District Announcements

  • A letter from the Superintendent has been sent to all District families and staff regarding this morning's fallen tree incident

    Please see the attached 5/18/17 letter for more details.

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  • There will be a Community Forum to present and discuss the District's NEW Technology Vision

    This meeting is open to the public and will be held Tuesday, May 23rd at 7pm in the BOE Room, located in the Central Administration Building at 13A Dickinson Ave.

    Come find out more and participate in a discussion about a 5 year plan aimed at ensuring all students are future-ready with technology education, experience and opportunity.

    Flyer attached.

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  • The 2017-18 School Calendar has been REVISED, as approved at the May 2, 2017 BOE Meeting

    The revisions include a one-day earlier  Start Date to school on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017; and different dates for Spring Recess beginning Friday, March 30 thru Friday, April 6, 2018.

    The revised version has been attached, below, and emailed to staff and families District-wide via Peachjar and Parent Portal accounts.  

    Thank you for your attention to this change.

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  • The annual budget newsletter for the proposed 2017-18 District Budget has been posted, here...

    "Straight Talk"  , the Spring 2017 edition, provides the community with  budget Fast Facts; "With Pride" section for District achievements; the Budget Notice (required by NYS law) and Budget Q&A.   The newsletter is attached, below, and will be mailed District-wide to community members May 9.  The Budget/Trustee Vote is Tuesday, May 16.

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  • An important letter to parents and guardians regarding the popular Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" has been sent by the Superintendent...

    The letter, dated April 24th, 2017, is accompanied by a document from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) that contains information for parents and guardians to read and take into consideration. Our District recognizes that schools have "an important role in preventing youth suicide, and being aware of potential risk factors in students' lives is vital to this responsibility."   Feel free to contact Dr. Montesano's office should you need more information or support.

    Thank you for your attention to this very important matter. The Dr. Montesano's letter and the NASP document are attached, below.

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  • The 2017-18 Proposed Budget was presented at the April 18th BOE meeting and is available to the public.

    Please see the attached presentation made by Dr. Montesano to the Board of Education. 

    Our annual Budget Newsletter, Straight Talk, will be mailed out to all District residents on Friday, May 5th.  It will include a message from our Superintendent and BOE President, Karen Hughes, along with Points of Pride, the Budget Notice, a listing of the BOE Trustee candidates on the ballot, and a Q&A section.

    The Budget/Trustee Vote is on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017.  Please remember to vote.

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  • The attached letter from Dr. Montesano was sent to District families and all staff on 3/24/17 RE: undocumented & immigrant students rights.

    This letter also contains a link to a statement from the New York State Attorney General Schneiderman and Education Commissioner Elia advising schools on protecting immigrant students, "In Light of Recent Federal Immigration-Related Actions, Guidance Reminds Districts of Their Duty to Uphold the Rights of Immigrant Students and Safeguard Student Data".

    Nyack Public Schools is steadfast in its commitment to protecting the rights of all students. 

    The letter is attached in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.  Thank you for your attention to this.

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  • Please see the 2/27/17 letter from Dr. Montesano RE: Transgender Student Rights which was sent District-wide to families and staff

    The statement contains a link to the 2/23/17 Press Release from Attorney General Schneiderman and State Education Commissioner Elia issuing a reminder that New York State protects transgender students.  A second link contains a July 2015 "Guidance to School Districts for Creating a Safe and Supportive School Environment for Transgender and Nonconforming Students", issued by the NY State Education Department (NYSED).  A third link contains results  of a statewide school district survey designed to help determine whether public schools are meeting their obligations under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA).

    Nyack Public Schools will continue to fully support the July 2015 guidance document issued by NYSED.

    A quote from Dr. Montesano's letter was featured in The Journal News 3-21-17 article, "Safe & Secure".

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  • The BOE approved the 2017-18 School Calendar at the Feb. 7th, 2017 meeting. The PDF is attached, below, for your convenience.

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  • Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN. Children who turn 5 years of age by December 1, 2017 are eligible to register.

    To find out how to register your incoming Kindergartner, please go to our District homepage at www.nyackschools.org; click on "Parent Resources" at the top of the page in the Navigation Bar; scroll down and click on "Registration".  Follow the directions for online registration.  Once you have registered online OR if you have any questions regarding the process, please contact the District's Registrar's Office at 353 - 7038 to make an appointment.  Thank you.

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  • Registration is ongoing for 2016-17 School Year

    Please click on the REGISTRATION Quick Link located on this homepage to begin the process and access online registration through Infinite Campus.

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  • REMINDER Regarding the District's NEW Media Release Opt-Out Form and Protocol

    Parents and Guardians: the District has a NEW Media Release/Opt Out protocol that will go into effect this month, October, 2016.  All parents/guardians should have received the attached letter in their summer mailing  that  included  a September 26th deadline for any "Opt Outs".   Parents/guardians who do not wish their child's photograph to be featured on our new websites must have checked the appropriate boxes on this form and have sent it back to their child's school.  Please call the District's Office of Public Relations at (845) 353-7013 with any questions regarding this new protocol.  The Media Opt Out Form is one that can be filled out at any time but must be kept at the school building level for easy access by staff and to ensure that the protocol  is effectively followed. The District looks forward to celebrating daily accomplishments and sharing them via posts to our new District sites.

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Directions

Administration Building - 13A Dickinson Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960

From NYC, Westchester & Connecticut - Take Thruway to Tappan Zee Bridge:

Get off EXIT 11 (Nyack) - Go to stop sign
Make a right (pass Car Wash & West Gate Motor Lodge)
Go to end (Route 59) and make a right onto Rte. 59
Go to first light - intersection of Waldron Ave./Mountainview Ave. - make a left
Road curves to left and comes to a "Y"
Follow "Y" to right - make left onto Dickinson Ave.
100 yards or so on right is a sign set back (Nyack Public Schools)
Right turn onto grounds

Administration Building is first building on the LEFT

From Upstate New York:

Take Thruway to Exit 11
Light at end of exit ramp is Route 59
Directly cross Route 59 to Waldron Avenue on other side
Follow above ("road curves to the left. . .")

Nyack High School - 360 Christian Herald Road, Upper Nyack, NY 10960

From NYC, Westchester & Connecticut - Take Thruway to Tappan Zee Bridge:

Get off EXIT 11 (Nyack)
Go one block to first traffic light (Route 9W)
Turn left onto Route 9W NORTH
Proceed approximately one mile - on the left you will see the HS, but you cannot enter from Rte. 9W, heading north
Proceed straight to the traffic light
Turn left onto Christian Herald Road
Continue on Christian Herald Road (past athletic fields)

Turn LEFT into HS parking lot

From Upstate:

Take Thruway to Exit 11
Light at end of ramp is Route 59
Make a left ­ go to traffic light (Route 9w)
Make a left onto Rte 59 and proceed as above

Nyack Middle School - 98 South Highland Avenue So., Nyack, NY 10960

From NYC, Westchester & Connecticut - Take Thruway to Tappan Zee Bridge:

Follow the directions above to the Administration Building (also from Upstate)

Continue past the building around curve

Nyack MS will be on your RIGHT

Upper Nyack Elementary School - 336 North Broadway, Upper Nyack, NY 10960

From NYC, Westchester & Connecticut - Take Thruway to Tappan Zee Bridge:

Get off EXIT 11 (Nyack)
Proceed straight to second traffic light (Midland Ave.)
Turn left onto Midland Ave. NORTH
Proceed 3 blocks to Fifth Avenue
Turn right into Fifth Avenue
Go 2 blocks to North Broadway
Turn left onto North Broadway
Continue approximately one mile

Upper Nyack Elementary will be on your LEFT

From Upstate:

Get off at Exit 11
Proceed as for High School but continue to
Second light on Route 59 (crosses Route 9W)
Proceed as from Westchester

Liberty Elementary School - 142 Lake Road, Valley Cottage, NY 10989

From NYC, Westchester & Connecticut - Take Thruway to Tappan Zee Bridge:

Get off EXIT 12 (Route 303/West Nyack)
At end of ramp - turn left onto Route 303 NORTH
Proceed approximately one mile to traffic light/large intersection (Texaco, Dairy Mart, Chemical Bank)
Turn right at light onto Lake Road
Proceed straight approximately one mile

Liberty Elementary will be on your LEFT (just before Rte 9W)

Alternate directions to Liberty Elementary:
Follow same directions for Nyack HS (Rte. 9W North)
Continue on Route 9W approximately one mile north of Christian Herald Rd.
At traffic light (Rockland Lake State Park on right) make a LEFT onto Lake Road
Just past first cul-de-sac of homes, make a RIGHT into Liberty Elementary

From Upstate:

Proceed as from Westchester

Valley Cottage Elementary School - 26 Lake Road, Valley Cottage, NY 10989

From NYC, Westchester & Connecticut - Take Thruway to Tappan Zee Bridge:

Get off EXIT 12 (Route 303/West Nyack)
At end of ramp - turn left onto Route 303 NORTH
Proceed approximately one mile to traffic light/large intersection (Texaco, Dairy Mart, Chemical Bank)
Turn left at light onto Lake Road (WEST)
Proceed about 1/2 block

Valley Cottage Elementary will be on your RIGHT

Alternate directions to Valley Cottage Elementary:
Follow same directions for Nyack HS (Rte. 9W North)
Continue on Route 9W approximately one mile north of Christian Herald Rd.
At traffic light (Rockland Lake State Park on right) make a LEFT onto Lake Road
Proceed approximately one mile to Route 303
Cross Route 303
Valley Cottage Elementary is about 1/2 block down on your right

From Upstate:

Proceed as from Westchester