February 11, 2021

Dear MES Families,

It’s hard to believe that February vacation is right around the corner. Just a friendly reminder that if you are doing any traveling outside of New England please let us know so we can get work for your child while they complete their travel quarantine upon your return. Please continue to be vigilant with COVID precautions. Numbers are continuing to climb. Even in Mason we have seen many more cases over the last few weeks. We have done so well keeping it out of the school please don’t let your guard down and continue to communicate any illness with Nurse Carrier. We will continue with remote Wednesdays through the month of March and preschool will keep the current schedule.   The goal is to get back to 5 days in person but with COVID still very much active around us we are not ready for that quite yet.

Please remember that Tuesday, March 9th  is voting day. This is when we will vote for the school budget and elected officials for the town and school. Voting will be at the school and follow the same set up as it did for the presidential election. The school budget is up slightly from last year 2.67%. We have lost our Title 1 grant so in order to provide extra math and reading services we needed to add that cost to our budget. There has also been increased special education expenses both at MES and for the middle and high school students. We try to keep the budget as level as possible but some years that is more challenging than others.   The full budget and warrant articles can be found on the school’s website. If you have any questions please reach out.

Below you will find some important dates:

Feb 15-19th – Spirit Week – see website for specifics

Feb 22-26th  – February Vacation

March 9th – No School – Voting day at MES 11-7

I want to thank you all for your kind and encouraging words and the delicious meals that were provided to my family while we were dealing with COVID. My children were spared and my husband and I are almost fully recovered. We are looking forward to donating our antibodies so that they can be used to help others fighting this horrible virus.

Stay healthy and in the words of Nurse Carrier … Mask up and Covid Down!

Kristen 

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