A Letter from the Superintendent was emailed to parents/guardians RE: students' use of District-approved internet applications and webtools
Please note that this listing will be updated throughout the year as apps and webtools are added or deleted, with District approval.
The letter is attached here for your convenience in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.
Nyack Schools Launch a NEW early childhood literacy program to help babies learn and thrive in the first 3 years of life.
The NYACK BASICS launched on January 8th, 2018. Over 150 school community leaders, early childhood educators and county service providers joined together in Hilltop Auditorium to kick off this new initiative lead by Superintendent James Montesano and Assistant Superintendent Winsome Gregory.
The District welcomed Chancellor Betty Rosa, Regent Judy Johnson and Regent Luis Reyes from the NY State Department of Ed for a tour of the schools. Founder of The Boston Basics and Harvard Economist Ron Ferguson lead the the day as keynote speaker. The District plans to implement The Nyack Basics and support a community-lead campaign to help ensure that all children read by the third grade.
1. Call the Middle School Attendance Office at 353-7205 each morning of the absence between 7:25 a.m. and 7:55 a.m. 2. Absences must be called in within 48 hours, or an absence note must be brought in within 48 hours, for the absence to be considered an excused absence.
If a student is going to be absent for two or more days, have the Guidance Department arrange to gather homework assignments. Parents may pick these homework packets up after 2:50 PM, or they may be sent home with a friend. In case of a one-day absence, the student should contact a friend with the same schedule to get the assignments.
We recognize that regular school attendance is a major component of academic success. Students arriving late miss valuable instructional time, and disrupt the instruction of others. Therefore, students are expected to arrive at the Middle School each morning no later than 8:04 a.m.
Unexcused tardiness can result in disciplinary action such as detention or in-school suspension. Students may also be denied the privilege of participating in or attending extracurricular events.