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Florida UFSD will use this web page to post district updates and share information and resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19).


As per Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement on May 1, 2020, all K-12 schools statewide will remain closed and continue to provide distance learning, meal delivery and childcare services for the remainder of the school year.

May 1: A letter from Superintendent Jan Jehring

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced during his May 1 press briefing that New York state schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although it is disappointing we will not be able to be together in our buildings, we will continue to work together to educate our students and to have a strong ending to the 2019-20 school year. Here are a couple of updates.

End of the Year Activities
As we approach the end of the year there are many questions regarding the activities, events and celebrations. You will be hearing from the building principals in mid-May with specific details and plans. We will find special ways to join together as a community and celebrate our students’ achievements and accomplishments.

Learning Apart, Together at Heart, Spartans 2020
We are launching a special project to capture some of the remarkable and interesting learning activities our students are involved in during this challenging time. We need your assistance to help us acknowledge and recognize their hard work. Please take snapshots or short video clips of your children learning and show us what remote learning looks like! The  submissions will be used in a variety of social media posts, slide shows and ceremonies. Please send the submissions to: videoproduction@floridaufsd.org by May 15.

Reopening Plans
We will follow the guidance of Governor Cuomo and the New York State
Education Department to develop plans to reopen our schools. We will keep you updated as these plans are developed.

Please stay safe. On behalf of the Florida Union Free School District, we miss your children and look forward to being together again soon.

Jan Jehring
Superintendent of Schools

April 17: A Letter from Superintendent Jan Jehring

Dear Parents and Guardians,

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during his April 16 press briefing that New York State will remain on PAUSE through May 15 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  As part of this order, schools throughout the state will remain closed through May 15.

Here are some additional updates:

Continuity of Learning

You will receive an email from Mr. Rheaume and Mrs. Lisack with updates on the academic program, grading and participation expectations, and New York State Education Department requirements.

Food Drop-off

The district’s food service department is partnering with Quality Bus to provide food directly to residences, as requested, beginning on Monday, April 20.  If you are interested in having food delivered, please contact:

  • Mrs. Lisack at dlisack@floridaufsd.org
  • Miss Moore at susanmoore@flordaufsd.org
  • Mr. Rheaume at mrheaume@floridaufsd.org

Food will be distributed to residences from 10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Someone needs to be at the residence to accept the food delivery.

Food Pick-Up

Food will continue to be distributed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at S.S. Seward.

We appreciate your patience and flexibility during this time. We know this is a challenging time for everyone. The district will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.


Jan Jehring
Superintendent of Schools


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