Please note the following dismissal times for elementary students next week: Wed., 6/20 and Thurs., 6/21, 11:45AM; Friday, 6/22 10AM.
Please make note of the following dismissal times for elementary students next week: On Wed, 6/20 and Thurs. 6/21, elementary students will be dismissed at 11:45 am. On Friday, 6/22, students will be dismissed at 10:00 am. If your regular dismissal plans are changing on these days, please send in a note indicating the change to your child's teacher. Please note that the Nyack Center is closed and the Central Nyack Community Center will not open until 2:00 pm on these dates.
Valley Cottage School
Thank You To Our School Community for PASSING the 2018-19 Budget. Details posted in this message...
The Tentative Vote Results for the 2018/19 Budget/Trustee Vote have been posted. The Verified Results will be approved by the Board of Education at the June 5th BOE Meeting. Here is a quick look:
The Budget Proposition passed.
The 2nd Proposition Seeking Authorization for Expenditures from the 2015 Capital Reserve Fund passed.
Damon Bender and Karen Hughes were re-elected to their positions as BOE Trustees.
Please see the attached May 15, 2018 Tentative Vote Results for a listing by polling location.
The 2018-19 Budget Newsletter has been posted and mailed to the school community. The Budget/Trustee Vote is May 15.
“Proposed Budget Maximizes Safety, Security, Technology and Emphasizes 21st Century Skills for AllStudents” headlines the 2018 edition of Straight Talk which includes an annual “With Pride” section of District highlights and accomplishments; the Budget Notice, Fast Facts and Q&A; Key Initiatives that this budget supports; a listing of Trustee candidates and polling sites; and the two propositions on the ballot for this year.
Community members are encouraged to take a look at the newsletter and make an informed vote on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Polling sites are open from 7:00am - 9:00pm.
For more information, please contact the PR Office at 353-7013.
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.
Visit "Need to Know" for "Spirit Day" information.
Valley Cottage School
Student illness related absences must be reported to the Nurse @ 353-7290. Absences for those not ill should be reported to the office @ 353-7280.
Parents must notify the school/nurse as early as possible in the morning; before the start of the school day -- 8:50AM. Messages can be left on the Nurse's voicemail around the clock any day of the week. Messages will be retrieved every morning. Students should be in the building at 8:45AM. After 8:50, a Late Pass is needed from the office. Please do not email teachers with absence messages. Absences must be reported by telephone to the nurse or office.
If you haven't called to report your child's absence you will receive a call from the Attendance Clerk to make sure that your child is accounted for. Your cooperation in calling promptly avoids unnecessary calls which cause anxiety for all concerned. It is the parent responsibility to notify the school of absences.
If you inform the teacher in writing of anticipated absences for varying reasons, the classroom teacher will then forward the information to the Attendance Clerk.
AGAIN, THE NUMBER TO REPORT ABSENCES IS: 353-7290. Voicemail is on 24 hours, 7 days. Thank you very much.
Any change in dismissal requires a note to teacher via book bag. Students will be sent to office at time on dismissal note. Without a note, a student will follow his/her regular dismissal. Thank you for scheduling doctor/ dentist appointments after school hours.