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  • UPDATE TO WATER TESTING: September 12, 2016 Letter from Dr. Montesano Reviews Water Testing in Our Schools' Drinking Water

    Emailed District-wide on 9/12/16 to all District families and staff, this letter includes a review for next steps that our District will take to continue to be in compliance with Governor Cuomo's newly signed law requiring all NYS public schools test for lead in potable (drinking) water.  Please read this letter for the latest details.  An earlier letter sent by Dr. Montesano on 9/6/16, is also attached.  The District is committed to providing up-to-date information to our community on this important topic.

  • Our Board of Education takes their annual First Day Back to School Tour of each building...

    Every year on the first day of school, Members of the Board of Ed take a tour with Dr. Montesano to officially welcome everyone into a new school year.  We hope that everyone has had a smooth and successful re-entry into school with a positive mindset.  Your Board of Education, Principals and Administrators are working hard to ensure that we continue learning together!  Check out photos of the 2016/17 Back to School Tour on Spotlight.

  • NEW Media Release Opt-Out Form

    Please note that the District has a new Media Release/Opt Out Form that is included in the summer mailings from each school to all families.  Parents/Guardians who do not wish their child's photograph to be featured on our new websites should check the appropriate boxes on this form and send it back to their child's school by September 26th, 2016

  • Welcome to Nyack Public Schools ALL NEW websites!

    Please peruse and note that over the next few weeks we will be making the last few edits and additions as we finalize the transition and prepare all the new sites for the new school year. Thank you for your patience!

  • Our NEW 2016-17 District Calendar is HERE!

    The calendar will be mailed to all District families on August 11th. PLEASE NOTE: the Free & Reduced Lunch Forms are stapled as an insert to the center of your calendars. Click below to view the calendar online.

  • Registration for 2016-17 School Year

    Please click on the REGISTRATION Quick Link located on this homepage to begin the process and access online registration through Infinite Campus.

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  • Zika Virus - Prevention of Mosquito Breeding

    Click Here to view information from Rockland County Department of Health.

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  • Guidance Program Review

    Please view the attached July 5th, 2016 from Superintendent Montesano.  This letter contains important information and changes that are being made to our Guidance Department for the 2016-17 school year.

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From the Superintendent

“We have a highly moral and very serious responsibility to prepare our young people for life after their school years in Nyack.  If we accept that the world is rapidly changing: what type of education do our students need?"

In keeping with our District mission and incorporating the results from our Community Priorities Survey, we have established "Core Elements of Education" that we believe are necessary competencies that all students should embody to become global citizens with true success:  Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Compassion, Core Mastery, Cultural Awareness.  

Join Us as we begin a new year with renewed energy and vision.  Welcome to our new websites!

Dr. James Montesano

District Initiatives Showcase

STEM Update (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

S.T.E.M. Update in the Nyack Public Schools


NEW K-12 Social Studies Curriculum   

Social Studies K-12 


  Bilingual Classrooms Pilot, K-2   

  Raising Bilingual Children 


   Guidance Program Review and NEW Director 

   Nyack Guidance Department Program Review


     Let's Talk!  Engaging in Authentic Communication

     Lets Talk Overview 


Community Matters


InspireNyack The Foundation to Inspire Excellence in Nyack Schools

Nyack Center  More than a community building; a place for building community

Nyack Library

Valley Cottage Library\I

Village of Nyack

Village of South Nyack

Village of Upper Nyack

INFOROCK services, events, organizations in Rockland County

Rockland 21C ensuring the optimal development of every child

Rockland County Department of Health

Rockland County Department of Social Services

News Worthy

  • Celebrating Daily Victories

    Every day brings stories of success that unfold in those teachable moments within the walls of each of our five schools.  Whether the accomplishment is manifested through a smile, a presentation, an idea or a solution, we want to acknowledge the growth mindset and innovation that is happening in our classrooms.  Our teachers, staff and students will be sharing stories during the school year that you will be able to read about right here.  Each vignette will feature themes we call our Core Elements of Education: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Compassion, Content Mastery, Cultural Awareness.  Our hope is to connect our community to our schools by celebrating daily victories together. 

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  • Fifteen Years After 9/11, Our School Community Remembers & Students Continue to Be Inspired by Two of Our Alumni

    Under the leadership of Athletic Director Joe Sigillo and our coaching staff, students and staff alike know the names of Stacey Sennas-McGowan and Welles Crowther.  Their legacies hold a lasting impression in the hearts and minds of us all.  Their accomplishments, exemplary character and outstanding athletic abilities are celebrated throughout the year.

    On Friday, September 8th, NHS will have a special pep rally during which Welle's parents will address the student body; and our athletic teams will be hosting their annual "Red Bandanna Game".  As Dr. Montesano encourages in a letter to all staff:  "learn about Stacey and Welles as they represent the attributes that we strive to instill in all of our students".  

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  • Our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. James Montesano, was featured in the news!

    Just in time for Back to School, the Rockland Times Thursday, September 1st, 2016 edition features our very own Dr. Montesano "Building Bridges for Today's Student's to Cross into Tomorrow's World".  Check it out.  This article provides a snapshot of the District's new motto, some of our new initiatives for the 2016-17 school year and our renewed vision, all shared at an all-staff Superintendent's Conference Day today.  We are excited to kick off a new school year and bolster a culture of learning together.  How do we meet the needs of ALL students?  How do we prepare our students for an ever changing and increasingly complex world of tomorrow?  These two questions will challenge and inform us each day as we encourage these core competencies:  Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Compassion, Content Mastery and Cultural Awareness.  We invite you to partner with us as we begin an exciting new school year!

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  • Community Forum & "EdTalk"

    This past May at Nyack Center, Dr. Montesano gave a compelling presentation on the Core Elements of Education, the importance of happiness (see Featured Video on District home page) and how it relates to success.  Community members, parents, local leaders and District staff gathered for an exciting evening that showcased how Nyack Schools are finding innovative solutions to inspire a love of learning in our students. This was the first in a series of upcoming forums and "EdTalks" that will offer demos, displays and dialogue with administrators and teachers to engage our community.  We look forward to seeing you at our next Community Forum in Fall 2016. Date TBD.

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  • Nyack Proud

    Nyack Public Schools proudly promotes the achievements and accomplishments of our students from all aspects of education.  Take a look at some of the highlights from this past school year in the attached "With Pride: 2015-16 School Year at a Glance".

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  • We have a NEW District Logo!

    A group of NHS art students have been diligently working with the Superintendent over the past several months to create a new District logo that is aligned with a renewed District vision and the "Core Elements of Education": critical thinking, content mastery, creativity, communication, collaboration, cultural awareness and compassion.  The logo proudly encapsulates iconic images of our community and three figures symbolizing students as global citizens that embody: equity, innovation and optimism.

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  • Community Priorities Survey Results Inform District's Vision

    In the Community Priorities Survey, Nyack Public Schools asked parents, staff, and the community for feedback on where we, the District, should focus our efforts to best prepare students for life after high school. The purpose of the survey was to determine the community’s priorities and how well the district’s current initiatives are aligned with those priorities. 

    The results informed District leadership in developing the Core Elements of Education and coincide with a renewed District vision that addresses what type of education our students need to be truly successful in our changing world.  Together, we are finding solutions and imagining education transformed.

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