REMINDER: The Last Day of School is June 10th! 

Weekly Update with Mr. Rizzo
This week, Mr. Rizzo talks about end of year information, and introduces us to Madelynn to learn about her, how she supports her friends, and the changes she'd like to see in her school community.

SFASD Communication Surveys
Over the last several weeks, the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) has hosted focus groups with internal and external Spring-Ford Area School District (SFASD) stakeholders as part of a district communication audit. In order to help SFASD better serve your child(ren) and family, we are looking to gather more information about some of the themes that emerged from the focus groups through surveys with SFASD staff, parents/guardians and community members.

We invite you to participate in a follow-up communications survey

To assist us in this process, we are asking that you take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey. You can access the survey on desktop and laptop computers as well as most tablets and smartphones. Survey participation is completely anonymous. Completing this survey will help ensure that your voice, insights and experiences are captured to help inform the communications recommendations that we are preparing for SFASD.

The survey will remain open until Friday, June 3, 2022.

Completing this survey will allow us to better work with you, as SFASD stakeholders, and allow SFASD to build on its strengths, target strategic areas of improvement, and increase the efficiency and the impact of SFASD’s communication initiatives.

SFASD Welcomes the Special Olympics in 2023!
After hosting the event for an extraordinary 10-years, Souderton Area School District officially passed the torch to Spring-Ford Area School District - we are pleased to announce that starting in 2023, SFASD will host the Montgomery County Special Olympics Track and Field Competition! Look for information about the program in the 2022-2023 school year, including sign-up and volunteer opportunities.

ABOUT MONTGOMERY COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Special Olympics is an international organization dedicated to providing individuals with intellectual disabilities or other significant developmental disabilities with an opportunity to train and compete in Olympic-style sports. Through training and competition, athletes improve their physical fitness and general health. The athletes gain the discipline, the interpersonal and social skills, and the self-confidence to become contributing, participating members of our community.

Summer Assignments

  • For parents and students interested, we have some fun ideas to help your K-6 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.

2022-2023 Final Budget Update
The Spring-Ford School District Board of School Directors voted to adopt the final budget of $182,853,704 for the 2022-2023 school year during the School Board Meeting on May 23, 2022. The final budget includes a 3.25% tax increase, which equates to an increase of .9333 mills, resulting in a millage rate of 29.6712.  This equates to a $93.33 increase per $100,000 assessed.

How does Spring-Ford compare? 

  • With nearly 8,000 students, Spring-Ford is the fourth largest district in Montgomery County and based on the 2022-2023 Proposed Final Budget, is the sixth lowest millage rate (tax rate) in the county.
  • Spring-Ford has been able to reduce its debt obligation over the past 10 years by approximately $133 million
  • The district has achieved a Moody's rating of AA1 due to a conservative budgeting approach. In Moody's Investors Service's ratings system, securities are assigned a rating from AAA to C, with AAA being the highest quality and C the lowest quality.

Click here to read May 2022 Board Notes.

Important End of Year Dates

  • 2022 Commencement Ceremony: Wednesday, June 8 (Rain Dates June 9 and 10)
  • Last scheduled Student Day: Friday, June 10
  • Last scheduled Teacher Day: Monday, June 13
  • Report Cards will be posted to Skyward by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022

Click here for other important End of Year dates and information.

Last Day of School Signs
Click here to download your Last Day signs. Send your Last Day of School pictures to ecrew@spring-ford.net on June 10 to be featured on the Spring-Ford Facebook page!

PRO TIP: Don't have a printer? Pull up the Last Day sign on an iPad or tablet!

COVID Dashboard Update
SFASD will discontinue updating the COVID Dashboard over the summer. The last update will be June 13, 2022. As well, the Reopening page on the Spring-Ford website will be updated and relocated over the summer. As a reminder, SFASD's Health and Safety Plan recommends the following for masking in Low/Medium/High:

Summer R.A.M.S.
We are excited to share with you a summer opportunity for Spring-Ford students who are currently enrolled in grades K-8 (for the 2021-2022 school year).  Summer R.A.M.S is an optional program to support students in reading and math. Students who may be experiencing learning loss or gaps in their learning may choose to participate in in-person and/or virtual sessions. The role of in-person and virtual sessions are to provide targeted support and intervention in the areas of reading and math.  

Important Steps: 

  • Please use the Sign-up Genius links to secure your spot and then complete the Google form to finalize your registration.  Please register for the grade level that the student is currently enrolled.
  • All registrations will close at 5PM or Friday, June 10th or when the spots are filled- whichever comes first.
  • Please contact Catie Gardy, cgard@spring-ford.net or 610-705-6211 with any questions.

Please note that participation in the Summer R.A.M.S. program is optional. These programs are being funded using ESSER Funding (Federal Funding) and are free of charge.

Meet the Instrument Night
Students entering 4th grade for the coming 2022-2023 school can sign-up and learn a Band or Orchestra instrument! On Thursday, June 2 the Music Department is holding a Meet the Instrument Night at the 7th Grade Center. All current COVID-precautions will be in place and pre-registration is required. Students will get to try out three instruments of their choice.

Class of 1972 Reception
Spring-Ford Area High School invites the Class of 1972 to join their classmates on June 8, 2022 to celebrate their 50th High School Graduation. Before the graduation ceremony, we will hold a gathering for the 1972 Alumni and a guest.

  • 5:30 p.m. - Class of 1972 Alumni will gather in the 9th Grade Media Center for an Alumni Reception.
  • 7 p.m. - After the reception, those interested will move to the Commencement Ceremony in Coach McNelly Stadium

Please RSVP to indicate your intentions so that we may make your visit enjoyable. We will be delighted to have you attend one or both events! Click here to share the RSVP with your Class of 1972 friends or family.

Spring-Ford is Hiring!
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:

  • Athletic Director
  • House Principal
  • School Police Officer
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Elementary Teacher
  • ESL Teacher
  • Systems Technician
  • Instructional Assistants

Click here to learn more and apply online.

Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Board Meeting Dates
All Work Session Meetings and Board Meetings will be held in the Spring-Ford Area High School Cafeteria on the third and fourth Mondays of the month at 7:30 p.m., unless designated otherwise. Committee Meetings are held in the District Office Conference Room.

  • Extracurricular Committee Meeting, June 7, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Policy Committee Meeting, June 13, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Curriculum and Technology Committee Meeting, June 13, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Finance Committee Meeting, June 14, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Property Committee Meeting, June 14, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Work Session Meeting, June 20, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Board Meeting, June 27, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss a meeting! Click on the gray RSS Feed button or Orange Bell to subscribe to the School Board Calendar.

SNAP Wants You to Take a Vaca!
Last weekend SNAP held a free post prom event at Arnold’s Family Fun Center for Seniors and their guests.This event is funded is through donations and fundraisers. SNAP’s  current fundraiser for the Class of 2023 post prom is a week stay in a Floridia vacation home. Tickets are $20 and only 100 tickets will be sold.

Click here to purchase tickets online.

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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August 11, 2022

This Weekly Update includes Schedule Release Dates, BTS Nights, Band/String Lessons, ELD Welcome Back Night, and more!

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August 4, 2022

This Weekly Update includes First Day Verification information, 4th Grade Band and Strings Lessons, Back to School Nights, and more!

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July 28, 2022

This Weekly Update includes First Day Verification Information, School Shopping Lists, Job Postings and more!

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July 13, 2022

This Weekly Update includes news from the Board of School Directors, Athletic Department Update, Lifeline and 988 news, and more!

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