The Monti Message – November

I.   Our Schools COVID-19 in Our Schools On October 28, we were informed that a Cooke Elementary School staff member had tested positive for COVID-19.  The staff member had become symptomatic on Saturday, October 24, and was last in school on October 23. The school’s contact tracing identified four other staff members and nine students …

Board of education meeting Nov. 5; watch live with link

There will be a regular meeting of the Monticello Central School District Board of Education on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. via videoconference with no in-person attendance, and will be recorded and transcribed at a later date.   There will be a proposed executive session at 6:30 p.m.    The video conference meeting …

New York State Education Department launches Parent Dashboard; seeks public input

Dear Parents, The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has developed a Parent Dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access. The Parent Dashboard is part of New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which emphasizes equity in education for …

Fall pictures for K.L. Rutherford students will take place on  Monday, Nov. 2 and Thursday, Nov. 5

Fall pictures for hybrid K.L. Rutherford students will take place on  Monday, November 2 and Thursday, November 5.  If your child is a remote student, please call the office at 845-794-4240 to schedule an appointment time. Photographers will be available for remote students from 9:30am to 5:00 pm on Monday  by appointment only. Parents are …

School closings and delays in the 2020-21 school year

With spooky weather possible just before Halloween, let’s take a moment to clarify how school delays, early dismissals and snow days will look like in the 2020-21 school year. Just like any other year, the decision to delay or cancel school will be made by 5:45 a.m., and communicated out to families via School Messenger, …

George L. Cooke staff member tests positive for COVID-19; contacts limited; school will open as scheduled Thursday, Oct. 29

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the Monticello Central School District learned that a staff member at the George L. Cooke Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in the building on Friday, Oct. 23 and had a limited number of contacts with other individuals in the building. The MCSD administration has made initial …

Cooke community raises nearly $1,000

Students and staff at the George L. Cooke Elementary School raised $900 to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Ride 2 Survive through this year’s annual “Denim and Pink” fundraiser. Staff and students wore pink on Oct. 23 to show their support and donated to the cause. Staff enjoyed a grab-and-go breakfast that included …