Snack and Chat with Golden Hill Principal, PTA, at Oct. 5 event

Parents and guardians of Golden Hill Elementary students are invited to meet Principal Deborah Lisack and members of the Golden Hill PTA at the Oct. 5 Snack and Chat. The hour-long event is an opportunity to learn more about PTA membership, events, goals, and volunteer opportunities. Ms. Lisack, the Golden Hill Principal, will also be …

How to donate to the John R. Guerra Scholarship

John Guerra was an exceptional student athlete who consistently demonstrated leadership and citizenship qualities and touched the lives of all who knew him. The John R. Guerra Scholarship has been established to celebrate his life. Contributions may be made by sending a check made payable to “John R. Guerra Scholarship Fund” to: Florida Union Free School …

District mourns loss of student

Print-Friendly Message from Mrs. Jehring Dear Parents/Guardians: It is with profound sadness that I write to inform you that John Guerra, a 17-year-old S.S. Seward senior, lost his life in a fatal car crash last night, Monday, July 23. John was an exceptional student athlete who consistently demonstrated leadership and citizenship qualities and touched the …

Tech Bits: Florida UFSD goes mobile with launch of new app

Dana Castine, the District’s Director of Technology, Math, and Science, shares her advice and expertise each month in Tech Bits. The Florida UFSD App has launched and is available now, for free, providing an additional way to receive news and information about district programs, students, and events. The app, which enables the district website to …

Summer reading goes anywhere with free digital library, app

Florida Union Free School District students can read an endless array of books through a new digital summer reading program offered by the district. MyOn, a digital literacy platform, offers free access to thousands and thousands of fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of grade levels, from prek to grade 12. Students can browse …

Seward’s birthday celebrated by students, community

Florida Union Free School District students from Mrs. Maura Ronan’s social studies class were on hand for the annual Seward Day program, held at S.S. Seward Institute Saturday, May 19. The program is each year to salute the life work of the Seward family, and specifically, William Henry Seward, past Secretary of State and Governor …

FloridaUFSD mobile app coming soon

The  FloridaUFSD App is in the final stages of development, and it’s anticipated that it will launch within the next few weeks. The mobile app will provide an additional way to receive news and information about Florida’s programs, students, and events and enable the District website to run more efficiently on smartphones and other mobile …

Vaping 101: What every parent should know

There are hundreds of e-cigarette brands on the market, and they are now the most commonly used tobacco products among youth. Middle and high school students are increasingly using these battery-operated devices, often marketed as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, to inhale nicotine, THC and various synthetic chemicals. And that has health officials  worried. …

Meningococcal vaccine required for all students entering Grade 7 and Grade 12

As of Sep. 1, 2016, all public and private school students entering Grade 7 and Grade 12 in New York State must be fully vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school. The meningococcal vaccine protects against serious and sometimes deadly diseases such as meningitis (an infection of the lining of the brain and …

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