July 14

Spring-Ford Partners
Spring-Ford Area School District is looking to partner with the professionals from our community businesses and organizations to provide career exploration opportunities for its students such as:

  • job shadowing
  • career mentoring
  • career speaker
  • and more

Join us on July 20 at 2 p.m. for an information session to learn more about the ways you can give back to your community and inspire the workforce of tomorrow.

Click here to PRE-REGISTER.

Health Service Reminder from the Nurse
A child’s health is an important contributing factor to his or her success in school. The goal of our district nurses is to maintain, improve, and promote the health of every student in partnership with their guardians. Parents should review the required physical exams, dental exams, and immunization regulations prior to attending the first day of school. 

  • PHYSICAL EXAMS: A comprehensive health examination is required at the start of the school year upon original entry into school (usually when entering Kindergarten or 1st grade), 6th Grade, and 11th Grade
  • DENTAL EXAMS: A comprehensive health examination is required at the start of the school year upon original entry into school (usually when entering Kindergarten or 1st grade), 3rd Grade, and 7th Grade   
  • IMMUNIZATIONS REGULATIONS: PA School Immunization Requirements MUST be met by 5th day of school or students will NOT be allowed to attend school. If you are unsure, please check with your pediatrician. Montgomery County Office of Public Health will be accepting appointments for child and adolescent immunizations at their Norristown and Pottstown Public Health Centers. They will be serving children and adolescents who live or go to school in Montgomery County. Appointments are required.

FPC Summer Workshops
Class of 2022: Not sure what you should be doing this summer to help prepare for your college applications? Then look no further than the FPC workshops this summer! Sign up for a workshop on essays, the Common App, interview skill and more! You can also reach out to Mrs. Benner (A-L) or Mrs. Sussman (M-Z) to schedule an individual appointment. Click here to register.

Alumni Spotlight: Class of 2017
Congratulations to Conor Larkin and Ryne Moore, Spring-Ford Class of 2017. Both young men were selected in the 2021 MLB Draft!

  • Ryne Moore will join the Milwaukee Brewers
  • Conor Larkin will join the Toronto Blue Jays

As Conor and Ryne join the MLB, we take a look at some of their time playing here on RCTV's broadcast, before they appear on NBC Sports! Click here to watch RCTV’s highlights.

Understanding EDI In Spring-Ford
In September 2019, the Spring-Ford Area School District formed the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. EDI seeks to facilitate the school district’s ongoing and continuing efforts to promote an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity in order to prepare students to become members of a global community and a staff awareness of differences within our school community.

Purpose, Mission, and Vision

  • Purpose: To create an environment that fosters awareness and self-awareness of diverse perspectives and backgrounds; to build a community where everyone feels accepted and valued, and to be purposeful in looking for value in others.
  • Mission: By fostering self-awareness and social awareness, we strive to overcome conscious and unconscious bias, participate in courageous conversations and create an inclusive culture that welcomes the diverse beauty of the entire Spring-Ford community. 
  • Vision: Elevate the voices of marginalized identities, ensure continuous, purposeful growth opportunities, establish a climate of bravery and empowerment.

On June 22, 2020, the Board adopted Policy 128 to create an environment that fosters awareness and self-awareness of diverse perspectives and backgrounds; to build a community where everyone feels accepted and valued, and to be purposeful in looking for value in others. Click here to learn more.

Grade Level Retainment Notification
On June 30, 2021, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 66 of 2021 into law. This Act permits the following for the 2021-22 school year:

  • A student who was enrolled during the 2020-21 school year may repeat their 2020-2021 school year grade level in an effort to make up for any lost educational opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, even if the student met the requirements to be promoted to the next grade; and
  • A student with a disability who was enrolled during the 2020-21 school year and turned age 21 (either during the 2020-21 school year or between the end of the 2020-21 and the beginning of the 2021-22 school year) may attend a school entity during the 2021-22 school year and receive services as outlined in their most recent Individualized Education Program (IEP) with all the protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Parents/guardians interested in having their student repeat their 2020-2021 school year grade under the above options for the 2021-2022 school year must submit the Act 66 of 2021 Student Grade Level Retainment Notification Form to the district and/or school that the student will attend in the 2021-2022 school year on or before July 15, 2021. 

Click here to download the  Act 66 of 2021 Student Grade Level Retainment Notification Form ONLY IF you wish for your student to repeat their 2020-2021 school year grade. This form must be printed and returned to your students' school by July 15, 2021. 

DO NOT complete this form if your student plans to advance to the next grade level. No additional action is required if you wish for your student to advance to the next grade level.

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 conversations about the important issues, and ask questions. All Spring-Ford community members, whether parents of students in the districts or not, are invited to attend. Click here for more information. 

Summer Meals
Spring-Ford will continue providing free brown bag service to ALL students in our footprint, 18 and under, this summer! Our goal is to ensure students in our community have access to breakfast and lunch regularly.
WHEN: TUESDAY and THURSDAY from 1 to 2 p.m.
WHERE: The 5/6/7 Grade Center, 833 South Lewis Rd.; Limerick Elementary School, 81 Limerick Center Road; Spring City Elementary School, 190 South Wall Street

Summer Assignments
Students entering Kindergarten-8th grade: for parents and students interested, we have some fun ideas to help students avoid the summer slide. Click here for those resources.

NEW FOR 2021: Students entering grades 7 and 8 are required to self-select a text and be prepared to complete an assignment at the start of the school year.  View these slides for some ideas.

Students entering 9th-12th grade: there may be mandatory or suggested summer assignments,  please check out the link on our High School page for summer assignments.

Summer Dashboard
SFASD will continue tracking positive cases and close contacts of COVID during ESY and Summer RAM programs. Families can continue to report COVID-related information to schoolnurse@spring-ford.net for the duration of their summer programs. Click here to view the Summer Dashboard.

Montgomery and Chester County COVID Dashboard Trends:

Click here to view the full Montgomery County dashboard.

Click here to view the full Chester County dashboard.

Find Available Vaccine Appointments: Many local locations have vaccines available, some offering same-day appointments or walk-in appointments. MCOPH will release vaccine appointments within phases randomly, not by the date registered. Click here to register for a vaccine appointment.

Local Vaccine Search: Enter your zip code for a listing of local sites.

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July 14

This week includes Spring-Ford Partners Event, a reminder from your School Nurse, Alumni Spotlight, and more!

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July 6

This Weekly Update includes Student Grade Level Retainment Notification: 2021-2022 School Year, Volunteer Update, Office of Human Resources Update, and more.
 

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June 30

This week includes Kindergarten Registration, Athletic Registration, Community Connection with Mr. Rizzo, and more!

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June 21

This week includes summer schedules, school board meeting reminder, report card date, and more!

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