Our mission is to provide a superior Montessori program of study that will develop lifelong learners. Our children will be prepared academically, emotionally, and socially by creating a love of learning through meaningful and fulfilling educational experiences.

Bullying behaviors will not be tolerated by Montessori Regional Charter School. Incidents of bullying will be dealt with on a case by case basis. Acts of bullying will be reported to and investigated by the Peace Room Coordinator. A full investigation and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken according to the school’s Positive Behavior Support Plan. 

According to the HB 1067 of the Pennsylvania Code of 1949, bullying shall be defined as an intentional, electronic, verbal, written or physical act that is directed at another student or students in a school setting which is severe, persistent or pervasive. Bullying also means it has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education, creating a threatening environment or substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school and school setting.

  1. Board Policy was developed and adopted according to the guidelines and provisions of 22 PA Code 12.3. The policy was reviewed and approved for adoption at the July 11, 2013
  2. This policy is included in the Family Information Guide. Students and parents sign that they have reviewed policies in the handbook.
  3. This policy is posted in the school building and on the school website, www.mrcserie.org.
  4. This policy will be reviewed with the faculty and staff at the first meeting of the school year.
  5. Montessori Regional Charter School provides PAT (Positive Attitude Training) to each child in the fall of the year. During these sessions, students talk about rules, self-control, anger- management, bullying, and other related behavioral issues. The Peace Room process is discussed with each child to develop a common vocabulary and understanding of expectations and consequences.
  6. Teachers and staff are to report acts of bullying to the Peace Room Coordinator.
  7. The Peace Room coordinator will investigate the action and determine appropriate Disciplinary action according to the school’s Positive Behavior Support Plan.

Carpool Information 

 

SAFETY RULES

  • Speed Limit is 5 miles per hour in the parking lot
  • For the safety of your child, if you are sending an alternative driver, please send a note with your child in the morning. If we are not notified in advance, the driver will have to park and come to the office to pick up your child.
  • Please be considerate of our neighbors driveways and yards!
  • Please be patient, considerate and safety conscious at all times.
  • The carpool attendant is not allowed to buckle your child into their seat. Please pull ahead to complete this task

 

Car Pool

Schedule:

Morning Drop-off ..... Gates open at 7:30am; Carpool begins at 8:00am
Afternoon Pick-up ... Gates open at 2:30pm; Carpool begins at 3:00pm


Please call the school at 833-7771 if you have any questions or concerns.

For a change of address please complete the Charter School Enrollment Notification Form and attach proof of residency. Instructions are below. Send the documents to:

            Montessori Regional Charter School
            Attention:  Enrollment
            2549 W. 8th Street
            Erie, PA  16505

Or you may scan and email the forms to:  enrollment@mrcserie.org

Whenever a student’s address changes, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and our Chartering School Districts require that a new enrollment form is on file showing  the correct, current address.  Verification (proof) of residency of the current address is also required.  Acceptable proof of residency is a copy of one of the following forms.  

  • Rental/Lease Statement that has been fully executed
  • Deed/Mortgage Statement
  • current home utility bill showing the parent name and new address
  • municipal property tax bill
  • Pennsylvania Vehicle Registration Card
  • Pennsylvania Driver's License
  • Pennsylvania DOT Identification Card

If you are not able to provide proof of residency, please call the school enrollment office at 
814-833-7771, ext. 102.

If you are only making a change for your phone number, the change of address form is not needed. 
Please call the office at 814-833-7771, ext. 102 to report the change in information or send an email to office@mrcserie.org.

Enrollment Notification Form

Winter Recess:

We would like to remind you that during the cold winter months the students will continue to go outside for recess if the temperature is above 28 degrees with the wind chill (“feels like”).  Remember to send warm coats, snow pants, boots, gloves and hats so they can enjoy the fresh air!  As long as students are wearing boots and gloves, they will be allowed on the playground.

**Please make sure all items are labeled with your child’s name!

Parent discretion: Parents may use their discretion in deciding whether to send their child to school. If parents do elect to keep their students out of school regarding weather, a written note must be provided the following day. This will be considered an excused absence, but will not count toward a student's 10 parent excused days.   

 

Weather Related or Emergency Closing Procedure:

Montessori Regional Charter School services the 14 surrounding districts, and we coordinate with transportation services from 9 of those districts.  On any given day, the weather can vary widely across those districts.  As the only public regional charter school in the area, MRCS must always make our own decision regarding weather related closings.

 

When there is a SNOW DAY CLOSING:

We will not automatically follow either the Erie School District or the Millcreek Township School District.School closings will be communicated through ParentSquare and on the following TV stations, listed as Montessori Regional Charter School. During inclement weather, please begin checking closings and delays after 5:15am.

  • Channel WICU 12
  • Channel WJET 24
  • Channel WSEE 35
  • Channel WQLN 54
  • Channel FOX 66

 

When there is a SNOW 2-HOUR DELAY:

  • We coordinate with other district transportation departments in this instance.
  • This means that buses, including MRCS students that live in the city of Erie – will pick up students 2 hours later than normal at their regular stops.
  • Our regular carpool hours will be 2 hours later:
    • 10:00 – 10:25am
    • Lunch, after school activities and after school care will remain on the regular schedule

 

When there is a COLD WEATHER 2-HOUR DELAY:

When the temperature (with wind chill) is less than -15 degrees, we will place the school on a 2-hour delay.

IMPORTANT:  During 2-hour delays, the school will be fully staffed and open at 7:30am.  Families may drop off their students any time after the above listed times for child care from the opening of school to the delayed start time at 10:30am.  If you plan on dropping off your child before the delayed school day begins, you must enter through the front doors and sign your child in. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE.

  • This means that buses, including MRCS students that live in the city of Erie – will pick up students 2 hours later than normal at their regular stops.
  • Our regular carpool hours will be 2 hours later:
    • 10:00 – 10:25am
    • Lunch, after school activities and after school care will remain on the regular schedule

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at office@mrcserie.org.

First and foremost we want to inform you of the steps we have taken to secure our school over the past several years.

  • Each campus has a single point of entry for visitors and families that is locked and is only accessed by being ‘buzzed in” by an employee after being observed on the security camera. We have taken additional steps to ensure that all reception personnel do not allow anyone to breach the classroom hallways.
  • The reception area has a security door denying access to the classroom areas.
  • Each room in the building is equipped with a deadbolt on the door so that rooms can be locked from the inside.
  • There are a series of security cameras throughout (in and out) each building. Those security cameras are viewed continuously at each reception desk. We have the ability to view them on remote technology which can be provided to local authorities in an emergency situation.
  • Each classroom has a safe zone established for a lock down situation.
  • We have had a security specialist tour the buildings and have taken their recommendations on how to continue to strengthen safety procedures.
  • Our teachers have attended two trainings over the past two years in which we have simulated lock down situations.

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