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2015-16 school year district calendar now online

CLICK HERE to view or download the 2015-16 district calendar in PDF format. The calendar will be mailed to all district families by the end  of August. Please note: the first day of school for students is Wednesday, September 9.

Since this calendar is printed in August, event and activity dates may be altered throughout the school year due to unforeseen circumstances. The scrolling calendar on the website, which will be updated and active soon, is the most accurate source of information.

School supply lists now available for 2015-16 school year

It's time to get ready for the new school year! supply lists for 2015-16 [PDF]

Free meals will be offered to Cooke students

Cooke, KLR and RJK will once again be offered free breakfast and lunches during the 2015-16 school year.  read more

Elementary Summer Learning Academy is in full swing

Students from the Summer Learning Academy participate in Reader's Theater and more. view photo gallery

SLA students harvest vegetables from Cooke garden

Students from the Summer Learning Academy took time to harvest vegetables from Cooke's garden this summer. The vegetables are donated to the Federation for the Homeless in Monticello to help feed the hungry. 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

Register for The Healthy Kids Extended Day Program anytime

On-site Registration Day will take place at Cooke Elementary School on Tuesday, July 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Chase on Monday, August 31 from 9 a.m.- 3:p.m.

Parents and guardians can register their child(ren) at any time by filling out a reservation packet,  available in the office of each elementary school building or contact Jeanne at 845-561-4700 ext. 19 to register via phone.

Superintendent Mangus addresses cost of before and after school childcare services

Superintendent Mangus would like parents to know that the district has kept the best interests of our families in mind while exploring viable options to replace the ClubRec program and is currently seeking ways to help supplement the cost of before and after school care with grant funding. read more

What "cycle day" is it?

Happy Summer! See you in September!

MCSD implements new visitor sign-in procedures

To ensure the safety and security of all students, employees and visitors to our buildings, the district has implemented new safety procedures. All visitors to any building 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!

Fall menus to be posted before school starts!

Have a great summer!

The food service program provides students with tasty, healthy meals every school day. Click here to see what students can purchase for breakfast and lunch this month, to find out how to pay for school meals online or to see if your child qualifies for free or reduced meal prices.

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.

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