REMINDER: No school for students and 10-month employees on Friday, April 21, 2023. To our friends who celebrate, may this Eid fill your life with the brightest of colors, wishing you and your family a very happy Eid!

ADHA and Executive Functioning Presentation
The Spring-Ford community is invited to join Spring-Ford SEPAC this Thursday at 7 p.m. on Zoom for a presentation about ADHD and Executive Functioning and how they affect Social Emotional Learning. If you follow the SF SEPAC you know that they had a speaker earlier this year who gave a great overview and insight into the world of Executive Functioning. This presentation will take a deeper dive into some of the areas that Executive Functioning and ADHD can impact, namely Social Emotional Learning. The presentation will be held via Zoom and will be recorded.

WHEN: Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Online! Join us from your sofa, the softball field, or wherever you'd like!
REGISTER: Click here to register

On-Demand Tutoring Options
On-Demand tutoring is now available to all Spring-Ford students! When logged in to their Canvas page, Students can click on the “On Demand Tutoring” link on the left menus in any Canvas course. On-demand options include:

  • Brainfuse On-Demand Tutoring:
    • Live 1:1 tutoring now available without the need to schedule for Math, English (Reading & Writing), Science and Social Studies
    • The Brainfuse On-Demand platform is accessible 24/7. For live tutoring sessions, you can find up-to-date access hours for tutors by checking the ‘Tutoring Schedule’ icon after selecting your grade level and subject within the Live Help area.
    • Please note that there may be a small wait for tutors at this time as Brainfuse still works to complete the PA Clearances for more tutors. We expect this wait time to improve over time as we add more tutors!
    • Unlimited Access!  

Also available under the “On-Demand” Link:

  • Online Writing Lab: Students can submit an essay and receive feedback within 24 hours of submission. Writing specialists will return the paper along with a detailed analysis and customized analytic rubric.
  • LEAP: Online assessments and practice tests. A learning plan based on a completed diagnostic assessment (includes videos tutorials, written content and practice questions). SAT practice tests and tutorials are also available!!!
  • Language Lab: Support for students who are learning world languages.
  • Flashbulb Flashcards: Students can create flashcards and games for self-study. Library of online flashcards for most subjects.

JUST IN: Best Community for Music Education
For the seventh year in a row, Spring-Ford Area School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 24th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Spring-Ford answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified by school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas. Please take a moment to congratulate your student's music teacher!

About The NAMM Foundation: The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 15,000 member companies and individual professionals. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs. Click here to learn more about the NAMM Foundation.

Student Spotlight: Akshaya S.
Spring-Ford Area High School Student, Akshaya S., has been awarded the "Emerging Leader Honor Award this year" by DECA! Akshaya is the only student from Spring-Ford to receive this award; and the only student from the Greater Delaware Valley/Greater Philadelphia area to receive the award this year.

DECA’s Emerging Leader Honor Award recognizes student members studying marketing, finance, hospitality and management for being academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders through participation in DECA. Congratulations, Akshaya!

About DECA: Pennsylvania DECA prepares students for college and careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and business management. Through integrated classroom instruction, Pennsylvania DECA helps connect student learning from inside the classroom to the real world. Assisted by corporate partners, professional mentoring, and community service opportunities, Pennsylvania DECA prepares the next generation of students to become Academically Prepared, Community Oriented, Professionally Responsible, Experienced Leaders. With over 225,000 global members in all 50 states and five countries, DECA is a global network with infinite possibilities!

Meet the Instrument Night
Students entering 4th grade for the coming 2023-2024 school can sign-up and learn a Band or Orchestra instrument! On Thursday, June 2nd the Music Department is holding a Meet the Instrument Night at the 7th Grade Center from 5-6:16 p.m. or 6:30-7:45 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Students will get to try out three instruments of their choice. Click here to register.

LES Yard Sale - Saturday, April 29th 
Spring cleaning and have items you’d like to sell? Reserve a space at Limerick Elementary School's first ever Yard Sale! It will be held Saturday, April 29th from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., sellers must be set up by 6:45 a.m. (Rain date is May 6th). Spaces are limited and only $15 each. See more details and sign up here. Questions? Email LESFundraising1@gmail.com.

SFASD is Taking Over Limerick Bowl!
Sign up today for two hours of bowling with shoes, arcade card, snacks, and drinks at Limerick Bowl on May 3rd from 6-8 p.m.

Organize a team of six or let the 5-8 HSA match you to a lane. Click here to learn more.

SFMA Is Selling Big Blooms this Spring
Spring-Ford Music Association has teamed up with a local favorite, Greenridge Gardens in Royersford, just in time to get your green thumb motivated! Choose from 19 different options of pots, baskets, flats, and planters. Each purchase helps raise money for the Spring-Ford music programs of all grade levels, and this fundraiser is SPA-eligible! Order today, the sale will close on April 24th. Pick up will be on Thursday, May 11. Click here to learn more.

Updates from Spring-Ford SNAP

  • SNAP's monthly meeting will be help Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 7 pm in the Health Room near the High School Auditorium. 
  • Post prom is right around the corner! If you can volunteer at the event please complete your clearances. Click here to register to volunteer.
  • SNAP is collecting donations of any kind of individually wrapped candy and any type of glow in the dark items. Collection boxes are located in the 12th grade office and in vestibule of the main entrance. Thank you in advance for your contributions.

  • Need prom attire?? There are still a couple more PROM Boutique dates! Our next dates are:
    • April 27, 5:30-8:30 pm
    • April 29, 9:00 am-1:00pm
    • May 4, 5:30-8:30pm
  • PRIM YOUR WAY-Cash for schools: Men’s Warehouse has partnered with Jos A. Banks for giving back to the community when students rent or purchase formal ware for Prom.  SNAP will receive a portion for each sale and SNAP will put the money towards Post Prom.  You don’t have to do anything- the store will ask you what school prom you are attending!!!  Help SNAP and shop at either of these two stores.

If you have any questions or would like more information on SNAP please contact Heidi at sfsnap.heidi@gmail.com.

Upcoming Water Testing Information
In 2019 Spring-Ford tested for lead in water at drinking outlets and sinks used for water consumption. This testing was based on changes in PA School Code focusing on water quality in Pennsylvania schools. When we developed the lead in water testing plan, we adopted a 3-year testing cycle. Testing was supposed to reoccur in 2022 but due to COVID protocols that had drinking outlets taken out of service, so we deferred to 2023.

Again, there is no evidence of water quality issues in any school or building and this is our proactive approach to assure water quality in our schools. Below are the sampling dates for all buildings and results will be shared on the district website when available.

More information pertaining to water testing is available online.

Past Weekly Updates

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June 12, 2024

This Weekly Update includes an important update from Mr. Rizzo, Free Summer Reading Programs from Royersford Public Library, and a ParentSquare update.

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June 5, 2024

This Weekly Update includes Last Day of School signs, graduation update, important end of year dates, band and strings registration, upcoming Public Board Workshop, and more!

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May 22, 2024

This Weekly Update includes information about moving to ParentSquare, the 15th Annual Film Festival, Student Spotlight, and more.

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May 15, 2024

This Weekly Update includes the 15th Annual Film Fest, what we're watching on RCTV, Clearing the Air Vape Prevention Workshop, and more!

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