Many Thanks

Weekly Update with Mr. Rizzo
This week, Mr. Rizzo talks about upcoming events, SFCL changes, and a new district-wide program. Click here to watch.

Register Today for Upcoming Events

Spring-Ford Cyber Learning 2nd Marking Period Registration 

  • SFCL registration for the second marking period is now open. Any families interested in registering for SFCL for 2nd quarter can click here to fill out the registration form. Registration will close on October 22nd. 
  • Returning to In-Person: Any families interested in returning to their home buildings for in person learning can click here to fill out the return form.
  • Remaining in SFCL: Any families currently registered who are remaining in cyber do not need to fill out the registration form.  

Reminder transitions in and out of SFCL will take place on a quarterly basis. 

SFASD Athletic Registration
If your child is participating in sports, they must have completed the online registration and required forms by the due dates listed above. In addition, a student must pass a PIAA physical exam. Physicals must be administered by a doctor June 1, 2021 or after. Click here to learn more.

  • Winter registration is due by November 8, 2021
  • Spring registration is due by February 21, 2022
  • PIAA physicals must be dated after June 1, 2021

October Board Meeting Schedule
Save the Date for October School Board Meetings. Participation shall be virtual via Zoom or YouTube, and in-person in the Spring-Ford Area High School cafeteria.

  • School Board Work Session Meeting, October 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • School Board Meeting, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Many Thanks, Spring-Ford! 

Have you observed a Spring-Ford student going the extra mile for a peer? Want to send a special "thanks" out to the stranger who paid for your morning coffee? Have you experienced great customer service from a Spring-Ford employee? 

Many Thanks is an unsolicited acknowledgment of anyone in the Spring-Ford community who has demonstrated a caring or sensitive attitude, gone the extra mile, made a special effort to include someone, or simply deserves recognition.

Who can you thank? Send a special message to students, parents, teachers, administrators, administrative assistants, bus drivers, custodial staff, your favorite food service staff, a coworker, stranger, business owner, or community member. 

  • EXAMPLE 1: To Joy, thank you for sharing an idea that will make a HUGE impact in our community. Your particular style of spreading kindness is contagious. From, Mr. Vance
  • EXAMPLE 2: To Billy J., thanks for staying late to help your classmate finish their art project. Your support really made a big difference! From Ms. Armstrong
  • EXAMPLE 3: To the stranger who helped me change my tire in the rain this morning, thank you! You made my day quite a bit easier, I appreciate you! From a Soggy Parent

Many Thanks will be posted to the Spring-Ford website, shared in Weekly Updates, and acknowledged on our social media platforms. You have the option to remain anonymous or share your first name.

Click here to send a special message, and... Many thanks, Spring-Ford!

Safe2Say Something
Safe2Say Something (S2SS) is the easiest way to let an adult know that there is a problem and to have the appropriate person address the issue. Click here to make a tip.

What types of things should I report? If it makes you uncomfortable, submit a tip. It will be up to your school to determine what the next steps are. Do you think someone is going to harm themselves? Did you see something scary that concerns you online? Submit this kind of thing.

If you are in immediate need of help, call 9-1-1 or go to your local area hospital Emergency Department, or call the Montgomery County Mobile Crisis Support number:

Adult Crisis Support: 855-634-4673

Child Crisis Support: 888-435-7414

2021-2022 Calendar Update
This year, Spring-Ford Area School District built one Emergency or Snow Day into the calendar and planned to utilize Virtual or Flexible Instruction Days (FID) in case of an emergency or snow closure. The district used the Emergency/Snow Day on September 2, 2021 following district-wide flooding and power outages. Therefore, April 13, 2022 will change to an In-Person school day. 

Click here to review the updated 2021-2022 School Calendar.

Is it allergies, a cold, the flu, or something else?
As we enter a new season, it is important to understand the differences between a cold, allergies, the flu, and COVID-19. Our School Nurses have provided a list of resources for the SFASD Community to help! As always, stay home if you feel ill and consult with your physician with any personal health questions.

MCOPH: Seasonal Allergies of COVID
CDC: Cold vs. Flu
CDC: Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19​

Parents should review the MCOPH COVID-19 School Exclusion Chart for information on testing and returning to school. Visit the MCOPH website to learn more about COVID testing.

Community Connection with Mr. Rizzo
Join Mr. Robert Rizzo, Superintendent, for a series of informal conversations in the community. This is an opportunity for families and community members to visit with the superintendent, have brief conversations about important issues, and ask questions. All Spring-Ford community members, whether parents of students in the districts or not, are invited to attend.

Attendees are invited to drop-in any time during the one hour session.

Locations will change for each event, more information will be sent to attendees!

Click here to register for the October 21 evening event.                   

Parent Center: MDE and IEP Process
Join the Special Education Department on October 21, 2021 7pm via Zoom for a discussion on the Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation and IEP process. We will discuss why a multi-disciplinary evaluation would be completed and what it entails. If a student qualifies for Special Education through the MDE process, an IEP is written. We will discuss who the members of the IEP team are as well as the components of an IEP. 

Click here to register.

Spring-Ford Area School District Recruiting Event
Join the Spring-Ford Area School District for our Recruiting Event. Meet with representatives from Substitute Teacher Services (STS), Genera Healthcare Resources, Inc. (GHR), Custer’s Garage, Interstate Cleaning Corp., and SFASD Human Resources on site for open positions including Substitute Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Bus Drivers, Bus Attendants, Food Service Workers, Shift Custodians, Custodial, Maintenance, and Teaching Positions.

Click here to register.

2021 Homecoming Information
Saturday, October 23, 2021: Spring-Ford students will continue a longstanding tradition of parading through the streets of downtown Royersford starting at 12 p.m. Main Street will be closed to traffic during the parade. Click here to learn more.

COVID Updates
Montgomery County Testing Sites:
The Montgomery County COVID-19 testing sites are open! These sites are outdoors and are subject to closure on short notice due to inclement weather. Click here to find a local testing site.

Spring-Ford Level of Community Transmission: Schools should work with local public health officials to determine the additional prevention strategies needed in their area by monitoring levels of community transmission (i.e., low, moderate, substantial, or high). SFASD will refer to the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) COVID-19 Rates by School District Dashboard (link below). MCOPH will update their weekly data each Tuesday. Click here for the 2021-2022 Dashboard. 

Montgomery and Chester County COVID Dashboard Trends:

Click here to view the full Montgomery County dashboard.

Click here to view the full Chester County dashboard.

Find Available Vaccine Appointments: Many local locations have vaccines available, some offering same-day appointments or walk-in appointments. MCOPH will release vaccine appointments within phases randomly, not by the date registered. Click here to register for a vaccine appointment.

Local Vaccine Search: Enter your zip code for a listing of local sites.

Past Weekly Updates

Miss an update? Click on the date below to keep up to day!

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.

Click here to head back to the main Weekly Update page.
 

October 20, 2021

This Weekly Update includes many in-person and virtual events, Homecoming Parade information, a Guest Teacher Program, and more!

Read More about October 20, 2021
September 29, 2021

This Weekly Update includes Homecoming Parade details, a Comprehensive Planning Interest Form, Parent Group Spotlight, and more!

Read More about September 29, 2021
September 22, 2021

This Weekly Update includes masking best practices and guidelines, water main project replacement details, SFMA fundraisers, and more!

Read More about September 22, 2021