REMINDER: No school May 30

Weekly Update with Mr. Rizzo
As a follow up to the message sent on May 24, 2022, Mr. Rizzo addresses the shooting in Uvalde, TX and school safety here in Spring-Ford. Click here to watch.

Click here to read the May 24, 2022 message sent to all Spring-Ford families and employees. In his letter, Mr. Rizzo outlines Spring-Ford’s primary school safety initiatives in place and address what students might see over the next 12 days of school.

SFASD Communication Surveys
Over the last several weeks, the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) has hosted focus groups with internal and external Spring-Ford Area School District (SFASD) stakeholders as part of a district communication audit. In order to help SFASD better serve your child(ren) and family, we are looking to gather more information about some of the themes that emerged from the focus groups through surveys with SFASD staff, parents/guardians and community members.

We invite you to participate in a follow-up communications survey

To assist us in this process, we are asking that you take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey. You can access the survey on desktop and laptop computers as well as most tablets and smartphones. Survey participation is completely anonymous. Completing this survey will help ensure that your voice, insights and experiences are captured to help inform the communications recommendations that we are preparing for SFASD.

The survey will remain open until Friday, June 3, 2022.

Completing this survey will allow us to better work with you, as SFASD stakeholders, and allow SFASD to build on its strengths, target strategic areas of improvement, and increase the efficiency and the impact of SFASD’s communication initiatives. 

Congratulations to Mr. Gerard Rogers
On Monday, May 23, 2022 Mr. Gerard Rogers was approved as the new 8th Grade Principal! Mr. Rogers first came to Spring-Ford as a student teacher in 2004.  He officially began his career in education as a Social Studies teacher at Spring-Ford in 2006, teaching both the U.S. History and American Government courses for 13 years. Mr. Rogers has served in several leadership roles within the district including Social Studies Content Facilitator, Peer Mentorship Coordinator, Student Assistance Program team member, Resiliency Team member and Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach.  Over the past four years, he has served as House Principal of the Class of 2026.  

Mr. Rogers is currently pursuing his Doctor of Educational Leadership through Holy Family University. He earned his Principal Certification and Master of Education from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and is a proud graduate of Ursinus College.

Congratulations, Mr. Rogers! 

2022-2023 Final Budget Update
The Spring-Ford School District Board of School Directors voted to adopt the final budget of $182,853,704 for the 2022-2023 school year during the School Board Meeting on May 23, 2022. The final budget includes a 3.25% tax increase, which equates to an increase of .9333 mills, resulting in a millage rate of 29.6712.  This equates to a $93.33 increase per $100,000 assessed.

How does Spring-Ford compare? 

  • With nearly 8,000 students, Spring-Ford is the fourth largest district in Montgomery County and based on the 2022-2023 Proposed Final Budget, is the sixth lowest millage rate (tax rate) in the county.
  • Spring-Ford has been able to reduce its debt obligation over the past 10 years by approximately $133 million
  • The district has achieved a Moody's rating of AA1 due to a conservative budgeting approach. In Moody's Investors Service's ratings system, securities are assigned a rating from AAA to C, with AAA being the highest quality and C the lowest quality.

Click here to read May 2022 Board Notes.

Important End of Year Dates

  • 2022 Commencement Ceremony: Wednesday, June 8 (Rain Dates June 9 and 10)
  • Last scheduled Student Day: Friday, June 10
  • Last scheduled Teacher Day: Monday, June 13
  • Report Cards will be posted to Skyward by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022

Meet the Instrument Night
Students entering 4th grade for the coming 2022-2023 school can sign-up and learn a Band or Orchestra instrument! On Thursday, 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.

Kindergarten Registration - Welcome to the Class of 2035
CLASS OF 2035... Kindergarten registration will open on March 1, 2022, but you can schedule your appointment now! Children living in the Spring-Ford Area School District who will be five years old by August 31, 2022 are eligible to attend Kindergarten next school year. Click here to learn more.

COVID Dashboard Update
SFASD will discontinue updating the COVID Dashboard over the summer. The last update will be June 13, 2022. As well, the Reopening page on the Spring-Ford website will be updated and relocated over the summer. As a reminder, SFASD's Health and Safety Plan recommends the following for masking in Low/Medium/High:

Summer R.A.M.S.

We are excited to share with you a summer opportunity for Spring-Ford students who are currently enrolled in grades K-8 (for the 2021-2022 school year).  Summer R.A.M.S is an optional program to support students in reading and math. Students who may be experiencing learning loss or gaps in their learning may choose to participate in in-person and/or virtual sessions. The role of in-person and virtual sessions are to provide targeted support and intervention in the areas of reading and math.  

Important Steps: 

  • Please use the Sign-up Genius links to secure your spot and then complete the Google form to finalize your registration.  Please register for the grade level that the student is currently enrolled.
  • All registrations will close at 5PM or Friday, June 10th or when the spots are filled- whichever comes first.
  • Please contact Catie Gardy, cgard@spring-ford.net or 610-705-6211 with any questions.

Please note that participation in the Summer R.A.M.S. program is optional. These programs are being funded using ESSER Funding (Federal Funding) and are free of charge.

SEPAC Parent Event
Join SEPAC – Special Education Parents Advisory Committee Meeting - on Thursday, May 26th 7 p.m. for two engaging speakers: 

  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL): Mike Fogel, MA, ATR-BC, LPC,is the founder of Camp Pegasus; he is a caring, innovative therapist and program developer. He will be speaking with our SF SEPAC and discussing the impact that the past 2 years have had on our children and their family's social and emotional well-being. He will be giving strategies on how to improve SEL for not only our kids but for parents and families as well!
  • Language Arts Curriculum at Spring-Ford: Amy Hiller - One of our special education supervisors, Amy Hiller, will be presenting to parents the Language Arts curriculum here in Spring-Ford. Particularly, she will be covering various supplemental reading materials/programs used with our students who demonstrate significant need in English Language Arts.

Email sfsepac@gmail.com to learn more and register.

Class of 1972 Reception
Spring-Ford Area High School invites the Class of 1972 to join their classmates on June 8, 2022 to celebrate their 50th High School Graduation. Before the graduation ceremony, we will hold a gathering for the 1972 Alumni and a guest.

  • 5:30 p.m. - Class of 1972 Alumni will gather in the 9th Grade Media Center for an Alumni Reception.
  • 7 p.m. - After the reception, those interested will move to the Commencement Ceremony in Coach McNelly Stadium

Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, May 31, 2022 to indicate your intentions so that we may make your visit enjoyable. We will be delighted to have you attend one or both events! Click here to share the RSVP with your Class of 1972 friends or family.

Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Board Meeting Dates
All Work Session Meetings and Board Meetings will be held in the Spring-Ford Area High School Cafeteria on the third and fourth Mondays of the month at 7:30 p.m., unless designated otherwise. Committee Meetings are held in the District Office Conference Room.

  • Extracurricular Committee Meeting, June 7, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Policy Committee Meeting, June 13, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Curriculum and Technology Committee Meeting, June 13, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Finance Committee Meeting, June 14, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Property Committee Meeting, June 14, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Work Session Meeting, June 20, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Board Meeting, June 27, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss a meeting! Click on the gray RSS Feed button or Orange Bell to subscribe to the School Board Calendar.

Spring-Ford is Hiring!
Are you ready to join the Spring-Ford family? The Office of Human Resources is pleased to accept employment applications for all positions electronically. Click below to access the system and review current openings. Spring-Ford Area School District is currently hiring:

  • School Police Officer
  • Accounting Specialist
  • Secretary - Senior High School
  • Systems Technician
  • Instructional Assistants
  • School Psychologists
  • 6th Grade Math/Science Teacher
  • Health/Physical Education Teacher

Click here to learn more and apply online.

Past Weekly Updates

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June 29, 2022

This Weekly Update includes a welcome message to Dr. Di Pietro-Edwards, School Board Vacancy information, Summer assignments, Summer Food Service information, and more!

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June 22, 2022

This Weekly Update includes Work Permit information, Summer Food Programs, Summer Assignments, a School Board Vacancy, and more!

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June 15, 2022

This Weekly Update includes Spring-Ford Softball State Championship information, Summer Assignments, a new All-Inclusive Playground, and more!

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June 8, 2022

This Weekly Update includes all the details you'll need to celebrate the Class of 2022, End Of Year signs, a message from the school nurse, and more!

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June 1, 2022

This Weekly Update includes the SFASD Communications Survey, End of Year dates, Last Day of School Signs, 2023 Special Olympics, Board Notes, and more.

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