• 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



The Library Media Center is full of facts, fiction and fun with books and non-print materials on a variety of subjects

for all students, staff, & teachers.  Come in and browse our site, see our resources and surf our library catalog.

Public Libraries

Nyack Library


Valley Cottage Library




Ebooks from Mackin

Ebooks from Worldbook

Ebooks/Audio books from Follett (UN: rsls PW: Guest)

 See Librarian for UN/PW for home use for Worldbook & Mackin

Online Resources

See Librarian UN/PW for home use

From the Librarian's Desk

Hello to all my Book Buddies

My name is Carolyn Travers and I am the School Library Media Specialist at Valley Cottage Elementary School. I teach children about books and reading through storytelling, booktalks, activities, and crafts. My goal is to get students to learn about the library while developing a love of reading and literature. I also want students learn how the library works using the many print and on-line resources. Prior to this position, I was Head of Children's Services at Nyack Public Library. I am a proud Nyack High School graduate. I graduated from Rockland Community College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Graphic Design, then with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Buffalo State University, and finally with a Masters in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. I have been a Youth Services Librarian for 36 years! You can also look the OPALS library catalog webpage to find out more of what's happening at the Library Media Center.  As you can see, I like to dress like book characters for special days.   

Here's to a wonderful library year of learning, thinking, dreaming and reading!

Carolyn Travers, School Library Media Specialist


 Summer Reading Fun Packets

Summer 2018 Summer Reading Program

The 2018 Summer Reading Program at the Nyack and Valley Cottage Libraries will have have a music theme; "Libraries Rock!" along with a variety of programs for kids of all ages.  Watch here for further updates and for the Summer Reading Packets!