Announcements

  • An important letter to parents and guardians regarding the popular Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" has been sent by the Superintendent...

    The letter, dated April 24th, 2017, is accompanied by a document from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) that contains information for parents and guardians to read and take into consideration. Our District recognizes that schools have "an important role in preventing youth suicide, and being aware of potential risk factors in students' lives is vital to this responsibility."   Feel free to contact Dr. Montesano's office should you need more information or support.

    Thank you for your attention to this very important matter. The Dr. Montesano's letter and the NASP document are attached, below.

    Communications
  • 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.

    Communications
  • Annual Science Fair - Friday, April 21, 2017

    Please join us for our Annual Science Fair on Friday, April 21st.  The times to tour with your student are as follows:

    5th Gr. - 8:55 - 9:40am,  4th Gr. - 9:45am-10:30am,  3rd Gr. - 10:35am-11:20am,                                                                                                     Kgn. - 12:15pm-1:00pm,  1st Gr. - 1:00-1:45pm and 2nd Gr. - 1:45pm-2:30pm

     

    Liberty Elementary School
  • 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.

    Communications
  • 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".

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

    Communications
  • 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 www.nyackschools.org; 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.

    Communications
  • 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.

    Communications
  • 2016 - 2017 Universal Pre-K Parent Information Sessions- English

    (Please see Letters/Flyers sent home link for Spanish & French version)

    Liberty Elementary School

Message from the Principal : Mrs. Ellen Rechenberger

Dear Liberty Families,

We are so happy to see the daffodils starting to bloom.  It assures us that Spring is finally here!  April is a busy month at Liberty.

It was wonderful to see so many parents at our Parent-Teacher conferences.  We hope you found them informative and we are thankful for the support in providing a good education for your child.

Our April PTA meeting is on Wednesday, April 5th at 7pm in Liberty’s library.  Officer Norm Peters from the Clarkstown Police Department will be doing a presentation on Cyberbullying.  Please join us and support the wonderful work our PTA members do for our school.

Liberty will be having a Science Fair on Friday, April 21.  It will have contributions from students and community members.  We are looking forward to this wonderful day of learning!  Our PTA sponsored Talent Show is on Friday,  April 28 at 7pm.  Please join us and cheer on our talented students!

Our students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 will be taking the NYS Math Assessment on May 2-4.  Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a good breakfast so they can do their best!  We appreciate your help with preparing  the children.

REMINDER:  SCHOOL IS CLOSED:  The week of April 10th.  School  reopens on April 17th.   Enjoy the Spring recess!

Happy Spring (finally)!

 

 Mrs. Ellen Rechenberger

Principal

 

                                                                    

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