District Announcements

  • Nyack Schools Launch a NEW early childhood literacy program to help babies learn and thrive in the first 3 years of life.

    The NYACK BASICS launched on January 8th, 2018.  Over 150 school community leaders, early childhood educators and county service providers joined together in Hilltop Auditorium to kick off this new initiative lead by Superintendent James Montesano and Assistant Superintendent Winsome Gregory. 

    The District welcomed Chancellor Betty Rosa, Regent Judy Johnson and Regent Luis Reyes from the NY State Department of Ed for a tour of the schools.  Founder of The Boston Basics and Harvard Economist Ron Ferguson lead the the day as keynote speaker. The District plans to implement The Nyack Basics and support a community-lead campaign to help ensure that all children read by the third grade.

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  • A letter from the Superintendent was emailed to all District families and staff today, Jan. 4 RE: a situation at the high school

    Please see the attached letter from Dr. James Montesano, Superintendent of Schools.

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  • Please take note of the FERPA form that was sent out to all District families in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole

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  • 2017 PRIDE Survey Results were presented to the Board of Ed. and Community on Tuesday, Nov. 28th. The Power Point is attached, here...

    OCADA (Our Community Against Drug Abuse) Coalition will present outcomes and insights from our most recent PRIDE Survey results. 

    The PRIDE Survey was given county-wide to 8th and 11th grade students in the Spring of 2017.  Results and analysis provide important information to the school community regarding substance use, availability, perception of risk and trends among our youth.  To find out more about OCADA, please visit www.ocadacoalition.org

     

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Emergency Closings

School Closings/Early Dismissal

The decision to cancel school is based upon the District’s regard for the safety of all students, walkers and those transported. The decision is made after a thorough check with local police, highway authorities, the weather forecast, and the District’s transportation office. In an unanticipated emergency, early school dismissal will be a measure of last resort and only if it is impossible to make other arrangements. Parents must have a plan of action to follow if schools must be closed early and no one is home.

The District will report closings/delays by 6 AM.  Families will receive a phone call and announcements will also be made via the following:

  • Radio: WCBS (880 AM); WFAS (1230 AM; 103.9 FM, 106.3 FM) WHUD (100.7 FM); WRGC (1300 AM)
  • Phone message: at the Schools & Administration building
  • Internet: www.nyackschools.org
  • TV: Channel 2, 4, 5, 7 & 12 (message appears across the screen bottom)
     

Snow Days
Three snow days are built into the school calendar year in case schools are closed for bad weather. If closings exceed three days, Friday, March 16 and Friday, April 13 and Thursday, April 12 will be used, in that order, as instructional days. If closings exceed five days or more before Feb. recess, Friday, February 24, will be used as a school day. Additional vacation time may be created at the end of May if snow days are not used.