FUFSD will conduct maintenance of phone system Tuesday, Jan. 28

Today, Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Florida UFSD phone system will be offline for a scheduled system maintenance between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Anyone attempting to contact the district by phone via (845) 651-3095 during this time will be unable to reach us. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we complete this important work and …

Spartan athletics announces Spring Sports and Senior Recognitions

Student-athletes interested in Spring Sports, take note of the following important dates. Graduating athletes—families and fans—we look forward to recognizing you on your Senior Night! February events Tuesday, Feb. 11 — ImPACT testing for Spring Sports Tuesday, Feb. 18 — Senior Night for boys basketball & cheer Wednesday, Feb. 19 — Senior Night for girls …

Aladdin Jr. The Musical coming to Seward’s stage Feb. 7, 8 & 9

Seward’s Middle School Drama Club invites you to “Hop a carpet and fly” with the production of Aladdin Jr. The Musical, coming soon to the school stage! Performances: Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. Tickets: $10 each Available now! See Ms. Martino to …

Growth-mindset encourages perseverance in learning, achieving

If you or your child ever thought of yourselves as “not good at math,” or any other subject, you will welcome this mind-changing approach to learning. Students in Natalie Griffin-Pellew’s algebra 1 are learning to approach math with a “growth mindset.” In the simplest terms, a growth mindset is the positive, gritty attitude that says, …

“Hidden Mischief” shines a light on teen substance abuse

All Florida UFSD School District parents and community members are invited to visit the “Hidden Mischief” room to be displayed in the S.S. Seward cafetorium on  Wednesday, Jan. 29, between 6 and 6:50 p.m.  The “Big Reveal” will take place at 7 p.m. Recognizing teen substance abuse Would you know what to look for if …

Building skills for real-world problems and solutions

Seward’s sixth-graders are taking on a civil engineering project in Mr. Pekny’s technology class. They started their creative and problem-solving journey in Bridge Designer, a free educational software resembling computer-aided design (CAD) that gives students an authentic, hands-on experience. Using the program’s project setup wizard, they chose from a variety of bridge decks, elevations and …

Is your child eligible for Pre-K in 2020-21?

The Florida Union Free School District offers a Pre-Kindergarten  program for children who reside in the district. To be eligible for the 2020-21 Pre-K  program, children must turn 4-years-old by Dec. 1, 2020.  A lottery will be conducted in the spring of 2020. FUFSD’s Pre-K program gives young children an opportunity to participate in challenging, …

Early dismissal Jan. 17, schools closed Jan. 20

Florida UFSD schools will observe an early dismissal on Friday, Jan. 17, as follows: S.S. Seward Institute – 10:30 a.m. Golden Hill Elementary –  11:30 a.m. On Monday, Jan. 20, the district will be closed in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 21.         

Physical education for overall health and fitness

Asked to picture physical education at the elementary school, you might envision out-of-breath, sweaty kids running and jumping around, and loud music to muffle their resonant excitement. Now picture this! Students at Golden Hill Elementary are kicking off the new year with the practice of mindful breathing at the beginning and the end of their …

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