• 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.

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

  • February Events

    5th Grade visit to see MS Play Thursday morning 2/9

    Rockland Read In (all school) Friday, February 17 (Pajama Day)

    Science Fair starts Tuesday, February 28th


    Upper Nyack School
  • UPDATE TO WATER TESTING: Please see the Jan. 19, 2017 letter from Dr. Montesano with more details

    This letter was sent to all District families and staff.  We are committed to providing up-to-date information to our community on this important topic.

  • Our online School Directories provide direct links to all teachers' email addresses

    Your school's online Directory provides a listing of all staff in each building.  If you would like to send an email to your child's teacher, simply click on their email address provided in the Directory. For quick and easy access, your school's Directory is located in the Navigation Bar under "About Us" at each school site. Other helpful links are located as a series of icons under "District Links":  Our Schools; Let's Talk; Peachjar; Parent Portal; and In the News.  

    We encourage you to stay connected and use these links often.

  • Dr. Montesano and our BOE will be establishing a committee comprised of parents & staff members to review current start times of our schools

    Anyone interested in participating on this committee should send a brief letter of interest to the District's PR and Community Outreach Office at  Please see the attached posting which contains additional details and was sent via Peachjar to all families and via email to all staff. 

  • 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.

  • REMINDER Regarding the District's NEW Media Release Opt-Out Form and Protocol

    Parents and Guardians: the District has a NEW Media Release/Opt Out protocol that will go into effect this month, October, 2016.  All parents/guardians should have received the attached letter in their summer mailing  that  included  a September 26th deadline for any "Opt Outs".   Parents/guardians who do not wish their child's photograph to be featured on our new websites must have checked the appropriate boxes on this form and have sent it back to their child's school.  Please call the District's Office of Public Relations at (845) 353-7013 with any questions regarding this new protocol.  The Media Opt Out Form is one that can be filled out at any time but must be kept at the school building level for easy access by staff and to ensure that the protocol  is effectively followed. The District looks forward to celebrating daily accomplishments and sharing them via posts to our new District sites.


Message from the Principal : Mr. Joe Mercora

 Dear Friends,

 I hope this letter finds you well. It has been a wonderful month at Upper Nyack Elementary School. It was a month where we watched with awe the talents of our students. On January 18th, our third, fourth and fifth grade students put on a wonderful winter concert. Thank you to their teachers, Ms. Winze, Ms. Johnsen and Mr. Yankou for all of their hard work in preparing our students for this most wonderful show. On January 24th, during our Upper Nyack’s Got Talent Show, students in kindergarten through fifth grade put on a show for the ages. Thank you to our PTA for sponsoring this show and to all of the parents who assisted.  Special thanks to the fearless leader of our Talent Show, Mrs. Maria Sherry. In addition, our fifth grade students took part in their D.A.R.E. Graduation ceremony. The D.A.R.E. program is a substance abuse prevention program designed to educate students about the harmful effects of drugs and the importance of making positive choices in their lives. Thank you to all of our fifth grade teachers and our wonderful D.A.R.E. Police Officer, Norman Peters, from the Clarkstown Police Department. 

 Please remember every Friday at Upper Nyack is SPIRIT FRIDAY. Have your children wear their spirit wear or red and black to show their Nyack pride. We have two specific spirit days coming up. Friday, February 3rd will be Football Day. Students can wear their favorite football team’s clothes or just stick to red and black. Friday, February 17th will be Pajama Day. Feel free to wear some comfy pajamas (no slippers please) to school and enjoy the day.   

 It is an exciting time in Nyack. Our district is making great efforts to move towards paperless communications. This helps our environment and also ensures delivery of all communications, provided that we have your correct email on file. In order to make this transition a smooth one, we want to make sure that we have all of the updated information in terms of email addresses on every parent.  Please return the district flyer asking for your email information.   If you do not have an email address to receive district mail, please note this on the form as well.  Thank you for your assistance in making this a smooth and successful transition.


I wish you all a wonderful February ahead. Thank you for all of your support and cooperation

Mr. Joseph Mercora


Upcoming Events

  • Science Fair all week

    Upper Nyack School
  • Science Fair Exhibit

    Upper Nyack School
  • UN PTA Meeting

    Upper Nyack School
  • Superintendents Conference Day

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    Upper Nyack School
  • Superintendent's Conference Day

    Nyack Public Schools
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