4.6.20 Sasisha ya MCS COVID-19

Ndugu Wapendwa wa Shule za Jiji la Mason,

Tunataka kuchukua muda na tambua jinsi changamoto ya tukio hili la COVID-19 ilivyo sasa. There are a lot of unknowns, and every day brings new information.

Kuangalia video hii 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, hakuna kesi zilizothibitishwa za COVID-19 katika Shule za Jiji la Mason, na 4,450 kesi zilizothibitishwa huko Ohio. Chini ni majibu ya maswali ya kawaida kutoka kwa familia zetu na umma.

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. Waalimu wanaweza kutoa fursa za kuunganishwa kupitia simu ya video moja kwa moja (kwa mfano, through Google Meet) lakini hawatahitajika. Waalimu wanaweza pia kutumia teknolojia za msingi wa video, such as FlipGrid and SeeSaw, kuwasiliana na wanafunzi. 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).

Tunawezaje kusaidia msaada wetu?
#CometCarryout: Huu ni wakati muhimu sana kwa biashara zetu za ndani, haswa wale walio katika ukarimu. Fikiria kusaidia biashara zetu za hapa kwenye orodha hii.

Shiriki katika KITABU CHA KITABU KILA KILA KILA KABISA na uone mikahawa mingapi unaweza kusaidia. Zaidi ya hayo, toa mahali pa Yoshua na uchague "Comet Carryout" na unaweza kubariki familia inayohitaji na chakula kutoka kwa biashara yetu moja.

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.


Angalia sasisho za zamani.


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

Kwa dhati,

Tracey Carson
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