Raven Report: February 17, 2021
Campus may be closed, but Dogs of Carline continues! Enjoy a special edition of the lovable pooches behind the faculty & staff who run carline each day!
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 Girl Scout Cookies
Meet the Cookies and contact Shelley Beall, Girl Scout Troop Leader, to order yours today!

Cookies are $5 per box.
Register for Camp Raven
Spend your summer at The Summit with Camp Raven! These weekly camps provide a fun, safe, and stimulating way to continue learning over the summer break.

For more information, please visit our website.
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
When inclement weather is in the forecast, 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 website and social media pages, and communicated through email and text message.

Teachers will provide information regarding learning 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.

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
February 2021
22: Board of Trustees meeting, 5:30pm
23: Panera Dine-Out Fundraiser, 4-8pm
25: SPO meeting, 9am

March 2021
5: NO SCHOOL - Student Led Conferences
8-12: Summit Spirit Week
15-19: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
22: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
24: Give Ozarks Day
25: SPO meeting, 9am
 29: Board of Trustees meeting, 5:30pm
ISACS Virtual Parent Education Series
Join other independent school parents for 4 evening sessions to help you support your children in these challenging circumstances. Hear from leading experts about your child’s social/emotional, executive function and other learning needs while also learning how to speak with your children about race. 

For more information or to register for the live webinar sessions, please CLICK HERE.

**A recorded version (password protected) of each Parent Series webinar will be available to view until May 31, 2021. You do NOT need to pre-register to view the recorded webinar. A link of the recording will be shared with families when available.
Summit Parent Organization
SPO Meeting on Thursday 2/25
All Summit parents/guardians are invited to the next Summit Parent Organization (SPO) meeting next Thursday, February 25th at 9:00 a.m. at La Quinta Inn & Suites, located at 2535 S. Campbell (virtual option available).

If you plan on attending, please contact SPO Exec at spo@thesummitprep.org to RSVP and/or to receive the Zoom link.
Ravens Read-A-Thon
Get ready to read, Ravens! SPO is hosting a Read-A-Thon the whole month of February to gear up for Read Across America on March 2nd. Each student will gather pledges for the amount of time spent reading or being read to (Early Learners and Kindergarteners), and whichever class reads the most* will win an extra recess and have the traveling trophy in their classroom!

Download the Pledge Form Here, and start reading!

*Time spent reading per class will be adjusted for fairness based on class size. 

For questions, please contact spo@thesummitprep.org.
Around Campus
A Special Message from The Board of Trustees
Saturday was cold, but our Summit Team is solid gold!

While our outside temps plummeted over the weekend, your dedicated members of the Summit Admin team jumped into action to control a water pipe that burst in The Summit mechanical room early on Saturday. The Beall Family stumbled into a deluge of water inside the building on Saturday morning when they arrived for a Girl Scout meeting. Within minutes, our own Summit "First Responders" arrived at school and worked tirelessly as a team to turn off the water, alert City Utilities, salvage classroom materials, contact insurance, and begin clean-up efforts.  

Among the first on the scene, Brad Beall, Summit Parent and Building and Grounds Committee member, was quick to share his praise for Dr. Heet and the admin team. "ALL of our frontline people were there in a heartbeat to deal with what could’ve been a catastrophic disaster for the building. I mean, the water was bad enough, but jets from the broken pipe were power washing the ceiling, which in turn was draining into the electrical and computer control room. We could’ve had electrical fires in addition to a mini-Niagara Falls. As someone who works in property management, I can tell you their quick response on a frigid Saturday morning was solid gold for us." 

Dana Thomas, Building and Grounds Chair and Board Member, added, "Our administrative team members are unsung heroes. I just learned that the ENTIRE team showed up on a Saturday in frigid temperatures to perform grueling cleanup work in seven inches of ice-cold water. Their dedication to The Summit couldn't be more evident, or more appreciated!"

Commercial clean-up professionals and insurance assessors are on duty now with continued dry-out, clean-up, and repair planned for several weeks. Our Early Learners class has been temporarily relocated, and luckily, no other instructional areas were affected. Even though all is calm now, please take a minute when you next see these Summit "First Responders" to share thanks for another showcase of their huge hearts for our school community. 

Summit Burst Pipe "First Responders", Feb 2021 
Mike Albert
Brad, Shelley, Maren, Will Beall
Doug and Becky Breckner
Vince Currao
Katie Heet
Billy and Melissa Kimmons 
Amy Maas
Linda and Mariam Michaliszyn
Kristin Walker 
Whitney Wiese
Now Accepting Applications!
The Summit is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 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

Shop ThankScriping Days this Thursday and Friday, Feb 18-19th! These are special bonus days for E-cards and reloadable cards to earn up to 19% with some retailers.


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!