In accordance with New York State Education Law Section 2-d, the Monticello Central School District hereby sets forth the following Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security, which is applicable to all students and their parents and legal guardians. READ MORE
The Monticello Central School District is offering parents a free resource to help them coach and support their children’s education from pre-k through high school. Parent Today is an e-newsletter and website that provides parents with the tools and information they need to be even more engaged in their children’s education.
When registering for ParentToday, you will be asked to enter a district ID number, which for Monticello Schools is 12701.
“Research shows that engaged parents have a positive effect on their children’s school success. This includes improvement in attendance, attitude, homework and grades,” said Monticello Superintendent Daniel A. Teplesky. “It is our hope the Parent Today e-newsletter will encourage additional parents in our district to become more involved.” MORE
EPIC is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families, schools and communities to raise children to become responsible and capable adults. EPIC supports those who have the most influence on children by offering evidence-based programs for parents, a character-education curriculum for families and schools and training for schools and agencies. MORE
Including the YMCA, Domestic Violence Hotline, Grief Support, PTA, PTOs and MORE!
The Parent Portal gives parents of middle school and high school students access to certain information in the SchoolTool student management system. Parents and guardians can access information about their children's grades and attendance.
NOTE: If you are already a Parent Portal (PP) user and you do not need to refer to this page for anything, you may access the PP login page from the district and school homepages by clicking on the SchoolTool icon under Quick Links.
Parents may request to register
for this service via email as follows:
RJK Middle School: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monticello High School: hsparentportal@K12mcsd.net
NOTE: If you have a child in both schools, you will need to register with both schools.
Please follow the instructions below to ensure a smooth registration:
If you have questions, please contact the Parent Portal Help Desk at 845-796-5033 or via email at email@example.com.
A recent security patch update for Windows 7 from Microsoft impacted multiple software programs nationwide, including Schooltool and Parent Portal. The Mid Hudson Regional Information Center worked diligently to repair the issue successfully. Parents and staff who were affected should now be able to access these systems.
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*Reminder, as a resident of Monticello CSD, you are eligible for a free Parent Today subscription. If you are not already signed-up, CLICK HERE.
Morning care (7-9 a.m.) and after-school care (3-6 p.m.) for elementary school students is available at all the district elementary schools through Club Rec.
Register at your child's school or call 794-8830, ext. 6 for more information.
Many students (and parents) get stressed-out by the pressure of high-stakes testing. Parent Today compiled a fact sheet that gives an overview of the New York State Assessments, the Common Core State Standards and tips for managing the stress of the test. VIEW PDF
Engage NY created a video for parents about the new assessments, which are based on the Common Core State Standards VIEW
CLICK HERE for more information about the Common Core State Standards
The Common Core Toolkit for Parents and Families is a collection of materials and resources that will help parents and families understand the New York State Common Core implementation. Check it out at: http://engageny.org/parent-and-family-resources
Scholastic offers many free resources on its website. Teachers can find grade-level appropriate activities and interactive units for whiteboard and classroom computers. Parents can access hundreds of educational activities, books and reading advice for children of all ages. Children can access book-themed games and fun educational videos. www.scholastic.com
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regularly provide U.S. residents with tips for preparing and responding to emergencies. Some articles include, "What You Need to Know When the Power Goes Out Unexpectedly," "Extreme Heat and Cold;" and "First Aid for Electrical Shock." MORE
CLICK HERE for a PDF of "Net Cetera" a new booklet about cyber safety released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in December 2009. The booklet is designed to help parents and teachers guide kids on safety precautions for navigating the internet and using a cellular phone. For more info visit www.OnGuardOnline.gov.
Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties offers resources and information on its website about bereavement and provides support to those who are grieving. Hospice also hosts the “Healing Hearts Children's Bereavement Group” in various locations throughout Orange and Sullivan Counties. The meetings are open to children ages 4-18 and their caregivers, who have had a loved one die. For more information, call Ann Flynn at 1-800-924-0157, ext. 117 or visit, www.hospiceoforange.com/bereaveSupport.htm.
CLICK HERE for Bereavement Information and Resources.
"...getting parents involved with their children’s learning at home is a more powerful driver of achievement than parents attending PTA and school board meetings...just asking your child how was their school day and showing genuine interest in learning...can have the same impact as hours of private tutoring. It is something every parent can do, no matter what their education level or social background.” MORE
EPIC- Every Person Influences Children
Families Together in NYS, Inc.
(Information for families of children struggling with emotional, social and behavioral challenges)
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