Military Family Resources

The Indian River Central School District and Fort Drum have had a special relationship reaching back many decades, and the Indian River community honors and respects the sacrifices and resilience our military families embody.

Our military families are a special part of the Indian River community—who we are, where we have been, and where we are going.  Our students may come to us from all across the world, but when they leave, it is our hope that they take that IRCSD Pride with them and cherish the memories they make here.

On this page we have gathered many helpful and informative resources for our military families.

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Resources for Military Parents

Association of the United States Army (AUSA) – an advocacy organization dedicated to supporting the soldier and being an active voice for issues affecting the Army family

Fort Drum – the official home page for Fort Drum

Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) - focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition

Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA) – an association serving schools with high concentrations of military students dedicated to ensuring the schools have the latest resources and best practices necessary to be successful in their mission

Military One-Source – a free service for military families to get you the assistance you may require

National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS) – an organization dedicated to resolving issues facing all school districts impacted by a federal presence

Sesame Workshop – the renowned Sesame Street characters talk, listen and connect with the military family facing deployments, homecoming, and life’s changes

SchoolQuest was created by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) to help parents of military-connected children manage the process of school transitions more effectively.

Student Online Achievement Resources (SOAR) – a collaborative program to bridge the differences between various state standards and to provide for free online tutorial services, including SAT and ACT preparation courses is a free, anonymous service for military students providing one to one tutoring and test preparation in 40 subject and test areas. Registration is required, but the service is free. The short video at the link explains the program.

USAA Educational Foundation - helping consumers make informed decisions by providing information on financial management, safety concerns, and significant life events

Veterans Resource: Talking to Children About Cancer - Veterans face higher cancer risks due to various military exposures. Most veterans willingly accepted this risk as part of the sacrifice to defend their country. However, when a cancer diagnosis becomes a reality, many veterans have not thought about how to tell their child or grandchild. The Camp Lejeune Claims Center has compiled information that may be able to help.

DISCLAIMER: The presence of these links does not constitute an endorsement of the organization, mission, or the information provided on the listed websites by the Indian River Central School District, the Board of Education, or any other entity associated with the district. These links are provided as a public service. The District is an active member of several of the organizations listed but does not control the content of their web sites.