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District Announcements
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE COORDINATOR OF FOOD SERVICES
Ensuring the safety of our students is one of our school districts top priorities. When a food recall notice is received from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or a food manufacturer, the product is immediately identified, removed from production, taken off the menus and is not served.
 
School districts across the state received the notification below from Pilgrims Pride Corp., the manufacturer of many school lunch chicken products.
 
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a Waco, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 4,568,080 pounds of fully cooked chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, including plastic, wood, rubber, and metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.”
 
The Spring-Ford Area School District offers Gold Kist chicken products, manufactured by Pilgrims Pride Corp., on our school lunch menu. We have removed these items from our lunch menus for the foreseeable future. We will continue to use Tyson Chicken products, which is not related to the Pilgrim Pride recall.
 
Please contact me with any questions or concerns related to this recall.

Paula Germinario, Food Service Coordinator
WELCOME TO THE SPRING-FORD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Welcome to the Spring-Ford Area School District homepage. Whether this is your first year as a Spring-Ford parent, or your last, I encourage you to visit our website frequently as we promote our students, families and the Spring-Ford community. “Spring-Ford: where TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK."
Enjoy and thank you for visiting us.
Sincerely,

Dr. David Goodin
Spring-Ford Area School District Superintendent

THE WASHINGTON POST SELECTS SPRING-FORD AREA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL AS A ONE OF “AMERICA’S MOST CHALLENGING HIGH SCHOOLS”
Spring-Ford Area High School continues to receive national recognition, most recently as the school made The Washington Post’s 2016 list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools.
 
The Washington Post ranks schools through an index formula that’s a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement (AP) exams and/or International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of at least 1.00 means the school had as many tests as they had graduates. SFAHS has seen an increase in the number of AP exams that students elect to participate in, making the total ratio 1.486.
 
This is the second year that Spring-Ford Area High School was named to The Washington Post’s Most Challenging High School list. SFAHS ranked 1,853 out of nearly 20,000 public high schools across the nation. This is an increase from 2015, when Spring-Ford ranked 2,092.
KEYSTONE EXAM INFORMATION
Across the state, schools continue to prepare for the administration of Keystone Exams as end-of-course exams established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). The assessments are designed to provide information about the quality of our school programs, the progress of our students, and data for curricular and instructional planning purposes. The Keystone Exams for Algebra I, Biology, and Literature will be administered during the weeks of May 16-27, 2016.
 
Please click here for an important letter from the Director of Curriculum concerning the Keystone Exams, as well as helpful information from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
COOL SCHOOL 2016
Cool School 2016 registration is open!

Cool School summer courses offer fun summer activities for students completing grades K-6, with a focus on enrichment, arts and sports. Check out this years courses, taught by some of your favorite Spring-Ford teachers!

Quick tips for a successful registration:
1. Review the Cool School course book with your Cool School kiddo.
2. Register with Credit Card online or mail a check/cash payment, along with the Cool School Registration Form.
3. Get ready to have fun!

Online Registration link: https://www.regonline.com/coolschool2016_1700196copy
SFASD PRESENTS "MUST SEE" PARENT WORKSHOP
The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation, in partnership with the Spring-Ford Area School District, presents Dr. Ginsburg, Raising Kids to Thrive and Cope in the Face of Adversity.
 
WHEN: May 9, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Spring-Ford Area High School
 
Dr. Ginsburg delivers an engaging, can’t-miss talk that is authentic, practical, and supportive to parents or anyone working with children and teens. He presents a comprehensive coping strategy to help children make wiser choices.

 
RSVP to Erin Crew, Spring-Ford Manager of Communications and Marketing, at ecrew@spring-ford.net, 610-705-6206 or online.
2016 PSSA INFORMATION
All Spring-Ford Area School District students, as well as students across Pennsylvania, in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will participate in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). The PSSA is designed to provide information about the quality of our school programs, the progress of our students and data for curricular and instructional planning purposes.

2016 PSSA Schedule:
  • English Language Arts (ELA) Assessment (Grades 3-8) - April 11-15, 2016
  • Math Assessment (Grades 3-8) - April 18-22, 2016
  • Science Assessment (Grades 4 and 8) - April 25-29, 2016

Please click here for an important letter from the Director of Curriculum concerning PSSA exams. The PDE has provided a FAQ guide for parents, please click here for more information from the PDE.

Additionally, concussions are a very concerning and serious medical event. Understanding the seriousness of this type of injury, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has made allowances regarding state mandated testing for students who are under the care of a physician for concussive purposes. Parents may reference a letter concerning concussions by clicking here.


 
 
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