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May 13, 2021: 2021-2022 School Year Important Information

Dear Rocket Families, 

As we prepare to finish the current school year, Spring Grove Area School District has been diligently planning for the 2021-2022 school year, and we know that you are beginning to plan as well. We understand that having as much advance notice as possible of next year’s school plans is helpful to you and your family. Please carefully read the information regarding the 2021-2022 school year provided below. 

For the 2021-2022 school year, the District will provide the familiar traditional school and classroom experience for all of our students, as we have done in the past.  Traditional learning in the classroom will occur five days a week, in accordance with the approved school calendar. We look forward to welcoming all of our students in our classrooms and back to the familiar school setting. 

We understand that COVID will still have some effect on the school community and we will continue to adjust as required by the PA Department of Health. Face coverings and physical distancing will remain in effect until we are informed otherwise by the PA Department of Health. 

If you have any questions regarding your child attending school for the upcoming school year, please contact your child’s building administrator by July 1, 2021. 


  • Spring Grove Elementary School (grades K-4): school begins 8:10 AM; school ends 3:00 PM 
  • New Salem Elementary School (grades K-4): school begins 8:00 AM; school ends 3:10 PM 
  • Paradise Elementary School (grades K-4): school begins 8:00 AM; school ends 3:10 PM 
  • Spring Grove Area Intermediate School (grades 5-6): school begins 8:10 AM; school ends 2:55 PM 
  • Spring Grove Area Middle School (grades 7-8): school begins 7:00 AM; school ends 1:45 PM 
  • Spring Grove Area High school (grades 9-12): school begins 7:00 AM; school ends 1:45 PM 

The  2021-2022 school calendar is available on the District website by clicking on the Calendar tab and scrolling to the bottom of the page. You will see that  early dismissal Wednesdays will no longer be in effect for the 2021-2022 school year. There will be the familiar four early dismissal days listed on the school year calendar, as you have been accustomed to from previous years.  

Early dismissal times for those indicated four days are as follows: 

  • All elementary buildings grades K-4: early dismissal at 12:00 PM 
  • Spring Grove Area Intermediate School grades 5-6: early dismissal at 11:45 AM 
  • All secondary buildings grades 7-12: early dismissal at 10:30 AM 

Thank you for your patience and support throughout this school year. Our Rocket community is truly special. We are excited for a familiar, back-to-school experience for our students, families, and staff.  


Dr. George W. Ioannidis