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 Health & Wellness Committee

NYACK SCHOOLS AWARDED HEALTHIER US CHALLENGE BRONZE AWARD!!!

Winning Schools are: Liberty Elementary School, Upper Nyack Elementary School,
and Valley Cottage Elementary School.

The HUSSC is a recognition award for schools who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence to both nutrition and physical education to promote a healthier school environment for children. It is a wonderful accomplishment for the Food Service Department, the students, the school district and the state of New York. 

Under Section 204 of the Child Nutrition and Women, and Infants and Children’s Reauthorization Act of 2004, local School Boards were mandated by the Education Department to establish a wellness committee.  With this mandate came the formation of the Nyack Public Schools Wellness Committee!  Our Wellness Committee strives to educate the District and community partners to successfully collaborate in promoting healthier lives. With the District’s ultimate goal of improving student performance, the direction of the Wellness Committee is to encourage a proactive approach to holistically address the health and wellness for all school children and staff, their parents, and the community

The Nyack School Board charged this committee to move forward in establishing a Wellness Policy, including goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities designed to promote wellness in a manner that the LEA determines as follows:

  • Provide assurance that guidelines for reimbursable school meals shall not be less restrictive than the regulations of the Child Nutrition Programs
     
  • Establish an evaluation and monitoring plan for the policy
     
  • Designate the appropriate personnel within each school to insure that the school meets the goals of the policy

The Board further charged the Wellness Committee to involve parents, students, local school representatives, a liaison of the school board, administrators, and other members of the public in the development of the Wellness Policy.  Click here to see the policy: Adopted Wellness Policy.

 The Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition has developed a School Resource Guide that provides quick access to local resources on common topics of concern.  Click Here to view.