Welcome to the Otis A. Mason Elementary Web Site!
The Mason web site is an information resource for our parents, students, teachers, staff, business partners, and community members. Please check here for information concerning academic affairs, school and community events, Mason news and student accomplishments.
Our School Vision
Our vision is to have a community of lifelong learners.
We strive to meet the individual needs and maximize the potential of every child.
Mason is AVID Strong! Find out how the AVID system is helping our students prepare for a successful future! Click here for more information about how the AVID system is being implemented in your child’s classroom.
Visiting Our Campus
The safety of our students is our top priority. Due to this, all visitors and volunteers are required to show picture ID and sign in on our Keep-n-Track computer system before receiving a guest badge to enter the building.
We welcome anyone who has an approved volunteer application on file into our school. If you do not have a Volunteer Application on file you can fill one out online (see link below). Thank you for your cooperation.
School News and Updates
Safety Reminder for Families:
We no longer accept phone call transportation changes for our students.
We must receive a written request in your child’s planner (or written separately on a piece of paper) or by fax to 904.547.8445. Please include a phone number where you can be reached. All requests must be made by 2:00 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and by 1:00 PM on Wednesdays. Please note that requests to to ride a different bus are subject to seating availability and must be approved by the bus driver. This policy has been put in place to ensure that only parents or legal guardians request transportation changes. You will be called to verify a change that is sent in by fax. Please address any concerns to our administration.
Get involved, Mason Manatees!
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We are looking for Mason parents and community members who are willing to share about their careers with our Mason students!
Please send an email to email@example.com if you work in any of the following fields and would be willing to share about your career:
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Student Arrivals and Departures
Student Access Times: 8:00am – 3:00pm (2:00pm)
Parent drop off time begins at 8:00 AM and students must be in class no later than 8:30 a.m. If your student does not arrive in parent drop off in time to get to class before the tardy bell rings at 8:30 a.m., you are required to walk your child in to the front office and sign him/her in. Breakfast is not served after 8:25 a.m. If your student arrives at school after this time, please make sure he/she has already had breakfast. *Student checkouts or transportation changes are not allowed after 2:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday AND after 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Changes this late in the school day become confusing and may result in students not being placed appropriately. Please be sensitive to this issue and arrange any changes in transportation prior to 2:30 p.m. Please address any questions to Administration.
Attendance and Tardies
Attendance is extremely important for students to be successful at our school. It is also important that students arrive at school on time and ready to learn! Parents are encouraged to utilize school bus transportation.
Click the image below to see our Manatee Essentials Chart for more information about our Student Code of Conduct and school expectations.