To our friends who will be celebrating Rosh Hashanah this weekend, we wish you a year of peace, blessings and good health!

Upcoming QPR Training - Register Today!
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer: 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Join the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce for a virtual QPR Training on September 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Gatekeeper Training prepares attendees to:

  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide
  • Ask someone about suicidal thoughts
  • Offer and connect to help

This training will be held virtually via Zoom- information will be sent to all attendees prior to the training. This training is hosted by the William Jeanes Library and in partnership with the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce and the Montgomery County Office of Community Information and Education. Click here to register.

2024 National Merit Semifinalists
The Spring-Ford Area School District proudly announces that 11 Spring-Ford Area High School students have been recognized as National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists!

Congratulations to Saranya Anantapantula, Patrick Baganski, Hayden Collier, Neng Jiang, Samuel McVey, Mayank Sengupta, Pragya Seth, Sai Shettar, Tarneet Singh, Vaishnavi Vatsal, and Jocelyn Wright!

In early September, about 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. Semifinalists are designated on a state-representational basis to ensure that academically talented young people from all parts of the United States are included in this talent pool. They are the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). To be considered for a National Merit Scholarship, Semifinalists must advance to Finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards and all other requirements explained in the information provided to each Semifinalist.

Vote for Matt!
Who had Pennsylvania's best individual performances? You vote, you decide. MaxPreps is proud to sponsor the Pennsylvania Athlete of the Week awards during the 2023-24 school year.

Click here to vote for Spring-Ford student-athlete Matt Zollers. Voting closes September 18.

Each week during the season (regular and post), there will be a fan-generated contest to tab weekly winners. Each winner receives a digital award patch for their MaxPreps player page.

SEPAC Meeting
Please join the Spring-Ford Special Education Advisory Committee (SEPAC) for a presentation on OT and Social Skills, given by Maria Slavin, In-Sync and Social LLC.

Marie Slavin, MS, OTR/L, has over 15 years of experience as an occupational therapist.  She has been providing social skills therapy and individual sensory processing/fine motor therapy to children and adults with behavioral health diagnoses such as autism, ADHD and anxiety disorders. She spent the last 8 years specializing in social skills and self-regulation. Ms. Slavin has worked with children and families across a variety of OT settings including early intervention, hospital, school and private practice. She is the founder and president of In-Sync and Social, LLC, an occupational therapy-based social skills program for children and adults with behavioral health diagnoses who often exhibit sensory systems that are imbalanced or not 'in-sync'.

When: September 28th

  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: SFAHS Hurda Learning Center (Enter through the Cafeteria door in the High School and stay to the right)

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. Please come join us and get to know your community!

Professional Development Task Force
Spring-Ford Area School District’s Curriculum and Instruction Office is seeking participation with the Professional Development Task Force.

The Professional Development Task Force will meet three times this year to discuss the professional development needs of the district and to plan future professional development opportunities. The meetings will be on Zoom from 4-5 p.m. on October 9th, January 8th, and April 22nd. Zoom links will be sent before the meetings.

Please click here to record your interest in participating this school year. If you have any questions, please contact Catie Gardy, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Technology, cgard@spring-ford.net.

Annual Public Notice of Special Education Services and Programs 
Click here to review the Annual Public Notice detailing how a student qualifies for special education and gifted services, programs available, the screening process, evaluation process, rights and protections of parents and confidentiality.

Free Tutoring in 2023-2024
Spring-Ford will offer two types of tutoring this year, On-Demand Homework Help and 1:1 Learning Loss Tutoring.

On-demand Homework Help (1:1; Live; Online; On-Demand): On-demand Homework Help is ideal for students who may be struggling with homework assignments or studying for an assessment and needs extra help. Students will be able to see a live tutor and communicate in real time using a virtual space. No appointment or registration is necessary and can be used for any subject.  Students will also have access to a writing lab and world-language lab. There would be no charge to the family for on-demand homework help. Click here for a brief overview of the On Demand Tutoring/Homework Help experience. You do not need to register for On-Demand Homework Help! Your student can simply log into their Canvas page, click on your desired course, and click on BRAINFUSE- ON-DEMAND TUTORING on the left navigation bar.

1:1 Learning Loss Tutoring (1:1; Live; Online; Scheduled in Advance): Registration is required for 1:1 Learning Loss Tutoring. 

1:1 Learning Loss Tutoring is not intended for those interested in Enrichment or Accelerating through the curriculum. This is designed for on-going tutoring with the same tutor on specific topics in which a student is considered to be behind. Students would receive a set of hours to schedule at a time that works best for your family (evenings, weekends, summer etc.). Due to high demand, to qualify for this type of tutoring there must be a demonstrated learning need. Out of respect for those who truly need support, we ask that you please adhere to these guidelines. There is NO charge to the family for 1:1 Learning Loss Tutoring. Click here to learn more and complete an interest form.

Tutoring is being funded through ARP ESSER Learning Loss and ESSER 7% Set Aside Funding. Tutoring would be offered at no charge for the family.

DVAA Awards
The Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers is a large group of volunteers in the Philadelphia area. It has a mission to aid and encourage amateur astronomers in observations and scientific research projects. To this end, they invite young individuals who have an astronomy-related science project to submit it for consideration as part of the DVAA Youth Awards. Click here to learn more.

Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15-October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to widen knowledge about Hispanic and LatinX heritage and to celebrate and acknowledge the extensive accomplishments of Hispanic and Latinx people from the past and present. Ways to celebrate:

  • Support small local Hispanic and LatinX businesses.
  • Explore Hispanic and LatinX traditions and celebrations
  • Read books written by Hispanic and LatinX authors

Click here for local events and celebrations.

Spring-Ford SNAP Hoco Dress Boutique
SNAP is having the Prom Boutique Homecoming Edition! Check out our inventory- find something for the Homecoming Dance. Only two dates remain:

  • Thursday, September 14 from 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 16 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • All dresses are $25, prices vary on other items like shoes, bags, jewelry, suits, and ties.

Device Insurance Fee
Families with students in grades 5-12 are asked to pay a Device Insurance Fee annually for their school issued devices. Families who pay the annual $25 Device Insurance Fee will be covered for all necessary repairs unless it has been deemed by the technology department that damages were caused intentionally or by extreme negligence. Families who do not pay the annual $25 Device Insurance Fee will be required to pay for any repairs that are deemed necessary. This list also indicates the most common repairs and is not meant to be an all inclusive list. Repairs that do not appear on this document will require a quote from the vendor. All repairs must be completed through the district vendors. Students are not permitted to perform their own repairs or obtain repairs on their own from non-district vendors. Click here to learn more.

Log into SchoolPay.com pay the Device Insurance Fee before October 15, 2023.

Note: Due to a SchoolPay error, you may see Device Insurance Fee – Chromebook in your dashboard, even though you processed the payment.  To confirm that your payment has been processed, please review either your History or Payment transactions.  If you have paid the fee, you do not need to do anything further.

Free and reduced families must complete the Device Insurance Fee – Chromebook process on School Pay even if they are exempt.

Free Meal Program - Apply Today
Families who qualify are encouraged to participate in the Free Meal Program to help offset the cost of daily lunch. It’s easy to find out, easy to apply, and risk free. Income eligibility guidelines are available online and are based on your household size and income level.  Be sure to apply for the financial support that your family may be eligible to receive.

  • Click here to learn if your family qualifies for free meals.
  • Click here to apply online.
  • Click here for an English PDF/printed packed with additional information.
  • Click here for a Spanish PDF/printed packed with additional information.

Spring-Ford is Hiring!
Are you ready to join the Spring-Ford family? The Office of Human Resources is pleased to accept employment applications for all positions electronically. Click here to learn more.

  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Systems Administrator
  • 10-Month Receptionist
  • School Psychologist
  • And more!

SFASD Classroom Wish List is Growing!
Everyone online is talking about clearing the wish list, from celebrities to influencers, and we're ready to jump on the bandwagon! Spring-Ford teachers are  thinking about classroom setup for the 2023-2024 school year, and this typically means stocking up on classroom supplies. Click here to access Spring-Ford's Classroom Wish List. Be sure to share with friends who may want to brighten a teacher's day with a surprise package from Amazon. 

STEP 1: Click on one of the many SFASD Classroom Wish Lists

STEP 2: Select as many items as you'd like! Clear an entire list, or pick one item from a teacher you know. The options are limitless!

STEP 3: Proceed to check out.

STEP 4: Possibly the most critical step, select the recipient's Gift Registry Address. Otherwise, the Wish List items will ship to you.

Save the Date - 2023 Homecoming Parade and SFEA Picnic
Saturday, September 30, 2023: 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. The parade will feature the talents of Spring-Ford’s award-winning Golden Ram Marching Band, the chorus and the Spring-Ford Middle School Band, and will include various high school clubs. Athletic team members, School Board members, local dignitaries, local fire companies and the Rowdy Ram will all make appearances. The parade will end with a community picnic, provided by the Spring-Ford Educators Association (SFEA).

Finally, join fellow Ram fans as Spring-Ford Area High School's football team takes on Owen J. Roberts at 2 p.m. in Coach McNelly stadium. Gates will open at 12:30 p.m. for pre-game festivities, including musical performances, as well as the introduction of the Homecoming Court. Click here to tell your friends that you're going.

Save the Date: 60 Pageantry of Sound
On Saturday September 16th, The Spring-Ford Music Association, our High School Golden Rams Marching Band and our Middle School Marching Unit will be hosting the 60th Annual Pageantry of Sound.  This year’s show includes marching bands from the surrounding area.

Join the Spring-Ford Alumni Band
Did you play an instrument in High School? SFMA wants to see your talent on display!  The parent organization is looking to gather as many Marching Band survivors as possible to participate in the 60th Spring-Ford Pageantry of Sound on Saturday September 16, 2023. Participation for this event is open to graduates of any high school who are now living in the Spring-Ford School District. Click here to learn more.

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.
 

June 12, 2024

This Weekly Update includes an important update from Mr. Rizzo, Free Summer Reading Programs from Royersford Public Library, and a ParentSquare update.

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June 5, 2024

This Weekly Update includes Last Day of School signs, graduation update, important end of year dates, band and strings registration, upcoming Public Board Workshop, and more!

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May 22, 2024

This Weekly Update includes information about moving to ParentSquare, the 15th Annual Film Festival, Student Spotlight, and more.

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May 15, 2024

This Weekly Update includes the 15th Annual Film Fest, what we're watching on RCTV, Clearing the Air Vape Prevention Workshop, and more!

Read More about May 15, 2024