• End of Year Events


    Rosh Hashanah holiday (school closed)

    Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22

    Elementary Back to School Night Thursday, September 28 at 7:00pm

    Upper Nyack School
  • It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of our NEW Director of Technology & Innovation, Darleen Nicolosi...

    Please read the letter from our Superintendent, James Montesano, regarding this new position, created as part of the District's 5-Year Technology Plan and filled by Ms. Darleen Nicolosi.

    "Globalization and technology have changed the way we live and learn, and schools need to emphasize the knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in the 21st century."

  • Welcome Back to School!

    Join us in partnership as we kick off a new school year and prepare all students to be "Future-Ready".  With a shared vision developed with YOU - our community -  we are focused on seven core competencies representing our Profile of a Nyack Graduate: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Compassion, Cultural Competence, Content Mastery.

    "In our schools, we are committed to the belief that all students possess great natural abilities. At the most fundamental level, the focus on education has to be on creating conditions in which students will want and be able to learn.  When children are encouraged to be curious and explore, the learning process opens up to new possibilities."    - James Montesano, Superintendent of Schools

    Together, we are building bridges for today's students to cross into tomorrow's world with equity, innovation and optimism.

  • ATHLETIC FIELD UPDATE: Please view the attached Q&A

    To keep our community informed regarding the status of our athletic fields, the District has put together an update with Q&A.  This  will also be posted via Peachjar for District families.

  • The NEW 2017-18 District Calendar is now available on our website !

    The calendar is attached to this announcement for your convenience and can be found on the District's homepage under "About Us" in the navigation bar. 

    Please note that in the mailed version the following important documents will be included as inserts:

    -  Free & Reduced Lunch Application and packet (for eligible families)

    - Health Certificate Form and Medication Order Form (for submission to school nurses)

    - Media Release Form (for parents/guardians who DO NOT give permission for their child's photo to be posted for District use)

    - Household Contact Verification Form - NEW (for households who have not already updated their contact info for  the District database)

    A Welcome Letter from our Superintendent, "Communication Matters", and 2017-18 District Calendar Year-at-a-Glance are also included as inserts.

    All District families will be receiving a copy of this calendar in the mail in the week of August 14th.  Please call the Public Relations Office at 353-7013 if you have not received one by August 18th.

  • It's mosquito & tick season! Please see the attached public service announcements on disease prevention, provided by Rockland Health Dept.


Message from the Principal : Mr. Joe Mercora

Dear Friends,

 In the words of Helen Hunt Jackson, “By all these lovely tokens, September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.” This has truly been a wonderful week here at Upper Nyack Elementary School. The week started off with a magnificent PTA meeting. I thank our board and our PTA President, Anna Dabney, for a wonderful meeting and look forward to the great events ahead of us. The purpose of this letter is to inform you of some of the upcoming events so you can put them on your calendar. The PTA will be sending detailed information about these events:

 Walk to School Day: Wednesday, October 4

Picture Day: Tuesday, October 17

Fall Fest: Friday, October 20 – Please join us at this great event for the whole family

 I also wanted to communicate a new district policy adopted by our Board of Education regarding birthday celebrations in classrooms. Please be advised that for this year and moving forward, birthday celebrations will now be streamlined into one day per month. Your child’s teacher will now designate one day each month to celebrate birthdays with their class. Parents are invited on that day to send in treats, etc. for their child to celebrate:

             Kindergarten – (please check with your child’s teacher for their classroom policy)

            Grade 1 -           Last Friday of month

            Grade 2 -           Last Friday of month

            Grade 3-            First Friday of month

            Grade 4 -           Last Friday of month

            Grade 5 -           Third Friday of month

 We realize this will take a little getting used to for all of us and we thank you for your cooperation as the district implements this new policy. If you have specific questions about this new policy, contact the Director of Physical Education, Athletics & Wellness, Joe Sigillo.  I wish you all a magnificent weekend and look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night on Thursday, September 28th.  Look for a detailed letter about this early next week.



  Mr. Joseph Mercora



Upcoming Events

  • OCADA Coalition Meeting 7-8pm

    Nyack Public Schools
  • Back to School Night

    Upper Nyack School
  • Schools Closed for Columbus Day

    Nyack Public Schools
  • Central Administration Building

    School Board Meeting 7:30pm

    Nyack Public Schools
  • Central Administration Building

    School Board Meeting 7:30pm

    Nyack Public Schools
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