Golden Hill supply lists for 2021-2022 school year are here

Summer sales on school supplies are in full swing! And just in time, the Golden Hill supply lists are now posted. The lists remain on the district website on the Golden Hill page in the links toward the bottom. Enjoy your summer!  

One person attending graduation tests positive for COVID-19

Dear Florida Union Free School District School Community, We have been notified that an attendee at the S.S. Seward Institute Commencement Ceremony held on Saturday, June 26, has tested positive for Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19). We have conferred with the Orange County Department of Health. While it is believed the risk for transmission is low, in the …

Memorial plaque unveiled for Seward’s beloved Rafael Muriel

After the death of S. S. Seward Institute security guard Rafael “Ralph” Muriel in March, his colleagues and much of the Florida community honored him by creating the Rafael Muriel Memorial Kindness Scholarship, which will be given each year to Seward graduates. Mr. Muriel exemplified kindness to all he met, especially the students of Seward. …

Golden Hill fifth-grade students move on to middle school

Our Golden Hill fifth-grade students are heading to Seward! The three classes at Golden Hill celebrated individually with their parents/guardians in attendance on a beautiful Thursday morning, June 17. This year the students created and decorated graduation caps – a first! They were led from the building to the ceremony where their families awaited by …

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 …

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