Welcome Back!
The First Day of School is Monday, August 28, 2023 and Mr. Rizzo is back with his Weekly Update video! This week, Mr. Rizzo welcomes you back to school! Click here to watch the first video of the new year.

Device Insurance Fee
Families with students in grades 5-12 are asked to pay a Device Insurance Fee annually for their school issued devices. Families who pay the annual $25 Device Insurance Fee will be covered for all necessary repairs unless it has been deemed by the technology department that damages were caused intentionally or by extreme negligence. 

Families who do not pay the annual $25 Device Insurance Fee will be required to pay for any repairs that are deemed necessary. This list also indicates the most common repairs and is not meant to be an all inclusive list. Repairs that do not appear on this document will require a quote from the vendor. 

All repairs must be completed through the district vendors. Students are not permitted to perform their own repairs or obtain repairs on their own from non-district vendors. Click here to learn more.

Log into SchoolPay.com pay the Device Insurance Fee before October 15, 2023.

SFASD Classroom Wish List is Growing!
Everyone online is talking about clearing the wish list, from celebrities to influencers, and we're ready to jump on the bandwagon! Spring-Ford teachers are  thinking about classroom setup for the 2023-2024 school year, and this typically means stocking up on classroom supplies. Click here to access Spring-Ford's Classroom Wish List. Be sure to share with friends who may want to brighten a teacher's day with a surprise package from Amazon. 

STEP 1: Click on one of the many SFASD Classroom Wish Lists

STEP 2: Select as many items as you'd like! Clear an entire list, or pick one item from a teacher you know. The options are limitless!

STEP 3: Proceed to check out.

STEP 4: Possibly the most critical step, select the recipient's Gift Registry Address. Otherwise, the Wish List items will ship to you.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

First Day of School Signs
Click here to download your First Day of School signs. Email your First Day Picture to ecrew@spring-ford.net to be included in our 2023 First Day Facebook album!

PRO TIPS: Don't have a printer? Open the First Day sign on an iPad or tablet and take a picture holding the picture! Please be sure to blur any personally identifiable information if you're sending in a picture with a homemade sign (ie, cover: My Name Is Sammy; My Grade is 2; My Teacher Is Mr. Ram; My Favorite Subject is Art, etc.).

Back-to-School Checklist
Parents, the first day of school is exciting for both you and your children! Take a few minutes to double-check school start times, bus stop pick-up/drop-off times and locations, and more. Click here for an easy Back-to-School Checklist. 

2023 Golden Ram Awards
The Spring-Ford Golden Ram Award identifies and recognizes Spring-Ford staff members’ outstanding performance and commitment to education. Golden Ram Award recipients should demonstrate an attitude of excellence and teamwork and go “above and beyond” the expectations of their job duties to help students succeed. Congratulations to our four 2023 Golden Ram Award recipients:

Click the link above or on their picture below to watch a short Spotlight Video highlighting each recipient. 

Accessing Canvas Parent Accounts
Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) used by all Spring-Ford students and teachers grades K-12 as an online support and supplement for face-to-face classes. Canvas allows teachers to manage content, record and measure learning, and communicate with students and families. Students have the ability to connect with their teacher and peers, access activities and assignments and receive feedback. Families will have access to function as "observers" of the course, which allows them to view work pertaining to their individual student(s).

New families can click here to learn more about setting up a parent account. Returning families can resume using their existing accounts, and do not need to create new accounts.

What's for Lunch
Click the link below to plan out your BTS lunches:

Free Breakfast in 2023-2024
The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced the universal free school breakfast program will continue for the 2023-2024 school year! All students will be eligible for a free breakfast at school. Spring-Ford offers a variety of breakfast items daily including fruits, sugar free juice selection, cereal, and daily menu items like french toast sticks, waffles with syrup, egg and cheese sandwiches, and more.

Free Meal Program - Apply Today
Families who qualify are encouraged to participate in the Free Meal Program to help offset the cost of daily lunch. It’s easy to find out, easy to apply, and risk free. Income eligibility guidelines are available online and are based on your household size and income level.  Be sure to apply for the financial support that your family may be eligible to receive.

  • Click here to learn if your family qualifies for free meals.
  • Click here to apply online.
  • Click here for an English PDF/printed packed with additional information.
  • Click here for a Spanish PDF/printed packed with additional information.

4th Grade Band and String Lesson Registration
All students entering 4th Grade for the Fall of 2023 can register for Band and String Lessons by clicking here.

Once you have registered for lessons, please follow this link to obtain an Instrument Rental and purchase your Music Book: https://www.zeswitzmusic.com/

If you have any additional questions please contact our Elementary Band Director Mr. Slifer- bslif@spring-ford.net or Elementary Strings Director Mrs. Sunny- shwan@spring-ford.net

Save the Date: 60 Pageantry of Sound
On Saturday September 16th, The Spring-Ford Music Association, our High School Golden Rams Marching Band and our Middle School Marching Unit will be hosting the 60th Annual Pageantry of Sound.  This year’s show includes marching bands from the surrounding area.

Join the Spring-Ford Alumni Band
Did you play an instrument in High School? SFMA wants to see your talent on display!  The parent organization is looking to gather as many Marching Band survivors as possible to participate in the 60th Spring-Ford Pageantry of Sound on Saturday September 16, 2023. Participation for this event is open to graduates of any high school who are now living in the Spring-Ford School District. Click here to learn more.

Past Weekly Updates

Miss an update? Click on the date below to keep up to day!

All Weekly Updates are sent via Skylert. Please send an email to ecrew@spring-ford.net if you are not receiving the Weekly Update via email.

Click here to head back to the main Weekly Update page.
 

April 17, 2024

This Weekly Update includes a No School reminder, highlights a Day Brightener teacher, Round Up at GIANT recap, and more!

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April 3, 2024

This Weekly Update includes a link to Spring-Ford's livestreaming eclipse coverage, Kindergarten registration, the March RAMness winner, and more!

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March 27, 2024

This Weekly Update has a report card reminder, Eclipse announcement, Kindergarten registration, and so much more!

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March 20, 2024

This Weekly Update includes information for Kindergarten Registration, Spring Break, the PIAA Girls Basketball Championship, and more!

Read More about March 20, 2024