Raven Report: December 16, 2020
Reminder: The next Raven Report will be Wednesday, January 6th. 
Happy Winter Break!
To Do List
Questions? Contact the Front Desk.
Pre-Order Hot Lunch
Lunch orders need to be placed by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday the week before to receive the $4.50 pre-order price.

All lunch menus and pre-order forms are available at thesummitprep.org/lunch.
Register for Fun Zone
Morning Fun Zone drop off begins at 7:30 a.m.

Afternoon Fun Zone pick up ends at 5:30 p.m.
Order CASA Holiday Cards
Purchase Summit student-designed holiday cards from CASA of Southwest Missouri!

Proceeds help support abused and neglected children in the Ozarks.

Each package of 10 5x7 holiday cards is $12.50.

Customization options available for additional fees.
Sydney W. (7th) & Emily C. (7th) with their winning 2020 CASA holiday card designs.
Pre-Order 2020-2021 Yearbook
Yearbooks will be available in May 2021.
Reporting COVID-19 Exposure Procedure
If you or someone in your household is notified, or if you suspect, that you have been exposed to COVID-19, please email administration at frontdesk@thesummitprep.org. An administrator will contact you during school hours to discuss necessary precautions to follow before returning to the classroom and/or transitioning to Hybrid Learning.

Please stay home.

Administration will maintain communication with your family and notify the appropriate personnel and families if someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19. This information is considered confidential, and your privacy will be maintained in all such communications.

Please contact your primary care provider or the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for more information on COVID-19 and for recommendations on testing and quarantine.

Questions? Contact Front Desk for an administrator.
Winter Weather Procedures
With winter approaching, we would like to provide you with information regarding potential school closings and/or late starts due to inclement weather. A decision to close school or delay the start of the school day will be made as early as possible, and no later than 6:30 a.m.

Please note that, in accordance with current school policy, consideration may be given to starting the school day at 10:00 a.m., when feasible.

School closing or a delayed start will be communicated through TV and radio media, posted on The Summit's social media pages, and communicated through email and text message.

Teachers will provide information regarding "snow day" activities through their email or Google Classroom and on their class blogs. In the event of back-to-back or extended cancellations, teachers will update information each morning by 8:45 a.m.

Please note: Snow day activities are meant to engage students in continued learning during a brief absence from school. The Summit will not implement a transition to distance learning in cases of inclement weather.

In the event of inclement weather that is NOT deemed serious enough to cancel school but creates a situation where it may not be possible for you to safely make it to school, perhaps due to the location of your home, use your best judgment. Absences or late arrivals due to difficult road conditions will be considered excused.

DRIVE SAFELY!

Rest assured, we will exercise good judgment when considering a school closing or delayed start to the school day, always keeping in mind, first and foremost, the well-being of our Summit community members.
Upcoming Events
December 2020
7-18: Girl Scouts Humane Society Collection Drive
17: FREE Uniform Buyout Day
18: EARLY RELEASE at 11:30 a.m. (No Fun Zone)
21-31: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

January 2021
1-3: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
 4: NO SCHOOL- Teacher Work Day
 5: Students Return to Class 
11: Board of Trustees meeting, 5:30pm
14: $2 Uniform Buyout Day
18: NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
20: Late Start at 9:30am
26: Chipotle Dine-Out Fundraiser for Peru Study Abroad
28: SPO meeting, 9am
30: Beginner/PreK Screening, 9am - 11am
FREE Uniform Buyout 12/17 & Early Release 12/18
Tomorrow 12/17 is a FREE Uniform Buyout Day! Students may dress in Summit spirit wear or free choice (as long as it is school-appropriate). Thursday is a P.E. day, so please bring appropriate shoes if you choose to dress in pajamas or a costume.

THIS Friday 12/18 is an Early Release day at 11:30 a.m.! There will be NO AFTERNOON FUN ZONE on Friday 12/18. All students should be picked up at 11:30 a.m.
Winter Break 12/21-1/4
Administration is working remotely during Winter Break and will be available by email at frontdesk@thesummitprep.org. Summit offices will be closed on Thursday 12/24, Friday 12/25, and Friday 1/1. We hope everyone enjoys the holiday break, and we look forward to welcoming students back to campus on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

TRAVEL REMINDER
If you choose to travel over the holiday break, please monitor the situation in the area you will be traveling by contacting the local health department. If the rate of infection is increasing, or if you have concerns about exposure based on your travel experience, please notify administration to initiate a transition to hybrid learning.

Our ability to continue learning safely together on campus relies on the strength of our community. Summit families and employees must each do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by modeling responsibility, compassion, and civic-mindedness for the benefit of all. We thank our community for its continued support and cooperation in these efforts.

Join Our Annual Campaign!
The Annual Campaign is our most important fundraising effort of the year. These funds are vital to underwriting all of The Summit’s operational and programming costs, which during these days has been even more challenging.
 
Participation counts! Our goal every year is to have 100% participation from our school community. Your pledge in any amount helps us reach that goal!
 
Make your pledge today to support The Summit and independent education in the Ozarks!
 
It’s because of supporters like you that The Summit is proud to be a small school with a big heart.

Summit Parent Organization
Poinsettia Fundraiser
Decorate for the holidays and/or cross off some gifts off your list! SPO is again partnering with local business, Wheeler Gardens, for this fun & festive poinsettia fundraiser. Some colors are in limited supply but available in red, white, pink, & marble.

Each poinsettia is planted in a 6" pot & wrapped in colored foil. They are approximately 13"-15" tall with 5-6 large blooms. While at Wheeler Gardens, you can also look through their fresh trees, wreaths, and plant & gift shop sales. 

To Purchase Poinsettias:
1. CLICK HERE to fill out the Google Form. Your Summit family account will be billed for $15 each.
2. Poinsettia vouchers will be sent home in your child's backpack.
3. Take your voucher to Wheeler Gardens, located at 1925 S. Bedford Avenue in Springfield, to pick up your poinsettias between now and Sunday, December 20th.

For questions, please contact spo@thesummitprep.org.
Around Campus
The Summit Film Fest 2020
Upper School students are gearing up for Film Fest 2020! Every year, students work together to develop, script, create, & edit short films based on a central theme. This theme for 2020 is Freedom. Students are busy completing their projects to share with the entire Upper School at a special screening this Friday as part of their Winter Break celebration!

Film Fest is one of the yearly highlights of The Summit's Upper School program and represents project based learning at its finest. Students take full ownership to create humorous, impactful, and truly unique short films that are entirely student-driven, from conception to creation to conclusion.
Girl Scouts Humane Society Collection Drive
The Summit Junior Girl Scouts are still collecting donation items for the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri until THIS FRIDAY, December 18th.

To donate to the collection drive, please drop your items off at carline or bring them to the lobby vestibule. Each class will have a box to collect donations, and the class that collects the most will receive a Krispy Kreme donut party!

For a full list of requested donation items from the humane society CLICK HERE.

Thank you from the Junior Girl Scouts for your support!
Faculty and administration support the education of the whole child by modeling compassion, upstanding character, and a joy of learning.
Small, Independent, Progressive: Why Choose an Independent School?
Selecting a private school for your child can be a daunting task for parents given the variety of options and educational philosophies to consider. Springfield, Missouri offers several private education opportunities with The Summit serving as the only fully-accredited independent school offering five days of seated instruction. 

Check out The Summit's Trending in Education blog to learn more about independent education and what questions to ask when touring private schools to find the best fit for your family.

Experience The Summit Difference! 
Now Accepting Applications!
The Summit is still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year! We have virtual admissions options and screenings flexible for a variety of family schedules. If you know someone who would love to learn at The Summit, please contact Amy Maas, Admissions & Communications Officer.

Don't forget Family Referral Bonuses! Current Summit families who refer a new student to The Summit could receive up to $500 in Growth Fund credit! Email Amy for more details.
Family Business Directory
The Summit's Family Business Directory is a resource to build relationships within The Summit community by offering families with businesses the opportunity to list their business information. This directory allows our families to support one another through referrals and patronage. 


For additional questions or to be listed in the Family Business Directory, please contact Vince Currao, Development Officer.
Support The Summit
Shop with Scrip

The next physical card order will not be placed until January 11, 2021. E-cards and reloads purchased through RaiseRight will process as normal when you pay through the app.

From 8/1-12/1, Summit families have earned $2032.93 in rebates for their child(ren)'s Growth Fund. If you have not signed up for Scrip or have any questions regarding Scrip, please contact me so that you too can enjoy these rebates!


Happy holidays to you all! Stay safe, and we will see you after the break!

As always, feel free to reach out to Phil Isley, Summit Parent and Scrip Coordinator, with any questions.
AmazonSmile
When you shop on smile.amazon.com, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% fo the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice, The Summit!

Mabel's Labels
Mabel's Labels are great, adhesive labels for everything: uniform shirts, water bottles, lunch boxes, pencil cases, laptops, etc. They stick and won't come off in the wash!