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09/25 Oasis Free Distribution – Food, Diapers, Feminine Hygiene Products

An Oasis distribution of free diapers, food, and maxi pads will be held at University Middle School at 255 Myrtle Avenue on Friday, September 25th from 4-5 pm.  You must provide your child’s birth certificate and face masks must be worn.

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Welcome Florence Avenue School To The 2020-2021 School Year

Mary Michailidis

Welcome to the 2020 – 2021 school year. We are excited to have you and your child(ren)/guardian(s) as a part of the Florence Avenue School Family. Each staff member has been working hard to prepare for the returning our scholars. We have set high expectations and made plans to help every scholar at Florence Avenue School to be successful this school year.

This year school starts on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. with Phase 1 of Remote (Virtual) Learning. The Irvington Public Schools’ Reopening plan is summarized below and located in its entirety on the District website.

The District Reopening plan shall consist of four phases:

  • Phase 1: Full-time Remote (Online) Learning from September 9 – October 2, 2020. Teachers providing instruction remotely from home and students receiving instruction at home. Essential employees will report to their respective locations
  • Phase 2: Remote Synchronous Learning from October 5 -November 25, 2020.Teachers return and teach remotely from their classroom four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday). Students remain at home receiving instruction remotely. Wednesday is fully remote learning; however, the District can utilize the day for professional development on a needed basis
  • Phase 3: Targeted Instruction (Soft Launch) from November 30 – December 23, 2020. English Language Learners (ELLs), Students categorized as Self-contained classification according to their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), and Tiered 3 students as identified by the District’s facilitated assessment report physically to receive in-person instruction four days a week. Wednesday will remain the day to deep clean the buildings, while teachers and students conduct learning remotely from home. The District can utilize Wednesday for professional development on as needed basis
  • Phase 4: Traditional learning (Brick and Mortar schools) from January 4 – June 25, 2001 In-person instruction for every student. Students attend schools daily and receive face-to-face instruction from their teachers. Full entry for all students and staff, Monday through Friday. Note: Full-time remote learning option is available to students upon written request to the Superintendent of Schools or designee Procedures for Submitting Fulltime Remote Learning Requests
    • Submit a written request to the Office of Superintendent of Schools or email request to on or before August 31, 2020
    • Written request must include the child’s name, school, grade level, parent’s contact information, and explanation for the request.
    • Request for students with disabilities will be handled by the Department of Special Services
    • Points of contact for questions and concerns are Dr. Matin Adegboyega at 973-399- 6800 x 2117 or Dr. Latee McCleod at 973-399-6800 x 2167

Chrome book and charger re-distribution will occur on Friday, September 4, 2020 and Tuesday, September 8, 2020. 

Our school uniform colors are hunter green, yellow, white, and khaki. I expect students to dress in uniform daily which will help with creating a commitment of taking school seriously and being fully responsible for their education.  Students and staff will be required to wear masks, maintain physical distance, and wash hands frequently when we return to school. Below are additional expectations of students and parents to support the remote learning for maximum success.

Student expectations: excellent attendance, logging on to Google classroom and Google meet on time for each class, proper classroom behavior, paying attention and participating, completing assignments on time, completing iReady Reading and Math assignments, practicing good hygiene, washing your hands frequently, and wearing your mask, and being responsible for your education.

Parent/Guardian expectations: familiarizing and becoming proficient in Google classroom and Google meet (resources are located on the district website under the department of Media & Technology), support your child/guardian to attend live and recorded sessions at to complete assignments, reinforce proper classroom behavior, make sure they are dressed in uniform, have eaten breakfast, had a good night sleep and reinforce good hygiene practice.

The first few days of school will be an exciting new experience for you and your child(ren) as they make new friends and meet their new teachers and staff even if it over the computer. Your child’s/guardian’s teacher will reach out to you soon to provide the credentials for Google classroom and Google meet.

We look forward to seeing you soon over Google Meet.


Mary H. Michailidis, Principal 

2020-09-07T12:20:00-04:00Categories: School FAS|

New Distance Learning Portal for Parents and Students

For the 2020-2021 school year, Irvington Public Schools has launched its new Distance Learning Portal to help better equip parents and students for full-time remote learning. This resource-driven site provides videos, toolkits, and downloads for students and families. Users will find a variety of helpful information such as:

  • 2020-2021 School Reopening Plan
  • K-12 Distance Learning Schedules
  • Getting started with using: A Chromebook, Google Meet, Google Classroom
  • Logging your student into Clever
  • Accessing student grades and attendance
  • Resources for special needs families
  • Additional technology resources and online student activities

To visit the Parent and Student Distance Learning Portal please click here.

Full Day Child Care Program For Parents and Staff Members

Irvington Parents and Staff  Your virtual Learning Worries Are Over

Why worry about childcare when CHRISTIAN PENTECOSTAL CHILDCARE PROGRAM can handle that for you?



PRE-K to 8TH GRADE Includes:


RATES AS LOW AS $80 Per Week

(Next to Vernon Avenue School) 36 Mt. Vernon Irvington, NJ 07111


For more Information Call (973) 399-0004 or E-mail: christianpentecostalafterschool@
Make an appointment to register your child today! To register online visit our website:
613-615 Nye Avenue Irvington, NJ 07111

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Florence Avenue School PTA

Our PTA Meetings 2020-2021

  • September 17, 2020
  • October 8, 2020
  • November 19, 2020
  • December 10, 2020
  • January 14, 2021
  • February 11, 2021
  • March 11, 2021
  • April 1, 2021
  • May 6, 2021
  • June 3, 2021

Meetings are on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in our Multipurpose Room. Please note that meetings will be cancelled in the event there is inclement weather.

2020-09-07T12:43:02-04:00Categories: School FAS|Tags: |

Class of 2020 Rain Tribute by Our Security Staff

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Florence Avenue School Parent Involvement

Florence Avenue School Principal: Mary Michailidis, Principal 973-399-6892
Florence Avenue School Parent Coordinator: Ms. Darlene Reeves  973-399-6800 Ext 1924
District Family Community Advocate:  Ms. Patricia Wilson  973-399-6800 Ext 1115

Parents will:

  1. Have monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly workshops with Parent Coordinator that will focus on academics, social development, conflict resolution, and time management skills.
  2. Have the opportunity to attend a presentation on assessment data at the September/October PTA meeting at their school.
  3. Have the opportunity to participate on the School Leadership Council and School Safety Team.
  4. Receive quarterly progress reports and communication (telephone, e-mail, conferences, Twitter, and letters) from teachers regarding their child’s academic progress.
  5. Have the opportunity to visit their child’s classroom to observe academic performance with 24-hour notice to the school principal.
  6. Have the opportunity to develop academic intervention plans through the Intervention and Referral Services Committee (I & RS).
  7. Have the opportunity to receive the Parental Involvement Policy in a language they can understand including Spanish and Haitian Creole.
  8. Have notification of any updates to the Parental Involvement Policy in a timely manner to meet the changing needs of the students, parents, and the school.
  9. Have the opportunity to attend school meetings, which will be held at varied times to encourage participation.  Notification will occur through school memos, school website, automated phone system, monthly school calendar, Channel 34, and Twitter.
  10. Have the opportunity, with assistance from the District Family/Community Advocate and Parent Coordinator, to provide materials and training, such as information regarding the Common Core and using technology to assist parents to work with their children to improve their academic achievement; and to foster parental involvement through Parental Workshops, Family Nights, Field Day, fundraising, English Learning Classes and PTA meetings.
  11. Have the opportunity to be recognized as Parent of the Month.
2020-09-07T12:25:31-04:00Categories: School FAS|

Florence Avenue Extended Learning Program 2020

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Florence Avenue June 2020 Parent Letter

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2020-09-05T12:51:15-04:00Categories: School FAS Blog Post|

2020 Coronavirus Fact Sheet

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