District Announcements

  • The District's 2017-18 Budget was passed by the community on May 16, 2017. The verified results will be accepted at the June 6 BOE meeting.

    To view the 2017-18 budget or for additional information about the budget/vote, please visit the District's Budget/Vote page at:

    http://www.nyackschools.org/groups/6140/board_of_education/budget_and_vote_information

    The Approved Budget will be posted on June 7.

    Congratulations to the elected Board of Education candidates:  Beth Davidson, Jen Marraccino and James Marshall.  Their three year terms commence July 1, 2017.

    Thank you to the community for strongly supporting your school district, partnering in education and for passing the budget for next school year!

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  • The 2017-18 School Calendar has been REVISED, as approved at the May 2, 2017 BOE Meeting

    The revisions include a one-day earlier  Start Date to school on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017; and different dates for Spring Recess beginning Friday, March 30 thru Friday, April 6, 2018.

    The revised version has been attached, below, and emailed to staff and families District-wide via Peachjar and Parent Portal accounts.  

    Thank you for your attention to this change.

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  • An important letter to parents and guardians regarding the popular Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" has been sent by the Superintendent...

    The letter, dated April 24th, 2017, is accompanied by a document from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) that contains information for parents and guardians to read and take into consideration. Our District recognizes that schools have "an important role in preventing youth suicide, and being aware of potential risk factors in students' lives is vital to this responsibility."   Feel free to contact Dr. Montesano's office should you need more information or support.

    Thank you for your attention to this very important matter. The Dr. Montesano's letter and the NASP document are attached, below.

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  • Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN. Children who turn 5 years of age by December 1, 2017 are eligible to register.

    To find out how to register your incoming Kindergartner, please go to our District homepage at www.nyackschools.org; click on "Parent Resources" at the top of the page in the Navigation Bar; scroll down and click on "Registration".  Follow the directions for online registration.  Once you have registered online OR if you have any questions regarding the process, please contact the District's Registrar's Office at 353 - 7038 to make an appointment.  Thank you.

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  • Registration is ongoing for 2016-17 School Year

    Please click on the REGISTRATION Quick Link located on this homepage to begin the process and access online registration through Infinite Campus.

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  • REMINDER Regarding the District's NEW Media Release Opt-Out Form and Protocol

    Parents and Guardians: the District has a NEW Media Release/Opt Out protocol that will go into effect this month, October, 2016.  All parents/guardians should have received the attached letter in their summer mailing  that  included  a September 26th deadline for any "Opt Outs".   Parents/guardians who do not wish their child's photograph to be featured on our new websites must have checked the appropriate boxes on this form and have sent it back to their child's school.  Please call the District's Office of Public Relations at (845) 353-7013 with any questions regarding this new protocol.  The Media Opt Out Form is one that can be filled out at any time but must be kept at the school building level for easy access by staff and to ensure that the protocol  is effectively followed. The District looks forward to celebrating daily accomplishments and sharing them via posts to our new District sites.

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District Vision: Equity, Innovation, Optimism

We ENVISION:

A community, proud of its traditions, that uses the richness of its diversity to meet the needs of all students and prepare them for a rapidly changing world. In a spirit of collaboration, we provide an environment that fosters scholastic excellence, cultural appreciation, and ethical behavior.  

Nyack is a community of lifelong learners, encouraging new ideas to shape a positive future.

Guided by our values and vision, we will STRIVE to:

  • Nurture a love of learning
  • Yield positive outcomes
  • Appreciate diversity
  • Care for each other
  • Keep on the path to excellence

Rockland County Times article:  "Nyack School District Superintendent is 'Building Bridges' for Today's Students to Cross into Tomorrow's World", Sept. 1, 2016

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Contact Us

James J. Montesano, Ed.D. 
Superintendent of Schools
Jmontesano@nyackschools.com 
(845) 353-7015

Linda A. DeCicco
Secretary to the Superintendent
LDecicco@nyackschools.com 
(845) 353-7015

Linda A. DeCicco, District Clerk

Contact Us via Let's Talk!  

Welcome to the Office of the Superintendent

Welcome to Nyack Public Schools.  The world in which our students live is vastly different from the one in which we grew up.  Fifty years ago, our schools were largely focused on the routine. Memorization and ‘following instructions’ were the order of the day.  The most successful students were those that learned to follow directions exactly and learned to never ‘draw outside the lines’. This approach to student learning fit nicely into jobs that were routine manufacturing jobs in hierarchical organizations.  In today’s highly competitive global world our students will need to demonstrate the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, analyze data and demonstrate the ability to be adaptable, innovative and creative - and yes, to take a risk now and then - and venture ‘outside of the lines’.  I look forward to working with you as we integrate these skills throughout our curriculum as they are essential for our students to succeed in college, career and citizenship in the 21st Century. 

         

Dr. James Montesano