In CommUnity with Equity , Innovation & Optimism

The 2021-22 School Year

Dear Students, Families and Staff Members,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year – a school year to rejuvenate ourselves as we reopen our schools to all of our precious gems.  It is an honor and privilege to serve as your Superintendent of Schools of the Nyack Union Free School District. I am encouraged by the magnificent human beings encountered during my first few months.  The staff, community members and most importantly, the students of Nyack have welcomed me with open arms.

The commencement of schools provides us with the opportunity to reflect on our core values as a District. This year has definitely placed us in a position to think critically about how our individuality, joined with others, offers us the strength in commUNITY. We are confident and strive to provide our students with a world-class education through mental and physical well-being, academics, and the arts. Building a strong foundation for our students will play a pivotal role in their development towards becoming global citizens.  This supports our vision: Building Bridges for today’s students to cross into tomorrow’s world with Equity, Innovation and Optimism. 

Our priorities for the 2021-2022 school year are to maximize in-person teaching and learning, be responsive to student needs, and keep students and staff healthy and safe!

I am hopeful that you are reenergized and prepared to support us in our journey to excellence in education. Our goal is to have ongoing, active communication with our students, families and the community. Together, we have the power and obligation to collaborate and make this the most rewarding year for our children!

Model the way,

Eudes S. Budhai,

Superintendent of Schools