New York State schools closed until April 15

A letter from Superintendent Jan Jehring Dear Parents, Guardians, Faculty and Staff, Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today, March 27, that schools in New York state will remain closed until April 15. We are closely monitoring the situation at the state and local level and will let you know if that closure …

A Letter from Florida UFSD Board of Education

March 26, 2020 Dear Florida Union Free School District Community, We, the Board of Education of the Florida Union Free School District, want to acknowledge and thank our entire faculty, staff and administrators, along with the greater community for all the support and cooperation they are providing in this challenging and difficult time. Our teachers …

Mayor Daniel Harter Jr. announces delay of village elections until April 28

Village elections delayed statewide until the April 28 primary election In an effort to keep New Yorkers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 16 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo  issued an executive order delaying village elections statewide until the April 28 primary election. “Our top priority has been keeping New Yorkers safe and stopping the …

Florida schools closed through Friday, March 27

A letter from Superintendent Jan Jehring Dear Families and Staff Members of the Florida Union Free School District: Together, we are facing an unprecedented health crisis in our community. For weeks, we have been following the explicit guidance of the Centers for Disease Control, New York Department of Health, the Orange County Department of Health, …

February Student-Athletes of the Month

  Shayna Marcano, a junior, is a two-year varsity cheerleader. The experience Shayna brings to Seward’s program will carry into her senior year and continue to flourish. Her coaches are looking forward to next year’s squad and Shayna’s continued contributions. Andrew Mulhare, a senior, is a two-year varsity basketball player. Andrew brings versatility, dedication and …

Seward artists contribute to county’s largest student art exhibit

Seward students contributed artwork to the Orange County Arts Council (OCAC) annual “The Arts Build Confidence Showcase” on Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Center Court of the Galleria at Crystal Run, in Middletown. Senior Marissa Watroba participated with a piece titled, “Don’t smile!” Students Wyatt Ressa, Margaret Mary Miscignia, Alicia Morse, Landen Tuthill, Grace Stroh-Simon, …

Golden Hill recognizes Spelling Bee participants

Congratulations to all Golden Hill participants in this year’s Spelling Bee competition, held February 27 in the school cafetorium! Contestants in grades 3-5 qualified through classroom spelling bees with the winner moving to the school-wide competition, moderated by School Librarian Amy Gargiulo. Classroom spelling-bee champions by grade Grade 3: Charlie Foote, Stanley Lin, Liam Rogers …

School and community come together at annual Coffee House event

March is national Music in Our Schools Month, but at SSSI the celebration revved up in late February with the annual Coffee House event. Organized by chorus/music teacher Mark Visconti, this performing arts spectacular is open to all students who demonstrate dedication and readiness to perform.  In the making for three months, this year’s event …

Public Notice from the Village of Florida concerning drinking water

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER: The Village of Florida Did Not Meet Treatment Requirements Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we did to correct this situation. As part …

Principles of engineering students design and test for space travel

In 2020, space travel is looking more plausible than air travel in 1900, when the brothers Wright tested their first glider. When today’s students dream of travel destinations, Mars might feel more accessible than the South Pole. So, for the nine students, grades 9-11, in Mr. Pekny’s principles of engineering class, designing and creating Martian …

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