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What cycle day is it?

Monday, Oct. 5  – Day 5
Tuesday, Oct. 6
– Day 6
Wednesday, Oct. 7 – Day 1
Thursday, Oct. 8 – Day 2
Friday, Oct. 9 – Day 3
Monday, Oct 12 – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, Oct. 13 - Day 4

Thank you, Monticello families!

The district appreciates parents' patience and cooperation as traffic patterns have been adjusted at the middle school and high school.  read more

Important information for parents dropping students for elementary music program: Please note updated drop off procedures as of Oct. 6

Thank you for your patience as we continue to fine-tune our pick up and drop off procedures. CLICK HERE for the most recent information about procedures for morning drop off and afternoon pick up at Monticello High School and RJK Middle School, as of Oct. 6. Thank you for your cooperation as we adjust procedures to ensure the safety of our students and a smooth traffic flow.

Schools to dismiss early Friday, Oct. 9 for county-wide drill

All students will be dismissed 15 minutes earlier than usual on Friday, Oct. 9, as part of a county-wide drill. read more

Health screenings to take place in all schools

New York State requires health screenings for students each year. read more

Cooke pilots recycling and garbage reduction program

Students from George L. Cooke Elementary School are overseeing lunchroom recycling and waste disposal as part of a pilot program that's helped slash the amount of garbage the school would send to landfills. read more

Elementary Music Program NewsMorning Music Program kicks off on Oct. 5; information has been mailed home

The Elementary Morning Music Program will begin the week of Monday, Oct. 5 at 7:05 a.m. CLICK HERE for important details. Letters have been mailed. If you do not receive a letter and need information, please contact Miss Wells at the Rutherford School at jwells@k12mcsd.net.

Students interview community members

On  Oct. 2, several  second grade students were able to interview a few important people in their very own community as part of a culminating activity from their lesson on People in the Community. read more

Volunteers needed for Book Fair

The Cooke-Rutherford PTO Book Fair at Cooke will take place Tuesday, Oct. 6 through Thursday, Oct. 8 Volunteers are needed for both fairs in each location. If interested, please e-mail cookeklrpto@k12mcsd.net.

Important information about pick up procedures at Cooke Elementary School

Effective immediately, the Cooke School will be reverting to it's previous pick up procedure. Assistant Superintendent Parsons welcomes your questions, comments and suggestions on further improvement. read more

Breakfast and lunch menus available online

Breakfast and lunch menus are available online. Click here to download menus, or learn more about online meal payments and free or reduced meals.

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.

Free meals will be offered to Cooke students

The Cooke, Rutherford and Kaiser schools continue to offer free breakfast and lunch to students.  read more

Monticello implements new before and after school childcare program

On July 15, Monticello Central School District announced the implementation of its new before and after school childcare program. The Healthy Kids Extended Day Program will provide before and after school childcare to students in grades K-5 and offer recreation, arts and crafts and homework assistance. read more | view program information

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.

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!

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. MORE

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MCSD has zero tolerance for bullying and harassment!

To anonymously report a bullying incident or threat of violence, click on the icon and fill out the electronic form. This form allows individuals to confidentially report urgent and sensitive information to school officials.

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!

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