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Volunteers Needed: Please Consider Helping

Test Proctoring:  Please review the attached presentation of proctor rules and sign pages 16 & 17 (also available at Front Desk): Proctor Training 2023-2024-to share. Please sign up for a spot on our Sign-up Genius. 

Teacher Appreciation Week: Click below for our PTO sign-up genius for TAW 2024! Thank you, volunteers, for supporting our faculty and staff.

ESE Parent Survey and Event: You're Invited

23-24 ESE Parent Survey

The 2023-2024 ESE Parent Survey window is open now through June 30, 2024. Each year, the FDOE surveys parents of students with an individual educational plan to determine how well districts and schools are partnering with parents and promoting parent involvement in their student’s education. All states must collect these data for reporting on their State Performance Plan, as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Additionally, survey results will be used to help schools and districts improve services and outcomes for students with disabilities. The survey is open to all parents of students with an IEP receiving ESE services from preschool age to grade 12.  Individual responses are confidential. To access the survey directly, go to the 2024 ESE Parent Survey. For questions, contact Patricia Bodiford, senior educational program director, Instructional Support Services, at [email protected] or 850-245-0475.

Registration for NEW Manatees is now open for the 2024-2025 School Year!

Click here  to register NEW Manatees for the 2024-2025  school year.

  • GOOD NEWS! VPK Registration for the 2024-2025 school year has a few open spots! Register now to get your spot.
  • Kindergarten Registration is for NEW OMES students (returning Pre-K students need not reenroll).
  • Enrollment is for students within our zone.
  • Not sure if you are in our zone? Check here with Zone Finder.

"A Day Without Violence"
Art and Poetry Contest

2024 Summer Camp Opportunities at OMES

June 3rd-6th: Under the Sea Camp for Grades K though 5 (sponsored by our Extended Day Staff). Contact Melinda Stevens if interested.  ($25 to register and $175 to attend)

June 10th-13th: Green Thumb Camp for Grades K though 5 (sponsored by our Extended Day Staff). Contact Melinda Stevens if interested.  ($25 to register and $175 to attend)

 June 17th-27th: SJCCA Elementary Fine Arts Camp for rising 3rd through 5th Grade students (left). Register here!

*All three camps will be hosted on our campus.

A la escuela de Otis A. Mason, se habla espanol. Si necessitas hablar con un membiero de este escuela en espanol, llamanos, por favor, a 904-547-8440. 

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.


School Information:

Office Hours: 
M-F 7:55am–3:45pm
Main Office: (904) 547-8440
Main Fax: (904) 547-8445 
Registration Fax: (904) 547-8448
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. Families should utilize the parent drop off line and remain in the car until school staff are outside to welcome students for the day (after 8 am). 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. 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. Handwritten notes are no longer accepted. 
  • 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:

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

Elementary Fine Arts Summer Camp - FREE!

St. Johns County Center of the Arts (SJCCA) is pleased to offer the 2024-25 District South "Elementary Performing Arts Summer Camp" for rising 3rd - 5th grade students. This is a free summer camp that is being offered to cultivate and develop our fine young artists. You will receive an email with additional information once you have completed this registration.

All students will participate in Singing, Playing Instruments, Dancing, Creative Writing and Speaking, and Puppetry!


Elementary Fine Arts Summer Camp

"The Link Between Language Age and Behavior" Virtual Discussion on April 9

Please join us on April 9, 2024, from 6pm to 7:30pm for a virtual discussion titled "The Link Between Language Age and Behavior." The discussion will be presented by guest speaker from UF Health Jacksonville David Childers, MD.

Learn more about this event

The Link Between Language Age and Behavior Flyer

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