The News Flash
Florence Twp. School District 2020-2021 -- #8
welcome back gold team!
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!
- Florence Twp. Schools -- @FTSD
- Florence Twp. Memorial H.S. -- @FTSD_HS
- Riverfront School -- @FTSD_Riverfront
- Roebling Elementary -- @FTSD_Roebling
- Florence Twp. School District
- Florence Township Memorial High School
- Florence Township Riverfront School
- Roebling School
IMPORTANT CHANGE IN THE SCHOOL CALENDAR
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...
FTMHS Senior Day--Football, Cheerleading and Band
"Week of Respect" Activities
FTMHS Senior Day--Field Hockey
Roebling Material Pick up (for VIRTUAL STUDENTS ONLY)
FTMHS NHS Induction Ceremony
FTMHS Senior Day--Boys Soccer
Riverfront Virtual PTO Meeting
FTMHS & Riverfront Progress Reports
FTMHS Senior Day--Girls Soccer
SCHOOLS CLOSED for Columbus Day
FTMHS Parent/Student "Ring Night" for Sophomores
FTMHS PSAT Testing
Roebling Progress Reports
"School Violence Awareness Week" Activities
FTMHS Virtual Financial Aid Workshop
Homecoming at FTMHS Football game.
"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:
- Positive affect or emotional state. (Feeling happy and/or content) Does the person smile during some parts of the day and feel happy?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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.
Good Luck Flashes!
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!