News & Notes                                                       
Welcome to Mason Public Schools' web site. This News & Notes section will serve as a bulletin board to post activity notices and provide timely information regarding educational issues. We hope you find the site to be user-friendly and a valuable resource relative to school matters.

THE SPRING EDITION OF KEYNOTES, MASON PUBLIC SCHOOL'S NEWSLETTER HAS BEEN RELEASED. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT.
A BRIEF MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT RON DRZEWICKI REGARDING THE MOST RECENT PARENT ADVISORY FORUM
Friends,

On Monday, April 20th, at 7 pm in the Mason Middle School media center, I will be hosting the third and final Parent Advisory Forum of the school year. The purpose of the forum is to develop a strong connection between the school district and the parents that we serve. The goal is to provide you an organized voice and keep you involved in the decision-making process. 

We will discuss the progress of the district-wide facilities audit that is currently being conducted. In addition, we will ask for input and suggestions to address the overcrowding of our three elementary schools due to our increase in student enrollment. 

The minutes of the last meeting and the answers to the focus questions and solutions are attached.  I also attached a comparison of capital improvement millage rates of Lansing area school districts for you to review.  The information will be posted on our website.

Ronald Drzewicki, Ed.S.
Superintendent
Mason Public Schools

Related Documents:
PAF Meeting Minutes 2-23-15
PAF Focus Questions-Solutions 2-23-15
Millage Rate Comparison

SHERIDAN REALTY & AUCTION CO. AWARDED TOP DOG AWARD

The Mason Public Schools Foundation recently honored Sheridan Realty & Auction Co. with its Top Dog award to recognize their support for Mason Schools and the Schools Foundation. The full news story from the Lansing State Journal is here.

KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP

It’s time to register all Mason children who will be five years of age by September 1, 2015 for Kindergarten!  Parents please contact your resident school to register your child.

Alaiedon School
(517) 676-6499

N. Aurelius School
(517) 676-6506

Steele School
(517) 676-6510

For Kindergarten Round-Up Registration Click Here
For MPS Elementary School Registration Forms Click Here

MASON HIGH SCHOOL NAMED TO AP HONOR ROLL

Mason High School has been named to the College Board’s 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that have increased access to AP course work while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. http://bit.ly/1thjbQB

ENTEROVIRUS INFORMATION
2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR
FAMILY ACCESS 2.0

New Family Access Preview: Inspired by popular social media platforms, Skyward's Family Access will be receiving a fresh, new look in July of 2014. This new look will include major advancements in improving communication between parents and teachers, and will feature a new message-driven approach. Though the new version of Family Access will not be officially released until July of 2014, you can take a sneek peek prior to July's official release by logging into Family Access and clicking on the "Preview Family Access" link on the left side of the screen. For additional information regarding the new Family Access, as well as a quick walk-through of the product, please watch this short video:

Skyward Family Access 2.0 Video

2013-2014 Alaiedon AER - Letter
2013-2014 Alaiedon AER
2014-2015 AL School Improvement Plan
2013-2014 North Aurelius AER - Letter
2013-2014 North Aurelius AER
2014-2015 NA School Improvement Plan
2013-2014 Steele AER - Letter
2013-2014 Steele AER
2014-2015 ST School Improvement Plan
2013-2014 Middle School AER - Letter
2013-2014 Middle School AER
2014-2015 MS School Improvement Plan
2013-2014 High School AER - Letter
2013-2014 High School AER
2014-2015 HS School Improvement Plan

SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION
In the event of inclement weather or other emergency school closing situations, notice will be posted on this website. This information will also be broadcast on local radio and television stations, and parents and staff members will receive notice via Honeywell Instant Alert.
2014-15 ATHLETIC PASS PRICES
Beginning August 18, athletic passes for the 2014-15 school year will be available in the High School Athletic Office, 1001 S. Barnes Street. If you need additional information, please call 676-6535. .

$150.00 Family Pass (2 adults plus K-12 student family members)
$  60.00 Individual Adult Pass
$  30.00 Individual Student Pass

LIMITED TAX PLEDGE NOTICE

PUPIL TRANSPORTATION HANDBOOK
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.

UPCOMING BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2015 The meeting will be held in the Board of Education Room at the James C. Harvey Education Center, 400 South Cedar Street.

Mason Public Schools • 400 S. Cedar St. • Mason, MI 48854
Ph: 517.676.2484 • FAX: 517.676.6058