Join the Spring-Ford Team!
Are you ready to join the Spring-Ford family? The Office of Human Resources is pleased to accept employment applications for all positions electronically. Click below to access the system and review current openings. Spring-Ford Area School District is currently hiring:
- Special Education Teaches
- Technology Education Teacher
- House Principal - 12 Month- Senior High
- 5th Grade Math/Science Teacher
- Chemistry Teacher
Click here to learn more, apply online, or share with a friend.
Interested in part-time or flexible hours? Check out current openings from our partner providers:
- Part-Time Food Service - Aramark
- Full-Time Lead Cook - Aramark
- Guest Teachers - STS, Inc.
- Bus Drivers - Custer's Garage
First Day Verification
Whether this is your first year as a Spring-Ford parent, or your last, the transition to a new school year can be a bit overwhelming. To help with this process, the Spring-Ford Area School District will utilize online First Day Verification (FDV) for the 2022-2023 school year. First Day Verification will open on Skyward on August 1, 2022. If FDV is not complete, student schedules and/or teacher assignments will not be accessible in Skyward.
When will I find out my child’s schedule for the 2022-2023 school year? You may log on to your Skyward account to check your students schedule, homeroom and transportation information during the following time(s) - 2022-2023 Schedule/Homeroom Release Dates:
- K-4: August 16, 2022 at 3 p.m.
- 5-8: August 17, 2022 at 3 p.m.
- 9-12: August 18, 2022 at 3 p.m.
Morning or afternoon kindergarten assignments are typically sent in early August.
Back-to-School Shopping Lists
Students in grades K-7 can check out Student Supply List on your school's homepage.
Students in grades 8-12 should bring a backpack, note pad and pens/pencils to the first day of school. Students will receive a list for specific classes, if needed. Please keep in mind that additional items may be requested by your child’s individual teacher, depending on their grade level or class.
Back-to-School Shopping Tips
- Know your stores: Many chain retailers will provide general shopping lists for all area districts, please keep in mind these retailers do NOT consult with school districts when creating these lists. Not all items are required for the start of school.
- Shop end-of-summer sales: The big rush to buy school supplies occurs in August. If you avoid this peak time and buy after the rush, when items often go on sale for 50%-75% off retail prices, you can save a lot of money.
- Stick to the list: Extra supplies, while they may be cute, probably won't get used and just leave your pockets empty. Stick to the supply list, or check with your students teacher for additional items.
- Head to the dollar store for basic supplies: Check for great deals on folders and loose-leaf paper!
- Host a back-to-school swap: Round up a couple friends with kids to host an annual clothes swap. Trade toys and books, too! You'll save a bundle.
- Take inventory: Sort through last year’s supplies to see what is left over or can be reused. Having trouble finding last year’s stuff? Resolve to set up a place to keep your school supplies together this year.
- Browse Marketplace: Yes, you can find top-quality stuff on the cheap, but you can be a seller, too. Why not get some cash for that barely worn, now outgrown brand-name outfit? Just enter your location and click on "Baby and Kids.”
Do you know a 5-year-old ready to be a Spring-Ford Ram but not yet registered? Pass this message along! Children living in the Spring-Ford Area School District who will be five years old by August 31, 2022 are eligible to attend Kindergarten next school year. Click here to learn more.
Get Ready to Volunteer in 2022-2023
The Office of Human Resources has begun accepting Volunteer applications for the 2022-2023 school year. The volunteer process will be automated through Raptor’s Volunteer Management. Please visit the Spring-Ford Volunteer Page for more information on volunteering!
For parents and students interested, we have some fun ideas to help your students avoid the summer slide.
- Students entering 7th & 8th grades are required to self-select a text and need to be prepared to complete an assignment at the start of the school year. View these slides for some ideas.
- Students entering 9th-12th grades may have mandatory or suggested summer assignments, please check out the link on our High School page for summer assignments.
The Lifeline and 988
On July 16, the transition to dialing 988 for suicide, mental health, or substance abuse crises will take place across the nation. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022. Click here to learn more.
Free or Reduced Meal Program - Apply Today
Families who qualify are encouraged to participate in the Free or Reduced Priced Meals program to help offset the cost of daily breakfast and/or lunch. It’s easy to find out, easy to apply, and risk free. Income eligibility guidelines are available online and are based on your household size and income level. Families around the country have felt the impact in financial security due to the unprecedented disruption caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Be sure to apply for the financial support that your family may be eligible to receive.
- Click here to learn if your family qualifies for free or reduced-price meals.
- Click here to apply online.
- Click here for a PDF/printed packed with additional information.
Registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open. Please keep in mind if your child will be participating in sports for the 2022-23 school year, the student must pass a PIAA physical exam. Physicals must be administered by a doctor June 1, 2022 or after and they cannot tryout for a sport unless the online registration and physical is complete at least 2 weeks before tryouts begin. Online registration includes a CIPPE Physical (PIAA section 7), this will be uploaded to your online registration. Instructions for registration were emailed out on June 1st and on the tab below under Registration.
- Fall registration is due 2 weeks before your first practice/tryouts
- Winter registration is due by November 4, 2022
- Spring registration is due by February 20, 2023
Student-athletes in grades 9-12 should click here for the High School Summer Newsletter.
Student-athletes in grades 7 and 8 should click here for the Middle School Summer Newsletter.
2022-2023 Food Service Prices
The federal government has not extended waivers that allowed all children to receive free school meal, meaning SFASD will return to pre-pandemic practices in the 2022-2023 school year. This year, families who qualify are encouraged to participate in the Free or Reduced Priced Meals program to help offset the cost of daily breakfast and/or lunch. It’s easy to find out, easy to apply, and risk free. Meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year will be:
- Grades K-4 Breakfast: $1.60
- Grades 5-12 Breakfast: $1.85
- Grades 1-4 Lunch: $3.05
- Grades 5-12 Lunch: $3.25
- Reduced Price Breakfast (K-12): $0.40
- Reduced Price Lunch (1-12): $0.50
Summer Food Programs
Families experiencing food insecurity should use any of the following resources to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:
- Call 211
- Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
- Text "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 877877 during the summer months
- Text "SUMMER MEALS" or "VERANO" to 97779
- Use the USDA Summer Food Rocks website
- Click here to locate a Food Pantry
- Use the Summer Food Site Locator for smartphones - Rangeapp.org
- Check enrollment information from SNAP
- Check enrollment information from WIC