Check out this week's Weekly Update including a K-8 Device Survey, Free and Reduced Lunch Information, and more.
K-8 Device Inventory Survey
As part of Spring-Ford’s multi-year learning plan, all students in grades 9-12 are scheduled to receive a district-deployed device this summer. This deployment plan was in place pre-state mandated shutdown and has been budgeted for the 2020-2021 school year. Each student will be issued a Lenovo 500E Chromebook and will be responsible to pay an annual $25 technology fee.
When considering reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year, we are recommending that ALL students grades K-8 have access to a device at home should schools transition into a hybrid model or full school closure.
Through our ongoing learning plan, we may be able to purchase additional Chromebooks for K-8 students to use at home this school year, if needed. Families would be responsible to pay a $25 technology fee for a district-issued device.
To get a better idea of how many devices the district might need to purchase we are asking families to work with us by requesting devices only if they are needed. We are asking for parents/guardians to respond no later than Sunday, July 19, 2020. Please keep in mind that this is NOT a confirmation of an order, simply a survey to gain more information.
Free and Reduced Lunch Program
The Free and Reduced Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, free or reduced meals to children each school day.
Children can qualify for free or reduced-price school meals based on household income and family size. Children from families with incomes at or below 130% of the Federal poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those with incomes between 130% and 185%of the Federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge children more than 40 cents for a reduced price lunch.
As part of the National School Lunch Program, the Spring-Ford Area School District offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.50 at the elementary, and $1.75 at the secondary level. Lunch costs $2.95 at the elementary $2.95, and $3.15 at the secondary level. Students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program can receive meals at a reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch, or free.
Summer Meal Program Reminder
Spring-Ford will continue providing free breakfast/lunch 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: Each Tuesday and Thursday from June 16 through August 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: The 5/6/7 Grade Center, 833 South Lewis Rd. Building 2, Royersford; Royersford Elementary School, 450 Spring Street, Royersford; Spring City Elementary School, 190 South Wall Street, Spring City
DETAILS: During your Tuesday pick up, you will be given meals for Tuesday and Wednesday. During your Thursday pick up, you will be given meals for Thursday, Friday, and Monday.
Spring-Ford Cyber LearningSpring-Ford Area School District is pleased to offer Spring-Ford Cyber Learning to all grades for the 2020-2021 school year! SFCL has been developed by the Spring-Ford Curriculum and Instruction Department and will be taught by the Spring-Ford teachers your child already knows. SFCL offers students the opportunity to engage in personalized education from home, with the added benefit of being eligible to participate in many SFASD extra-curricular activities.
The goal of SFCL is ultimately to provide a seamless blending of online and brick-and-mortar offerings for all students. The expansion to include all grades gives families an alternative to brick-and-mortar schools, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to complete an Interest Form.
REMINDER: Special Board Meeting
The Board of School Directors shall convene for Special Board Meeting on Monday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. Participation at this meeting shall be via virtual meeting platform, Zoom, or in-person in the Spring-Ford Area High School cafeteria.
- Individuals who plan on watching the meeting and do not plan on making Public Comment should watch on RCTV’s YouTube channel. Click “subscribe” to receive notification when the meeting goes live.
- Since the mandated shutdown, Spring-Ford has utilized Zoom to broadcast our school board meetings. Individuals who plan on watching online and would like to make Public Comment should participate using Zoom.
- Attendees can join in-person. Those who choose to attend in-person should expect to practice social distancing and wear masks.
- Weekly Update