Mason County Central
We are very happy to report that the first two weeks of school have gone very smoothly. Going to school in this manner is not very easy because it is different. But, the students and the staff at our high school have done an amazing job of adjusting to the circumstances that COVID has presented to us. Everyone in the building has done a nice job of wearing masks and keeping them up above the nose and mouth. We do have to give some subtle reminders. However, we have had minimal issues with this. The idea is to keep everyone safe and keep it that way so that we can get back to what normal school looked like before the pandemic.
One of the adjustments to this school year is that every teacher now has a Google Classroom for every class that they teach. This is very beneficial because students can access class materials online while they are at home or if they stay home due to illness. It has been a great tool in the first couple of weeks. Parents can also see what is going on in class in real-time. All you have to do is let your child’s teacher know that you would like to be a guardian on Google Classroom. They will get your email and set you up.
To our Spartan Connected-Learn From Home students and parents: Students that are learning from home MUST have two way communication with their advisor. Those same students should be checking their MCC email daily and answering or returning phone calls from their advisor. Your advisor will also be holding daily Google Meet sessions. You have to be in these meetings or communicating with your advisor or you will be in danger of losing credit for this trimester. The advisor is doing their part. It is the student’s responsibility to be in the Google Meet sessions, emailing or calling back. Attendance will also be marked as part of this process.
Because the seniors have not taken the SAT college entrance exam as Juniors, we are holding that test on October 14th at 8:25 am. Seniors, even learn from home seniors, should take this test. Juniors, sophomores, and freshmen will be taking the PSAT on October 14th as well. We recommend that those groups take the PSAT for important practice for the SAT in the spring of their junior year.
Lastly, we are postponing spirit week and homecoming for obvious reasons. Student council will start having discussions about some dress up days later this fall and hopefully holding our annual tractor parade if that is possible. Right now we are planning to try to have a full homecoming in the winter, but again, we do not know if that will be possible. If not, we would like to have a spirit week with creative but safe ideas.
We at MCC thank parents for your patience and flexibility during this unique start to the school year. Please keep watching the MCC app for updates and also our Twitter feed @MCCSpartans1.
Stay safe and healthy, Spartans!
Jeffrey A. Tuka, Principal
Mason County Central High School