Back-to-School News

Welcome Back to Spring-Ford!

Welcome back to school! Check back soon for the 2017-2018 Back-to-School Newsletter! Please check back to this page frequently, as it contains a wealth of information for both new and returning parents and families including Back-to-School Night(s), school contact information, volunteer updates and much more!

Click here for information about First Day Verification.


IMPORTANT BACK TO SCHOOL DATES

August 1, 2017 - First Day Verification Opens

2017-18 Schedule/Homeroom Release Dates:
K-4: August 16th – 3 p.m.
5th - 8th: August 17th - 3 p.m.
9th - 12th: August 18th – 3 p.m.

August 21, 2017 Self Guided tours of the 10-12 Center will be offered to 10th Grade students from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

August 21, 2017 5/6/7 Self Guided Tour, from 8 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

August 21, 2017 8th Grade Self Guided Tour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

August 21, 2017 9th Grade Self Guided Tour

August 23, 2017 Elementary Walk Through, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

August 25, 2017 Self Guided tours of the 10-12 Center will be offered to 10th Grade students from 1 to 3 p.m.

August 28, 2017 First Day of School – Welcome Back!

September 1, 2017 No School for Students

September 4, 2017 Labor Day, No School for Students


School Back-to-School Night
Limerick Elementary School August 29, 2017
Upper Providence Elementary School August 29, 2017
8th Grade Center August 30, 2017
7th Grade Center September 5, 2017
Spring City Elementary School September 6, 2017
Evans Elementary School September 7, 2017
Brooke Elementary School September 7, 2017
Oaks Elementary School September 7, 2017
Royersford Elementary School September 7, 2017
5th Grade September 11, 2017
6th Grade September 12, 2017
9th Grade Center September 13, 2017
High School (10-12 Grade) September 19, 2017

Visit your school’s web page for additional information.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL SIGNS
My first day of Kindergarten
My first day of 1st Grade
My first day of 2nd Grade
My first day of 3rd Grade
My first day of 4th Grade
My first day of 5th Grade
My first day of 6th Grade
My first day of 7th Grade
My first day of 8th Grade
My first day of 9th Grade
My first day of 10th Grade
My first day of 11th Grade
My first day of 12th Grade


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When will I find out my child’s schedule for the 2017-2018 school year? Family/Student Access Opens in late-August. You may log on to your Skyward account to check your students schedule, homeroom and transportation information at that time.

My child is taking the bus next year, how will I find out their bus stop and pick up/drop off times?
Family/Student Access Opens in late-August. You may log on to your Skyward account to check your students schedule, homeroom and transportation information at that time.

How do I add money to my child’s lunch account? Spring-Ford uses e-Funds for school lunch, a new program for cafeteria payments that offers various options for parents/guardians who choose to make payments on-line. Click here to learn more about adding money to your child’s e-Funds account.

I’ve moved! Who should I notify? Please complete the Change of Address form when moving within district.

What is Skyward? The Skyward system involves access for parents and students to attendance, assignments, grades, and food service information. Usernames and passwords may be obtained by contacting your child's school office.

My child walks to school, does the school district have safety tips for walkers? Yes, we do! We encourage our walkers to follow tips from the National Center for Safe Routes. Click here for their safety tips.

IMMUNIZATION REGULATIONS

The Department of Health has changed school immunization regulations. The changes will be in effect for the beginning of the 2017/18 school year.

NEW PA School Immunization Requirements MUST be met by 5th day of school or student will NOT be allowed to attend school. If you are unsure, please check with your pediatrician.
Children in ALL grades (K-12) need the following immunizations for attendance:

  • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis
  • 4 doses of polio
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chicken pox)
Seventh through 12th Grade ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for attendance:
  • 2 doses meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)
  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)

Please click here for more information.

BTS SHOPPING LISTS

Check out the Spring-Ford Basic Student Supply List on your school's homepage.

Students in grades 8-12 should bring a backpack, note pad and pens/pencils to the first day of school. Students will receive a list for specific classes, if needed.

Click here for the 5th Grade school shopping list.

Click here for the 6th Grade school supply list.


Please keep in mind that additional items may be requested by your child’s individual teacher, depending on their grade level or class.


Back-to-School Shopping Tips

Know your stores: Many chain retailers will provide shopping lists for all area districts, please keep in mind these retailers do NOT consult with school districts when creating these lists. Not all items are required for the start of school.

Shop end-of-summer sales: The big rush to buy school supplies occurs in August. If you avoid this peak time and buy after the rush, when items often go on sale for 50%-75% off retail prices, you can save a lot of money.

Stick to the list: Extra supplies, while they may be cute, probably won't get used and just leave your pockets empty. Stick to the supply list, or check with your students teacher for additional items.

Head to the dollar store for basic supplies: Check for great deals on pens and loose-leaf paper!

Let the kids raid your cabinets: The kids can select home-office supplies to personalize. For example, decorate inexpensive white binders with photos by creating a collage and inserting the page into the plastic cover.

Host a back-to-school swap: Round up a couple of other parents with kids to host an annual clothes swap. Trade toys and books, too! You'll save a bundle.

Take inventory: Sort through last year’s supplies to see what is left over or can be reused. Having trouble finding last year’s stuff? Resolve to set up a place to keep your school supplies together this year.

Browse Craigslist: Yes, you can find top-quality stuff on the cheap, but you can be a seller, too. Why not get some cash for that barely worn, now outgrown brand-name outfit? Just enter your location and click on "Baby and Kids.”

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