The annual budget newsletter for the proposed 2017-18 District Budget has been posted, here...
"Straight Talk" , the Spring 2017 edition, provides the community with budget Fast Facts; "With Pride" section for District achievements; the Budget Notice (required by NYS law) and Budget Q&A. The newsletter is attached, below, and will be mailed District-wide to community members May 9. The Budget/Trustee Vote is Tuesday, May 16.
An important letter to parents and guardians regarding the popular Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" has been sent by the Superintendent...
The letter, dated April 24th, 2017, is accompanied by a document from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) that contains information for parents and guardians to read and take into consideration. Our District recognizes that schools have "an important role in preventing youth suicide, and being aware of potential risk factors in students' lives is vital to this responsibility." Feel free to contact Dr. Montesano's office should you need more information or support.
Thank you for your attention to this very important matter. The Dr. Montesano's letter and the NASP document are attached, below.
The 2017-18 Proposed Budget was presented at the April 18th BOE meeting and is available to the public.
Please see the attached presentation made by Dr. Montesano to the Board of Education.
Our annual Budget Newsletter, Straight Talk, will be mailed out to all District residents on Friday, May 5th. It will include a message from our Superintendent and BOE President, Karen Hughes, along with Points of Pride, the Budget Notice, a listing of the BOE Trustee candidates on the ballot, and a Q&A section.
The Budget/Trustee Vote is on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017. Please remember to vote.
The attached letter from Dr. Montesano was sent to District families and all staff on 3/24/17 RE: undocumented & immigrant students rights.
This letter also contains a link to a statement from the New York State Attorney General Schneiderman and Education Commissioner Elia advising schools on protecting immigrant students, "In Light of Recent Federal Immigration-Related Actions, Guidance Reminds Districts of Their Duty to Uphold the Rights of Immigrant Students and Safeguard Student Data".
Nyack Public Schools is steadfast in its commitment to protecting the rights of all students.
The letter is attached in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. Thank you for your attention to this.
Please see the 2/27/17 letter from Dr. Montesano RE: Transgender Student Rights which was sent District-wide to families and staff
The statement contains a link to the 2/23/17 Press Release from Attorney General Schneiderman and State Education Commissioner Elia issuing a reminder that New York State protects transgender students. A second link contains a July 2015 "Guidance to School Districts for Creating a Safe and Supportive School Environment for Transgender and Nonconforming Students", issued by the NY State Education Department (NYSED). A third link contains results of a statewide school district survey designed to help determine whether public schools are meeting their obligations under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA).
Nyack Public Schools will continue to fully support the July 2015 guidance document issued by NYSED.
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.
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.