About Monticello

About Monticello2018-11-15T16:49:24-07:00

Meet your Principal

Scott Merzoian
Scott MerzoianPrincipal

Principal update

Welcome back!

August 19, 2020

Hello Monticello Students and Families:

It is hard to believe the new school year is just around the corner. We hope that you have had some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. We have been busy here throughout July and August. We just completed our second session of extended learning that included classes in ELA, math, science, robotics, book club, iReady and videography. We had over 80 students participate this summer, learning valuable life-long skills that will help them be successful at Monticello and beyond. We hope to continue that success with our entire student population as we embark on a new and challenging school year. Below, you will find information that will help you navigate the first few weeks of school.

As you may have heard, the school board recently made the decision to start the upcoming school-year using the remote learning model. Although we had hoped to be teaching in person, our teachers are working hard to develop a better remote learning experience for our students. Despite being remote, our goal is to be recognized as a School of Distinction by the State of Washington. In order to achieve this, we have to help our students grow and exceed the state’s expectations. We realize that this requires a collaborative effort between the school, home and community. With your support, we promise to provide ALL students with the necessary resources to help them reach their full learning potential.

Monticello Mission Statement
We believe we make a difference in the lives of our students by providing a safe and supportive environment where ALL students receive a high-quality, comprehensive education that inspires them to become life-long learners and equips them with the skills and knowledge to succeed in high school and beyond.

We understand that middle school can create anxiety for some students, especially those new to our building. Due to COVID-19 we are unable to provide our typical in person orientation day. We are currently working on alternative ways to introduce our teachers to our students and families. Stay tuned for more information and updates regarding the start of the 2020-21 school year. I will be sending out regular updates via email. If you do not happen to have an email on file at Monticello, please contact us so that we can be sure you are receiving all of our communication. You can check out our school website at https://monticello.longviewschools.com/ or follow us on facebook @monticellomiddleschool.
If you have any questions prior to the start of the school year, please email me at smerzoian@longview.k12.wa.us. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer break.

Scott Merzoian – Principal

Important Dates to Remember:

Aug 23rd: Cowlitz Foot Patrol backpack & supplies give away 1-5pm Back Parking Lot of Monticello.

Sept 2-4th: Possible online orientation days possible Chromebook distribution. More info will be sent out soon.

Sept 8th: 1st Day of Remote Learning 7:50am.

Oct. 9th: No School-Teacher In-Service Day.

Communication:
We use a variety of ways to communicate with families. Emails is typically the quickest and easiest. If you have not listed your email address with us, please contact us at 360-575-7042.

Chromebook Distribution\Internet:
If your child needs a chromebook, we will be setting up a chromebook distribution event soon. Please check your email regularly as well as our facebook and website for more details. If your child does not have access to the internet, please contact me at smerzoian@longview.k12.wa.us

Tech Needs/Hotline:
In the near future, we will have a parent tech support line. We will also periodically provide access to tutorial videos as well as provide zoom sessions to support parents and students with technology. If your child is unable to remember his/her passwords, please contact us for help.

Student Class Schedules:
We are still working on class schedules for our students. Once they are completed, student will be able to login to skyward to see their schedules for the 2020-21 school year. An email will be sent out when schedules have been posted.

Family Resource Center:
We are fortunate to house the district’s Family Resource Center. The resource center gives parents a place to get help and connect with food, housing, mental health or other services. If you have questions, please contact them at 360-575-7250.

Social & Emotional Support:
If your child is in need of services from our school counselors, please reach out to them by email. They will call you back to create a support plan.

Students with Last Names A-K:
Counselor-Mr. Rodman
drodman@longview.k12.wa.us

Students with Last Names L-Z:
Counselor-Mrs. Opgrande
mopgrande@longview.k12.wa.us

Sports:
Unfortunately at this time, all sports have been postponed until further notice. When sports eventually resume, it will be important that your child has an athletic physical on file from a doctor. Physicals are typically valid for two years.

Family Access/Skyward:
Want to know your student’s absences and grades at all times? Create a Family Access account on the district website. You will receive a login and password to be able to monitor lunch accounts, attendance, and grades. This is the easiest way to keep track of all student information. This can be done using your smartphone or home computer.

PTO Needs You:
PTO has a few projects that they work on during the year. Please let us know if you are available to help. Find us on Facebook @Monticello PTO.

Absent?
Although, students will not be in the building, your child will be expected to attend online classes daily as scheduled. It will be important to communicate with your child’s teachers and the attendance office in the event of an absence. Absences should be reported within 24 hours by calling 360-575-7041. We know that COVID may cause unplanned absences. We just ask you to communicate with our attendance secretary when that occurs.

State Guidelines: The state is continuing to update their attendance guidelines. As they do, we will follow their recommendations. More information will be sent out at a later time.

August 20th, 2020|
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