SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

Home & School

WELCOME!!

Our Home and School Association is a partnership between parents and teachers committed to the education of our children. Students benefit from parental involvement, knowledge and interest in their school.

As a parent, you are a member of our organization and your participation can help make it a successful year. Please know you are welcome at our meetings and your ideas and suggestions will be appreciated.

STAY CONNECTED!

H&S FACEBOOK GROUP

This is a closed group for parents & guardians of SHS students. It's a great place for timely reminders or get a response to a quick question related to our Home & School. Click on the link below and ask to join today. Once the request is made, please look for an automated message & reply with the requested information, so we may add you to the group. Thank you!


H&S EMAIL LIST

To receive our "Weekly News & Reminders", please send your name, child's name & email address to SHSHS@ssdstudent.org


YEARBOOKS NOW ON SALE

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." ~ Dr. Suess

Price $70 ~ Last day to order 5/1

SHS SCHOOL ORDER # 10819

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!

Take one last walk through the halls of SHS...

CLASS OF 2021 GRADUATION

Friday June 11, 2021

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GRADUATION LAWN SIGNS & BANNERS - On Sale Now!

Lawn Signs 2021.pdf

CLASS OF 2021

Caps & Gowns

If you have any questions, their professional staff is ready to help.

Phone: 610-539-1330 ~ Email: gowns@studentservicesco.com

Class of 2021 POST PROM

Saturday May 1, 2021 at Springfield YMCA

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

Many hands make light work :) Sign up here to help!


SENIORS - Have you registered for POST PROM yet? What are you waiting for! Send your payment today - everyone is welcome, you don't have to go to Prom to attend!

See flyer below for complete details and payment information for Post Prom event.

Letter to Senior Parents.pdf

Great resource for senior and junior families - info on requesting transcripts/letters of recommendation, college visits, college/career events & workshops. There is also good information on applying for scholarships - be sure to check it out regularly!

Home Access Center (HAC)

Looking for a copy of your student's schedule or want to check grades?

Username/Password: All SHS families should already have an HAC username & password. If you have any problems, please email parentportal@ssdcougars.org.

Please include the following information (if you have multiple students, information is only required for one student for identification purposes)...

1. Student Name 2. Student Grade 3. Student Birthdate 4. Student Homeroom

Questions concerning grades or attendance: please contact the school/teacher directly.

Please follow the link below and have your username and password ready to login.

SHS Online Calendar

The link below takes you to the 2020-2021 electronic calendar for SHS, which is regularly updated, has the most accurate date and event information.

LUNCH INFORMATION

Lunch menus change weekly and can be found

by clicking on the link below:

ADD MONEY TO A LUNCH ACCOUNT

Online Through MySchoolBucks:

This website allows you to view your child’s participation account so you can see what they are purchasing and how much money is in the account. This also allows you to make sure money was applied to the account that you paid through mySchoolBucks or by sending a check to school. If you need to add money to your child's lunch account, you can do that by following the link below to the "my SchoolBucks" website to add funds electronically: mySchoolBucks


SEND IN A CHECK TO SCHOOL:

If you are sending money to school with your child, please put it in an envelope with the child’s name & grade on the front. It is recommended to send a check but if you prefer cash, it is more important to put the cash in a sealed envelope with the child’s name on it.

Please put the child’s name & PIN number in the “memo” section of the check.

If you are having problems or have questions about this process, please call 610-938-6023.

SHS Contact Information

Springfield High School

New Address!! 200 South Rolling Road

Springfield, PA 19064

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Mr. Joseph Hepp, Principal - 610-938-6150

Mr. Anthony Simek, Asst. Principal - 610-938-6175

Ms. Monica Conlin, Asst. Principal - 610-938-6125

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Main Office

ph: 610-938-6100 fax: 610-938-6105

Absentee Line/Attendance

610-938-6110


Nurse's Office - 610-938-6115

Guidance Office - 610-938-6130

Athletic Director's Office - 610-938-6185

District Website www.ssdcougars.org

SHS COUGAR TRACKS WEEKLY EMAIL

This is sent each Wednesday by Mr. Hepp and is a great source of information which includes both SHS and Home & School news and updates. www.ssdcougars.org/shsweekly


Check out the SHS Growl - a student produced broadcast that is creative, fun & informative!

Safety and Security Protocols

BUILDING ADMITTANCE / PHOTO ID SWIPE:

All persons entering any school building will be required to present & swipe their driver’s license or state issued ID in the District’s new Raptor Security System; upon running the identification, the system will automatically generate a visitor's pass. Persons without a driver’s license or state-issued identification will still be expected to present a photo ID & will have to meet with building administration to determine building admittance.

VOLUNTEERS AND CHAPERONES / BACKGROUND CHECKS AND CLEARANCES:

As determined by administration, all volunteers who are responsible for the welfare of children must have obtained all security clearances prior to service. Primarily, these volunteers are persons who will chaperone a field trip or volunteer at certain building events identified by administration. Necessary clearances include child abuse clearance, criminal history & an FBI background check (waivers for the FBI check are available for persons who have been residents of Pennsylvania for ten years or longer). Fees for volunteers applying for clearances have been waived by the state, with the exception of the FBI background check, which costs $27.50. Links to obtain clearances are available on the link here:

Please inform all persons on your students’ approved pick-up list, or members of your family who may wish to volunteer, of these changes. Should you have any questions, please contact your building principal. As always, the safety & welfare of each student remains our utmost priority. Thank you for your support & understanding as we strengthen district-wide security measures.

Absence Notification: Email Procedures & More

Attendance notification may be completed in either of the following two ways:

1) An e-mail to the attendance office at shsattendance@ssdcougars.org, which will also fulfill the written notice requirement for an excused absence. The e-mail must include the date of absence, child’s name, grade, the reason for the absence & the parent/guardian name reporting the absence & phone number.

2) A phone call to the school attendance hotline (610)938-6110. The message should include the student name, grade, date, the name of the parent/guardian calling, a phone number & the reason for the absence. A call must be followed-up with a written excuse note or email within three days. If a written excuse is not submitted within this time period, the absence automatically becomes unexcused.

**Extended Absence/Vacation Request/Approval Forms must be picked up in the Student Services Office at least 10 days prior to the first day of the requested absence.**

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Late Arrivals and Early Dismissals

Written notes are required for all late arrivals & early dismissals. Late arrivals & early dismissals remain unexcused until a note is received. If the late arrival or early dismissal is due to a medical or dental appointment, additional documentation from the medical office must be provided to be excused. The appointment verification can be faxed to (610)938-6105 or dropped off to the Student Services Office. Early dismissal notes must include how the student is getting home.

Excuse for Absence & Late Arrival/Early Dismissal Cards can be picked up in the Student Services Office, Room 120.

PLEASE NOTE: Additional information & updated attendance polices can be found in the student handbook & on the district website, www.ssdcougars.org.

SSD App & Social Media

Springfield School District has an app & it's free! Check it out - www.ssdcougars.org/ssdapp or search Springfield SD Cougars in the app store!

To coincide with the app, Springfield School District now has a Facebook page - www.facebook.com & search for Springfieldsd. Also, there is a new Instagram page for the district - www.instagram.com/springfield.sd.

Support SAEF through Amazon!

Did you know that purchases made through http://smile.amazon.com will donate a portion back to Springfield Area Educational Foundation (SAEF)? This supports SSD student scholarships, educational programs & projects.

Find more information at: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/75-3196779.


Home & School Executive Board

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Sue Siegel, President

Tina Battista, Vice President

Amy Hackford, Treasurer

Gillian Emch, Correspondence Secretary

Scott Holloway, Recording Secretary (SHS)

We look forward to a great school year working with our students, teachers, staff & volunteers to support the academic and social development of all of our students in a fun and safe environment.