Reopening Together

 

Since May 14th, Spring-Ford’s leadership team has focused on reopening schools for the 2020-2021 school year in three phases – Red, Yellow, and Green. The health and wellness of our students, staff, and families continues to be the top priority when considering all reopening plans. Every decision is made through the lens of public health and based on information related to our community.

On July 27, 2020, the Board of School Directors voted to reopen schools following the Red Plan for the first marking period.

Understanding the Red Plan - Returning to School in Red: all stakeholders - students, parents, teachers, building administrators, central administration - will be supported in the transition to home learning and feel confident in the use of the tool to provide high-quality education in 2020-2021 and beyond.

What to Expect in the Red Plan

  • Increase the opportunity for students to engage in synchronous instruction during school closures while understanding that many families still require the flexibility of an asynchronous schedule
  • Maintain flexibility for families and staff
  • Provide structure and support with time management for students and families
  • Click here to view the full 19-page Red Phase Instructional Continuation Plan including:
    • Teacher-lead instruction
    • FERPA statement
    • Attendance Expectations
    • Sample schedules
    • Emotional supports for families and students 

Next Steps - As an administrative team, and school community, we will be:

  • Addressing the social and emotional needs of our students and staff
  • Addressing IEPs, GIEPs, and the needs of our Special Education students
  • Ensuring we have current contact information for our students and families through First Day Verification, which will open on August 1st
  • Distributing or refreshing devices for virtual learning as needed
  • Assessing the academic readiness of students through the use of assessments, and conducting wellness and social/emotional check-ins with students
  • Families who are more comfortable starting the year in Spring-Ford Cyber Learning can click here to learn more or to enroll 

COVID-19 TIMELINE

March 12, 2020: SFASD followed the Governor Wolf's order to close schools for two weeks

March 23, 2020: Governor Wolf announced that all schools in the commonwealth will remain closed through at least April 6, 2020

March 30, 2020: SFASD launched the Instructional Continuation Plan via Online Learning

April 9, 2020: Governor Tom Wolf announced that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year

July 13, 2020: Special School Board Meeting to review Reopening Plans

July 20, 2020: Special School Board Meeting, approved the Athletic/Band Plan and Reopening Plans

July 27, 2020: Special School Board Meeting, the Board voted to approve the Red Plan

August 31, 2020: First day of School!