Golden Hill students celebrate Plant-a-Flower Day

March 12 is National Plant-a-Flower Day and it surely was celebrated at Golden Hill Elementary School! Students from all grades planted marigold, strawflower, sunflower and aster seeds to help beautify their school and the results were seen pretty quickly. Within a week, there were sprouts – and much excitement.     National Plant-a-Flower Day is …

Seward student tests positive for COVID-19; staff, students notified for quarantine

Dear Florida Union Free School District Community, We were notified a student who attends S.S. Seward Institute tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). After consultation with the Orange County Department of Health, the students and staff who were determined to have proximate or close contact with the positive individual have been instructed to quarantine …

Seward honors Rafael Muriel, beloved security guard and friend, with memorial scholarship

Each day for 16 years, he was one of the first faces most Seward students and staff saw as they entered the building. Rafael Muriel was security at S.S. Seward Institute. His greeting was usually a broad smile and wave, often with kind words for those who passed through the doors. That positive, encouraging and …

Seward student tests positive for COVID-19; no direct contacts in the building

Dear Florida Union Free School District Community, We were notified that an S.S. Seward student tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Since the student has not been in attendance, there are no close or proximate contacts from the school. No further action is required by the District at this time. Thank you for understanding …

Golden Hill employee tests positive for COVID-19; contact tracing done

Dear Florida Union Free School District Community, We have been notified that a Golden Hill employee tested positive for COVID-19. After consultation with the Orange County Department of Health, the students and staff who are determined to be a close or proximate contact with the positive individual have been instructed to quarantine for 10 days …

Superintendent search is underway; community invited to take survey

With Superintendent Jan Jehring announcing her retirement, the Florida Union Free School District Board of Education has begun its search for a new superintendent. We have created a page on our website where we will report all information regarding the search as it happens. You may learn about the consultants hired to help assist the …

Clinic at FUFSD vaccinates 240

On Saturday, March 13, the Florida Union Free School District hosted a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for its employees as well as those from neighboring districts, including Chester, Goshen and Minisink.  Employees of Orange Ulster BOCES and Quality Bus Company received the vaccine too.  A big thank you to Subway of Chester which sponsored the lunch. …

Golden Hill student tests positive for COVID-19; no contacts in the building

Dear Florida Union Free School District Community, We were notified that a Golden Hill student tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Since the student has not been in attendance, there are no proximate or direct contacts from the school. No further action is required by the District at this time. Thank you for understanding …

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