4.6.20 MCS COVID-19 Apdet

Kulawarga Sakalian Mason Kota,

Kami badé nyandak sakedap sareng mikawanoh kumaha nangtang kagiatan COVID-19 ieu ayeuna. There are a lot of unknowns, and every day brings new information.

Lalajo video ieu of our staff and families sharing that while we may not be together physically, we are still in this together. And we are still Mason.

As of today at 2pm, aya henteu kasusna ngeunaan COVID-19 di Sakola Kota Mason, jeung 4,450 kasus dikonfirmasi di Ohio. Di handap ieu réspon patarosan umum ti kulawarga urang sareng masarakat.

I’ve read some concerning things about some of the online platforms like Zoom. How is Mason protecting students while they are online?

Mason City Schools takes the safety and privacy of our staff and students seriously. Lately, numerous Zoom meetings have been hijacked by inappropriate content. We’ve chosen not to use Zoom with our students. Guru tiasa nawiskeun kasempetan pikeun nyambungkeun via telepon vidéo langsung (salaku conto, through Google Meet) tapi aranjeunna moal diperyogikeun. Guru ogé tiasa ngagunakeun téknologi dumasar-video anu teu sinkron, such as FlipGrid and SeeSaw, komunikasi sareng murid. Our staff and students use Google on a daily basis, and during this period of time we’re leaning heavily on frequently used tools and software versus adding new tools. We know there’s no perfect tool for video conferencing, and as adults we have strong preferences.

How can parents keep children safe online?

Our Innovative Systems Department has developed an online parent course for keeping your child safe online. The course includes strategies for keeping your child safe while they’re connected to the internet, sharing available hardware options to set time limits and prevent specific sites, and offering software options to protect your child.

I thought we were off school on Friday for a Personal Learning Day. What’s happening now?

Because we have had quite a bit of disruption and about a week of Personal Learning Days before and after Spring Break while we transitioned to Remote Learning, we determined it would be best for staff and families to not have another day of students missing some of their newly established routines. That being said, our Remote Learning Experience plan is asynchronous learning, and does not require students to complete given assignments on a specific day or time. If your family requires more flexibility, please reach out to your child’s teacher(s).

Kumaha carana urang ngadukung komitmen urang?
#CometCarryout: Ieu mangrupikeun waktos anu pohara penting pikeun usaha lokal urang, khususna anu aya dina kasomeanan. Pertimbangkeun ngarojong usaha lokal urang dina daptar ieu.

Ilubiung dina Kamar KADU Pikeun Dahareun Takeout Blitz sareng tingali sabaraha réstoran lokal anu anjeun tiasa ngadukung. Salaku tambahan, nyumbang ka Tempat Yosua sareng pilih "Comet Carryout" sareng anjeun tiasa ngaberkahan kulawarga anu butuh ku tuangeun tina salah sahiji usaha lokal urang.

Making Masks for MCS Workers: The CDC is now advising Americans to voluntarily wear a basic cloth or fabric face mask when they go out to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus. If you are a crafty person and willing to help make cloth masks for Mason City Schools workers, we would love to take them! Learn how to make masks here.

Tingali apdet saméméhna.

Thank you for all that you are doing to support our Comets!


Adean Carson
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