News & Notes
Welcome to the Mason Middle School website. The News & Notes section serves as a bulletin board to post activity notices in a timely fashion. In addition to this information, please visit our website links to the left for calendar events and other information.
NEW IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIRED FOR 2014-2015
The following new immunization requirements that your student may need, have to be provided in writing from the doctor to our Student Services office by Friday, September 26, 2014 so we can provide them on time to the Michigan Department of Community Health:
1. Required for all children 11-18 years of age:
• Two (2) doses of varicella (Var) vaccine or proof of history of chickenpox disease in writing from parent or on immunization card
• One (1) dose of meningococcal (MCV4)
• One (1) dose of tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pettussis (Tdap) vaccine
(If 5 years have passed since their last dose of tetanus/diphtheria vaccine – DtaP, Td or DT)
Your child may have had all required immunizations at the time of entry into kindergarten however, the meningococcal vaccine and second dose of varicella were not mandatory at the time. Please review your child’s immunization record with your health care provider to ensure that your child meets all immunization requirements. Please send the updated immunization record to your child’s current school as soon as possible.
Incoming 6th Grade Band Members!
Incoming band members are welcome to come to one (1) “Pre-Band” Experience and Orientation on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 7:00-7:45 p.m. OR Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. in the Mason Middle School Band Room. It is not necessary to attend both sessions.
During the orientation, students will be able see the band room, meet the directors, and receive a group lesson. Students should bring their instrument to the orientation. Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay for an informal parent meeting. These sessions are free and not required, but are highly recommended.
Instrument fitters from Marshall Music will begin the instrument fitting process for incoming 6th grade students in August of 2014. They will call your home to set up an appointment to introduce your student to the possible instruments they can play in band.
If there are any questions about the experience, band, or the fitting process, please do not hesitate to call Ms. Gyhra, Beginning Band Director, at 676-6514 x437 or email email@example.com
Teacher Website Directory
Find out what homework your child has due, what project they may be working on, materials they should be reading, and more! Please check out our teachers’ self-created websites for their classrooms: Go to Mason Public Schools website, then to the Middle School page and click on the Staff Directory. Next to each of your child’s teacher’s name, you can then click on “website.” This will bring up each individual teacher’s website showing upcoming projects due, homework assignments, and more!
In an effort to conserve paper costs, future MMS newsletter will be announced by e-mail and phone message via the Honeywell Alert System and distributed through email.
The late bus is available everyday except for on Wednesday for students who need to stay after school to work with their teacher(s). Students must sign up with the teacher they are staying with by 12:30 p.m. Students need to be out front of the Middle School by 3:15 p.m. There are three busses to take students to the elementary schools, where they will take a transfer bus to their usual stop. For more information please call the Middle School at 676-6514.
School rules prohibit the use of cell phones during school hours from 7:25 am to 2:31 pm. When cell phones are discovered during these hours, they will be confiscated and will require a parent or guardian to come into the school to retrieve them. This is a change in policy from past years when we have allowed students to retrieve their cell phones after school.
Pupil Transportation Handbooks
For a copy of the district's Pupil Transportation Handbook, please click here. If you have any questions regarding the content of this handbook, contact the Transportation Department at 676-6496.
Ph: 517.676.6514 . FAX: 517.676.0287