Public Notice - Level I Investigators
The Board of Education approved the Level 1 Investigators at their meeting on Monday, September 19, 2016.
In accordance with Chapter 102 of the Iowa Department of Education School Rules of Iowa, the following are the Level 1 investigators for the Mason City Community School District:
Jodie Anderson, 641-421-4403
David Ciccetti, 641-421-4426
Public Notice - Open Enrollment
Parents/guardians considering the use of the open enrollment option to enroll their children in another public school district in the state of Iowa should be aware of the following dates:
March 1, 2017 – Last date for regular open enrollment requests for the 2017-18 school year.
September 1, 2017 – Last date for open enrollment requests for entering kindergarten students for the 2017-18 school year.
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.