A and B day schedule:
Monday and Wednesday: “A” Days
Tuesday and Thursday: “B” Days
Friday: Instructional Catch Up Day
Teachers will use the schedule below for planning video discussions/instruction and office hours so there are no scheduling conflicts for students and other classes.
Period 1: 8:45 -9:29 a.m.
Period 2: 9:32-10:14 a.m.
Period 3: 10:17-10:59 a.m.
Period 4: 11:02-11:44 a.m.
Period 5: 11:47 a.m. -12:29 p.m.
Period 6: 12:32-1:14 p.m.
Period 7: 1:17-1:59 p.m.
Period 8: 2:02-2:44 p.m.
Period 9: 2:47-3:29 p.m.
An Informational Guide for Students & Parents/Guardians
The Monticello Central School District has taken careful consideration for the unique circumstances our students are in as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This 2019-2020 grading procedure reflects our effort to support the academic success of every student.
Marking Period 3
Marking Period 3 ends April 21, 2020. Percentage grades will be given for the Marking Period 3 based on the following criteria:
- The basis for Marking Period 3 grades will consist of assignments and assessments provided/administered prior to March 12, 2020.
- Any extra credit or the retaking of assignments or assessments will be reflected in the third quarter grade by course. Contact the teacher of that course with any questions.
Marking Period 4
The following criteria will be used to determine Marking Period 4 grades and awarding course credit:
- Marking Period 4 assignments/assessments consist of new learning from April 8, 2020 forward.
- Students will have an option of having their Marking Period 4 work assessed as Pass/Fail or with a percentage grade. Students have until the end of Marking Period 4 to make this determination and will be given the opportunity to notify the teacher of that course directly. Unless otherwise stated by the student, the default Marking Period 4 grade is a percentage.
- If the Marking Period 4 grade would lower a student’s overall average, then the grade will be noted, but not used in the overall course average. If the grade would raise the student’s overall average, then it will be entered as the fourth quarter percentage grade and included in the overall course average. If a student elects to take the Pass/Fail option, the choice will be noted, but not used in the overall course average.
- A student’s cumulative or final year grade, per course, will be the average of the first three quarters/marking periods, or all four quarters/marking periods, whichever is higher.
*The above guidance does not apply to College in the Classroom courses.
All Non- College Courses:
SCCC College Courses:
SUPA College Courses: Pass/Fail Option Deadline – MAY 8, 2020
An Informational Guide for Students and Parents
All June and August Regents exams are cancelled for the 2020 school year.
If you were scheduled to take a Regents exam in June, you are exempt from the exam. That means that you don’t have to take it and you will never have to take it as long as you pass the course in June of 2020 or August of 2020. This applies to the following:
- If you are taking a course that ends in a Regents, you don’t take the Regents and your course grade is the average of your marking periods
- If you are in an AIS for a Regents that you previously failed, you don’t take the Regents (not in June, not ever) you are waived from having to pass it now and in the future
- If you are not in an AIS but are scheduled to retake a Regents exam to satisfy a graduation requirement, you are exempt and you do not have to take the Regents exam (not in June, not ever)
If you fail a course that ends in a Regents exam in June, but attend summer school and pass the course, you WILL NOT have to take the Regents in August. Keep in mind that at this point we do not know what summer school will look like; whether it will be a traditional classroom experience or online learning.
If you fail a course that ends in a Regents exam in June and do not complete the course in summer school, you will have to meet course requirements in the future. That means…WORK HARD NOW AND PASS YOUR CLASSES THIS YEAR!!!!!
Students may opt-out of Regents exemption
In a letter dated June 15 from Monticello High School Principal Stephen Wilder:
The COVID 19 pandemic has put a tremendous burden on our students over the past few months. In order to ease some of this burden, the New York State Board of Regents adopted several emergency regulations to provide important flexibility for educators and students in the wake of the extended school closure. With the exceptional concern that students may not be adequately prepared, the Board of Regents canceled the June 2020 administration of the NYS Regents Examination Program.
All students in grades 7-12 during the 2019-20 school year who were intending to participate in one or more of the June or August 2020 Regents exams are exempt. Please note that students will not be required to take these exams at a later date in order to meet graduation requirements. Official high school transcripts will not reflect a score for an examination in which a student was exempted.
Although this exemption certainly benefits many of our students, we recognize the paramount role parents play in their children’s educational decisions. With this in mind, a student may “opt out” of the NYS Regents exemption and choose to take any missed Regents Examination at a later date, in order to meet graduation requirements. If you would like to discuss the “opt out” examination option, or if you have any other questions, please contact your child’s guidance counselor and we will be happy to assist.
We have created a webpage to keep our senior students up to date with all of the latest information concerning senior events. Please continue to check the page for the most up-to-date information, as we will be adding information as it becomes available. Visit the senior webpage
Watch the video below for important information for our incoming freshman class:
Beginning Tuesday, May 19, Monticello High School students can retrieve any items left behind in their hallway and gym lockers when the building closed on March 12.
Students may pick up their locker items from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the front entrance of the high school building. To request your items, ring the bell and give the safety staff your name, locker number and whether you have a gym or hallway locker. Safety staff will then retrieve your items, which have already been bagged and labeled, and bring the bags to the vestibule. You will then sign for your items. If safety staff is not at the desk when you arrive, please wait until they return.
All items must be retrieved by June 16.
MHS students must return any school items during one of our scheduled collection times. Examples of school items include devices and chargers, textbooks, library books, calculators and any other items that are district property.
The scheduled collection times are:
- June 17 from 12 – 5 p.m.
- June 18 from 12 – 7 p.m.
- June 19 from 12 – 5 p.m.
Please arrive at the high school’s auditorium/gymnasium entrance and remain in your vehicle. A school professional will collect your items from you at the curb and provide you with a receipt.