Now Available - May 2015 Issue of Each and Every Child Newsletter - A Department of Education Publication
The May 2015 Newsletter is now available. The Department of Education provides a monthly publication, Each and Every Child. This newsletter can be found on the Department of Education website at https://www.educateiowa.gov/each-and-every-child-newsletter. In the May 2015 issue, learn about Turning the teaching tables - Program focuses on teaching parents to be educators. Also, check out the article making summer fun-and educational.
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.
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
- 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
- Public Notice - Wellness Policy
- How Does the District Come Up With Some of Those Fees?
- 2012-2013 Annual Report to the Communtiy
- Early Dismissals/Cancellations/Late Starts