Seward social studies teacher receives teaching excellence award

S.S. Seward social studies teacher Wendy Anderson was completely surprised one day as Principal Michael Rheaume, Assistant Principal Susan Moore and Superintendent Jan Jehring appeared at her classroom door one day this spring, something that doesn’t happen often, especially in a pandemic. The administrators were there to present Anderson with some good news – she …

District names Larry J. Leaven superintendent of schools

The Florida Union Free School District Board of Education is pleased to announce that Larry J. Leaven, of Buffalo, N.Y., will be our next superintendent, beginning Aug. 2, 2021. Mr. Leaven has worked in education for 32 years. He earned a degree in elementary education and in music education from Houghton College, Houghton, N.Y., and …

And it’s on to first grade!

It was a beautiful day for Golden Hill’s outdoor kindergarten recognition ceremonies on Thursday, June 10. Each of the three classes  – Mrs. Tutko, Ms. Beneat and Ms. McBride – had its own ceremony. Parents gathered, socially distanced, and watched as their kindergarten students received their certificates and performed an adorable song in sign language, …

Masks are no longer required outdoors on school property

Dear Florida Union Free School District Community, On Monday, June 7, 2021, Governor Cuomo announced that with approximately two weeks left in the school year, the state would not be issuing amended guidance for wearing masks inside school buildings for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Late last evening, the New York State Department …

Masks will still be required until future guidance received; high temperatures may adjust school schedule

June 4, 2021 Dear Florida Union Free School District Community, As we approach the end of the school year, I have some additional updates to share with the school community. Masking: Late this afternoon, it was announced that New York State Department of Health is recommending changes to the masking protocols. While the announcement requests …

S.S. Seward Principal’s Corner

June 4, 2021 June Good news… It is June!  Prom, awards, end of the year events and GRADUATION are right around the corner.  We are all so pleased that we can hold these modified, yet traditional student events.  The kids seem to be very excited about them! This past Wednesday, I attended the Scholar-Athlete and …

Morgan Kelly and Bradley Vogt selected as Seward senior scholar-athletes for the OCIAA

Morgan Kelly and Bradley Vogt are the S.S. Seward senior scholar-athletes for the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA). Morgan is ranked third in the Seward Class of 2021 with a 99.788 grade point average. She played soccer for the Spartans throughout her high school career and earned many honors: MVP in 2017 and 2018, …

Public notices from the Village of Florida regarding drinking water

Village of Florida Has Levels of HALOACETIC ACIDS (HAA5s) Above Drinking Water Standards Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.   We routinely …

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