Mason County Central
The end of the first trimester is upon us. This edition of the MCC High School Newsletter is dedicated to end-of-the-trimester information and tips for exam week. We also will talk about some adjustments to the dress code. Then, I will our current COVID-19 situation and quarantine protocols.
Next week is a short week with a half-day on Wednesday and no school on Thursday and Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. That week is also exam week and the end of the first trimester. It is paramount that students have all assignments in and also prepare for their final exams. Exams are worth 20% of final grades. We have built exam review times into our schedule to make sure students are prepared. Please go over the exam schedule with your child. You will not see Monday on this schedule but we do have review times built-in for Monday.
Tuesday, Nov. 23
8:25am-9:55am 3rd hour Exam
10:00am-11:30am 4th hour Exam
12:05pm-1:35 pm-5th hour Exam
1:40pm-2:25pm- 1st hour Review
2:30pm-3:13pm- 2nd hour Review
***No CTE Classes
Wednesday, Nov. 24
8:25am-10:00am 1st hour Exam
10:05am-11:30am -2nd hour Exam
***A.M. CTE classes must be attended at normal
We have listened to students and made some adjustments to the dress code. We also have consulted with about a dozen other schools about their dress code to make sure that our guidelines are consistent and fair but still modest and professional. Below are a list of changes and emphasis of the dress code. It is important to remember that dress code violations are not disciplinary unless there is a refusal to comply. I have met with the student council on the changes. I have emailed the student body and the staff with these changes and we will make the adjustments on our online handbook.
-Length of shorts for boys and girls language change will change from "tips of the fingers" to "mid-thigh." This change is to be fair to students with long arms.
- "Shoulders covered at all times" will change to "Shoulders should be reasonably covered. Spaghetti straps are not allowed."
- Midriffs should not be seen.
-Undergarments should not be seen.
- Jeans will rips or holes will be treated like shorts and skirts. Holes above mid-thigh are not permitted.
Lastly, our high school went through a very tough two weeks with positive COVID-19 cases and quarantines. Quarantines can be very frustrating to parents and students because of missing school instruction, extra-curricular activities, practices, and games, and also missing socialization in school. To make sure that everyone is aware there are three ways to stay in school if you are a close contact. These ways are:
Full vaccination status: Two weeks after the 2nd shot.
Both the positive COVID case and the close contact were properly masked the whole time.
The close contact has had COVID in the last 90 days.
MCC wishes all of our students and families the happiest of Thanksgivings!
Stay safe and healthy, Spartans!
Jeffrey A. Tuka, Principal
Mason County Central High School