REMINDER: No school for students January 17, 2022. 

Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. This year, consider making a commitment to serve in your community on MLK Day and throughout 2022. Click here to learn more about MLK Day.

Updated Health and Safety Plan 
The Board of School Directors authorized an amendment to the District’s 2021-2022 Health and Safety Plan as presented, which includes a modification to the plan to align the community transmission standards to be consistent K-12 and an extension of the District’s masking requirements effective January 10, 2022. Click here for more information.

Title IIA & Title IV Stakeholder Input
Under the Federal law, Every Student Succeeds Act, Spring-Ford receives annual allocations for Title IIA and Title IV. Although allocations fluctuate from year to year, Spring-Ford receives approximately $130,000 for Title IIA and $30,000 for Title IV.

Title IIA provides opportunities for a wide range of activities to support the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school staff. Title IIA fund must address the learning needs of all students, including children with disabilities, English Learners (ELs), and gifted and talented students. As a stakeholder, we need your input for next year's spending plan.  Past practices have included training in the following areas: social emotional learning, technology integration, differentiation, teaching English Learners, understanding diversity, administrator training to improve leadership to support instruction, and transferring some funds to support Title I programs. Transferability rules allow for Title II funds to be transferred to Title I.

Title IV provides opportunities to support well-rounded education opportunities, safe and healthy schools, and effective uses of technology. As a stakeholder, we need your input for next year's spending plan. Transferability rules allow for Title IV funds to be transferred to Title I & Title II. Past practices have included transferring the Title IV allocation to Title II to allow for more flexible spending opportunities.

Please complete the survey linked here to provide your input on spending opportunities for the 2022-2023 school year for the Federal grants of Title IIA and Title IV.

Click here for more information related to these grants.

If you have specific questions related to Spring-Ford, please contact Catherine Gardy, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Technology, cgard@spring-ford.net or 610-705-6211.

Spring-Ford SEPAC Kickoff Meeting
The Spring-Ford SEPAC (Special Education Parent Alliance Committee) was formed to provide parents and guardians a network of support, education and training, as well as to access to relevant information, current public policy issues, regulations and laws regarding special education. We are a group that collaborates with SFASD to work towards positive outcomes. If you are looking to connect with other caregivers who understand what it is like raising a child with additional needs, please come out to hear what SF SEPAC has to offer!

WHEN: January  20th, 7pm-8pm
WHERE: SFAHS Hurda Learning Center, 350 South Lewis Road, Royersford
WHO:  Parents, guardians, caregivers, staff,  anyone interested in supporting children with additional needs and their families.
REGISTER: Click here to register.

Spring-Ford Cyber Learning
Registration and Withdrawal considerations for Spring- Ford Cyber should be completed by January 13, 2022. Links can be found here and on the website under Spring-Ford Cyber Learning. We need to ensure schedules are ready to go by the beginning of 3rd quarter for smooth transitions. 

Click here to register for Spring-Ford Cyber Learning in MP3

Click here to withdrawal from Spring-Ford Cyber Learning in MP3

Spring-Ford Induction Program
The Spring-Ford Area School District Induction Program is a comprehensive professional development offering. The Induction Program consists of ongoing instructional coaching to support the Induction Program content.

Purpose of the Induction Program: The hiring of quality, effective teachers and professionals is the most important offering for SFASD students. The goal is to hire the best staff then support them in furthering their own professional skills so that both they and our students are well-served. The purpose of the district’s new teacher/professional Induction Program is to sustain the growth of teachers in their knowledge and practice of teaching and learning. This support is grounded in research-based practices that help to keep teachers and other professionals current in their profession and promote student achievement. The program recognizes that this profession is complex and demanding and calls for several years of study, consultation, and reflective practice beyond college/university preparation.  Inductees are required, throughout the course of the three-year Induction Program, to provide required written or performance-based responses to the information requested, but this information is not necessarily collated into an active portfolio. Click here to learn more about Spring-Ford’s Induction Program.

Community Connection with Mr. Rizzo
Join Mr. Robert Rizzo, Superintendent, for a series of informal conversations in the community. This is an opportunity for families and community members to visit with the superintendent, have brief conversations about important issues, and ask questions. All Spring-Ford community members, whether parents of students in the districts or not, are invited to attend.

WHEN: Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: District Office 857 South Lewis Road
REGISTER: Click here to register.

Community Based Vaccine Clinics
There are a number of pop-up vaccination clinics being held throughout Montgomery County over the coming days and weeks for a primary or booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, a seasonal flu vaccine and more. Click here to check the MCOPH website calendar for more details and to find an event near you. 

Lewis Road Lane Closure
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that Lewis Road motorists will encounter a weekday lane closure between Cherry Lane and D & L Drive in Limerick Township on Monday, January 17 through Friday, January 21, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for curb median installation for a pedestrian crossing under a local project.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays will occur. The schedule is weather dependent.

Message From the School Nurse
For parents who have elected to have students vaccinated: As we continue our efforts with contact tracing in our schools, please consider emailing your building nurse a picture of your student’s COVID vaccination card after dose #2. Having this information helps us to determine close contacts more efficiently. Thank you for considering sharing your student’s vaccination status with us!

STS and SFASD Guest Teacher Program: We Need You!
Substitute Teacher Service (STS) is proud to offer the Guest Teacher Program at Spring-Ford. This program allows those who have a four-year degree to take an online training program that would prepare them for teaching in the classroom as a day to day substitute teacher. This program is the first of its kind in Pennsylvania and is exclusive to STS. The program will enhance the abilities of guest teachers to assure the education and well-being of the children is our top priority.

As a substitute teacher, you will be responsible for carrying out the lesson plans of the regularly appointed teacher for whom you would be substituting.  Your goal will be to adhere to the learning environment that would exist if the regular teacher were in the classroom.

Click here to learn more about Guest Teaching at Spring-Ford.

COVID Test Clinic for Students and Staff
The Spring-Ford Area School District in partnership with CHOP PolicyLab is providing weekly COVID-19 testing for all current K-12 students and all current staff members. This program is not open to household or community members.

Click here for more information.

Community or Household COVID Testing
Need to have a family member tested for COVID19? MCOPH offer free testing Monday-Friday at five sites located across Montgomery County. Appointments are required to get tested. You can register up to 4 days in advance. Click here to find a site near you or make an appointment.

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.
 

January 19, 2022

This Weekly Update includes changes to COVID practices, SFMA Performance Gala, Internet Safety for Kids and Fmailies, and more!

Read More about January 19, 2022
December 22, 2021

This Weekly Update includes winter weather updates, the annual 5/6/7 Grade Center Battle of the Doors, Winter Break reminder, and more!

Read More about December 22, 2021
December 15, 2021

This Weekly Update includes a School Safety Message from Mr. Rizzo, Student Spotlight, Staff Spotlight, Spirit Gear, and more!

Read More about December 15, 2021