Raven Report: January 6, 2021
Welcome Back! At The Summit, we're looking forward to a bright New Year and kicking off an excellent second semester!
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 Summit Face Masks
The cost of each face mask is $15.

Payment will be processed through your Summit family account.
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.


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
January 2021
  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
21: State of The Summit, 6:30pm - 7:30pm (virtual)
26: Chipotle Dine-Out Fundraiser for Peru Study Abroad
28: SPO meeting, 9am
30: Beginner/PreK Screening, 9am - 11am

February 2021
11: $2 Uniform Buyout Day
12: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
12: Kindergarten Screening, 9am - 11am
15: NO SCHOOL - Presidents’ Day
17: Late Start at 9:30am
22: Board of Trustees meeting, 5:30pm
25: SPO meeting, 9am
$2 Uniform Buyout on 1/14
The next $2 Uniform Buyout Day is Thursday, January 14th! This buyout will be PAJAMA DAY to support SPO's Virtual Pajama Race. Dress comfy in your school-appropriate pajamas!

Remember to bring regular close-toed, close-heeled shoes for walking around the building and for P.E. class.

Keep reading below to learn more about SPO's virtual run and to register!
State of The Summit Presentation on 1/21
The Summit Board of Trustees and Head of School invite you to join us virtually at our annual State of The Summit Presentation on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

This presentation includes celebrations on Summit organization and student specific successes, a strategic plan update, tuition guidance for 2021-2022, and exciting plans for future growth.

A virtual meeting link will be shared with families before January 21st. We look forward to sharing our vision with you!
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
Register for Run for The Summit Today!
Kick off the new year with The Summit Preparatory School’s Great Pajama Race of 2021! With all of the complexity of 2020, The Summit Parent Organization (SPO) wants to help you and your family stay safe, have fun, and be healthy with a new twist on the annual Run for the Summit with a pajama race all throughout January. 

This year’s race will be a virtual race with two distance options to appeal to runners of all skill levels. Join in the 5k, or challenge yourself with the 10k distance, and enjoy exclusive race swag. All finishers will receive a custom Great Pajama Race t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and printable bib number. In addition, all participants will have the option to purchase exclusive Summit pajamas. 

Run in your jammies. Relax in them afterwards. Call into your next Zoom meeting in them. There’s no judgment here. It’s your race, on your terms, and in your choice of pants. 

Register the whole family, get outside, and have some fun. Join The Summit Preparatory School for this fun run with a new – and comfy – twist. We’ll see you in your jammies!

For questions, please contact spo@thesummitprep.org.
Around Campus
Experiments in High School Chemistry
High School scientists are engaging in some exciting experiments in chemistry class! After a safety lesson from Mr. Powers, they used acetone as an organic solvent to dissolve the bonds in styrofoam, reducing it to its basic, gooey structure - although the styrofoam and acetone appear to react vigorously, producing bubbles as the foam begins to melt, there is no chemical change! 

Stay tuned as students unveil more mysteries of science in second semester!
Girl Scout Collection Drive - Thank You!
The Junior Girl Scouts want to thank everyone for their generous donations to the humane society collection drive before Winter Break!

Mrs. Collins' 2nd Grade won the class donut party with 100 items donated! Wow!

All in all, 365 items were collected to donate to the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri, including toys, blankets, and lots of peanut butter!

Thank you to all - there's sure to be a lot of tail-wagging at the humane society!
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

Welcome back, Summit family! I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe break!

Summit family and friends earned $413.43 in rebates for the month of December.

As always, feel free to reach out to Phil Isley, Summit Parent and Scrip Coordinator, with any questions.
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!