District Announcements

  • Congratulations Class of 2017! May you persevere in your life's endeavors with equity, innovation and optimism!

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  • 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.

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

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  • The District's 2017-18 Budget was passed by the community on May 16, 2017. The verified results will be accepted at the June 6 BOE meeting.

    To view the 2017-18 budget or for additional information about the budget/vote, please visit the District's Budget/Vote page at:

    http://www.nyackschools.org/groups/6140/board_of_education/budget_and_vote_information

    The Approved Budget will be posted on June 7.

    Congratulations to the elected Board of Education candidates:  Beth Davidson, Jen Marraccino and James Marshall.  Their three year terms commence July 1, 2017.

    Thank you to the community for strongly supporting your school district, partnering in education and for passing the budget for next school year!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Registration is ongoing for 2016-17 School Year

    Please click on the REGISTRATION Quick Link located on this homepage to begin the process and access online registration through Infinite Campus.

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  • 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.

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Speech & Language Services

Speech Services are provided in all schools and grade levels as part of a student’s regular or Special Education program.

Speech and Language intervention is provided when appropriate for those students needing direct instruction in the areas of: phonology, semantics, syntax and pragmatics. In addition, students with weaknesses in voice or fluency may also receive services.

Parents are encouraged to understand their child’s speech and/or language needs, the goals of therapy and what they can do at home to enhance their child’s progress. This parental involvement helps to support carryover and generalization of communication skills.

Program Description:

Students classified by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) may receive speech Therapy Services according to their Individualized Education Program (IEP).

¨       Frequency and duration of these services are individually mandated to meet student needs.

¨       Goals and objectives of therapy are individually determined based on the student’s current level of functioning.

¨       Non-classified students may receive Speech-Language Services as Educationally related Services (ERSS) if deemed appropriate by the building Instructional Support Teams (IST).

Types of Problems:

Articulation Disorders
Language Disorders
Receptive Language
Expressive Language
Fluency Disorders
Vocie Disorders     

Speech and Language Teachers

Erin Shannon

eshannon@nyackschools.org

Liberty Elementary School

353-7254

Patricia Seminelli

pseminelli@nyackschools.org

Upper Nyack Elementary School

Luana Maddalena

lmaddalena@nyackschools.org

Upper Nyack Elementary School, Nyack Middle School and Nyack High School                   

353-7274

Meredith Handt

mhandt@nyackschools.org

Valley Cottage Elementary School              

353-7294