Welcome to the Communications and Public Relations Department
"The basic building block of good communications is the feeling that every human being is unique and of value" - Anonymous
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".
Communications & PR Goals
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.
Congratulations Class of 2017! May you persevere in your life's endeavors with equity, innovation and optimism!Communications
FRIENDLY REMINDER: Nyack Schools are Going Green with increased electronic mailings and communications this summer...
If you have not already done so, please fill out the attached form and return it to your school's main office by June 20th. Thank you for your assistance in helping our district Go Green!
The attached form is in English and Spanish. It was also emailed to all families via Peachjar and will be back-packed from elementary schools one last time.Communications
It's mosquito & tick season! Please see the attached public service announcements on disease prevention, provided by Rockland Health Dept.Communications
The District's 2017-18 Budget was passed by the community on May 16, 2017. The verified results will be accepted at the June 6 BOE meeting.
To view the 2017-18 budget or for additional information about the budget/vote, please visit the District's Budget/Vote page at:
The Approved Budget will be posted on June 7.
Congratulations to the elected Board of Education candidates: Beth Davidson, Jen Marraccino and James Marshall. Their three year terms commence July 1, 2017.
Thank you to the community for strongly supporting your school district, partnering in education and for passing the budget for next school year!Communications
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.Communications
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.Communications
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.Communications
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.