District Announcements

  • A letter from our Superintendent of Schools was sent to District parents/guardians and staff in response to the Parkland, Fla. tragedy

    The letter, in English and Spanish, is attached to this announcement.

    Si ou bezwen enfòmasyon tradui an kreyòl,rele Jocelyne Abraham nan 353-7044.

    Si le hace falta información traducida en español, llame a Yesenia Polanco 353-7042.

     

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  • A Letter from the Superintendent was emailed to parents/guardians RE: students' use of District-approved internet applications and webtools

    Nyack Public Schools utilizes certain internet-based applications (commonly referred to as "apps") and webtools to provide effective educational resources for students.  A list of District-approved apps and webtools, with the privacy policy for each, can be found on the District website  under Parent Resources > Bill of Rights > Information Regarding Other Applications & Webtools. 

    Please note that this listing will be updated throughout the year as apps and webtools are added or deleted, with District approval.

    The letter is attached here for your convenience in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.

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  • A District letter has been sent to Parents/Guardians with reminders and recommendations regarding the Flu Season

    Please see the attached letter from Leo Macias, Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, sent on Feb. 1st, 2018.

    Thank you for your attention to this important information.

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  • 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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  • 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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Welcome to Pupil Personnel Services and Special Education

The Pupil Personnel Services and Special Education Department makes available an array of quality instruction and support services designed to provide an appropriate educational experience for students.  It offers support to individuals and groups of students outside of the regular education program in the areas of: Community Liaison, Family Resource Support, Guidance & School Counseling, Nursing, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Psychology, Social Work, Speech & Language Services and Education Services. These services are available to all students in our schools. While some of these services are provided only upon recommendation by the Committee on Special Education, parents, students and teachers often need advice on how to deal with social, educational or personal problems which arise. To this end each of our schools maintains a staff of professional personnel for this express purpose.  To learn more about pupil personnel services and special education, please scroll down and click on available information pages.

Si le hace falta información traducida en español, llame a Yesenia Polanco al 353-7042.
Si ou bezwen enfòmasyon tradui an kreyòl,rele Jocelyne Abraham al 353-7044.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who will be testing my child?Your child will be evaluated by district professional personnel.
  2. Do I get the chance to see the reports before the meeting?Reports are to be shared with Parents prior to the Committee meeting.
  3. Who will be at the CSE meeting?The Committee is comprised of the Chairperson, a School Psychologist, a General Education Teacher, a Special Education Teacher, Parent(s), Parent Member and other people who possess knowledge or special expertise regarding the student- including related services personnel as appropriate.
  4. What if I don't agree with the Committee's decision?Should your concerns not be resolved through the Committee, or informally through discussions with the District, Special Education Mediation, a voluntary process is available. You have a right to request, in writing, timely mediation run by a qualified and impartial mediator. Should mediationfail to resolve the issue, you have the right to request an Impartial Hearing. Additional information on Mediation and Due Process Proceedings can be found in "Special Education in New York State for Children Ages 3-21: A Parent's Guide" which is provided to all parents of students referred to the CSE. This publication is available at  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/parentguide.htm

 

Nyack SEPTSA

Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association 

  • We bring together parents, teachers, administrators, service providers, relatives, and friends in an effort to promote understanding and support of our children with special needs. 
  • Nyack SEPTSA is designed to help parents advocate for children with special needs. It is a place for parents and teachers to exchange information on various programs, funding, ever-changing state and federal laws and to support each other on many problems of adjustment, growth and development our members face. 
  • Nyack SEPTSA has regular meetings just like any other PTA, with speakers to run lectures or workshops on many pressing issues for our children. 

  

SEPTSA Executive Board Members:                                                                                                                                         Meetings: 

President- Scott Knappi Vice President-Candice Alfieri                                                                             7pm at Nyack Middle School 

Treasurer-Mark Alfieri  Recording Secretary-Gail Cirlin-Lazerus                                                           October 18th, March 7th,  & May 2nd

Corresponding Secretary-Keri Horan                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

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