District Announcements

  • It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of our NEW Director of Technology & Innovation, Darleen Nicolosi...

    Please read the letter from our Superintendent, James Montesano, regarding this new position, created as part of the District's 5-Year Technology Plan and filled by Ms. Darleen Nicolosi.

    "Globalization and technology have changed the way we live and learn, and schools need to emphasize the knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in the 21st century."

    Communications
  • Welcome Back to School!

    Join us in partnership as we kick off a new school year and prepare all students to be "Future-Ready".  With a shared vision developed with YOU - our community -  we are focused on seven core competencies representing our Profile of a Nyack Graduate: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Compassion, Cultural Competence, Content Mastery.

    "In our schools, we are committed to the belief that all students possess great natural abilities. At the most fundamental level, the focus on education has to be on creating conditions in which students will want and be able to learn.  When children are encouraged to be curious and explore, the learning process opens up to new possibilities."    - James Montesano, Superintendent of Schools

    Together, we are building bridges for today's students to cross into tomorrow's world with equity, innovation and optimism.

    Communications
  • ATHLETIC FIELD UPDATE: Please view the attached Q&A

    To keep our community informed regarding the status of our athletic fields, the District has put together an update with Q&A.  This  will also be posted via Peachjar for District families.

    Communications
  • The NEW 2017-18 District Calendar is now available on our website !

    The calendar is attached to this announcement for your convenience and can be found on the District's homepage under "About Us" in the navigation bar. 

    Please note that in the mailed version the following important documents will be included as inserts:

    -  Free & Reduced Lunch Application and packet (for eligible families)

    - Health Certificate Form and Medication Order Form (for submission to school nurses)

    - Media Release Form (for parents/guardians who DO NOT give permission for their child's photo to be posted for District use)

    - Household Contact Verification Form - NEW (for households who have not already updated their contact info for  the District database)

    A Welcome Letter from our Superintendent, "Communication Matters", and 2017-18 District Calendar Year-at-a-Glance are also included as inserts.

    All District families will be receiving a copy of this calendar in the mail in the week of August 14th.  Please call the Public Relations Office at 353-7013 if you have not received one by August 18th.

    Communications
  • It's mosquito & tick season! Please see the attached public service announcements on disease prevention, provided by Rockland Health Dept.

    Communications

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.