Back-to-School News

2021-2022 Reopening Information

Welcome Back to Spring-Ford!

Welcome back to school! Please check back to this page frequently, as it contains a wealth of information for both new and returning parents and families including Back-to-School Night(s), school contact information, volunteer updates and much more!

Click here for information about First Day Verification.

2021 BACK-TO-SCHOOL TIMELINE

  • August 2: First Day Verification Opens!
  • August 11: Back to Spring-Ford Night (cancelled)
  • August 12: Mask Survey Closes
  • August 16: Regularly scheduled School Board Meeting
  • August 17: K-4 schedules posted to Skyward after 3 p.m.
  • August 18: 5-8 schedules posted to Skyward after 3 p.m.  
  • August 19: 9-12 schedules posted to Skyward after 3 p.m.  
  • August 19: 5/6/7 Grade Center Self Guided Tours, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m
  • August 19: 8th Grade Center Self Guided Tour, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • August 23: Regularly scheduled School Board Meeting
  • August 23: 9-12 Grade Self Guided Tours, 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
  • August 23: 8th Grad Center Self Guided Tour, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • August 24: 5/6/7 Grade Center Self Guided Tours, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m
  • August 24: 8th Grade Center Self Guided Tour, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • August 24: 9-12 Grade Self Guided Tours, 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
  • August 27: Elementary Building Walk Thru, Various Times
  • August 29: Enjoy your last day of summer, we’ll “see” you tomorrow!
  • August 30: Welcome Back to the First Day of School! Send your First Day of School pictures to ecrew@spring-ford.net to be included in the SFASD Facebook album.
  • August 30: Canvas opens!

Elementary Back to School Nights

  • Brooke ES - September 9, 2021
  • Evans ES - September 9, 2021
  • Limerick ES - August 31, 2021
  • Oaks ES - September 9, 2021
  • Royersford ES - September 9, 2021
  • Spring City ES - September 8, 2021
  • Upper Providence Grades 1-4 - August 31
  • Upper Providence Kindergarten - August 26
  • 5th Grade - September 13, 2021
  • 6th Grade - September 14, 2021

Secondary Back to School Nights

  • 7th Grade - September 2, 2021
  • 8th Grade - TBD
  • 9th Grade - September 30, 2021
  • 10-12 Grade - September 23, 2021

BACK-TO-SCHOOL CHECKLIST


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When will I find out my child’s schedule for the 2021-2022 school year? You may log on to your Skyward account to check your students schedule, homeroom and transportation information during the following time(s):

  • August 17: K-4 schedules posted to Skyward after 3 p.m.
  • August 18: 5-8 schedules posted to Skyward after 3 p.m.  
  • August 19: 9-12 schedules posted to Skyward after 3 p.m.  

How do I add money to my child’s lunch account? Spring-Ford uses e-Funds for school lunch, a new program for cafeteria payments that offers various options for parents/guardians who choose to make payments on-line. Click here to learn more about adding money to your child’s e-Funds account.

I’ve moved! Who should I notify? Please complete the Change of Address form when moving within district.

What is Skyward? The Skyward system involves access for parents and students to attendance, assignments, grades, and food service information. Usernames and passwords may be obtained by contacting your child's school office.

My child walks to school, does the school district have safety tips for walkers? Yes, we do! We encourage our walkers to follow tips from the National Center for Safe Routes. Click here for their safety tips.

Will Spring-Ford provide free lunch again this year? Yes!
COST OF BREAKFAST AND LUNCH: All reimbursable meals in-person and for registered Spring-Ford Cyber Learning students will be free through the end of the 2021-2022 school year. CDC guidelines are followed by employees as well as students during food service transactions.

SNACKS AND A LA CARTE: There are limited snack offerings specific to each school. Snacks are not free and will need to be paid for at the point of sale. Families can click here to add funds to their eFunds account to cover the cost of snacks and a la carte items.

IMMUNIZATION REGULATIONS

The Department of Health has changed school immunization regulations. The changes will be in effect for the beginning of the 2017/18 school year.

NEW PA School Immunization Requirements MUST be met by 5th day of school or student will NOT be allowed to attend school. If you are unsure, please check with your pediatrician.
Children in ALL grades (K-12) need the following immunizations for attendance:

  • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis
  • 4 doses of polio
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chicken pox)
Seventh through 12th Grade ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for attendance:
  • 2 doses meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)
  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)

Please click here for more information.

BTS SHOPPING LISTS

Check out the Spring-Ford Basic Student Supply List on your school's homepage.

Students in grades 8-12 should bring a backpack, note pad and pens/pencils to the first day of school. Students will receive a list for specific classes, if needed.

Please keep in mind that additional items may be requested by your child’s individual teacher, depending on their grade level or class.


Back-to-School Shopping Tips

Know your stores: Many chain retailers will provide shopping lists for all area districts, please keep in mind these retailers do NOT consult with school districts when creating these lists. Not all items are required for the start of school.

Shop end-of-summer sales: The big rush to buy school supplies occurs in August. If you avoid this peak time and buy after the rush, when items often go on sale for 50%-75% off retail prices, you can save a lot of money.

Stick to the list: Extra supplies, while they may be cute, probably won't get used and just leave your pockets empty. Stick to the supply list, or check with your students teacher for additional items.

Head to the dollar store for basic supplies: Check for great deals on pens and loose-leaf paper!

Let the kids raid your cabinets: The kids can select home-office supplies to personalize. For example, decorate inexpensive white binders with photos by creating a collage and inserting the page into the plastic cover.

Host a back-to-school swap: Round up a couple of other parents with kids to host an annual clothes swap. Trade toys and books, too! You'll save a bundle.

Take inventory: Sort through last year’s supplies to see what is left over or can be reused. Having trouble finding last year’s stuff? Resolve to set up a place to keep your school supplies together this year.

Browse Craigslist: Yes, you can find top-quality stuff on the cheap, but you can be a seller, too. Why not get some cash for that barely worn, now outgrown brand-name outfit? Just enter your location and click on "Baby and Kids.”