Message from the Principal

  Dear Liberty Families,

I hope that you have enjoyed a relaxing summer with your family and friends.  We are happy to be able to welcome back all of our students and their families to the 2021-2022 school year. At Liberty Elementary, we are committed to providing an excellent education and a nurturing environment for students to learn and grow. We believe strongly that it will take all of us parents, guardians, faculty and staff working together to provide the supportive environment that our children need to reach their fullest potential.

As you prepare for what will be an amazing year, here are a few things to take note of:

  • Wednesday, August 25th, the Parent Portal will list your child’s placement.
  • Thursday, September 9th is our first day of school for all students.
  • Please do not drop off your child(ren) prior to 8:15am as there will be no adult supervision prior to 8:00am.
  • Thursday, September 16th is Yom Kippur – Schools are closed.
  • Thursday, September 30th is Back to School Night for Liberty Elementary School.

Here are a few other reminders you should know:

The guidelines from the CDC that we have at this time are:

  • Masks for all individuals for all indoor events, in all schools
  • Masks will be worn on school buses with no physical distancing
  • Physical distancing of three feet indoors
  • The District does not plan to offer a fully remote option

******Updates will be shared as we receive them*****

Updated Contact Information – Please make sure that your information in the Infinite Campus student information Parent Portal is up to date. In case we need to reach you immediately, it is important that we have the correct contact information.

Change in pick up - If there are any changes in dismissal (for example, car rider for a day), send a note of any changes to school in your child’s folder.  If you forget to send a note or there is a change during the day, please call the office prior to 2:30pm.

Reporting Absences – Please contact the main office, Ms. Santana, to report an absence. Our phone number is 845-353-7241.  We must verify your child’s absence so we ask that you please follow this very important step when your child is absent from school.  Should you need to discuss your child’s illness, please call our nurse, Kathleen Fredericks at 353-7250.


Breakfast is available for students each morning. Lunch is available each day for students to purchase. Meal accounts can be prepaid weekly or monthly for your convenience through (online payment plan).


Dismissal will begin promptly at the end of each school day. Please refer to the information below.

  • Walkers:

These students will be called to be dismissed. If you are walking to pick up your child, we ask that you wait by the flag pole by the main entrance.

  • Bus Riders:

Bus numbers are announced at dismissal. Students are escorted to the bus circle and brought to their bus.

An adult must be at the bus stop to meet K-1 students; if an adult is not there, the student will be sent back to school PRIOR to 4:00PM and AFTER 4:00PM, they will be sent to the district office at 13A Dickinson Avenue, Nyack. 

  • Car Riders:

Students will be announced by office staff.  Drivers should remain in their vehicles while children are escorted  to them. We ask that parents DO NOT exit their vehicle or DO NOT leave the car pick up line. This will enable us to continuously move the car line and dismissal forward. Once your child is safely in your vehicle, please do not leave the car pick up line by pulling out into the parking lot.

School Supplies – Please go to  to locate your child’s grade and supply list information.


Please continue to check your email in the coming weeks for updates with more information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time at 845-353-7240 or

With that, I wish you all an enjoyable remainder of the summer and I anxiously anticipate the fall, for the opportunity to get to know you all.


Mrs. Ellen Rechenberger

Liberty Elementary School 

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