Announcements

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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".

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  • Important Advanced Placement Exam Registration Information

    Below is a calendar of the Advanced Placement Exams and information regarding Terms and Conditions to register for the exams using MyPaymentsPlus.

     

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  • Advanced Placement Exams

    For more helpful information about the Advanced Placement Exams, please feel free to visit the College Board's website at:  https://apstudent.collegeboard.org

     

     

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  • REGENTS REVIEW HOMEWORK CLUB SCHEDULE

    Nyack High School will be running a Regents Review Homework Club from now until the end of the school year.  The sessions are designed to prepare students for the Regents exams.  Please refer to the schedule below for additional information regarding teachers, subjects, meeting days and times.

     

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

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  • Infinite Campus App

    Parents can download an Infinite Campus App on their Smartphone.   The School ID is KBRPST.

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  • 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.

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Welcome to the Nyack High School Nurse's Office

Health Alert: 

NY State is reporting that the flu is widespread in our area.  In addition, parents are reporting an increase in stomach and upper respiratory viruses. You can help us to decrease the spread of these viruses by following the following suggestions...

  • It is important to keep your child at home if they are having flu-like symptoms (fever, sore throat, headache, body aches & cough) or nausea/vomiting or diarrhea. 
  • Encourage frequent hand washing or hand sanitizer use, especially after using bathrooms and before eating.  At home, the student should have a towel for their use only.
  • Remind students to cover coughs & sneezes with their elbows.
  • Discourage them from touching their eyes, nose & mouth.
  • Make sure that your child is drinking enough water, eating well & getting enough sleep.
  • Students returning to school should have: 
    • No fever for  a minimum of 24 hours
    • No vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours 
    • No medication used to reduce these symptoms for 24 hours

Be sure your child's School Nurse has a working contact number for someone who is authorized to pick up your child should they become ill at school. 

 

SPRING SPORT PHYSICALS - March 7th at 2:15PM in the NHS Nurse's Office

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

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

Contact Info

Margaret D'Auria (Peggy)

845-353-7140

 mdauria@nyackschools.org

Fax: 845-353-7147

Announcements

  • 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. 

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  • 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. 

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  • Spring Sports start 3/13/17

    Registration will open Monday February 13th and must be completed on-line prior to 3/12/17 to ensure clearance to practice.

    New users:  Please click the green Register now button under High School Registration.  You will create an account at the end of the application.

    Returning users: Please click the blue Family Account Login link on the registration page. Your user name & password will bring you to the previously completed forms.  Please update all forms as needed & submit. Please call me at 353-7140 if you need your user name & password reset. Please do not create a new account.

    Registration link:   https://nyack-ar.rschooltoday.com/

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  • 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.

     

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Attention Parents of Current Juniors

    A notice has been sent home as a reminder to parents of incoming Seniors who still require the Meningitis Vaccine.  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.

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  • 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.

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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/