Fall Break Reminder
No school November 21-25. Need a tasty dish to take to Friendsgiving? Check out these recipes from BodyMetrix and RCTV:

You'll find a perfect recipe for your feast, whether you're a canned cranberry fan or a homemade cranberry fan!

Mr. Rizzo's Weekly Video
This week, Mr. Rizzo talks about SNOW! Click here to watch.

American Education Week Message
This year, American Education Week is November 14-18, and we encourage our community to celebrate public education by sending a message through Many Thanks, Spring-Ford!

American Education Week, which was first celebrated in 1921 by the National Education Association, is an opportunity to celebrate public education, to inform the community of the accomplishments and needs of public schools, and to honor teachers and staff who are making a difference in schools.
 
Click here for a special message from Mr. Rizzo, and just a few of Spring-Ford's many support staff superstars, stellar service providers, school counselors, school psychologists, nurses, and totally terrific teachers!
 
Thank YOU, Spring-Ford Community, for supporting our students!
 
Report Card Reminder
Report Cards will be posted to Skyward by 4 p.m. today by 4 p.m. Be sure to give your student a high-five, handshake or hug today!

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Children do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives. Attending parent–teacher conferences is a way to be involved and help your child succeed. Please visit your school's website or school/principal newsletter for additional information.

ALICE Parent Night - TONIGHT!
The Spring-Ford Area School District, in conjunction with the Spring-Ford School Police Department, invites all parents to an ALICE Parent Information. ALICE is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. Parents will learn about the ALICE Training Program, review the book "I'm Not Scared... I'm Prepared," ask questions, and learn more about the Spring-Ford Police Department. This event is geared towards parents only.

Date: November 16, 2022
Location: Spring-Ford Area High School
Presenters: Spring-Ford Police Officer Terry Heydt, Spring-Ford Police Lieutenant Gwen Phillips

Click here to register.

S-F SEPAC Meeting 
Special Needs Planning for the Future: Trusts, Wills, Guardianships, and Powers of Attorney. What are your options for providing for your child’s future needs? Get a clear explanation of the legal terminology and the information you need to make a plan with confidence. Speaker Alissa B. Gorman, Esq. specializes in estate planning, guardianships, special needs trusts, and elder law planning.  She assists individuals and families with the preparation of various trust agreements, including Special Needs Trusts, Medicare Set-Asides, Settlement Preservation Trusts, and Minor’s Trusts. (A parent/guardian education event, not an endorsement of legal services)

November 17, 7PM
SHS, Hurda Center

Parent Feedback Form: K-6 ELA Curriculum
The curriculum department is conducting a review of the ELA program and resources for grades K-6. Our current core program, Journeys, expires in June 2023. Please provide your feedback below, no later than November 22, as we begin the curriculum review process and consider new materials.

Click here to provide feedback. The form will close on November 22, 2022.

Learning Loss Plan Feedback Form
Spring-Ford's Learning Loss Plan was presented on November 15th, 2021 to the School Board for approval, which includes activities such as summer programming, tutoring,  and an intervention program for math and reading, all of which were funded by ARP ESSER grant funding.

As part of the grant program, we are given specific parameters for how this money can be spent. Part of the requirements include programs such as Reading Intervention, Summer Enrichment Programs, student SEL, Professional Development on SEL, and After School Programs. We are asking for staff and parent input so that we can better understand the areas where you may be seeing a need to support your student(s) as we return to a normal school year. Please click here to provide your feedback.

Cold Weather is Coming, Know the Plan!
This year, Spring-Ford Area School District built one Emergency Day into the calendar and plans to utilize Virtual or Flexible Instruction Days (FID) in case of an emergency closure. A Virtual Day or FID will be used for an unplanned school closure and will eliminate the need for a make-up days at the end of the year. On a weather related Virtual Day, students will follow a modified schedule with virtual lessons via Zoom or Teams synchronously for a portion of each period. If there is a need to call a Snow Day, the first Snow Day of the year will be a “traditional” Snow Day and April 5, 2023 will change to an In-Person school day.

Click here to watch a helpful video to review the quickest ways to get up-to-date information on delays and closures. Quick Tips:

  • Login to Skyward to make changes to your phone number or add additional phone numbers, email addresses, and cell numbers for SMS Text Messages.
  • Follow Spring-Ford on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Download the Spring-Ford app for push notifications

Shop Spring-Ford
The fundraisers listed on the Shop Spring-Ford page are from our Spring-Ford Parent Organizations (Home & School, Parent/Teacher Organizations, Booster Club, Music Association, Spring-Ford SNAP), athletic teams, and school clubs. Proceeds support Spring-Ford students each and every day. New additions to the shop this week include:

Royersford PTO Shopping Event
Shop Main Street Royersford on November 30th from 4 to 6 p.m.! Sip hot chocolate (courtesy of RES PTO) by the Royersford Borough Tree (306 Main Street) and Santa Mailbox. Write and decorate letters to Santa. Many of the stores will be open during this time, but here are a few extending extra holiday cheer to the Royersford PTO: Brewed Awakening will be open for this event, Giovanni's Dine-out night with 10% give back all day, Cranberry Street Boutique is offering a 20% give back when RES is mentioned, Keystone Land & Sea, True Blue Bakery, Julia's Gems & Jewelry, Handel's and Calhoun Jewelers. Click here for more information.

Upper Providence Spirit Wear Shop

The UPES Spirit Wear Shop is open 24/7! You can grab UPES wear or Spring-Ford gear any time, day or night. Fan favorites are:

  • Spring-Ford Tie-Die Shirts
  • Ladies Quarter Zip Pullover
  • Long Sleeve Micropique Sport-Wic Polo
  • UPES Hooded Sweatshirt
  • And more!

Click here to order.

Spring-Ford Music Association Holiday Gift Fundraiser
It's time to start planning for upcoming gifts, and SFMA has you covered! These unique and personal items make great gifts for students, parents, grandparents, maybe even coaches, family and friends. Your purchase will support SFMA and yes, this is an SPA-eligible fundraiser.

Most products have multiple designs to choose from and can be customized at no additional cost. If you would like to design something a little more unique feel free to reach out to chat about ideas and other options. Click here to order.

Spring-Ford Basketball Fundraiser
The Spring-Ford Basketball store is open! Please keep the following in mind when ordering:

  • All orders are processed once the store closes on November 23, 2022.
  • Orders will ship directly to the address provided during checkout.
  • Each order placed on this store will be charged a 5% processing fee as well as $10 for shipping.
  • If an item you purchase becomes unavailable, you’ll be notified and refunded.
  • Once your order ships, decorated items cannot be returned. Undecorated items may be returned within 15 days of delivery. The customer is responsible for return shipping to Game One.
  • Please allow 4 weeks from the store close date to receive your product.

Click here to start shopping.

Past Weekly Updates

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All Weekly Updates are sent via Skylert. Please send an email to ecrew@spring-ford.net if you are not receiving the Weekly Update via email.

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November 16, 2022

This Weekly Update includes an American Education Week Message, Fall Break Reminder, Snow Day plans, SEPAC meeting, Parent Feedback Form, and more!

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November 9, 2022

This Weekly Update includes a new Spring-Ford Shopping Guide, Many Thanks, American Education Week, Learning Loss Feedback Form, and more!

Read More about November 9, 2022
November 2, 2022

This Weekly Update includes a Friday evening event and traffic update, Fall Play tickets, Spring-Ford SEPAC meeting, new fundraiser, and more!

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October 26, 2022

This Weekly Update includes a ALICE Parent Night, Red Ribbon Week: Family Challenge, Upcoming School Board Meetings, Spirit Wear Sale, and more!

Read More about October 26, 2022