Weekly Update with Mr. Rizzo
This week, Mr. Rizzo talks about:
- Daylight Saving
- COVID Update from the County
Daylight Saving Time
It’s time to Spring-For(d)ward! Daylight Saving begins Sunday, March 14th, which means later sunsets and longer days. Even better, we're one step closer to Spring!
Ram Chat – Youth Art Month
March is Youth Art Month! Youth Art Month emphasizes the importance of art activities for children and encourages schools and youth groups to support their art programs. On this episode of RAMcast, 7th Grade Art Teacher Chrissy Moyer and High School Art Teacher Cori Rudloff chat about the importance of art education. The RAMcast gives parents, students, and the Spring-Ford community a peek into the everyday happenings at Spring-Ford.
ICYMI, click here to watch the February School Board Update Ram Chat.
Booster Club Fundraisers
Spring is almost here, and the Spring-Ford Booster Club Spring Spirit store is open until March 15th! Click here to start shopping online. Pick-up is scheduled for April 1st.
The Booster Club is also selling Collegeville Bakery Pizza Kits! Your pizza kit purchases will go directly to replace the Booster Club Shed located in McNelly Stadium. Click here to order your Pizza Kit.
Why not order a pizza kit for pick-up at the same time?!!
Virtual Wellness Symposium
Join your neighbors for a FREE Virtual Wellness Symposium online, LIVE, in your living room, on your screens from March 22nd through April 2nd.
Hear from local medical professionals, physical therapists, counselors, mental health wellness organizations, social services, area gyms, nutritionists, holistic practitioners, support groups, resources for veterans, infants and kids, teens, seniors, and MORE! There is literally something for EVERYONE!
Deserving Student Scholarship Fundraiser
It’s time to create! Support the Deserving Student Scholarship Fundraiser for Spring-Ford School District from home while getting your craft on. All kits include everything you need to complete your project, and projects start at just $12.
The Deserving Student Scholarship is awarded to a student who has overcome educational obstacles to become a successful student. The award recipient should also be an active member in the Spring-Ford High School community and be furthering his/her education at either a trade school or college.
Spring-Ford Area School District Parent & Community Literacy Plan Needs Assessment
Literacy is a critical foundation for all learning. Spring-Ford Area School District works to prepare students to be fully literate in the 21st century. Students must develop complex literacy skills to be able to make meaningful contributions to society and enjoy personal fulfillment.
Pennsylvania has recently updated the state literacy plan and at this point in time, we are revisiting our literacy instruction and subsequently updating our Literacy Plan.
Pennsylvania's State Literacy Plan supports five guiding principles: Literacy as a Critical Foundation for All Learning, Diversity, High Expectations, Evidence-Based Decision Making, and Professional Learning. Additionally, Pennsylvania State Literacy Plan includes essential elements of a comprehensive literacy program. These areas include Standards & Curriculum, Assessment, Instruction, Professional Learning & Practice, Leadership, Transitions, and Partnerships.
Click here for more information related to the PA State Literacy Plan.
As a valuable member of our school community, we invite you to complete this survey to share your thoughts and ideas related to our literacy programming.
CLASS OF 2034... Kindergarten registration is open! Children living in the Spring-Ford Area School District who will be five years old by August 30, 2021 are eligible to attend Kindergarten next school year. Click here to learn more.
Montgomery County Testing Sites
Montgomery County COVID testing sites are now open and have appointments each day. Appointments must be may each morning for same-day testing. Test results are being sent within 48 hours.
The Montgomery County COVID-19 testing sites are by appointment only and are self-administered tests. These sites are outdoors and are subject to closure on short notice due to bad weather. Only same-day appointments are available. Please refer to their website for FAQs and other important information.
Montgomery and Chester County COVID Dashboard Trends: Montgomery and Chester County officials are committed to the health and safety of all of the county residents. The Counties have compiled data pertaining to COVID-19 into easy to use dashboards. On these dashboards, you can explore a collection of maps, data and charts that show the number of cases related to COVID-19. There is also information on age, gender and race. The information only pertains to those individuals that have been verified as county residents and received a positive test.