Spring Break Reminder
REMINDER: Spring Break here! Students will return to school on Tuesday, April 2nd. To our friends who celebrate, we wish you and your loved ones a blessed Good Friday and a joyous Easter filled with faith, love, and happiness. 

The 3rd quarter ends today, March 27th. Report cards will be available via Skyward by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 12th.

SFASD Livestreaming of the April 8th Eclipse
Join us for a captivating journey through the cosmos in our special show, Celestial Classroom: Exploring the April 8th Eclipse. Hosted by some of our most knowledgeable Spring-Ford sun, moon, and earth enthusiasts, and livestreamed on RCTV, this live commentary will unravel the mysteries of the upcoming celestial event - the April 8th Eclipse. Check back after break for more details and the link!

Kindergarten Registration is OPEN!
Welcome, Class of 2037! Registration is opening for incoming Kindergarten and new 1st-grade students! Children living in the Spring-Ford Area School District who will be five years old by August 31, 2024 are eligible to attend school in 2024-2025.

Families registering for Kindergarten will be the first to use Spring-Ford's new online registration system. Returning SFASD families who have already registered at least one student in Spring-Ford and already have a Spring-Ford Skyward account can log into Skyward to start the Kindergarten Registration process.

RETURNING FAMILIES ONLY:

  • Click here to review the required and requested documents before starting the registration process.
  • Log into your existing Skyward account to start the New Student Registration process.
  • From the left navigation panel click on New Student Registration.
  • You will be directed to the registration form.
  • Only F1/G1 can register through Family Access not F1/G2. If you need assistance please contact your child's sending school or the Registration Office.
  • Once your application is submitted, you will be contacted by your school or our registration department.
  • Families are new to Spring-Ford should click here to learn more about registering online.

Staff Spotlight: Congrats Mr. Jones!
On Monday, March 26, 2024, Mr. Seth Jones was approved as the House Principal for the Class of 2026.

Mr. Jones has been an educator for twenty years. Although new to the House Principal position, he is not new to the Spring-Ford Family. Mr. Jones joined Spring-Ford in 2012 when he was hired to be the Director of Bands for Spring-Ford High School. Before his time at Spring-Ford, Mr. Jones taught at Saratoga High School in Saratoga, California. From 2012 to 2023, Mr. Jones led the high school band program to numerous successes in and out of the classroom. Additionally, he served as the District 11 President of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA). In March 2023, Mr. Jones transitioned to a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) serving as the temporary House Principal for the Class of 2026.

Mr. Jones’ educational background earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music and K-12 Teaching Certification from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He received a Master of Music Education from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Mr. Jones completed his K-12 Principal Certification through Gwynedd Mercy University in Gwynedd, PA. Congratulations, Mr. Jones!

Student Spotlight: Rampage Writers Honored in State Competition
Four Spring-Ford Area High School students finished among the state’s best high school journalists in the Keystone Student Media Awards Competition, sponsored by the Pennsylvania News Media Association, earlier this month.

  • Senior managing editor Paige Dickerman won first place for Column Writing for the second straight year. She is the first Spring-Ford student to win first-place awards in back-to-back years.
  • Sophomore news editor Rameen Fatima won second place for Column Writing. Senior editor-in-chief Ramona Shekhar won second place in the Review Writing category.
  • Senior design editor Melina Sawyers won honorable mention for Layout and Design.

The winning students will be honored in a ceremony this April in Harrisburg. All student news and stories can be found at the Rampage website sframpage.org

Dickerman wrote columns on standardized testing, media bias, and human trafficking. Fatima wrote columns on artificial intelligence and the electoral college. Shekhar wrote a review of the Netflix series “Wednesday.” Sawyers won for her state tennis championship cover design.

Spring-Ford RAMcast: Embracing Neurodiversity
In this episode, Erin Crew talked with Dr. Tina Giambattista, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education, and Aimee Oblak, Supervisor of Special Education. The trio discussed World Autism Acceptance Month. The RAMcast is a bi-weekly podcast series focusing on all things Spring-Ford. The RAMcast gives parents, students, and the Spring-Ford community a peek into the everyday happenings at Spring-Ford. Hosts Erin Crew and Andrew Rothermel will introduce you to administrators, teachers, students, parents, and other members of the Spring-Ford community. The RAMcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts! You can listen to the RAMcast on:

Independence Day Writing Challenge
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, in collaboration with the Friends of Hopewell Furnace, is accepting essay submissions related to the Declaration of Independence for inclusion in this year’s Independence Day programming at the park. Submissions due by April 30, 2024. The contest is open to all students in grades 6 to 12.

Contest Detail: Grade Levels 6 - 12. Cash prizes of up to $125 for grades 6 - 8 and 9 - 12
Prompt: What does the word “liberty” mean to you?

2024 Spring-Ford 5K Run/Walk
This fantastic Friday night 5K and Kids' Fun Run is the perfect way to kick-off your weekend and show your support for the Spring-Ford Educational Foundation. Not only that, but all 5K finishers will receive a unique race medal and everyone who registers for the 5K by April 14 will get the incredible race-themed long-sleeve T-shirt.

When: Friday, April 19th at 6:15 pm (Kids fun run) and 6:30 pm (5K Run/Walk)

Where: Spring-Ford Area High School, 350 South Lewis Road, Royersford, PA 19468

5K Swag: Unique finishers medal and race-themed long-sleeve T-shirt (while supplies last)

5K Cost: Until April 1st: $22 for students and $28 for adults / After April 1st: $25 for students and $30 for adults

The Spring-Ford Educational Foundation 5K benefits the Senior Impact Dinner. Beginning with the Class of 2006, SFASD has honored individuals nominated by graduation seniors who have made an impact on their educational experience. A dinner is held for nominees and the seniors who nominated them to celebrate how each individual has impacted the lives our students. 

Upcoming Blood Drive
Oaks Elementary is proud to be able to sponsor another blood drive with the American Red Cross on April 23, 2024 from 2 to 7 p.m. Make your appointment today! Go to Schedule a Blood, Platelet or Plasma Donation | American Red Cross (redcrossblood.org) and use sponsor code: oaks elementary

An estimated 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood, but of those, less than 10 percent actually donate each year. If you are healthy and eligible, please come out to donate. Most donations take about an hour, so book your appointment, roll up your sleeve and become a part of the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross and Oaks Elementary. If you don’t know if you’re eligible, show up to find out!

Thank you for making Oaks Elementary such a success. Let’s make an impact on April 23rd by adding it to our list of great accomplishments!

Message from Spring-Ford SNAP
SNAP Senior Post Prom is right around the corner! Want to help? Click here for SNAP's Amazon wish list to help provide candy and glow in the dark items for their fun filled night!!  

There is still time to sign up to chaperone! Limited clearances needed. Check out our Sign Up Genius. Please contact Heidi at sfsnap.heidi@gmail.com if you have questions or would like more information.

Past Weekly Updates

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June 12, 2024

This Weekly Update includes an important update from Mr. Rizzo, Free Summer Reading Programs from Royersford Public Library, and a ParentSquare update.

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June 5, 2024

This Weekly Update includes Last Day of School signs, graduation update, important end of year dates, band and strings registration, upcoming Public Board Workshop, and more!

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May 22, 2024

This Weekly Update includes information about moving to ParentSquare, the 15th Annual Film Festival, Student Spotlight, and more.

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May 15, 2024

This Weekly Update includes the 15th Annual Film Fest, what we're watching on RCTV, Clearing the Air Vape Prevention Workshop, and more!

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