Weekly Update with Mr. Rizzo
This week, Mr. Rizzo talks about:
- 4th Grade Meet the Instrument Night
- 5/6/7 GC Virtual Multicultural Field Trip
- Nearing the End of the Year
4th Grade Meet the Instrument Night
Any student entering 4th Grade for 2021-2022 can sign up to learn a Band or Orchestra instrument! On Wednesday, June 2 the Music Department is holding a Meet the Instrument Night at the 7th Grade Center. All current COVID-precautions will be in place and pre-registration is required. Students will get to try out three instruments of their choice. Students must sign up for this event in advance. Click here to register for Meet the Instrument Night.
Can’t make June 2? Click here to learn more about the instruments offered at Spring-Ford.
Ready to join the Music Program for the 2021-2022 school year?! Click here!
Aevidum Field of Gratitude
SFAHS Aevidum Club members will be selling flags through May 28th for the Aevidum Field of Gratitude. Each flag will serve as recognition of the appreciation we hold for the individuals who have had our backs this past year. Staff and students can write the name of any individual – a Spring-Ford staff member, student, family, or other community members – who helped them persevere during this challenging year on their flag. On June 1st, all flags will be placed in the grass in front of both the 10-12 Grade Center and the 9th Grade Center along South Lewis Road. The hope is for this display to represent the support, sacrifice, grace, resilience, and care demonstrated by all of those in our community that inspired us to grow.
Flags will be sold for $1 each or 3 for $2 and can be purchased during lunch at both the 10-12 Center and 9th Grade Center, or on Wednesday at the front desk. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to fund Aevidum Club initiatives next year, including plans for Suicide Awareness Month and the 2nd SFAHS Self-Care Night.
Take a Trip with the 5/6/7 Virtual Multicultural Field Trip!
Welcome to Spring-Ford’s first Virtual Multicultural Field Trip! Take a trip around the world with our students from the 5/6/7 Grade Center as we learn about each student’s culture and background and celebrate our differences.
Special thanks to the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Community sub-committee members Courtney Ojakovo and Samhita Basuthakur for working with RCTV to create the Virtual Multicultural Field Trip. This is the first step in what the committee hopes to be a multi-year community event.
12th Annual Film Festival
Join SFAHS Broadcast Students at the 12th Annual Film Festival on May 25th at 6:30 p.m. The event will be in the Spring-Ford High School Auditorium and admission is FREE! Donations are accepted and will be going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Click here for more information.
Title IX Climate Survey For Students
The Spring-Ford Area School District is conducting a series of campus climate checks to obtain feedback from students, faculty, and staff about many aspects of sexual harassment, such as awareness of existing programs, knowledge of how to recognize sexual harassment, and more. This work is very important and will be helpful to the District as it works to keep our schools as free as possible of sexual harassment, including sexual assault and sexual violence. This Friday, students in grades 7-12 will be sent an optional anonymous Title IX Climate Survey. Parents can click here to review the survey questions. There is no “opt-out” option, as this is an optional survey. Complaints or questions regarding nondiscrimination in school, classroom, and/or employment practices should be referred to the district’s Title IX Coordinator.
Title IX Coordinator (Director of Human Resources)
857 S. Lewis Road
Summer RAMS Program
Have you started Step 1 yet? Get ready for Summer RAMS, click here to start by watching the iReady Program Video.
A “Family Report” will be sent home 1st week of June and registration for in-person or virtual sessions open. In early June, you'll have an opportunity to register for in-person or virtual options by June 18th (optional). The iReady “My Path” is an asynchronous option available until August 27th.
Vaccine UpdatesPer the CDC and the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH), if a fully vaccinated student is identified as a close contact in school, the student will not be required to do the 10-day quarantine. While quarantine will not be required, notification to the parents/ guardians about exposure will continue. As always, it is important to watch for symptoms and proceed with testing if symptoms arise.
The CDC and the MCOPH define that a person can only be considered fully vaccinated 14-days following the administration of the second dose in a two-dose series vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), or 14-days following the administration of the single dose series vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). If your child is identified as a close contact prior to when they would be considered a fully vaccinated individual, they would still require the 10-day quarantine.
Once your child has completed a COVID -19 vaccine series, you are welcome to send a copy of the documentation to the School Nurse. Please share this documentation only after your student is fully immunized, meaning it would be after the second dose has been administered of a two-dose series vaccine or after the single dose series vaccine. More information will be sent from your School Nurse.
Find Available Vaccine Appointments
Many local locations have vaccines available, some offering same-day appointments or walk-in appointments.
MCOPH: MCOPH will release vaccine appointments within phases randomly, not by date registered. Click here to register for a vaccine appointment.
The Medicine Shoppe of Boyertown: The Medicine Shoppe does have vaccine appointments available at their Boyertown site. Click here to learn more.
Local Vaccine Search: Enter your zip code for a listing of local sites.
50th Anniversary Reception
Did your parents, or grandparents, graduate from Spring-Ford in 1971? We’re looking for them! Spring-Ford Area High School invites our Class of 1971 graduates to join their classmates on June 15, 2021 to celebrate their 50th High School Graduation. Prior to the graduation ceremony, we will hold a gathering for the 1971 alumni class. Starting at 5:30 p.m., there will be a reception held in the 9th Grade Media Center. After the reception, our Commencement ceremony is planned to begin at 7 p.m. in Coach McNelly Stadium, and alumna is invited to attend.
Please pass this RSVP along to your family members, and encourage them to RSVP no later than Tuesday, May 31, 2021. We will be delighted to have them attend one or both events!
Summer Football Program
Spring-Ford varsity coaches will be presenting various topics / fundamentals / drills for any Spring-Ford youth player, coach, and/or parent. This event is free! No pre-registration, show up for any or all.
Upcoming School Board Meetings
Click here to view upcoming agendas, board documents, and board minutes.
- May 24, 7:30 p.m. – School Board Meeting
Board Meeting Updates and Changes
The Spring-Ford Area School District Board Meeting schedule will now reflect the following changes: the June Board Meeting will be held on June 21, 2021 rather than June 28, 2021, the remaining 2021 Board Meetings will return to the 3rd and 4th Mondays of the month, effective August 16, 2021. The meetings will take place at 7:30 PM in the Spring-Ford Area High School Cafeteria located at 350 South Lewis Road in Royersford PA. Participation in these meetings will continue to be live and via Zoom.
Committee Meetings: The June Extracurricular Committee Meeting is cancelled. The June Policy Committee Meeting will move to Monday, June 7, 2021 rather than June 14, 2021.
The remaining Policy and Extracurricular Committee Meetings for 2021 will now be held on the 2nd Monday of the month, effective September 13, 2021 with Policy taking place at 6:30 PM followed by Extracurricular at 7:30 PM. The meetings will take place in the Spring-Ford Area High School Main Conference Room located at 350 South Lewis Road in Royersford, PA. Participation in these meetings will continue to be live and via Zoom.
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