April 2021

Spring-Break Reminder:  no school March 31-April 5. See you back in-person or online on April 6, 2021!  

Weekly Update with Mr. Rizzo
This week Mr. Rizzo talks about:

  • Updated CDC guidelines
  • Unplugging over Spring Break

Click here to watch

Ram Review Link
ICYMI: Click here to read Ram Review including:

  • PMEA All-State Awards
  • DECA Competition Winners
  • Student Media Award Winner
  • And so much more!

Mission Kids – Child Abuse Prevention Month
In recognition of April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month, Mission Kids will be planting nearly 500 pinwheels at Pottstown Hospital – Tower Health in honor of the children served by their Child Advocacy Center in 2020. The Pinwheels for Prevention “Garden” is designed not only to draw positive attention to the topic of keeping children safe but also to motivate the public to get involved. Mission Kids is reaching out to community partners for support in making their “Partners in Prevention” Video. Click here to complete a pledge to prevent child abuse, then take a photo of yourself holding the pledge, and email to Michelle McDyre: mmcdyre@missionkidscac.org.

Food Service Update
The Food Service Pick Up Depot will be open over Spring Break! Stop by on Wednesday or Monday to pick up your FREE meals. 

  • Wednesday, March 31: 12-1 p.m. You’ll receive meals for Thursday, Friday, the Weekend Meal Package, and Monday.
  • Monday, April 5: 12-1 p.m. You’ll receive meals for Tuesday and Wednesday 
  • Wednesday, April 7: Normal Schedule!

April Food Service Menus
The Food Service Department is making some menu changes! 

Grades 1-4: Students will see new items offered in the lunch line! Pick from the daily special – such as Twin Tacos, French Toast Sticks, or Oven Baked Chicken Patty Sandwich – or select one of the daily hot or cold lunch menu items. Click here for Grades 1-4 Lunch Menu.

Grades 5-7 and 10-12: Students will still have fresh daily specials – such as Cheese Ravioli, Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Popcorn Chicken, or Toasted Grilled Cheese Sandwiches – or may select from one of the Daily Cold Menu Items. Click here for the Grades 5-7 and 10-12 Lunch Menu.

Grades 8 and 9: Students will see new items offered in the lunch line! Pick from the daily special – such as Loaded Nachos, Sweet and Sour Chicken, or Waffles with Sausage – or select one of the daily hot or cold lunch menu items. Click here for the Grades 8 and 9 Lunch Menu.

Breakfast items will still be available at all schools. Don’t forget, the USDA extended their meal benefits for all students through the end of the 2020-2021 school year meaning SFASD will continue to provide meals free of charge through the end of the school year.

Light It Up Blue!
April 2 is World Autism Day! Joined by the international community, hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world come together on April 2, Autism Awareness Day, to Light It Up Blue in recognition of people with autism and those who love and support them. Send your Blue (and Gold) picture to ecrew@spring-ford.net to add to our Facebook Album!

GRADES K-7: 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.

Teen Driver Safety Course
Join Health Educators from the Montgomery County Office of Public Health on Wednesday, April 7th at 7:00 pm for a Virtual Teen Driver Safety Presentation. This event is open to anyone in the community. Parents, caregivers, and teens are encouraged to attend.

WHEN: April 7 at 7 p.m.
Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qzf8Z8waQJKf-XRvPGF9pw   

Calendar of Observances
SFASD is a community committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion. We recognize that the responsibility for diversity and inclusion lies with all of us at SFASD: leadership, administration, faculty, staff, and students. In an effort to promote an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity within our school community, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee has compiled a Calendar of Observances to use as a tool to increase awareness of and respect for observations, ethnic and cultural festivities, and other important dates that may affect students, employees, and neighbors in our community.

Committee members referenced the Nationals School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) 2020-2021 School Calendar Guide and the 2020 Anti-Defamation League Calendar of Observances Guide to compile the list below. Click here to learn more.

Join the Guard
Do you know any Spring-Ford 5th or 6th grade students who are interested in learning more about Color Guard? Color Guard Club is open to all 5th and 6th grade students, and will be held Tuesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning April 13th. All students and staff will be required to wear masks at all times. Students will need to bring their own water bottle as we will not have access to water fountains while at practice. Other questions can be sent to springfordcg@gmail.com.

Click here to sign up for The Spring-Ford Cadet Guard Club.

Upcoming School Board Meetings
Click here to view upcoming agendas, board documents, and board minutes.

COVID Updates
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. 

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. 

Click here to view the full Montgomery County dashboard.
Click here to view the full Chester County dashboard.
Click here to view the SFASD dashboard.

Past Weekly Updates

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April 6

In this Weekly Update: End of 3rd Marking Period dates, Paraprofessional Day, Little Known Secrets for parents of students in grades K-7, and more!

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March 30

This Weekly Update includes: Ram Review link, Miss Kids - Child Abuse Prevention Month, Food Service Update, Calendar of Observances, and more!

Read More about March 30
March 25

Check out the Spring Break Food Service Schedule, changes to the menu, and watch Ram Nation WIN from home!

Read More about March 25
March 24

In this Weekly Update: Supporting our AAPI Community, Girls' Basketball Tickets, Message From Your School Nurse, Mock Teen Bedroom, and more!

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March 17

This Weekly Update includes: World Down Syndrome Day, Parenting on your Feet + Mock Teen Bedroom, STEM Program for Young Women, FPC College Planning Event, and more!

Read More about March 17