Welcome to the Communications and Public Relations Department
"The basic building block of good communications is the feeling that every human being is unique and of value" - Anonymous
The Nyack School District's Public Relations and Information Office has developed a comprehensive Communications Plan to keep our community informed, engaged and invested. Priority is placed on strengthening community relationships, celebrating daily accomplishments of our students and supporting our vision:
"Building Bridges for today's students to cross into tomorrow's world with Equity, Innovation and Optimism".
Communications & Public Relations Goals
We are committed to providing public information that is clear and timely.
We encourage authentic dialogue and invite your comments, questions and concerns via "Let's Talk".
We are always listening for innovative ways to optimize outreach and engage our school community.
We proudly promote daily success stories featuring experiences, events and opportunities that embed our Core Elements of Education.
"CITE" on Communications CITE : District Communication Plan on Prezi
Lisa Mininger Retallack
Community Outreach & Public Relations
Fax (845) 353-7019
Nyack Schools are closed on Tues. Nov. 6 for Election Day. All staff will participate in Superintendent's Conference Day.Communications
Technology & Innovation Update attached for the school community
Nyack Schools are energized by NEW Technology throughout the District in all schools and our Administration Building.
The attached flyer has been emailed and posted to keep all District families informed and provide contact information to access technology assistance, if needed.
Thank you for your patience and partnership as we continue implementing new and improved technology for the benefit of our school community.Communications
Results of the School Start Times Survey are available to the public. Please see attached analysis.
Nyack's BOE and the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. James Montesano, are dedicated to keeping our community informed.
Please see the attached analysis of the survey entitled "Examining School Start Times: What Do YOU Think?" which was distributed to District parents, guardians and high school students February - March of 2018. A total of 1,697 responses were received.Communications
The FERPA Notification of Rights for 2018-19 was sent via Infinite Campus to all District families.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. The FERPA Notification of Rights is attached, here, for your convenience.
Please be advised that the District has extended the Opt Out response until October 31, 2018. Thank you.Communications
Peachjar, our electronic flyer system, posts and sends flyers directly to parent/guardian emails. Access E-flyers easily. View them online at each school site's Peachjar archive. Community partner organizations eliminate the burden of delivering paper flyers and help us in our Going Green efforts. Guidelines for Flyer Approval and Distribution
Click here to view District Fundraising Guidelines in our Schools
Let's Talk! encourages authentic dialogue between school and community. Register questions, comments, suggestions, concerns or compliments. All submissions are quickly assessed and answered directly by administrators to provide optimum communication solutions. A quick survey is released with the close of every dialogue to document customer satisfaction.
Our goal is to build trust with our partners in education: YOU. Visit Let's Talk! now.