Florence School District will have 2 hour delayed opening this morning 12-09-13,There is no AM preschool at Riverfront School today due to the delayed opening.
Welcome to the Florence Township School District website. As Superintendent of Schools, I am extremely proud to work alongside such dedicated staff. Together, we look forward to continuing our collaboration with parents and the community to benefit all students.
Donna Ambrosius, Superintendent of Schools
Please welcome Florence Township School District new employees
Commissioner of Education Designates
FLORENCE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
AS “HIGH PERFORMING”
PURSUANT TO NJQSAC
Pursuant to the requirements on N.J.A.C. 6A:30 the Florence Township School District has undergone the Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) district performance review. Based on that performance review, Commissioner Cerf has placed the district on a continuum in five areas: instruction and program, fiscal management, operations, personnel and governance.
The Florence Township School district has satisfied at least 80% of the weighted indicators in each of the five areas of the QSAC review process and has been designated as “high performing”.
Please see the attached placement scores.
The Florence Township School District is excited to return Rachel’s Challenge again this year.
Rachel’s Challenge exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion. Rachel’s Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott who was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999. Through her example, Rachel’s Challenge is making a positive impact in the lives of millions of people every year.
We bring Rachel’s Challenge into our schools because we want to stop and be pro-active on problems facing students every day such as: bullying, student isolation, teen suicide, discrimination, school violence, and increased disciplinary actions. Through powerful presentations, trainings, community events, and professional development, Rachel’s Challenge provides the sustainable solution.
Rachel’s inspiring story provides a simple, yet powerful example of how small acts of kindness and acceptance motivate us to consider our relationships with the people we come in contact with every day. Rachel’s Challenge renews our hope that our life has meaning and purpose. Rachel’s story gives us permission to start our own chain reaction of kindness and compassion, which positively affects the climate in our schools and communities.
Please review the great things our students and staff are doing to create a positive climate in our community!
The Florence Township Schools, in cooperation with Sodexo, will follow the new school lunch standards:
Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights
The Florence Township School District in compliance with the efforts to implement the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act will submit the School Self-Assessment. Please provide any public comment on the self-assessment to Donna Ambrosius, Superintendent of Schools at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is our district HIB contact information and a link to a document entitled Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. This document was developed in consultation with the Division on Civil Rights and the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, as well as experts on the subjects of bullying, school climate and culture. The Florence Township school district is committed to providing a safe and supportive school environment in which all students can learn and succeed.
|District Anti-Bullying Coordinator||Jared Peltzman|
|1330 Hornberger Avenue|
|Roebling, NJ 08554|
|(609) 499-4640 ext. 3150|
|Anti-bullying Specialist Riverfront School:||Rachel Taylor|
|Anti-bullying Specialist Florence Memorial High School:||John Lamastra|
|Anti-bullying Specialist Roebling School:||Sara Trombly|
|To report HIB please review and complete the HIBster reporting form:||HIB Reporting Form
|Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act|
With the devastation caused by the hurricane, there will be a significant increase in the number of displaced families.
Anyone seeking assistants for displaced students or need information please contact Mr. Frank Birney, Director of Special Services at
609-499-4600 ext. 2015.
The effects of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt by thousands of New Jerseyans, and we want to provide as much support as possible. Hurricane Sandy was the worst storm to hit New Jersey. It has created a great deal of stress, frustration, and anxiety for families, especially those with younger children. There are many services and resources available to help. The state departments of Children and Families, Education, Health, and Human Services, along with other partners are committed to helping.
Support for Families from the New Jersey Department of Education
As parents or guardians, you want nothing more than an excellent education for your children. At the NJ Department of Education, we want nothing more than to help you achieve this!
We have created a family-focused web site at www.NJFamilies.com with resources to help you support your child’s education, and navigate your school system. We have also opened a “Help Desk” which can be reached through the parent menu option of our toll-free number: 877-900- 6960.
We look forward to helping you help your children.
In complaince with NJDOE Special education implementation please click here