Phone: (845) 586-2647


Parent Portal SchoolTool

Learn to use the PARENT PORTAL in SchoolTool to track you child's attendance and coursework progress.  Training available in the Guidance Office.

Code of Conduct

Margaretville Central School has developed a Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures pursuant to State and Federal Law.  This information is given to students in the Student Handbook.  Please note the Dress Code and other matters that could result in disciplinary action.  Parents and guardians should review this policy with their child(ren).  

Student Attendance

Regular School Attendance is a necessary requirement in the learning process.  Credit for completion of all courses will be based, in part, on classroom attendance.  Please see full version of the Attendance Policy.  You can also obtain a copy from the Main Office.

School Policies

Margaretville Central School District has developed and Implemented Polices  in compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations for:
  • Comprehensive Attendance
  • Anti-discrimination Title IX
  • Sexual Harassment*
Anyone wishing to see these polices should contact the Main Office.
Please contact Mrs. Joy Holden, 845-586-2647 ext. 124 or email [email protected], Compliance Officer for Title IX-Anti-discrimination Policy and Sexual Harassment Policy, if you have questions about these policies.
We follow the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA).  Our DASA Coordinator is Joy Holden, 845-586-2647 ext. 124 or email [email protected] MCS DASA Form

Emergency Days/Early Dismissal/School Closing

When school or a school activity is delayed or canceled due to inclement weather, road conditions or other emergencies, parents will be notified.  We will communicate to all UPK-12th grade parents via our automatic announcement system.  Announcements will also be made on the following radio stations:  WGY (810 AM), WDLA (1270 AM and 92.1 FM), WBNG (TV Channel 12) and WKXZ (94 AM).  Announcements pertaining to evening activities will be made as early as possible.  When we are on a two-hour delay, add two-hours to bus arrival pick-up time.  In the event of an emergency, during the school day, we will communicate to all UPK-12 parents via our automatic announcement system.

Lockdown/Lockout Procedures

During the 2022-2023 school year, we will continue to practice lockdown/lockout, shelter in place and evacuation procedures for the safety of your child.  In the event of an emergency, parents will be notified in a timely matter.  Copies of the District School Safety Plan may be obtained in the District Office.

Blueprints & Engage NY

We are pleased to inform you about the resources for families of ELLs (English Language Learners).  The Blueprint for ELL Success and Documents on the Common Core can be fond here.  The Blueprint for ELL Success (Spanish) and documents from Engage NY (Spanish) have been translated into Spanish and are available here.  Also provided are the links to the corresponding documents in English:  The Blueprint for ELL Success (English) and Engage NY (English).

School Messenger

Again this year MCS will be using a school notification system called School Messenger. MCS will notify parents, students and community members of school closing, delays and important updates by phone and by emails. To guarantee the messaging system is used efficiently, MCS will need to confirm that all of your contact information is up-to-date and accurate at all times.
As emergency contact information changes, please contact:
Mrs. Khristen Balcom at 845-586-2647 (Ext. 114).
If you would like to receive emails, please update your email information.
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