Mason County Central
MCC Parents and Students,
I hope that you are all enjoying the unseasonably warm weather. It certainly does not feel like Thanksgiving is upon us but it is. With that being said, it also means that the end of our first trimester is close (Nov. 25th). This means that exams and exam reviews will be done on November 23rd, 24th, and 25th. The daily schedule will look different during exam week. That schedule has been shared with your staff at the high school. Early next week we will share it with students, post it in our building and also have it available on the MCC app and our Twitter feed @MCCSpartans1. Exams are 20% of the final grade. They are very important. Make sure you discuss exam week with your child and make sure that they study at home as well.
Attendance is very, very important. The policy at MCC High School is that students get five (5) unexcused absences per trimester. If they go over that, their final grade is reduced a ½ grade for every unexcused absence over the limit. Even if you call our office to tell us that your child is sick, that counts as an unexcused absence. This is why we allow five absences without penalty. Absences that are actually excused would be any absence that is school-related, college visits, funerals and medical excuses. Any COVID-19 related quarantine absences are excused as well.
The end of the trimester also brings us to the first check of Spartan Way criteria. The Spartan Way is our employability skills program. Students are tracked on collaboration/community involvement, ethical citizenship, personal accountability, flexibility/adaptability and communication. Students who are on track with our criteria will get an hour-long lunch on Fridays during the 2nd trimester rather than the standard 35 minutes. Discuss The Spartan Way criteria with your child as these are the skills that employers are looking for.
Did you know?:
Winter Sports practices have begun.
The drama department is rehearsing and will be presenting “Our Town” in early December.
SAT scores are available through your child’s college board account. The SAT was taken by seniors this fall.
MCC has six all conference selections in fall sports.
Cross Country- Nyah Tyron, Gage Tyron (honorable mention), Gavin Shirey (honorable mention)
Volleyball- Hailey Jackson (honorable mention)
Football- Jackson Kimes, Khole Hofmann(Pentwater High School)
We are still fighting COVID-19 as cases are on the rise in Mason County, state-wide and nation-wide. Please continue to be safe outside of school as we are practicing all of the proper mitigation measures in school.
Stay safe and healthy, Spartans!
Jeffrey A. Tuka, Principal
Mason County Central High School