Building Info

Arrival & Dismissal

Start: 9:20 a.m. (drop-off begins at 9 a.m.) 
Dismissal: 3:52 p.m. 

On one hour delays, these times will be one hour later. On two hour delays, these times will be two hours later. 

School is in session from 9:20 a.m. until 3:52 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday. The building is open at 6:30 a.m. for students attending the Empire Program. 

We welcome your calls for any reason. The school office opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. The phone number for all offices, including that of the nurse, is 845-888-2471.

There are no provisions for after-school supervision other than when specific programs are in operation. If child care is needed, you may contact the Empire Program for enrollment information. They presently offer before- and after-school care.

Early Dismissal Times

Monticello High School and RJK Middle School – 11:15 a.m.

Rutherford Elementary School – 12:32 p.m.

Chase and Cooke Elementary Schools – 12:52 p.m.

Lost and Found

All clothing found on the school grounds, regardless of its value, is placed in the lost and found. Money, jewelry, or any other articles of value are turned in to the office. Students should check with the office if they are missing something.

Common sense and consideration is the best guide in determining whether or not to bring personal possessions to school. The school administration and staff are not responsible for valuables which students bring to school. It is recommended that students leave all valuables at home.

All students clothing should have the child’s name on it. This includes hats, gloves, sweaters, coats, knapsacks and boots.