4.3.20 MCS COVID-19 Update

Dear Mason City Schools Family,

We appreciate your patience and perspective as we settle into our Remote Learning reality. If you haven’t explored our dedicated COVID-19 website, we encourage you to do so.

Watch this video of Superintendent Jonathan Cooper sharing ways our Comet CommUNITY is coming together!

As of yesterday at 2pm, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mason City Schools, kei na 2,902 confirmed cases in Ohio. Below are responses to common questions from our families and the public.

What types of learning assignments should I expect as we enter the next phase of Remote Learning on Monday?

The majority of our learning will be asynchronous so that students can engage at a time that is convenient to the family’s schedule.

If your child is in grades PK-6:

O ira na qasenivuli era na okata na vuli mai na veivanua taucoko ni lewena. Learning plans will include a mix of introducing new content and allowing students time to practice and reinforce what has been introduced.

O ira na gonevuli era na sega ni gadreva me ra tiko ena mata ni dua na gacagaca me baleta na nodra gauna ni vuli taucoko. Na ituvatuva ni vuli ena oka kina e dua na cokovata ni veika sotavi ka na gadrevi kina na tekinolaji ka sega ni gadrevi kina na tekinolaji. Era na vakayagataka na gonevuli na gauna ni wiliwili, volavola, se walia na leqa math tani mai na dua na sikirini.

Qasenivuli digitaki ni iwasewase (me vaka na vakaukauwa yago, ivakatagi, kei na cakacakaniliga) will each share one lesson a week for students to engage in.

If your child is in grades 7-12:

Era na ciqoma na gonevuli na ituvatuva ni vuli e veimacawa mai vei ira na nodra qasenivuli me baleta na vuli kece sara era sa mai lewena tiko ena gauna oqo e MMS se MHS. Ena vakarautaki na ituvatuva ni vuli ena veimacawa me rawa ni ra vakaitavi na gonevuli ena vuli ena dua na iwakawa vinaka duadua na nodra ituvatuva kei na vuli. Eso na gonevuli era na vinakata beka me ra vakaitavi ena vuli yadua ena veisiga ka so e vinakata me ra vakanamata kina 1-2 vuli ena veisiga.

Na ituvatuva ni vuli ena vakayagataka na veimataqali iwalewale duidui eso mera vakaitavi kina na gonevuli mera vulica na lewe ni itukutuku vou kei na kila vakacakacaka. Na ituvatuva ni vuli ena oka kina e dua na cokovata ni veika sotavi ka na gadrevi kina na tekinolaji ka sega ni gadrevi kina na tekinolaji.

Learning plans will primarily ask students to utilize tools and resources they are familiar with and have used throughout this year. Kevaka e dua na gonevuli e gadreva na ikuri ni veitokoni se veidusimaki ena dua na ituvatuva ni vuli, they are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the Comet Connect Time (see below) and/or email their teacher.

If your student receives core academic instruction in a specialized classroom

Ena tarai iko na nomu kenadau ni veivakameautaki me vakatorocaketaki kina na nomu ituvatuva yadudua ni lesoni.

How long will my child be expected to spend focused on learning activities each day?

Na kena kilai ni vuqa na matavuvale era vakaleqai tiko ena vuqa na itavi e vale ka vakakina ena gauna ni vuli era dau sega tu ni vuli na gonevuli (me kena ivakaraitaki, ena vakasigalevu, transitioning ena maliwa ni kalasi, se vakacauoca), na noda nanamaki o ya ni o ira na gonevuli era na vakayagataka e lailai sobu mai na dua na siga ni vuli era dau vakaitavi vaqasenivuli ena itaviqaravi ni vuli. Na sala sara ga era dau vakaitavi kina na gonevuli ena itaviqaravi ni vuli ena vakatau tiko ki na nodra itasara ni vuli.

Kevaka o raica ni sa rui vakadrukai ka vulici na nomu gonevuli sa na balavu sara na kena balavu se sa vakarau tu na nomu gonevuli me baleta na itaviqaravi ni vuli vakabalavu, please reach out to your teacher.

How do I get refunds for activities, events or trips that have now been cancelled?

We are issuing refunds for activities and field trips that were scheduled in April but have now been cancelled. If you have questions about an activity or trip, please reach out to your school principal.

What is Mason’s ongoing plan to support families facing food insecurity?

Mason City Schools Child Nutrition Department serves meals on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30AM-1:00 PM at Mason Intermediate School, 6307 Mason-Montgomery Road, kei na 11:30AM-12:30PM at St. Vincent DePaul, 1065 Reading Rd, and Western Row Elementary, 755 Western Row Road.

Please remain in your cars and meals will be distributed in adrive-upmanner. Student name and/or ID will be needed and you will be provided a display tag for your car to record that information. To limit contact, meals will be placed in the trunk of each vehicle.

If you are having a hard time getting to the pick up location, please call 513-336-6526 option 3 or email Molly Schmidt at [email protected]

We are so grateful for our community partnersComet Cupboard and Joshua’s Place who are providing additional food and personal care items to families in need. Families may pick up meal kits at Mason Intermediate on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30AM-1:00PM and Christ’s Church of Mason, 5165 Western Row Rd, from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Monday evenings.

We encourage you to support #CometCarryout if you are able to do so. Simply donate to Joshua’s Place and choose “Comet Carryout” to bless a family in need with a meal from one of our local businesses.

Can I still vote in the Primary Election?

Last week, the Ohio General Assembly approved a plan that allows all Ohioans to continue voting by mail until April 28. Don’t lose your vote and voice

Any registered voter who has not already cast a ballot in the Primary Election can request an application to vote by mail by calling the Warren County Board of Elections at 513-695-1358. Voters can also vote by mail by downloading, filling out, printing, signing, and mailing their application to their county Board of Elections. Your completed ballot must be postmarked by Monday, Ni Epereli 27

When you receive your ballot by mail from the Board of Elections, it will include prepaid return postage. Your completed ballot can also be delivered to the Warren County Board of Elections (520 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036) and placed in the available receptacle located outside the office no later than 7:30pm on April 28.  

How can we support our commUNITY?
Shop for Senior Citizens: The Coronavirus crisis is affecting almost everyone’s routines, transportation, and way of life. This means that the usual social support and contacts older adults have with others may be diminished. For homebound seniors without support networks, this can be devastating. For some, the ability to even get to the grocery store for basic food items has been completely disrupted. In response, United Way of Warren County Volunteer Resource Center in partnership with Warren County Community Services, Inc. is recruiting volunteers willing to shop for 60 identified low-income and at-risk senior citizens in our community for the most basic and sustainable items. Sign Up to Help!

Unite with Light for Healthcare Professionals: On Sunday, April 5th at 8PM, place a luminary or a simple candle outside your home as we unite with light. Let this offer support to the many doctors, nurses and medical professionals working to aid others through the COVID-19 outbreak. Let this allow our community to shine bright despite the circumstances!

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We appreciate all that you are juggling. Give yourself grace!


Tracey Carson
Public Information Officer

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