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End-of-Year Information
 
Welcome to the end of the 2015-2016 school year, the last nine months have passed quickly! To our graduates – congratulations on your achievement! The Spring-Ford Area School District wishes you all the best in the future. For those families who will be returning for the 2016-2017 school year, school will begin on Monday, August 29, 2016.
 

Please review the information below for important End-of-Year information, including summer educational resources, important dates and frequently asked questions.

 

 
Last Day of School Pictures
Close out the school year with a picture of your child on their last day of school holding a printable “My Last Day” sign. They’ll make your last day photo op extra special, while showing your Spring-Ford pride! If you don't have a printer, simply download your child's grade level sign to a handheld tablet!
Last Day of Kindergarten
Last Day of 1st Grade
Last Day of 2nd Grade
Last Day of 3rd Grade
Last Day of 4th Grade
Last Day of 5th Grade
Last Day of 6th Grade
Last Day of 7th Grade
Last Day of 8th Grade
Last Day of 9th Grade
Last Day of 10th Grade
Last Day of 11th Grade
Last Day of 12th Grade

     
 

Important Summer Dates
June 16, 2016             Last day of school for all students
June 16, 2016            SFAHS Commencement
June 23, 2016             All electronic report cards will be available by 4 p.m.
June 27, 2016             Cool School, Week I begins
June 29, 2016             FREE Summer Concert, presented by the Spring-Ford Educational Foundation
July 11, 2016               Cool School, Week II begins
July 18, 2016               Cool School, Week III begins
August 9, 2016            Back-to-Spring-Ford Parent Night
August 19, 2016          Skyward Family Access opens after 4 p.m.
August 29, 2016          First Day of School!
 



Parent Organizations
Many Spring-Ford elementary schools, secondary schools and sports clubs/music groups are supported by a parent organization, which sponsors various social and fundraising activities throughout the year.
 
If you are interested in becoming involved in a parent organization, contact your school office for more details. Additional information can be found online at spring-ford.net, click on “For Parents” then “Parent Organizations.”
 
You are invited to join us on August 9, from 4 to 6 p.m., for the first Back-to-Spring-Ford Parent Night! Parents can meet their H&S or PTO representative, learn about volunteer opportunities, gather important Back-to-School information, enter to win prizes, complete your Volunteer Clearances, learn about athletic registration, meet with the districts Curriculum and Instruction team, and much more!
 
Click here for more information!
 

Summer Educational Resources
Click here to check out helpful Summer Enrichment and Educational resources from the Spring-Ford Curriculum and Instruction team including:
Three ways to prevent “summer slide”
Helping your child read over the summer
Tips to make summer reading happen

Some high school classes have required summer assignments, which are posted on the High School website. Questions should be directed to the teacher directly. Note that some assignments are lengthy, so students should plan their time accordingly. Click here for High School Summer assignments.
 

Frequently Asked Questions
When will I find out my child’s schedule for the 2016-2017 school year? Family/Student Access Opens on August 19, 2016 after 4 p.m. You may log on to your Skyward account to check your students schedule, homeroom and transportation information at that time.
 
My child is taking the bus next year, how will I find out their bus stop and pick up/drop off times? Family/Student Access Opens on August 19, 2016 after 4 p.m. You may log on to your Skyward account to check your students schedule, homeroom and transportation information at that time.
  
We are moving over the summer, whom should I notify? Please complete the Change of Address form when moving within district.
 
How do I access the Summer 2016 Meals Locator? Summer Meal Programs help close the nutrition gap children face when schools let out for summer — when children no longer receive school meals they relied on throughout the school year. Please use this information about the availability and location of free meals for students over the summer months through the Summer Food Service Program.

Families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:
-Call 1.866.348.6479 (English) or 1.877.842.6273 (Spanish)
-Text “FOOD” for English or “COMIDA” for Spanish to 877-877 to find a meal site near you during the summer months.
-Visit the website: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks 
 
My child is ending the year with a balance in his/her food account, what do I do? This balance will be rolled over for your use next year, and will also transfer from one school to another within our district (ex: from 4th grade elementary to 5/6th Grade Center).
 
If you are leaving the district and have an ending balance of $5 or more, you will be issued a refund check. In order for a refund checks to be issued, you need to submit in writing, via letter or email, to the District Office (Attn: Food Services), the students name and student ID number, a copy of the district withdrawal form and the address you would like the check sent to. If you have any questions regarding an ending balance, please contact Mrs. Tracy Bogucki in the food services office at:610-705-6209 or email tbogu@spring-ford.net 
 
 
     
  BTS Supply List  
 

Back-to-School shopping lists will be available later this summer on your school's homepage. 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 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.”

Donate your extra supplies:
Consider donating any supplies or gently used backpacks you don’t plan to use to your students school.
 

 
     
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