Weekly Update with Mr. Rizzo
This week, Mr. Rizzo talks about:
- The Spring Musical
- The Music Department's Concert Spectacular
- PTA Appreciation Day
FID Update for the 2020-2021 School Year
Public schools that submitted an Emergency Instructional Time Template to PDE may use an unlimited number of virtual days in place of FIDs for this school year. Meaning Spring-Ford can move to virtual days as often as we need without making changes to the 2020-2021 school calendar! Spring-Ford will continue the FID program in the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years.
Spring-Ford High School Presents Guys and Dolls Jr.
Spring-Ford Theatre is proud to offer multiple interpretations of the Spring Musical, Guys and Dolls Jr. This year, students were divided into three casts each presenting an abridged version of the show. The Theatre Department is proud to offer this musical as an online rental free of charge during its premiere weekend.
Life is one big dice game, and the devil is using loaded dice! The classic musical Guys and Dolls with iconic music by Frank Loesser comes to the Spring-Ford stage. Guys and Dolls centers around the relationships and affairs of gamblers, dancers, and missionaries in 1930’s era New York City as they navigate the law, the dice, and love. Who is willing to take a chance and roll for the whole pot? Check out all three versions to catch your favorite actors and actresses take on the likes of Nathan Detriot, Miss Adeliade, Sarah Brown, Sky Masterson, Harry the Horse, Nicely-nice Johnson, Big Jule, Benny Southstreet, the Hot Box dancers, and the Save a Soul Missionaries.
When: March 5 and 6 (tentative date)
Where: Streaming online, details to follow in the coming weeks
Spring-Ford Music Concert Spectacular!
SAVE THE DATE: The Spring-Ford Music Department is presenting a series of outdoor shows on Saturday, May 22 from 10 a.m. through about 8 p.m.! Groups to perform individual shows include:
- High School Choirs
- High School Orchestras
- High School Bands
- Middle School Choirs
- Middle School Orchestras
- Middle School Bands
- High School Jazz Ensembles
- Middle School Jazz Ensembles
Ram Country TV will livestream the entire day so that friends and family can enjoy this day-long Concert Spectacular from anywhere in the world!
Shows will be scheduled group-by-group throughout the day to follow PA Social Distancing and Event Mandates. Musicians have been and will continue to follow the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) guidance including wearing masks, playing while socially distant, and using covers for woodwind and brass instruments. The goal is to highlight student musicians in a safe, outdoor, and socially distanced format. The music department will share more details with musicians and their families, including schedules, audience limitations and social distancing guidelines, in the coming months. Click here for more information.
Vaccine Talking Points for Parents
Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital has provided resources and information for children and families on the science behind vaccines and the COVID-19 vaccine. The asynchronous video for children explains how vaccines work in the body but will not discuss the COVID-19 vaccine. The video for parents also provides an overview of the science behind vaccines but does include information on the COVID-19 vaccine, specifically.
Click here for more information.
2021-2022 School Calendar
The Spring-Ford Board of School Directors approved the 2021-2022 School Calendar at the January Board Meeting. The first day of school will be Monday, August 30, 2021 and the tentative last day of school will be Friday, June 10, 2022.
Black History Month Community Resource
Montgomery County’s Black History Month Committee invites the community to attend a month-long long virtual series of panel discussions for Black History Month. This year’s program will focus on the national theme, “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity,” as established by the Association for the Study of African American Life & History (ASALH). Four virtual meetings will be held each Wednesday in February from noon to 1:15 p.m. focusing on:
- Education, February 3 (past event)
- Criminal Justice, February 10 (past event)
- Parenting and Family, February 17 (past event)
- Faith Community, February 24
Click here to learn more, and to register: https://www.montcopa.org/3683/Black-History-Month
Upcoming School Board Meetings
Click the link below to join a School Board Committee Meeting or School Board Meeting. Click here to view upcoming agendas, board documents, and board minutes.
February 22, 7:30 p.m. – School Board Meeting
Montgomery County Testing Sites
Montgomery County COVID testing sites are now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at several locations 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. Please refer to their website for FAQs and other important information.
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.