Dear Mason City Schools Family,
Remote learning is new to all of us. As we all adjust and adapt to our new way of “doing school”, your teachers and principals welcome your feedback about ways that we can support your child.
Watch this video of Superintendent Jonathan Cooper sharing ways families can access mental health support while buildings are closed.
As of today at 2pm, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mason City Schools, and 5,148 confirmed cases in Ohio. Below are responses to common questions from our families and the public.
Now that we know we won’t be back in school until at least May, what is Mason’s plan to let students pick up items from their lockers?
During the weeks of April 13 and April 20, Mason High School, Mason Middle School and Mason Intermediate School will have opportunities for families to retrieve items that have been left in lockers that are needed for remote learning experiences. In order to maintain social distancing requirements, families will be asked to remain in cars, and your child’s items will be placed in your vehicle’s trunk. MHS Principal Bobby Dodd, MMS Principal Lauren Gentene and MI Principal Eric Messer will share your school’s specific plans by Friday.
We understand that some of our MECC and Mason Elementary School students may have left items in their classrooms, or in other parts of the building. At this time, we are not able to reunite students with items from their classes. We will continue to work with our public health partners, and will let you know when we have determined a plan that allows for a more wide-spread pick up of items.
My child’s Chromebook isn’t working. What do we do?
First, email [email protected] and we’ll try to fix it virtually.
If we aren’t able to fix it:
- Print out this sheet or hand write a description of the issue on a sheet of paper.
- Slide this sheet inside of the Chromebook (between screen and keyboard)
- Come to Mason Elementary (6307 Mason Montgomery Rd) between 8AM-10AM or 12PM-2PM (M-F) to swap it out.
My child misses getting to ride the bus. Anyway a school bus can come by?
During this time when buildings are closed, we know that some Comets are missing seeing their bus drivers and riding the bus. Also we have Comets marking special birthday milestones without their friends or extended family. To help make our Comets days a little more special during this time of social distancing, our Mason City Schools Transportation Department will be glad to pay your Comet a special visit with the Comet Connector Bus!
Use this form to sign up to have the Comet Connector Bus come to your home and celebrate YOUR Comet!
How can we support our commUNITY?
#CometCarryout: This is a very crucial time for our local businesses, especially those in hospitality. Consider supporting our local businesses on this list.
Participate in the Chamber’s MADE to Eat Takeout Blitz and see how many local restaurants you can support. In addition, donate to Joshua’s Place and choose “Comet Carryout” and you can bless a family in need with a meal from one of our local businesses.
Comets Chalk Your Walk: As families are coming up with things to do that are free or budget friendly while maintaining safe social distancing, we’re sponsoring a Comets Chalk Your Walk Challenge. We invite you to create bright, positive messages in driveways and on sidewalks throughout our commUNITY. Submit your pictures on this Facebook Event or by emailing [email protected].
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Thank you for all you are doing to be #CometStrong!
Public Information Officer