The News Flash

Florence Twp. School District 2020-2021 -- #8

welcome back gold team!

And that's a wrap for our Gold Team! We successfully completed two weeks of hybrid/full remote learning. Thank you for your support, patience, and diligence in helping us get to this point. Please don't let your guard down; remember to wear a mask, maintain social distance, and wash your hands frequently!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact a building administrator. We are happy to answer any questions you have!

Check out the many things that are now happening in our District and remember to follow us on social media, so you don't miss a thing!


Twitter:

  • Florence Twp. Schools -- @FTSD
  • Florence Twp. Memorial H.S. -- @FTSD_HS
  • Riverfront School -- @FTSD_Riverfront
  • Roebling Elementary -- @FTSD_Roebling


Facebook:

  • Florence Twp. School District
  • Florence Township Memorial High School
  • Florence Township Riverfront School
  • Roebling School

IMPORTANT CHANGE IN THE SCHOOL CALENDAR

Following NJ Executive Order 177, schools shall be closed to in-person instruction on Tuesday, November 3, 2020; however, instruction will take place virtually. We will follow a Virtual School Day schedule.

October 5-9 we celebrate Week of Respect:

Per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (P.L.2010, c.122) NJ school districts are required to recognize the Week of Respect beginning with the first Monday in October of each year, focusing on the importance of social and emotional learning and character education providing age-appropriate instruction/activities on preventing HIB.


Please check out each school's newsletters sent to you via Honeywell email and posted on Facebook for detailed information of activities happening in the FTSD.

What's Happening in the FTSD...

October 2:

FTMHS Senior Day--Football, Cheerleading and Band

October 5-9

"Week of Respect" Activities

October 6:

FTMHS Senior Day--Field Hockey

October 7:

Roebling Material Pick up (for VIRTUAL STUDENTS ONLY)

FTMHS NHS Induction Ceremony

FTMHS Senior Day--Boys Soccer

Riverfront Virtual PTO Meeting

October 8:

FTMHS & Riverfront Progress Reports

FTMHS Senior Day--Girls Soccer

October 12:

SCHOOLS CLOSED for Columbus Day

October 13:

FTMHS Parent/Student "Ring Night" for Sophomores

October 14:

FTMHS PSAT Testing

October 16:

Roebling Progress Reports

October 19-23

"School Violence Awareness Week" Activities

October 21:

FTMHS Virtual Financial Aid Workshop

October 23:

Homecoming at FTMHS Football game.

October 26-30

"Red Ribbon Week" Activities

Health Screening Reminder/Update...

We certainly realize how tedious it must be to fill out the health screening form each day; however, ALL students must submit the online health screening before entering the school campus each day for our students and staff's safety!


PLEASE NOTE...only students who are reporting on campus each week must complete the form daily. If you are experiencing technical difficulties or log in issues, please contact our technology director, Mr. Mukesh Gupta at 609-499-4620 ext 4227.


REMINDER...This form is available 6:00 p.m. prior to the school day. If the form is not completed, your child should not report to the school building. The student form is located in the Genesis Parent Portal at (https://parents.genesisedu.com/florence).


TIP: Set an alarm reminder on your phone so you remember to do it each day!

Don't forget your breakfast & lunch...

The USDA has extended the District's ability to distribute FREE MEALS TO ALL FLORENCE SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS through December 31, 2020 "or until the funds run out." Because this distribution will end by December 31, families are encouraged to apply now for Free and Reduced Price Meals for the 2020-2021 school year.


If you would like your child(ren) to receive daily breakfast & lunch you MUST sign up in advance by clicking on the "Virtual Breakfast/Lunch" tab on the school district website www.florence.k12.nj.us. THIS FORM MUST BE FILLED OUT EACH WEEK IF YOUR CHILD IS TO RECEIVE BREAKFAST/LUNCH!


For further questions/information please contact Gail Wolsh at Gail.Wolsch@sodexo.com or 609-499-4600 x2185​.

It's Ok to Not Be Ok...Mental Health Awareness Matters!

Both children & adults need firsthand tools to care for their mental health in order to feel good emotionally and physically and to be able to cope with challenges. Being mentally healthy helps us to better manage our lives!


Here are some ways to recognize positive signs of mental health:

  1. Positive affect or emotional state. (Feeling happy and/or content) Does the person smile during some parts of the day and feel happy?
  2. Positive psychological and social function. Does the person enjoy fulfilling relationships with other? Have at least 1-2 friends? Feel good about him or herself?
  3. Engaging in productive activities. Does the person perform needed everyday tasks such as schoolwork (able to concentrate and do work?) and activities of daily living (takes care of appearance, sleeping OK)? Does the person engage in a balance of school/work, play/leisure, and rest/sleep activities?
  4. Coping with life stressors and demonstrating resilience when challenged. Does the person bounce back following a challenge and learn from the experience? Has the person learned strategies for maintaining mental health (e.g. engaging in enjoyable activities, relaxation strategies, exercise, healthy diet, adequate sleep).


As an active partner in the mental health of all children and youth, the FTSD has a developed a detailed directory of resources, which can be found at https://www.florence.k12.nj.us/parent-information/mental-health.

Congratulations Roebling Elementary!

Roebling Elementary School was officially recognized as a School of Character by Character.org and The NJ Alliance for Social, Emotional, and Character Development as a result of our efforts to build character and promote social emotional well being school wide. This is an important distinction and one that we are proud to receive. A special thanks to our teachers, parents, students, and community for their efforts both in and outside the classroom and a special shout out to Roebling School's Strive for Five Team (Beth Hemmons, Erin Muchowski, Melissa Reuter, Sara Trombly, Danielle Yansick, and Barb Fazekas) and the PTA who have been integral in helping develop and promote a positive school culture that continues to grow and develop. Below is the link to the ceremony below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qKyU5D-4wg&feature=youtu.be

Good Luck Flashes!

This week we are excited to launch the 2020 Fall season. Spectators are permitted at athletic events; however, minors/students wishing to attend must be accompanied by an adult family and be under that adult direct supervision during the entire event. Remember all spectators must wear a face covering on school grounds and maintain social distance at all times. No concessions will be sold at any time and there is no re-admittance. Click here for more updates and exciting highlights article.

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> https://www.nj.com/highschoolsports/2020/09/nj-football-2020s-50-winningest-active-head-coaches.html
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Florence Flashes Spiritwear

Get geared up and support the FTMHS Pit Club. 2020 Hoodies and long sleeve t-shirts can be ordered through this link. Previous spiritwear on sale at all home games!

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