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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Speech & Language Services

Speech Services are provided in all schools and grade levels as part of a student’s regular or Special Education program.

Speech and Language intervention is provided when appropriate for those students needing direct instruction in the areas of: phonology, semantics, syntax and pragmatics. In addition, students with weaknesses in voice or fluency may also receive services.

Parents are encouraged to understand their child’s speech and/or language needs, the goals of therapy and what they can do at home to enhance their child’s progress. This parental involvement helps to support carryover and generalization of communication skills.

Program Description:

Students classified by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) may receive speech Therapy Services according to their Individualized Education Program (IEP).

¨       Frequency and duration of these services are individually mandated to meet student needs.

¨       Goals and objectives of therapy are individually determined based on the student’s current level of functioning.

¨       Non-classified students may receive Speech-Language Services as Educationally related Services (ERSS) if deemed appropriate by the building Instructional Support Teams (IST).

Types of Problems:

Articulation Disorders
Language Disorders
Receptive Language
Expressive Language
Fluency Disorders
Voice Disorders     

Speech and Language Teachers: 

Erin Shannon

Liberty Elementary School

eshannon@nyackschools.org

353-7254  

Luana Maddalena

Upper Nyack Elementary School

lmaddalena@nyackschools.org

353-6345 

Meredith Handt

Valley Cottage Elementary School        

mhandt@nyackschools.org

353-7294

Emily Griffin

Nyack Middle School and Nyack High School       

egriffin@nyackschools.org            

353-7200