Welcome to the Springfield Literacy Center!

We are HAPPY to be at the SLC!

Field Day Information

Field Day is scheduled for Friday, June 4th (rain date is Monday, June 7th). Please complete the below link by May 1st. SVA families, please make sure to complete the one titled SVA. SLC Home and School Association is providing our t-shirts again this year- Thank you!

Please use the following link to order your Field Day tee shirt.



SVA families:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlkBJzXQ1iDEo27HCoAfHK8z44GE1azD_8eNg3E8k-xAChWA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&usp=embed_facebook


Dear Parents,

We are excited to be able to have “Bump-Up Day” again! Our first grade students are invited for a visit at their future elementary school. First grade SLC students will travel to their 2021-2022 schools to meet the second grade teachers and learn more about their second grade year. Students who will attend Sabold will be visiting on June 1. Students headed to Scenic Hills in the fall will visit on June 3.

Students will take the bus from the SLC at approximately 9:15. They will travel to Sabold or Scenic Hills respectively. The students will tour the building and meet the second grade teachers before returning to the SLC at approximately 10:30.



Upcoming Events


May


May 18th - NO SCHOOL. Teacher In-Service day.


May 28th and 30th - NO SCHOOL for the Memorial Holiday.


June 1 - First Grade Bump Up Day to Sabold


June 3 - First Grade Bump Up Day to Scenic


June 4 - SLC Field Day (student only event)


June 7 - SLC Field Day Rain Date (student only event)




Arrival and Dismissal

· First grade begins for in-school learning at 8:45am. We will start opening up car doors at 8:35am. Dismissal begins at 3:15 p.m.

· AM Kindergarten begins for in-school learning at 9:00am. We will start opening car doors at 8:50am. Dismissal begins at 11:30am.

· PM Kindergarten begins for in-school learning at 1:00pm. We will start opening car doors at 12:45pm. Dismissal begins at 3:30pm.


IMPORTANT ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL INFORMATION

Dear Parent/Guardian,

This letter is being sent to reinforce established SLC campus traffic safety and protocols in our parking lot, as well as arrival and dismissal procedures from the front porch. The arrival and dismissal practices work well when we all work together. Our school community of faculty, staff, and parents, has the shared responsibility to model and maintain designated procedures to ensure the safety of our greatest treasure, our children. Please review the following protocols in and share them with any family member or designated driver who transports SLC children to or from school.

First Grade Arrival Time: 8:35 am

Kindergarten AM Arrival Time: 8:50 am

Kindergarten PM Arrival Time: 12:45 pm

*If you are a Kindergarten parent and come too early, we will loop you back around the parking lot since this is the first grade arrival time.

SLC Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

  • Please enter from Wyndmoor Road entrance and stay to the right. Buses will stay to the left and pick up bus students at the side of the SLC.

  • The first four parking spots of the SLC are not designated for arrival or dismissal. Please use the carline and do not park in these spots to pick up your child.

  • The True Jesus Church entrance is used strictly for exit only from our campus. It is posted “DO NOT ENTER.”

  • Be a good role model. We are mindful that your children, as well as others, see and hear all that we do. We appreciate the kindness towards others that you demonstrate and share.

  • If you are running late for arrival, and staff is not outside, you must escort your child into the building. Do not block the driveway.

  • To ensure student safety and accountability, walkers will use the “Walker Waiting area” by the main entrance to the porch at dismissal. “Walker” students will be dismissed only from the porch entrance near the main doors. During dismissal, please keep the porch clear.

  • Speed bumps have been installed to remind us of our speed limit. The speed limit is posted 5 miles an hour at all times on the shared campus of ETR and SLC.

  • Parking in marked Fire Lanes is strictly prohibited, as well as any parking in the loading dock entrance near the cafeteria porch. It does not matter if someone waits in the car.

  • Cell phone use on any school campus diminishes your attention and the quality of our children’s physical safety. Please refrain from all cell phone use while in a moving vehicle.

  • Parking for the SLC is limited to the SLC campus and True Jesus church parking lot. Please do not use the ETR visitor, Handicapped, YMCA, or traveling teacher parking spots. SLC Handicapped parking is for appropriately marked cars. Please help us keep the YMCA and traveling teacher parking spots available for their intended use.

  • Please be mindful that the orange cones on the SLC parking lot are used to designate “no left turns.” Even if you are running late, follow the route down to True Jesus parking lot, loop around the cars, and continue up to the school queue, curbside.

  • Follow the flow of traffic through the True Jesus parking lot. All “K” turns or 3 point turns are extremely discouraged.

  • Please keep your children safely with you as you cross a driveway or parking lot.

Thank you for abiding to these procedures. Our primary focus is keeping all our students and families safe.


Camp Invention 2021 Flyer-part-1.pdf

Camp Inventions

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Camp Invention 2021 Flyer-part-2.pdf

Camp Inventions

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Camp Invention 2021 Flyer-part-3.pdf

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Good Morning SSD Families,

This year the 8th Grade E..T. Richardson students will be creating a memorial in honor of Memorial Day. The purpose of the project is to commemorate veterans from the Springfield/Morton community. The goal is to create a deeper understanding of civic responsibility and appreciation for others who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. We are collecting names of service members connected to students, families, and staff in the distinct. In order to do so, we ask that you fill out the following form by May 14th to assure time to include them in the memorial. If you have or had more than one veteran in your life please fill out the form more than once.

Students will be completing a lesson to develop a deeper understanding of the importance of Memorial Day. Next, students will create plastic poppies to honor each individual collected in the form survey. Students will then write reflection speeches with the option of entering their work into a speech competition. A winning student from each team will present their speech to an ETR staff veteran as a representation of respect and appreciation.

Sincerely,

Sarah Pizzica, Rich Turturici, Don Bradley



Information for Families:


*This is a reminder Wednesday are instructional days for our students. Student meetings with their teachers are mandatory. These meetings may include work with their classroom teacher, a reading specialist, or/and a learning assistant. Teachers will contact families with specific times to receive this specific instruction. We expect your child to be in attendance for their Wednesday meeting.



*First Grade Students- we are extending the guided reading block for the 2nd semester. Below are the times students will be working in their groups and literacy centers at school.

Main level (M1, M2, M3, M4): 9:15-10:15

Upper level (U1, U2, U3, U5, U6): 10:30-11:30

Lower level (M5, M6, U3, U4, U5): 12:00-1:00

*The weather is changing; however, we will be going outside as much as possible. Please make sure to dress your children appropriately (coats, gloves, hats, etc.)



Car Signs

Please make sure that you have your school issued car sign when picking up your child from the SLC. Please have your car sign even if you are picking up your child in the walker waiting area. If you do not have your car sign, please come into the office with a valid ID so we can process it through our Raptor System. If you need more car signs, please email your child's teacher and they will be made that day.

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Coover's Corner

Mrs. Coover, SLC School Counselor

Bethany.Coover@ssdcougars.org

610-690-3170

Follow me @slcfeelings


Covid Information

Instructions for Schools - Close Contact 10.20.20_202010201113145779.pdf
Instructions for Schools - Symptomatic 10.20.20_202010201111515303.pdf


To make this work and keep our students, families, and staff safe, we want to continue to emphasize a few key elements of our Health & Safety Plan:

  • Continue to emphasize proper hygiene and handwashing/sanitizing at home – we will do the same here at school.

  • Reinforce proper usage of face-coverings both inside and outside, throughout the entire school day – we will do this often throughout the day.

  • Follow the building student start times. Please don’t drop students off too early, before staff arrive, as we can no longer assemble large groups of students during arrival due to social distancing regulations. Student start times are in place to allow students to enter the building in a timely manner and go directly to their first classroom of the day where staff will be present.

  • Continue to monitor student symptoms every morning using the district’s “Student Daily Symptom Checker” found on this websitehttps://www.ssdcougars.org/reopening-schools. Our staff do this as well before they come to school every day.

  • Remember, that traveling out of state may require a 14-day quarantine prior to returning to in-person instruction. Review the PA’s “Covid-19 Information for Travelers” website: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/pages/travelers.aspx for the latest states on the list. Although the PA Department of Health recommends a 14-day quarantine, the district’s approved Health & Safety Plan requires that families that travel to one of the listed states must begin a 14-day quarantine before returning to in-person instruction.

Contact your building principal or nurse if you have any questions.

  • Parents, if you have Covid-like symptoms, or were exposed to a Covid+ individual, or were in close contact with an individual that may have Covid, please contact the building nurse before sending your children to school. We will need to process the information to determine if your child should quarantine, or not.

We know that this is a lot, but we need everyone to do their part to keep our children in school. We appreciate your diligence in following these reminders.


Placement Letter 2021-2022.pdf

Please carefully read the entire pamphlet which pertains to the return of the 4 day in person model beginning March 15th.

Student Items

There will be a cart left outside for anything that you need to drop off for your child. Please place your child's name and room number on a sticky with the item and it will be delivered to your child's classroom. If there is medication that needs to be dropped off, that will be directly taken into the nurse's office.

Nurse Notes

Mrs. DiMaio

**Please remember that students should not come to school if they are sick. Now, more than ever, it is important to keep sick children at home and monitor their illness and call your doctor for guidance.


Dental Forms; Notices will be going home for any student who is missing their dental record. Please send them in ny May 15th.

Medications: If your child has an Epi-pen prescribed for them for food allergies or insect stings, please bring or send the Epi-pen to school with an allergy action plan signed by their doctor. Remember to include the original box with prescription label.

If your child has asthma and will need an inhaler at school, an asthma action plan must be signed by their doctor. Inhaler must be in box with prescription label.

Inhaler vs. nebulizer: Current clinical guidance recommends switching to metered dose inhalers or dry powder inhalers due to potential for aerosol generation which could more easily spread SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID. If your child uses a nebulizer please speak to your doctor about switching to inhaler for school use.

I will need a doctor’s note for any other medication that needs to be given at school.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at #610-690-3115 or e-mail me at janice.dimaio@ssdcougars.org.


Recreation flyer 2021 G.pdf

Attendance Information

If your child is going to be late or absent from school, please email the SLC attendance at slcattendance@ssdcougars.org. The email to the attendance line will serve as their excuse note. The absentee hotline number is 610-690-3110. Please leave your message with your child's name and homeroom. When calling the absentee line, you will still have to send in a note for the absence. The Attendance guidelines are posted below. For more information, please feel free to call Mrs. Stienstra at:

610-690-3100.

The arrival and dismissal practices work well when we all work together. Our school community of faculty, staff, and parents, has the shared responsibility to model and maintain designated procedures to ensure the safety of our greatest treasure, our children. Please review the following protocols and share them with any family member or designated driver who transports SLC children to or from school.

First Grade Arrival Time: 8:45am

Kindergarten AM Arrival Time: 8:50 am

Kindergarten PM Arrival Time: 12:45 pm

SLC Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

  • Be a good role model. We are mindful that your children, as well as others, see and hear all that we do. We appreciate the kindness towards others that you demonstrate and share.

  • If you are running late for arrival, and staff is not outside, you must escort your child up to the front porch. Do not block the driveway.

  • To ensure student safety and accountability, walkers will use the “Walker Waiting area” by the main entrance to the porch at dismissal. “Walker” students will be dismissed only from the porch entrance near the main doors. During dismissal, please keep the porch clear.

  • Speed bumps have been installed to remind us of our speed limit. The speed limit is posted 5 miles an hour at all times on the shared campus of ETR and SLC.

  • Parking in marked Fire Lanes is strictly prohibited, as well as any parking in the loading dock entrance near the cafeteria porch. It does not matter if someone waits in the car.

  • Cell phone use on any school campus diminishes your attention and the quality of our children’s physical safety. Please refrain from all cell phone use while in a moving vehicle.

  • Parking for the SLC is limited to the SLC campus, True Jesus church parking lot, and the lower ETR parking lot. Please do not use the ETR visitor, Handicapped, YMCA, or traveling teacher parking spots. SLC Handicapped parking is for appropriately marked cars. Please help us keep the YMCA and traveling teacher parking spots available for their intended use.

  • Please be mindful that the orange cones on the SLC parking lot are used to designate “no left turns.” Even if you are running late, follow the route down to True Jesus parking lot, loop around the cars, and continue up to the school queue, curbside.

  • Follow the flow of traffic through the True Jesus parking lot. All “K” turns or 3 point turns are extremely discouraged.

  • The True Jesus Church entrance is used strictly for exit only from our campus. It is posted “DO NOT ENTER.”

  • Please have your child exit and enter on the right side of your car directly onto the sidewalk. Parents are expected to stay in your cars. During dismissal, you may move up to the side porch to buckle students into their car seats.

  • Please keep your children safely with you as you cross a driveway or parking lot.

I’d like to thank each of you for supporting our school and children. Thank you for your continued patience with arrival and dismissal as we become familiar with your children and our SLC families.

Bus Families: Please be at your bus stop 15 minutes before your scheduled time. As bus drivers get familiar with their routes the time will become more consistent.

Springfield School District

SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT

Springfield, PA 19064

STUDENT ATTENDANCE

Administrative Regulations

A. EXCUSED ABSENCE

1. Excused Absences

State law establishes conditions under which any child may be excused from attendance at school. In keeping with these statutes and recommendations of the State Department of Education, students in the Springfield Schools may be excused temporarily from school attendance for the following reasons:

a) Sickness

b) Quarantine

c) Death in the immediate family

d) Inclement weather that would endanger the health of the child or make roads impassable

e) For observance of a major religious holiday - In instances of requests to be excused from school attendance for observance of a religious holiday, the school administration shall excuse absences only for those days on the list of major religious holidays published by the State Department of Education.

f) Student educational workshop/seminar/visit (college visit, student presentation, etc.) with the approval of Administration:

Failure to receive prior approval for such trip may result in the absence from school being regarded as unexcused

Advanced approval required

Student must be in good academic standing and attendance

It is the student's responsibility to make up completely any

required assignments missed during such trip.

It is also the student's responsibility to submit all assignments to

the appropriate teacher upon return to school.

g) Family Vacations -Students are excused five (5) days maximum per year Excused family vacation days are counted as excused absences and are subject to the procedures for 10 cumulative days or more. (See section C)

h) For other exceptional reasons with the approval of Administration

State law requires a written explanation from the parent/guardian in each instance of school absence, lateness, or early dismissal. Parents are requested to notify the school of the student's absence prior to the start of the school day. In the event a call is not received, a school representative may attempt to contact the parents to confirm that the child is legitimately absent.

2. Communication and Documentation

a) In cases where the school administration believes that absences due to illness are chronic or irregular, the school administration may request a physician's statement certifying that such absences are medically justified.

b) Absences must be reported to the appropriate school's attendance office to ensure student safety. In addition, written notes are required. Notes must be submitted within 3 days after return from an absence. The absence of any student failing to comply with this time period will automatically become unexcused and the school laws of Pennsylvania shall be applied accordingly.

c) The School Attendance Register, Department of Public Instruction, is the official manual on matters of ATTENDANCE

d) Absences for a portion of the school day and tardiness will be considered on a cumulative basis and may translate into equivalent days. Unexcused absences shall include absences which result from parental neglect and illegal employment.



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3. Make Up Work

a) Students will be permitted to make-up work missed during periods of excused absences only. Students should make prior arrangements with teachers prior to field trips.

b) Students will be permitted one (1) school days for each day of excused absence to make-up schoolwork missed during the period of absence. For absences in excess of five (5) school days, alternate arrangements may be made with individual teachers. The same time line applies to homework.

c) Students who do not make-up work in the approved time period, shall forfeit the right to receive academic credit for work missed during the period of absence. d) Any student whose absence is unexcused or who cuts a class shall have no opportunity to make-up the schoolwork missed.

B. UNEXCUSED ABSENCES

1. Unexcused Absences

It is important for parents to realize that other reasons for missing school, such as those listed below, will result in an unexcused absence or lateness. This list includes but is not limited to:

a) Oversleeping

b) Missing the bus

c) Babysitting

d) Shopping

e) Participating in private hobbies, lessons, or non-school sponsored activities/competitions

f) Studying for an examination or preparing a term paper

g) Habitual car problems

h) Family vacations that are not pre-approved or exceed the excused five (5) days

i) Unauthorized or unsubstantiated college visitations

Absences not listed above or approved on a special basis by the school administration shall be unexcused. After 3 or more unexcused absences a student will be considered truant (See Administrative Regulations for Unexcused Absences Procedures).

Students who are absent have three (3/ school days after their return to submit a written absence note to the attendance office in order to have the absence excused. Failure to do so will result in having that absence permanently coded as unexcused.

2. Missed Work Due to Unexcused Absence

The student will NOT be permitted to make up classwork or assignments, or receive credit for tests, quizzes, or work missed due to the unexcused absence.


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C. ATTENDANCE NOTIFICATION

The following procedures shall be followed in administering the Springfield School District's attendance procedures in regard to absences:

1. Students who are absent more than 5 consecutive days or 10days cumulatively require a doctor's note to excuse the absence.

2. The parents/guardians of students who miss 10 cumulative days or more, regardless of the nature of the absences shall be notified in writing of the student's absence record.

3. A parent/guardian conference may be requested by the administration when a student has missed a total of 15 days regardless of the nature of the absences. 4. Excessive absences may result in administrative recommendations regarding grade retention or other action, which may be made in writing to the Superintendent.

D. LATENESS TO SCHOOL

Every lateness will be UNEXCUSED unless the student comes to school with an acceptable excuse note from the parent or guardian. (See reasons listed in the Excused Absences paragraph for which students may be temporarily excused from school attendance). Unexcused lateness's (10 or more) may result in administrative recommendations regarding grade retention or other action, which may be made in writing to the Superintendent.

1. Elementary Level

At the elementary level, accrued school time missed due to excessive lateness or early dismissals may be treated in equivalence to days of absence, which would be counted into the total absences.

2. Middle School Level

At the middles school level, three tardies will amount to disciplinary action in the form of detention. Frequent lateness's may result in Saturday school, a parent conference, or other disciplinary action.

3. High School Level

At the high school level, three tardies will amount to disciplinary action in the form of detention. Frequent lateness's will result in disciplinary action as assigned by administrator.

E. ABSENCES AND TARDIES AS RELATED TO EXTRACURRICULARACTIVITIES

1. In order to participate in or attend any after-school activities (sports practices or contests, play rehearsals or performances, concerts, proms, etc.), a student must be in attendance during the entire school day on which that activity takes place.

2. An unexcused absence on the day prior to a weekend or holiday activity will cause the student to be excluded from participating in any extracurricular activity during that weekend or holiday.

3. Emergency or extraordinary situations must be cleared with the appropriate school administrator.

F. TRUANCY

1. Frequent or prolonged absence, without satisfactory reason, or willful violation of the compulsory attendance laws, shall be handled in conformity with the procedures stated in the Pennsylvania School Code. (See appropriate grade level procedures)


Important Forms

Emergency Dismissal Form:

https://forms.gle/rQW5ipQPow5nWnpF6

Student Medical Information:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Mw1Y3aeAKu1LyfeWoNYSolm1w7n-9uYL2CFPH4RFg44/edit?usp=sharing

Student Pick Up Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tkne_Ah0jBmtV7Ocz0KS4KIat4mn9F-YhKXa7CBJDl0/edit?usp=sharing

Acceptable Use Form:

www.ssdcougars.org/district/district-departments/technology/aup-elementary

2020/2021 SLC Home and School Board

President – Christina Hill

Vice President – Laura Segal

Secretary - Lindsay Cowen

Treasurer - Jen Collins