District Announcements

  • NOTE TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS RE: SHIFT IN 2017-18 SCHOOL TAX RATES BETWEEN ORANGETOWN & CLARKSTOWN...

    Please read the August 2017 Letter from Superintendent Montesano to make you aware of a shift in 2017-18 school tax rates between the two towns that comprise the Nyack School District, Orangetown and Clarkstown.  

    This letter contains direct links that provide additional information from New York State regarding equalization rates and real property tax services.

    The accompanying Q&A to Nyack School District 2017-18 Tax Rates was created to assist in understanding guidelines that the District must adhere to when setting annual tax rates.  

    Thank you for your attention to this matter.

    Communications
  • The NEW 2017-18 District Calendar is now 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. 

    Please note that in the mailed version the following important documents will be included as inserts:

    -  Free & Reduced Lunch Application and packet (for eligible families)

    - Health Certificate Form and Medication Order Form (for submission to school nurses)

    - Media Release Form (for parents/guardians who DO NOT give permission for their child's photo to be posted for District use)

    - Household Contact Verification Form - NEW (for households who have not already updated their contact info for  the District database)

    A Welcome Letter from our Superintendent, "Communication Matters", and 2017-18 District Calendar Year-at-a-Glance are also included as inserts.

    All District families will be receiving a copy of this calendar in the mail in the week of August 14th.  Please call the Public Relations Office at 353-7013 if you have not received one by August 18th.

    Communications
  • District Summer Programs, and Camp Nyack, are located in Liberty Elementary School this summer at the following list of dates and times:

    Summer STARS Reading Program - July 5-July 27 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am–11:00 am

    Summer ENL Program - July 7-July 31 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am–2:00 pm  

    Kindergarten Readiness - July 10-August 3 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am-1:15 pm,

    Special Education Extended School Year - July 3-August 11 (Monday through Friday), 8:45 am-1:15 pm

    Efficacy Academy - July 5-July 27 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am-11:00 am

    CONTACT: District Summer Principal, John Joyce, 353-7253

     

    Camp Nyack (run by Nyack Center) - June 26-August 11 (Monday through Friday), 8:00 am-3:30 pm 

    CONTACT:  Camp Director, Nicole Hines, 358-2600

     

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

    Communications
  • 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.

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

    Communications
  • 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.

    Communications
  • 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.

    Communications
  • 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.

    Communications

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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Si necesita la informaciόn traducida en Espaňol, llame a Yesenia Polanco (845) 353-7042. 

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)