With winter weather coming right around the
corner, we thought it would be a good time to remind everyone how
Monticello Central School District communicates weather-related
announcements, be it closings, delays or early dismissals.
Cancellations, delays or early dismissals are posted on the school district’s website, www.monticelloschools.net, and on the district Facebook page.
School closings are also announced on the following local TV and radio stations: RNN, Fox 5, YNN, WALL (1340AM), WDNH (95.3FM), WELV (107.9FM), WGNY (96.7FM), WHUD (100.7FM), WJFF (90.5FM), WPDH (101.5FM), WSUL (98.3FM), WVOS (95.9FM) and Thunder 102 (102FM).
Closing information will be sent directly to your email account via the district's School News Notifier (SNN) system if you have signed up for the closings and delays notification option. It will also be sent directly to your cell phone via text message if you have signed up for text message alerts. Please note that due to the volume of closing notifications sent over SNN, and precautions put in place by the recipient's email server, these notifications may not be received immediately.
It is best to rely on more than one source of information when it comes to weather-related announcements. This is particularly true in situations that involve power outages, which can affect the district’s ability to send electronic notifications. Emergency preparedness agencies have advised that residents have access to a battery-powered radio so that they can receive information if other communication channels are unavailable.
Thank you, and please stay safe this winter!
Due to the expected inclement weather the SAT test scheduled for tomorrow will be rescheduled for Saturday, December 21st. Additional information from SAT will be emailed next week.
People of all ages will enjoy sounds of the season as the Children's Chorus and Aspiring Young Musicians perform at the Nesin Theater at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. Read more (PDF)
Students will perform the romantic comedy at the Nesin Theater on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14. Tickets available at door. Click here for more information.
A team of MHS students raised more than $3,700 to purchase items for Thanksgiving dinner baskets to benefit 100 local families this holiday season. Read story and see photo gallery.
Please check elementary school homepages for information about elementary morning music program winter hiatus.
The Veterans Tribute Car, a refurbished 1984 Chevy Corvette, was presented Marine Staff Sargent Julius “Sarge" Leonard by the Sullivan BOCES Auto Body Class on Nov. 7th. The car, a in tribute to U.S. soldiers who gave their lives for our nation, will be driven in the 2013 New York City Veterans Parade on Monday, November 11th. read more
"A new school year is just around the corner, and what an exciting time of year it is. While school officially begins on Sept. 9 for students and Sept. 3 for all staff, the last few weeks of August always feel like the real beginning of the school year." Click here to read more of Superintendent of Schools Daniel A. Teplesky's letter to Monticello community members.
The start of a new school year is a great time to check to see if you're signed up to receive the latest school news. Monticello SNN, or School News Notifier, is an opt-in alert system that allows you to receive district news via email and/or text message. Be sure to like the Monticello Facebook page, too!
Homeowners currently receiving the Basic STAR tax exemption must register with the state by Dec. 31, 2013, in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years. The state will mail letters explaining the registration process to homeowners in Sullivan County the week of Sept. 9-13. Those already registered for Basic STAR do not have to re-register to receive a 2013 exemption, though. More
Click here to view the 2013-14 school events calendar online. Printed copies coming soon!
Click here to view a letter to parents [PDF] from Commissioner of Education John B. King, Jr., that more fully explains the outcome of the grades 3-8 state assessments in English language arts and math, and what the results mean for students, parents and educators.
Last spring, the New York State Education Department predicted a decrease in scores for its assessments in English language arts and math for grades 3-8 in 2012-13. This decrease was anticipated with the launch of new, more rigorous assessments based on the Common Core Learning Standards. In Monticello schools, administrators are ready to help parents address any concerns about their children's results. More
Ceremony recognizing first 10 honorees to take place in November. More
The Monticello School Tax Office is located on the first floor of the Education Center at 22 St. John Street in Monticello (use the street entrance on Bedford Ave). Call 794-1515. For tax bill information, visit www.taxlookup.net.