NO SCHOOL for Students - February 15, 2016
No school for students is planned for Monday, February 15, 2016. The staff will be in professional development workshops for the day.
School will be in session on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. This was on the 2015-2016 calendar as an optional make-up day for school cancellation. Tuesday, February 16 is the make-up date for the day of school missed on February 2, 2016.
Cycle day schedule on this make-up date of February 16 is as follows:
Cycle Day E
Cycle Day C
Cycle Day A
2015-2016 Snow Days Make-Up Schedule
The North Iowa winter has again created revisions to the school calendar and we will be using the optional make-up days for cancellations that were built into the 2015-2016 school calendar. School will be in session on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The remainder of the make-up days will be added to the end of the school year. Click on the link below for the current snow/weather related make-up schedule.
Revised calendars for all grade levels have been uploaded to the website and these calendars can be accessed by clicking on the "SCHOOL CALENDAR" link in the "Resources" menu on the left on this website's home page.
If you have any questions about the make-up schedule or plans for your student's building/attendance center, please contact your building's office staff or your student's teacher. Thank you!
Kick-Off To Kindergarten for 2016-2017
Kick-Off to Kindergarten is for children turning five years of age on or before September 15, 2016, and who will attend kindergarten during the 2016-2017 school year.
Please contact the school your child will attend to provide information about your potential kindergarten student and to receive information about the Kick-Off to Kindergarten parent meeting scheduled on Thursday, March 24, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at each elementary school. Incoming kindergarten students are invited to attend a kindergarten classroom experience on Friday, April 8 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at their school.
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.
- Office 365 Now Available Free of Charge for Every Mason City Student
- Parents/Guardians - Update of Communication Preferences Needed
- Iowa School Report Card
- Now Available - January 2016 Issue of Each and Every Child Newsletter - A Department of Education Publication
- Mason City High School
- Ga-Ga Court New to Mason City Alternative School
- Public Notice - School In Need of Assistance 2015-2016 Notice
- Public Notice - Level I Investigators
- Public Notice - Open Enrollment
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services Available