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.
100 Days of Education
Important Winter Athletics Update
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
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
"Profiles in Black Excellence" presented by the FTMHS Black & Latinx Club.
Roebling School Is All About Friendship
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 -- https://effectiveschoolsolutions.zoom.us/j/3752517776?pwd=VHQya2doVWc4UTdQekNHUjJoQnJSQT09
Meeting ID: 375 251 7776
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
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Send In Yearbook Photos
ROEBLING -- Roeblingpto@gmail.com
RIVERFRONT -- RFyearbook@florence.k12.nj.us
FTMHS -- firstname.lastname@example.org