Every child should experience the joy of reading. Kiwanis members of the Monticello branch believe this, and have implemented a reading program for second grade students at Rutherford. Read more
To ensure no child is left hungry over the summer, the Monticello Central School District will serve nutritious summer meals to area kids and teens at no cost from July 5 of this year through August 19. Participating sites (listed below) will provide free, nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under. Read more
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:
Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), two classes from Kenneth L. Rutherford found a way to help citizens in developing countries who are struggling with basic needs. Read more
Students at Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School got a hands-on look at why libraries are such an integral part of any community. Read more
Fourth-graders took a journey to the 18th century through a field trip to the Fort Delaware Museum. History was brought to life at students took a deep dive into the day to day of the late 1700’s and visited the armory, several cabins and played games from the time period.
Karen Kaufman Orloff, author of the popular "I Wanna" series, visited with KLR's first-grade students. Read more
Fourth-grade students jammed out to a rousing Zydeco performance during their field trip to Bethel Woods on April 21. Read more
Fifth-grade students were invited to take a field trip to SUNY Sullivan on April 21 for an Earth Day celebration. Read more
As the name suggests, “Fun Friday” is a time for the students at Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School to cut loose and cheer each other on in their accomplishments. On Friday, Feb. 26, for just one moment, “Fun Friday” turned bittersweet as the KLR community officially bid “see-you-later” to two treasured faculty members. Read more
Please click here to view the updated morning music calendar.
Throughout history, great things have always come in pairs – peanut butter and jelly, Bert and Ernie, and Batman and Robin. MCSD has its own dynamic duo: Tim and Allison Billias. read more
When the doors to Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School open on the first day of school in September, it will be the first time in three decades that Principal Kimberly Patterson won’t be there to greet the incoming crowd. After serving the Monticello School District for 33 years, Mrs. Patterson has announced her retirement, effective May 2, 2016. read more
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.
Two fourth-grade students visited Mrs. Kozachuk’s first grade class to answer that very question. Read more
“I like when Mr. Prestianni comes into our class,” said C.J. Poitras, a 4th 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
The students at KLR were thrilled when the Kiwanis Club of Monticello visited their school bearing gifts. read more
If you see a friend wearing their pajamas it may not be because they forgot to get dressed. They may have earned it. read more
Rutherford’s student-based Breakfast Packing Team is serving up job skills while building confidence, manners and teamwork. read more
lesson began when Mrs. Rojas passed out Oreo cookies to her students and asked
them what they were eating. The answer was simple and unanimous: “Oreos!” But
when Mrs. Rojas handed out a second round of Oreos... read
Ivan Pagan, a fourth grade student at Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School, won third place in the NFL. Pass and Kick (PPK) Competition. The PPK is the oldest NFL Youth Football program, having been established in 1961. read more
The district appreciates parents' patience and cooperation as traffic patterns have been adjusted at the middle school and high school. read more
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 the middle and
New York State requires health screenings for students each year. read more
KLR fifth grade teacher Mrs. Billias and her husband, MHS teacher Mr. Billias, joined efforts to implement a senior/fifth grade mentoring program. read more
Rutherford now has a full time Social Emotional Wellness Facilitator named Lynn Selkirk who will be working in all classes, assisting students and helping staff maintain a positive balance with their workload, stress and feelings. read more
Breakfast and lunch menus are available online. Click here to download menus, or learn more about online meal payments and free or reduced meals.
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.
The Cooke, Rutherford and Kaiser schools continues to offer free breakfast and lunch to students. read more
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.
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!
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
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.
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!