Technology

District Mission

The mission of the Monticello Central School District is to nurture and enrich the lives of all of its students by providing them with the opportunities, skills, and knowledge to become contributing and responsible citizens.

Technology Vision Statement

The vision of the Monticello Central School District Technology Department is to infuse technology into our educational programs so that we will insure our students are life-ready. Technology will act as a support as we change the culture and instructional environment to foster collaboration, personal learning opportunities where students drive their learning, develop and use inquiry skills to gather and interpret information to solve problems and build solutions that are meaningful. Students will have equal access to learning materials in electronic form and will create, research and evaluate information as they become information literate through the use of technology that will lead to the development of skills for their personal and professional future. This process will give students the tools to apply to any opportunity they encounter during the school day and beyond.

Technology Goals

Goal 1 

Build and sustain a reliable network infrastructure to support instructional and administrative computing.

Goal 2

Plan and implement effective professional development programs to create communities of inquiry and knowledge, target student’s accessibility, become embedded in current instructional initiatives.

Goal 3

Integrate instructional technology strategies to improve writing across the content areas K-12.

Read the district’s Technology Plan here.

 

Parent/Student Communication

Parents have a variety of tools they can use to gain information about district and student related issues:

School Messenger

SchoolMessenger is an automated parent notification system that provides the ability to generate telephone and/or email notifications to families. Please contact your child’s school if you need to update contact information.

SchoolTool Parent Portal

SchoolTool is the district’s student management system.  The Parent Portal allows parents to access their child(ren)’s grades, attendance, schedule, and other data.  Parent Portal activation is a ONE TIME event.  Once you have a Parent Portal account it is active for the duration your child(ren) attends school in Monticello.  Log in to Parent Portal

Schoology

Schoology is used by teachers to provide information to students.  Log in to Schoology

Office 365

Office 365 is Microsoft Office in the “cloud.” It gives students access to Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) and Skype in the classroom, and email and documents on any device from anyplace wifi is available. Students can also share and collaborate on documents.

While your student is enrolled in the school district, parents will have access to Microsoft for download at home. The district is in the process of finalizing set up at this time. More information will be forthcoming.

Remind

Remind is a text messaging system used by some teachers. Your student’s teacher will provide instructions about how to sign up if they choose to utilize this form of communication.