News and Notes

  • NEWS AND NOTES 

    Stay Spartan Strong, Safe, and Calm!

    Dear Spartan Families, 

    As we enter this period of online schooling, we want everyone to be aware that the guiding philosophy across the district is to promote flexibility in the way that students access and complete their schoolwork online. Teachers have been absolutely wonderful designing instruction that can meet the varied and unpredictable home circumstances of all children. We appreciate your patience and support this week.

    If there is something that we can do to help you, please keep in mind that the entire staff of the high school is working to meet your students’ needs. Thank you all for the kind words you have shared with us over the past weeks and know that everyone here at the high school feels truly lucky to work in a community as strong and supportive as this one. Do not hesitate to reach out to a member of the Admin Team if we can be of assistance. Next week, we wish all families a healthy and relaxing Spring Break. Take time to honor your religious traditions and customary celebrations of either Easter or Passover. But be careful and be mindful of not relaxing on the measures you have put into place to keep yourself and your family members safe. Hope to talk to you soon!

    Parent Online Learning Guides
    STHS Parents’ Guide to Online Learning
    STHS Parents’ Guide to Online Learning (Spanish)

    Student Online Learning Guides
    STHS Students’ Guide to Online Learning
    STHS Students’ Guide to Online Learning (Spanish) 

    Third Marking Period
    The third marking period has been extended and adjusted and will end on Friday, April 17th.  The fourth marking period will begin on Monday, April 20th, 2020.
     

    Scheduling for 2020-2021 School Year
    Just to let everyone know the scheduling process is still taking place during this time.  At this point Dr. Zgraggen is looking through the student requests and developing a schedule for next year. It is hopeful that students will have a schedule for next year by the end of May. 

    Tech Support
    Via their school email we sent the tech help link below to all students so you can reach out for tech support for your Chromebook. On the main school district website, you click on COVID-19 Resources and then Tech Support for Students.  At the site, students/you can: 

    1. Use the Device Not Working/Self Help Portal for Let Me Try options including: How to Change Your Password Via Classlink, How to Do a Hardware Reset on a Chromebook, How to Log into a Chromebook, How to Log into Google, How to Remove a User from a Chromebook and How to Update a Chromebook.
    2. Use and complete the Device Support Form to request a repair, ask a question, etc.
    3. Schedule Pick-Up or Schedule Live Support Time. 

    Here is the link/click below... 

    COVID-19 Resources Link - COVID-19 Resources   

    Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Admin Team or your teacher if you need tech support. 

    News from our Librarian
    “Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” - Mason Cooley

    Being stuck at home in these strange and uncertain times can be tough, but it is a perfect time to read. Our school and public libraries are closed, but The Free Library of Springfield Township (and just about any public library you’re a member of) offers FREE ebooks, e-magazines and audiobooks with a library card. Don’t have a library card? You can apply for one instantly online by clicking the Overdrive button and ‘Sign in’ on the site linked below. To access all these free e-resources, visit this website and follow the instructions: https://freelibraryofspringfieldtownship.org/e-books

    Did you know our library has an instagram account? Follow us @spartan.library to see pics of our fabulous Spartans working on projects from earlier in the year, as well as what I’m reading while staying home.

    In addition, no overdue fines will be charged during our school closure and you will not receive our weekly overdue email reminder. Just hold on to your library books and enjoy them until we return. 

    Need assistance? I’m happy to help! I am holding office hours via Zoom from 2:30-3:30pm M-F. Email me at jenny_roberts@sdst.org to schedule an appointment or with any other questions/concerns and I’ll reply ASAP and always within 24 hours. 

    Be well. Stay safe. 

    Sincerely,
    Ms. Roberts 

    News From The School Nurse
    Your school nurses would like to share some health information and tips for families as we navigate this unprecedented time.  The attached flyer contains important overview information about coronavirus, how it spreads, prevention, symptoms, and what to do if you become sick.  In addition, the CDC provides excellent information about Children and Coronavirus including tips on how to keep children healthy while school is out.  Finally, as we venture into online learning, this PBS article focuses on  How to Make a New Home Routine and the importance of schedule (and flexibility) in promoting health and learning, while decreasing stress.   

    GUIDANCE NEWS  

    SAT and ACT Testing
    If you were registered for the March or May SAT the College Board will be issuing refunds.  The June 6th test has not been cancelled yet. If you were registered for the April 4th, ACT  you will receive an email from ACT notifying you that the April 4th ACT has been rescheduled to June 13th.  The email will include instructions on rescheduling for the June 13th test date or a future date. The June 13th ACT is currently being offered at STHS, any changes will be communicated in the future. Please remember to use a personal email for all testing sites and to check all of your email accounts for updated information. 

    Essay Contest
    For over 25 years, Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia (also known as Gilda’s Club to many) has been providing free support to those who have or had cancer in their life.  They are excited to announce The 8th Ben Strauss Youth Program Middle & High School Essay Contests. The contests are open to any 6th-8th graders and 9th-12th graders who have or had cancer in their life.  Their cancer experience could be that a parent, sibling, grandparent, other family member, friend or that they themselves have or had cancer. Their experience could be that they are bereaved. If interested please see the flyer for more details, the deadline is April 13th, 2020. Essay Contest

    ATHLETIC UPDATE

    Contacting Coaches
    Visit our coaches webpage and contact the coach if you have any questions or would like more information regarding each sport. 

    Coaching Vacancies  
    We need your help! If you, or someone you know, is interested in coaching at Springfield Township High School visit our employment opportunities webpage and apply now. The current coaching openings include the following:

    • Assistant Boys Soccer Coach (Fall)
    • Assistant Girls Soccer Coach (Fall)
    • Head Boys Basketball Coach (Winter)

    For up-to-date news and highlights from Springfield Township HS Athletics, follow us on Twitter© @STHSSpartans