Enrollment

Mason Public Schools utilizes Skyward Family Access for online enrollment of all students. 

Mason Public Schools will offer a full online option for the 2021-22 school year called the Bulldog Virtual Academy (BVA) in addition to in-person learning. At this time, we anticipate that in-person instruction will follow the same protocols that students are currently experiencing. In-person instruction will be five days per week with a one-hour late start on Wednesdays, as in years past, to allow teachers to engage in Professional Learning Communities (PLC). Safety protocols will include social distancing when possible, and a potential mask requirement based on data from the Ingham County Health Department. We will continue to remain attentive to all safety protocols.

How long does the enrollment process take?

During the school year: At a minimum, 72 hours. Your child’s application will be reviewed and assigned to a building for processing. The building secretary/registrar will contact you regarding the required documentation and a projected start date.

During the summer: All applications will be reviewed and assigned to a building for processing. Parent/guardians may present required documents to:

       MPS Administration
       201 W. Ash Street, Suite 2A
       Mason, MI 48854

Summer Hours: Please call for an appointment (517) 676-2484

Building secretaries/registrars return from summer break in August and will begin processing enrollment applications. You should expect contact no later than August 13. 

Begin the registration process here. 

Where do I begin? 

After reviewing all FAQ's:

  • Families with students already enrolled in the district should log into Skyward Family Access
  • Families new to the district should select the New Family Link. This will create a Skyward Family Access account.

For questions concerning kindergarten registration, please contact Ms. Harkness. For School of Choice or non-resident information, contact Mrs. Somerville.

Online enrollment is the first step to starting your kindergarten through 12th-grade child at Mason Public Schools. Families interested in enrolling their child in pre-school should contact Child Development Services at 517-676-6528.

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year:

For Kindergarten: Registration opens February 1.

For grades 1-12: Enrollment begins on May 6.

What documents are required for enrolling my child?

All student enrollments require the following:

  • Birth Certificate issued by the state or country of birth. This is required before the child can start school and may be scanned and uploaded to the registration.
  • Immunization Record – this may be scanned and uploaded to the registration.
  • Proof of Residence - this may be scanned and uploaded to the registration.
  • A list of required information is available here. 

Additional documents:

  • High school students will need to present a copy of their transcript. For more information regarding transcripts, contact the High School Registrar
  • Students receiving services through Special Education will need to present a copy of the child’s most recent IEP.
  • Custody agreements
  • Prescription/Emergency Medication Forms      

Incomplete submissions/missing documents: 

Building secretaries/registrars will contact parent/guardians to obtain any missing documents for the completion of enrollment

Student Handbooks are available by age group at Important Forms

Bulldog Virtual Academy

The BVA will provide a robust learning experience that is fully online with a balance of live and independent instruction. BVA students will engage in virtual instruction that is comparable in content and pacing to in-person instruction. Also, as a Mason Public Schools program, students will have access to social and emotional supports, sports, performing arts and clubs. Registration for BVA has closed. If for any reason a family needs to make a change to their selection, please contact your child(ren)’s school office by June 1, 2021. The commitment to BVA is for at least one full trimester and student placements will not be changed in the middle of the trimester. 

Please note: For BVA only, it is possible that MPS will contract with third-party instructors to teach some classrooms/subject areas based on enrollment and elementary students may be assigned to a teacher from a different building. In situations where a third-party instructor is used, a Mason Public Schools employee will be assigned as a mentor.

Before enrolling, please contact the Office of Special Education if your student had any special services in the past. Services would include Speech and Language, Social Work, Special Education Classes, OT/PT.

Special Education Office
Sue Patterson, Secretary for Special Education
(517) 676-6532

In an effort to make sure that every child in the Mason Public School District has an opportunity to receive free and appropriate education, we are encouraging community members within Mason to help us identify homeless families that have children ages 3-18 that may not be attending school.

The Mason Public School District is attempting to reach out to these families in order to assist them in obtaining food and shelter and to facilitate the process to enroll their children in school. If you know of such a family, please call the Mason Public Schools Homeless Liaison.

If the student's night residence is the following:

  • In a Shelter
  • In a Hotel/ Motel
  • In a Car
  • At a campsite
  • Living with a friend, relative, or someone else because they lost their home or can't afford one.

For families with unusual circumstances including establishing residency, guardianship, homelessness, and general questions, please contact:

Jodi Somerville, District Registrar & Homeless Liaison
(517) 676-6490

Contact

Jodi Somerville
Administrative Assistant
Becky Hinman
Executive Assistant
Lori Pfost
Registrar/Counseling Secretary
Karla Harkness
Secretary
Suzette Patterson
Secretary