Dear Mason Families, Staff and Community,
We find ourselves in an unprecedented time. We’re staying home to stay safe. When we go out for essentials, we’re staying six feet apart. We miss gathering as a community and rely instead on video chats and virtual meetings to stay connected.
We are all hit hard by this blow to the solid foundations that have, until now, anchored our daily lives. But our students, with their still-developing minds, are struggling in ways that we as adults may not experience. That’s why we’re launching a new campaign to rally together for our students – and ultimately, by banding together as a community, we will all benefit from shared support.
It’s easy to feel alone right now, but we are still Mason. We are still in this together. Though we can’t stand side-by-side, we can still hold each other up. It’s just going to take a little flexibility and creativity. MPS staff, I’m asking you to remember that our mission and vision remain the same. You have always embraced innovation and collaboration – keep pressing onward! Families, we acknowledge your hardships, your losses and your uncertainty. Just as you have stepped up to give us the tools we need to educate your students, we will step up to celebrate their successes even in this difficult time.
And Mason community, our schools are vitally important to the spirit of our community. We all miss the energy of student competitions, performances and events – but there will be opportunities to cheer our students on despite our current situation. As we ask you to join in our efforts, this guide will help you put the Stronger, Smarter, Safer TOGETHER stamp on your good works.
The doors to our buildings may be closed, but windows into the hearts and minds of our students remain open. Let’s start a movement that helps us all be Stronger, Smarter, Safer…TOGETHER.
Ronald Drzewicki, Ed.S.
Superintendent, Mason Public Schools
What is a Rally Campaign?
The intent of a rally campaign is to bring the entire Mason community together around one of its primary focal points: the students of Mason Public Schools. When people see the mark of our campaign, it should evoke a sense of community pride and togetherness.
You can be part of the movement by:
- Adorning your Facebook profile photo with our new frame
- Using the hashtags #StrongerSmarterSaferTogether or #MasonTogether on your posts
- Sending positive messages or student recognition to email@example.com
- Co-branding virtual community events with the campaign mark
- Doing one small thing that makes our community stronger, smarter or safer