July 2021

Student Grade Level Retainment Notification: 2021-2022 School Year
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 you wish for your student to advance to the next grade level. 


Volunteer Update
The Office of Human Resources has begun accepting Volunteer applications for the 2021-2022 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! 


Office of Human Resources
Spring-Ford Area School District is hiring! Current openings include:

  • Elementary Teacher- 2nd Grade
  • Special Education- Emotional Support Teacher
  • Learning Support Teacher
  • Certified School Nurse

Visit the Spring-Ford hiring page for all current job openings.


Athletic Registration Forms: Grades 7-12
Athletic Registration forms (PIAA Section 6 Health History and PIAA Section 7 CIPPE Physical) can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • 10-12 Building Main Entrance, door 1 for students entering grades 9-12. Attn. Mrs. Weiss  
  • 8th grade center for students entering 8th grade, attn. Mr. Harrison
  • 7th grade center for students entering 7th grade, attn. Mr. Seislove

Please be sure to check the building hours for drop off.  All grade level forms can be dropped off at the 10-12 grade center.

Online registration must be completed before forms can be turned in.


Calendar of Observances: July 2021
SFASD is a community committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion. We recognize that the responsibility for diversity and inclusion lies with all of us at SFASD: leadership, administration, faculty, staff, and students. In an effort to promote an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity within our school community, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee has compiled a Calendar of Observances to use as a tool to increase awareness of and respect for observations, ethnic and cultural festivities, and other important dates that may affect students, employees, and neighbors in our community. This month includes:

  • Postal Worker Day, July 1
  • Independence Day - 4th of July, July 4
  • Malala Yousafzai’s Birthday, July 12
  • Anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention, July 19
  • Eid al-Adha, July 19-20
  • Pennsylvania Day, July 20
  • Asalha Puja Day, July 24
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Day, July 26

Committee members referenced the Nationals School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) 2020-2021 School Calendar Guide and the 2020 Anti-Defamation League Calendar of Observances Guide to compile the list below. Click here to learn more.


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.

Past Weekly Updates

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All Weekly Updates are sent via Skylert. Please send an email to ecrew@spring-ford.net if you are not receiving the Weekly Update via email.

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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!

Read More about June 30
June 21

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

Read More about June 21