SFASD Livestreaming of the April 8th Eclipse
Join us for a captivating journey through the cosmos in our special show, Sun, Moon, and Mr. Landis: April 8th Eclipse Discussion. Hosted SFAHS teacher, Mr. Landis, and livestreamed on RCTV, this live commentary will unravel the mysteries of the upcoming celestial event - the April 8th Eclipse.

WHEN: Monday, April 8, 2024 from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: On RCTV's YouTube Channel. Click on the "notify me" button on the Upcoming live stream to set a reminder OR click here to bookmark the stream.

SUBMIT A QUESTION: Click here to submit your question for the livestream.

Kindergarten Registration is OPEN!
Welcome, Class of 2037! Registration is opening for incoming Kindergarten and new 1st-grade students! Children living in the Spring-Ford Area School District who will be five years old by August 31, 2024 are eligible to attend school in 2024-2025.

Families registering for Kindergarten will be the first to use Spring-Ford's new online registration system. Returning SFASD families who have already registered at least one student in Spring-Ford and already have a Spring-Ford Skyward account can log into Skyward to start the Kindergarten Registration process.

RETURNING FAMILIES ONLY:

  • Click here to review the required and requested documents before starting the registration process.
  • Log into your existing Skyward account to start the New Student Registration process.
  • From the left navigation panel click on New Student Registration.
  • You will be directed to the registration form.
  • Only F1/G1 can register through Family Access not F1/G2. If you need assistance please contact your child's sending school or the Registration Office.
  • Once your application is submitted, you will be contacted by your school or our registration department.
  • Families are new to Spring-Ford should click here to learn more about registering online.

March RAMness 2024
The people have voted, and the winner of the 2024 March RAMness is... SFAHS Limerick to Limerick Exchange program! This is the second year that the Limerick to Limerick Exchange won the March RAMness competition.

The Limerick to Limerick Ireland Exchange Program includes:

  • Academic experiences at our sister school in Limerick, Ireland
  • Homestays here and homestays in Ireland with students and their families
  • Travel to points of cultural interest throughout the US East Coast and Ireland

Thanks to everyone who voted on Spring-Ford's Instagram account!

2024 Best Communities for Music Education
For the eighth year in a row, Spring-Ford Area School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation by 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.

School Spotlight: Royersford Elementary School Pond Renovation
In 2007, Royersford Elementary School installed a school pond in the courtyard between the Kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms. The pond was part of a district wide effort to have more natural space at each school and featured a water feature, aquatic plants, and some fish. Since 2007, the courtyard, pond, and outdoor classroom has been maintained by various RES staff, students and volunteer parents. Focus chanced when COVID hit, and regular maintenance of the area fell behind. Since 2020, invasive pond lilies took over the space, leaving little room for the pond's remaining fish and snails. Thanks to an all-call from the school's Parent/Teacher Organization, Pondworks sent an amazing crew of four to drain, clean and power wash the pond.

If you would like to contribute to the RES PTO pond refresh project, you can reach out to the organization at royersfordpto@gmail.com.

2024 Spring-Ford 5K Run/Walk
This fantastic Friday night 5K and Kids' Fun Run is the perfect way to kick-off your weekend and show your support for the Spring-Ford Educational Foundation. Not only that, but all 5K finishers will receive a unique race medal and everyone who registers for the 5K by April 14 will get the incredible race-themed long-sleeve T-shirt.

  • When: Friday, April 19th at 6:15 pm (Kids fun run) and 6:30 pm (5K Run/Walk)
  • Where: Spring-Ford Area High School, 350 South Lewis Road, Royersford, PA 19468
  • 5K Swag: Unique finishers medal and race-themed long-sleeve T-shirt (while supplies last)
  • 5K Cost: Until April 1st: $22 for students and $28 for adults / After April 1st: $25 for students and $30 for adults

The Spring-Ford Educational Foundation 5K benefits the Senior Impact Dinner. Beginning with the Class of 2006, SFASD has honored individuals nominated by graduation seniors who have made an impact on their educational experience. A dinner is held for nominees and the seniors who nominated them to celebrate how each individual has impacted the lives our students. 

Upcoming Blood Drive
Oaks Elementary is proud to be able to sponsor another blood drive with the American Red Cross on April 23, 2024 from 2 to 7 p.m. Make your appointment today! Go to Schedule a Blood, Platelet or Plasma Donation | American Red Cross (redcrossblood.org) and use sponsor code: oaks elementary

An estimated 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood, but of those, less than 10 percent actually donate each year. If you are healthy and eligible, please come out to donate. Most donations take about an hour, so book your appointment, roll up your sleeve and become a part of the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross and Oaks Elementary. If you don’t know if you’re eligible, show up to find out!

Thank you for making Oaks Elementary such a success. Let’s make an impact on April 23rd by adding it to our list of great accomplishments!

Spring-Ford RAMcast: Embracing Neurodiversity
In this episode, Erin Crew talked with Dr. Tina Giambattista, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education, and Aimee Oblak, Supervisor of Special Education. The trio discussed World Autism Acceptance Month. The RAMcast is a bi-weekly podcast series focusing on all things Spring-Ford. The RAMcast gives parents, students, and the Spring-Ford community a peek into the everyday happenings at Spring-Ford. Hosts Erin Crew and Andrew Rothermel will introduce you to administrators, teachers, students, parents, and other members of the Spring-Ford community. The RAMcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts! You can listen to the RAMcast on:

Save the Date, Finding Nemo KIDS
Upper Providence Elementary Home and School Association is proud to present Upper Providence Spotlight Theatre’s Production of Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo KIDS! This charming, new 30-minute musical is based on the beloved 2003 Pixar film Finding Nemo. Our Blue Cast and Gold cast include a combined 80 Upper Providence Elementary students led by directors Mrs. Kate Nice and Mrs. Kiera Phillips.  We have a choice of six different show times over the course of two weekends. Performances held at the Upper Providence Elementary Gymnasium- 833 S. Lewis Road, Royersford.

Blue Cast:

Friday, April 12, 2024 at 7pm

Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 2pm and 4pm

Gold Cast:

Friday, April 19, 2024 at 7pm

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 2pm and 4pm

Check with your favorite performers to see which cast they are in. Tickets on sale to the public now! Get yours here before they sell out!

Message from Spring-Ford SNAP
SNAP Post Prom needs you!! Want to help the night of the event? Check out our Sign Up Genius for a spot!  Spend some time with our senior class and guests at Arnold’s.  Limited clearances are required and must be on file with the District office before Friday, April 12th.

SNAP Senior Post Prom is right around the corner! Want to help? Click here for SNAP's Amazon wish list to help provide candy and glow in the dark items for their fun filled night!!  

Prom Boutique will be open Saturday April 6, 2024 from 10:00 am- 2:00pm. Please stop in for you last minute prom needs!  Enter door #24.

Past Weekly Updates

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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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May 1. 2024

This Weekly Update includes a special Board Meeting announcement, 2024 Art Show, AAPI Month Resources, Jewish Heritage Month Resources, and a Vape Workshop for Parents.

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April 24, 2024

This Weekly Update includes student and staff spotlights, LIVE from the Red Carpet Show, Unified Track, and more!

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