Weekly Update with Mr. Rizzo
This week, Mr. Rizzo talks about:
- Restructuring and New Hires
- The Health and Safety Plan
- Comprehensive Planning for 2022-2025
Comprehensive Planning Interest Form
Every three years, school districts engage their communities in a Comprehensive Planning process to determine goals for their organization. Establishing a community-based committee inclusive of a diverse group of stakeholders is both required, and important, to the success of the comprehensive planning process. Members of the Comprehensive Planning Steering Committee will reflect and recommend improvements on areas such as the district mission, vision, and educational values. The Comprehensive Planning Steering Committee will also conduct a needs assessment that helps lead to action plans for improvement. Finally, the steering committee will help to develop goals that will lead Spring-Ford through the next three years.
Over the next several months, stakeholders will have an opportunity to become involved in the planning process and offer feedback. Completing the Comprehensive Planning Interest Form is the first step in this process.
Special Education Parent Center
Welcome to Parent Center, a new series from our Special Education Department. Parent Center is a new program geared toward providing resources for parents through evening workshops, online presentations, and website resources. This month, we kick off Parent Center by meeting the Special Education department, including the new Assistant Superintendent of Special Education and Student Services, as well as our Special Education supervisors. Click here to watch.
Through monthly presentations and events, parents will be able to learn more about programs, find resources, and connect with one another.
Parent Group Spotlight: Spring-Ford SNAP
Spring-Ford SNAP is a group of concerned parents and community members working to provide a spectacular post-prom event for our Spring-Ford Juniors and Seniors, whether or not they attend prom. Prom night is statistically the most dangerous night of the year for high school students. For us this is not just about a post prom party, it is about the safety of our children and our community. Spring-Ford SNAP Association is a 501C Non-Profit Organization.
Join SNAP for their first meeting of the year on October 6th at 7 p.m. Click here to learn more.
2021 Homecoming Information
A festive weekend is in store for Spring-Ford students, families, alumni and community members who attend this year’s Homecoming celebration, which will begin on Friday, October 22nd and continues through Saturday, October 23rd.
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.
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 High School at 2 p.m. in Coach McNelly stadium. Gates will open at 12:30 p.m. for pre-game festivities that will include musical performances, as well as the introduction of the Homecoming Court. Click here for more information.
October Food Service Menus
Click the link below for the October Breakfast or Lunch Menu:
Office of Human Resources is Hiring
Spring-Ford Area School District is hiring! Visit the Spring-Ford hiring page for job openings! For substitute opportunities, please visit the Substitute Teacher Service website here! Open positions include:
- Certified School Nurse
- College Career Advisor
- School Psychologist
- Registered Nurse
- ...and more
SFMA Pie Sale
SFMA is happy to once again partner with Linvilla Orchards to provide their famous pies to the community through this fundraiser. Linvilla Orchards has been baking their pies for over 50 years! All orders for this fundraiser will be delivered in time for Thanksgiving. Click here to learn more.
Water Main Project on Lewis Road
Pennsylvania American Water has notified SFASD of an upcoming road project in our area. The project involves replacing aging water main, as well as utility-owned service lines and fire hydrants along the pipeline route.
Who: Pennsylvania American Water
What: Water main replacement project
When: Starting on September 27th targeted end date January 2022. Working hours are from 9am to 3pm.
Where: On Lewis Rd between Pine Tree Drive and Royersford Road. Traffic will be redirected on Lewis Road to one lane in each direction between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. There is no anticipated interruption to transportation services for SFASD. Mid-day motorists should plan for some delays.
CDC Information: Masking Best Practices
The following Masks are allowable for school use.
- Two or more layers of washable. Breathable fabric.
- Completely covers your nose and mouth.
- Fits snugly against the sides of your face and doesn’t have gaps.
- Has a nose wire to prevent air from leaking out of the top of the mask. (Disposable Surgical)
- Gaiters with two layers, or fold to make it two layers.
The following masks are not allowable for use in schools.
- Having valves or vents which allow virus particles to escape.
- Having mesh only or webbing only and used as a face covering.
- Any clear face shield either partial or full alone is not allowable without a specific medical waiver. Clear face shields are allowable in combination with a mask listed above.
- Long term use of N95 masks is not recommended for children by the CDC.
- N95 masks are for priority use for our healthcare workers.
Please refer to the CDC guideline if you have any questions regarding the proper wear of your mask or how to clean reusable masks.
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:
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.