The News Flash

Florence Twp. School District -- 2020-2021 -- #22

What a weather roller coaster we've been on the past few weeks. Thank you for your flexibility and patience! Please note: the district and all schools are closed this Monday, February 15, 2021, in observance of Presidents Day. We truly care about your health and safety so we hope you enjoy this long weekend, but also we continue to encourage parents, students, and staff to continue to practice social distancing & safety at all times! If you plan to host or attend a small gathering, per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) safeguards there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of getting or spreading COVID-19.

● Stay at least 6 feet away from others.
● Cover your mouth and nose with a mask.
● Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
● Avoid crowded indoor spaces and ensure indoor spaces are properly ventilated.
● Stay home and isolate from others if you are sick.
● Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

Also, please remember to fill out the health screening form daily if your child is returning to campus. For our students' and staff's safety:

  • please read the form carefully and answer the questions honestly. The answers you provide will determine whether or not you are permitted to attend school in person.
  • continue to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If your child or anyone within your household tests positive for COVID-19 or has had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please contact the school nurse and administration so that we can best inform you of the procedures required for their return to the school campus, regardless if your child is virtual or hybrid.

Thank you for ALL you're doing to help keep our FTSD community safe & secure during these unprecedented times.

Thanks Goes A Long Way

The FTSD thanks our local Girl Scout Troops and PTOs for this generous treat! We appreciate you thinking of our wonderful teachers & staff -- they certainly are the best!

100 Days of Education

We've made it 100 Days this school year! It hasn't always been easy but thanks to our amazing, dedicated, and hardworking students, staff and FTSD families we're more than half way there! Here's what 100 days looks like...and here's to you and your continued success!

Important Winter Athletics Update

Flashes Fans! We have some EXCITING news! We are happy to announce that NJSIAA is now allowing limited spectators at our winter sporting events. Unfortunately, as a school district, we had no advance notice of such changes, and our current schedules and protocols were established on not having spectators in the stands.

Safety must always remain a top priority! The redesign of procedures and protocols will take some time, as well as a plan for ticket distribution. We will be establishing a clear distinction of seating, arrivals, and dismissals while maintaining the CDC guidelines and guidance from the Burlington County Health Department. It is also important to note that NJSIAA has recognized that the indoor capacities at some facilities will need to limit the number of spectators. Therefore please note that our families may not be able to attend away games. As a district, we will continue to stream our games so you can view all games.

We understand this is important to our student-athletes and our families. We are working diligently to accommodate spectators and look to roll out a plan stipulating new guidelines toward the end of next week. Thank you for your patience as we continue to do our best for our school, students & staff!

FTMHS Unified Basketball Team Signups -- Now Available

2021 Unified basketball registration is now open. The team will start practicing March 2nd. Any FTMHS student interested in participating in the 2021 Unified Basketball season should check their grade level google classrooms to sign up. Also, please complete the "online" registration forms found on the Athletic Dept. website. Current physical forms must also be on file.

Last year the FTMHS was designated a Unified Champion School through the Special Olympics of New Jersey (SONJ). As a Unified Champion School, social inclusion is highly promoted by bringing together young people with and without intellectual disabilities on sports teams through inclusive student clubs, together in school or community-wide initiatives, and by fostering youth leadership. This is a great opportunity for students to come together!

All information is contingent upon the health guidelines by the Governor of New Jersey, County Health Department and Permissible Through NJSIAA.

Celebrating Black History Month

Check out Mr. Senni, FTMHS Math teacher, and his "Black History Month Showcase."
Mr Senni Black History Month Showcase
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"Profiles in Black Excellence" presented by the FTMHS Black & Latinx Club.

FTMHS Black History Month Student Showcase 1/8/2021

Just Be Kind

Next week, 2/16-2/19 please join our No Place For Hate Clubs in celebrating "National Week of Kindness." Kindness costs nothing but means so much and starts with just one person. Be that person. Make a commitment to performing one act of kindness a day! Choose kindness...not hate!
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Roebling School Is All About Friendship

Leading up to Valentine's Day Roebling School celebrated their 2nd annual Friendship Week. The students participated in various small activities for each day, focusing on friendship and kindness. To show their love and appreciation for their school, the students were asked to send in a quick clip of "I Love Roebling School." Entries can be viewed in the FlipGrid Mixtapes below!

Caregivers - YOUR Mental Health Matters To Us

February 24th at 7:00 pm

Supporting Stress, Excessive Worry, and Mental health During COVID 19 for Parents and Caregivers:

This presentation focuses on ways parents and caregivers can support their children with stress, excessive worry, and mental health during COVID-19. Participants will leave this presentation with strategies that they can utilize at home to help promote positive mental health and emotional growth. More information on how to log in will be provided shortly!

Meeting Link Information for Parent Presentation --

  • Meeting ID: 375 251 7776
    Passcode: ESS

March 24th, 7:00 pm
Addressing Virtual School Stress and Its Impact on Learning for Parents and Caregivers:
This presentation will discuss the challenges of virtual learning from a mental health lens, exploring the concept of virtual learning anxiety and its effects on executive functioning. We will explore strategies that parents, and caregivers can employ to provide children with the structure and support needed to reduce stress and enhance access to executive functioning skills. Participants will leave with an understanding of how mental health impacts learning, as well as steps they can take to improve their child’s school performance.

Don't Fall Behind -- Use our NHS Tutors

RIVERFRONT STUDENTS -- The Riverfront National Junior Honor Society is now offering tutoring to any 4th, 5th or 6th grade student who needs extra help. This is a great opportunity if your child is struggling or needs a study partner! Students will need to sign up for each session they plan on attending at least one day before the session. Below is the signup form but only the students using their Florence account will be able to view the form. This form can be found in the Grade Level Google Classrooms as well. Students will meet with the middle school students virtually on Tuesday and Wednesdays for 30-minute sessions either 12:45-1:15pm or 1:15-1:45pm.
Contact if you have any questions or concerns.

FTMHS STUDENTS -- The Florence Twp. Memorial H.S. National Honor Society also offers weekly tutoring on an ongoing basis. Students in grades 9-12 can check their Google Classroom for posted days/times of tutoring availability. For more information or to request tutoring, please contact Ms. Diaz at

Send In Yearbook Photos

The yearbook committees need your help!!! Please take school-related pictures of your students and send them in! Anything from this year is acceptable. Think holidays, projects, virtual learning, etc. We can't guarantee that they'll all get in but it helps to have more to choose from as they have obviously had their limitations taking pictures this year. Please send in pictures no later than February 19th to the following emails and make sure to put "yearbook photo" in the subject line. If a description of the photo is needed please include as well.




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