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Parent Portal unavailable during summer months

Please be advised that Schooltool's Parent Portal is not available while student schedules are being developed. The system will be reopened prior to the beginning of the instructional year on September 6.

Confirmed case of Pertussis at Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School

There has been a confirmed case of Pertussis, also known as "whooping cough" at the Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School. Read more

Public library offers program for sports-minded teens

The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library announced a new, free program geared towards teens who plan to pursue a career in sports. Read more

MHS fall athletic registration open now

Fall athletic registration will begin on Friday, July 15 for high school students, and Monday, July 25 for middle school students. Please click here for more information.

Fall sports practice to begin August 15

Practice for fall sports will begin on August 15. Please contact your coach for more information and details.

Sports physicals policy reminder

All students planning to participate in fall, winter or spring sports must get a physical during the summer. Physicals need to be done every year, and medical updates are required within thirty days of the first practice of the season.

Upperclassmen volunteers needed for Panther Camp

MHS Panther Camp will take place August 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Panther Camp is an orientation for incoming  freshmen. Students and parents will get course schedules, computer passwords, locker combinations and building tours. We're looking for upperclassmen volunteers to assist with the tours. Learn more

KLR student athletes score invitation to O-D All-American Football Bowl

Ajani Hooks and Ivan Pagan were among 45 students throughout the nation selected to participate. Read more

Parent, student and coach volunteers sought to serve on Athletic Council

The Monticello Central School District is presently seeking two parents, two coaches and three student-athletes who are interested in serving on the district’s newly formed Athletic Council. Read more

Summer school bus schedule

The summer school bus schedule is now available. Please click here to view it.

Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library offer free programs for teens

The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library has plenty of free programs for teens (ages 12-18) over the summer. On Mondays at 5 p.m. starting July 11, there will be a series for teens interested in careers in sports, called, “So You Want to Work in Sports.” Read more

Central office summer hours take effect July 5

Please take note that the district's central office will move to summer hours beginning Tuesday, July 5. The office (located at 237 Forestburgh Road) will be open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The office will be closed between 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Summer reading programs at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Library

The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library has an exciting summer reading program. Sign-ups for the summer reading program are under way, and activities will start Tuesday, July 5. Read more

Class of 2016 graduates with the highest graduation rate in a decade

In a graduation ceremony filled with school pride, words of advice, and reflection, the members of the Class of 2016 heard a larger takeaway — that they were an extraordinary group. Aside from being filled with record-setting scholars, athletes, dancers, musicians, and writers, the class also boasts an unofficial 79.4 percent graduation rate — the highest in a decade, and an increase of 14 percentage points over the last two years.  Read more

BOE reorganization and regular meeting announced

The reorganization meeting will begin at 6p.m. on Tuesday, July 5 in the RJK Middle School Library. There will be a proposed executive session immediately following the reorganization meeting. The regular meeting will occur after the completion of executive session at about 8 p.m.

Robert J. Kaiser Middle School will welcome new principal in the fall

When Robert J. Kaiser Middle School students return to classes in September, there will be a new face there to greet them. Read more

Free meals for kids and teens begins July 5

To ensure no child is left hungry over the summer, the Monticello Central School District will serve nutritious summer meals to area kids and teens at no cost from July 5 of this year through August 19. Participating sites (listed below) will provide free, nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under. Read more

District confirms several cases of pertussis (whooping cough)

Since June 8, the district has seen an increased number of confirmed pertussis cases at the middle and high schools. Pertussis is an infection that affects the airways and is easily spread from person to person by coughing or sneezing. Please make sure your family’s vaccinations are up-to-date and click here to read a letter that will be sent home to all parents and staff on June 23.

State now requires meningitis vaccination in grades 7, 12

New York state now requires students entering seventh and 12th grades to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. Read more

New immunization requirements for school entry

With summer vacation fast approaching, now is a good time to make sure your child is up-to-date on his or her immunizations. Download a list of immunization requirements here: English | Español

Meet the 2016 Summa Cum Laude graduates

"Summa Cum Laude" is Latin for "with the highest distinction." And that is just how these students are closing this chapter of their lives -- with a grade point average above 95 percent, and an academic foundation that will serve them will no matter what path they take. Read more

MHS' internship program creates "life-ready" students

While many people may envision internship duties as fetching coffee and filing papers, students in the high school’s internship program are developing meaningful job skills that align with their career goals. Read more

Monticello graduates take one last trip through their former schools

On Monday, June 13 the Class of 2016 took a bittersweet trip down memory lane during the inaugural “Panther Parade of Pride." Read more

District accepting bids for tennis court project

The Monticello Central School District will now begin soliciting bids for the high school tennis courts and its exterior door modifications project. All bids are due on Thursday, July 7 by 2:30 p.m. Read more

Board President Stacey Sharoff honored with Level 4 Lifetime Achievement Award

During the June 17 board meeting, Superintendent Mangus presented Board of Education President Stacey Sharoff with the New York State School Board Association (NYSSBA) Level 4 Board Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, earned through the School Board U recognition program, acknowledges the extensive time and effort required of school board members who continually strive to expand their knowledge and skills for better board governance.

Board of Regents extends special education safety net

During its June 2016 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents approved an emergency action that will allow certain students with disabilities to graduate with a Local Diploma after their school superintendents review their coursework and certify the students have met minimum requirements. Read more

Monticello's top senior students honored in Albany

On June 2, nine Monticello students alongside other top students in the state of New York were honored by Senator John J. Bonacic at his 17th Annual Celebrating Excellence in Education Day. Read more.

Superintendent Mangus encourages the community to do great things

In the June 2016 edition of The Monti Navigator, Ms. Mangus encourages us to spend the last month of the school year seeking to inspire. Read more

Student receives resounding review of artwork in state-wide project

Fourth-grade Emma C. Chase Elementary School student Noah Scheuermann was the first elementary student from MCSD to participate in the New York State Art Teachers Association’s Portfolio Project on May 14.  Read more

Information about Zika virus

Sullivan County Public Health Services has compiled information on the Zika virus and mosquito control. Please click here to learn more.

Flipped learning: homework in class and class lessons at home

In a typical classroom, students learn a lesson in class and then take an assignment home to practice that lesson. But what would happen if that scenario were flipped around? According to one teacher in the Monticello Central School District, great things. Read more

BOE adopts 2016-17 calendar

During its April 19 meeting, the Monticello Board of Education adopted the 2016-17 school year calendar. See calendar here. (PDF)

MCSD to host "Educators as Physicians: Using RTI Data for Effective Decision-Making"

MCSD, in collaboration with McGraw-Hill Education will present a training session with Dr. Jan Hasbrouck on August 15. Attendees will learn action-ready steps for the classroom for the coming school year, and will enhance new-year planning. Read more.

Retired Monticello principal and teacher named as award recipients

Kim Patterson and Constance (Connie) Keller have been named recipients of an Outstanding Educator Award and an Outstanding Friend to Education Award, respectively, from the Sullivan County School Boards Association. Read more

Monticello High School teacher wins Teaching Excellence Award

“Ellen Nutters has a deep understanding that the best key we can give our students is the knowledge that they can be, and should be, life-long learners,” Superintendent of Schools Tammy Mangus said. “She demonstrates this through her words, her lessons and her own life – leading by example.”  Read more

State now requires meningitis vaccination in grades 7, 12

New York state now requires students entering seventh and 12th grades to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. Read more

MCSD’s security team: handling crisis situations with care

Monticello Central School District’s security team will be learning new techniques designed to prevent disruptive situations within the school community from escalating into a crisis. read more

Online pre-registration now offered for new students

Parents and guardians may now complete pre-registration online. This first step allows parents and guardians to complete preliminary information online; enrollment will not be completed until a registration appointment is held with the district registrar. CLICK HERE to begin the pre-registration process.

Events customized for you via Google Calendar

The 2015-16 district calendar was printed and mailed to residents over the summer. To check for new and rescheduled events throughout the year, be sure to view the district's Google Calendar on the each school's home page or "like" the district on Facebook.

Volunteer policy now in effect

District volunteers will be asked to complete an application, in compliance with a board adopted volunteer policy. read more

Applications for free and reduced price meals now available

Children from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Click on the links below to learn about eligibility guidelines and how to apply for the 2015-16 school year.   parent letter and application |
carta a padres para programas de comidas escolares

BoardDocs allows easy Board of Education file access, storage

In an effort to streamline Board of Education documents and information, Monticello Central School District has implemented an easy-to-use content management system called BoardDocs. read more

MCSD implements new visitor sign-in procedures

To ensure the safety and security of all students, visitors are required to adhere to the outlined procedures listed here. Click here to read the Monticello Board of Education policies regarding visitors.

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