NYS Mathematics Exams will be on May 2, 3, and 4, 2017.  These exams will be administered from approximately 8:10am-10:10am.  Students will then follow their schedule using a 2-hour delay schedule.   

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  • An important letter to parents and guardians regarding the popular Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" has been sent by the Superintendent...

    The letter, dated April 24th, 2017, is accompanied by a document from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) that contains information for parents and guardians to read and take into consideration. Our District recognizes that schools have "an important role in preventing youth suicide, and being aware of potential risk factors in students' lives is vital to this responsibility."   Feel free to contact Dr. Montesano's office should you need more information or support.

    Thank you for your attention to this very important matter. The Dr. Montesano's letter and the NASP document are attached, below.

  • The 2017-18 Proposed Budget was presented at the April 18th BOE meeting and is available to the public.

    Please see the attached presentation made by Dr. Montesano to the Board of Education. 

    Our annual Budget Newsletter, Straight Talk, will be mailed out to all District residents on Friday, May 5th.  It will include a message from our Superintendent and BOE President, Karen Hughes, along with Points of Pride, the Budget Notice, a listing of the BOE Trustee candidates on the ballot, and a Q&A section.

    The Budget/Trustee Vote is on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017.  Please remember to vote.

  • Nyack Middle School in the Journal News

    Nyack Students, integrate technology into classroom learning.  

    Click on the link below to view the entire article. 

    NMS Journal News Article

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  • 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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  • 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".

  • Attention 7th & 8th Graders Interested in Spring Sports

    Middle School Spring Sports Online Registration will be open Monday, February 27, 2017

    Please see attached flyer for more information. 

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  • The BOE approved the 2017-18 School Calendar at the Feb. 7th, 2017 meeting. The PDF is attached, below, for your convenience.

  • Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN. Children who turn 5 years of age by December 1, 2017 are eligible to register.

    To find out how to register your incoming Kindergartner, please go to our District homepage at; click on "Parent Resources" at the top of the page in the Navigation Bar; scroll down and click on "Registration".  Follow the directions for online registration.  Once you have registered online OR if you have any questions regarding the process, please contact the District's Registrar's Office at 353 - 7038 to make an appointment.  Thank you.


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.


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,