Spring-Ford Area School District Phased Reopening Plans (Submitted to PDE)
Spring-Ford Area High School Athletic and Band Safety Plan (Submitted to PDE)
Since May 14th, Spring-Ford’s leadership team has focused on reopening schools for the 2020-2021 school year in three phases – virtual, hybrid, and in-person. The health and wellness of our students, staff, and families continues to be the top priority when considering all reopening plans.
On July 27, 2020, the Board of School Directors voted to reopen schools following the Virtual Plan for the first marking period.
What to Expect in the Virtual Plan
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 27, 2020: Special School Board Meeting, the Board voted to approve the Virtual Plan through the first marking period
September 8, 2020: First day of School!
November 11, 2020: End of First Marking Period
Virtual Instruction: Instruction that is taking place from home/outside of the school building.
Live Instruction: Instruction that takes place via Zoom or Microsoft Teams at a specific time.
Synchronous Instruction: Instruction that takes place at a specific time. For example, students will be expected to be working on their Period 2 content during the time in which Period 2 is scheduled in the regular building bell schedule.
Asynchronous Instruction: online assignments via Canvas. Other activities may include offline activities which could also be completed during this time such as doing hands-on and/or paper and pencil activities.
Morning Meeting: teacher initiated meetings held on Zoom or Teams to build a sense of community in an online environment.
Spring-Ford Cyber Learning: Cyber learning offers individualized instruction and flexibility so that students and families can find a schedule that works best for them. This approach makes for day-to-day schedules that are unique for each student, so it’s difficult to pin down exactly what a day in the life of your student is truly like.