Announcements

  • Modified Girls Soccer Game Canceled for Today 9/25/17

    Please be advised that the Girls Modified Soccer game scheduled for today 9/25/17 has been canceled, there will still be a team practice at MacCalman field today after school.

    Nyack Middle School
  • It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of our NEW Director of Technology & Innovation, Darleen Nicolosi...

    Please read the letter from our Superintendent, James Montesano, regarding this new position, created as part of the District's 5-Year Technology Plan and filled by Ms. Darleen Nicolosi.

    "Globalization and technology have changed the way we live and learn, and schools need to emphasize the knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in the 21st century."

    Communications
  • Back to School Night, Thursday, September 14, 2017

    5:30pm, Project SEE Presentation, 6th Grade Parents Only

    6:30pm, Presentations; Principal Johnson, NMS PTA, and FRC Coordinator

    7:00pm, Classroom Visits - Follow "A" Day Schedule

    Nyack Middle School
  • MS Fall Sports Physicals , September 11 at 3:00pm

    Boys and Girls in 7th and 8th Grade get ready for fall sports.

    Physicals are Monday, September 11, at 3:00pm

    **Only one day for fall physicals**

    Nyack Middle School
  • Welcome Back to School!

    Join us in partnership as we kick off a new school year and prepare all students to be "Future-Ready".  With a shared vision developed with YOU - our community -  we are focused on seven core competencies representing our Profile of a Nyack Graduate: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Compassion, Cultural Competence, Content Mastery.

    "In our schools, we are committed to the belief that all students possess great natural abilities. At the most fundamental level, the focus on education has to be on creating conditions in which students will want and be able to learn.  When children are encouraged to be curious and explore, the learning process opens up to new possibilities."    - James Montesano, Superintendent of Schools

    Together, we are building bridges for today's students to cross into tomorrow's world with equity, innovation and optimism.

    Communications
  • ATHLETIC FIELD UPDATE: Please view the attached Q&A

    To keep our community informed regarding the status of our athletic fields, the District has put together an update with Q&A.  This  will also be posted via Peachjar for District families.

    Communications
  • The NEW 2017-18 District Calendar is now available on our website !

    The calendar is attached to this announcement for your convenience and can be found on the District's homepage under "About Us" in the navigation bar. 

    Please note that in the mailed version the following important documents will be included as inserts:

    -  Free & Reduced Lunch Application and packet (for eligible families)

    - Health Certificate Form and Medication Order Form (for submission to school nurses)

    - Media Release Form (for parents/guardians who DO NOT give permission for their child's photo to be posted for District use)

    - Household Contact Verification Form - NEW (for households who have not already updated their contact info for  the District database)

    A Welcome Letter from our Superintendent, "Communication Matters", and 2017-18 District Calendar Year-at-a-Glance are also included as inserts.

    All District families will be receiving a copy of this calendar in the mail in the week of August 14th.  Please call the Public Relations Office at 353-7013 if you have not received one by August 18th.

    Communications
  • Please be Advised.....

    Due to building construction at Nyack Middle School, the building will be closed to all staff, parents and students June 24 - August 22, 2017.  The Middle School office staff will be located at Upper Nyack Elementary School as of Monday, June 26th and can be reached at 353-7200.  Thank you and enjoy your summer.

    Nyack Middle School
  • Middle School Portal Grades

    Due to calculations of 4th  quarter grades, Infinite Campus portal grades will not be updated until Friday, June 23, 2017.   

    Nyack Middle School
  • It's mosquito & tick season! Please see the attached public service announcements on disease prevention, provided by Rockland Health Dept.

    Communications

Spotlight on FRC Programs

Announcements

  • WELCOME BACK BIENVENIDOS!

    Your FRC is back.  Let's make this the best year yet!  Questions or concerns? Call 845-353-7214

    Family Resource Center
  • Sponsor a Student / Book Bag Buddy 2017-18

    Help the Nyack Middle School FRC ease the financial burden on families related to school events and activities.  Sign up TODAY to "Sponsor a Student" or become a "Book Bag Buddy."  We can make a difference, once family at a time!

    Family Resource Center
  • Summer 101 FRC / PTA Presentation

    Join us for a Q & A with Principal Johnson and a presentation on Summer Camp Resources and tips from FRC Coordinator, Wanda Octaviano.  Wednesday, May 10, 7pm in Nyack Middle School Library.  

    Family Resource Center
  • TIEMPO COMPUTADOR PARA FAMILIAS-NYACK CENTER

    Ven a Nyack Center para ayuda basica de la computadora, configure cuentas correo electronica y de redas sociales, y aprenda como acceder la informacion de la escuela de su hijo.  Cada Martes, 5-8pm y Miercoles, 9-11am.  Servicio es GRATIS.  Hablamos Espanol.  Llame 845-353-7214 para mas informacion.  

    Family Resource Center
  • FAMILY COMPUTER TIME-NYACK CENTER

    Join the Nyack Center for FREE Family Computer Time for basic computer help, set up email and social media accounts and learn how to access your child's school information!  All are welcome!  Every Tues 5-8pm, and every Weds, 9-11am.   Spanish Translation Available.  Brought to you by Nyack Center, Nyack Public Schools and the Nyack Family Resource Center.  Call 353-7214 for more information.  

    Family Resource Center
  • Summer Camp Resources from the FRC

    It's that time of year to find the perfect summer camp for your children ... and the FRC is here to help.  Here are two lists (and some websites) to help get you started! The following information is provided solely as a guide in your search for summer programs. Program information is always subject to change so please be sure to contact individual providers for the most current information, dates and costs. For additional assistance, contact the Family Resource Center at 845-353-7214.

    Family Resource Center
  • FAMILY TECHNOLOGY NIGHT at NYACK CENTER

    Join Nyack Center and your FRC Coordinators on Tuesday, March 28th at Nyack Center,  5:30pm – 7pm 

     *FREE BUS TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE FROM CENTRAL NYACK ONLY. Contact Yesenia Polanco by MARCH 24 to reserve a seat, 845-353-7042

    LEARN ABOUT:  Brand New Computer Lab @ Nyack Center;  Nyack District Technology Update;  How to find School Information Online and Sign Up for the Parent Portal.

    Free CHILDCARE and PIZZA dinner provided ! RAFFLE prizes! Spanish and Creole TRANSLATION!  Feel free to bring your cell phone, laptop or tablet, but it is NOT REQUIRED for the program !   Call 845-358-2600 or 353-7042 for more information.  Brought to you by Nyack Center, Nyack Public Schools & Nyack FRCs

    Family Resource Center
  • Graduation Gown Drive - Please Donate!

    Please consider donating $20 to cover the cost of a Graduation Gown for our more vulnerable 8th graders.  Please make checks payable to NMS and return the FRC / Guidance Office by March 3rd.  No Cash Please.

    Family Resource Center
  • FRC - In The News!

    The Nyack FRC was listed by the Journal News as a great place to volunteer your time and make donations in the New Year! Remember to call ahead before dropping any donations off to your schools' FRC!

    Family Resource Center
  • NEW Girls Circle for 6th and 7th Graders! Starts Feb. 3rd

    GIRLS CIRCLE is a FREE, nationally-recognized program that promotes strength and resiliency in Girls and Young Women!  To sign up, contact Mrs. Octaviano (FRC) at 845-353-7214 or woctaviano@nyackschools.org. Parent Permission slip is required. DEADLINE TO REGISTER: JANUARY 25th.

    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.