District Announcements

  • A letter from the Superintendent has been sent to all District families and staff regarding this morning's fallen tree incident

    Please see the attached 5/18/17 letter for more details.

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  • There will be a Community Forum to present and discuss the District's NEW Technology Vision

    This meeting is open to the public and will be held Tuesday, May 23rd at 7pm in the BOE Room, located in the Central Administration Building at 13A Dickinson Ave.

    Come find out more and participate in a discussion about a 5 year plan aimed at ensuring all students are future-ready with technology education, experience and opportunity.

    Flyer attached.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    A quote from Dr. Montesano's letter was featured in The Journal News 3-21-17 article, "Safe & Secure".

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  • The BOE approved the 2017-18 School Calendar at the Feb. 7th, 2017 meeting. The PDF is attached, below, for your convenience.

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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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Online Registration for the Nyack School District:

INCOMING KINDERGARTNERS:  Registration is now open.  Children who turn five years of age by December 1, 2017 are eligible to enter Kindergarten that school year.

Please Click Here  TO REGISTER if your our child is:  1) Entering Kindergarten in September;  2) New to the District;  3) Returning to the Nyack School District after attending school outside our district; or  4) A preschooler who registered to receive special education services but are now eligible for Kindergarten,

In order to safeguard the health and well-being of your child, place him/her in the most appropriate program and conform to New York State law and District policy, we will need certain information and records.  The District has implemented a secure, online enrollment process called INFINITE CAMPUS.  Parents/guardians must create an INFINITE CAMPUS account to register. 

Once you have registered online, please call 845-353-7038 to make an appointment with the District Registrar.

The District's Registrar Office is located at 13A Dickinson Avenue, Nyack, NY  10960

Contact the District Registrar: (845) 353-7038

1)  to schedule an appointment to enroll the student(s)

2)  with questions regarding the District’s residency requirements

3)  to find out about the McKinney Vento Act (refer to Registration Forms)

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Required Documents for Registration

The following documents are required and must be submitted at the time of your registration:

1. Documentation of Age – You will need to provide proof of age by providing one of the following:

A. An original or certified birth certificate or record of baptism giving the date of birth

B. Passport

2. Proof of Residency (details in the specified block on this page)

3. Report Card (most recent) from the school the student is currently enrolled.  Note:  for high school students, please provide a transcript with all grade levels attended as well as a schedule of current courses the student has taken within the current year.  If applicable, please provide a copy of IEP or 504 Accommodation Plan.

4. Proof of Physical – Physical exam performed within the last 12 months by a physician is required for every new entrant.

5. Proof of Immunizations

The following may be required, as needed:

Parent(s) or Guardian(s) shall provide proper proof of parental relationship: The School District may require the parent(s) or person(s) in parental relation to provide the School District with an affidavit either:

(1) indicating that they are the parent(s) with whom the child(ren) lawfully resides; or  

(2) indicating that they are the person(s) in parental relation to the child(ren) over whom they have a total and permanent custody and control and describing how they obtained total and permanent custody and control (whether through guardianship or otherwise). 

The School District may also accept other proof, such as documentation indicating that the child(ren) reside with a sponsor with whom the child(ren) has been placed by a federal agency. 

Please contact the District Registrar for additional information or if you have any questions.

PLEASE BE ADVISED:  In order for your child(ren) to attend Nyack Public Schools, you must be a resident of  the School District

Section 210.45 of the Penal Law of the State of New York prohibits the making of a false written statement. Therefore, your statements contained in your registration application must be true and accurate.  If the School District determines at any time that you are not a resident of the School District, your child(ren) will be excluded from the School District.

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Proof of Residency

Provide at least one item from Section A and two items from Section B, as per chart, below.

SECTION A

SECTION B

1.  Copy of residential lease or proof of ownership of a house or condominium (i.e. mortgage or closing statement, contract of sales, lease agreement, deed, tax bill, homeowner’s or renter’s insurance)
2. Residency Affidavit by third-party landlord, owner, tenant from whom the parent is renting
3. Such other statement by third-party establishing parent(s) or person(s) in parental relationship showing physical presence in the school district
*  Residency Affidavit and Third-Party Residency Statement can be found under Additional Forms at the administration building
1. Pay Stub
2. Income Tax Forms
3. Utility Bill (O&R, Cable, Telephone, Water, etc)
4. Voter Registration Card
5. Official driver’s license, learner ‘s permit or non-driver identification with current address
6. Documents issued by federal, state or local agencies (i.e. local social service agency, Social Security Administration)