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SSFS Weather-Related Delay/Closure Info

With winter weather upon us, a quick reminder that SSFS follows Montgomery County Schools for all weather-related delays and closures (but not early dismissals). If there is a weather-related delay or closure, that info will be posted on our website home page, and sent via text and email to all SSFS faculty, staff, and families. The MS/US 2-hour delay schedule can be found on our calendar page under the Printable Calendars tab, or simply click here. All families who have provided a cell phone number in MyBackpack should receive the emergency text notifications from One Call Now, unless you have opted out. Questions? Contact Margaret Rosser, Director of Communications. 

TADS logo - Financial Aid

ICYMI: Thank you to all the families who submitted their TADS financial aid applications by the December 1st deadline. If you missed the December 1st financial aid deadline and intend to apply for financial aid, please contact Dawn Griffith prior to submitting the TADS financial aid application. 

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.


Community Handbooks and Guidebooks

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.

How-To Guides

    All-School Calendar

    Upcoming Events

    Calendar Tools

    See your division-specific calendar by using the filter feature.

    • Calendars

    Grid Calendar View

    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Sun, Dec 1
    Tue, Dec 3
    December Discover SSFS Event
    Yarnall Library
    Wed, Dec 4
    Upper School Coffee & Conversation
    Scott House Living Room
    Fri, Dec 6
    LS Smart Sack Service Program
    Westview Dining Hall
    Sat, Dec 7
    Community Arts Day
    Upper School Dance Tech-In
    PAC - Theater
    Sun, Dec 8
    Upper School Dance Tech-In
    PAC - Theater
    Mon, Dec 9
    Tue, Dec 10
    Wed, Dec 11
    Thu, Dec 12
    Upper School Dance Concert
    PAC - Theater
    Fri, Dec 13
    LS Smart Sack Service Program
    Westview Dining Hall
    Upper School Dance Concert
    PAC - Theater
    Sat, Dec 14
    Upper School Dance Concert
    PAC - Theater

    Athletic Events

    Calendar Tools

    See your team calendar by using the filter feature.

    • Athletics Team Calendars

    Printable Calendars