District Announcements

  • Join Us at our Next Community Forum and Film Screening of "Beyond Measure": Thursday, November 2nd at Nyack Center

    Use this link to reserve your ticket:   http://beyondmeasurefilm.com/nyack-public-schools/

    Doors Open at 6:30 pm; Film Starts at 7:00 pm sharp.  This event is FREE and Open to our community

    We hope to see you there!

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  • Nyack Middle School is "In The News" for organizing and participating in Stomp Out Bullying Day, October 2nd.

    Students and staff participated in the Blue Shirt Day - World Day of Bullying Prevention on Monday, October 2nd.  National "Stomp Out Bullying Day" included a Bullying Prevention Walk that was held during 7th and 8th period.  BOE members joined the entire student body marched together in solidarity against bullying.  

    Click Here  to view the story from Channel 12 News

     

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  • Our 2017-18 District Calendar is 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. 

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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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Welcome to Nyack Basics

 

Nyack Basics, the 0-2 year old component for our NEW campaign: "All Students Reading by 3rd Grade"

DID YOU KNOW?  80% of brain growth happens in the first three years after birth. How we parent during this period makes the critical difference - in school readiness, emotional well being, and life opportunities. Learn more & watch our NyackBasics videos, provided in English and Spanish.

The Nyack Basics Campaign is working to make sure all parents and caregivers know what they can do to help their babies learn and thrive. The Basics are five fun, easy, and powerful ways to help all our children get a great start in life.  Join us!

 Nyack READy Campaign flyer

 Los Nyack Basics Campaign en Espanol  flyer

Join Us!

Contact:

Dr. Winsome Gregory,

Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction/Personnel

phone:  (845) 353-7052

wgregory@nyackschools.org

A Moral Imperative: All Students Reading by 3rd Grade

The correlation between students’ failure to read by the end of the 2nd grade and involvement in the criminal justice system is undeniable. Students who are unable to read by the end of the third grade are also four to six times less likely to graduate high school. High school drop-outs are 63% more likely to be incarcerated than college graduates and 85% of all youths who interface with the juvenile courts have been found to be functionally illiterate (Northeastern University, 2009). Ultimately, the school to prison pipeline and mass incarceration devastate lives and cost the government over $182 billion every year (Wagner & Rabuy, 2017).

All students reading by the third grade on a national level would save billions of dollars, disrupt the school to prison pipeline and enable us to prepare students to succeed in a global economy. Ultimately, it is a moral imperative that all students have equitable opportunity to pursue their aspirations in an increasingly complex world.

Nyack Schools launching an initiative to raise student achievement and early childhood literacy (K-2) to have all students reading by the end of the 2nd grade.  We envision five components to this initiative:

  1. From Birth to Two Years:  "The Nyack Basics"
  2. Three and Four Years of Age
  3. Kindergarten 
  4. First and Second Grade
  5. Summer Support and Mobile Libraries

This District-lead, community-wide initiative seeks collaborative partners with the business, civic and faith communities, pre-schools, libraries, community centers, elected officials as this initiative is being developed during the 2017-18 school year.  Please contact Dr. Winsome Gregory, Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction/Personnel at Nyack Public Schools, for more information or to find out how you can be involved:  (845) 353-7052.

Watch Now! Learn More.

Click Here  to watch our Nyack Basics Videos.

Available in English and Spanish, this series of video vignettes demonstrate how parents make the critical difference in being their own child's first best teacher - for school readiness, emotional well being, and life opportunities.