Spring-Break Reminder: there will be no school for students March 31-April 5. Click here for the 2020-2021 School Calendar.
Weekly Update with Mr. Rizzo
This week, Mr. Rizzo talks about:
- Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College (Grades K-7)
- Spring Break travel updates
- Parenting on your Feet + Mock Teen Bedroom
- Save the Date: 2021 Graduation, June 15
- AAPI Support Resources
Supporting our AAPI Community
It’s been deeply disturbing to read headlines of prejudiced behavior, microaggressions, assaults, and senseless acts of hate against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) across the nation, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic and in recent weeks. Nationally, members of the AAPI community have experienced increasing incidents of hate speech and violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Simply put, this is not acceptable and we must work together to support our community. I encourage you to be emotionally and mentally present for our AAPI friends, hold space, be an ally, and utilize anti-racism resources on our Parent Resources page, a few of which are included below:
- The AAPI COVID-19 Project
- Chinese for Affirmative Action
- APA Heritage Month Reading Resources
- Mental Health Resources for AAPI Community
- Young, Proud, and Sung-jee, a children's book on fighting anti-Asian racism during COVID-19
- Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community
In 2019, Spring-Ford developed an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion policy that states our commitment to creating an environment that fosters awareness and self-awareness of diverse perspectives and backgrounds; to build a community where everyone feels accepted and valued, and to be purposeful in looking for value in others. As well, Spring-Ford’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee will continue to work toward these goals by facilitating the school district’s continuing efforts to promote an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity in order to prepare students to become members of a global community and a staff awareness of differences within our school community.
Please click here to watch a portion of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee presentation to the School Board from Monday, March 22nd.
Attention Spring-Ford Ram Nation: Girls' Basketball State Championship Information
There are approximately 400 tickets for sale to the Girls Basketball State Championship game on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. held at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA. Tickets are $8 per person with a service fee. There is a limit of four tickets per transaction, and tickets are available on a first-come first-serve basis. We hope to see you at the Giant Center on Friday to show our support to the Girls Basketball team. GO RAMS!
Ticket Purchase Site: PIAA Championship Tickets
The ticket code is NET
From Your School Nurse: Knowing the Difference Between Allergies and COVID-19
It’s official, allergy season is here. Unfortunately, many allergy symptoms such as congestion, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, headache, and cough are also symptoms of COVID-19. If your child with allergies comes to school with these symptoms, it will be tough for our school nurses to determine the cause. The CDC notes that a person can have symptoms of both COVID-19 and seasonal allergies at the same time, thus nurses may be required to send symptomatic students home. A negative COVID test or 10 days of isolation could be required before returning to school.
If your child takes daily allergy medications, please make sure that they continue to take these at home each day. This is their best defense against allergy symptoms and being sent home by their nurse. Click here to learn more.
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.
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?!!
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.
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!
WHEN: April 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
DETAILS: Click here to learn more and reserve your virtual seat.
What We’re Watching on RCTV
- Spring-Ford Spotlight: One Year Later
- Spring-Ford Spotlight: Food Service - Cafeteria Workers
- Spring-Ford Spotlight: COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
- Ram Chat: Board Table Talk with Colleen Zasowski
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.