• 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.

  • Mark your calendars for Thursday, Jan. 19th: "A Perfect Storm" 6:30pm at Nyack Seaport... an event not to be missed

    This is  a first in a series of Town Hall events to address a community issue:  Battling Misconceptions and the Health Crisis of Underage Drinking and Substance Use Disorders.  Co-sponsored by Nyack Public Schools and OCADA, this event is FREE and OPEN to the community.  Join us for a discussion that has shared implications on the future of our youth.  Doors open at 6:30pm; presentation starts promptly at 7:00pm.  Resource tables from over 20 local organizations will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served. The evening is appropriate for teen age students to attend. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

  • 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. 

  • Happy New Year! Please check our calendar for monthly events

    Winter Concert January 18th 7:00pm at HS

    Upper Nyack School
  • 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.

  • Happy New Year to Our School Community!

    From Nyack Public Schools to all of our students, staff and families:  May 2017 be filled with renewed optimism, daily discovery and encouraged imagination. 

    "Learn from yesterday; live for today; hope for tomorrow" - Albert Einstein

  • 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,

Welcome back and Happy New Year to you and your families. Today we welcomed your children back with smiles on our faces and a hope in our hearts that this year will be one of the best years of their lives. We will continue to prepare them for a successful future. We thank you for your trust and partnership in this most important endeavor. There is a nice block of time to get a lot of work done before our next extended break in February. I am certain that we can anticipate some bad weather days ahead of us as we did have a very mild winter last year. As a reminder, please have a plan ready with your child in the event of a weather-related early dismissal.


 To parents of our third, fourth and fifth grade students, this is just a reminder that our Winter Concert will take place on Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Nyack High School.

 Thank you:

To our wonderful Librarian, Ms. Zwiebel, for having the entire student body participate in the Hour of Code during December. What is the Hour of Code? The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code" and to show that anyone can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with one-hour coding activities and expanding to all sorts of community efforts. This is Upper Nyack’s second year taking part in this activity.

 That being said, on behalf of our amazing staff, we wish you and your families a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017. I am reminded of a quote about starting the New Year. It states, a new year is like a blank book. The pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story. We look forward to helping your children write this year’s story

Mr. Joseph Mercora


Upcoming Events

  • Nyack Seaport

    A Perfect Storm OCADA Town Hall Meeting 6:30pm

    Battling Misconceptions and the Health Crisis of Underage Drinking and Substance Abuse Disorders : an evening with special speakers, a panel discussion, Q &A session and resource tables. This event is FREE and open to the community.
    Nyack Public Schools
  • Talent Show Rehearsal 3;30

    Upper Nyack School
  • Talent Show Rehearsal 3;30

    Upper Nyack School
  • Talent Show

    Upper Nyack School
  • Regents Exams

    Nyack Public Schools
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