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What cycle day is it?

Monday, Nov. 23 – Day 2
Tuesday, Nov. 24 – Day 3
Wednesday, Nov. 25 – CLOSED
Thursday, Nov. 26 – CLOSED
Friday, Nov. 27 – CLOSED
Monday, Nov. 30 – Day 4

SEW program knits wellness with academics

“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

Kiwanis Club of Monticello donates books to KLR

The students at KLR were thrilled when the Kiwanis Club of Monticello visited their school bearing gifts. read more

Class Dojo encourages good behavior

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

The Breakfast Packing Team: serving up career skills

Rutherford’s student-based Breakfast Packing Team is serving up job skills while building confidence, manners and teamwork. read more

Updated: Stay informed about snow closings and delays

With the winter season closely approaching, now seems like a good time to review how Monticello Central School District handles weather-related closings and delays.Please see our updated television and radio station list. read more

Mr. Yard aka “Q” named Employee of the Month

Always willing to lend a helping hand or face problems with a smile, teaching assistant Mr. Quennel Yard – or “Q” – goes above and beyond to help the Rutherford school’s family. As you can see, the kiddos sure adore him… especially when he is dressed like a minion!

Rutherford hosts Fall Festival

Rutherford families participated in autumn-themed activities during the school's Fall Festival. read more

Students celebrate Fire Prevention Week

During fire prevention week earlier this month, firefighters from the Monticello Fire Department came to Kenneth L Rutherford to educate students about fire safety. read more

Close reading is sweet!

The 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 more

Student places in National Football League competition

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

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

Information for parents regarding music program

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 high school.

Monticello athletic apparel for sale

The Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School and the Panthers’ football team are participating in a clothing fundraiser. Click here to review the catalog and make purchases.

Health screenings to take place in all schools

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

Spouses team up to implement mentoring program

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 welcomes Social Emotional Wellness Facilitator

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

Elementary Music Program NewsMorning Music Program updates

The Elementary Morning Music Program will begin the week of Monday, Oct. 5 at 7:05 a.m. CLICK HERE for important details.

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 Rutherford students

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

Monticello 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.

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