• A letter from our Superintendent of Schools was sent to District parents/guardians and staff in response to the Parkland, Fla. tragedy

    The letter, in English and Spanish, is attached to this announcement.

    Si ou bezwen enfòmasyon tradui an kreyòl,rele Jocelyne Abraham nan 353-7044.

    Si le hace falta información traducida en español, llame a Yesenia Polanco 353-7042.


  • A Letter from the Superintendent was emailed to parents/guardians RE: students' use of District-approved internet applications and webtools

    Nyack Public Schools utilizes certain internet-based applications (commonly referred to as "apps") and webtools to provide effective educational resources for students.  A list of District-approved apps and webtools, with the privacy policy for each, can be found on the District website  under Parent Resources > Bill of Rights > Information Regarding Other Applications & 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.

  • A District letter has been sent to Parents/Guardians with reminders and recommendations regarding the Flu Season

    Please see the attached letter from Leo Macias, Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, sent on Feb. 1st, 2018.

    Thank you for your attention to this important information.

  • Summer Reading Packets

    Valley Cottage School
  • 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.

  • Visit "Need to Know" for "Spirit Day" information.

    Valley Cottage School
  • Please take note of the FERPA form that was sent out to all District families in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole


Message from the Principal: Mrs. Gina Cappiello

Dear VCE Families,

We have many exciting events planned this month at VCE. The month begins with our 5th grade D.A.R.E. graduation which will take place on February 1st at 9:30am in the cafeteria. This event is a significant milestone for our 5th graders who have learned about the effects of alcohol and drugs and have been empowered to resist peer pressure and make good decisions.

Our PTA Cultural Arts Committee has planned a number of assemblies to help brighten up an otherwise cold and dreary month. On February 2nd, the Story Pirates will be here with writing workshops for our 5th graders. On February 6th , our 4th grade students will experience what life was like in Colonial America when the Colonial Man comes to visit. On February 16th, Inspire Nyack has graciously funded Mad Science assemblies for all of our students.

After a wonderful concert season for grades 1-5, our kindergarten students will have their very own Valentine’s concert for their families on February 14th at 9:30am. It does not get cuter than this!

Valentine’s Day is also February spirit day at VCE. All students are urged to wear their Valentine’s Day colors to school.

Finally, on March 1st, VCE, with the help of our PTA will host our first annual Multicultural Night. This evening will be a wonderful opportunity to learn about other cultures and celebrate the rich diversity of our school and community. Please join us for this wonderful family celebration.

On another note, I would like to thank our families for their patience and assistance during car pick up. When we all work together we can keep the line moving safely.

I look forward to seeing you at many of our upcoming events. Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!


Gina Cappiello, Principal



Upcoming Events (scroll through)

  • SCHOOLS CLOSED, Mid-Winter Recess

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  • Schools Closed for Mid-Winter Recess

    Nyack Public Schools
  • Schools ReOpen

    Nyack Public Schools
  • Schools ReOpen

    Valley Cottage School
  • C day

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