SFASD Messages

Student Attendance
Reminder, online learning is now mandatory. Going forward, our Online Learning will count as regular school days. Please call your school's Attendance Hotline if your child is ill and not able to complete their online assignments for the day.

Each student must log in to their individual Google Classroom to log attendance each day. Each day, attendance will be recorded with a posted “Attendance Question of the Day.” 

  • K-4: Each day the homeroom teachers will create a “question” in the google classroom under classwork. The Questions should be labeled “Attendance Check-In: Question of the Day”
  • Grades 5-6: Every day each class (pair of switch teachers) will create a “question” in the google classroom under classwork. The Questions should be labeled “Attendance Check-In: Question of the Day”
  • Grade 7-12: Every day, each class will create a “question” in the google classroom under classwork. The Questions should be labeled “Attendance Check-In: Question of the Day”
  • Attendance can be logged anytime during the day, up until 11:59 p.m. Teachers will record the attendance in Skyward the following school day.

Click here to review more information from the full Instructional Continuation Plan for Parents.

Online Learning Tips
We recognize that students and families may be struggling with the transition to Online Learning, and that’s OK. Making a plan will allow students to ensure all their academic responsibilities are met and will help them feel a greater sense of control during this transition. Click here to give these helpful Online Learning tips a try!

Technology Support
Spring-Ford's Technology Support is available to assist you and your family! From figuring out how to log into a Google Classroom, to uploading files, we can help you! Please reach out to our Tech Support Team with any questions you may have! ZOOM Room Address: https://zoom.us/j/790380856

Click the link below to watch two of our “quick start” Google Classroom videos:
Submitting Attendance
Downloading Google Apps

Home Device Access Form: please click here to be included in the Phase 3 device distribution. Please note, Spring-Ford does have a limited number of devices available. Based on the rigor of the online curriculum, we have determined that students in grades 7 through 12 will each receive their own device, while students in grades K through 6 will be issued a device to share with siblings. For instance, a family with two high school students and two elementary school students will receive three devices total. A family with one high school student and one elementary school student will receive two devices. A family with two elementary school students will receive one shared device.

FERPA Update
The Spring-Ford Area School District has made reasonable efforts to ensure that such conferencing is confidential and access is limited to students in the assigned groups. However, some of these services will be provided in a group format and when this occurs students will be able to see other students in the group. In addition, the Spring-Ford Area School District is unable to control who else may be in the room in which a student is receiving these services remotely, including other family members or others who are living with the other students, who may observe the session and what other students are in the group. Due to the nature of distance learning which may include Zoom meetings and other internet-based platforms, parents also acknowledge and agree that the District (although it will take precautions to try to do so) may not be able to ensure confidentiality per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). By agreeing to have their child engage in distance learning, Parents agree to waive the protections under FERPA during the time period of the mandatory school closing and understand that the recording of Zoom or other virtual meetings by parents/guardians or students is prohibited. If Parents do not wish to waive FERPA during this time, they may opt-out of distance learning, but understand that due to the state of emergency caused by COVID-19, other types of instruction may not be available.