• Nyack Schools Launch a NEW early childhood literacy program to help babies learn and thrive in the first 3 years of life.

    The NYACK BASICS launched on January 8th, 2018.  Over 150 school community leaders, early childhood educators and county service providers joined together in Hilltop Auditorium to kick off this new initiative lead by Superintendent James Montesano and Assistant Superintendent Winsome Gregory. 

    The District welcomed Chancellor Betty Rosa, Regent Judy Johnson and Regent Luis Reyes from the NY State Department of Ed for a tour of the schools.  Founder of The Boston Basics and Harvard Economist Ron Ferguson lead the the day as keynote speaker. The District plans to implement The Nyack Basics and support a community-lead campaign to help ensure that all children read by the third grade.

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    SPIRIT DAY - It will be a "WACKY WEDNESDAY" theme!  Students & staff are asked to dress up in their favorite mismatched ensemble.

    Liberty Elementary School
  • A letter from the Superintendent was emailed to all District families and staff today, Jan. 4 RE: a situation at the high school

    Please see the attached letter from Dr. James Montesano, Superintendent of Schools.

  • Please take note of the FERPA form that was sent out to all District families in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole

  • 2017 PRIDE Survey Results were presented to the Board of Ed. and Community on Tuesday, Nov. 28th. The Power Point is attached, here...

    OCADA (Our Community Against Drug Abuse) Coalition will present outcomes and insights from our most recent PRIDE Survey results. 

    The PRIDE Survey was given county-wide to 8th and 11th grade students in the Spring of 2017.  Results and analysis provide important information to the school community regarding substance use, availability, perception of risk and trends among our youth.  To find out more about OCADA, please visit


  • 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

January, 2018

Dear Liberty Families,



Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy 2018!  I hope all of our families enjoyed a relaxing holiday break.  Our grades 3-5  Winter Concert will be on Thursday, January 11th at 7pm at Nyack High School.  Please join us!  Thank you to Mrs. Philhower for all your hard work preparing the children. 

January is a busy month at Liberty!  Our character trait for this month is Cultural Awareness.  We will be discussing the courage of Martin Luther King during this month.  We will also be honoring students and staff members each month for showing “Random Acts of STARdom”.  Those individuals are highlighted at Morning Program and on our hallway bulletin board. We are looking forward to adding to our STARs during this month.

We are very proud of our fifth grade students who will be completing the DARE program with Officer Norm Peters.  We will celebrate their accomplishments at their DARE graduation on Thursday, January 25th at 9:15am.  Congratulations fifth graders, their teachers and families.

Just a gentle reminder:  During Morning Drop-off, please do not block the traffic circles.  If you plan to walk your child to the door, please park your car.  Mr. Gallagher, our Security guard is outside each morning to assist you if you have questions about the parking lot and bus circles.

Winter is upon us, so we would like to remind you that we still go outdoors for recess when the temperature and the wind chill factor are 25 degrees or above.  We also consider the conditions of the playground equipment and blacktop area in our decision.  It is essential to make sure that your child dresses appropriately for school and outdoor recess.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 15th– Martin Luther King Day

Once again, our Lost and Found baskets are growing with large amounts of clothing.  If your child is missing articles of clothing, please check our Lost and Found.  Going forward, it is helpful if articles of clothing are labeled so they can easily be returned when found. 

Happy winter!


Mrs. Ellen M. Rechenberger

Upcoming Events (scroll through)

  • Day 1

    Liberty Elementary School
  • School Board Mtg.

    (H 7:30pm)

    Liberty Elementary School
  • Central Administration Building

    School Board Meeting 7:30pm

    Nyack Public Schools
  • Day 2

    Liberty Elementary School
  • Day 3

    Liberty Elementary School
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