Enrichment/Review/Resource information during the school closure

The Enrichment/Review/Resource webpage is your one-stop-shop for a variety of resources to help during the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent school closure. This page is frequently updated; please check back for the most up-to-date information. 

For information regarding individual class assignments or information, please contact your/your child’s teacher. 

Table of Contents

Coronavirus-related announcements/information

Central Office/Business Offices

Childcare for Essential Workers 

ClassLink

Counselor’s Corner 

Educational/Enrichment resources 

Elementary students 

Food Pantries 

Health Insurance

Internet Access

Local resources 

Logging in to student email 

Meals

Mental health resources

Pupil Personnel Services 

Registration 

Robert J. Kaiser Middle School students 

Technology 

 

Coronavirus-related announcements and information

For an archive of coronavirus-related announcements and information, please click here. 

Central Office/Business Offices

In order to limit the spread of COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) and to comply with public health guidelines to maintain social distancing, Monticello Central School District’s Central Administration and Business Offices will be scheduling appointments in order to limit visitors. Please call 845-794-7700 to schedule an appointment if you should need our services.

Childcare for Essential Workers

By Executive Order, the public school districts of Sullivan County, in collaboration with the Sullivan County Child Care Council, have developed emergency child care plans for essential workers. Essential workers include first responders, healthcare workers, food manufacturers, supermarket workers, food preparation workers, commercial truck drivers, transit workers, carriers of critical and essential materials, construction workers, manufacturing workers, specialized equipment workers related to health or safety of the public and nonprofit and social service agencies providing support to families, and employees in related fields.

The plan is meant to serve those essential workers for whom child care has become a burden during the response to COVID-19. If you meet the definition of an essential employee and have child care needs, access to free childcare via the CARES Child Care Scholarship from the Office of Children and Family Services is available to those who qualify. 

Essential workers that currently have their children in licensed/registered child care or need child care may apply by clicking this link:  https://forms.gle/MJ95dpSdP6ehMfFF9

You will be contacted by the Sullivan County Child Care Council, Inc., within one business day. They will follow up on the next steps to gather information about your household and help you identify a participating child care provider or work with your current registered or licensed child care provider.

 

ClassLink

Your children can use ClassLink to access the apps that they use in school. If you are unfamiliar with logging into ClassLink, please watch the video below:

Cómo acceder a ClassLink en en español 

Ya sea que esté utilizando un dispositivo móvil, una tableta o una computadora, para acceder a ClassLink, todo lo que tiene que hacer es navegar al sitio web del Distrito Escolar Central de Monticello. Una vez que esté aquí, desplácese hacia abajo hasta que vea la palabra “conectar”. Luego, si mira debajo de la palabra “conectar”, aparece la palabra ClassLink. Presione Classlink. Cuando llegue a este sitio, hará que el estudiante ponga su nombre y su apellido y luego una contraseña que comience con hashtag hashtag. Esto les permitirá acceder a todas las aplicaciones que tienen en la escuela.

Counselor’s Corner

The Monticello Central School District recognizes that these are very trying times for our students and their families.  We have put together the following resources in the hopes that they will be helpful.  Please know that although we are not physically in school, we are still available as a support.  Please feel free to reach out to one of the following members of the support staff should you need assistance: 

KLR support staff

Harriett Dever       hdever@k12mcsd.net KLR 

Mackenzie Biro  mbiro@k12mcsd.net KLR 

Jamie Gaebel Bury  jgaebelbury@k12mcsd.net KLR 

Cooke support staff

Regine Fontaine  rfontaine@k12mcsd.net Cooke 

Kenneth Montemurro  kmontemurro@k12mcsd.net Cooke 

Linda Wertheim  lwertheim@k12mcsd.net Cooke 

Chase support staff 

Kaitlen Rubin  KRubin@k12mcsd.net Chase 

Elementary school counselor

Molly Messina mmessina@k12mcsd.net Elementary 

MCSD School Counselor, Molly Messina, has put together a guide for parents of elementary-aged children highlighting how to help younger children cope through the COVID-19 closure. 

Click here to watch in English

para una traducción en español haga clic aquí

RJK support staff

Catching Up with the Counselors video series

Harrison Larkin  HLarkin@k12mcsd.net RJK 

Barbara Shaw-Zirt  BShaw-Zirt@k12mcsd.net RJK 

Sharon Zimmerman  szimmerman@k12mcsd.net RJK 

Jennifer Ducey jducey@k12mcsd.net RJK

Brittany Zaccaria bharden@k12mcsd.net RJK

Shannon Follansbee sfollansbee@k12mcsd.net RJK

Laurie Oshinsky loshinsky@k12mcsd.net RJK

MHS support staff

Daniel Jankowski  DJankowski@k12mcsd.net MHS 

Annette Rasmussen  arasmussen@k12mcsd.net MHS 

Angela Padhiar  APadhiar@k12mcsd.net MHS 

Brianna Lagarde blagarde@k12mcsd.net MHS 

Katherine Truesdell ktruesdell@k12mcsd.net MHS 

Allyson Steinberg astenberg@k12mcsd.net MHS 

Josef Seidl jseidl@k12mcsd.net MHS 

Jeff Mannino jmannino@k12mcsd.net MHS 

Sheryl Manz smanz@k12mcsd.net MHS 

Social-Emotional Learning Online Toolbox

Social-Emotional Learning Toolbox

Virtual Calming Corner

Virtual Calming Corner  (Please note that you must be logged in to your Monticello email student or staff email account in order to access this website.)

Educational/Enrichment 

Drop everything and move while school is closed

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

Handwashing: A Family Activity

Germ Prevention Strategies

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children

FOR KIDS: Brainpop: Coronavirus

FOR KIDS: Mystery Science: How do germs get into our bodies?

FOR KIDS: Scholastic: No more germs

FOR KIDS: Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

FOR KIDS: Germ Smart Kids:  How to wash your hands

Elementary students 

Below please find our recommended at-home learning enrichment schedule for elementary students over the next few weeks while school is closed. Your child’s teacher will be in touch with recommendations for activities and work during the various subjects and time slots indicated on the schedule. We will all be doing our best to check in with each one of our students and families in some way during this time period. 

Coronavirus: A Book for Children

Candlewick Press released a free downloadable book for young children explaining the coronavirus. Click here to view and download

Food Pantries (Please call to inquire about pick-up details):

Monticello

Federation for the Homeless
(Please Register) 1-2 Times a Month Plus Emergency Food
9 Monticello Street
Walk-In with I.D.
Breakfast Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m..-.9:30 a.m.
Lunch Mon-Fri – 11:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Food Pantry – Every other Friday (Call for Dates)

V.A. Pantry
Every other Friday 1:15pm (Call for Dates)
1st & 3rd Friday – Food for Veterans – After 1:00pm
(845) 794-2604

St. John’s Episcopal Church
15 St. John Street
Open on the 1st,2nd,3rd & 4th Tuesday Each Month 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. 
(Closed on the 5th Tuesday)
845-794-8111

Hudson Valley Community Services
20 Crystal Street (HVCS) Food Pantry for clients
845-791-8871

United Way of Sullivan County Emergency Food
33 Lakewood Avenue
845-794-1771

Rock Hill

Church of Nazarene
210 Katrina Falls Road
Anytime by appointment:  845-796-3729

United Methodist Church
410 Rock Hill Drive
845-796-3833

White Lake

Faith Ministries of White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church
Blessing Shephard’s Pantry
2nd Thursday of the month 10:00am-12:00pm
4th Thursday of the month 5:00pm-6:00pm
Coralie Bloom 845-583-5885 or 845-707-2333

Liberty

Soul Food Café @ United Methodist Church
170 N. Main Street
Food Prayer Fellowship
Monday Night Dinners 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
845-292-6243

St. Peter’s RC Church
262 N Main Street
Wednesday & Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
845-747-4073

Lighthouse Ministries
5 Triangle Road (Next To Computer Doctors)
3rd Thursday 11 a.m. -2 p.m.
845-985-7026

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Interfaith Council Liberty
24 Chestnut Street (Next To Post Office)
2nd, 3rd & 4th Friday 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Once A Month Pick-Up
Walk-In no I.D. required
For information call: 845-292-4626
Dinner for those in need every Wednesday 5:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m.

Vine & Branch
2535 Rt. 52
Call For Pantry Days (3rd Sunday of Every Month 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
Pastor Ed or Bob (845) 292-5227

Health Insurance

Please click here for information from NY State of Health for families who are without, or at risk of losing, health insurance. 

Internet Access

If you do not have internet access at home, you may be eligible for 60 days of free broadband from Charter Communications. Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To learn more, call 1-844-488-8395. Additionally, we are posting this list of providers who have made similar offers.

Families can visit https://www.everyoneon.org/find-offers and enter their zip code to research low-cost internet options. 

Xfinity has also published a map where users can search for free WiFi hotspots  by location: https://hotspots.wifi.xfinity.com/.

Please note that the district is not affiliated with, nor endorses any of these offers. We are sharing as a public service. Please contact the providers directly to learn more. 

Many cell phone service providers are increasing their data usage at no additional cost to help during this time. Please contact your cell phone provider to see if what, if any, free increases they are offering at this time. 

If you do not have, or are unable to obtain, internet access, we will provide learning materials in a paper format – just let us know by calling your school office. 

Local Resources 

(please reach out to organizations directly to confirm services/times/dates)

Access 24/7 Virtual Mental Health and Substance Use Urgent Care
1-888-750-2266, option 2

Mobile Mental Health
845 -790-0911

Mental Health Toll Free Hotline
800 -710-7083

Sullivan County RISE (Rape Intervention Services and Education) 24 hour Crisis Hotline
(845) 791-9595

Safe Passage Domestic Violence
845-292- 5700

Meals on Wheels
845-807-0241

Child Care Council/Child Care/Day Care
845-292-7166

Sullivan County Emergency Community Assistance Center (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
845-807-0925

Logging in to student email

Watch the video below from Technology Integration Specialist Tim Mangiaracina to see how to access your student email. 

Mental Health Resources 

National Suicide Hotline: 

1-800-784-2433 
1-800-273-8255 

Teen Line: 
1-888-375-8336 
Text 273TALK to 839863 

Mobile Mental Health:
845-791-7123/1-800-710-7083 

Sullivan County Community Services 
845-292-8770 

Children’s Mobile Crisis Intervention: 
845-701-3777 

 

Meals

Monticello Central School District knows how important it is for every child to have access to healthful school meals daily. Beginning Thursday, March 19, food will be delivered to students along our bus routes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. Each child will receive a packaged double meal, containing one breakfast and one lunch. On Tuesdays and Thursday, each student will receive a double portion to enjoy on Wednesday and Friday when there are no deliveries.  All Monticello residents under the age of 18 are eligible to receive these meals. 
Please use the bus routes linked here,  or see the photos below, to determine the time when your bus will be traveling your road, or near your road. If you are a walker, you may go to the nearest bus stop near you. The lists that are posted are not the stops, only the times of the buses are traveling. They will be stopping at regular bus stops that the children go to every day: In order to receive a meal, you must be outside at your bus stop. If your bus stop is at your home, you must be standing outside. Please be sure you’re visible to our drivers. 
 
One packaged double meal will be given to each student. To receive a meal, students may simply show up at the time and bus stop listed. You must be outside. Even if the bus stops at your home, you must be outside so the driver can stop. If parents are picking up meals on behalf of their children, and the children are not present, they must show proof of residency for each child, such as a report card or school ID. Please note that milk is an important component of each each school lunch. Milk should be consumed or refrigerated immediately. If you are in need of a meal, and the bus has not come to your bus stop, please contact the transportation department at 845-794-8570 or 845-794-2120 

 

 

 

 

 

Monticello High School students 

Instructional resources for secondary students during the COVID-19 closure (hay una traducción en español)

Pupil Personnel Services

Information about Pupil Personnel Services during the district’s closure 

Registration

Registration remains open for new registrants by appointment only. To register, please complete the online pre-registration and call District Registrar Jeanne Wilkowski at 845-794-7700 ex: 78905 to complete the registration process.

Current families who need to update their address and/or phone numbers should call registration.

Robert K. Kaiser Middle School students

Instructional resources for middle school students during the COVID-19 closure (hay una traducción en español)

Letter from RJK Guidance Department during COVID-19 closure 

RJK Guidance Department launches “Catching Up with the Counselors” video series 

Technology

Tech support during the COVID-19 closure