March 4 and March 11 will be remote instruction days for some schools

With many staff members scheduled to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccinations in the upcoming weeks, the district is taking proactive action in anticipation of a significant number of staff members experiencing commonly reported side effects.  Please note the following schedule adjustments:  Thursday, March 4 will be a remote instruction day for Kenneth …

Project Excel Reading Night will take place on March 2

The EPIC program will host a virtual Project Excel Reading Night on March 2 from 6:15 – 7 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. To register, email Jane Sorensen at Jsorensen@k12mcsd.net  Participants will enjoy: Storytime with E.B. Crawford Library Slimy STEM with Project Excel Breathing & Yoga …

Board adopts the 2021-22 school year calendar

The Monticello Board of Education adopted the 2021-22 academic calendar at its Feb. 18 Board meeting. For a list of important dates, and and a one-page printable calendar, please click here. 

Remote learning on snow days going forward

Español  A message from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Evans: Dear Monticello CSD Community Member, I hope this finds you and your family well. Today, the district used its final emergency closure (or “snow”) day for the 2020–21 school year. Any emergency closures after today will become remote instruction days. These will be similar to …

Build a snowman, win a prize from the Academy of Finance

Students in the National Academy of Finance’s (AOF) Event Planning class at Monticello High School are hosting a virtual snowman building contest from Dec. 15 through Feb. 28. Here’s how it works: Build a snowman, showcasing your best Monticello or Academy of Finance pride. Join the virtual snowman contest by purchasing a $5 ticket on …

A Restoration Plan for MCSD

español Dear Monticello CSD Community Member, Over the past two years, the Monticello Central School District has experienced significant changes. While these may seem stressful and disorienting at times, they also present opportunities for growth. A short list of these would include remote and hybrid instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic; a capital improvement project; …

Chase is spreading double the love!

In a time where folks need support more than ever before, Emma C. Chase Elementary School students are sending out double the love thanks to Art/Library teacher Laurie Kilgore and Social Emotional Wellness (SEW) teacher Maryann Swensen. In Art class for the past few weeks, students across all grade levels have worked on their yearly …

Chase will pivot to remote instruction through Feb. 15

 español A Message from Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Matthew Evans:  Dear Monticello CSD Community Member, This is an important update to a posting of earlier today. We have been informed that the two students at Emma C. Chase Elementary School who tested positive for COVID-19 were last in school on February 4, 2021, and that …

Upcoming EPIC events

The Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) program is hosting a series of events for MCSD families. All events are free, but registration is required to receive the Zoom information. Please contact Jane Sorensen (Jsorensen@k12mcsd.net) to register. To learn more about the EPIC program, please visit: www.epicforchildren.org Parent Cafès Healthy Hearts Feb. 11  at 7 p.m.  …

Virtual Black History Month Program –  A  Regional Library Collaboration

A message from the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library:  Lady Days:  the Best of Billie & Me Minnesota Jazz icon Thomasina Petrus will perform via Zoom on February 16, 2021 from 7 – 8 p.m. for the patrons of several regional libraries.  This special piece of historical musical cabaret celebrates the life and influence of …