On Monday, July 20, 2020 the Board of School Directors approved the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PD) mandated Health and Safety Plans of the Spring-Ford Area School District for the 2020-2021 as well as the revised PDE mandated Athletic and Marching Band Health and Safety Plans. This information is available on the Reopening Page on the website. To help navigate these documents, we’ve included steps to review these plans:
- Watch the Understanding the Reopening Documents video
- Use the dropdowns for a brief overview of each phases, and watch the Red Phase videos including How to Navigate the Instructional Continuation Plan, the Instruction Design information, and potential Daily Schedules
- Familiarize yourself with each phase - Red, Yellow, and Green
- Click on the links within the Reopening Plan for additional information such as Cleaning and Disinfecting Plan (page 2), the Instructional Continuation Plan (page 2), Special Consideration for Musical Performing Groups (page 24), the Athletic and Marching Band Plan, etc.
Click here to link directly to the Reopening webpage
Click here to link directly to the 24-page Reopening Plan
Click here to link directly to the Red Phase Instructional Continuation Plan
The Board shall reconvene to continue discussing which phase Spring-Ford will open in on Monday, July 27, 2020.
Informal Reopening Survey
The health and well-being of your children is very important to us, and we know some of you have concerns about your child physically returning to a school building. The purpose of this informal Reopening Survey is to gather information regarding the 2020-2021 school year. Your response is not officially binding. The information will be used to continue planning so we can best support children.
Please click here to complete the Informal Reopening Survey.
Spring-Ford Diversity and Inclusion Committee Update
Spring-Ford Area School District is continuing our work to be a more inclusive school district. As ongoing professional development in the areas of racial equality and conscious and unconscious bias, a large number of our Central Office and Building Administrators recently participated in online workshops offered by the Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence and Equity through the University of Pennsylvania. The district’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is continuing to meet this summer to further discuss professional development for employees and examining our curriculum. This committee has doubled in size in recent months and we are excited for the additional voices and talents to help get our district to a better place. We are committed to doing better by our students, families, and community.
REMINDER: Spring-Ford Cyber Learning Q and A Meeting
The Spring-Ford Area School District is pleased to offer Spring-Ford Cyber Learning as an option for your family! As with most cyber school programs, Spring-Ford Cyber Learning offers individualized instruction and flexibility so that students and families can find a schedule that works best for them. The goal of SFCL is to gives families an alternative to brick-and-mortar schools, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have not already, please click here to watch a video reviewing the Spring-Ford Cyber Learning program. You can also visit the Spring-Ford Cyber Learning website, which is being updated regularly with videos and FAQ’s.
If you are ready to enroll in SFCL for the fall, please click here to complete our Enrollment Form (once for each child you plan to enroll).
There are many questions surrounding the right choice for your family, and we encourage you to attend our Question and Answer session via Zoom on July 22, 2020 at 6 p.m. to review a variety of topics including:
- Understanding what cyber learning is, and what it is not
- Reviewing a sample schedule for your family
- Discussing curriculum and expectations
This meeting will be recorded.
Please click here to join the Q and A meeting at 6 p.m.: https://spring-ford.zoom.us/j/93875875495
Special School Board Meeting
The Board of School Directors shall convene for a Special Meeting on Monday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. Participation at this meeting shall be via virtual meeting platform, Zoom or YouTube.
Due to the Governor’s recent order restricting indoor group meetings to 25 people, the best way to participate in a Spring-Ford Board Meeting is by watching on YouTube or Zoom. This meeting will not be open for in-person attendance beyond a total of 25 people.
Spring-Ford Ram Chat
You voiced your questions and we heard. Starting this week, Spring-Ford will air weekly pre-recorded Q&A sessions with a variety of hosts and guests who will discuss the details of what school will look like this fall. Videos will be posted to RCTV’s YouTube by the end of day every Thursday leading up to the start of the school year.
Please click here to submit questions for next week’s Ram Chat. To maintain privacy, questions specific to your child will not be addressed in this session.