Weekly Update: September 25, 2019
Erin Crew

Weekly Update: Vaping, ALICE Parent Night, Volunteering and more!

REMINDER: No School Monday, September 30, 2019

Parent Toolkit: How to Talk about Vaping 
Recently, news reports have been circulating about the long-term health dangers related to the use of e-cigarettes, or vapes. The use of these vaping devices poses a significant and avoidable health risk to young people. Preventative information about vaping will be shared in upcoming Weekly Updates, so that parents are prepared to talk to their children about vaping. 

Many parents find that texting is a great way to reach their teens. Here are some suggestions for text messages that might catch your teen’s attention. And, you can easily share pages of the website (E-cigarettes.SurgeonGeneral.gov) with your teen. Share facts and resources:

  • I just learned that many vapes have nicotine in them. That’s the drug that makes cigarettes so addictive. Nicotine can also mess with your brain development. 
  • I just saw a report from the Surgeon General that vapes can mess with how your brain develops and might even affect your mood and focus. Please don’t use any products that contain nicotine. 
  • I hope none of your friends use vapes around you. Even breathing the cloud they exhale can expose you to nicotine and chemicals that can be dangerous to your health. 

Click here to visit the Vaping Toolkit section of the Parent Resource Page for more information.  

Parent Speaker Series: ALICE Parent Night
The Spring-Ford Area School District, in conjunction with the Spring-Ford School Police Department, invites all parents to an ALICE Parent Information. Parents will learn about the ALICE Training Program, review the book "I'm Not Scared... I'm Prepared" and ask questions. This event is geared towards parents only. ALICE is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Spring-Ford Area High School
RSVP: Click here to RSVP 

Parent Speaker Series: Media, Messaging and Youth
Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW, a counselor specializing in adolescents and young adults, will discuss ways that our kids are being impacted by social media, the “misinformation highway,” the access to substances online, and more.

Well known for his insights about the real-world challenges facing adolescents and young adults, Mike will help us to navigate the over-exposure to media and technology, as well as encouraging a healthy balance.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Spring-Ford Area High School
RSVP: Click here to register for this FREE event

Are You Cleared to Volunteer? Submit Your Clearances Today! 
Volunteers are an essential ingredient in the success of our schools and students. Volunteer Clearances are required before scheduling volunteer time in a school.

  • Returning to the volunteer list? The Annual Online Volunteer Registration is required for each school year not per the calendar year. Click here to complete the Annual Online Volunteer Registration. 
  • First time volunteering? Welcome! All clearances will be effective for five (5) years from the issue date on the clearance. Click here to learn more about volunteering in Spring-Ford. 

Volunteer Document/Online Registration Submission is recommended by the date below for each of the following school events in order to assure time for approval. Submitting after this date does not automatically disqualify you from being approved in time for the volunteer event but please be advised that your information may not be processed in time.

Halloween Celebration, submit clearances by October 15, 2019
Thanksgiving Celebration, submit clearances by November 8, 2019
Winter Holiday Celebration, submit clearances by December 6, 2019

Click here for more information about Volunteer Clearances. 

Save the Date: Homecoming Parade, Picnic and More! 
A festive weekend is in store for Spring-Ford students, families, alumni and community members who attend this year's Homecoming celebration. Spring-Ford students will continue a longstanding tradition of parading through the streets of downtown Royersford on October 12, 2019 at 12 p.m. Main Street will be closed to traffic during the parade. The parade will end with a community picnic, provided by the Spring-Ford Education Association (SFEA). Click here to learn more.

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