4-Year-Old Preschool Program Expanding at Mason City Community School District
The Mason City Community School District is expanding its 4-Year-Old Preschool Program for the 2015-2016 school year and is accepting applications at this time. This quality preschool program is offered, at no cost to families, for children who will be four years-of-age prior to September 15, 2015. Proof of child’s age is required-birth certificate preferred.
For questions about or to register for the 4-Year-Old Preschool Program, please contact Lisa at 641-421-4409.
Education Funding FACT OF THE WEEK
"Our Northern Neighbors, Money and Achievement" is the topic for this week's Education Fact of the Week. This e-newsletter is published by the joint efforts of Iowa Association of School Boards, School Administrators of Iowa, Iowa Area Education Agencies, Iowa State Education Association, the Rural Schools Advocates of Iowa, and the Urban Education Network of Iowa in support of adequate and timely school funding.
The information in this edition provides achievement and demographics comparisons with Iowa and our neighbors Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Missouri and provides Per Pupil Expenditures and Per Pupil Rankings for 2013-2014 across the nation.
Early Literacy Focus for Iowa - Letter from Department of Education Director Brad Buck
Reading is essential to student success in school and in life. The Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck has requested district's assistance in sharing information with families about early literacy efforts in Iowa. Click here to access the link to a letter from Director Buck about the importance of all of our combined efforts to improve literacy, especially in kindergarten, first and second grades. If you have any questions about the the current district efforts being made, please contact your student's teacher, your building principal or you may contact district offices at 641-421-4400.
Public Notice - School In Need of Assistance Designation Notification
Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
In August of 2014, 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 due to a portion of our students not reaching 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 off-site supplemental educational service locations. Transportation to these sites will be the responsibility of the parent.
New Website Feature - THE VIRTUAL BACKPACK
The Mason City Community School District is offering a new feature on their website – “The Virtual Backpack.” The school district is a part of the larger community in which it carries out its education mission. The school district has been a conduit for providing information by permitting distribution of non-school materials to inform students and their families of youth-related programs or activities, and of events that intend to improve the health, education or welfare of students according to Board policy.
Mason City Community School district has implemented a “green” approach for distributing information from school sponsored activities and flyers from non-school community organizations to which approval is granted.
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services Available
- School Portrait Information
- Administrative/Supervisory District Organizational Charts
- Mohawk Interim Head Football Coach Announced
- Century Club Fund Drive - Mohawk Booster Club
- Summer Math to Stimulate Your Child's Mind
- Financial Information - Board of Education Meeting - June 12, 2014
- 2014-2015 Calendar
- Public Notice - Wellness Policy
- 2014-2015 Student Fee Schedule