April 12, 2021 Dear School Community, As noted on our COVID-19 Dashboard, Monday, April 12, 2021 we learned about a School Associated Case of COVID-19 in a Middle School student. We are working closely with District Health Department #10 to identify Close Contacts of this School Associated Case. PLEASE NOTE: Any students or staff that have been identified as a close contact have already been notified by the health department and/or Mason County Central Schools. But just in case, please answer the phone if the health department or MCC Schools calls you, as a contact tracer may be trying to reach you with important information. Thank you for understanding that, due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release the names of the individuals with COVID-19. We will continue to communicate changes and updates with you. With your help, we believe we can maintain a safe environment while also providing quality education. If you have any questions, contact District Health Department #10 at 231-845-7381. For answers to your COVID-19 questions, please call the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 or visit Michigan.gov/coronavirus. Sincerely, Jeff Mount Superintendent
Dear MCC School Family, Today, the Governor and MDHHS encouraged High Schools to pause all face to face activities (including sports) for two weeks. Unlike the December mandatory shutdown of our High School, this was a recommendation. Since coming back from Spring Break we have seen 5 positive cases here at Mason County Central Schools with 2 of those cases happening in the High School. At this time, our number of cases do not justify the need to pause our face to face instruction and shutdown our athletics for 2 weeks. While that time may come if the circumstances change, we learned from the mandatory December shutdown that such a pivot to online instruction had a detrimental impact on many of our high school students' academic progress. We do not want to repeat such a mistake... and this time, it would be voluntary. So, we will continue to stay the course but ask that all of you double down on your efforts to monitor your family's health and do the morning health checks before coming to school. If a student has any of the symptoms: Fever, Sore Throat, Cough/Shortness of Breath, Diarrhea/Vomiting, or Headache - please stay home and get a COVID test. Coming to school could cause the illness to spread and/or require unnecessary quarantines for others. And in the meantime, Mason County Central Schools will continue to work hard on our end to provide a clean, healthy and safe learning environment. Stay Healthy and Strong Spartans!!
Dear MCC Parents and Students, Please be sure to do your daily health screenings prior to coming to school each day. As you are likely well aware, Mason County and the State of Michigan have become a hot zone for the spread of the highly contagious COVID variant. This new variant appears to be very contagious for student populations as compared to what we experienced with the COVID virus in the fall. A health screening each morning could prevent any further spread of the virus in addition to preventing mandatory quarantines of close contacts here at school or on our sports teams. In addition - Check out the News Feed of this App or the District Website for information from District Health Department #10 regarding Vaccination Clinics for ANYONE 16 and older. Stay Healthy and Strong Spartans!!
April 8, 2021 Dear School Community, As noted on our COVID-19 Dashboard, Thursday, April 8, 2021 we learned about 3 School Associated Cases of COVID-19, two students in the Middle School and one student in the High School. We are working closely with District Health Department #10 to identify Close Contacts of this School Associated Cases. Any students or staff that have been identified as a close contact will be notified by the health department and/or Mason County Central Schools as a part of the COVID-19 investigation process. Please answer the phone if the health department or MCC Schools calls you, as a contact tracer may be trying to reach you with important information. Thank you for understanding that, due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release the names of the individuals with COVID-19. We will continue to communicate changes and updates with you. With your help, we believe we can maintain a safe environment while also providing quality education. If you have any questions, contact District Health Department #10 at 231-845-7381. For answers to your COVID-19 questions, please call the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 or visit Michigan.gov/coronavirus. Sincerely, Jeff Mount Superintendent
Summer Baseball Fans in the documents folders on our App is the sign up for summer baseball. Open the Summer baseball Folder and document is located there. We look forward to watching our young Spartans run the bases!
It's Spelling Bee Week! The Competition is Tuesday March 16th. Good Luck to the following Spellers! 8th Grade Chase Wood Victoria Chaple 7th Grade Brody Austin Chance Nash 6th Grade Cambria Sly Brody Walle
Sports Updates The Wrestling meet this week is that was scheduled for Tuesday 3/16 has been switched to Wednesday 3/17 @ Shelby with a start time of 4 PM The Volleyball game scheduled for Tuesday 3/16 will be just for the 8th grade team. This game will start at 4 PM @ Montague. The 7th grade team will not travel to this game.
The Book Fair is coming 3/15-3/19! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/mccms Students will be allowed to shop the Book Fair in person following guidelines put in place for health and safety. There is an e-wallet function as well as an online storefront for all levels of comfort. Thank you for your support.
Dear MCC School Family, This morning we were made aware of a suspicious vehicle and interaction with one of our Upper Elementary Students while walking home from school yesterday, March 4th. We are working with local law enforcement to investigate this matter and are asking that you help us keep a watchful eye out for our community's children. It truly takes a village to raise our children and it is all of our responsibility to help keep them safe. If you should see any suspicious activity, do not hesitate to report it to law enforcement and/or the school. We will work together to check into it. Thank you for your help. Stay Strong and Healthy Spartans!!
Scholastic Reading Club now offers free shipping with orders over $25.00! Shipping to the school is always free if you use code LBPQ4! Stock up on your favorites! https://scholastic-clubs.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=691815
Good Afternoon Spartan Volleyball family. Just a reminder with our first home Volleyball game this afternoon. 1. Please remember that masks are mandatory. 2. Between the 7th and 8th grade game we will ask the 7th grade parents to leave the gym and allow the 8th grade parents to enter the gym. This is due to the small size of Upper Elementary Gym and in accordance with the current Executive Order. See you all tonight! Go Spartans!
Wrestling starts at 4:00 today. We are limited to 2 spectators per participant. Please wear your mask. Thank you!
Dear MCC School Family: Snow Day # 1 of 2020-21 School Year. Due to deteriorating road conditions and an even worse forecast for Friday morning, we have decided to cancel school for Friday, February 5th. Stay Healthy, Warm and Safe Spartans!!
Dear Spartan Family. With Great Regret : The eight West Michigan Conference schools unanimously voted to conclude the early Middle School winter sports of Boy's Basketball and Competitive cheer that were originally scheduled to end in late December and early January. Despite the best efforts of coaches and administration over the last four to six weeks, the timeline (based on MDHHS orders), to effectively complete these seasons has elapsed. The early season was rescheduled four different times and the late winter sports of volleyball and wrestling were pushed back 2 weeks in an attempt to finish the early sports, but in the end it was no longer feasible to complete the seasons.
Check out the District News Feed with a letter from the Region's Superintendents in support of contact sports competitions reconvening.
We are supporting the high school in their homecoming week with a charity week for our community. In addition to a coin war supporting a local charity chosen by each grade level, we will have dress up days to add a little more fun. Monday- Pajama Day Tuesday- Twin Day Wednesday- Hat Day Thursday- Sports Day Friday- Blue and Gold Day We all need a little pick-me-up this time of year, and what better way to do it than dressing up and raising money for those in need! Students will bring in coins M-TH and dollars on Friday to bomb other classes.
Attention Parents: Students were given their second trimester progress reports to take home at the end of the school day today. Spartan Connect progress reports will be mailed. Next week is parent teacher conference week. There will be no face to face conferences due to COVID 19. All week you can call or email teachers and they will respond by the end of the day on Friday. Teachers will be in their classrooms to talk live on Thursday, February 4 th , from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Have a Great Weekend Spartans
Attention Volleyball Players and Parents Currently, the start date is February 8th All Participants must have a Physical or waiver to tryout 7th Graders interested will have early practice from 3:20 to 5:00. 8th Graders interested, will have late practice from 5:00 to 6:30. Tryouts could last 2-4 days, depending on the number of participants. Please have your ride ready to pick you up at the conclusion of practice. Practice and games will be at the Upper Elementary this year. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Just a reminder that Ms. Kelly's ELA class has NWEA testing this week Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Please get a good night's rest, eat a quality snack/breakfast in the morning, and bring your headphones/earbuds. Thank you and good luck!