Enrollment

Mason Public Schools utilizes Skyward Family Access for online enrollment of all kindergarten through 12th-grade students.

Families interested in pre-school programs are asked to visit the Child Development Services page for enrollment information. 

Mason Public Schools offers in-person instruction five days per week with a one-hour late start on Wednesdays to allow teachers to engage in Professional Learning Communities (PLC). Mason Public Schools will follow state and local requirements regarding communicable diseases, including COVID-19. 

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

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

Back-to-School Open Houses and Events

Elementary buildings  - Wednesday, August 24, 2022
  • Harvey Education Center  5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Alaiedon and North Aurelius  6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Steele Elementary to be announced due to construction
Mason Middle School
  • Open House  - Wednesday, August 24, 2022, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Welcome Back Bash - Friday, August 26, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Mason High School 
  • 9th Grade and Transfer Student
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Mason Public Schools provides basic materials for learning. For families wishing to purchase additional school supplies, we have a list of suggested items by grade level (K-5)

Contact

Jodi Somerville
Administrative Assistant
Becky Hinman
Executive Assistant
Lori Pfost
Registrar/Counseling Secretary