guidance on access to our buildings, we will communicate with families and arrange a safe way to retrieve items.  


Will students have access to meals during the closure?

Yes.  Information about the Wildcat Grab ‘N’ Go food distribution program and Wildcat Packs can be found by clicking HERE. During the week of Memorial Day, food distribution will take place on Tuesday, March 26th and Wednesday, March 27th.


How can I recognize an outstanding staff performance?

Each year, we accept nominations for outstanding staff performance. Due to the events of the last few weeks we have seen many staff members doing outstanding work on behalf of the Mechanicsburg Area School District. In light of these events, we encourage you to send a note of appreciation to any school employee for whom you believe has performed in an outstanding manner. We plan to use this as our effort to acknowledge our administrators, teachers and all of the support staff who have worked so hard to make this situation as good as possible for our students. A simple note can make a difference for someone working really hard.


How do I get technical assistance for district-loaned technology?

Basic tech support for district loaner devices related to school use can be received by calling (717) 585-0437 between 8:00am and 5:00pm or by clicking HERE.


How can you contact the school district during closures?

If you know who you want to contact, the best way to do so is to email that person. If you have a general question, please call (717) 691-4500. This will be sent to a voicemail. Leave a message with your question, a way to reach you and a staff member will get back to you during normal operating hours.


What options exist for you and your family through Mechanicsburg Area Parks and Recreation Department?

The Mechanicsburg Area Parks and Recreation website has several engaging activities and programs for students.  All programs are listed in the main section of the page. Also, please follow the Rec Department on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.


Student & Instruction-Related Questions:


Are there instructional expectations during the closure?

The Learning at Home Plan can be found on our website or by clicking HERE.  You can read more about how we will be offering opportunities for students through the end of the school year. 


How will the closure impact graduating Seniors?

Answers to questions impacting our graduating Seniors specific to graduation status, commencement, Senior awards and final grades can be found by clicking HERE