Read The Summit's Fall Re-Entry Plan!
Raven Report: July 8, 2020
Welcome Back to School! The Summit's Re-Entry Plan Now Available!

Dear Summit Community, 
This summer, members of The Summit's Administration, Leadership Team, Strategic Planning Committee, and Crisis Response Team have worked collectively to engage in scenario planning and diligently prepare for re-entry this fall. Together, we have stayed abreast of local, state, and national trends, guidelines, and recommendations in an effort to examine various opening scenarios and action items needed to implement each. While coordinating efforts and establishing plans amidst ongoing change and continued uncertainty has proved challenging, we remain steadfast in our planning, placing the health and safety of our community at the forefront of our efforts. While we cannot predict what the future will bring, we can provide assurance that we will continue to work collaboratively with one another, provide timely communication, and adapt as necessary to provide the best possible education to our students.
Today, we share our Fall 2020 Re-Entry Plan. As we approach the start of the school year ( now scheduled for Monday, August 17th ), we will continue to stay informed of the latest guidelines and recommendations in order to refine our approach and finalize our preparations. It is our goal to finalize the many details of our return to school by early August to share with our families in an updated version of our Fall 2020 Re-Entry Plan prior to parent-teachers conferences. Whatever reality we ultimately face, The Summit will be well-prepared for it.
Thank you for your continued support of The Summit Preparatory School. 

Kathryn M. Heet, Ed.D
Head of School

Susan Miranti
Board of Trustees, President

Camp Raven on The Summit Campus in July

We're back! Camp Raven and Jr. Camp Raven is back on campus at The Summit!

There's still room in our camps the weeks of July 13-17 and July 20-24! Check out the updated camp offerings and sign up today!

Jr. Camp Raven: July 13th - 17th
Ahoy, Matey! Pirates! with Mrs. Wallace
Ahoy! This exciting week is filled with adventure for both boys and girls! We will make pirate attire, build our own ships, and hunt for pirate treasure! We may even learn some pirate songs. No landlubbers allowed!
Morning Camp Raven: July 13th - 17th
Slime Factory with Mrs. Bradley
Calling all slime lovers! We are going to experiment with different ingredients, processes, colors, scents, and textures on a quest to discover the absolute BEST slime recipe out there.
Afternoon Camp Raven: July 13th - 17th
Detective Camp with Mrs. Wallace
Calling all Super Sleuths!  We need to solve a mystery!  Come learn what detectives do to solve crimes and mysteries.  We will learn about fingerprints, invisible ink and so much more as we solve our own mystery.
For more information on updated policies and procedures for Camp Raven, please read our Health, Wellness, and Safety Modifications .

Accepting Enrollment Applications for 2020-2021

The Summit is still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year! We are currently offering a virtual admissions process 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, Summit Admissions 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.

Lands' End Sale This Week Only!

Back to school sales are here! Don't forget to save 20% on new school uniforms, and receive a FREE LOGO now through Friday, July 10th! 

Please review The Summit's Dress Code Policy before placing an order. 
Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund
Thanks to all of you who helped us raise over $33,000 for this year's  Annual   Campaign  for The Raven Fund! Your incredible generosity is appreciated more than we can say.

Goal: $30,000
Total Raised:  $32,748

Family participation goal: 100%
Current Status:  33%

As you know, The Raven Fund provides crucial support for all of our school's needs. Now, more than ever, we are in need of as much support as possible as we prepare campus for campers and students to re-enter.

If you have not yet made your 2020 gift to The Raven Fund, please do so today. Your financial assistance right now will have an immediate positive impact.  Donations through July 31st will be counted towards this year's Raven Fund. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Vince Currao, Summit Development Officer.
Our Summit Community

Class of 2020 Graduation Next Week

This year, graduation will be held on Tuesday, July 14th  at The Summit campus. The ceremony will be held in the backyard, followed by a banquet and dance. In order to allow for maximum physical distancing, we are limiting guests to family and friends of our graduating seniors and 8th Grade class. 

The ceremony will be available via livestream. Check out The Summit's social media accounts and your email for a link.  Upper School families, please check your email for the latest information and updates from Mrs. Breckner. 

Please call The Summit office at 417-869-8077 if you have any questions.

Summit First Grader Wins PBS Children's Writers Contest!

Each spring, young authors and illustrators in Kindergarten through third grade send in their best stories to OPT's PBS Kids Writers Contest.

Congratulations to Ryker I., 1st Grade, for winning FIRST PLACE in this year's contest! Ryker says
"It was exciting, and it really feels great to win!" 

Preparing for Difficult Conversations: The Importance of Talking to Your Child about Race

As a society, we are currently engaged in a national discourse on racism. These can be challenging conversations, especially between parents and children. If you would like to start a conversation with your child about race and racism, but you're not sure where to start, the following resources provide meaningful perspective and practical tools and advice on how to begin a conversation that is age-appropriate and impactful.

Parent Satisfaction Survey Results: Distance Learning

Thank you to all of our families who took the time to complete the Board of Trustees' annual Parent Satisfaction Survey. Please reference the above infographic for responses related specifically to Distance Learning in Spring 2020. 

We appreciate your continued support and feedback through these unprecedented times in education. Read more about our plans to return to campus in 2020-2021 in our Fall Re-Entry Plan
STEM Challenge

How to Make Your Own Face Mask!
(Information from Science Buddies)

Learn how to make a face mask for yourself or as a gift for others to help slow the spread of COVID-19 with this timely STEM Challenge!

You will need:
  • Cloth material (like a bandana or old shirt)
  • Hair ties or rubber bands
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaners (optional)
This activity will help you think through the process of designing and making a mask as an engineering problem. What factors should you consider to design a mask that works well for you, given the materials you have available?

Check out the full project instructions on the Science Buddies  website. 
Support The Summit

AmazonSmile: Shop & Support The Summit

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice, The Summit Prep. You must go through (not to log into your Amazon account for the benefits to work.

Questions? Contact  Kristin Walker, Finance & Operations Officer.

Online Options for Growth Fund Credits with Scrip!

Shopping online? Be sure to check out for your shopping needs!

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

Questions? Contact   Ellen Chindlund, SPO Treasurer.
New: Box Tops App! No more clipping!    
Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products, and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online. Click here to learn more about the app.

Don't forget to keep collecting all your Box Tops, labels, and Tyson product codes! We have a clear bucket in the lobby to collect these labels all year long. Please be sure to ask your family and friends to collect theirs as well. The Summit gets credit for every label turned in! 

Click on the links below for more information on each program:
The Summit Preparatory School | 417.869.8077 | Fax: 417.986.3777