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 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
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
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
Please see attached for more information.
Go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores/student-score-reports to access your PSAT scores.
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.
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.
Rockland BOCES received a $200,000 Teaching is the Core grant designed to promote increased assessment literacy and best practice assessment strategies, aligned to standards, among educators in the Rockland BOCES consortium (Clarkstown, East Ramapo, North Rockland, Nyack, Pearl River, and BOCES itself). Our District and BOCES' teams will spend the year learning from assessment and content specialists in order to develop a system of embedded professional development to build the capacity of the district teams to lead similar work beyond grant funding (sustainability).
There will also be a Regional Parent & Community Conference in May, essentially a forum for parents, community members, board members and non-instructional staff aimed at deepening their assessment literacy. Further information will be made available in the upcoming months.