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.
The Nyack School District's Public Relations and Information Office has developed a comprehensive Communications Plan to keep our community informed, engaged and invested. Priority is placed on strengthening community relationships, celebrating daily accomplishments of our students and supporting our vision:
"Building Bridges for today's students to cross into tomorrow's world with Equity, Innovation and Optimism".
We are committed to providing public information that is clear and timely.
We are improving District and School communications with the launch of our new, state-of-the-art websites.
We encourage authentic dialogue and invite your comments, questions and concerns via "Let's Talk".
We are always listening for innovative ways to optimize outreach and engage our school community.
We are proud to promote our daily success stories featuring educational experiences, events and extra-curricular opportunities that our staff and students have to share.
Lisa Mininger Retallack
Community Outreach & Public Relations
Fax (845) 353-7019
Please feel free to contact the District Public Relations and Information Office anytime for more information or assistance. Visit "Let's Talk" to register your questions, comments and concerns. Your input is important to us.
Please see the attached 5/18/17 letter for more details.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Peachjar keeps families connected in an environmentally conscientious way.
The E-flyer system posts flyers online and sends them directly to parent/guardian emails as digital images. Access E-flyers easily. View them online quickly; store them; or share them. Community partner organizations can eliminate the burden of delivering paper flyers while boosting community awareness with ease.
Click here to view Basic Fundraising Guidelines in our Schools
Click here to visit our District Peachjar page.
Let's Talk connects families to their child's education with authentic dialogue and allows staff and community members to register questions, concerns, complaints or compliments.
All submissions are quickly assessed and answered directly by administrators to provide answers and solutions.
A quick survey is released when every dialogue is closed to document customer satisfaction.
Our goal is to build trust with our partners in education: YOU. Visit Let's Talk now.