The Monti Message, October 2020

A monthly recap from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Evans  I. Our Schools George L. Cooke Elementary School: Open Again We recently had to, unfortunately, shift Cooke Elementary School to remote learning due to a staff member becoming sick with COVID-19. Once we became aware of the positive test (September 28), we initiated contact tracing …

Project Excel staff member tests positive for COVID-19

A message from Project Excel Director Cathy Stawarz: Dear Parents and Guardians, Project Excel has been notified that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, Oct. 6th. We are working with the Sullivan County Public Health Services in identifying those individuals who were directly exposed to COVID-19. The New York State Contact …

Update: Tuesday, May 26 will be a day of instruction; food delivery schedule changes

Tuesday, May 26 will be a regular day of instruction for all students and staff. Although the district had expected to use the 26th  as a give back day, the Governor’s executive  orders requiring that school districts provide continuity of education, child care and food service every weekday through the end of the school year prevents us …

Kindergarten and UPK registration to resume in June

Kindergarten and UPK registration will resume from June 1 – June 18.  If you have not yet set up an appointment for the 2020-21 school year, please contact Jeanne Wilkowski at 845-794-7700, ext. 78905 or email jwilkowski@k12mcsd.net Due to the need for social distancing, registration will be held outdoors, near the auditorium/registration entrance of Monticello …

Schools will remain closed for remainder of academic year

para una traducción en español haga clic aquí Dear Monticello families,   During today’s press briefing, Governor Cuomo announced that all New York state schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year, with more information on summer school forthcoming in late May. Yesterday, the Board of Regents announced its cancellation of the August …

Special message for Project Excel families

The staff of Project Excel came together (from a distance!) to create this video to let their families and students know that they’re loved and missed!

April 17 update from Dr. Silver: schools to remain closed through May 15, virtual instruction continues

para una traducción en español haga clic aquí Dear Monticello families: Yesterday, Governor Cuomo extended the executive order to keep schools closed through May 15. As such, we will continue with our virtual learning plan until the governor allows us to reopen.  Earlier this week, our technology department distributed nearly 750 devices to students who …

March 27 – Update from Dr. Silver re: extended school closure, meal delivery and more

para una traducción en español haga clic aquí Dear Families:   We continue to make the best of the extraordinary situation we find ourselves in.  None of us have ever experienced anything like this, and we are all inventing solutions as we go.  I hope that you and your family are healthy and safe, and that the school district is supporting you in …