• Principal Frandino, Vice Principal Boardman, Superintendent Mangus
  • Students form a rainbow on Field Day 2015
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  • Students play with parachute on Field Day 2015
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  • Student getting splashed with water on Field Day 2015
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September libary events

Check out this list of upcoming events at the E.B. Crawford Libary and at the Mamakating Library.

All students eat free at Monticello schools in 2018-19

A nutritious breakfast and lunch are available every school day for all students in all Monticello schools

MCSD email security updates may result in returned messages

With a world-wide increase in cyber attacks and other digital threats, the district’s tech department has implemented new updates to the district’s email system. With these new updates, some users may have their emails returned if their email system does not meet the MCSD’s extensive security checks. Read more

Supply lists available online

Please click here to view the Chase 2018-19 school supply lists

Empire Extended Day program enrollment forms mailed home Aug. 3

Enrollment forms for the Empire Extended Day program were mailed home on Friday, Aug. 3 to families who had students enrolled in the Healthy Kids program or who expressed interest in the Empire Program, whether through the survey that was sent home with all elementary students in June, or through the school registration process. If you receive an enrollment form that references a registration fee, please disregard. There is no registration fee to enroll.  Read more

Take note of nominal changes in school schedule for 2018-2019

Time schedule for all schools in district changes by 10 minutes

Summer Learning Academies

For more information about Montiello's Summer Learning Academies or Regents testing, please click here

2018-19 academic calendar adopted

At its June 21 meeting, the MCSD Board of Education adopted the 2018-19 academic calendar. The full calendar will be available over the summer, and a printed copy will be mailed to each family in August.

E.B. Crawford Public Library is offering free programs this summer

Maker Space, reading program, video game tournament and so much more at the library

Keep your math skills sharp this summer

Elementary and middle school students are encouraged to participate in the free Summer Math Challenge. It's so rewarding.

Communication is the name of the game

Students and staff at Chase Elementary had a great time playing "The Brain Game" and communicating with their teammates.

June library events

"Check out" what's going on in early June at the E.B. Crawford Library and at the Mamakating Library

Physical exam requirements updated for 2018-19 school year

New York State Education Department has changed screenings and health examination and immunization requirements for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Read more

Incoming sixth-grade students must receive booster Tdap vaccine

New York state requires all students who will be entering sixth-grade in September to receive a booster Tdap (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) vaccine. Read more

Important immunization information for parents of new students

All students in the Monticello Central School District must have a record of immunization on file with their school nurse. Read more

Attendance matters at MCSD

The district is encouraging students and staff to be present in the classroom every day.

Chase students save 93 hearts

For the past few weeks, students at Emma C. Chase Elementary School have been learning all about heart-healthy habits such as avoiding sugary drinks, getting rest and being active. It’s part of an initiative from the American Heart Association (AHA) called “Jump Rope for Heart.” Read more

Spots available in district's pre-kindergarten program

MCSD’s Project Excel Universal Pre-Kindergarten program still has spots available, beginning in September 2018. The program, transportation and meals are all free. Eligible students must turn four years old by Dec. 1, 2018. For more information, or to register call 845 794 7700 x78905

Chase students show their tenacity

Whether it's jumping rope or balancing an egg, the students never gave up!

Support Chase as its students Get Moving!

Physical education teachers have entered a video in the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance annual contest.

Chase fourth grader shows integrity and character

Robert did the right thing when he found a dollar in the hallway.

$7.1 million grant will create extensive expanded day programs for Monticello families

“This grant is going to enable us to create a safety net for our most vulnerable students and their families and provide enrichment opportunities for all,” Executive Director of After-School Programs Dana Taylor said. “We’ve designed a holistic plan that we believe will not only help our students grow academically, it will enable them to develop new interests and explore opportunities that they may not even have known existed.” Read more

Chase's Students As Mentors program benefits all involved

Fourth and fifth graders pair with kindergarten students and everyone loves the result.

'Pennies for Patients' fundraiser nets $2,000 plus for LLS

 The Chase community is so generous! Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters all add up for a wonderful fundraiser.

Math and gingerbread houses

Kindergarten students at Chase learned about shapes and symmetry while building gingerbread houses, with a little help from some fifth graders.

Chase students create cards for veterans

Before the December break, students at the Emma C. Chase School were busy creating hand-made holiday cards and ornaments for veterans near and far. Read more

Chase students play songs of the season

From kindergarten through fifth grade, Chase students sang tradition carols, folk songs and more at the annual winter concert.

Showing the love for Chase

The Wood family shows how much it cares for Chase Elementary School on a regular basis. This time, they've outdone themselves. Read more

Chase first graders honor veterans

Awareness is a key life-ready skill and these students are certainly aware of how important veterans are to all of us. Read more

Chase students are working toward their goals

The students in Mrs. Andersen’s third grade class at Chase Elementary have set their goals. Read more

MCSD to serve free meals to all students

Beginning on Sept. 7, 2017, the Monticello Central School District will serve free meals – both lunch and breakfast – to all students, regardless of their family’s income status through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Parents do not have to take any action to participate, however, the district asks all parents, regardless of income, to return the confidential income proxy form that will be sent home with students on the first day of school. Read more

Fall programs at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Library

The Ethelbert B. Crawford Library will host programs for children and teens of all ages during the fall. Read more

Chase supply lists available

Please click here to view supply lists by grade level.

Registration packets for the Healthy Kids Day Program now available

The district will continue to supplement the cost of the program while it works toward creating its own before and after school childcare program with a much lower cost for the 2018-19 school year. Read more

Monticello takes a step back

Before Monticello High School’s class of 2017 takes their next steps forward, they took a step back and revisited the hallways of their childhood during the district’s second-annual Panther Parade of Pride.

Important dates for the 2017-18 school year

A list of important dates for the upcoming school year is available online here. The full school calendar will be available online over the summer and one printed copy will be mailed out to each district family prior to the beginning of the school year.

Students jump rope for heart health

Students from Emma C. Chase Elementary School are doing their part to fight heart disease. Read more

Chase students recognized for PE leadership

Eight students from Emma C. Chase Elementary School received the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s Catskill Zone Physical Education Leadership Award. Read more

Chase students ponder peace

“What I enjoyed most about the peace project was spending time with my friends creating a video that is funny, yet more importantly spreading a powerful message, the message of Peace,” fifth-grade student Luke said. “If we want more peace in the world, it must start with each one of us.” Read more

Morning Music late arrival policy

Morning Music students are scheduled to arrive at 7:05 a.m., and are allowed to come in through the high school auditorium's entrance until 7:15 a.m. After 7:15 a.m., students must enter through the RJK Middle School main entrance.

Ms. Laurie Kilgore featured in Parent Today article

Chase Elementary School art teacher Ms. Laurie Kilgore’s legendary art excursions to the Bashakill Wetlands was recognized in this Parent Today story about how field trips can boost lifelong learning.

Fifteen Chase students attend Fuel up to Play 60 forum

Fifteen Emma C. Chase Elementary School students recently joined hundreds of other students from the Capital Region at a forum to plan strategies in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program held at the Afrim's Sports Dome in Latham. Read more

Chase ups its game on physical fitness, wins New Balance movement kit

Emma C. Chase Elementary School recently received a movement kit from the athletic footwear and fitness apparel company New Balance and its foundation, NB SparkStart. Valued at $500, the kits include a variety of equipment ranging from basketball and footballs to soccer balls and jump ropes. Read more

Mighty Milers gives Chase students exercise and opportunities

Sometimes students run circles around their teacher, and in Tami Coney’s case, that's a good thing. Earlier last year, the physical education teacher teamed with non-profit New York Road Runners to help bring the Mighty Milers, a free New York Road Runners program, to her students. Read more

Physical education department awarded for commitment to physical activity

Emma C. Chase Elementary School was recently awarded a one hundred dollar gift certificate from the physical activity and recreational equipment company FlagHouse for its creativity and commitment to physical activity. Read more

Elementary students raise $6,310 for American Heart Association

Emma C. Chase Elementary School recently raised awareness and a couple thousand dollars for the fight against heart disease. As a reward, they duct taped Mr. Frandino to the wall. 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

An edible garden will help students learn from the ground up

On a cool, overcast morning on April 30, Emma C. Chase Elementary  received a very dirty makeover. Staff, parents and community volunteers, along with a few students, filled ten fruit and vegetable beds with soil, hammered them into shape and set several young buds in place. Read more

Students integrate physical activity in the classroom with brain breaks

School days at Chase Elementary just got healthier, thanks to a team of fourth and fifth grade students who are integrating physical activity into the classroom by creating a collection of "brain breaks," short reprieves from learning that encourage students to get up and give their mind a rest and refocus their energy. Read more

Parent resources available for Eureka Math

The district’s elementary schools have been using Eureka Math, a Common Core-aligned curriculum, for grades K-5. Parents and/or guardians are encouraged to visit the Eureka parent support page to watch a brief video resource to help you to help your child become proficient in math.

SEW program knits wellness with academics

“I like when Mr. Prestianni comes into our class,” said C.J. Poitras, a fourth grade student at Chase. “Sometimes, people work hard in school and struggle and then they get stressed out. But, when Mr. Prestianni comes, he helps us learn how to relax.” read more

School, library partnership encourages independent reading

Chase students and their families are invited to participate in the Mamakating Library Club, a free book club offered at the Mamakating Library designed to get children excited about reading on their own for fun.  read more.

Reminder: Photo ID required at student pick up

We are working hard to make student safety a top priority! You may have noticed that a PHOTO ID is required EVERY time you  pick up your child. This policy was put into place to ensure that our students are picked up by the correct people every single day. We appreciate your understanding the importance of this policy!

MCSD implements new visitor sign-in procedures

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

Parent Today offers parents tips to help children succeed

Have you signed up for the free, opt-in resource Parent Today? Be sure to check out the Parent Today e-newsletter and website, which offer tips and resources to aid parents in their partnership with educators to support students throughout the educational process, from pre-k through high school. read more

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Report bullying online via Anonymous Alerts

The system enables parents and students to report instances of bullying or violence and allows for 1-way or 2-way anonymous encrypted communications between submitters (students, parents or community members) and district administration and/or school staff. Users of the system have the option to remain anonymous or reveal their identity when submitting a report. To send reports via the website, click the icon to the left. Learn more about Anonymous Alerts.

Questions & Concerns

If you have questions or concerns you would like to share, please click on the ? button and fill out the online feedback form. A district representative will respond to you within 72 hours. We welcome your input!