District Announcements

  • 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.

  • A letter from the Superintendent was emailed to all District families and staff today, Jan. 4 RE: a situation at the high school

    Please see the attached letter from Dr. James Montesano, Superintendent of Schools.

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

  • 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



Community Liaison

The Community Liaison has many diverse responsibilities within the school district which help to serve our community members. These responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the registration of non-English-speaking students
  • Assisting staff in communicating with non-English-speaking families
  • Assisting non-English-speaking families with school/community concerns
  • Working with the CSE and CPSE chairpersons on all matters pertaining to Special Education for non-English-speaking families including translation of IEPs and CSE meetings
  •  Assisting non-English-speaking parents in contacting and visiting social service agencies, such as DSS and Health Clinics
  • Interpreting at Parent/Teacher Conferences and Superintendents Hearings
  •  Assisting parents in accessing services from social service agencies
  • Making home visits to families
  • Translating all important school documents
  • Counseling families and students about school policies, procedures, etc.
  • Participating in the planning of ESL parent workshops and field trips

To contact our Community Liaisons, please call Jocelyne Abraham  (845) 353-7044 or e-mail jabraham@nyackschools.com or Yesenia Polanco (845) 353-7042 or email ypolanco@nyackschools.com