Dear Mason City Schools Family,
Ohioans have been following the directives of public health officials and staying home – which is flattening the curve. Staying home is saving lives, but it is also hurting our economy. We recognize that remote learning and closing schools are necessary, but they aren’t a long-term strategy. Mason City Schools buildings will most likely not reopen in May. But when we DO reopen, we will be ready to do so safely.
Watch this video of Superintendent Jonathan Cooper sharing that we miss you, how we will keep students and staff safe when the day comes that our buildings reopen, and ways we hope to honor the Class of 2020.
Below are responses to common questions from our families and the public.
Will the Class of 2020 still get to have graduation?
Everything we are hearing about large group gatherings helps us recognize that this year’s graduation ceremony for the 880 members of the Class of 2020 will look very different from past graduations that were held at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. Our High School administration is developing a plan and location based on our seniors and Class of 2020 families’ feedback that will be safe and special.
I have new neighbors. How do they register for school with the buildings closed?
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our registration procedures have changed. The Central Registration Office is currently closed for all in-person appointments. We are continuing to enroll students for the 2019-2020 school year, and incoming kindergartners for 2020-2021. Families should complete registration packets and email them to [email protected] or mail to
Mason Central Office
211 N. East Street
Mason, OH 45040
Is the meal program only for families on free and reduced lunch?
We want to help any family who needs it! Families do not need to qualify for free and reduced lunch to pick up breakfasts and lunches. Pick up two breakfasts and two lunches on Mondays, and three breakfasts and three lunches on Wednesdays. Children do not need to be present in the car to receive free meals.
– Mason Intermediate/Elementary School – 11:30AM-1:00PM
– St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Parking Lot – 11:30AM-12:30PM
– Western Row School – 11:30AM-12:30PM
How can we support our commUNITY?
Local Businesses – Pay It Forward: This is a very crucial time for our local businesses. The MADE CDC (Mason Deerfield Chamber Community Development Corporation, a Non-For-Profit Organization) has launched http://payitforwardmade.com to support our Mason and Deerfield small businesses. If one of our amazing local small businesses has impacted your life in a positive way, consider donating to the cause. No dollar amount is too small. Let’s pay it forward to our small business community – one dollar at a time!
MHS Fight Song Challenge
Let’s spread some Mason spirit! Performing arts students in all grades, alumni, and any community member are invited to join the Mason Marching Band in playing the William Mason High School fight song! Since we can’t perform all together right now, we invite everyone to play your instrument (including your vocal chords!) or the recording from your porch TONIGHT, April 17th, at 5 PM! Copies of the music, and a recording, are available at www.masonbands.com. Take videos or pictures to share your Mason spirit here on the MHS Fight Song Challenge Event Facebook page!
Shine Bright Class of 2020
Ohio high school spring sports seasons aren’t happening because of the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, April 20th at 8:20PM, our stadium lights will shine bright to honor the William Mason High School Class of 2020 Spring Athletes. Please consider turning on your porch lights to honor these special seniors – who surely shine bright!
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Have a happy and healthy weekend.
Public Information Officer