THE NEWS FLASH
FLORENCE TWP. SCHOOL DISTRICT -- 2020-2021 -- #19
SCHOOL REOPENING -- January 25, 2021
Dear School Community,
In consultation with the Burlington County Department of Health, all schools within the Florence Township School District will resume our hybrid/in-person instruction on Monday, January 25, 2021. We will be welcoming our Gold Cohort back to campus.
Our primary goal is to safely maintain the option of in-person instruction for our families. We must remember that as COVID-19 numbers fluctuate during the pandemic, we could be forced to make adjustments to our schedule at any time to reduce the impact of any spread within our school community.
As always, we will continue to monitor the situation and appreciate your continued support of our schools during these unprecedented circumstances. We ask that you continue to practice appropriate health and safety precautions, such as:
- 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.
For students and staff returning to campus, the Health Screening Form must be completed prior to you returning to campus. For our students' and staff's safety, we ask that you 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. As a reminder, 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.
Please continue to check our district webpage and social media accounts for more information. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility during these unprecedented times.
Meal Distribution Program Change
Meal distribution will take place on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, and Thursday, January 28, 2021. The meal pickup location will continue at the Florence Township Memorial High School until further notice.
Don't forget that the USDA has extended the District's ability to distribute FREE MEALS TO ALL FLORENCE SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS THROUGH JUNE 30, 2021! This includes breakfast, lunch & weekend meals FOR ALL DISTRICT FAMILIES!
In order to receive such services, you must fill out the online form weekly which can be found on the school district website www.florence.k12.nj.us. For further questions/information please contact Gail Wolsh at Gail.Wolsch@sodexo.com or 609-499-4600 x2185.
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS - FREE Webinars for YOU!
February 24, 2021 -- 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.
March 24, 2021 -- 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.
In honor of "MLK and our week of service," the district is hosting a "Toiletry Drive" and has engaged in a week of service activities. We have a "dropbox" outdoors at all buildings for students, parents, staff, etc. to drop off items such as Shampoo, Bar Soap, Toothpaste/Toothbrush, Deodorant, Aftershave Lotion, Pocket-sized Kleenex, Disposable Wipes, Socks. Please continue to drop off items through early next week!