Skip To Main Content

Schools Off Canvas

Triggers Sidebar

Landing Nav

Breadcrumb

MHS Newsletter

May 24, 2024

A Message from Principal Bobby Dodd

Dear MHS Families,

As we approach the final week of the 2023-2024 school year, we just wanted to share a few reminders:

Monday, May 27th: No School
Tuesday, May 28th through Thursday, May 30th: Final Exam Bell Schedule

Please prepare for traffic at the front of the school if you plan on picking up your students after they finish exams next week. If you are not able to provide transportation for your students next week, we will operate our normal bus schedule in the mornings and afternoon each day.

Summer Chromebook Repair
Over the summer, our IT department will be busy refreshing our graduating seniors’ devices, so they can be issued to next year’s third graders. Therefore, we will pause Chromebook repairs until August 1. 
 
Starting August 1, if your child’s Chromebook needs to be repaired, you can email support@masonohioschools.com to coordinate a time to drop it off. Otherwise, when your child returns to school, we can provide a loaner device while we repair their Chromebook.
 

Parents’ Corner

Moving or changing schools next year?
If your child will not be returning to Mason City Schools next school year, please let us know by completing the required withdrawal forms before May 30th. 
9-12 Student: Complete the 9-12 Grade Student Withdrawal Form
  1. Return the completed withdrawal form to MHS. You may email the form to:  courtsm@masonohioschools.com
  2. MCS property, including Chromebooks and Chromebook accessories, should be returned at your child's school. 

You will receive email confirmation once all documents are verified. 

Need a Backpack next school year?
Each year, the Mason Schools Foundation provides a backpack and school supplies to each Mason student whose family needs help. If you are in need of a backpack/supplies for your child for 24-25, please email martinl@masonohioschools.com and we will ensure your family is ready for back to school, and that their supplies and backpack are available to pick up during Family Welcome Days (School Orientations.) 

Parking Reminder
As a reminder, we want to ensure the safety and convenience of all our students and community members. The Mason Police Department is enforcing parking regulations more strictly, including issuing tickets to those who park illegally at the Community Center and Municipal Center. We urge our students to adhere to parking guidelines and respect the rules of the community center to avoid any inconvenience or penalties. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. If your student would like to purchase a parking pass at Mason High School, please contact Kristin Day in office A71 or dayk@masonohioschools.com.

Yearbook Ordering
To purchase a copy of the 2023-2024 Masonion Yearbook, CLICK THIS LINK!

Parking Pass Info
2024-2025 Parking information is now available.  Please visit the 2024-2025 Parking Pass FAQs.
 

MCS Tentative 2024-2025 Key Dates
The Board of Education collaborates closely with the Mason Education Association (the teachers' union) to finalize academic calendars, typically spanning three years. Although the full 24-25 Academic Calendar has not yet been developed and approved, we recognize that many families are trying to plan vacations and holidays. We hope these tentative dates offer a foundation for those plans. An official 24-25 academic calendar will be drafted and adopted during negotiations this spring.
Start of School: The first week of school is projected to begin no earlier than August 12, 2024. This week would likely include Comet Family Welcome Days (orientations.)
Winter Break: December 23, 2024 through January 3, 2025.
Spring Break: March 24-28, 2025

MHS PTO

Be sure to follow us on all of our Social Media Accounts: X, Instagram, and Facebook. Just search for Mason High School PTO!

Counselors’ Corner

Next school year, all school counselors will be supporting students in grades 9-12.  Here is the updated alpha breakdown for the guidance department: 2024-25 New Counselor/Administrator 

Alpha Breakdown 

Volunteers Needed - 2024/25
The guidance office is looking for volunteers to help in the office for the 2024-2025 school year. Volunteers will assist students, staff, greet and direct visitors and answer phone calls. No experience necessary. ½ days, either 7:45 – 11 or 11 – 2:30. Weekly or every other week, work around your schedule. Contact Missy Courts at courtsm@masonohioschools.com with any questions.

Please sign up with this link.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MXp_tIhjzT0suvLIUHpPbSprtIUx9GtC09Q1Y-67QQk/edit

Things to Know

Mason Community Activities
We've worked to compile a list of academic, arts, and sports activities provided by non-profit organizations and school groups. The activities are organized by registration or tryout seasons in the summer, fall, winter, and spring.

Visit Community Activities 

If you have an activity to include, please email contactmason@masonohioschools.com

Mason Moments

Nurses Notes
For updates for the clinic, please click here.

Special Services

Please click this link for the Transition Fair sponsored by the Student Support Services Department and Mason Parent Advisory Committee.  

Wellness Moments

Class of 2024 - Transitioning to Adulthood

Counseling and Disability Services at Local Colleges

Mental Health of America: Mental Health Month 

The world is constantly changing – for better or for worse – and it can be overwhelming to deal with everything going on around you. While society is getting more comfortable discussing mental health, it can still be hard to know “Where to Start” when it comes to taking care of your own well-being. For anyone struggling with the pressure of today's world, feeling alone, or wondering if they can feel better, this is Where to Start.

  • Learn: We know relationships and the pressures of work and school can impact your mental well-being, but it can be less obvious when the world around you is the root cause of issues. Learn how the changing world affects mental health and where to start when it comes to conversations and finding help for mental health challenges. Learn more
  • Act: You have the power to take action to improve your mental health! Find tools here to build your coping toolbox to manage stress, difficult emotions, and challenging situations. Build your coping toolbox.
  • Advocate: Whether this is your first time participating in Mental Health Month or you’ve been doing it for years, there is something for everybody to do. No matter how big or small the action, every effort counts. Advocate for mental health
  • Download The Mental Health Month Toolkit:  Mental Health America's 2024 Mental Health Month toolkit provides free resources to help plan your efforts and raise awareness during the month of May and beyond. It has DIY tools, social media assets, resources, templates, printable handouts, and more! Download toolkit

If you would like more information on mental health and wellness or would like to get connected to mental health resources, check out the Resources for Mason Families page and reach out to your Prevention and Wellness Designer or your child’s school counselor.

Upcoming Events

MEMORIAL DAY
Monday, May 27, 2024

All schools and district offices will be closed.

 
STUDENTS LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Thursday, May 30
 

Links

  • For all things activities, please visit the new site created by MHS Interns 
  • For all things graduation, please visit here
  • SafeSchools tipline

Previous Messages

5.24.24