• End of Year Events


    Check parent portal in mid-August for class placements

    Upper Nyack School
  • District Summer Programs, and Camp Nyack, are located in Liberty Elementary School this summer at the following list of dates and times:

    Summer STARS Reading Program - July 5-July 27 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am–11:00 am

    Summer ENL Program - July 7-July 31 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am–2:00 pm  

    Kindergarten Readiness - July 10-August 3 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am-1:15 pm,

    Special Education Extended School Year - July 3-August 11 (Monday through Friday), 8:45 am-1:15 pm

    Efficacy Academy - July 5-July 27 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am-11:00 am

    CONTACT: District Summer Principal, John Joyce, 353-7253


    Camp Nyack (run by Nyack Center) - June 26-August 11 (Monday through Friday), 8:00 am-3:30 pm 

    CONTACT:  Camp Director, Nicole Hines, 358-2600


  • Congratulations Class of 2017! May you persevere in your life's endeavors with equity, innovation and optimism!

  • FRIENDLY REMINDER: Nyack Schools are Going Green with increased electronic mailings and communications this summer...

    If you have not already done so, please fill out the attached form and return it to your school's main office by June 20th.  Thank you for your assistance in helping our district Go Green!

    The attached form is in English and Spanish.  It was also emailed to all families via Peachjar and will be back-packed from elementary schools one last time.

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

  • The 2017-18 School Calendar has been REVISED, as approved at the May 2, 2017 BOE Meeting

    The revisions include a one-day earlier  Start Date to school on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017; and different dates for Spring Recess beginning Friday, March 30 thru Friday, April 6, 2018.

    The revised version has been attached, below, and emailed to staff and families District-wide via Peachjar and Parent Portal accounts.  

    Thank you for your attention to this change.

  • 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 cannot thank you enough for all of your support. Equal to that, I cannot express the gratitude I feel toward our wonderful staff for their hard work and dedication to the children. Best wishes for a wonderful summer.

 A wish:

  • I wish our wonderful class of 2017 success and happiness all the days of their lives. They have left a wonderful legacy here at Upper Nyack Elementary School and are on to great things in life.


  • Summer Hours at Upper Nyack are Monday – Thursday from 8:00am – 4:00 pm Please give us a call if you would like to stop by. We want to make sure to give you the time you deserve.
  • I will update my email and voicemail message to inform you of when I will be in or out of the office for planning purposes.
  • We are going paperless for the 2017-18 school year, therefore, please make sure you sign up for the parent portal. Class placements will be sent out via the portal in the middle of August. It is at that time when you will be made aware of your child’s class assignment.

Thank you/Goodbye/Welcome:

  • We say goodbye and good luck to our wonderful Reading Specialist, Ms. Tammy Ficarelli. Thank you for a wonderful five years. We also wish Ms. Patti Seminelli and Ms. Joyce Greenwald well in their retirement.
  • We welcome Ms. Kaitlyn DeSimone to Upper Nyack. Ms. DeSimone will be taking over for Ms. Greenwald.
  • Upper Nyack will welcome back Ms. Luana Maddalena as a Speech Teacher in our school.

We wish you and your family a wonderful summer. Make sure your children have a lot of fun. Please encourage them to read and keep up with their math facts over the summer. We look forward to seeing you all on September 5th.


  Mr. Joseph Mercora



Upcoming Events

  • Nyack Music camp at UNES till 8/11

    Upper Nyack School
  • Nyack Music camp ends

    Upper Nyack School
  • Nyack Marching Band camp at UNES till 8/18

    Upper Nyack School
  • Labor Day

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