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Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

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

Parent Today e-Newsletter and Website

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 (Every Person Influences Children) Parent Center

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

Contact Information for School and Community Groups

Including the YMCA, Domestic Violence Hotline, Grief Support, PTA, PTOs and MORE!

Parent Portal now online

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: msparentportal@k12mcsd.net
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:

  • Send an e-mail from the email address you want to use for registration (this must be the email address of the primary contact listed in the student's record).
  • In the email you send, put “Parent Portal Access” in the subject line.
  • In the body of the email, include your name, your child’s name as indicated on his/her student record and the school he/she attends.
  • The information you send will be checked by the school and a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the registration address. This process can take up to two weeks.
  • Once you have received a confirmation email, return to this spot of the website and CLICK HERE for the rest of the instructions.

If you have questions, please contact the Parent Portal Help Desk at 845-796-5033 or via email at pantherparent@k12mcsd.net.

Parent Portal and Windows 7

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.

If you are a registered user, CLICK HERE to log into the PARENT PORTAL.

RESOURCES for Parents

Parenting beyond the (Newtown, CT) tragedy - articles from Parent Today
http://www.parenttoday.org/enews/PT122112.htm
www.parenttoday.org/client/index.cfm/2012/2/29/When-the-news-gets-scary
*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.

Safety in our Schools

Talking with Kids about news (PBS)

PRASAD Children's Dental Health Program (CDHP) for ages six months to 18 years old MORE

When the flu season is upon us...

Get the facts about how you can protect yourself and others

CLICK HERE for the Flu Facts sheet for Parents (PDF)
CLICK HERE for the Flu Facts sheet for Teachers (PDF)

Club Rec morning and after-school care

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.

Don't Stress About the Test

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

Common Core Toolkit for Parents and Families from Engage NY

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 resources available for teachers, parents and children

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

CLICK HERE for the NY State Sex Offender Registry

Working Together to End Bullying in Monticello Schools MORE

National Weather Service Hurricane Preparedness Center INFO

CLICK HERE for Important links to information about the NY State Education Department and NY State Assessments.

Tips for Parents how to help your child do his/her best MORE

Tdap Vaccine Information MORE (PDF)

CDC ESSAY: Ethical Concerns Regarding Interventions to Prevent and Control Childhood Obesity READ

Emergency Preparedness and Response (CDC)

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

Cyber Safety Guide Now Available from the U.S. Government

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.

Grief Support: Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties

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

Links to parent resources/information:

EPIC- Every Person Influences Children

www.epicforchildren.org/

Families Together in NYS, Inc.
www.ftnys.org
(Information for families of children struggling with emotional, social and behavioral challenges)

Learning Disabilities
www.ldonline.org

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