Announcements

  • 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.

     

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  • 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.

    Communications
  • 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.

    Communications
  • 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.

    Communications
  • 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

    Communications

Attendance

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.