May 19, 2020
Good Morning!
It’s hard to believe there are only 7 more days of the school year! The staff can’t thank you enough for all you have done during this remote learning experience. I know it has been challenging for us all, but we have almost made it through. I still have no idea what the fall will look like but I will keep you updated as I learn more over the next few months.
This Friday the 22nd and Monday the 25th there is no school for the Memorial Day weekend. The weather forecast looks wonderful for the long weekend! The last day of school will be next Friday, May 29th.
Monday, June 1st will be a drop off day for any work your child has to return as well as returning Chromebooks. At this time we will also return any of your child’s personal belongings they may have left at the school before we closed. Please pull up front between 9-1 and a staff member will come out to your car. If you can’t make it on the 1st reach out to me and we can find another time.
Report cards will be mailed home to you mid June. As for grades the teachers will provide grades for the standards they were able to introduce over the remote learning period. There may be standards that will be left blank as that skill might not have been introduced or there wasn’t enough information to grade them. Music, Art and PE will not be graded. As I mentioned before, we teach the students where they are so any concepts missed this year or not yet mastered will be addressed next year.
At last night’s School Board meeting the 20-21 school year calendar was approved. You can find the calendar on the website. The board also approved free summer breakfast and lunch services for those families in need. If you need support in this area please reach out. We want all of our students well fed.
The free and reduced application can be found on the website if you think you may qualify. Even if you don’t qualify, but need some support during this challenging time please reach out.
I have had community members reach out asking if any families need help during this time. Please let me know if your family needs anything and I can help connect you with resources.
We are hosting a Parade of Graduates for all Mason graduates in 5th, 8th and 12th grade. The graduates will parade around town on Saturday, May 30th (rain date the 31st). They will leave the school at 1 pm and follow the parade route. See the website for the parade route. Please join in on the celebration by cheering for the graduates as they drive past your house or go to a location along the parade route if they don’t pass your house. This has been a difficult time for our graduates as they have missed out on many rites of passage and we want to offer them a parade that they won’t soon forget.
We are also working on a “reverse parade” for Friday, June 12th for all Mason Elementary students. The staff will be at the school and the families can drive past the school. More information about this to come!

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