Spring-Ford Reopening Information
Since May 14th, Spring-Ford’s leadership team has focused on reopening schools for the 2020-2021 school year in three phases – Red, Yellow, and Green. The health and wellness of our students, staff, and families continues to be the top priority when considering all reopening plans. Every decision is made through the lens of public health and based on information related to our community.
On July 27, 2020, the Board of School Directors voted to reopen schools following the Red Plan for the first marking period.
The Board shall reconvene to continue discussing the Red Plan on Monday, August 3, 2020.
Special School Board Meeting
The Board of School Directors shall convene for a Special Meeting on Monday, August 3, 2020 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.
About Public Comment
At the start of the meeting, members of the public may comment on agenda items only. The School Board will move through the meeting agenda then at the end will open the microphone for Public Comment.
In order to meet the requirements of Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Law, it is necessary to record the names and addresses of all individuals who speak to the board during the meeting. To assure compliance with this requirement, it is essential that those planning to address the board through Zoom use the "Raise Hand" feature and when prompted state their name and complete address.
Members of the audience are asked to limit their comments to three minutes. To allow time for all those who wish to speak to the board, the board president may ask an individual to yield the microphone to the next speaker. Please keep in mind that the Public Comment portion of the School Board meeting is not intended as a question and answer session, rather a time to make a comment to the School Board.
Public to be Heard on Agenda Items Only: This comment only section is intended for public comment on an agenda item only.
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.
Click here for more information and to apply for the 2020-2021 school year.
First Day Verification Opens This Saturday!
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 for the 2020-2021 school year.
Parents/guardians may log into Skyward Family Access beginning on August 1 to complete the First Day Verification process.
IMPORTANT BACK TO SCHOOL DATES
August 1, 2020: First Day Verification Opens
2020-2021 Schedule/Homeroom Release Dates:
- K-4: August 19, 2020 at 3 p.m.
- 5th – 8th: August 20, 2020 at 3 p.m.
- 9th – 12th: August 21, 2020 at 3 p.m.
Please note, teacher information, homerooms and schedules will not be available until your First Day Verification is complete.