Anti-Racist/Race Conscious Pedagogy

Resources for our teachers to develop lessons that assist students in understanding and processing events that have unfolded on Capitol Hill this week are listed, below. This compilation is provided in context to a greater district-wide commitment to analysis of race-conscious/anti-racist curriculum and pedagogy​ and to evaluating how we teach and learn U.S. history:

Classroom Discussions about the Capitol Breach

Talking To_Children_About_Violence

Teacher Resources Re Capitol Breach

Welcome to the District Curriculum & Instruction Page

The Department of Instruction & Curriculum is responsible for the integration, coordination and articulation of the K-12 instructional program. In addition to the supervision of all State testing, this office is responsible for the implementation of "Best Practices" and research-based instruction to improve student learning and enhanced achievement. Our vision is to create and support District-wide professional learning communities operating on a continuous improvement model. Our goal is to provide information, understanding and support that enables our teaching staff to deliver curriculum and instruction for optimized learning of each and every student

... with equity, innovation and optimism.


Dr. Winsome Gregory
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Personnel

Nyack Schools 2020 School Report Card    

 Timeline of K-12 Curriculum Impact with Upward Trajectory

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  • Morning Music Scholarship for HS Seniors (Deadline February 25)

    Morning Music Club, is again announcing its annual auditions for scholarship awards. These awards are available to all seniors attending Rockand County High Schools who intend to continue their music studies (band, chorus, piano etc.) in college, university or conservatory.  Students do not have to major in Music to win a scholarship.

  • RCMEA Scholarship (Deadline March 31st)

     Applicants must be active participants in their school music programs and will be attending an accredited 4-year school with a major in music.

    RCMEA Scholarship Form

  • Winter Sports Start Dates and Registration

    High School Winter Sports Begin On Monday November 15, 2021

    Click Here to go to our registration page.

    High School Winter Sports are:

    Girls Basketball

    Boys Basketball



    Winter Track



    Boys Swimming

    Ice Hockey

    Modified Winter Sports Will Begin on Monday November 29, 2021 With Registration Starting October 29th.

    Modified Winter Sports are:

    Girls Basketball

    Boys Basketball


    Ice Hockey

    Athletics, Health & Wellness
  • SAT Test Dates, Deadlines, and Registration

    SAT Registration

  • Ashley Farms Fundraiser is Underway

    Grade 8-12 Music Ensemble students will be coming home with information on the annual Ashley Farms Fundraiser! All orders must be placed by October 4th to ensure Thanksgiving Delivery. See any Grade 8-12 student for more information!

  • Return To Athletics

    The District will offer a full complement of athletics. The following health and safety protocols will be in place:

    • Athletes must abide by physical distancing rules when appropriate. 
    • Coaches will reinforce physical distancing and PPE guidelines.
    • Students who participate in athletics and extracurricular activities indoors will be required to wear a face covering, but face coverings are not required for outdoor athletics and activities.  Masks will be worn when not engaged in physical activity.  

    The CDC have identified certain sports that present a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure due to close proximity and increased exhalation.  The CDC advises that students who participate in "high risk" sports including football, volleyball, cheerleading, wrestling provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  

    To avoid quarantining or the requirement to participate in COVID-19 testing, the District strongly recommends all eligible students get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

    Athletics, Health & Wellness
  • Red Storm Marching Band Camp August 16-20

    The Red Storm Marching Band Camp returns to Nyack High School the week of August 16th! Go Band!


    The 2021 Nyack Summer Music Camp wrapped up on Thursday, August 12th and was  a great success! Thank you to all of our Campers, Counselors, Counselors-In-Training, and Music Staff.  We will have a camp summary video at a later date.

  • Congratulations to the following students from the class of 2021 who have committed to play their sport in college.

    Ethan Landsman

    Sport - Tennis

    Coach - Josh Weinman 

    College - Fairleigh Dickinson University 


    Thomas Cifuni

    Sport - Golf

    Coach - Don Hains

    College - Coastal Carolina 


    Kevin Fowler 

    Sport - Football

    Coach - Jerell Jones 

    College - Sacred Heart University 


    Billy Sullivan 

    Sport - Lacrosse 

    Coach - Justin Henry

    College - Binghamton University 


    Jack Wishner 

    Sport - Baseball

    Coach - Joe Depalma

    College - Adelphi University 


    Chris Yadali

    Sport - Lacrosse 

    Coach - Justin Henry 

    College - Russell Sage College 


    Will Sullo

    Sport - Baseball 

    Coach - Joe Depalma

    College - Rockland Community College 


    Katherine Klugman

    Sport - Gymnastics 

    Coach - Craig Zappa

    College - University of Illinois


    Carlye Graff 

    Sport - Basketball 

    Coach - Kaitlyn McCue

    College - Drew University


    Hunter Sugrue - Neuendorf

    Sport - Swimming

    Coach - Tommy Suffern

    College - Cortland University 


    Jade Powell

    Sport - Basketball 

    Coach - Kaitlyn McCue

    College - Purchase College 


    Alexandra McKee

    Sport - Fencing 

    Coach - Attila Lukacs

    College - Brandeis University 


    Daniel Cephus

    Sport - Track 

    Coach - Shulton Whitley / Edgar Lambert

    College - University at Albany 


    Special congratulations to tennis player Christina Vozzo on her decision to attend West Point!




    Athletics, Health & Wellness
  • Congressman Mondaire Jones Youth Advisory Council - Opportunity for High School Students!

    The office of Congressman Mondaire Jones is launching the Youth Advisory Council which seeks to provides high school age participants the opportunity to actively learn about Congress. It will allow students to learn about the bill making process through hands on activities and presentations. The program will culminate with a virtual presentation to the Congressman and members of the public by the students.

    The program will run for a school year beginning in September and ending in June. Students will meet once per month for 1-1.5 hours. The students will be divided into groups based on interest and are responsible for an end of year presentation. Each month’s meetings will centered on a different topic and led by the staff member responsible for that issue area. Participants are expected to attend each meeting, with absences communicated to the staff point of contact. Students will not be able to continue with the program after 3 absences.

    To apply, follow this link:

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