Student Spotlight: Fall Athletic Signing
Congratulations to 20 Spring-Ford Area High School student athletes who signed letters of intent in November. A letter of intent is a document used to indicate a student athlete's commitment to participating in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) colleges and universities in the United States. While there are designated dates for different sports, Spring-Ford typically holds three Signing Days a year. Congratulations to Morgan Kunze, Jaden Minter, Cierra Griffith, Michael Fazio, Morgan Lester, Lily Smith, Maris Sadowski, Ashley Gutshall, Cameryn Robbins, Mason Doan, Mia Mitchell, Bryn Frankhouser, Julia Corropolese, Emma Reinert, Allison Bellaire, Dylan Broderick, Nicholas Moyer, Brian Korchok Jr., Justin Wixted, and Brandon Solomon.

Spring-Ford SEPAC Spotlight
During last week's in-service day, Spring-Ford's Instructional Assistants (IA) met with parent-leaders from Spring-Ford Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) to learn about their experience as a parent of a Spring-Ford student with special needs. The SEPAC parent panel shared stories of their own personal journeys with having children having special needs. They shared some of the obstacles and focused on many good experiences along the way. Ultimately, their message was primarily to share their personal stories and to express how thankful and grateful they are for the job that the IAs do each and every day.

About SEPAC: The mission of the Spring-Ford Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) is to work for the consideration, respect, support, inclusion, and appropriate education for all the neurodiverse children within the Spring-Ford community.

School Board Reorganization Meeting
The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, December 5, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. for the annual Reorganization Meeting. All School Boards in Pennsylvania reorganize during the first week of December each year to:

  • elect a president and vice president
  • adopt a meeting calendar for the following year
  • appoint committees and other board positions
  • swear in newly elected members (during election years or as needed) 

Participation at the Reorganization Meeting shall be virtual via YouTube and in-person. As always, Board Meetings are recorded to allow those members of the public that cannot participate to review at a later time.

STS and SFASD Guest Teacher Program
Substitute Teacher Service (STS) is proud to offer the Guest Teacher Program at Spring-Ford. This program allows those who have a four-year degree to take an online training program that would prepare them for teaching in the classroom as a day to day substitute teacher. This program is the first of its kind in Pennsylvania and is exclusive to STS. The program will enhance the abilities of guest teachers to assure the education and well-being of the children is our top priority.

As a substitute teacher, you will be responsible for carrying out the lesson plans of the regularly appointed teacher for whom you would be substituting.  Your goal will be to adhere to the learning environment that would exist if the regular teacher were in the classroom.

Click here to learn more about Guest Teaching at Spring-Ford. 

Message from Spring-Ford SNAP
It’s almost time to open the Prom Boutique for Prom Season. If you have any formal wear (dresses, suits, tuxedos) SNAP will be happy to accept them. We also take donations of jewelry, purses, dress shoes, ties, dress shirts- any type of formal wear. These donations can be dropped off at the main office of the High School during business hours or contact Heidi at Sfsnap.heidi@gmail.com

We will be looking for assistance to staff our Prom Boutique. Watch for more information!  

Many Thanks To...

  • Aimee Oblak, many thanks for guiding Robbie, Shay, and all of your past students through what can be difficult years. You are a bright light for so many. We are so thankful to have had you be a part of our lives! From, a thankful parent.
  • Elaine Ruppert, many thanks for being supportive during hard times. From, a thankful student.
  • Mrs. Snyder and Mrs. Kucewicz, many thanks for your support via explicit and systemic instruction in phonological awareness, reading fluency, and writing skills! From, a thankful parent.
  • Lisa Greenwood, many thanks for always being so kind to your little students at UPE. Your smile, alone, makes everyone feel better! From, Megan B.
  • Mrs. Gluck, thank you so very much. You were such an amazing long-term sub, you taught me more than my actual teacher, and you understood that not all kids learn the same. thank you for taking the time to teach me and I'm so happy you were hired as a 9th-grade teacher. You're going to do great things. I hope you stay here for a while and help other kids as you helped me. i love how goofy you are; you clearly state that you should be afraid to be who you are. From, Pamela P.

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
Royersford PTO Shopping Event - Rescheduled!
Shop Main Street Royersford on December 7 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.

Community Event: Breakfast with Santa
Julia’s Grace Foundation provides support to children with cancer and their families to help make their days normal. Remembering that kids need to be kids and everyone needs a hug, the Julia’s Grace Foundation offers opportunities for special family moments, whether at home, in the hospital, or at public events and venues. Click here for information. 

Past Weekly Updates

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February 1, 2023

This Weekly Update includes Student and Team Spotlights, Black History Month virtual events, Spring-Ford 5K Registration, tickets to the Spring Musical, and more!

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January 25, 2023

This Weekly Update includes the return of Board Table Talk, Brooke's upcoming Family Fun Night, a Clean Juice fundraiser, the 2023-2024 school calendar, and more!

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January 19, 2023

This Weekly Update includes an important message from Mr. Rizzo about supporting the Spring-Ford community, School Spotlight, Student Spotlight, report card information, and more.

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January 11, 2023

This Weekly Update includes information about MLK Jr. Day of Service, WMCTC Winter in Hawaii Community Dinner, Art Club Spotlight, Mr. Rizzo's recap from the January 7 Board Workshop, and more!

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January 4, 2023

This Weekly Update includes information about the upcoming School Board Workshop, School Spotlight, Nominate a Spring-Ford Teacher, and more!

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