Announcements

  • A letter from our Superintendent of Schools was sent to District parents/guardians and staff in response to the Parkland, Fla. tragedy

    The letter, in English and Spanish, is attached to this announcement.

    Si ou bezwen enfòmasyon tradui an kreyòl,rele Jocelyne Abraham nan 353-7044.

    Si le hace falta información traducida en español, llame a Yesenia Polanco 353-7042.

     

    Communications
  • A Letter from the Superintendent was emailed to parents/guardians RE: students' use of District-approved internet applications and webtools

    Nyack Public Schools utilizes certain internet-based applications (commonly referred to as "apps") and webtools to provide effective educational resources for students.  A list of District-approved apps and webtools, with the privacy policy for each, can be found on the District website  under Parent Resources > Bill of Rights > Information Regarding Other Applications & Webtools. 

    Please note that this listing will be updated throughout the year as apps and webtools are added or deleted, with District approval.

    The letter is attached here for your convenience in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.

    Communications
  • OCADA and PTA Meeting is Canceled for Tonight

    Please be advised that the OCADA and PTA meeting schedule for tonight, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, has been canceled.  

    Nyack Middle School
  • Nyack Middle School 2017-2018 Yearbook

    Don't Forget to Order your Nyack Middle School 2017-2018 Yearbook.  Please send in your payment of $30.00 before  April 27th, see Mrs. Falvo in the guidance office for more information.    

    Nyack Middle School
  • A District letter has been sent to Parents/Guardians with reminders and recommendations regarding the Flu Season

    Please see the attached letter from Leo Macias, Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, sent on Feb. 1st, 2018.

    Thank you for your attention to this important information.

    Communications
  • Nyack Middle School "Stomps Out Bullying!"

    Nyack Middle School
  • Nyack Schools Launch a NEW early childhood literacy program to help babies learn and thrive in the first 3 years of life.

    The NYACK BASICS launched on January 8th, 2018.  Over 150 school community leaders, early childhood educators and county service providers joined together in Hilltop Auditorium to kick off this new initiative lead by Superintendent James Montesano and Assistant Superintendent Winsome Gregory. 

    The District welcomed Chancellor Betty Rosa, Regent Judy Johnson and Regent Luis Reyes from the NY State Department of Ed for a tour of the schools.  Founder of The Boston Basics and Harvard Economist Ron Ferguson lead the the day as keynote speaker. The District plans to implement The Nyack Basics and support a community-lead campaign to help ensure that all children read by the third grade.

    Communications
  • Please take note of the FERPA form that was sent out to all District families in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole

    Communications

Spotlight on FRC Programs

Announcements

  • NEW DATE - Truth About VAPING - Feb. 27, 7pm

    Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 27th at 7pm, in the Nyack Middle School Library for an important presentation on Vaping. Presented by Dornzella Milligan, Student Support Services Prevention Counselor at Nyack High School.  

    Family Resource Center
  • Tiempo Para Registrar Para Deportes - Inscripcion comienza 19 de febrero

    Para  instrucciones sobre como registrarse en linea, haga clic en el folleto abajo.

    Family Resource Center
  • Spring Sports Online Registration Starts February 19

    For instructions, click on flyer below!

    Family Resource Center
  • TALLERES DE CRIANZA - Cada Lunes de Marzo

    Unase a nosotros, los lunes de marzo en el Nyack Center para talleres de crianza GRATIS, 6:30pm - 7:30pm.  Diferentes temas semanales.  Hablamos espanol. Cuidado de ninos, cena de pizza y rifa.  Una colaboracion con Tender Steps NY.  Llame al 845-353-7214 para obtener mas informacion. REGISTRESE HOY PARA UN TALLER O TODAS.   

    Family Resource Center
  • PARENTING WORKSHOP SERIES - MONDAYS IN MARCH

    Join us, Mondays in March at the Nyack Center for FREE Parenting Workshops, 6:30pm - 7:30pm.  Different topics weekly. Free Childcare, Pizza Dinner and Raffle Prize!  A collaboration with Tender Steps NY. See flyer or call 845-353-7214 for more information. REGISTER TODAY for ONE or ALL OF THEM!

    Family Resource Center
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT VAPING

    Weds, Feb. 7th at 7pm. NMS Library. PTA Meeting to follow Presentation

    Family Resource Center
  • WINTER HAT/GLOVES/SCARVES DRIVE - Deadline: Jan 26

    The FRC & G.O. Club are collecting NEW hats, gloves and scarves for children & adults. Deadline for drop off @ NMS is Jan 26th. Call your FRC with any questions!

    Family Resource Center
  • HOLIDAY GIVING 2017

    As part of NMS efforts to make the holidays special for our struggling families, the FRC will be collecting gifts cards to Shoprite, Target, MC/Visa until December 19th.  Donations can be dropped off in the Main Office.  

    Family Resource Center
  • COAT DRIVE 2017

    The FRC and G.O. Club will be collecting new and gently used coats - adults and children sizes - until December 19th.  Donation can be dropped off at NMS collection box near security desk.

    Family Resource Center
  • Waldron Terrace HW Club Meet & Greet

    Join us at the Waldron Terrace Community Room. Meet Principal Johnson, your Homework Club teachers, and FRC Coordinator! Thursday, Nov. 2nd at 5:30pm. Pizza Dinner!

    Family Resource Center

Contact Us

Wanda Octaviano, FRC Coordinator    

Speaks Spanish / Se Habla Espanol  

(845) 353-7214  

woctaviano@nyackschools.org   

Office Hours:  8:30am to 1:30pm, Mon-Fri

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Nyack Middle School Family Resource Center

The Nyack Middle School Family Resource Center (FRC) is here for YOU and YOUR FAMILY        

  • The FRC is a family engagement program dedicated to strengthening the link between family, school and community to ensure the success of EVERY child, pre-K through 8th grade.
  • All FRC services and programs are FREE to Nyack Public School families.  
  • The FRC collaborates with teachers, administrators, community leaders and other partners, building connections to ensure that vital resources are more accessible and responsive to the changing needs of ALL families.  We are here to support you as an active partner in your child's education.  The FRC is funded by the Nyack District and Rockland 21C. 
  • Research shows that family involvement in middle school has direct links to youth's academic success and social outcomes.  The Nyack Middle School Family Resource Center's main goal is to help you, help your child during these challenging years.  
  • Please call anytime for information, answers to your questions and referral requests regarding school, district or county wide services, programs, events, community service opportunities and more! 
  • Watch our short video of FRC activities!   Click Here:   NMS FRC 2015-2017

Donation Station

DONATION STATION is a program that anonymously connects specific needs to students and families in need or in crisis.  When we find out about a need, the FRC sends out an email request to families on the Donation Station List. If someone would like to donate, they simply reply back to the FRC.  The FRC will then connect the person in need with the donated item (for example: clothing, coats or school supplies). Please call if you would like to be added to our email list to receive donation requests OR if you have a specific need you would like to report.

All Family Resource Center Programs and Services are FREE to Nyack School District families.

How the FRC Helps Families

  • Parent Advocacy & Support 
  • Community and District Resources including support groups, healthcare and insurance referrals, family services, student volunteer opportunities, summer camp information,  and more. 
  • Information Articles Library 
  • Outreach and Informational Events 
  • Translation Services in Spanish and Creole
  • Free School Supplies available to students all year long
  • Monthly FRC Newsletter - English and Spanish

How Families Can Help Families

The FRC coordinates a variety of charitable programs.  Here are some of the ways that YOU can help throughout the school year:

  • Donation Station - Join our email list and donate when you can.
  • School Supplies - We collect school supplies all year long - especially binders!  Donations can be dropped off in the Guidance Office.
  • Thanksgiving Supermarket Gift Card Drive - Instead of food items, the FRC gives families the opportunity to make their own food choices with supermarket gift cards.
  • Coat/Winterwear Drive in collaboration with NMS G.O. Club 
  • Holiday Giving - In collaboration with NMS staff, the FRC collects supermarket and other gift cards for our most vulnerable students and their families.
  • Sponsor a Student - Sponsor a student and cover the cost of PTA or school-sponsored, fee-based events, trips or activities for the year.

Nyack FRCs Make a Difference

  • FRC - In The News:  The Nyack FRC was listed by The Journal News as a great place to donate your time and donations.  Always call ahead before dropping off any donated items to your school FRC!  Journal News - How To Donate to the Needy
  • The results of a 2016 United Way focus group on growing and emerging needs in education, income and health in Rockland County identified the Family Resource Center as a SOLUTION to the barriers that prevent Rockland County residents from having their needs met and/or accessing existing services!   
  • Nyack FRCs rank 1st in the county with the number of basic needs and social service requests answered, reflecting the strong relationships they have built with the community.
  • Nyack FRCs lead the county in family and community engagement programming, welcoming parents and encouraging involvement in their children’s learning.