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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

Middle school concerts rescheduled

Please be advised that the middle school concerts that were canceled due to the storm on Tuesday, May 16 have been rescheduled as follows: the grade 6 concert will be held on Tuesday May 22, at 7 p.m. and the grade 7/8 concert will be held on Thursday May 24, at 7 p.m.

Attendance matters at MCSD

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

Revised 2017-18 school calendar

At its May 3 regular meeting, the Board of Education approved a revised 2017-18 school calendar. Under this new schedule, the last day of school for students will be on Friday, June 22. Monday, June 25 will be a conference day for staff.

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

EPIC presents young adolescents workshops

RJK families and families of fifth-grade students are invited to attend three upcoming workshops: Growing Up is Hard Work, on Wednesday, April 25, Communication Problems & Strategies on Thursday, May 10 and Who Am I? Identity & Independence on Thursday, May 24. All workshops will be held at 5:45 p.m. in room 116 at the RJK Middle School. Dinner, homework help and children's acitivities provided. Please RSVP to 845-807-6332 or email; jsorensen@k12mcsd.net

Orientation for incoming sixth-grade students

The Robert J. Kaiser Middle School invites parents and guardians of incoming sixth-grade students to an orientation, which will be held in the middle/high school auditorium on May 9 at 5:30 p.m. Read more

Upcoming EPIC workshops

The EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) team presents: Structure and Limits: Preventing and Managing Problem Behavior on May 1 and Communication Skills for Fathers on June 12. Read more

May events at the E.B. Crawford Library

The E.B. Crawford Library has some fun in store for children and teens this May. Read more

RJK social studies teacher Tim Potts earns state award

Time to order your RJK yearbook

The 2018 edition of The Panther will have something for everyone.

Team Albany has set real goals and reaped virtual (reality) rewards

Sixth grade students on RJK's Team Albany have real incentive to strive for their goals.

Builders Club spreads joy

Members of the RJK Middle School Builders Club brought some cheer and good wishes to many in need. Read about their cards to the Meals on Wheels recipients.

RJK Middle School student playing in All-American Bowl

It will be an exciting winter break for Ivan Pagan, a football player who will be going to New Orleans next week.

The power of yet

Don't be discouraged if you can't do something...yet. There is power in having a plan. Read more

Knowledge is power

Earth Guardians learn about the science of climate change. Read more

Please touch!

RJK students learn with a hands-on approach. Read more

RJK Earth Guardians welcome a Chef in the Classroom

Fresh fruits and veggies made for a tasty breakfast for the Earth Guardians. Read more here.

December programs at the EB Crawford Library

The Ethelbert B. Crawford Library will host several programs for children and teens in early December.  Read more

RJK students plan their futures

It's never too soon to plan for the future. RJK students are using Naviance to help plan theirs. Read more

LPP helps students prepare for life after graduation

Middle and high school students are encouraged to take advantage of the Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP,) an after-school and summer program implemented by SUNY Sullivan. The program is designed to promote college readiness and career development among eligible students who need some additional assistance to help them meet their goals and has a great lineup of community partners, including the Hurleyville Makers’ Lab, Catholic Charities, and Sullivan Agencies Leading Together (SALT). 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

Summer programs for teens and tweens

The Ethelbert B. Crawford library will host two teen and tween programs at the library this summer. Read more

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.

Robert J. Kaiser Middle School launches mentorship program

The school has begun a pilot of the New York State Mentoring program and is the only pilot site in Sullivan County. Read more

Seventh grader's bar mitzvah project connects him to community

Jacob Kaplan has raised over $530 dollars for his school's backpack program as part of his bar mitzvah preparations. Through the program, children who are at risk of hunger during the weekends are given backpacks filled with nutritious foods. Read more

The Earth Guardians have a new slant on a "Giving Tree"

Students have done such an incredible job growing organic produce using their indoor tower growing garden that they have been able to invite the school community into their space to cut fresh lettuce, spinach, arugula and Swiss chard, for their holiday meal. Read more

"Monticello Blue" knows how to solve a problem

The “Monticello Blue” Junior Math League team is invited to compete in the Mid-Hudson Junior math League playoffs at Minisink Middle School after winning the sections. Read more

Free meals will be offered to RJK students

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

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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