Gr. K-5: 8:50 AM – 3:20 PM
Gr. 6-8: 8:05 AM – 2:50 PM
Gr. 9-12: 7:30 AM – 2:15 PM
NEW for 2017-18: FIVE YEAR TECHNOLOGY PLAN is being launched with the hiring of a new Director of Technology and Innovation. We envision a learning experience where students have individual access to technology during the entire school day and, for some students, during after school hours. Visit the District's 5 Year Technology Plan, located on under "District Initiative Showcase" to find out more.
NEW in 2016-17: K-12 GUIDANCE PROGRAM was initiated in 2016-17 school year with the hiring of a K-12 Director of Guidance. The Middle School and Senior High Schools offer individual counseling for academic and social adjustment, program scheduling, post high school preparation and career guidance. Conferences can be arranged with teachers, administrators, school psychologists, social workers, nurses and the school/community counselor. Parents are encouraged to meet with counselors to discuss their child's progress and to attend pertinent evening meetings as well. To arrange a meeting, call the Guidance Office at 845-353-7220.
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES are held formally twice a year at the elementary schools and once a year at the Middle and High Schools, as listed in the District Calendar. During conferences teachers report on a child's academic progress, and social development. Parents are urged to attend and share information about their child in order to promote better understanding of the student. Additional conferences may be scheduled, as needed.
TRANSLATION SERVICES AVAILABLE: Click on the Language Button at the top of each home page for immediate translation in almost 100 languages. Contact your Family Resource Center or Community Liaison listed on the back of the District calendar, or visit our Family Resource Center for more information.
Si le hace falta información traducida en español, llame a Yesenia Polanco 353-7042. Si ou bezwen enfòmasyon tradui an kreyòl, rele Jocelyne Abraham nan 353-7044.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT in the schools is encouraged on all levels. Community members are invited to join shared decision-making teams at the school and District level, as well as to share their talents and experiences with our students. Input is welcomed at bimonthly public Board meetings where a there is a designated time included on the agenda for citizens' proposals, questions and concerns.
RECORDS AND RIGHTS: The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) acknowledges parents’ right to know what appears in their child’s educational records. Records are available through school principals or the Guidance Office. Parents have the right to challenge record information, to place a written rebuttal in the file and to exercise some control over disclosure of records. In accordance with these rights, the Nyack Public Schools will not disclose information from students' records without prior written request of a parent or eligible (18 or over) student, except as permitted by law. A record of requests for information disclosures is maintained and may be seen by those eligible. Anyone seeking to change a record or see the complete Privacy Act should contact the Superintendent's Office.
SCHOOL MEALS, both breakfast and lunch, based on federal nutritional guidelines are served in each school. Prices are (gr. K-5) $1.00 for breakfast and $2.35 for lunch AND (gr. 6-12) $1.25 for breakfast and $2.55 for lunch. FREE OR REDUCED MEALS ARE AVAILABLE BASED ON INCOME LEVELS. Call Denise Hogg at 353-7036 for more information.
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION enables families and staff to receive rapid phone calls, e-mails and text messages about important school matters and emergency situations. Help us by keeping our database current with correct contact information by calling 353-7038 with any changes to your account.
CLOSINGS/EARLY DISMISSAL The decision to cancel school is based upon the District’s regard for the safety of all students, walkers and those transported. Parents must have a plan of action to follow if schools must be closed early and no one is home. The District will report closings/delays via Robo calls by 6AM. Robo phone calls and emails are sent out to all District families and staff and announcements are posted to the alert bar at the top of the District's and each of the schools' sites.
FACILITIES USAGE Indoor and outdoor facilities may be used by civic and community groups. Fees, when applicable, are predetermined. Call 353-7033 for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions.
SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION According to Board policy the District will notify families that a sex offender has moved into the District when it is informed by the Police. Sign up with the Department of Criminal Justice to get a direct alert when an offender has moved into your zip code.
SENIOR CITIZENS (over age 65) who are residents of the school District are eligible for a Gold Card which entitles them to free admissions to Nyack Schools' cultural and sports events. If they do not have a gold card they can show proof of residency and also be admitted for free. A school tax exemption on a sliding scale of up to 50% of assessed property valuation is available to senior residents with an annual income of less than $18,500. Information is available from the Tax Assessor's Office in either Clarkstown or Orangetown.
The Public Information Office: Contact the Public Relations and Community Outreach Specialist, Lisa Mininger Retallack at 845-353-7013 for assistance. The office is located in the Central Administration Building, located at 13A Dickinson Avenue, Nyack, NY.
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