• NYS ELA Tests

    The NYS ELA Tests are scheduled for Grades 3-5 on Tuesday, March 28th through Thursday, March 30, 2017. Make-ups will be given on Friday, March 31st.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 all anxiously waiting for Spring!  We hope that all of our Liberty families    enjoyed the winter break.  We celebrated our 100th day of school.  All of our students are 100 days smarter!

Liberty students participated in the Rockland Read-In on February 17.  Our students enjoyed a relaxing day wearing comfortable clothes and reading their favorite books.  As a school, our students read  51,852 minutes.  Congratulations to our students for a job well done. 

We also want to thank Mrs. Barnes and our PTA for bringing Karyn Parsons to visit our students on February 17th.  Karyn Parsons is a well-known actress for her role of Hilary Banks on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and she has created Sweet Blackberry that brings little known stories of African American history to children.  Our students enjoyed the “Dancing in the Light:  The Janet Collins Story.” 

Our second trimester is coming to a close, so we will be scheduling Parent-Teacher Conferences for the evening of March 23 and the afternoons of March 21 and 24th. Our Lost and Found baskets are filling up.  Please check the items in the baskets if your child is missing items when you visit for conferences.  Thank you!

PLEASE NOTE:    No school for students on Friday, March 10th

                     Dismissal at 11:45 on March 21 and 24th

Thank you as always for all your cooperation and support in your child’s education. 

Sincerely yours,


 Mrs. Ellen Rechenberger




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    Liberty Elementary School
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    Liberty Elementary School
  • Nyack Center

    Community Forum and Innovation Now Showcase

    Are We Future-Ready?  Nyack Public Schools are preparing our students NOW.  Come and See How.

    Nyack Public Schools
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