REMINDER: no school for students on February 12 (In-Service Day) and February 15 (all schools and offices closed). The SFASD Food Service Depots will be open to distribute meals on February 12 and 15 at Limerick Elementary School and the 5/6/7 Grade Center from 12 to 1 p.m.
All electronic report cards will be available by 4 p.m. via Skyward on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Give your student a hug, handshake, or high five for a job well done!
Please take time to review the information below daily before sending your child(ren) to school.
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 last day of school will be Friday, June 10, 2022.
This year, Spring-Ford Area School District will have one built-in “traditional” Snow Day and will use up to five Flexible Instruction Days (FID) in place of emergency days. If there is a need to close due to snow, the first Snow Day of the year will be a “traditional” Snow Day, and April 13, 2022 will change to an In-Person school day. Spring-Ford has been approved to use up to five FID’s in the 2021-2022 school year. FID’s will be used for any additional weather or emergency-related closure following the first “traditional” snow day.
Food Service Updates
Food Service Depot Distribution will be held weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Limerick ES and the 5/6/7 Grade Center from 4:15-6 p.m. The Depots will be open for meal pick up on Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15 from 12-1:15 p.m.
COST OF BREAKFAST AND LUNCH: All reimbursable meals in-person and at the pickup depot will be free to all students through the end of the school year. All meals will be served in closed lid containers and all utensils will be pre-wrapped for student safety. All CDC guidelines are followed by employees as well as students during food service transactions.
SNACKS AND A LA CARTE: There are limited snack offerings specific to each school. Snacks are not free and will need to be paid for at the point of sale. Families can click here to add funds to their eFunds account to cover the cost of snacks and a la carte items.
Thank you, School Counselors!
National School Counseling Week 2021 (#NSCW21) is February 1-5, 2021! School Counselor Week focuses on the unique contribution of school counselors within our school systems. Click here to listen to a throwback episode of the RAMcast with Spring-Ford School Counselors Mr. Hughes and Mrs. Baker as they talk about the importance of a strong school counseling program. NOTE: this episode first aired in February 2020, pre-COVID
Take a moment to thank your school counselor(s) this week!
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
- Criminal Justice, February 10
- Parenting and Family, February 17
- Faith Community, February 24
Each session will stream live on the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Facebook page. Click here to learn more, and to register: https://www.montcopa.org/3683/Black-History-Month
Weekly Update with Rizzo
Mr. Rizzo, Assistant Superintendent, launched a weekly video update to share information with our families, staff, and community at large. Updates will be brief and easy to watch while waiting in a school pick-up line or during a commercial break! This week, Mr. Rizzo talks about:
- Making weather-related decisions
- The end of MP2 and the start of MP3
- Black History Month resources from Montgomery County
Calendar of Observances
SFASD is a community committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion. We recognize that the responsibility for diversity and inclusion lies with all of us at SFASD: leadership, administration, faculty, staff, and students. In an effort to promote an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity within our school community, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee has compiled a Calendar of Observances to use as a tool to increase awareness of and respect for observations, ethnic and cultural festivities, and other important dates that may affect students, employees, and neighbors in our community.
Committee members referenced the Nationals School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) 2020-2021 School Calendar Guide and the 2020 Anti-Defamation League Calendar of Observances Guide to compile the list below. Click here to learn more.
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 8, 7:30 p.m. – School Board Meeting
- February 9, 6:30 p.m. – Finance Committee Meeting
- February 9, 7:30 p.m. – Property Committee Meeting
- February 16, 6:30 p.m. – Policy Committee Meeting
- February 16, 7:30 p.m. – Curriculum/Technology Committee Meeting
- February 22, 7:30 p.m. – School Board Meeting
Special Assignment from Rowdy T. Ram
Rowdy T. Ram would like to celebrate your child’s RAMdom acts of Kindness! Did your kiddo help shovel out a neighbor, clear the snow off of the windshield, or take the dog for an extra chilly walk? Rowdy would like to thank them for their RAMdom kindness, simply fill out this form and your kind kid will receive a postcard from Rowdy himself!
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.