Results of the School Start Times Survey are now available to the public. Please see attached analysis.
Nyack's BOE and the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. James Montesano, are dedicated to keeping our community informed.
Please see the attached analysis of the survey entitled "Examining School Start Times: What Do YOU Think?" which was distributed to District parents, guardians and high school students February - March of 2018. A total of 1,697 responses were received.
The Board of Education has approved the School District Calendar for 2018-19.
The approved District calendar for the 2018-19 school year has been emailed to all District staff and families, upon BOE approval at the March 20th School Board Meeting. It can be found on the District website in the navigation bar under "About Us" > Calendars and has been uploaded to this announcement.
Nyack Public Schools is committed to creating an environment where all are welcome. We strive to make our facilities and technologies accessible to all students, staff and visitors in accordance to WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines.
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.
Recently, Clarkstown PD Officer and VCE DARE Officer Norm Peters presented a workshop on Internet Safety that was extremely valuable. I wanted to share some of what was presented that evening. As a parent, I thought I was rather savvy regarding issues surrounding internet safety and cyber-bullying. I learned that evening that there was much I didn’t know. Greater numbers of students - even elementary students have access to social media and play interactive games online. The number of hours children spend in front of electronic screens is growing. Young students often have a false sense of anonymity associated with social media posts and have learned to create “fake” accounts. Cyber bullying is on the rise. As parents and guardians, we would never send our children into a room with a stranger. How can we be sure that our children are not visiting with strangers or sharing personal information with strangers online? The “stranger danger” conversations we have with our children need to include learning more about the internet, interactive games and social media. Please take a moment to visit the sites below to learn more about the websites and apps your children may be using and what you as a parent can do to help keep your child safe:
If you have questions or are interested in further information, please give me a call. We look forward to seeing our VCE families at many of our upcoming events this spring. Thank you for sharing your children with us each day.