Special Board Meeting Announcement
The Spring-Ford Area School District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 7 p.m. for the purpose of issues involving the possible construction and renovation of the Spring City Elementary School. This meeting will take place in the High School Cafeteria located at 350 South Lewis Road, Royersford, PA 19468. This meeting will be filmed by RCTV and available to watch live online at youtube.com/ramcountrytv to allow those members of the public that cannot attend to review the proceedings at a later time.

2024 Art Show
The 2024 Spring-Ford 7-12 Grade Art Show will be on display Friday May 3rd 5:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday May 4th 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spring-Ford High School. Come witness in person over 1,000 amazing artworks from the very talented Spring-Ford Artists. All 7 – 12 grade works will be on display in the Art Hallway and in Gallery rooms 165, 166, 167, and 168. A special recognition goes out to the following seniors who earned a well-deserved Senior Artist Spotlight:

  • Parker Diskin
  • Emma Fox
  • Sousan Hejazi
  • Ilyana Jones
  • Amanda Mininger
  • Emilio Morales
  • Nanditha Paili
  • Melina Sawyers

Clearing the Air - Vape Workshop for Parents
Kids are wired to try new things. Whether it’s nicotine, THC (cannabis), or “just” flavoring, the current trend, both nationally and locally, is vaping. Along with other risky behaviors, this is something we need to have a conversation about, as parents and as a community that cares. We’ll talk about:

  • Ways we can help kids to break away from cultural pressures.
  • The teenage brain is built to take risks. How can we encourage smart choices?
  • Vaping can involve flavored liquids, nicotine, or THC (cannabis).
  • We’ll learn about the implications of each.
  • What are the implications of medical marijuana, and the potential for legalized adult use?

WHEN: May 21 at 6:30-8 p.m.

WHERE: Spring-Ford Area High School

REGISTER: Click here to register.

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. Click here to learn more.

Meet the Instrument Night
Students entering 4th grade for the coming 2024-2025 school can sign-up and learn a Band or Orchestra instrument! On Thursday, May 30th the Music Department is holding Meet the Instrument Night at the 5/6/7 Grade Center. Students will get to try out three instruments of their choice and (Registration is Required by May 26th).

Students must sign up for this event in advance. Click here to register.

Can’t make May 30th? Click here to learn more about Spring-Ford's music program.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Brett Slifer (Band) bslif@spring-ford.net or Ms. Kylie Sexton (Orchestra) ksext@spring-ford.net

May is AAPI Month
May is Asian/Pacific American (AAPI) Heritage Month! Families can celebrate the history and culture of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have contributed to America’s diversity and success with event resources from VisitPhilly.com.

This month, join in AAPI Heritage Month festivities at attractions like the National Constitution Center, The Franklin Institute and the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History. Celebrate AAPI art and artists through culturally inspired, avant-garde installations at the Fabric Museum and Workshop and Asian Arts Initiative. Experience Asian culinary history at the Southeast Asian Market at FDR Park — or during one of Philly’s special AAPI collaboration dinners. Click here for a complete guide.

May is Jewish American Heritage Month
During May 2023, hundreds of organizations and Americans of all backgrounds are joining together to discover, explore, and celebrate the vibrant and varied American Jewish experience from the dawn of our nation to the present day.

Upcoming Local Event: The Weitzman is proud to lead Jewish American Heritage Month each May! Check out the JAHM website for everything you need to know about celebrating the month. Find educational resources, social media posts, teacher tools, special events, and more!

National Principal Day
Today is School Principal Day! On May 1, let's take the time to thank the educational leaders of our schools on School Principals Day!

Throughout the school year, these educators commit to leading our young learners to a prosperous future. They support and guide quality teachers and staff, resulting in productive learning environments for everyone. Whether they lead an elementary, middle, or high school, a principal shows leadership skills while being approachable.

Thank you, Spring-Ford Principals and Assistant Principals!

Message from MCOPH
The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) has seen an uptick in pertussis, also known as whooping cough, throughout the county. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a very contagious disease. It can spread when a person with pertussis coughs or sneezes. A person with pertussis can spread the disease for several weeks unless treated. To protect yourself and others from getting sick, take action to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, like pertussis:

  • Avoid close contact with sick people: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  • Stay home when you are sick:  It is important to stay home when sick for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.  It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  • Wash your hands often:  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use at least a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth: Germs can be spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect: Clean surfaces and objects that are touched frequently, including desks, doorknobs, railings, computer keyboards, phones, and toys.
  • Staying up to date with your vaccinations: Vaccines help your body create protective antibodies that help it fight off infections. By getting vaccinated, you can protect yourself and avoid spreading preventable diseases to other people in your community.

If you think that your child has been exposed to pertussis or develops cold symptoms that include cough, contact their healthcare provider.

Message from Spring-Ford SNAP
SNAP Post Prom would like to extend a huge thank you to all who contributed in making this years Post Prom a success.  Thank you to those who donated candy and glow items.  Most of all thank you to the volunteers who gave their time and energy.  Happy graduation to the class of 2024! SNAP would like to extend a personal thank you to the administrators, secretarial staff, custodians, technology staff, and Communications Department for their support. We appreciate all you have done to help.  

 

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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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May 1. 2024

This Weekly Update includes a special Board Meeting announcement, 2024 Art Show, AAPI Month Resources, Jewish Heritage Month Resources, and a Vape Workshop for Parents.

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April 24, 2024

This Weekly Update includes student and staff spotlights, LIVE from the Red Carpet Show, Unified Track, and more!

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