District Announcements

  • NOTE TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS RE: SHIFT IN 2017-18 SCHOOL TAX RATES BETWEEN ORANGETOWN & CLARKSTOWN...

    Please read the August 2017 Letter from Superintendent Montesano to make you aware of a shift in 2017-18 school tax rates between the two towns that comprise the Nyack School District, Orangetown and Clarkstown.  

    This letter contains direct links that provide additional information from New York State regarding equalization rates and real property tax services.

    The accompanying Q&A to Nyack School District 2017-18 Tax Rates was created to assist in understanding guidelines that the District must adhere to when setting annual tax rates.  

    Thank you for your attention to this matter.

    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
  • District Summer Programs, and Camp Nyack, are located in Liberty Elementary School this summer at the following list of dates and times:

    Summer STARS Reading Program - July 5-July 27 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am–11:00 am

    Summer ENL Program - July 7-July 31 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am–2:00 pm  

    Kindergarten Readiness - July 10-August 3 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am-1:15 pm,

    Special Education Extended School Year - July 3-August 11 (Monday through Friday), 8:45 am-1:15 pm

    Efficacy Academy - July 5-July 27 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am-11:00 am

    CONTACT: District Summer Principal, John Joyce, 353-7253

     

    Camp Nyack (run by Nyack Center) - June 26-August 11 (Monday through Friday), 8:00 am-3:30 pm 

    CONTACT:  Camp Director, Nicole Hines, 358-2600

     

    Communications
  • 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 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

Physical Education

Nutrition and Physical Activity Resources
 
NUTRITION...
Dietary Guidelines for Americans: http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/
Fruits and Veggies Matter: http://www.5aday.org/index.htm Healthy Habits/Healthy Kids: http://www.wellpoint.com/healthy_parenting/index.html
 
NUTRITION FOR KIDS....
BAM! Body and Mind: http://www.bam.gov/ Dole Download Coloring Books: http://www.5aday.org/html/kids/rainbow_downloads.php
 
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:
Inside the Pyramid...What is physical activity? http://www.mypyramid.gov/pyramid/physical_activity.html
Map My Run, Fin

NYACK HIGH SCHOOL TO IMPLEMENT PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES BEGINNING IN THE FALL OF 2010!!!

As a society we currently face a health crisis. Obesity rates among all citizens, specifically children, are skyrocketing. Obesity and other health problems that are brought about by sedentary lifestyles are important obstacles that need be climbed. An intelligent, well reasoned physical education curriculum that can be implemented is a necessity in fighting this battle. The objectives in these courses are backed by research and data, while the activities are designed to stimulate the enjoyment and appreciation of movement; to get and keep students’ moving over the course of their lives. Personalizing goals through the use of percentiles makes goals real and attainable for students, not intimidating. In order to stem the tide of our rising health crisis, lifestyle changes need to be implemented. These courses will illustrate the importance of maintaining a positive fitness level, teach enjoyable options and instill an appreciation of movement.

The following electives will be offered:

Weight Training – Offered to 9-10 and 11-12 separately

The weight training course focuses on resistance training and other training principles as a means of increasing strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness. The major objective of this course is to provide students the opportunity to improve their self-esteem and physical fitness levels through the use of a variety of training exercises. Upon completion of this course a student should have the basic knowledge to create a good workout program that he or she can follow for a lifetime of activity. Emphasis is placed on using both free weights and machines in conjunction with a training program. Along with resistance training other activities include plyometrics, aerobics and rope jumping.

Competitive Team Sports - Offered to 9-10 and 11-12 separately
This course offers a more competitive alternative to the general physical education setting. Students will learn history and rules for Touch Football, Softball, Floor Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Wall Ball, Speedball, and Rugby. Students will learn specific training techniques for each sport and participate in a tournament at the end of each unit.

Lifelong Athletics – Offered to everyone (9-12 in same class)
This course is for students who enjoy individual activities and puts strong emphasis on developing and
maintaining personal performance of lifelong activities such as badminton, tennis, Ping Pong, pickle ball, archery, golf, archery, yoga, Pilates, lawn games –(bocci, ladder ball, croquet, washers), bowling, orienteering, strength and cardiovascular training, self defense, and CPR training.

Core Fitness Offered to everyone (9-12 in same class)
This physical education elective is for students interested in increasing their knowledge about wellness and the status of their personal health. Students will be actively engaged in age and gender specific physical fitness testing and training to promote increased endurance, strength, flexibility and agility.
Healthy nutrition practices are another important component of the course. Students will be challenged to develop training programs that are specific to activities and sports while learning that core development is essential to training.

CardioYogaLates Offered to everyone (9-12 in same class)
This is a fully inegrated physical conditioning course featuring cardiovascular, muscular strength and flexibility training. By incorporating yoga, Pilates and aerobic conditioning into the curriculum, students will focus on all aspects of fitness and improve their overall physical health.

Outdoor Education Offered to 11-12 only
This course is designed to teach the student an appreciation of the great outdoors. Units covered in this course will include orienteering, topography map reading skills, backpacking, hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, archery, snowshoeing and rock climbing.

d A Run, Log My Training: http://www.mapmyrun.com/
Calculate Your Body Mass Index: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/
 
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P.E. ELECTIVES: