• 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.

  • March Events

    Thursday, April 20th - 6-7:30pm Zoo Night at UNES Library.  NOT A DROP OFF EVENT

    Friday, April 21st - Spring Fling.  NOT A DROP OFF EVENT

    Thursday, April 27 - 5th Grade Play 7:00pm


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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.

  • Thursday, March 30th is our 3rd Community Forum and "Innovation Now" Showcase, 7:00-8:30 pm at Nyack Center

    Are We Future-Ready?  Nyack Public Schools are preparing students NOW.  Come and See How on Thursday, March 30th at our Community Forum and Innovation Now Showcase featuring an EdTalk with Dr. Montesano, Superintendent of Schools.  The Innovation Now Showcase will feature a room full of demos, displays and dialogue with teachers, administrators and staff.  Join us for this exciting community event at Nyack Center. 

    Doors open at 6:30pm.  EdTalk starts at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public. We hope you join us!

  • 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".

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

  • 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.

  • 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,

 This is more like it. As I write this letter, the sun is shining and the children in Mr. Yankou’s music class are outside singing and practicing for our upcoming spring concerts. I can now truly say Happy Spring to you all. With less than fifty days of classes left we still have much to do, however, begin to realize that the summer months are approaching. We had a wonderful first couple of days back. Your children returned with energy and enthusiasm. This enthusiasm was only matched by that of the staff that greeted them. As we close out the month of April, we want to remind parents of some upcoming events:

  • Thursday, April 20th – 6:00 -7:30p.m  Zoo Night.  NOT A DROP OFF EVENT. Parents must attend with their children.
  • Friday, April 21st –6:00 – 8:00p.m. - Upper Nyack Spring Fling. NOT A DROP OFF EVENT. Parents must attend with their children.
  • Thursday, April 27th – 7:00pm Fifth Grade Play followed by After Party (student call time is 6:00pm)

 Weekend Concerts:

  • Saturday, April 22nd - 1:00 p.m. All District Jimerson Strings Festival at Nyack High School.
  • Saturday, April 29th - 1:00p.m. All District Band Festival at Nyack High School.

Good luck to all of our students who will be participating in these wonderful events.

 Afternoon Pick-Ups:

  • We thank you for your cooperation and consistency in following our afternoon and morning drop off procedures. However, please keep in mind when someone new is picking up your child(ren), inform them of our procedures if they are using the car pickup lanes. We have had a few instances of people parking in the pick-up lane. While it has never been intentional, it has disrupted car riders from safely getting to their cars. When approached, the people were embarrassed. We do not ever want to have anyone feel uncomfortable or anxious picking up students at Upper Nyack so please communicate our procedures to caregivers.
  • In addition, please make sure to keep your children next to you at dismissal. If you are standing on one side of our campus, your child should not be on the other side. Unfortunately, we have had children nearly get hurt while climbing on benches and trees. Our staff was able to intervene to avoid injury, however, we never want injuries to happen.     

 Spring Concerts: As May approaches, there are many days to keep in mind. Here are a few to mark on your calendars.

  • Wednesday, May 10th  7:00 p.m  -  Grades 4 and 5 Concert will be at Nyack High School
  • Tuesday, May 16th 9:30 a.m. - Grade 3 Concert will be at Upper Nyack Elementary School
  • Friday, May 19th 9:30a.m. - Grades 1 and 2 Concert will be at Upper Nyack Elementary School  

 Math State Testing:

  • Tuesday – Thursday, May 2nd, 3rd and 4th - Grades 3, 4 and 5.

 Thank you for all of your cooperation and support. We could never do it without you and continue our great work together to help your child reach their unlimited potential. I hope to see you all in the coming weeks.

Mr. Joseph Mercora


Upcoming Events

  • Play Rehearsal

    3:30-5:00 All Students including stage crew

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  • Play Rehearsal

    3:30-5:00 All Students including Stage Crew

    Upper Nyack School
  • Ghostbusters

    9:30 AM call time 8:30

    Upper Nyack School
  • ASAP

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  • ASAP

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