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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District Policy Book

ePolicy, a service that the District subscribes to from the New York State School Board Association (NYSSBA), provides a user friendly search engine for policy information.

If you are unable to locate any policy in searching the directory above, please contact the District Clerk at: 845-353-7015.

Dignity for All Students Act

In 2010, the New York State Legislature passed the “Dignity for All Students Act,” also referred to as “DASA,” to address issues related to harassment and discrimination in schools.  The law became effective on July 1, 2012 and requires schools to take steps to ensure that their environment is conducive to learning and allows students to feel comfortable, safe, and secure.  In establishing the new law the legislature finds that students’ ability to learn and to meet high academic standards, and a schools ability to educate students, is compromised by incidents of discrimination or harassment including bullying, taunting or intimidation. 

Incident Reports are available for anyone (students, staff, parents) witnessing an act or being a victim of an act of harassment/bullying:

 DASA incident report-elementary

DASA Incident report-secondary

 DASA Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact the Director of Pupil Personnel Services & Special Education office at 353-7045 if you need additional assistance.