Student Support Services

Health
We have a registered nurse on duty five days a week to assist children when they become ill, to administer first aid when appropriate, and to contact the parents if a child becomes ill or injured during the school day. In addition, a physician is retained to perform student physical examinations. The school nurse assists the doctor by doing hearing and vision tests, as well as height and weight, blood pressure and scoliosis tests for Grade 3 and above.

Click the link below to download and print copies of any of the required health forms:

Nyack Public Schools – Health Forms

Guidance

The Archdiocesan Drug Abuse Prevention Program is a comprehensive prevention/intervention approach designed to prevent the abuse of alcohol and other drugs while fostering adaptive behaviors and healthy lifestyles by providing: Individual and Group Counseling, Classroom Education, Skill building in decision making and Crises Consultation.

We have a certified guidance counselor at our school on a part-time basis. Our teachers, Principal, D.A.R.E. Officers, and parish priests are always available to meet with any student on request.

Lunch

At Your Service School Lunch Program

We provide a school lunch program under the nutritional guidelines of the State of New York. The program is staffed by three full time employees. During the lunch period supervision of students is provided by teachers and parent monitors to help things run more efficiently.

Click on the At Your Service link above for more information on the lunch program and/or to set up an account.

**Any student with food allergies must have a written doctor’s note on file with the nurse.**

Transportation
The majority of the students at St. Paul’s ride school buses to and from school. Bus transportation is district funded for all public and private school students in grade K-8 who live 1 or more miles from school. There is a 15 mile eligibility limit for transportation to a private school. Those students who do not meet the eligibility requirements for bus transportation either walk to school or are driven by parents. For those who walk, crossing guards are available at the main entrance to the school and at the railroad tracks near the side entrance to the school. Although no formal car pool arrangements are available through the school, many of our parents have arranged informal car pools on their own.


Special Services

Compensatory education encompasses supplementary educational services in Reading and Math. Pupils are identified as being in need of help through individual and/or standardized testing or through a teacher referral.