Announcements

  • National Honor Society

    If you have received a letter about applying for the National Honor Society, below is the application which must be submitted in Guidance by Friday, September 22, 2017.  Any questions, please email Ms. Gillan at kgillan@nyackschools.org.

    Nyack High School
  • Come Join the NHS Indianettes

    Come and join the Nyack High School Indianettes.  There will be an informational meeting on August 17th. Please see the attachment below.

    Nyack High School
  • Alert for parents of SENIORS:

    Meningitis vaccine compliance is required by NY state & must be submitted to the Nurse's Office prior to September 5, 2017!!  See the Nurse's page for more information. 

    Nyack High School
  • NOTE TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS RE: SHIFT IN 2017-18 SCHOOL TAX RATES BETWEEN ORANGETOWN & CLARKSTOWN...

    Please read the August 2017 Letter from Superintendent Montesano to make you aware of a shift in 2017-18 school tax rates between the two towns that comprise the Nyack School District, Orangetown and Clarkstown.  

    This letter contains direct links that provide additional information from New York State regarding equalization rates and real property tax services.

    The accompanying Q&A to Nyack School District 2017-18 Tax Rates was created to assist in understanding guidelines that the District must adhere to when setting annual tax rates.  

    Thank you for your attention to this matter.

    Communications
  • The NEW 2017-18 District Calendar is now available on our website !

    The calendar is attached to this announcement for your convenience and can be found on the District's homepage under "About Us" in the navigation bar. 

    Please note that in the mailed version the following important documents will be included as inserts:

    -  Free & Reduced Lunch Application and packet (for eligible families)

    - Health Certificate Form and Medication Order Form (for submission to school nurses)

    - Media Release Form (for parents/guardians who DO NOT give permission for their child's photo to be posted for District use)

    - Household Contact Verification Form - NEW (for households who have not already updated their contact info for  the District database)

    A Welcome Letter from our Superintendent, "Communication Matters", and 2017-18 District Calendar Year-at-a-Glance are also included as inserts.

    All District families will be receiving a copy of this calendar in the mail in the week of August 14th.  Please call the Public Relations Office at 353-7013 if you have not received one by August 18th.

    Communications
  • District Summer Programs, and Camp Nyack, are located in Liberty Elementary School this summer at the following list of dates and times:

    Summer STARS Reading Program - July 5-July 27 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am–11:00 am

    Summer ENL Program - July 7-July 31 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am–2:00 pm  

    Kindergarten Readiness - July 10-August 3 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am-1:15 pm,

    Special Education Extended School Year - July 3-August 11 (Monday through Friday), 8:45 am-1:15 pm

    Efficacy Academy - July 5-July 27 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am-11:00 am

    CONTACT: District Summer Principal, John Joyce, 353-7253

     

    Camp Nyack (run by Nyack Center) - June 26-August 11 (Monday through Friday), 8:00 am-3:30 pm 

    CONTACT:  Camp Director, Nicole Hines, 358-2600

     

    Communications
  • AP World History Summer Assignment Information

    Please see below for AP World History Summer Assignment Information.

    Nyack High School
  • AP U.S. History Summer Assignment

    AP U.S. History Students:  Please use the following code, k6xyhv, to sign up for our Google Classroom page so you may access part of your summer assignment.    Additional copies of Part One of the summer assignment are located in the main office.

     

     

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  • Congratulations Class of 2017! May you persevere in your life's endeavors with equity, innovation and optimism!

    Communications
  • FRIENDLY REMINDER: Nyack Schools are Going Green with increased electronic mailings and communications this summer...

    If you have not already done so, please fill out the attached form and return it to your school's main office by June 20th.  Thank you for your assistance in helping our district Go Green!

    The attached form is in English and Spanish.  It was also emailed to all families via Peachjar and will be back-packed from elementary schools one last time.

    Communications

Welcome to the Nyack High School Nurse's Office

ALERT FOR PARENTS of SENIORS:

Meningitis vaccine compliance is required by NY state & must be submitted to the Nurse's Office prior to September 5, 2017!!

Please submit any medical forms by mail to: Nyack High School Attn: M. D'Auria, RN 360 Christian Herald Rd Upper Nyack NY 10960; Fax: 845-353-7147 or via email attachment to: mdauria@nyackschools.org

FALL SPORT REGISTRATION is in progress.  Please use the BLUE returning user link if you have registered before. Joe Sigillo or the nurse can rest your information if you have forgotten user name or password.  Please contact the nurse's office after August 3rd at 353-7140 for assistance.  HS Sports start Aug. 14th, please ensure that registration is completed & all physicals have been submitted by Aug. 10th to ensure time for clearance to be completed.

Medication orders MUST be renewed annually, this includes Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, Epipens & Asthma Inhalers- Forms can be found below.

Parents, please review the current announcements below regarding important health information, including: 

  • Fall Sports
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Dental Health
  • Hearing
  • Meningococcal Vaccines required for all incoming Seniors
  • Medication in school
  • Vision

Contact Info

Margaret D'Auria (Peggy)

845-353-7140

 mdauria@nyackschools.org

Fax: 845-353-7147

Announcements

  • Attention Parents of in-coming Seniors

    This a reminder to parents of Seniors who still require the Meningitis Vaccine.  There are still many seniors who are not in compliance with the new requirement as of 8/3/17. 

    NY State requires all Seniors to have either: One dose of the menactra vaccine if it was administered after age 16 or two doses of the vaccine with the second dose given on or after the 16th birthday. 

    Please contact your child's healthcare provider and schedule an appointment for this mandated immunization.  The Rockland County Dept. of Health offers free vaccines by appointment only.  Call 845-364-2520 to schedule an appointment at their Pomona clinic.  Updated immunization records can be mailed (360 Christian Herald Rd. Nyack NY 10960), emailed (mdauria@nyackschools.org) or faxed (845-353-7147).  Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

    Nurse Notes
  • HEALTH FORMS -QUICK ACCESS

    All forms that may be required for your child can be found here: Health Certificate, Medication, Dental, Asthma Plan, Allergy Plan & Vision Exam. 

    The Health Certificate (physical exam) can be replaced by your pediatrician's own form. Physicals are required for all new students, 10th graders, sport participation & working papers. 

    Medication administration in school requires a physician's order and parental permission.  If a medication is not included on our form, please have the MD write a prescription and attach it to the signed form.  All medications, submitted to the nurse for administration, must be in their original container and properly labeled.

    If your child has asthma or severe allergies to food, bees or exposure (i.e. Latex) please have the appropriate plan signed by your child's doctor, along with the medication administration form.

    If your child has a vision exam or dental exam during the year, please have the doctor or dentist complete the appropriate form at the time of the visit, this can be turned in at any time.

    All forms can be faxed to (845) 353-7147; emailed mdauria@nyackschools.org or mailed to Nyack High School 360 Christian Herald Rd. Upper Nyack NY 10960- Attention : School Nurse

    Nurse Notes
  • Last Chance for SPORT PHYSICALS for FALL 2017- JUNE 15 TH & 16TH at the Nyack Middle School -NO SUMMER PHYSICALS!!

    June 15th & 16th at 2:30PM, Fall Sport Physicals will be offered at the Nyack Middle School Nurse's Office. 

    This will be the ONLY chance for a school physical before the start of the August sport season. 

    Incoming 9th graders (in 8th grade) will be able to take a Sport Physical at the NMS on June 15th or 16th at 3:15PM.  If your child plans to do a fall sport at NHS, please be sure they attend one of these dates.  If you are not sure about when your child's physical expires, please call me at 353-7140 or have your child stop in to check.  Sports start August 14th and all physicals must be in by August 10th to be eligible for clearance.  Sport Registration will open on-line July 14th.

    Nurse Notes
  • Does your child have asthma?

    Please be sure your child has their Asthma Action Plan, along with a prescription for their inhaler in the Nurse's Office.  Be sure the doctor allows for your child to self carry their inhaler & that it is in their backpack everyday.  The Asthma Plan is attached and can be printed for your MD to complete. The medication order form must be completed as well.

    Nurse Notes
  • Food & Bee Allergies

    If your child has a severe allergy and may require the administration of an Epipen, please have your child's doctor fill out the attached form and submit it to the nurses office as soon as possible.  HS students should self carry their own epipen once prescribed by the MD, but the order must be on file in the Nurse's Office.  This is especially important for those students who may be exposed after school hours or away from the school at a sporting event.  The medication order form must be completed as well.

    Nurse Notes
  • FALL 2017 SPORT REGISTRATION

    Register for Fall 2017 Sports at:  https://nyack-ar.rschooltoday.com/oar

    Registration opens July 14th.

    Registration must be completed by August 10th to be eligible for starting day Aug 14th. 

    Nurse Notes
  • Medication and your child

    No medication can be carried in school by your child with the exception of an Epipen or asthma inhaler with a valid Doctor's Prescription.  Your child can however receive medication from the school nurse with a prescription from your child's MD.  If you would like to allow your child to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen in school for headaches or other ailments, please complete the top portion of the attached form.  Your physician must complete the bottom portion for the form for it to be a valid prescription. Return the form to the Nurse's Office by hand, email (mdauria@nyackschools.org) or fax (845-353-7147).  The form is good for one year from the date of the prescription.  Any other prescribed medication can be written on an MD prescription pad and attached to this form. Medications other than Tylenol, Ibuprofen & Benadryl, must be supplied to the Nurse in its original container with the child's name on it. 

    Nurse Notes
  • A Growing Concern for Teens: Hearing Loss

    Hearing loss creates challenges for individuals of all ages and is now a growing problem for our children.  Kids & teens who develop hearing loss are at risk academically if it is not diagnosed and treated appropriately.  A 2014 study suggested that 1 in 6 teens has been found to show hearing loss.  This is not surprising given the barrage of loud video games, music, concerts, sporting events and surround-sound environments that our children are exposed to at levels not previously seen. The use of earbuds is another contributing factor in teen hearing loss.

    Here at Nyack High School, your child's hearing is screened in 10th grade unless a hearing screening is documented on your pediatrician's health certificate (physical exam form).  However, if you suspect your child is having difficulty hearing at any time, contact us and we can screen your child to determine if follow-up is needed with a physician. The office number is 845-353-7140

    The Siemans Hearing Instrument company recommends the following to mitigate the risk of noise induced hearing loss:  Replace earbuds with headphones, use ear protection at loud venues (concerts, sporting events...) & try to sit in the middle of the room at a concert, club or movie theater.  If your child complains of ringing or buzzing in their ears, consult a hearing care professional.

     

    Nurse Notes
  • Vision Screening

    Optimal vision is essential to your child's success in school.  Screenings are done in 10th grade at the HS, but if your child has an eye care specialist, they should be examined at least every two years to ensure they have the best prescription for their glasses or contacts.  The attached form helps us to understand any vision recommendations from your child's eye doctor.  Please have the form completed when your have your child's eye exam and return it tho the Nurse's Office for their health record.

    Nurse Notes
  • Dental Form

    If your child has a scheduled appointment with his or her dentist, please print the attached form and have it completed at the appointment.  This form should be returned to the Nurse's Office for your child's health record.

    Nurse Notes

Resources

New York State Dept. of Health

www.health.ny.gov

Physical Form

  health certificate17revised.pdf 
 

Medication Administration Form

 Medication Order Form - 17 parent permission.pdf 
 

Meningococcal Information

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/