4.6.20 MCS COVID-19更新


我們想花一點時間,認識一下此COVID-19活動目前面臨的挑戰. There are a lot of unknowns, and every day brings new information.

這個視頻 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, 梅森城的學校中沒有確診的COVID-19病例, 和 4,450 俄亥俄州確診病例. 以下是我們家庭和公眾對常見問題的回答。

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. 教師可能會提供通過實時視頻通話進行連接的機會 (例如, through Google Meet) 但它們不是必需的. 教師也可以使用基於異步視頻的技術, such as FlipGrid and SeeSaw, 與學生溝通. 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: 對於我們的當地企業來說,這是非常關鍵的時刻, 尤其是那些待客的人. 考慮支持我們的本地業務 在這個清單上。

參加商會的“ MADE吃外賣突擊”,看看您可以支持多少家當地餐廳. 此外, 捐贈給約書亞的地方 並選擇“ Comet Carryout”,您可以從我們一家當地企業的餐點中祝福一個有需要的家庭.

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!


特蕾西·卡森(Tracey Carson)