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To have a community of lifelong learners.
Mason Elementary School strives to meet the individual needs and maximize the potential of every child.
School Hours 8:30am – 2:50pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8:30am – 1:50pm Wednesday
Student Access Time 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. Mason’s Annual 5K to benefit our Relay for Life Team! Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2013 race. See results from the 2013 race.
District News, School Forms and Information
Manatees are “Reading to Succeed”! AR is a reading incentive program. Your child reads a book on his or her level, takes a quiz online at the AR website, and earns points! Click below to see point goals for each grade level. These are attainable for all students! Log onto Accelerated Reader using your child’s username and password to check their current quiz scores, book levels, and the number of points earned. AR Home Connection Parents can use this link to see student AR quiz scores. Use your student’s AR username and password.
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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Parent Newsletter http://parents.fldoe.org/newsletter
Parents as Partners Newsletter
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 School Information). 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 Character Counts at Mason!
View our School Public Accountability Report (SPAR) Click Here
School Improvement Plan Mason SIP 2013-2014
District Parent Resource Guide Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) options are available. Parents who wish to consider course or grade level acceleration should review eligibility criteria and process referenced in the District Student Progression Plan and Parent Resource Guide.
School Spirit Day
EVERY Friday is School Spirit Day at Mason Elementary!
Wear your manatee shirt and/or school colors (Teal & Gray) to show your school spirit.