Spotlight on NHS

Message from the Principal : Nicole Saieva

Principal of Nyack High School

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

The 2021-2022 school year offers many opportunities.  At Nyack High School, we offer a rigorous academic program with a variety of elective classes students can choose based on individual interests and goals.  Students can enroll in one of two Project Lead the Way sequences, Authentic Science Research, performing arts courses, college and Advanced Placement courses, and courses to explore civil justice and race relations.  We are working to offer materials and instruction that are culturally responsive and taught from multiple perspectives. 

This year, our focus is on social-emotional learning.  Students will attend homerooms and participate in classroom activities based on self-reflection, team building, and further development of interpersonal skills. School counselors are working with members of the staff to assist with activities designed to foster an environment which supports students as they continue to mature into productive and prepared citizens.  Students are encouraged to participate fully in the school community, and to get involved with our many co-curricular clubs and athletic teams.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please call your child’s counselor, teachers, an assistant principal, or me.

We look forward to working with you his year, and are grateful for your continued support.


Nicole Saieva

Back to School Night 2021-2022

Please click the link below to access our 2021-2022 Back to School Night Videos


Bear Swamp Preserve Opens in Clarkstown

Please click the photo to watch the report on News 12


Nyack High School Financial Aid Night

Nyack High School Financial Aid Night ( Spanish)

Nyack High School Virtual Tour

Nyack High School Virtual Tour (Spanish)

Resources for Parents for COVID-19

Child Mind Institute:  Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus -

National Association of School Psychologists:  Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource-

Quick Contacts

  • Attendance:  845-353-7110
  • Main Office:  845-353-7100
  • Nicole Saieva, Principal:  845-353-7101
  • Lucia Pichardo, Ass't. Principal:  845-353-7105
  • George Teasdale, Ass't. Principal:  845-353-7105
  • Peter Bradley, Dean:  845-353-7115
  • Ethan Smith, Dean:  845-353-7115
  • Guidance Office:  845-353-7120
  • Nurse's Office:  845-353-7140
  • Athletic Office:  845-353-7135
  • Voice Mail System:  845-353-7165


Daily Announcements -



Need to Know

Summer Reading Requirements for Students Entering Grades 9-12 in September 2022





New Issue of Spectrum just published. Please click the link below for the current and previous editions.

Spectrum Issue 27.7 June 2022

Spectrum 27.6 April 2022

Students in Project Lead the Way's Biomedical Innovation Class were tasked with developing a public health campaign to inform citizens of an issue they deemed important and actionable, with the hopes of inspiring more support for their cause.  Click the link below to check out the winning public health campaign here!" 

 Reclaiming Quarries

 Science Research Symposium 2022

Please click below for the attached 2022 Final Exams Schedule 

 June 2022 Final Exam Schedule

Please see the attached Community Health Report from the Biomedical Innovation students.  They have worked very hard to research and highlight key aspects of hyperlocal environmental and community health.

 Biomedical Innovations Community Health Report 2022

 Bereavement support statement 2021

Students in Biomedical Innovations wanted to know "Does listening to music while studying improve memory?," so they designed an experiment to find out. (The short answer: NO!) Check out their full investigation in the presentation here.

Is it Really Music to my Ears?

  Students in Project Lead the Way Biomedical Innovations were faced with the task of creating a medical innovation to solve a problem they identified. Students presented their innovations to adult judges in a Shark Tank. Here are the two winning products!  Biomedical Innovations_ Bleed-Less Bandage  Biomedical Innovations_ Invaxiject

Click the link below to view the Positive Pledge Wall

Start With Hello - Positive Pledge Wall

New York State Requirement:  For students in Grade 12, two doses of the Meningitis vaccine are required, unless the 1st dose of meningococcal vaccine was received at age 16 or older, then only one dose is required.

Instructions for students to join a class or group in e-chalk: Student Instructions-Joining a Class

Twelfth grade students may be eligible to walk off campus during lunch, have a late arrival or early departure when they have a cafe option period: The  Senior Open Campus Opt-In Permission Letter Form is provided to allow this privilege and must be signed, in accordance with the Board of Education Policy 5181 and the parent/guardian permission slip.

The district provides access to student information: The Parent Portal Request Form is provided for parents/guardians to establish a Parent Portal account that keeps you informed regarding your student's grades and attendance.

Upcoming Events

  • Nyack Middle School Summer Program begins

    Extended through August 4

    Nyack Public Schools
  • STREAM Academy begins for 4th & 5th grade

    Extends through July 29

    Nyack Public Schools
  • English as a New Language Program begins

    Extended through July 29 (grades K-5); and August 4 (grades 6-12)

    Nyack Public Schools
  • Nyack Summer Academy Begins

    Extends through July 29

    Nyack Public Schools
  • BOE Meeting

    Topic: Nyack Board of Education Meeting - 7/5/2022 Reorganization Meeting

    Please click the link to join the webinar:

    Phone: 646-558-8656

    Webinar ID: 969 1847 2606


    Nyack Public Schools
  • Extended School Year Program Begins

    Extended through August 16

    Nyack Public Schools
  • Music Camp for grades 4-11 begins

    Extends through August 11

    Nyack Public Schools
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Congratulations to Quinn Connor who has been named Valedictorian of Nyack High School Class of 2022. Congratulations to Casey Marraccino who has been named Salutatorian of Nyack High School Class of 2022.

Congratulations to Juliet Lovelace, Quinn Connor and Lukas Chyla, for winning awards at The Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair (GCRSEF)! 

Congratulations to Emmy Udry, Juliet Lovelace and Quinn Connor - on being named 2022 Merit Scholar Program Finalists.

Congratulation to Emmy Udry (12th grade), who participated in the New York All-State Music Conference as a trumpet player in the jazz band.  

Congratulations to Emmy Udry, Juliet Lovelace and Quinn Connor - on being named Semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Congratulations to the following Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program:  Tayler Anderson, Shane Beckwith, Calvin Co-Mided, Owen Coffey, Avery Demetres, Jiani Johnson, Ryan MacCartney, Ryan Mack, Casey Marraccino, Maria Sazonova, and Tyler Willcox.