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School will reopen Monday, Sept. 24

Read Superintendent Tammy Mangus' message to the district regarding social media threat and subsequent arrest of a suspect.

Monticello schools closed Friday, Sept. 21

UPDATE 10:24 p.m. - Out of an abundance caution, all MCSD schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 21, as we continue to investigate an online threat and request subpoenas for tracking electronic communication and IP addresses. All after-school activities including the Empire Program are cancelled. There is no school for Monticello students who attend school in other locations.We urge anyone who has any information to contact the Monticello Police Department or the Sullivan County Sheriff with information regarding any leads. Please continue to check our website for more information.

Village water main break cancels after-school activities; school board meeting may be moved

A water main break on Atwell St. in the Village of Monticello has forced the shutting off of water to Monticello High School, Robert J. Kaiser Middle School and Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School. KLR after-school activities have been cancelled. Please await details from Principal Michelle Knowlton. Middle and high school students have already been dismissed. After-school clubs will be cancelled and more information is forthcoming. This evening's volleyball game has been cancelled. The Van Etten Soccer Tournament will be held tonight. The board of education meeting scheduled for tonight at 6:30 may be moved pending the situation. The district will make an announcement by 5:30 p.m.

Superintendent address unconfirmed viral meningitis case at RJK

The district is supplying information about a possible, yet unconfirmed, case of viral meningitis at the middle school.

Change in time for open house on Sept. 26

The RJK Middle School's open house will take place on Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. in the school's cafeteria -- it had previously been scheduled at 6:30 p.m. The evening will begin with a Title I parent meeting followed by the opportunity for parents to meet with their child(ren)'s teachers and sign up for parent-teacher conferences in February.

September libary events

Check out this list of upcoming events at the E.B. Crawford Libary and at the Mamakating Library.

All students eat free at Monticello schools in 2018-19

A nutritious breakfast and lunch are available every school day for all students in all Monticello schools

MCSD email security updates may result in returned messages

With a world-wide increase in cyber attacks and other digital threats, the district’s tech department has implemented new updates to the district’s email system. With these new updates, some users may have their emails returned if their email system does not meet the MCSD’s extensive security checks. Read more

Bus information to be mailed Aug. 24

Letters containing student bus route information will be mailed to families on Friday, Aug. 24. 

Here are the supply lists for RJK Middle School

Take note of nominal changes in school schedule for 2018-2019

Time schedule for all schools in district changes by 10 minutes

Summer Learning Academies

For more information about Montiello's Summer Learning Academies or Regents testing, please click here

Fall sports registration to begin on Family ID

High school athletes may register beginning July 13; Middle school registration begins Aug. 6

2018-19 academic calendar adopted

At its June 21 meeting, the MCSD Board of Education adopted the 2018-19 academic calendar. The full calendar will be available over the summer, and a printed copy will be mailed to each family in August.

A busy June for the Builders Club

The Robert J. Kaiser Middle School’s Builders Club’s mission is to provide middle school students with the opportunity to perform community service, build character and develop leadership skills, and its members had plenty of chances to do just that during the last few weeks. Read more

E.B. Crawford Public Library is offering free programs this summer

Maker Space, reading program, video game tournament and so much more at the library

Keep your math skills sharp this summer

Middle and elementary school students are encouraged to participate in the free Summer Math Challenge. It's so rewarding.

My Brother's Keeper program will host a summer kick off BBQ

Join the Monticello My Brother's Keeper program for live music and entertainment, a dance contest with a $500 cash prize, a special guest speaker, an awards ceremony and on-the-spot job interviews on June 22 for its inaugural summer kick off celebration. Read more

June library events

"Check out" what's going on in early June at the E.B. Crawford Library and at the Mamakating Library

Physical exam requirements updated for 2018-19 school year

New York State Education Department has changed screenings and health examination and immunization requirements for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Read more

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

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

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

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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Report bullying online via Anonymous Alerts

The system enables parents and students to report instances of bullying or violence and allows for 1-way or 2-way anonymous encrypted communications between submitters (students, parents or community members) and district administration and/or school staff. Users of the system have the option to remain anonymous or reveal their identity when submitting a report. To send reports via the website, click the icon to the left. Learn more about Anonymous Alerts.

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