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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Welcome to 4th and 5th Grade Band!

  

4th Grade Band!

Elementary Band Lessons begin on 9/14/2017

 

UNE Full Band Rehearsals: Thursdays on the stage 

 

Liberty Full Band Rehearsals: Tuesdays on the stage

 

VCE Full Band Rehearsals: Wednesdays on the stage 

 

**You will need your instrument, lesson book, and music folder for Full Band rehearsals and lessons.**

 

5th Grade Band!

Elementary Band Lessons begin 9/14/2017 

 

UNE Full Band Rehearsals: Thursdays on the stage 

 

Liberty Full Band Rehearsals: Tuesdays on the stage 

 

VCE Full Band Rehearsals: Wednesdays on the stage 

 

**You will need your instrument, lesson book, and music folder for Full Band rehearsals and lesson days. 

Instrument Rental Information

  • City Music Center: www.citymusiccenter.com 1-800-526-4593 
  • Rockland Music, located in the Kohls Shopping Center on Route 59 East in Nanuet: 845-624-5470
  • Peter Bannon, another local instrument rental supplier: 845-358-8227

What does my child need?

1) An instrument! Instrument rentals are available from:

  • City Music Center online at: www.nemc.com  1-800-526-4593 (City Music delivers instruments to the school) 
  • Rockland Music, located in the Kohls Shopping Plaza on Route 59 East in Nanuet, NY: 845-624-5470
  • Peter Bannon, located in Nyack, NY 845-358-8227

2) A lesson book: Our lesson book is Essential Elements For Band, Book 1. Lesson books exist for every band instrument, so be sure to get the book that matches your child’s instrument.

3) Clarinet and Saxophone players will need:

  • Rico Reeds, Strength #2 for 4th Graders, Strength # 2 1/2 for 5th Graders. A box of 10 reeds should last students the whole school year. 
  • Cork grease
  • Instrument swab
  • Saxophone players should also look into a padded neckstrap to ease the weight of holding the instrument

4) Trumpet and Euphonium/Baritone players will need valve oil.

5) Trombone players will need slide oil. 

6) Percussion players will need: drum sticks and a practice pad.

7) It is recommended that all music students have a music stand for home practice.  

2nd Annual Band-a-palooza!

Concert: Wednesday April 25th, 7pm  @Nyack High School

 

Students arrive in concert dress: White tops and black slacks or knee length skirt.

Please wear dark socks or tights and black dress shoes.