Spotlight on FRC Programs



    Free breakfast and lunch will be provided at no charge to all Nyack kids under the age of 18 starting July 1, 2020. No sign up, registration or ID required! Se proveer desayunos y almuerzos, gratis, a todos los ninos de Nyack menores de 18 anos empezando 1 de julio, 2020.  Sin registro y sin identificacion requerida!  See flyers with details below.  Para más detalles, vea el folleto adjunto.

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    ¡Bienvenido a la Escuela Intermedia de Nyack (Nyack Middle School)!  Adjunto aquí documentos para padres de estudiantes de quinto grado que contienen información importante sobre Nyack Middle School.  Para obtener más información sobre la Escuela Intermedia de Nyack, para conocer a los maestros y realizar un recorrido virtual de la escuela (school tour) visite:  Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor comuníquese conmigo, Wanda Octaviano del FRC, al 845-353-7214 o  Espero conocer su hijo/hija and nos vemos pronto.  Que pasen un verano feliz y saludable.  

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    Here is a list of programs and resources to assist parents in finding virtual summer camp programs for their child.  

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  • Free/Reduced Lunch Recipients to Receive EBT Benefits

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 has authorized the payment of Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) to households with children who would have received free and reduced price school meals:

    • Pandemic-EBT does not replace or affect eligibility for other nutrition programs; families will continue receiving emergency meals distributed by schools, SNAP, WIC, summer meals and/or meals in childcare in addition to Pandemic-EBT.
    • Eligible families will receive a set amount of funds on an EBT card to purchase groceries at retailers that accept EBT Benefits. Visit for more information on participating retailers and eligible food items.
    • Benefit amounts will be $5.70 per child, for each day that school is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic—equivalent to USDA’s daily reimbursement for free breakfast and lunch, for a maximum of $420 per child in a household for the March-June period.
    • Families do not need to apply to receive Pandemic-EBT. Benefits will be issued automatically on existing EBT cards for households already receiving SNAP, Public Assistance or Medicaid. New cards will be mailed to all other eligible households who currently do not have an EBT card.
    • Families are due to receive benefits in two payments during the month of June.

    For more information go to:

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  • RENT ASSISTANCE - Starting May 1, 2020

    Starting May 1, rent assistance will be available for up to 3 months for individuals who are unable to pay their rent due to Covid-19.  Please see attached documents for additional information.  

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    Testing is now available at HRHCare Haverstraw. If you are exhibiting symptoms, call 888-364-3065 for an appointment. Pruebas estan disponibles en HRHCare Haverstraw. Personas con sintomas, llame al 888-364-3065 para una cita.

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    Click here for a video message from you Nyack Family Resource Centers! NEW LINK:

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  • FREE FACE MASKS! From Nyack Mask Makers

    You can request a free face mask, learn how to make one, or volunteer to make masks for others by visiting

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    Click here for a video message from your Nyack Family Resource Centers!

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    Free breakfast and lunch is available for pick up for students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch during the year.  Where? Nyack Center, 58 Depew, 9:30am - 1pm, and Waldron Terrace Housing Complex (15 Highview Ct) parking lot, outside the community meeting room, 10am - 11am (mobile unit).  

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Contact Us

Wanda Octaviano, FRC Coordinator Speaks Spanish /       Se Habla Espanol                                (845) 353-7214  Office Hrs:  9am - 2pm, 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        

  • VIEW OUR FRC VIDEO:  "Message from the Nyack Family Resource Centers" --
  • 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! 
  • Nyack Middle School FRC Brochures - English and Spanish:   FRC Brochure NMS 2020 ENGLISH.pdf     FRC Brochure NMS 2020 SPANISH.pdf 
  • 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:

  • To Help Families Impacted by COVID-19.   How YOU can HELP - Pandemic 2020.pdf 
  • 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.