Reopening

Skyward Update: Skyward will be closed for maintenance from 10 p.m. on October 21 until 3 a.m. on October 22.


Food Drive Today!
The Spring-Ford High School Interact Club is hosting a Fall “Drive Through” Food Drive today!

WHEN: October 21, 2020, from 2-6 p.m.
WHERE: 10-12 Center Teardrop
DETAILS: This food drive is open to ALL Spring-Ford families! Drive by and drop off some non-perishable food items to be donated to Project Outreach, right here in our Spring-Ford Community! Simply place your bagged or boxed non-perishable food items in the trunk or the back of your car, drive into the 10-12 Center teardrop, pop your trunk and we will grab your donation. This is an easy way to make a big impact on our Spring-Ford Community!


Grades 7-12: Blue/Gold Status Update
Students in grades 7-12 will see their Blue/Gold designation in Skyward after 5 p.m. Thursday, October 22.

STEP 1: Log into Skyward
STEP 2: Click on “Activities”

Students will be identified as either Blue or Gold, AND as In-Person, Virtual, or Spring-Ford Cyber Learning. As a reminder, a blank survey resulted in an In-Person schedule. Please contact your house office to make a change request. 

BLUE SCHEDULE: students will report to school in-person on Monday and Thursday; students will follow the bell schedule virtually through Canvas on Tuesday and Friday; all students will work asynchronously on Wednesday 

GOLD SCHEDULE: students will report to school in-person on Tuesday and Friday; students will follow the bell schedule virtually through Canvas on Monday and Thursday; all students will work asynchronously on Wednesday

  • November 12, 2020: Second First Day of School for All Students (In-Person, Virtual, and Cyber)
  • November 12, 2020: 7-9 Blue students return to school In-Person
  • November 13, 2020: 7-9 Gold students return to school In-Person
  • November 16, 2020: 7-12 Blue students return to school In-Person
  • November 17, 2020: 7-12 Gold students return to school In-Person

Due to the need to ensure the safety and efficiency of the delivery of the District's in-person, virtual and cyber programs, the selection you make herein shall be viewed by the Spring-Ford Area School District as a commitment for you and your child to the selected form of education delivery until the end of the Second Marking Period at the earliest. At the Administration's sole discretion, review of current enrollments in all program options will be reviewed and modifications may be made during the course of the 2020-2021 school year as events present or allow.


Reopening Timeline Reminder

  • October 5-29, 2020: Develop K-6 Schedules
  • October 21, 2020: Skyward will be closed for maintenance from 10 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • October 22, 2020: 7-12 Blue/Gold designation will be posted to Skyward after 5 p.m.
  • October 26, 2020: All Faculty/Staff to return to work onsite
  • October 30, 2020: K-6 all class changes will be posted to Skyward after 5 p.m.
  • November 11, 2020: End of MP1
  • November 12, 2020: Second First Day of School for All Students (In-Person, Virtual, and Cyber)
  • November 12, 2020: K-6 students return to school In-Person
  • November 12, 2020: 7-9 Blue students return to school In-Person
  • November 13, 2020: 7-9 Gold students return to school In-Person
  • November 16, 2020: 7-12 Blue students return to school In-Person
  • November 17, 2020: 7-12 Gold students return to school In-Person
  • February 1, 2021: End of MP2
  • February 2, 2020: Based on metrics, all students return to In Person learning or transition to Spring-Ford Cyber Learning

Mark Your Calendar - RCTV Coverage
All live events can be viewed on our
 Livestream or YouTube pages. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to receive notifications. The athletic events below are Varsity only. Junior Varsity games may be streamed on our YouTube Channel via an iPad as well. The following upcoming events are full broadcasts and are subject to change:

UPCOMING EVENTS
10/21 | Volleyball vs Owen J. Roberts @ 5:30 p.m. on YouTube
10/22 | Girls Soccer vs Upper Perk @ 7 p.m. on Livestream
10/24 | Boy’s Soccer vs Methacton @ 10 a.m. on Livestream
10/24 | Halftime Homecoming Court Celebration on Livestream
10/24 | Band End of Season Show on Livestream
10/26 | Spring-Ford School Board Meeting @ 7:30 p.m. on YouTube
10/28 | Field Hockey vs Methacton @ 7 p.m. on Livestream

PAST EVENTS
10/10 | Boys Soccer vs Pottsgrove @ 10a
10/12 | Volleyball vs Boyertown @ 5:30p
10/12 | Spring-Ford Work Session @ 7:30p
10/13 | Boys Soccer vs Perkiomen Valley @ 7:00p
10/14 | Girls Tennis vs Owen J. Roberts @ 3:30p
10/14 | Volleyball vs Methacton @ 5:00p
10/14 | Field Hockey vs Perkiomen Valley @ 7:00p
10/15 | Boys Soccer vs Boyertown @ 7:00p
10/16 | Field Hockey vs Boyertown @ 4:15p
10/16 | Football vs Methacton @ 7:00p
10/17 | Spring-Ford Marching Band – Bands of America
Performance


Board Meeting Reminder
The Spring-Ford Area School District Board of Directors will hold a scheduled Board Meeting on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Participation at this meeting shall be virtual via Zoom or YouTube, and in-person. In-person attendees must wear masks at all times.

WHEN: Monday, October 26, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
DETAILS: Individuals who plan on watching the meeting and do not plan on making Public Comment should watch using the
 live YouTube link. Individuals who plan on watching online and would like to make Public Comment should click here to participate using Zoom.

Click here to view the agenda.


Weekly COVID Update – Week Ending October 16, 2020
PDE Level of Community Transmission Table Update: In response to school leaders' need for additional guidance as to the risk of COVID-19 transmission in their communities, the Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Education are providing recommendations to Pre-K to 12 schools when making decisions related to instructional models during the 2020-21 school year.

For ease of use, once per week, the Department of Education will publish a list identifying the level of community transmission in each county over the most recent 7-day reporting period. Click the section called: Level of Community Transmission Table to view this week’s update.

  • Chester County Community Transmission Level: Moderate
  • Montgomery County Community Transmission Level: Moderate

Number of Confirmed Cases in SFASD: Through these weekly updates, SFASD will share COVID related information and educational resources. This 7-day update includes all numbers of confirmed cases of COVID in the Spring-Ford schools.

  • Spring-Ford Area School District – New Confirmed Cases: 0

SFASD is committed to protecting the personal health information of all students and employees. To ensure HIPAA and FERPA standards are followed, the district will continue to share district-wide data each week rather than building-based notifications. Parents/guardians will receive notification from a school nurse only if their child has been exposed to COVID through direct contact. Direct Contact is identified as being in contact with any individual within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes. As a reminder our schools are thoroughly cleaned each evening. SFASD utilizes the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved disinfectants against COVID-19.

  • All frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned, sanitized & disinfected at least 1x/day 5 days per week per CDC Guidance.
  • All classrooms will be cleaned, sanitized & disinfected at least 1x/day 5 days per week per CDC Guidance.
  • All bathrooms and locker rooms will be cleaned, sanitized & disinfected at least 1x/day 5 days per week per CDC Guidance.
  • Day custodians will sanitize high touch areas at least once during the school day.
  • Disinfecting wipes will be provided to all occupied areas in each building.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be installed in every classroom, building primary entrances and office areas.
  • All drinking fountains will shut off. Bottle fillers will be in use where applicable.
  • HVAC operation will follow ASHRAE Reopening of Schools recommendations 2020 where attainable

Please click here to familiarize yourself with the Spring-Ford Reopening Plan.

COVID Information from the CDC: People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. The CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. Click here for more information about COVID symptoms.

Click here for information about preventing the spread of COVID.

Montgomery and Chester County COVID Dashboard Trends
Montgomery and Chester County officials are committed to the health and safety of all of the county residents. The Counties has compiled data pertaining to COVID-19 into easy to use dashboards. On these dashboards, you can explore a collection of maps, data and charts that show the number cases related to COVID-19. There is also information on age, gender and race. The information only pertains to those individuals that have been verified as county residents and received a positive test.

Click here to view the full Montgomery County dashboard.
Click here to view the full Chester County dashboard.

Spring-Ford Footprint*: Total Confirmed Cases Week Ending October 16, 2020
•    Limerick Township: 7
•    Royersford Borough: 2
•    Upper Providence Township: 4
•    Spring City Borough: 0

NOTE: This number update includes all numbers in the district footprint representing roughly 50,000 residents. 

Past Weekly Updates

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November 11

Welcome back to school! Click "read more" for Second First Day of School information, checklists, videos, and more.

Read More about November 11
October 28

Don't forget, no school on Tuesday, November 3! Check out Weekly Update for this reminder and other updates.

Read More about October 28