Welcome to the Springfield Literacy Center!

We are HAPPY to be at the SLC!

Important Dates


10/6/23 - Cougar Challenge Walkathon!  Wear your favorite blue and gold Springfield gear and sneakers!

 Please see information below.

10/11/23 - Half day for students (AM KINDERGARTEN ONLY!)

First Grade - 12:00pm

Kindergarten - 9:00 to 11:30

10/19/23 - Fall Picture Day

More information to follow.

10/23/23 - Red Ribbon Week

More information to follow.

10/25/23 - Apple Crunch Day! 

The whole school will take a bite at the same time to celebrate healthy eating.

10/27/23 - Halloween Stroll

10:00-10:30 - All AM Kindergarten + Lower Level

(M5, M6, L3, L4. L5, L6)

1:15-1:45 - All PM Kindergarten, Main Level, and Upper Level

(M1, M2, M3, M4, M7, U1, U2, U3, U4, U5, U6)

10/27/23-Trunk or Treat


This year event will happening in the SHS Upper Parking Lot.  More information will follow.

Cougar Challenge Information

Cougar Challenge

Cougar Challenge Information

Cougar Challenge Pledge Sheet

Raffle Letter.pdf

Raffle Letter Info

Raffle - Principal.pdf

Principal for the day!

Raffle - Fireman.pdf

Fireman for a day!

Raffle - Police Officer.pdf

Police Officer for a day!

Raffle - Slime.pdf

Slime Mrs. C and Mrs. Stienstra!

Raffle - Football.pdf

Walk with the football team!

ELD Family Night Flyer Fall 2023.pdf

ELL Student's Parent Night

This event is for ELL families only.

SHS Boys Soccer Fundraiser

SHS Boys Soccer Blanket Fundraiser.docx.pdf

School Safety Information

SSD Safety Statement.pdf

Coover's Corner

This is a monthly newsletter from Mrs. Coover that goes over strategies and information that she teaches in her class.

Practice and Potato Head (Sept)


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: 8:30-8:45 AM

First Grade Pick Up Time:  3:15 PM

Kindergarten AM Arrival Time: 8:45-9:00 AM

Kindergarten AM Pick up Time:  11:30 AM

Kindergarten PM Arrival Time: 12:45 PM

Kindergarten PM Pick up Time:  3:30 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













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



Lunch Menu's

September Breakfast Menu

ELE.BRK Menu September 2023.pdf

September Lunch Menu

ELE. September 2023.pdf

Important Health Information for Families

CHIP School Flyer 2023 - English.pdf

Chip Information

CHIP School Flyer 2023 - Spanish.pdf

Chip Information

Important Dental Information

Safe Snack Letter_2023.pdf

School Supply Information

First grade Supply List 2023-2024(1).docx

First Grade Supply List

Kindergarten Supply List 2023-2024.docx

Kindergarten Supply list

Updated flyer 2022-23 Yubbler.pdf

Yubbler Supply list

Home and School Information

Please follow the below link to check out our spirit wear!  Sale ends 10/1/23

Link to Fundraising Order Form 

Virtual Learning Information

Virtual Learning.pdf


Virtual Learning Days.docx


Please make sure your children are dressed for the changing weather.  We will be going out for recess as long as the weather permits. please be sure children are dressed APPROPRIATELY for  the weather everyday. We also ask that you label hats, gloves, and jackets etc. Thank you.

Please remember to use the crosswalks when crossing Woodland Ave.

Thank you.

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.

Friendly reminder of when to keep your child home:

Please seriously evaluate your child's health and ability to be productive in school when he or she complains of a headache, stomach pain, sore throat, or cold symptoms without a fever. Children often have no fever in the morning, but, as the day progresses, can develop a fever. Keeping your sick child home will help him/her recover sooner and will help to prevent the spread of germs to others. It is important to maintain a healthy environment in the classroom to protect all students. The following symptoms may indicate a contagious illness and your child should be kept at home if any of the following occur:

·         Fever of 100° the night prior to or the morning of school; student must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school

·         Headache unrelieved by Tylenol or Advil

·         Vomiting and/or diarrhea within the past 24 hours; student must be vomit/diarrhea-free for 24 hours before returning to school

·         Sore throat lasting 2-3 days; a visit to the doctor may be needed to rule out strep throat.

·         Drainage from the eyes; red, itchy, and/or crusty eyes

·         Excessive coughing unrelieved by cough drops or cough medicine

·         Rash (unless determined to be non-communicable by a physician)

·         Abdominal pain

·         Dizziness or chills

·         Stiff neck or headache not caused by an accident or fall

Having your sick child rest at home with any of the above conditions will likely help with his/her recovery. If symptoms are not relieved by rest, please see your family physician. It will also help to prevent the spread of germs to other students and staff members.


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 the 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:


Springfield School District 


Springfield, PA 19064  


Administrative Regulations 


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 cumulative basis and may translate into equivalent days. Unexcused absences  shall include absences which result from parental neglect and illegal employment. 

Springfield School District 

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. 


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.

Springfield School District 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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)

Lunch menu's

Lunch Menu's