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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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

     

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School Psychology

School Psychologists provide support for all district students. The school psychologist completes evaluations as mandated by the Committee on Special Education, completes functional behavioral assessments and provides counseling and emotional support to improve a students ability to function in the classroom. In addition, school psychologists consult with parents, staff and administrators on a variety of issues dealing with psychological health and how it impacts a students learning. The school psychologist is an integral member of each buildings Instructional Support Team and Crisis Intervention Team.

Nyack School Psychologists:

Margaret Byrne, M.S., R.N.

Valley Cottage Elementary School

(845) 353-7293

mbyrne@nyackschools.org

 

Alex Kelly

Upper Nyack Elementary School

(845) 353-7273

sphall@nyackschools.org

 

Pia Weston, M.Ed.

Liberty Elementary School

(845 353-7253

pweston@nyackschools.org

 

Dr. Laverne Campbell-Lodge, Nationally Certified School Psychologist


Nyack Middle School

(845) 353-7226

lcampbell@nyackschools.org

 

Renee Eschmann, Psy.D.

Nyack High School

(845) 353-7182

reschmann@nyackschools.org