Our Principal

Mrs. Carole Kelder



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Mrs. Carole Kelder


Dear Mt. Marion Families,

Welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year! We are hopeful that you and your family are staying healthy and safe.  The beginning of this year looks very different from the first days of school in years past. 

First, we would like to welcome our new students and families to Mt. Marion. I hope everyone had a great summer and is ready to learn.  Our current enrollment in the school is 296 students.  We also have some new staff members at the Mount!  Let’s welcome Christopher Maloney, a special education teacher who comes from the high school.  We’d also like to welcome Amanda Richmond and Lois Carr back to our Pre-K program.  We are extremely happy to have all of them here with us. 

We begin this school year with remote learning, and are anticipating the return of students for a hybrid model of in-person instruction on October 5th.

Instruction is taking place daily for students.  Your child’s teacher should have already provided families with a schedule of the times of live instruction.  It is very important that your child login each day for live instruction. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions or need information about daily and/or weekly expectations.

Our district believes that child nutrition is important, so they will be providing breakfast and lunch.  Meals will be available for pickup on Mondays and Wednesdays behind the Saugerties Junior/Senior High School from 3 PM- 5:45 PM.  Meals will continue to be FREE for all students of the Saugerties Central School District and will remain FREE until the USDA Program notifies us otherwise. YOU MUST GO TO THE DISTRICT WEBPAGE AND FILL OUT AN ORDER FORM BY 10AM MONDAY TO PICK UP MEALS FOR THE WEEK.  ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL (845) 247-6651 EXT. 1770.

Our first PTA meeting of the year was Thursday, September 10th.  Please check the PTA webpage for information about future meetings, fundraising events, and this year’s theme.

During remote learning, all information will go home via email, Google Classroom, or Class Tag.  If you do not have an email address, paper copies can and will still be available.  Please contact your child’s teacher and arrange to pick up hard copies of newsletters, the student handbook, Code of Conduct, etc.  Once students return to school for in-person instruction, copies will be sent home WITH THE YOUNGEST CHILD IN THE FAMILY only of families that request hard copies. 

Please make sure that all of your emergency contact information is correct and up to date. This is extremely important for us if we should need to get in touch with a parent or guardian during the day. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

Please know that there has been a lot of time and consideration involved in each and every decision that has been made. We are doing our best to do what is right for each one of our students.  As always, thank you for all you do and for all of your feedback. It is a privilege to be able to work with your children every day, even if it is remote.  

Feel free to contact the school with any questions or concerns.  It is our goal to make this experience as efficient and organized as possible!


Carole A. Kelder







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