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 often for the latest information concerning academic affairs, school and community events, Mason news and student accomplishments.
Our School Vision
Our vision at Otis A. Mason Elementary is to have a community of lifelong learners.
At Otis A. Mason Elementary School we strive to meet the individual needs and maximize the potential of every child.
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.
Welcome Mason Volunteers! 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). 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. Thank you for your cooperation!
Fill out the Volunteer/School Access Application
Click here and get involved as a volunteer at Mason! We NEED you!
School News and Updates
Summer Reading Information
We are so excited about our new Summer Reading Program for 2014! We hope that your manatee readers will accept our challenge of reading every day and filling out their Summer Reading Log 2014!
The Summer Reading Link above contains information about this year’s summer reading incentives and the new AR testing opportunities for this summer! Please contact Alex Phillips at the Public Library Southeast Branch if your child needs help with his/her AR username and password.
Alex Phillips: (904) 827-6900
Registration is OPEN
The 2014-2015 school year Kindergarten and school registration is NOW! Click here for registration requirements.
Mason Registration Forms
Click the above link to print registration forms.
NEW 2014-15 Student Supply Lists
Kindergarten Student Supply List 2014-2015
First Grade Student Supply List 2014-2015
Second Grade Student Supply List 2014-2015
Third Grade Student Supply List 2014-2015
Fourth Grade Student Supply List 2014-2015
Fifth Grade Student Supply List 2014-2015
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.
Mason’s Online Newsletter
View our newsletter online where you can find more information about school events and student achievement. Our online newsletter is published every two weeks during the school year. Enter your email address on the page to receive the Manatee News school newsletter in your email.