A Letter from the Superintendent was emailed to parents/guardians RE: students' use of District-approved internet applications and 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.
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.
The digital age and the rapid advancement of technology has placed prominence on the need to ensure that our students learn new skills and technological competencies to succeed in our global knowledge-based society. This new era requires educators to rethink current practices using pedagogical methods that foster problem solving, collaboration, analysis, creativity, innovation and design skills. Technology is an integral part of our district culture and will continually evolve to ensure that our students are prepared for college, careers and citizenship as creative, collaborative critical thinkers.