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.
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.
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.
The safety and well-being of all students and staff is of highest priority. Emergencies and violent incidents in school districts are critical issues that must be addressed in an expeditious and effective manner. Nyack School District is required to develop a district wide school safety plan designed to prevent or minimize the effects of serious, violent incidents and emergencies and to facilitate the coordination of schools with local and county resources in the event of such incidents or emergencies.
The District Wide Plan is responsive to the needs of all schools within the district and is consistent with the more detailed emergency response plans required at the school building level. Schools are at risk of a wide variety of acts of violence and natural and technological disasters. To address these threats, the State of New York has enacted the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) law. This component of Project SAVE is a comprehensive planning effort that addresses risk reduction/prevention, response, and recovery with respect to a variety of emergencies in the Nyack Union Free School District and its schools.