SJCSD Social Studies Adoption
The St. Johns County School District has begun the review process for the Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption. Once available for review, the digital resources will be posted here (https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/media/textbooks/adoption/) and available for review. The core resources that have been submitted for evaluation were selected from the state adoption consideration lists when available. Additional resources for advanced programs may be reviewed from materials listed as appropriate for the program indicated. Some print materials may be available for review. If you would like access to the 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 AM – 4:00 PM when district offices are open. We encourage parent and community participation in our adoption process. If you would like to serve on a school committee and formally review the resources as a part of the school review team, please contact any school or our office at 904.547.3947 by April 21, 2023. Committee membership is limited. School administrators will select the appropriate number of reviewers from the list of interested participants.
F.A.S.T. Test Proctors Needed!
We are looking for volunteers to help us with F.A.S.T. Test Proctoring in April and May.
All volunteers must complete the District required school background check and have school access prior to volunteer shift.
**Proctors may not volunteer in classrooms with students they are related to (i.e. children, nieces, nephews, etc.)**
We know it is not glamorous work, but it is some of the most needed and valued. We want our students to be comfortable and assisted during their testing so they do as well as possible.
There is a short Powerpoint training and a signature required in order to be a proctor. It is to ensure that all volunteers follow the proper testing rules and procedures. Please review, print, sign and submit the second to last page prior to proctoring.
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.
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.
Main Office: (904) 547-8440
Clinic: (904) 547-8444
Registration: (904) 547-8436
- 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.
Parent & Student Information
- 2022-2023 Master Calendar
- Dismissal Change Request Form
- National Assessment for Educational Progress
- Volunteer and Visitor Policy
- Free & Reduced Lunch Application
- Map & Directions to Otis A. Mason
- Otis A. Mason School Public Accountability Report (SPAR)
- School Improvement Plan
- Parent Access to Student Score Reports in HAC – gr. 3-10
- Understanding FAST Reports For Families
- How to Access the FL Statewide Assessments Portal
School District Information
- District News and Information
- Bullying Prevention
- Parent Guide to Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)
- Service Animal Policy
- 22-23 Elementary Choice Letter
- 2022-23 Code of Conduct Letter
- 2022-23 School Safety Letter
- 2022-23 Signed Class Size Letter
- Economic Security Report Summary
- Required Instruction Elementary Parent Letter – 2022-23
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!
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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
"Improving Mental Wellness in Children and Families" Online Discussion on April 4
Please join the St. Johns County School District's Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Parent Advisory Committee for a virtual discussion on "Improving Mental Wellness in Children and Families." The discussion will be held virtually in Microsoft Teams and will be presented by Dr. Francesca M. Varallo Sims and Jarvis Paul Ramil from Baptist Health And Wolfson Children's Hospital.
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.