Message from the Superintendent for 2020-21: As we face the new school year, by all accounts it will be one that presents unparalleled challenges and changes. We must be unwavering in our belief that all children are capable learners; that each and every child is of unique value and significant importance. We must remain relevant and rigorous in our pursuit of excellence in education because we know that every one in our school community matters. We must indeed continue to re-imagine schools as we put new and equitable systems into place. This year provides the perfect opportunity to launch our Mattering Campaign. The vision for equity, innovation and optimism continues to guides us. Education is in fact the most optimistic of professions as we are in the business of preparing children for the future. Providing a mutually inclusive focus on our core competencies - Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Compassion, Content Mastery, Cultural Awareness - with a lens for social justice as a moral issue is imperative if we are to be successful. We must continue to “turn the mirror inward” and reflect on our collective human capacity and will to make a difference. When we understand that all children are our children and we see each child pursuing their full potential, we will see a brighter future. I can say with conviction that while we are not there yet, we are moving in the right direction. Please regularly check our COVID RESPONSE webpage for important updates and helpful resources. Together, We Are Nyack-Strong!
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NYSED Webinar on Institutional Racism: Raising Awareness and Meeting the Needs of All Students with Dr. Montesano and Trustee Hughes (Nov. 2020)
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