• The attached letter from Dr. Montesano was sent to District families and all staff on 3/24/17 RE: undocumented & immigrant students rights.

    This letter also contains a link to a statement from the New York State Attorney General Schneiderman and Education Commissioner Elia advising schools on protecting immigrant students, "In Light of Recent Federal Immigration-Related Actions, Guidance Reminds Districts of Their Duty to Uphold the Rights of Immigrant Students and Safeguard Student Data".

    Nyack Public Schools is steadfast in its commitment to protecting the rights of all students. 

    The letter is attached in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.  Thank you for your attention to this.

  • Summer Camp Resources

    The attached information is provided to assist you with a starting point in your search for the right summer program(s) for your children.  Program information is always subject to change so please be sure to contact individual providers for the most current information, dates and costs.  For additional assistance, contact the Family Resource Center at (845)353-7214.


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  • Thursday, March 30th is our 3rd Community Forum and "Innovation Now" Showcase, 7:00-8:30 pm at Nyack Center

    Are We Future-Ready?  Nyack Public Schools are preparing students NOW.  Come and See How on Thursday, March 30th at our Community Forum and Innovation Now Showcase featuring an EdTalk with Dr. Montesano, Superintendent of Schools.  The Innovation Now Showcase will feature a room full of demos, displays and dialogue with teachers, administrators and staff.  Join us for this exciting community event at Nyack Center. 

    Doors open at 6:30pm.  EdTalk starts at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public. We hope you join us!

  • Please see the 2/27/17 letter from Dr. Montesano RE: Transgender Student Rights which was sent District-wide to families and staff

    The statement contains a link to the 2/23/17 Press Release from Attorney General Schneiderman and State Education Commissioner Elia issuing a reminder that New York State protects transgender students.  A second link contains a July 2015 "Guidance to School Districts for Creating a Safe and Supportive School Environment for Transgender and Nonconforming Students", issued by the NY State Education Department (NYSED).  A third link contains results  of a statewide school district survey designed to help determine whether public schools are meeting their obligations under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA).

    Nyack Public Schools will continue to fully support the July 2015 guidance document issued by NYSED.

    A quote from Dr. Montesano's letter was featured in The Journal News 3-21-17 article, "Safe & Secure".


    Extended through March 23!   Proceeds go toward Class Trip to Lake Compounce and 8th Grade Dance.

    Please see attached flyer for more information.

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  • Inspire Nyack 10th Annual Fundraiser

    March 25, 2017 at 7:30pm

    Please see attached flyer for more information.

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  • Nyack Middle School March Madness PTA Fundraiser

    Basketball Game fundraiser sponsored by the 8th Grade PTA, March 9, 2017  6:00pm-8:00pm

    at the NMS Gymnasium.  See attached flyer for more information.


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  • MARCH MADNESS is HERE...and we're celebrating at the Middle School

    In honor of March Madness and College Week, we will be having our COLLEGE FAIR during lunch periods on Thursday, March 9, 2017, so students can stop by each college table and check it out!!  ALSO, on Thursday, March 9th, please wear your favorite college t-shirt or sweatshirt to school to go along with our theme and have some fun!  


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  • Attention 8th Grade Students and Parents

    Graduation Gown Payments are Due by Friday, March 3, 2017

    Please see attached letter for more information.  Thank you.

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    Please be advised that the SKI Trip scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, 2017 has been rescheduled to 

    Thursday, March 9, 2017.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mr. Crowne at


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Welcome to Nyack Middle School Guidance and School Counseling Department

Ms.Longing joined the Nyack school district in August, as the Director of Guidance.  Middle school counselors assist students with academic, personal, social, and vocational growth. We act as advocates and assist students with major life transitions. We are also liaisons to parents and our community by providing communication, information and insights about school life. Our department is comprised of three counselors who are assigned to students by grade and work with that class of students for their three-year stay at our school.
We are very fortunate to have a school psychologist and social worker, who enhance our support staff. We also work closely with our administrative team. Each member of our department brings a unique repertoire of skills, tools and experience to help our students transition from elementary school, mature, grow, learn, and transition to our high school. We hope to make that journey an enjoyable and successful one for our students.


  • Open House Event at P-TECH for 8th Grade Parents/Students

    Open House Event at P-TECH  for 8th Grade Parents/Students, on January 12, 2017 at 6:00pm

    P-TECH is located at 561 Route 9W, Piermont, New York

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  • Resources for parents:




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  • New program coming to the guidance department!

    Middle school is an important time to start thinking about colleges and a career.  This year, we will be focusing on career exploration, and launching a program called Naviance/ Family Connection.  This wonderful web based tool will help you and your child begin to identify learning styles, research career opportunities and start to develop post graduation plans.  Counselors will be visiting classrooms in November to introduce this program and to provide the students with their unique user name and password.   


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Contact Us

Middle School Guidance and Counseling Department:  353-7220/7221
Lorraine Longing, Director of Guidance K - 12,
School Counselors:
Edgar Lambert, grade 6, 353-7224, 
Liz Battista, grade 7, 353-7225,
Francesca Falvo, grade 8, 353-7223,
Jeanine Rufo, School Social Worker, 353-7238,
Laverne Campbell, School Psychologist, 353-7226,
Jean Clancy, 353-7220,
Gabriela Santana, 353-7221,