Anti-Racist/Race Conscious Pedagogy

Resources for our teachers to develop lessons that assist students in understanding and processing events that have unfolded on Capitol Hill this week are listed, below. This compilation is provided in context to a greater district-wide commitment to analysis of race-conscious/anti-racist curriculum and pedagogy​ and to evaluating how we teach and learn U.S. history:

Classroom Discussions about the Capitol Breach

Talking To_Children_About_Violence

Teacher Resources Re Capitol Breach

Welcome to the District Curriculum & Instruction Page

The Department of Instruction & Curriculum is responsible for the integration, coordination and articulation of the K-12 instructional program. In addition to the supervision of all State testing, this office is responsible for the implementation of "Best Practices" and research-based instruction to improve student learning and enhanced achievement. Our vision is to create and support District-wide professional learning communities operating on a continuous improvement model. Our goal is to provide information, understanding and support that enables our teaching staff to deliver curriculum and instruction for optimized learning of each and every student

... with equity, innovation and optimism.


Dr. Winsome Gregory
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Personnel

Nyack Schools 2020 School Report Card    

 Timeline of K-12 Curriculum Impact with Upward Trajectory

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    In English: Click the links below to view grade-level Summer Reading information (credit, extra-credit and prizes).  Please complete your summer reading by the last week of September.  It is NOT due on the first day of school.  We want our students to enjoy reading, to maintain reading, and to start the year off on the right foot.  Happy Summer to our students and families!  

    Students entering Grade 6

    Students entering Grades 7 and 8

    Students entering Grades 9 - 12

    En español: Haga clic en los enlaces para ver la información de lectura de verano a nivel de grado (crédito, crédito adicional y premios). Por favor complete su lectura de verano antes de la última semana de septiembre. NO debe entregarse el primer día de clases. Queremos que nuestros estudiantes disfruten de la lectura, mantengan la lectura y comiencen el año con el pie correcto. ¡Feliz verano a nuestros estudiantes y familias!

    Estudiantes que ingresan al sexto grado

    Estudiantes que ingresan a los grados 7 y 8

    Estudiantes que ingresan a los grados 9 a 12

    An kreyòl ayisyen: Klike sou lyen yo pou wè enfòmasyon sou nivo lekti pandan ete a (kredi, kredi siplemantè ak prim). Tanpri ranpli lekti ete ou nan dènye semèn septanm lan. Li PA akòz nan premye jou lekòl la. Nou vle elèv nou yo jwi lekti, kenbe lekti, ak kòmanse ane a sou pye kòrèk la. Bòn ete pou elèv nou yo ak fanmi yo!

    Pou elèv k ap antre nan klas 6yèm ane

    Pou elèv k ap antre nan klas 7yèm ak 8yèm ane

    Pou elèv k ap antre nan klas 9yèm jiska 12yèm ane


  • Congratulations to the following students from the class of 2021 who have committed to play their sport in college.

    Ethan Landsman

    Sport - Tennis

    Coach - Josh Weinman 

    College - Fairleigh Dickinson University 


    Thomas Cifuni

    Sport - Golf

    Coach - Don Hains

    College - Coastal Carolina 


    Kevin Fowler 

    Sport - Football

    Coach - Jerell Jones 

    College - Sacred Heart University 


    Billy Sullivan 

    Sport - Lacrosse 

    Coach - Justin Henry

    College - Binghamton University 


    Jack Wishner 

    Sport - Baseball

    Coach - Joe Depalma

    College - Adelphi University 


    Chris Yadali

    Sport - Lacrosse 

    Coach - Justin Henry 

    College - Russell Sage College 


    Will Sullo

    Sport - Baseball 

    Coach - Joe Depalma

    College - Rockland Community College 


    Katherine Klugman

    Sport - Gymnastics 

    Coach - Craig Zappa

    College - University of Illinois


    Carlye Graff 

    Sport - Basketball 

    Coach - Kaitlyn McCue

    College - Drew University


    Hunter Sugrue - Neuendorf

    Sport - Swimming

    Coach - Tommy Suffern

    College - Cortland University 


    Jade Powell

    Sport - Basketball 

    Coach - Kaitlyn McCue

    College - Purchase College 


    Alexandra McKee

    Sport - Fencing 

    Coach - Attila Lukacs

    College - Brandeis University 


    Daniel Cephus

    Sport - Track 

    Coach - Shulton Whitley / Edgar Lambert

    College - University at Albany 


    Special congratulations to tennis player Christina Vozzo on her decision to attend West Point!




    Athletics, Health & Wellness

    High School Fall Sports Start on 8/23.  Registration will open on 7/23 .

    Middle School fall Sports Start on 9/7,  Registration will open on 8/7.

    To register, please visit this link:

    More information will be sent home via Infinite Campus as the registration dates approach


    Below is time and location each HS team will meet:

    FALL SEASON - 2021



     Football         August 23, 2021           HS Field House                  8AM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


    Soccer (Boys)              August 23, 2021           HS Field                            8:45AM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

    Soccer (Girls)              August 23, 2021           HS Field                       7:30AM / 4:30PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

    Field Hockey              August 23, 2021           HS Field                       8:00AM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mouth Guard, Shin Guards, Sneakers, Cleats, Stick required.  Arrive 15 mins early

    Volleyball                August 23, 2021           HS Gym                         9:00AM-11:00AM and 2:00PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

    Cross Country        August 23, 2021           HS Track                       6:00PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    Tennis (Girls)           August 23, 2021           HS Tennis Courts         9:00AM – 11:00AM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    Swimming (Girls)         August 23, 2021           HS (Front)                    8:30AM @ Nyack High School

    Athletics, Health & Wellness
  • Congressman Mondaire Jones Youth Advisory Council - Opportunity for High School Students!

    The office of Congressman Mondaire Jones is launching the Youth Advisory Council which seeks to provides high school age participants the opportunity to actively learn about Congress. It will allow students to learn about the bill making process through hands on activities and presentations. The program will culminate with a virtual presentation to the Congressman and members of the public by the students.

    The program will run for a school year beginning in September and ending in June. Students will meet once per month for 1-1.5 hours. The students will be divided into groups based on interest and are responsible for an end of year presentation. Each month’s meetings will centered on a different topic and led by the staff member responsible for that issue area. Participants are expected to attend each meeting, with absences communicated to the staff point of contact. Students will not be able to continue with the program after 3 absences.

    To apply, follow this link:

  • Limited Viewing! Middle School Band and Orchestra

    Students in 7th/8th Grade Band (led by Mr. Lucas) and Orchestra (led by Ms. Allocca) showcase the music they have learned this year. Enjoy!


  • Registration is Open for Summer Music Camp!

    The Music Department is pleased to announce the return of SUMMER MUSIC CAMP!

    Registration and an opportunity to donate to the Camp Scholarship Fund is on MyPaymentPlus


    The Nyack Summer Music Camp Registration and donations ($1 and up) for the Summer Music Scholarship Fund is now open on MyPaymentPlus.

  • Nyack Summer Music Camp News!

    Nyack Summer Music Camp will take place August 2-12, Monday - Thursday, with a half day camp for Grades 4-5 and a full day camp for Grades 6-12.  Additional details and Registration information will be forthcoming.

  • Reminder for NYSSMA students

    All students participating in this year's Virtual NYSSMA festival should upload their videos as soon as possible., to allow for any technical issues. Reminder once the upload window closes there will be no submissions permitted.  Questions? Contact your music teacher or Music Department Chairperson, Sarah Loveland-Gill

  • Enjoy The 2020 Virtual All State Concert

    Congratulations to the NYSSMA 2020 All-State musicians, their teachers, and their families!

    Watch the Presentation!


  • Common App Essay Questions (for Juniors going into Senior Year)

    Use the summer to develop and tweak your college application essay.  Here are the Common Application Essay Questions for 2021-22

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