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All-School Community Read - Great books that bring us together in discussion

The all-school readings for 2019 are chosen to highlight the growth and joy that all individuals in a neurodiverse community can experience when it includes and embraces a wide variety of neuro-expressions. Find out more here...

Laps for Lexi

Each year on the last Saturday of September, which is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we come together under the banner of Laps for Lexi to stand with families facing childhood cancer today, remember the young lives like Lexi Speight who were taken too soon, and rededicate ourselves to combating this terrible illness. Read more about how you can get involved, and register online for the 10th anniversary of this event, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 28.


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Technology - 1:1 Program Overview

Lower School
SSFS provides all the needed school technology like iPads and Chromebooks. All apps and other needed technology will be provided by the school.

Middle School
Middle school students will continue to have family-owned iPads for daily school use. Rising 6th - 8th grade students can continue to use the iPads they currently own. New students to the Middle School will be expected to purchase an iPad for school use (see iPad system requirements).

Upper School
Our Upper School has a Bring Your Own Device program, also known as "BYOD." All students in the Upper School must have a mobile device available on a daily basis for school work. This device can be an iPad, Windows laptop, Mac laptop, Chromebook, Android tablet, or other similar device. Because of its keyboard and screen size, a mobile phone is not considered an adequate device for school. The device must meet these minimum requirements.

Purchasing and Repair Options

Device purchase: All family-owned iPads or BYOD devices will need to be purchased from an outside retailer. As a convenience for our families, SSFS has worked with the company DSR that can provide SSFS-approved devices for students. Contact or call 410-579-4508 and tell them you are from SSFS.

It is extremely important to purchase good protective cases for these devices and also a service plan for getting the devices repaired should it become damaged. A service plan like AppleCare or Worth Avenue is strongly recommended.

Loaner Program: SSFS has an iPad loaner program that is used to help students maintain their mobile device used for school work while their iPad is being repaired. An iPad will be loaned to students for up to two weeks during this repair cycle. All students have access to this program.

Device repair: SSFS will continue to provide device service support for iPads purchased through the School in years prior to the 2016-2017 school year. SSFS does not offer repair services for devices that were not purchased through the School.

Bus Transportation Information


Lower School Extended Care Fees 2019-2020

Fees depend on the number of days your student is registered. The Lower School Aftercare Program through Kids After Hours is $4350 per student for full-time, full-year use 5 days a week. Families have the ability to select individual days of the week at a reduced rate. Drop-in rates for aftercare and full day care services are also available if needed. More information and online registration is available on the Kids After Hours website.

Middle School Aftercare Fees 2019-2020

The Middle School Aftercare Program is $2220 per student for the full academic school year and may also be prorated for sport seasons and individual days of the week. Drop-in rates for aftercare and full day care services are also available if needed. Registration is available through MyBackPack.

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    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Sun, Sep 1
    Tue, Sep 3
    PA Welcome Back Breakfast
    Thu, Sep 5
    Senior Portraits - Group A
    Meet Stone Photography staff between Westview and PAC
    Middle School Sports Info Session
    Middle School Collection Space
    Middle School Sports Info Session
    Middle School Collection Space
    Fri, Sep 6
    Senior Portraits - Group B
    Meet Stone Photography staff between Westview and PAC
    Middle School Ice Cream Social
    Sat, Sep 7
    Sun, Sep 8
    Mon, Sep 9
    Senior Portraits - RAIN DATE for Group A
    Meet Stone Photography staff between Westview and PAC
    "Tom Talk" - Lower School Parents (Grades PK3-2)
    Scott House Living Room
    Tue, Sep 10
    Middle School Back to School Night
    Middle School
    Thu, Sep 12
    Mid-Autumn Festival
    Westview Dining Hall
    Fri, Sep 13
    Senior Portraits - RAIN DATE for Group B
    Meet Stone Photography staff between Westview and PAC
    Sat, Sep 14
    PA Friends Day

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