4.3.20 Kusintha kwa MCS COVID-19

Wokondedwa Mason City School Family,

Tili othokoza kuleza mtima kwanu komanso malingaliro athu pamene tikukhazikika pamfundo yathu ya Kumbuyo Mukuzindikira. Ngati simunayeserere kudzipereka kwathu COVID-19 website, we encourage you to do so.

Penyani kanemayu 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, ndi 2,902 confirmed cases in Ohio. Pansipa pali mayankho amafunso ofunsidwa ndi mabanja athu komanso anthu.

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:

Aphunzitsi adzaphatikizanso kuphunzira kuchokera kuzinthu zonse. Learning plans will include a mix of introducing new content and allowing students time to practice and reinforce what has been introduced.

Ophunzira sadzafunika kukhala patsogolo pa chida nthawi yawo yonse yophunzira. Ndondomeko zophunzirira ziphatikiza zokumana nazo zingapo zomwe zimafunikira ukadaulo ndipo sizifunikira ukadaulo. Ophunzira azikhala ndi nthawi yowerenga, kulemba, kapena kuthetsa mavuto a masamu kutali ndi chinsalu.

Aphunzitsi apadera (monga masewera olimbitsa thupi, nyimbo, ndi luso) will each share one lesson a week for students to engage in.

If your child is in grades 7-12:

Ophunzira azilandira maphunzilo sabata iliyonse kuchokera kwa aphunzitsi awo pamaphunziro onse omwe adalembedwera ku MMS kapena MHS. Ndondomeko zophunzirira sabata iliyonse zidzakonzedwa kuti ophunzira athe kuphunzira m'njira yomwe ingakwaniritse ndandanda yawo komanso zomwe amakonda. Ophunzira ena atha kukonda kuchita nawo maphunziro awo tsiku lililonse ndipo ena angafune kuyang'ana 1-2 maphunziro patsiku.

Ndondomeko zophunzirira zidzagwiritsa ntchito njira zosiyanasiyana kuti ophunzira athe kuphunzira zatsopano komanso maluso. Ndondomeko zophunzirira ziphatikiza zokumana nazo zingapo zomwe zimafunikira ukadaulo ndipo sizifunikira ukadaulo.

Learning plans will primarily ask students to utilize tools and resources they are familiar with and have used throughout this year. Ngati wophunzira akufuna thandizo lina kapena chitsogozo ndi gawo lililonse lamaphunziro, 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

Katswiri wanu wothandizira adzalumikizana nanu kuti mupange mapulani apadera ophunzitsira.

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

Kumvetsetsa kuti mabanja ambiri ali ndi maudindo angapo kunyumba ndikuti nthawi yamasukulu ophunzira amakhala ndi nthawi yophunzira (Mwachitsanzo, nkhomaliro, kusintha pakati pa makalasi, kapena nthawi yopuma), chiyembekezo chathu ndi chakuti ophunzira adzawononga ndalama zosakwana tsiku lathunthu la kusukulu ndikuchita nawo mwakhama zinthu zophunzirira. Kuti ophunzira azikhala nthawi yayitali bwanji akuchita nawo maphunziro zimasiyanasiyana kutengera momwe amaphunzirira.

Mukawona kuti wophunzira wanu wathedwa nzeru ndipo ntchito zophunzira zikutenga nthawi yayitali kapena kuti wophunzirayo ali wokonzeka kuphunzira zambiri, 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, ndi 11:30AM-12:30PM at St. Vincent DePaul, 1065 Kuwerenga Rd, and Western Row Elementary, 755 Western Row Road.

Please remain in your cars and meals will be distributed in a “kuyendetsa” manner. Student name and/or ID will be needed and you will be provided a display tag for your car to record that information. Kuchepetsa kulumikizana, zakudya zimayikidwa mu thunthu lagalimoto iliyonse.

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 perekani ku 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, Epulo 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, Lebano, OH 45036) and placed in the available receptacle located outside the office no later than 7:30pm on April 28.  

Kodi tingathandizire bwanji gulu lathu?
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!

Onani zosintha zam'mbuyomu.

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


Tracey Carson
Wofalitsa Nkhani Zapagulu

Pitani Kumwamba