Announcements

  • Students in Grades 1&2 will perform their Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 20th at 9:30am in the Gym. Gym door opens at 9:15AM.

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  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 is Half Day. Early Dismissal at 11:45AM

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  • 2017 PRIDE Survey Results were presented to the Board of Ed. and Community on Tuesday, Nov. 28th. The Power Point is attached, here...

    OCADA (Our Community Against Drug Abuse) Coalition will present outcomes and insights from our most recent PRIDE Survey results. 

    The PRIDE Survey was given county-wide to 8th and 11th grade students in the Spring of 2017.  Results and analysis provide important information to the school community regarding substance use, availability, perception of risk and trends among our youth.  To find out more about OCADA, please visit www.ocadacoalition.org

     

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  • Thank you for your participation in our Community Forum Series. We invite you to continue the dialogue via Let's Talk!

    In Nyack Schools, we are interested in continuing a community-wide, collaborative conversation of what it takes to ensure that all students succeed and how to measure that success in our ever-changing, complex world.

    With Let's Talk! , we respond promptly and directly to your concerns, questions, suggestions and comments when you provide us with your contact information and the dialogue is continued.   If you choose, submissions can also be anonymous.  Please see the attached flyer with specific instructions for how to use Let's Talk!

    Whether you are a student, parent, staff or community member, we are listening and hope to hear from you!

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

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  • Summer Reading Packets 2017

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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.