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 safety and well-being of all students and staff is of highest priority. Emergencies and violent incidents in school districts are critical issues that must be addressed in an expeditious and effective manner. Nyack School District is required to develop a district wide school safety plan designed to prevent or minimize the effects of serious, violent incidents and emergencies and to facilitate the coordination of schools with local and county resources in the event of such incidents or emergencies.
The District Wide Plan is responsive to the needs of all schools within the district and is consistent with the more detailed emergency response plans required at the school building level. Schools are at risk of a wide variety of acts of violence and natural and technological disasters. To address these threats, the State of New York has enacted the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) law. This component of Project SAVE is a comprehensive planning effort that addresses risk reduction/prevention, response, and recovery with respect to a variety of emergencies in the Nyack Union Free School District and its schools.