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August Manatee Family Memo

Be sure to read the August Family Memo! Inside you will find:


Meet the Teacher Details

Important Dates

Returning to School Safely Update

Wearing Masks &
Water Bottles (Be sure to write your child’s name on every personal item.)

Schoology Workshop for Parents

Brick & Mortar
Classroom Supply Drop Off Schedule

Distance Learning Students
Learning Materials Pick Up Schedule

 Important
Dates

8-26 
Teacher Announcement 
(via Schoology) 

8-28
School Supply Pick-Up 
(for Distance Learners) 
and 
Drop-Off
(for Brick & Mortar Learners) 
Schedule is inside the August Family Memo 

8-31
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
Staggered Start for Kindergarten is
8/31 to 9/3

9-2

Wear Orange for Fairness
 
9-4

All Kindergarten students report to school 

9-7
No School – Labor Day
Please note that every Wed
nesday is EARLY RELEASE at 1:45PM.

Important Information

New Student Registration

Kindergarten Families,
complete our brief
Student Screener.
Get your kindergarten student
off to a great start.

School News

SJCSD Bus Driver Recruiting

$1,000 Incentive
We are hiring!
View the flyer

Hour of Code
2020-2021

Hour of CodeEvery student in grades 2-5 will have a password-protected account.
Mrs. Bendt, MLIS
Login to Hour of Code

Home Access Center

Before contacting your child’s teacher about attendance, grades, homework, missed assignments, or tests, please visit Home Access Center using the button below.

FREE Office 365 ProPlus

Mason Families, Microsoft Office ProPlus 365 is available to you for download, for FREE!  

Click here to get started.

Mason PTO 2020-2021

New year, join us! Plan for upcoming projects and activities.
If you have any questions, please email us!

Support Our School

Please help us raise money for our school by sending in Box Tops, and Coca Cola bottle caps with codes!
Just place the items in a baggie, write your teacher’s name on the baggie
and send it to school with your student. We tally them quarterly. This helps us raise funds.

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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.

Guiding Principles

School 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.

School 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.

School Access

This is just a reminder that anyone (parent, guardian, friend, neighbor, aunt, uncle) must have school access to attend an event at Otis A. Mason Elementary, have lunch with a student and/or attend an awards assembly. If you have not already done so, please complete the School Access Form. The process for approval may take up to 4 weeks, so please fill out the application sooner than later for any guests that would like to have school access. Once the application is approved, school access will be valid for three years.

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.

Policies & Procedures

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. Daily drop off begins at 8:00 am. If your child arrives after 8:30, you will need to come inside the school to sign them in.

School District News

Schools will Reopen August 31, 2020

Distance Learning for Elementary Students

Parents are invited to watch the following presentation to find out what school-based distance learning will look like for elementary students.