3.30.20 MCS COVID-19 Hana

ʻO Nā ʻohana Kula ʻAmelika aloha,

Hoʻohana ʻia e mākou he nui i ka mea hou o mākou maʻamau. Ke ʻike nei ʻoe (a i ʻole ʻike hou!) ways to establish routines and connections, please consider sharing pictures or videos with us on Facebook and Twitter. We know our students are missing their teachers and classmates, and we love seeing you all!

E nānā kēia wikiō of Superintendent Jonathan Cooper sharing what our staff is doing during this time of Remote Learning, and watch to the end for a very important question posed by Mr. Cooper’s oldest son.

As of today at 2pm, ʻaʻohe mau hihia i hōʻoia ʻia o COVID-19 ma nā Kula Kula ʻo Mason, a 1,933 ua hōʻoia ʻia i nā hihia ma Ohio. Below are responses to common questions from our families and the public.

When will we get to go back to school in person?

I kēia lā, Governor Mike DeWine announced that all Ohio K-12 school buildings will be closed through at least May 1st. During this time, your Mason City Schools administrators, educators and staff will continue to provide essential services to our students and familiesincluding food distribution, remote learning, and mental wellness support.

While remote learning cannot replace students’ experiences in schools with their teachers, administrators and support staff, we will do our best to prepare learners for the next steps in their educational journey.

What’s happening to events and field trips scheduled for April?

All April events and field trips have been cancelled. Mason High School’s Prom, which was to be held on April 25th, is postponed for the time being. If a decision is made at a later date to cancel prom, students will be able to receive a refund for their prom ticket.

Are school counselors available during Remote Learning?

Yesour School Counselors are available to students in need during regular school hours on regularly scheduled school days. Families or students may call or email school counselors and will have the option to set up a virtual counseling session. If you have trouble getting in touch with a counselor or if you need more immediate assistance, you may also reach out to Mental Wellness Supervisor Nicole Pfirman at [email protected] or by phone at 513-315-6775.

My child missed picking up a Chromebook or it isn’t working. Can I still get one?

Beginning Tuesday, every day from 8:00AM-10AM and 12:00PM-2:00PM you may pick up or swap a Chromebook at the Mason Elementary entrance, 6307 Mason Montgomery Road. Only one person may enter the vestibule at a time, and we ask that everyone maintains social distancing.

We are running low on devices, so please only pick up a Chromebook if your family doesn’t have access to a computer in your home. Please remember, all of our resources are cloud-based and can be accessed from a personally owned device.

What is happening with state testing?

Last week, the Ohio legislature approved House Bill 197 which eliminated state tests like the AIR tests and high school end-of-course exams for the 2019-2020 school year. This coronavirus relief bill also allows members of the Class of 2020 to graduate if they are on track to do so, and eliminates the Third Grade Reading Guarantee for this year’s third graders.

Pehea e hiki ai iā mākou ke kākoʻo i kā mākou hoʻokumu?

: He wā koʻikoʻi loa kēia no kā mākou ʻoihana, ka poe ko na wahine hookipa mau mai. E noʻonoʻo e kākoʻo i kā mākou ʻoihana on this list.

E komo i loko o ka Chamber's MADE eʻai ʻO Take Take Blitz a ʻike i ka nui o nā hale ʻaina kūloko e hiki ai iā ʻoe ke kākoʻo. Kahi mea hou aʻe, hāʻawi aku i kā Iosua wahi a koho i "Comet Carryout" a hiki iā ʻoe ke hoʻopōmaikaʻi i kekahi ʻohana me ka ʻai ʻana mai kekahi o kā mākou ʻoihana ʻoihana.

School Supplies for Families in Need: Retired Mason teacher Gayle Ertel is the steward of three Little Libraries in Mason. Instead of books, for now the one on Tylersville Road (across from the Middle School) is filled with school supplies for anyone who needs them. Please use the same precautions you would use when picking up groceries or food through a drive-through if you are willing to drop off supplies, or when picking them up.

Nānā i nā ʻōmua mua.

Thanks for all that you are doing to support each other!


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