District Announcements

  • It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of our NEW Director of Technology & Innovation, Darleen Nicolosi...

    Please read the letter from our Superintendent, James Montesano, regarding this new position, created as part of the District's 5-Year Technology Plan and filled by Ms. Darleen Nicolosi.

    "Globalization and technology have changed the way we live and learn, and schools need to emphasize the knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in the 21st century."

    Communications
  • Welcome Back to School!

    Join us in partnership as we kick off a new school year and prepare all students to be "Future-Ready".  With a shared vision developed with YOU - our community -  we are focused on seven core competencies representing our Profile of a Nyack Graduate: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Compassion, Cultural Competence, Content Mastery.

    "In our schools, we are committed to the belief that all students possess great natural abilities. At the most fundamental level, the focus on education has to be on creating conditions in which students will want and be able to learn.  When children are encouraged to be curious and explore, the learning process opens up to new possibilities."    - James Montesano, Superintendent of Schools

    Together, we are building bridges for today's students to cross into tomorrow's world with equity, innovation and optimism.

    Communications
  • ATHLETIC FIELD UPDATE: Please view the attached Q&A

    To keep our community informed regarding the status of our athletic fields, the District has put together an update with Q&A.  This  will also be posted via Peachjar for District families.

    Communications
  • The NEW 2017-18 District Calendar is now available on our website !

    The calendar is attached to this announcement for your convenience and can be found on the District's homepage under "About Us" in the navigation bar. 

    Please note that in the mailed version the following important documents will be included as inserts:

    -  Free & Reduced Lunch Application and packet (for eligible families)

    - Health Certificate Form and Medication Order Form (for submission to school nurses)

    - Media Release Form (for parents/guardians who DO NOT give permission for their child's photo to be posted for District use)

    - Household Contact Verification Form - NEW (for households who have not already updated their contact info for  the District database)

    A Welcome Letter from our Superintendent, "Communication Matters", and 2017-18 District Calendar Year-at-a-Glance are also included as inserts.

    All District families will be receiving a copy of this calendar in the mail in the week of August 14th.  Please call the Public Relations Office at 353-7013 if you have not received one by August 18th.

    Communications
  • It's mosquito & tick season! Please see the attached public service announcements on disease prevention, provided by Rockland Health Dept.

    Communications

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.