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Marion City Schools

Open Enrollment Forms Available March 20

Parents of students who live outside of the Marion City School district but want to have their children attend one of the eight Marion City Schools buildings during the 2017/18 school year can pick up the necessary forms starting March 20 at each of our buildings.
 
The open enrollment policy gives parents the opportunity to choose a school and/or school district for their children to attend tuition-free. It applies to students in schools in Marion County and throughout the state.
 
Students attending Marion City Schools under our open enrollment policy must re-apply each year.
 
Applications will also be available on the same date for parents who want to have their students transferred from one Marion City Schools building to another. These applications may also be picked up at each of our buildings. Any student who currently attends a school other than their neighborhood school must re-apply for the coming school year. 
 
Open enrollment applications will only be accepted from April 10 through May 19. 

District News

School Delays/Closings

As winter arrives, so does the chance of snowy or frigid weather. Marion City Schools strives to announce delays and closings as soon as possible.

 
Calamity Day Plan
The state allows districts up to five calamity days that they do not have to make up. School districts may use online lessons to make up a sixth, seventh and eighth day. Marion City Schools will again use this option if it has more than five calamity days during the school year. Click here for more information.
 
School delays 

Schools will open, if there is a one-hour delay:
8:30 a.m. at Harding High School
9:02 a.m. at Grant Middle School
10 a.m. at elementary schools
 
Schools will open, if there is a two-hour delay:
9:30 a.m. at Harding High School
10:02 a.m. at Grant Middle School
11 a.m. at elementary schools
 
Preschool delays 
If there is a one-hour delay, the morning class will start at 10 a.m. and end at 12 p.m.
The afternoon class will start at 1:30 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
 
If there is a two-hour delay, the morning class will start at 11 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.
The afternoon class will start at 2 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
 
Weather alerts
Delays and closings will be announced via the following.
MCS Website at www.marioncityschools.org              NBC 4 Columbus
Twitter @MCSPresidents                                        ABC 6 Columbus
Marion City Schools Facebook                                WBNS-10 TV Columbus
MarionStar.com                                                   FOX 28 Columbus
MarionOnline.com                                                WBNS-AM Radio 1460
WMRN 1490 AM                                                   WBNS-FM Radio 97.1                        
Buckeye Country 94.3 FM                                      WTVN Radio 610 AM
WZMO Marion Radio 107.5 FM                                Ohio News Network
 

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