Lisa Mininger Retallack
Community Outreach & Public Relations
Fax (845) 353-7019
Envision: District Communications Plan
2020 & 2021 Update, Report & Presentation to the BOE on Strategic Communications, PR Initiatives, Timeline & Trajectory of District Message, What's Next :
...Envisioning an informed and engaged community supported by a network of relationships; built on transparency and integrity;
committed to the longevity and sustainability of anti-racist work; in accountability to anti-racist principles.
"I want to build a bridge for children... a bridge between what we are doing inside the class and the lives they lead outside the class" - Cornelius Minor
The COVID RESPONSE webpage (previously Reentry to Schools) keeps our school community informed and updated on all things COVID-related.
This link will connect you to our District's COVID RESPONSE Webpage
You will find important updates, letters from the Superintendent, helpful resources and links to stay connected during this pandemic.
Together we are Nyack-Strong!Communications
Rockland County Department of Health has provided resources for families in need of emotional and/or financial hope during this pandemicCommunications
Nyack Public Schools STAND RESOLUTELY AGAINST ALL ACTS OF RACISM. A STATEMENT TO OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY IS POSTED HERE.
The Nyack Union Free School District Board of Education, the Superintendent, and Administration stand resolutely against all acts of racism and in solidarity with black and brown students, administrators, faculty, staff and families in our community.
In the wake of the violent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, we have seen largely peaceful protests, including a remarkable, youth-led demonstration, which drew a beautifully diverse crowd of thousands of neighbors to downtown Nyack this past week.
This Board of Education and Administration feel the anger and hurt of our black and brown communities in the face of brutal injustice. We affirm without equivocation that Black Lives Matter. And, we pledge to confront systemic racism whenever and wherever it occurs in our District.
We also celebrate the courage, commitment, and resilience of our students. We pledge to amplify their cries for equity as we work with all our community partners to ensure that young people of color—along with their families, and our faculty and staff—feel valued and safe in our schools.
The mission of Nyack Public Schools is “Building Bridges for today's students to cross into tomorrow's world with Equity, Innovation and Optimism.” Equity comes first, and it must continue to come first in everything we do. As we endeavor to dismantle systemic racism and end racial disparities in academic outcomes, disciplinary actions, Special Education referrals and more, our work must uplift and center black and brown voices.
Over the past several years, we have seen our administrators, staff, faculty and Board join courageous conversations, challenge inequities and support each other in pursuit of a District culture that lives up to our core values—and recognizes the role of educators in helping to create a more just and equitable world.
We, your Board of Education, and the Leadership of Nyack Public Schools, share those values and validate the role our teachers and staff play. We believe in the ability of our public schools to catalyze positive change, and commend the young people of Nyack for leading our community towards reconciliation, healing, and hope.
The Nyack School Board, Superintendent and Leadership Team of Nyack SchoolsCommunications
2020 Vision for District Communications
Let's Talk! encourages authentic school community conversation. Register your questions, concerns or compliments. All submissions are quickly assessed and answered directly by administrators to provide optimum communication solutions. A quick customer satisfaction survey is released at the close of each dialogue.
Our goal is to build trust with our partners in education: YOU. Visit Let's Talk! now.
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 Green efforts. Guidelines for Peachjar.
Click here to view District Fundraising Guidelines in our Schools
DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC RELATIONS
"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 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".