Weekly Update with Mr. Rizzo
This week, Mr. Rizzo talks about:
- World Down Syndrome Day
- Upcoming Events for Parents
- COVID Vaccines from the Medicine Shoppe of Boyertown
World Down Syndrome Day – Rock Your Socks Day!
World Down Syndrome Day is marked each year on March 21, beginning in 2006. The 21st day of March was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.
On Friday, March 19, we invite the entire community - students, teachers, staff and administrators - to Rock Your Socks in observation of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD).
Wear your most colorful, creative, cool socks to celebrate people with Down Syndrome in your school community. People all-around community, country and the world will be celebrating with you!
Parent Interest Form Grades K-8: Virtual Summer Support
As we continue to navigate the pandemic, our Curriculum Department is looking for ways to support students over the summer. The purpose of this interest form is to gauge family interest in providing support for students over the summer. Please remember that this is not a commitment to participate. It is rather an interest form to help the Curriculum Department with planning. More information will be forthcoming as we get closer to the summer and the availability of programming will be based both on family interest and the ability to secure staffing. To help our Curriculum Department in the planning process, please complete this form no later than Friday March 19th.
Parenting on your Feet + Mock Teen Bedroom
What are the challenges you are facing as parents, caregivers and educators? Be a Part of the Conversation will address the potency of today’s cannabis, other substances, impaired driving, and more, with a special focus on teens and emerging adults. Panelists will also provide a tour of our Mock Teen Bedroom, which helps adults to identify signs of substance use, and trends that put kids at risk, such as cannabis, vaping and alcohol.
WHEN: March 30, 2021 at 7 p.m.
REGISTER: Click here to register online
DETAILS: This event is FREE to the community thanks to funding by Chester County Department of Drug & Alcohol Services, in partnership with Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital.
STEM Program for Young Women
Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Want to explore sustainability, energy, and climate change? Young women in grades 10 or 11 are invited to participate in a free summer program designed for young women interested in STEM!
The Exelon STEM Leadership Academy is a week–long, residential leadership program at Drexel University where young women learn about the energy industry in fun and interactive ways, including field trips, hands-on activities, small group discussions with women leaders from across the region, leadership development training, and an energy challenge with some great prizes for winning projects! Each participant will receive an iPad to use for Academy activities and to take home at the end of the week.
If you are interested in Exelon, please find more information HERE.
FPC Event – Spring-Ford Area School District: Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College
For many families, the high cost of higher education is a daunting proposition. Parents lie awake at night trying to figure out how to afford sending their children to college and still have enough of their hard-earned money to be able to retire one day. Some families have children attending college next year and others have 12 years to plan; but the fears of tackling these monumental and rising costs are the same. The College Funding Coach® is here to help families figure out HOW to pay for it! This event is ideal for younger families as they start to save for future plans.
WHEN: April 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
DETAILS: Click here to learn more and reserve your virtual seat.
Community Outreach Event
The Medicine Shoppe of Boyertown is proud to offer COVID-19 Vaccines to the Spring-Ford community. Currently, the Medicine Shoppe is prioritizing individuals 65 years of age and older. For the general population, the Medicine Shoppe will generate a waitlist for the remaining doses at the end of their day. Waitlist doses will be allocated in the order that we receive ONLINE waitlist requests. After they serve the elderly population, they will release the vaccine to the public.
NOTE: the Spring-Ford Area School District is providing space for the pop-up vaccination sites, the school district is not responsible for the dissemination of the vaccine, scheduling the vaccine, or initiating communication about upcoming events.
STEP 1: email firstname.lastname@example.org with the information below:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Date of Birth
- Full Address
- Full Phone Number
- Full Email Address
Volunteers are needed as well! Please click here to review the available slots and to sign up.
What We’re Watching on RCTV
- Spring-Ford Spotlight: One Year Later
- Spring-Ford Spotlight: GIANT Food Store Donation
- Student of the Quarter - Q2 | 2020-2021 School Year
- Ram Chat: Youth Art Month
- Spring-Ford Spotlight: Read Across America Week
School Board Meetings Reminder
The Spring-Ford Area School District Board of School Directors will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 8, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. Participation at this meeting shall be virtual via Zoom or YouTube, and in-person. In-person attendees must wear masks at all times.
WHEN: Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
DETAILS: Meetings are filmed by RCTV and available to watch online. Individuals who plan on watching the meeting and do not plan on making Public Comment should watch using the live YouTube link.
Individuals who plan on watching online and would like to make Public Comment should click here to participate using Zoom.
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.