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Spring-Ford Bleeds Green, But Offers A Warning

Eagles’ quarterback Nick Foles and his infant daughter celebrate the team’s Super Bowl win

ROYERSFORD PA – What may be one of the biggest events in the history of Philadelphia football fandom – the staging of today’s (Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018) Eagles’ Super Bowl Championship parade through Center City – apparently is expected by the Spring-Ford Area School District to draw a number of its students away from attending classes.

“While the Spring-Ford community has been ‘bleeding green’ this week” in support of the team, the district said in a special note appearing on its website, “it is important to note that the Spring-Ford Area School District will remain open on Thursday … Please make every effort to ensure your student is in school, ready to learn and ready to shout out a few more Eagles chants with their classmates.”

The championship win on Sunday (Feb. 4) over the New England Patriots, and the ensuing parade, are considered by many local sports fans to be “monumental” events, the district acknowledged. The parade is unlikely to be sufficient cause, however, for students to miss the chance at broadening their education in a classroom.

Consequently, the district reminded parents that families “who choose not to send their student to school will still be required to report the absence with their school, as they would any other type of absence. The absence will be considered an excused absence with a written excuse note signed by a parent (or) legal guardian.

It also warned: “Failure to submit a written excuse signed by the parent or legal guardian within three school days of the student’s return to school will be recorded as an unexcused and/or unlawful absence.”

The district closed on a cheery note, though. “Thank you, and congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles!,” its message concluded.

Video from the Spring-Ford School District Vimeo channel

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