Mason, MI – As the 2019-20 school year draws to a close, leaders and administrators in Mason are not preparing for a normal summer. This week, a team consisting of Board of Education members, administrators, teachers and parents is coming together to begin developing a plan that will meet the needs of all students as they return in the fall all while considering the precautions necessary to keep students and staff safe.
The suspension of face-to-face instruction has been a challenge for both educators and families. Teachers have stepped up to the challenge and have adapted their lesson plans and programming to meet students at home. Parents have been an invaluable resource by stepping in to help students with their schoolwork and provided feedback on what has worked and what is not feasible. Using the knowledge gained throughout the last eleven weeks, the team can focus on what is working and develop the plan.
“It is important that we look ahead now and develop plans that address the needs of all students while continuing to provide quality programming,” said Mason Public Schools Superintendent, Ronald Drzewicki, Ed.S. “We have our work cut out for us as we address many things like guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Michigan Department of Education, special education, internet connectivity and availability, working families and more. We are confident we will find a solution that works for everyone.”
The final plan may include all in-person instruction, all online instruction, or some form of blended instruction. More information will be released as it becomes available.