Now Available - October 2016 Issue of Each and Every Child Newsletter - A Department of Education Publication
The October 2016 Newsletter is now available. The Department of Education provides a monthly publication, Each and Every Child. Issues of this newsletter can be found on the Department of Education website at https://www.educateiowa.gov/each-and-every-child-newsletter.
In the October 2016 issue, learn about What is wrong with that child?, an article about Dubuque schools work to rid old notions of what drives bad behavior, as well as an article, When a fix isn't a fix: if child doesn't improve, reassess the diagnosis.
Board of Education - You Tube Channel
The Mason City Community School District Board of Education, at the regular meeting on Monday, April 18, 2016, decided to continue the practice of video recording and posting the Board of Education meetings for our community.
The district has created a Mason City Community School District Board of Education You Tube Channel for posting these meetings. Click here to access the Mason City Community School District Board of Education channel.
4-Year-Old Preschool Program Pre-Registration for 2016-2017 Now Open
Pre-registration for 2016-2017 is now open for the Mason City Community School District 4-year-old preschool program and openings are still available. Children who will be four years old on or before September 15, 2016 are eligible for this program which is provided to families at NO cost. This program is located in three of the district's facilities: Harding Elementary Hoover Elementary and Jefferson Elementary. Each facility has a morning session and an afternoon session, with enrollment limited to 20 students per session.
To request pre-registration materials for this program or with questions about this program, please contact Lisa Christianson at 641-421-4409. Proof of child's age (birth certificate) is required.
Reading Assessments and Early Literacy
Reading - Universal Screening and Substantial Deficiency
The ability to read is necessary for students to be successful, and early intervention for struggling readers is critical. Problems identified early are easier to remediate. Iowa's education system, including the Mason City Community School District, has responded to the early literacy progression law with a focus on prevention and early intervention. Universal screening assessments for reading are administered to PK-6 students three times during the school year - fall, winter and spring. The purpose of this screening is to identify and intervene with students who are struggling to read so they can receive the help they need to get back on track. Schools use the screening results to determine whether each student is "adequately progressing," "at risk," or has a "substantial deficiency" in reading.
- Office 365 Now Available Free of Charge for Every Mason City Student
- Parents/Guardians - Update of Communication Preferences Needed
- Iowa School Report Card
- Mason City High School
- Ga-Ga Court New to Mason City Alternative School
- Public Notice - School In Need of Assistance 2015-2016 Notice
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services Available
- New Student Registration
- Iowa Reading Corps Members Recruitment for 2015-2016
- Student Directory Information Annual Public Notice