我们想花一点时间，认识一下此COVID-19活动目前面临的挑战. There are a lot of unknowns, and every day brings new information.
看 这个视频 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, 梅森城的学校中没有确诊的COVID-19病例, 和 4,450 俄亥俄州确诊病例. 以下是我们家庭和公众对常见问题的回答。
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. 教师可能会提供通过实时视频通话进行连接的机会 (例如, through Google Meet) 但它们不是必需的. 教师也可以使用基于异步视频的技术, such as FlipGrid and SeeSaw, 与学生沟通. 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).
#彗星升空: 对于我们的当地企业来说，这是非常关键的时刻, 尤其是那些待客的人. 考虑支持我们的本地业务 在这个清单上。
参加商会的“ MADE吃外卖突击”，看看您可以支持多少家当地餐馆. 此外, 捐赠给约书亚的地方 并选择“ Comet Carryout”，您可以从我们一家当地企业的餐点中祝福一个有需要的家庭.
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.
Thank you for all that you are doing to support our Comets!