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Upper School 2019 Play: Radium Girls

ICYMI: Sandy Spring Friends School Upper School Presents: "Radium Girls" by D. W. Gregory, on November 15 and 16 @ 7:15 pm (Upper School Assembly Performance on November 14) in the Performing Arts Center. In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Rating: Parental Guidance is suggested as the play deals with adult topics. Find out more... 

Class of 2020 - Ben Uzzell Scholarship Fund

Please join us for the launch of the Ben Uzzell ’20 Scholarship Fund and a celebration of the life and legacy of Ben Uzzell on Monday, Nov. 18, from 2:30-3:30 pm in the Athletic Center Gym. With the Class of 2020 leading the way with their historic 100% participation in the scholarship fund, the next phase of this broadening initiative will be celebrated with a wider circle of friends, family, and community members after the all-school winter pep rally, and will include presentations from Head of School Tom Gibian, members of the  Ben Uzzell Scholarship Fund Committee, and Ben's parents, Shawn and Chris Uzzell. Attendees should meet in the Athletic Center Multipurpose Room for a reception at 2:30 pm; the event itself will be from 3:00-3:30 pm. Find out more here, and donate to the Ben Uzzell Scholarship Fund here. Please direct funds to Upper School Legacy Funds (The Class of 2020 Fund) OR Endowed Funds (The Ben Uzzell ’20 Scholarship Fund).

TADS logo - Financial Aid

ICYMI: The online TADS application is now available. Any families with questions related to the financial aid process are encouraged to contact Dawn Griffith, Director of Financial Aid, at or x231. Current families receiving financial assistance as well as families applying for consideration for the next school year should be complete the TADS financial aid application and submit all required tax documentation before December 1st. More information about TADS and the financial aid process is available on the SSFS website.

If your child is sick, absent, or will need to leave school early, please let the Administrative Assistant in your child's division know by 8:00 am. Remember that if your child needs to leave school early, they must first be signed out at the front desk.

More information about attendance policies can be found in the Lower SchoolMiddle School, and Upper School sections of the Community Handbook.


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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.

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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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    Sun, Oct 27
    Mon, Oct 28
    Tue, Oct 29
    College Counseling Info Session - Arts Night
    PAC Studio B
    Lower School Parent Education Forum
    Scott House Living Room
    Wed, Oct 30
    Thu, Oct 31
    PA Post-Prom 2020 Kickoff Meeting
    Scott House Conference Room
    Sat, Nov 2
    Sun, Nov 3
    Empty Bowl Glazing
    Art Barn
    Tue, Nov 5
    Middle School Information Night
    Middle School Collection Space
    Wed, Nov 6
    PA Bow-Making for FriendsFest Wreaths
    Middle School Conference Room
    Upper School Parent-Teacher Conferences
    Westview Dining Hall
    10th Grade Symposium
    Westview Dining Hall
    Fri, Nov 8
    LS Smart Sack Service Program
    Westview Dining Hall
    Sat, Nov 9
    PA FriendsFest
    US Play Tech-In
    Sun, Nov 10
    US Play Tech-In
    Mon, Nov 11
    November Discover SSFS Event
    Yarnall Library
    Tue, Nov 12
    Preschool-Kindergarten Snapshot Day
    SSFS Campus
    Wed, Nov 13
    Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences
    Middle School Classrooms
    Upper School Parent-Teacher Conferences
    Westview Dining Hall
    Thu, Nov 14
    Upper School Play Assembly Performance
    PAC - Theater
    Fri, Nov 15
    Make-Up Photos for Grades 6-11
    Moore Hall - Student Lounge
    LS Smart Sack Service Program
    Westview Dining Hall
    Upper School Play
    PAC - Theater
    Sat, Nov 16
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