Weekly Update with Mr. Rizzo
This week includes:
- Parent Resources
- NAMI Teen Chat
- SFCL New Family Open House
Late yesterday afternoon, we learned the outcome of the Derek Chauvin trial. What has unfolded locally and nationwide over the past year has undoubtedly prompted honest and difficult conversations within our own homes. As parents, you may be struggling with discussing such current events with your children or answering questions they may have. I encourage you to utilize resources on our Parent Resource Page, including:
- Table Talk: Family Conversations about Current Events
- 11 Things That Will Help You Hold Space for Someone
- Teaching Tolerance
- How to Be An Ally
The Parent Resource Page includes a wide range of topics such as How to Talk to Kids About Current Topics, Supporting Our AAPI Community, Supporting our Black and Brown Community, Talking About Grief, Suicide Prevention, and more. These resources can help guide conversations as you speak with your children about recent events. As part of the Spring-Ford family, I encourage you to be kind and support one another.
Administrative Professional Day
To all the Administrative Professionals out there, especially our own, we celebrate you today! You gladly assist hundreds of students, parents, faculty, and staff members each day with a smile on your face (and sometimes some chocolate on your desk). You are the unsung heroes of our district. Thank you for all you do!
SFCL New Family Open House
The Spring-Ford Area School District is pleased to offer Spring-Ford Cyber Learning for the 2021-2022 school year! SFCL has been developed by the Spring-Ford Curriculum and Instruction Department and is taught by the Spring-Ford teachers your child already knows. SFCL offers students the opportunity to engage in personalized education from home, with the added benefit of being eligible to participate in many SFASD extra-curricular activities.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 28 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Online! Click here to register.
Ready to join SFCL for the 2021-2022 school year? Click here to complete the 2021-2022 SFCL Enrollment Form!
Fundraisers and Events
- Spring-Ford Area High School Interact Club is hosting a Drop Off Food Drive TODAY! Click here to learn more.
- Spring City Elementary School is hosting a Virtual Basket Raffle! Click here to learn more.
- The Spring-Ford Music Association is holding a Lottery Fundraiser! Click here to learn more.
Fall Play: Clue
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by the Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!
WHEN: Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 8 at 5 p.m.
WHERE: Spring-Ford Area High School
TICKETS: Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets are limited, click here to pre-order.
NAMI Teen Chat
NAMI Teen Chat is designed for any high school student in Montgomery County who is living with mental health challenges or those who need support handling their hard days. This group provides a safe space to talk with other teens and share your experiences, while getting support, resources, and maybe make a new friend. Groups are led by NAMI trained facilitators. They’re also free and confidential. Join support group and know you aren’t alone! Click here to learn more.
Vaccine Update from MCOPH
Registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is now available for everyone age 16 and over. Montgomery County OPH is currently vaccinating people in Phases 1A and 1B. Eligibility for Phase 1C opened April 12, 2021, and every individual 16 and over that lives or works in Montgomery County became eligible April 13, 2021. To ensure equitable access for all, MCOPH will release vaccine appointments within phases randomly, not by date registered. Click here to learn more.
The Medicine Shoppe of Boyertown does have vaccine appointments available at their Boyertown site. Click here to learn more.
Interested in volunteering?
Click here to sign up to volunteer at Boyertown on Saturday, April 24.
Montgomery County Testing Sites
Montgomery County COVID testing sites are open and have appointments each day. Appointments must be may each morning for same-day testing. Test results are being sent within 48 hours. The Montgomery County COVID-19 testing sites are by appointment only and are self-administered tests. These sites are outdoors and are subject to closure on short notice due to bad weather. Only same-day appointments are available.
Montgomery and Chester County COVID Dashboard Trends: Montgomery and Chester County officials are committed to the health and safety of all of the county residents. The Counties have compiled data pertaining to COVID-19 into easy to use dashboards. On these dashboards, you can explore a collection of maps, data and charts that show the number of cases related to COVID-19. There is also information on age, gender and race. The information only pertains to those individuals that have been verified as county residents and received a positive test.