Public Notice - School In Need of Assistance 2015-2016 Notice
In August 2015, parents of students attending Harding Elementary and Roosevelt Elementary were notified of the schools' designation as a "School in Need of Assistance," or SINA, under federal guidelines because a portion of our students did not reach proficiency goals on the Iowa Assessments for at least two consecutive years. As a result, our district is required by law to offer the opportunity for supplemental educational services, such as tutoring, to eligible students attending those schools. The district is not required to provide transportation to supplemental educational service locations. Transportation to these sites will be the responsibility of the parent.
The Iowa Department of Education’s list of approved supplemental educational service providers has been mailed to parents of eligible students attending Harding Elementary and Roosevelt Elementary. The list of approved supplemental educational service providers is also available online (click here). Two enrollment periods for supplemental services are offered during the 2014-2015 school year: September 18 – October 1 and October 5- October 15. If you have questions about whether your student is eligible, or about which service might best meet the needs of your child, contact Harding Elementary (641.421.4406) or Roosevelt Elementary (641.421.4415).
Vocational Rehabilitation Services Available
Anyone 16 years of age or over with a physical or emotional impairment which creates a substantial impediment to employment and will require multiple Vocational Rehabilitation services over an extended period of time is encouraged to contact Susan Faber, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, serving Mason City High School. Phone 641-422-1551, ext. 44548 to schedule an appointment to learn more about these services. Examples of diagnoses are asthma, diabetes, cognitive impairments, learning disabilities, neurologic, hearing, speech, orthopaedic, psychiatric, and epilepsy. Examples of services are guidance and counseling, possible training assistance, possible tuition assistance in an approved rehabilitation training program, possible assistance with prosthetic devices, job placement assistance.
New Student Registration
Welcome new students and families to the Mason City Community School District. If you are new to the Mason City community and need to register your student for school, please call Renae Trettin - Administrative Assistant District Academic Student Records - at 641-421-4435 to provide some basic information about your student/s and to schedule an appointment to register for the 2015-2016 school year. Please do this at your earliest convenience. Office staff and teachers are in the buildings preparing for the first day of school and look forward to meeting all of our new students and families and help familiarize them with their new building, classrooms and teachers. 2015-2016 promises to be a very exciting school year!
Welcome to MCCSD and welcome to Mohawk Country!
Iowa Reading Corps Members Recruitment for 2015-2016
Are you looking for an opportunity to further your career with meaning and grow the literacy skills of students. The Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps Program are recruiting members for 2015-2016. In the Mason City schools, there are currently three full-time Elementary Literacy Tutor positions with the Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps Program. Applications for this program must be completed through the Iowa Reading Corps website (not available through the Mason City Community School District website). Click on the links below for more information about these opportunities.
Student Directory Information Annual Public Notice
Each year, the Board reviews student directory information and what information will be released to the public as required in Board Policy and Regulations 506.2 and 506.2R1 - Student Directory Information.
The Board reviewed this policy information at their meeting held on Monday, August 17, 2015. The following information may be released to the public in regard to any individual student of the school district as needed. Any student over the age of eighteen or any parent not wanting this information released to the public must make objection in writing by September 15, 2015 to the administrator. The objection needs to be renewed annually.
Name, grade level, enrollment status, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, degrees and wards received, photograph and likeness.
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