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The State of Florida funds Reading Scholarship Accounts for struggling readers – a $500 scholarship that can be used for tutoring and other services – that your child may be eligible for! If you would like further information, please email [email protected], or call us at 887-735-7837. Click the link for full details.

Reading Scholarship Opportunity

Core Values

Our Mission

At Mason Elementary, we believe student success is fostered by a continuous commitment to improvement, which ensures well-rounded and motivated learners. We do this by maintaining a safe and dynamic learning environment, promoting high expectations for all students, nurturing determination, developing personal relationships, and involving our community.

Our Vision

The “Mason Way” is one that nurtures a passion in every child for personal success, good character, and a desire to learn, explore, and better themselves as they grow to be responsible members of our community.

Schedule

School Information:

Office Hours: 
M-F 7:55am–3:45pm
Main Office: (904) 547-8440
Fax: (904) 547-8445 
Clinic: (904) 547-8444
Registration: (904) 547-8436

School Hours:

  • Arrival – 8:00am
  • Classes Begin –8:25am
  • Dismissal
    • 2:45pm – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
    • 1:45pm – Wed (Early Release)

Policies & Procedures

Attendance & 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. Daily drop off begins at 8:00am. If your child arrives after 8:25am, you will need to come inside the school to sign them in.

Absences from School

If your child is absent from school, a parent/guardian must turn in a written signed note or a doctor’s note within 48 hours for the absence to be considered excused, upon the students return to school. Emails and phone calls will not be accepted. We appreciate your support.

Early Dismissal & Dismissal Changes

  • For the safety of all students, children may not be checked out of school after 2:15pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday and 1:15pm on Wednesday.
  • If you need to change the way your child goes home in the afternoon or for an early dismissal, please complete our Dismissal Change Request Form.
  • Please Note: Early Dismissals – We do not send children to the front office until you have arrived and shown your photo ID to the front office staff. Dismissal Changes – Can only be accepted before 2:10pm (1:10pm on Wednesdays).
  • We cannot accept phone calls for those changes. Changes in afternoon transportation should only be for emergency situations. Thank you for your understanding. 


School News & Events

Support Our School

Join Otis Mason PTO! It’s a new school year, join us! JOIN HERE!

Plan for upcoming projects and activities with PTO. If you have any questions, please email us!

Visit PTO webpage HERE!

Mason Manatee Memo for Monthly School News & Events:

     

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Head Start

St. Johns County School District Head Start provides a free pre-school program and comprehensive health and social services to eligible three- and four-year-old children and their families living in St. Johns County. Head Start is for income eligible families, proof of income is required.

School District News

2020-2021 Instructional Materials Adoption for English Language Arts (ELA)

St. Johns County School District curriculum department representatives and adoption committee members have completed the review process for the Instructional Materials Adoption for English Language Arts (ELA). On January 26, 2021, the School Board will conduct a public hearing to receive comment from the community regarding the final list of recommendations for instructional resources for this adoption. The public is invited to attend this hearing. Committees composed of teachers, district content experts, parents and community members compiled the lists. The hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the District Administrative Building located at 40 Orange Street in St. Augustine.

View the final recommended selections and links to the selections. If you would like access to available printed materials or require assistance reviewing the online resources, please call the Instructional Resources and Media Services office at 904.547.3947. Materials are available for review from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. when district offices are open.

Board action on the final recommendations for English Language Arts instructional materials is expected to take place at the School Board meeting in February.

School District Events

The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is composed of parents, educators, administrators, business representatives, and other interested community members concerned with the education of students with disabilities. The purpose of the committee is to provide information to parents and input to district staff regarding our ongoing effort to continuously improve services for students with disabilities. 2020/2021 PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE VIRTUAL MEETING TOPICS and DATES: All 2020/2021 meetings will be held via virtual platform. Topic: GUARDIANSHIP: HOW TO BEST PROTECT YOUR CHILD WHEN HE OR SHE TURNS 18 Presenter: Stephen Furnari, Florida Attorney, Founder of GuardianProject.US Date/Time: 01/05/2021 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Topic: ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD): DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA, SYMPTOMS, & STRATEGIES Presenter: Lisa D. Bailey, Ph.D. Date/Time: 02/02/2021 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Topic: ANXIETY: DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA, SYMPTOMS, & STRATEGIES Presenter: Sarah Dew-Reeves, Ph.D. Date/Time: 03/02/2021 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Topic: SOLUTIONS TO HELP CHILDREN COPE WITH STRESS Presenters: Dr. Thomas Romero and Dr. Lexie Romero Date/Time: 04/06/2021 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

FortifyFL App

FortifyFL is a website and app developed at the direction of the Florida Legislature. Any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or getfortifyfl.com.