District Announcements

  • 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.

    Communications
  • There will be a Community Forum to present and discuss the District's NEW Technology Vision

    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.

    Flyer attached.

    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
  • The annual budget newsletter for the proposed 2017-18 District Budget has been posted, here...

    "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.

    Communications
  • An important letter to parents and guardians regarding the popular Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" has been sent by the Superintendent...

    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.

    Communications
  • The 2017-18 Proposed Budget was presented at the April 18th BOE meeting and is available to the public.

    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.

    Communications
  • The attached letter from Dr. Montesano was sent to District families and all staff on 3/24/17 RE: undocumented & immigrant students rights.

    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.

    Communications
  • Please see the 2/27/17 letter from Dr. Montesano RE: Transgender Student Rights which was sent District-wide to families and staff

    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".

    Communications
  • The BOE approved the 2017-18 School Calendar at the Feb. 7th, 2017 meeting. The PDF is attached, below, for your convenience.

    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
  • Registration is ongoing for 2016-17 School Year

    Please click on the REGISTRATION Quick Link located on this homepage to begin the process and access online registration through Infinite Campus.

    Nyack Public Schools
  • 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

Welcome to Curriculum & Instruction

The Department of Instruction is responsible for the integration, coordination and articulation of the instructional program K-12. In addition to the supervision of all state testing, this office is responsible for the implementation of "best practices" and research-based instruction to improve student learning and achievement. Our vision is to create and support district-wide professional learning communities operating on a continuous improvement model. Our goal is to provide information, understanding and support enabling our teaching staff to deliver curriculum and instruction created to improve and enhance learning for all students.

Dr. Winsome Gregory
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Personnel

 

 

Inspiration


"Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource."

~John F. Kennedy

Curriculum and Instruction Feed

  • Please see link for article on our Boys Lacrosse Team

    http://www.lohud.com/story/sports/columnists/mike-dougherty/2017/05/18/dougherty-ramos-finds-winning-painless/328300001/

    Athletics, Health & Wellness
  • Annual Stacey Sennas McGowan Lacrosse Game

    Annual Stacey Sennas McGowan Memorial Lacrosse Games will take place on Saturday May 13th at Nyack High School.  The full day of girls lacrosse games will be headlined by our girls varsity team as they take on Tappan Zee at 6:30

    Athletics, Health & Wellness
  • Important Information Regarding Start Dates

    As you plan vacations please keep the following start dates in mind for high school athletics:

    Fall 2017 - August 14     Winter 2017 - November 6     Spring 2018 March 5

    Fall 2018 - August 13     Winter 2018 - November 5     Spring 2019 March 4

    Fall 2019 - August 19     Winter 2019 - November 11  Spring 2020 March 9

    Athletics, Health & Wellness
  • Nyack College STEM Opportunity

    Please see attached for more information.

    Science
  • 2017-18 Universal Pre-Kindergarten Parent Information

    Curriculum & Instruction
  • DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION FOR THE JANUARY 21, 2017 SAT IS TOMORROW - DECEMBER 21, 2016

    English
  • PSAT Results from the October 2016 Exam Are Now Available Online

    Go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores/student-score-reports to access your PSAT scores.

    English
  • BEST OF LUCK TO STUDENTS TAKING THE SAT TOMORROW!

    REMEMBER TO BRING THE FOLLOWING:
    1. YOUR ADMISSION TICKET! PRINT A COPY AND BRING IT WITH YOU!
    2. AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF PHOTO IDENTIFICATION (School ID Card, Learners Permit, Drivers License, Passport, etc).
    3. SEVERAL #2 PENCILS WITH SOFT ERASERS. Do NOT expect the test site to have supplies for you. They probably won't.
    4. AN ACCEPTABLE CALCULATOR (FOR APPROVED MATH TESTS ONLY)
    5. A WATCH TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR TIMING AND PACING (You will NOT be permitted to have your cell phone).
    6. SNACKS (PowerBar or something similar with Protein in it) AND WATER/GATORAID/JUICE. You will be permitted to snack and drink during the provided breaks.

    https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/test-day-checklist

    English
  • Bill and Judy Ryan make annual commitment to the Ryan Fund

    Thank you for the Ryan family for supporting our studnets through the Ryan Fund. Their contributions have expanded the opportunities our district can offer in our effort to make music accessible to all.

    Music
  • NHS Chamber Orchestra to perform at Nyack Indoor Street Fair 12/4/16

    Music

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