Week of September 8-11

Mason Dixon Elementary

Remote Learning Information

As you know, Monongalia County Schools will be starting the year in a Remote Learning Model. All students in grades Pre-K to 5 at Mason Dixon Elementary who signed up for In Person/At Home Learning and MCS Distance Learning will attend online with an assigned Mason Dixon teacher. Those students who are signed up for WV Virtual School will continue to attend through that platform.


We will have two opportunities to pick up materials, textbooks and Chromebooks this week

Tuesday September 8th 1:00 - 3:00 and 6:00 - 8:00

Wednesday September 9th 1:00 - 3:00 and 6:00 - 8:00


At pickup your child will receive a letter with their teacher assignment and their Google Classroom login code. If they are receiving their device they will also receive log-in information. Textbooks and materials will also be distributed at that time


Students in grades 1-5 will receive a device, Pre-K and K students will receive a device once they arrive. Touchscreen devices have been ordered for these students as they are easier for young children to use. Packets will be provided for Pre-K and K students who don't have access to a device at home until they arrive. Pre-K and K families can access class content and communicate with teachers through a personal device or older child's Chromebook until their devices arrive.


According to the West Virginia Department of Education, decisions regarding in person instruction will be determined each Saturday night at 9:00 p.m. This information will be shared with families each Sunday.

At Home Learning Agenda

To assist parents each week there will be an At Home Learning Agenda linked on the school website to help you quickly see what your children should be working on. Students will link to this information and submit their work through their Google Classroom. This is posted on the school's website but is available at this link.

https://sites.google.com/boe.mono.k12.wv.us/mason-dixon-e-learning/home

Currently you can check out our Open House videos, this site will be updated soon to represent the Remote Learning situation.


Don't stress over completing tasks on September 8 & 9, these first days will be introductory and give overviews and practice. All assignments beginning September 10th will need to be completed and submitted to the teacher. Please expect that there will be daily opportunities to engage in live instruction with teachers online. The school day will continue to follow our instructional day of 8:51 to 3:40. Teachers will be available daily to answer questions during their online office hour, after school hours they can be contacted by email and you will receive a response the next day.


If you already have received your Google Classroom code you can enter the classroom and see when your teacher will be meeting with you online. Please realize on the morning of the 8th teachers will be moving textbooks and materials to the gym for distribution beginning in the afternoon.

Update Your Child's Student Information Online

Please log in online to confirm the needed updates to your child's student information including phone numbers, address changes and emergency contacts. Your online signature is required each year even if you have no changes needed. Please complete this by Thursday September 10th.


bit.ly/MCSstudentinfo

Daily Health Self-Screening

Each day parents must complete a daily self screening for each of their children before entering the bus or attending school whether in person or online. This link is at the top of the school and county websites and is also available on the Monongalia County App for your phone.

https://fs11.formsite.com/cusilleee/2021selfscreeningMCS/index.html

All staff fill out this form daily as well. Follow the instructions at the end of the screening if it tells you not to report to school or work.

Additional information is available on the School Health Covid-19 Tool Box located on the school website at this link.

https://sites.google.com/boe.mono.k12.wv.us/mcs-school-health-student/home

Daily Lunch Request Form

Prepared student meals will be available for pickup each day during Remote Learning and on At Home Learning days. Each day you must fill out a meal request form before 9:00 am. to receive a meal at pickup please use the following link available at the top of school and county websites.

https://fs11.formsite.com/cusilleee/3nwxhz3z1p/index.html

Meal pick up will be at all schools from 12:00-12:30. If you have students at different schools you can sign up to pick up all meals at one location.

All school meals are free this year for all students until December 31st

Problems with your Chromebook?

If you are having trouble with your Chromebook or it is in need of repairs, please fill out this link available on the school website and our Technology Integration Specialist, Wendy Tennant will be in touch. Report Chromebook Issues

Acceptable Use Policy

Parent and Child should be together for the 3-Adult so that parent and child can go over the do's and don'ts of technology use!

All students must have a parent/guardian signed AUP on file prior to September 30th.

On October 1 if there is no signed/submitted AUP, student's chromebook access will be turned off.


Complete Acceptable Use Policy Here