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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

Statement regarding ClubRec program

Footings, Inc. recently notified Monticello Central School District officials that its subsidiary, ClubRec, would no longer be providing before and after school care services for Sullivan County, effective September 1, 2015.  read more

Summer renovations underway

Teachers and students are gone for the summer, but things are still bustling in the Monticello Central School District, where summer work has started on the Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School.  read more

Things get sticky at Rutherford

On June 22, the Cooke-KLR PTO sponsored an unusual fundraiser that raised $282 to support next year's activities and programs. Students paid $1 each to duct tape Principal Kim Patterson and Assistant Principal Doug Murphy to the wall! 


Fifth graders star in year-end talent show

Fifth graders from Chase, Cooke and Rutherford schools collaborated on a year-end talent show at the Nesin Theater. Students sang, danced, played instruments and more. The grand finale included all fifth graders performing a song together! Best of luck to our up-and-coming middle schoolers. We know you will do GREAT! View video of the finale below.


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

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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