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...
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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).
As the holidays draw near, the Class of 2021 has agreed to try to make a small difference in a unique way. The Junior Class invites the whole community to participate in the S.O.M.E Holiday Shoebox Gift Project. Please click here to find out more and see how you can help make a difference by contributing to this project.
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 email@example.com 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.
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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 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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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