Public Notice - Homeless Education Assistance Act
Preschool-aged and school-aged children have certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act. Please click on one of the following to find out further information related to these rights and/or protections.
If you need further assistance, call the National Center for Homeless Education at the toll-free HelpLine number: 1-800-308-2145.
Public Notice - Level I Investigators
The Board of Education approved the Level 1 Investigators at their meeting on Monday, September 19, 2016.
In accordance with Chapter 102 of the Iowa Department of Education School Rules of Iowa, the following are the Level 1 investigators for the Mason City Community School District:
Jodie Anderson, 641-421-4403
David Ciccetti, 641-421-4426
Public Notice - Open Enrollment
Parents/guardians considering the use of the open enrollment option to enroll their children in another public school district in the state of Iowa should be aware of the following dates:
March 1, 2017 – Last date for regular open enrollment requests for the 2017-18 school year.
September 1, 2017 – Last date for open enrollment requests for entering kindergarten students for the 2017-18 school year.
Mason City Community School District Supply Lists for 2016-2017
Listed here are the suggested supplies, by grade levels, you may wish to provide for your student for the 2016-2017 school year.
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.