Mary Michailidis

Dear Florence Avenue Families,

Welcome and Welcome Back!!

The first day for students is Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 8:25 a.m. with dismissal at 2:50 p.m.

The first PTA meeting will be Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. virtually. A Google link will be sent out closer to the meeting date via Ms. Reeve’s, parent coordinator, Class Dojo. At this meeting you will be provided with additional information to help with the smooth transition to the school year 2021-2022.

We are so 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 very hard to prepare for the return of our scholars. We have set high expectations and made plans to help every scholar at Florence Avenue School to be successful this school year.

Recognizing that it has been a difficult 1 ½ school years due to the pandemic and with Remote and Hybrid learning, we are also prepared to meet the Social-Emotional needs of our students and families. If you need any assistance, please reach out to our social worker, Ms. Joy Igwe at or 973-399-6862 x1929.

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 per Governor Murphy, maintain physical distance, and wash hands frequently when we return to school. 

Student expectations: excellent attendance, 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: support your child/guardian to attend school regularly and on time, complete all assignments, reinforce proper classroom behavior, make sure they are dressed in uniform, have breakfast and/or eat breakfast at school, have 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. You will be notified of your child’s/guardian’s teacher, room number and section number in the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your summer!


Mary H. Michailidis, Principal