WELCOME TO MASON COUNTY SCHOOLS
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Mason County Health Services
Welcome Video from Health Services
Distance/Remote learning- this will primarily done via the "Cloud". This is an option created by Creative Curriculum, the same company that developed the curriculum used by teachers in the classroom setting. The "Cloud" will allow our teachers to relay activities over the cell phonnes and the parents will be able to have communication with their respective teachers. Our teachers will receive support in the use of the "Cloud" during a Microsoft Teams session to be held on September 8th. Additional support will be in place via the Creative Curriculum Company TBA. This program will remain in place as long as there is a need based on or Governor's guidance.
Traditional/blended-pre-k programs will also be in place with adjustments due to Covid-19. The program will be two days per week, either Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday. The pre-k teachers will contact parents prior to September 21 start date to communicate which two days their child or children will be attending. Regarding the two days students will not be in the physical classroom, the pre-k teachers may offer an activity that supports what was taught the days the child did attend the in-person sessions. The "Cloud" may be utilized for this too. This will offer repetition and better outcomes for long term student retention.
It is important to remember that all students will be provided a one-time large ziplock bag of supplies that may be useful in doing the home activities whether you have selected the remote or traditional/blended option. So, keep those supplies for the activities to be done at home.
If you are interested in Dual Credit (College Credit in High School) from Marshall University for your child, please fill out this application and send it to the principal of the High School your child attends.
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services, through the CARES Act, is offering assistance in paying for child care for essential workers during COVID. Contact DHHR for questions and print applications.
Food Service Plan
The Mason County Board of Education announces the availability of a free breakfast and a free lunch at all Mason County Schools for all students regardless of income for the 2020-2021 school year. Under the Community Eligibility Provision, applications will not need to be completed to be eligible for free meals. Mason County Schools is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Nutrition Director at Mason County Schools 304-675-4540 extension 49107
Food Service plan-Fall 2020
Click video link below to learn more about the updated calendar. Click square with arrow to see video full screen.
PreK and K Registration
Questions or Comments
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New Health Requirements
Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year students entering Pre-K, Kindergarten, 2nd, 7th and 12th grades are required to have a health check, dental exam, and updated shot records. All students entering 7th grade or 12th grade are required to have the Meningococcal and Tetanus vaccinations before entering school on the first day.
Mason County has a new Mobile App. Download today for Free from the App Store or Google Play Store.
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Important Message from Mr. Cullen
During this time of school closure, the best way to contact staff members is by email. Please contact your student’s teacher if you have specific questions about an assignment.
If you have general questions about instructional packets and food delivery, please email your child’s principal.
Ashton Elementary – Charlotte Oshel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Beale Elementary – Adam Watson – email@example.com
Leon Elementary – Alesia Green – firstname.lastname@example.org
New Haven Elementary – Walter Raynes – email@example.com
Point Pleasant Intermediate – Stacey Walton – firstname.lastname@example.org
Point Pleasant Primary – Vickie Workman – email@example.com
Roosevelt – Tim Click – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannan Junior/Senior - Stephen Pritchard – email@example.com
Point Pleasant Junior/Senior - William Cottrill – firstname.lastname@example.org
Wahama Junior/Senior - Melissa VanMeter – email@example.com
Mason County Career Center – Cheryl Moore – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mason County School for Success – Melissa Denniston – email@example.com
NTID Mason County Application
Mason County Schools will have the option of one hour, two hour, and three hour delay as per state law this year in case of bad weather. Using delays will allow the students to attend school on an abbreviated schedule and will not increase school days at the end of the year. See the school calendar information in Policy 8210 under school board policies.
Please see the Inclement Weather Plan under the student tab or the employee tab.
If you have any concerns in regards to bed bugs see the link under the Parent and Community tab.
We want to take this opportunity to assure you that safety plans are in place at all of our schools and that we will continue to be diligent in our efforts to maintain a safe, caring and productive learning environments for our students and staff. Our efforts to maintain safe schools are multi-faceted and include, but are not limited to:
- Positive behavior interventions and support programs;
- School counseling services;
- Establishing Prevention Resource Officers (PROs) in each of our secondary schools;
- Safe School Plans and preparedness training.
We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that in the event of an emergency, phone messages will be sent to parents through our SchoolMessenger Notification System. This automated calling system enables us to send emergency voice notifications to parents within minutes --school or district wide. Please remember to notify the school if you change your phone number during the school year so that it can be updated in our system. Please assist us in our efforts to maintain safe schools by stressing to your child the importance of informing you or school staff whenever he/she has information related to the safety of students and/or staff. You may report a threat or rumor of a threat by calling your school administration directly, the Board of Education at 304-675-4540, or the West Virginia State Police at 304-675-0850. All threats to the safety of our students are taken seriously.
We appreciate your ongoing support for our school system and want to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as our principals and staff implement and enforce school safety procedures at each of our schools. Working together, we can ensure that the educational process continues in the safe, caring, and uninterrupted environment that our children deserve.
Parent Advice on Social Media
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released findings from a comprehensive study on the impact social media has on kids and families. Although there are real benefits to kids using sites like Facebook, including increased communication, access to information and help in developing a sense of self, there can be serious downsides to all this online sharing too.
Social networking is on the rise, and the study found that 22 percent of teenagers log onto their favorite social media sites more than 10 times a day, and that 75 percent own cell phones. This level of engagement online increases the risks of cyberbullying, “Facebook depression” (a new phenomenon where “de-friending” and online bullying lead to symptoms of depression), exposure to inappropriate content, and sexting.
Just as we prepare our kids for life in the real world, we should prepare them for life in the online world. Read on for tips that every parent should keep in mind.
To safely encourage an internet-savy child check out these Parent Advice on Social Media Apps
FDA Alert for Epipens
Mason County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district's activities and programs. Mason County Schools also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.