Welcome to the Communications and Public Relations Department

"The basic building block of good communications is the feeling that every human being is unique and of value"  - Anonymous

The Nyack School District's Public Relations and Information Office has developed a comprehensive Communications Plan to keep our community informed, engaged and invested. Priority is placed on strengthening community relationships, celebrating daily accomplishments of our students and supporting our vision:

"Building Bridges for today's students to cross into tomorrow's world with Equity, Innovation and Optimism".   

Communications & Public Relations Goals

We are committed to providing public information that is clear and timely.

We encourage authentic dialogue and invite your comments, questions and concerns via "Let's Talk".

We are always listening for innovative ways to optimize outreach and engage our school community.

We proudly promote daily success stories featuring experiences, events and opportunities that embed our Core Elements of Education.

 "CITE" on Communications CITE  :  District Communication Plan on Prezi

Announcements

  • Thank You To Our School Community for PASSING the 2018-19 Budget. Details posted in this message...

    The Tentative Vote Results for the 2018/19 Budget/Trustee Vote have been posted.  The Verified Results will be approved by the Board of Education at the June 5th BOE Meeting. Here is a quick look:

    The Budget Proposition passed. 

    The 2nd Proposition Seeking Authorization for Expenditures from the 2015 Capital Reserve Fund passed.

    Damon Bender and Karen Hughes were re-elected to their positions as BOE Trustees.  

    Please see the attached May 15, 2018 Tentative Vote Results for a listing by polling location.

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  • The 2018-19 Budget Newsletter has been posted and mailed to the school community. The Budget/Trustee Vote is May 15.

    “Proposed Budget Maximizes Safety, Security, Technology and Emphasizes 21st Century Skills for All Students”  headlines the 2018 edition of Straight Talk  which includes an annual “With Pride” section of District highlights and accomplishments;  the Budget Notice, Fast Facts and Q&A; Key Initiatives that this budget supports;  a listing of Trustee candidates and polling sites; and the two propositions on the ballot for this year. 

    Community members are encouraged to take a look at the newsletter and make an informed vote on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  Polling sites are open from 7:00am - 9:00pm. 

    For more information, please contact the PR Office at 353-7013.

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  • Results of the School Start Times Survey are now available to the public. Please see attached analysis.

    Nyack's BOE and the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. James Montesano, are dedicated to keeping our community informed.

    Please see the attached analysis of the survey entitled "Examining School Start Times: What Do YOU Think?" which was distributed to District parents, guardians and high school students February - March of 2018.  A total of 1,697 responses were received.

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  • The Board of Education has approved the School District Calendar for 2018-19.

    The approved District calendar for the 2018-19 school year has been emailed to all District staff and families, upon BOE approval at the March 20th School Board Meeting.  It can be found on the District website in the navigation bar under "About Us" > Calendars and has been uploaded to this announcement.

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  • Commitment to Digital Accessibility

    Nyack Public Schools is committed to creating an environment where all are welcome. We strive to make our facilities and technologies accessible to all students, staff and visitors in accordance to WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines.

    As part of this commitment, Nyack Schools will introduce the AudioEye toolbar. This feature will provide a comprehensive set of tools enabling our website visitors the ability to experience interfaces that are most accessible and usable to their needs. Please see Nyack Public Schools Accessibility Statement and Click here to learn more about AudioEye.

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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.

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  • Please take note of the FERPA form that was sent out to all District families in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole

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