The attached letter from Dr. Montesano was sent to District families and all staff on 3/24/17 RE: undocumented & immigrant students rights.
This letter also contains a link to a statement from the New York State Attorney General Schneiderman and Education Commissioner Elia advising schools on protecting immigrant students, "In Light of Recent Federal Immigration-Related Actions, Guidance Reminds Districts of Their Duty to Uphold the Rights of Immigrant Students and Safeguard Student Data".
Nyack Public Schools is steadfast in its commitment to protecting the rights of all students.
The letter is attached in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. Thank you for your attention to this.
Thursday, March 30th is our 3rd Community Forum and "Innovation Now" Showcase, 7:00-8:30 pm at Nyack Center
Are We Future-Ready? Nyack Public Schools are preparing students NOW. Come and See How on Thursday, March 30th at our Community Forum and Innovation Now Showcase featuring an EdTalk with Dr. Montesano, Superintendent of Schools. The Innovation Now Showcase will feature a room full of demos, displays and dialogue with teachers, administrators and staff. Join us for this exciting community event at Nyack Center.
Doors open at 6:30pm. EdTalk starts at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public. We hope you join us!
Please see the 2/27/17 letter from Dr. Montesano RE: Transgender Student Rights which was sent District-wide to families and staff
The statement contains a link to the 2/23/17 Press Release from Attorney General Schneiderman and State Education Commissioner Elia issuing a reminder that New York State protects transgender students. A second link contains a July 2015 "Guidance to School Districts for Creating a Safe and Supportive School Environment for Transgender and Nonconforming Students", issued by the NY State Education Department (NYSED). A third link contains results of a statewide school district survey designed to help determine whether public schools are meeting their obligations under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA).
Nyack Public Schools will continue to fully support the July 2015 guidance document issued by NYSED.
Our online School Directories provide direct links to all teachers' email addresses
Your school's online Directory provides a listing of all staff in each building. If you would like to send an email to your child's teacher, simply click on their email address provided in the Directory. For quick and easy access, your school's Directory is located in the Navigation Bar under "About Us" at each school site. Other helpful links are located as a series of icons under "District Links": Our Schools; Let's Talk; Peachjar; Parent Portal; and In the News.
We encourage you to stay connected and use these links often.
Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN. Children who turn 5 years of age by December 1, 2017 are eligible to register.
To find out how to register your incoming Kindergartner, please go to our District homepage at www.nyackschools.org; click on "Parent Resources" at the top of the page in the Navigation Bar; scroll down and click on "Registration". Follow the directions for online registration. Once you have registered online OR if you have any questions regarding the process, please contact the District's Registrar's Office at 353 - 7038 to make an appointment. Thank you.
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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REMINDER Regarding the District's NEW Media Release Opt-Out Form and Protocol
Parents and Guardians: the District has a NEW Media Release/Opt Out protocol that will go into effect this month, October, 2016. All parents/guardians should have received the attached letter in their summer mailing that included a September 26th deadline for any "Opt Outs". Parents/guardians who do not wish their child's photograph to be featured on our new websites must have checked the appropriate boxes on this form and have sent it back to their child's school. Please call the District's Office of Public Relations at (845) 353-7013 with any questions regarding this new protocol. The Media Opt Out Form is one that can be filled out at any time but must be kept at the school building level for easy access by staff and to ensure that the protocol is effectively followed. The District looks forward to celebrating daily accomplishments and sharing them via posts to our new District sites.
The mission of the Business Office is to make sure that the educational program has the resources to provide a well-rounded educational experience to all students in the Nyack Union Free School District. We want each student to achieve their best and continue to strive toward their own individual goals. To make sure the educational process functions without interruption involves developing a fiscally prudent budget so we can order supplies and materials as needed, pay invoices in a timely manner, process payroll on schedule, provide safe and efficient transportation, maintain the buildings and grounds in a manner conducive to the educational program, continuously improve our health and safety program, and serve warm, nutritious meals daily. Simultaneously, we must meet numerous regulatory timelines and prepare reports that are clear and accurate. By keeping the finances in good order, the primary focus of the District remains on the educational program, rather than fiscal concerns.