Welcome to the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Innovation
Nyack Public School's Strategic Plan Excellence Through Racial Equity
Nyack Public School Racial Equity Action Plan
The action plan has three components: the framework (based on the strategies), the execution (the work to be done), and the implementation which includes delivery, metrics, and measurement. Attached are the A level priorities.
Equity Steering Committee Report - January 2021
The Nyack Public Schools Equity Steering Committee meets monthly. Attached is the January Nyack Board of Education Equity Steering Committee Report.
Director of Equity, Inclusion and Innovation Dr. Connally
Dr. Alexandria Connally
Office: (845) 353-7016
Black History Month
PRATT IN THE HAT
THE PRATT IN THE HAT is a short film about Frances Pratt, her colorful hats, her prattisms, and her civil rights leadership, beginning in 1957 through her retirement as the President of the Nyack, NY Branch of the NAACP this year. THE PRATT IN THE HAT is a celebration of Pratt’s unique wisdom which she gained through observation and perseverance as a woman of color.
Why We Need Black History Month—Especially This Year
Nyack Public School Celebrates Black History
At VCE, the equity team is dedicating each month to a topic to teach our students the importance of inclusion and diversity. In February VCE celebrated Black History Month! Their bulletin board showcased the many contributions that have been made by notable black figures! During the month teachers engaged students with read-alouds and activities.
This link will lead you to the Nyack High School Black History Assembly celebration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUAInJv9Ag0&feature=youtu.be
Mr. Bobo, a teacher at Upper Nyack Elementary, created the Black History video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k3i2ZHQNPEQyvGe769c4QCMpByFckPX1/view?usp=sharing
iHeart Music - Black History Month Podcasts
We honor Black History Month by highlighting shows that explore icons, change-makers, the history of civil rights, and overall Black voices. Enjoy a moving and inspirational group of podcasts that will expand your knowledge of Black History.
Dove Men + Care & The NBPA - Commit to CARE Now
Gallery of Excellence
Mattering to Others at School
Academically Successful African American Male Urban High School Students’Experiences of Mattering to Others at School
Mattering in Middle School Art
December Mattering Newsletter
Warming Up WIth Mattering
I would like to thank Librarian Birro for launching the Read Woke initiative. It reminds all of us that books matter. The attached PDF will give you an introduction to this amazing opportunity.
Resources and Data
Nyack Public Schools Equity and Inclusion Resource Guides
These resource guides are designed to provide supportive materials to empower our staff and students. The guides contain a comprehensive list of helpful resources such as articles, videos, grade level books, and the like. Our goal is to provide our building communities with tools that will educate and foster fruitful discussions as we continue to work towards eliminating institutional racism and engage in talks involving current events. Students need books that serve as both “mirrors and windows,” that reflect their own experience and give them insight into lives and experiences different from their own. Educators play a crucial role in providing students with the language to speak openly about social inequities and discrimination. These guides provide teachers and families comprehensive lesson plans, talking points, and media to continue evolving as developing inclusive education is a journey that never ends.
Dual Enrollment and Project Lead The Way
Nyack Public Schools is excited to partner with colleges to continue our dual enrollment programs. DE PLTW Flyer Eng Spa Cre.pdf
Nyack High School 2021-2022 Program of Studies
HOW TO USE THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES
This program of studies is provided to inform students, parents and guardians, about available courses and sequences, programs, and graduation requirements. This catalog is intended to answer questions that may arise regarding your child’s course of study. As you read through it, you are encouraged to reach out to administration, counselors and/or teachers with questions or concerns regarding academic, career and personal/social goals.
CÓMO UTILIZAR EL PROGRAMA DE ESTUDIOS
Este programa de estudios se proporciona para informar a los estudiantes, padres y tutores, sobre los cursos y secuencias disponibles, programas y requisitos de graduación. Este catálogo tiene como objetivo responder a las preguntas que puedan surgir en relación con el curso de estudios de su hijo. A medida que lo lea, se le anima a que se ponga en contacto con la administración, los consejeros y/o los profesores con preguntas o inquietudes relacionadas con los objetivos académicos, profesionales y personales/sociales.
Nyack Public School's Hiring Data
Pillar I, strategy 11 of the Action Plan for Excellence Through Racial Equity focuses on the recruitment of a diverse workforce. This is the Nyack Public School's hiring data representing years 2016 - 2019. Hiring Data.pdf
The Research Says...
Stand Against Racism 2021
Museum of the Courageous: Nyack couples highlight stories that inspire
Institutional Racism: Raising awareness and meeting the needs of all students
Karen Hughes, Former Board President/Current Board Member, Nyack Public Schools
Dr. James Montesano, Superintendent, Nyack Public Schools
Dr. Anael Alston, Asst. Commissioner, Office of Access, Equity and Community Engagement, New York State Education Department
Red Cohort "A" DayNyack Middle School
C-Day Red Hybrid InstructionNyack High School
C dayValley Cottage School
Blue Cohort "B" DayNyack Middle School
March 2nd(Hybrid Learners)
Blue CohortUpper Nyack School