REMINDER: no school for students on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
- October 30, 2020: K-6 all class changes will be sent to families
- November 11, 2020: End of MP1
- November 12, 2020: Second First Day of School K-6
- November 12, 2020: Second First Day of School 7-9 Blue
- November 13, 2020: Second First Day of School 7-9 Gold
- November 16, 2020: Second First Day of School 10-12 Blue
- November 17, 2020: Second First Day of School 10-12 Gold
- February 1, 2021: End of MP2
- February 2, 2021: Based on metrics, all students return to In Person learning or transition to Spring-Ford Cyber Learning
The Spring-Ford Area School District believes strongly that a successful child is one that has support from both Parents/Guardians and their School. Working together, we can help each and every child be successful. Spring-Ford Area School District strives to be educationally relevant, focused on achievement and growth, and has a priority on people so that students are fully prepared to positively contribute to their society. We encourage parents/guardians to reach out to the person closest to the question/concern - teacher, coach, principal, advisor, etc. - because they have the greatest ability to work with you to change or adequately inform you on your question/concern. If you need additional support or would like to submit a suggestion you may use the form below. We look forward to working together on behalf of your student.
Spring-Ford Music Association Linvilla Orchards Pie Fundraiser
Linvilla Orchards Pies are available through the Spring-Ford Music Association delivered in time for your Thanksgiving entertaining!
For more information and to place your order go to Spring-Ford Music Association's website https://www.springfordmusic.org/linvilla-pie-fundraiser-2020.
Weekly COVID Update – Week Ending October 23, 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: 1
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
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.
- If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, follow the steps below to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community.
- Stay home except to get medical care. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
- Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
- Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.
- Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
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.
Spring-Ford Footprint*: Total Confirmed Cases Week Ending October 23, 2020
• Limerick Township: 7
• Royersford Borough: 3
• Upper Providence Township: 11
• Spring City Borough: 0
NOTE: This number update includes all numbers in the district footprint representing roughly 50,000 residents.