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Wanda Octaviano, FRC Coordinator Speaks Spanish/Se Habla Espanol  (845) 353-7214 woctaviano@nyackschools.org.  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" -- https://youtu.be/vguXpXru4po
  • 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

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:

  • Helping Families Impacted by COVID-19.   How YOU can HELP - Pandemic 2020.pdf 
  • FOOD DONATIONS URGENTLY NEEDED!  NHP COVID - FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED May 2020.pdf 
  • DONATION STATION - This program anonymously connects specific donations to students and families in need or in crisis. 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 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.