National Honor Society collects, donates sports equipment for Beautiful People organization

The National Honor Society at Seward recently collected basketballs, cheer equipment and bowling balls, all of which were donated to the Beautiful People program in Warwick. Beautiful People is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 and headquartered in Warwick. It provides sports opportunities – and all the joy that goes along with them – to …

Appeals Court keeps mask mandate for schools, at least until court hearing Friday, Jan. 28

Good evening Florida community, Late this afternoon, a justice of the Second Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York ruled that the state’s mask mandate will remain in effect until the outcome of a hearing, scheduled for Friday, January 28, 2022. On Monday evening, the Supreme …

A message from Superintendent Larry Leaven regarding Monday’s evacuation

Dear parents, students and members of the Florida community, This has certainly been a challenging week. The dual threat evacuation that took place on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at the S.S Seward Institute was an experience that we never want to repeat. The emotional toll on our students, staff, parents and broader community was indescribable. …

Updated guidance for quarantine for those who test positive or are exposed to COVID-19

Dear Florida Families and Staff, As we continue to navigate to ongoing pandemic, we remain committed to keeping schools open for in-person instruction. As acknowledged by the medical community, the mental health toll on students due to remote instruction is significant. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently declared a National State of Emergency with regard …

District offers Test to Stay protocol for students exposed to COVID-19 in school starting Jan. 18

The district has developed a Test to Stay protocol which will allow unvaccinated students who are close contacts in the school environment with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 to remain in school rather than quarantine, if they test negative over a specified time period. The Test to Stay protocol will begin Tuesday, Jan. 18, …

Golden Hill second-graders use creativity to learn about coins

Each year our second-grade students learn about money, specifically coins, as part of their math curriculum. This year, the lesson was expanded by having the students create their own store filled with products they themselves created from art supplies! They decided what products they thought would be popular with their classmates and went to work …

A message from Superintendent Larry Leaven regarding today’s evacuation

Dear Spartan community, This letter is to inform you about a dual threat that we received this afternoon (Monday, Jan. 10, 2022). At approximately 12:23 p.m., we received multiple phone calls outlining the threat of an armed person in the building and a subsequent threat of a bomb placed in the building. We immediately activated …

Seward evacuated Monday, Jan. 10; students sent to local sports club and will be dismissed after police clearance

After receiving a threat by phone on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, students at S.S. Seward Institute have been safely evacuated from the building. They are being bused to the Orange County Sports Club, located at 1743 Route 17A in Goshen. The phone number there is 845-651-1000. At this time, multiple Orange County law enforcement departments …

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