Resources and Information from The Summit Prep
Raven Report: March 25, 2020
Distance Learning Continues Through 4/24

Summit Administration, the Crisis Management Team, and the Board of Trustees continue to closely monitor developments with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Yesterday, the city of Springfield Mayor, Ken McClure, and Greene County Presiding Commissioner, Bob Dixon, issued a "stay at home" order for Greene County that will go into effect on Thursday, March 26th and last through Friday, April 24th. Officials ask all residents to stay home unless they are an essential employee, shopping for essential goods or services, or exercising outside (see order for details). 

In response to this latest development, The Summit will be extending its implementation of distance learning through Friday, April 24th.
New Distance Learning Web Page for Updates & Quick Links
Please check our Distance Learning resource page at This page will be continually updated with resources and information as we navigate these unprecedented times together. 
All Events and Activities Postponed
All regularly scheduled campus activities, field trips, and meetings during this time are postponed.
ERB Testing Cancelled for 3rd-8th Grade Students
Due to the extension of distance learning at The Summit through April 24th, we are cancelling our standardized ERB testing for students in 3rd-8th grades.  Summit faculty are focused on helping students and families transition to our distance learning platform at this time. As we plan for the 2020/21 school year, we will keep you informed of ERB scheduling. 
Campus Buildings Closed Through 4/24
The school building remains closed during this time. Administration is working remotely and reachable by email. Please continue to direct any general questions you have to
Tech Support for Summit Families and Students
If you or your student(s) need tech support, please email an administrator at, and we will do our best to provide timely responses. 
Counselor's Corner: Focus on Wellness
Summit students doing yoga at home as part of their distance learning plans.

Tips for Managing the Stress of Social Distancing as a Family

Any parent balancing work, homeschool, and the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic is bound to have their limits tested by sheltering in place with kids who haven't seen their friends or participated in sports.  Lisa Damour, a clinical psychologist and author of  Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls, knows well about the stress families face in ordinary times. In these extraordinary times, she has the following advice for families to help get through the crisis:

How does the fear and uncertainty of what's to come affect all of us?

What can parents do to help themselves during this period?

What should we be on the lookout for with our kids?

Is there anything positive for families to come out of this crisis?

Read the answers to these questions and the entire article by Linda Flanagan at KQED: MindShift.

For additional support, please reach out to Becky Breckner, Summit's Guidance Counselor.
Online Resources & Activity Spotlight
Summit students interacting with their classes on Zoom and doing assignments in their new at-home work spaces.

Resources for Families

There are a lot of great resources online for families to use during this "stay at home" order. Here is a list of a few of our current favorites. 

Do you have one to share? Email the link to us at!
Be a Part of History with the History Museum on the Square
(Content from History Museum's social media post)

At the History Museum on the Square, we are asking YOU to make history. Please write us a letter telling us what your daily life is like now. Take a picture of the letter and share it with us. Encourage your kids to write letters. You will be helping us build an archival collection that will be used by future researchers to understand what things were like today.

Need some inspiration? All week, we have been sharing letters from our archives and letter writing tips. Check ou t our Art of Letter Writing albums in our photos.

We will even randomly select a letter and give the writer two free admission passes to the museum to visit when we reopen.

Email photos of your letters to:

Check out the History Museum's Facebook Page for more details.
To Do List
Yearbooks 2019-2020
Deadline to order: April 10, 2020 
Questions: Contact 
Amy Maas or Mrs. Smith.

It's time to order 2019-2020 Yearbooks! This year the yearbooks will be organized by Summit High Schoolers in the Photojournalism elective. Yearbooks will be on campus for our Yearbook Signing Raven Rally on Friday, May 8th. 

Spend Your Summer at The Summit

Camp Raven is the summer program at The Summit for incoming Beginner through 5th grade students. These camps provide a fun and stimulating way for your child to continue learning over the summer break. Each camp is themed to a different topic and encompasses several subject areas, from science and art to music and history. Campers will have fun while learning and making new friends!
Donate to The Raven Fund
Questions? Contact Vince Currao, Development Officer.

As you know, the 2020 Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund is off and running! If you have questions, feel free to contact Vince Currao at The Summit, or consult with your financial advisor.
STEM Connection: Family Challenge

Looking for a STEM activity for the whole family? Here's one from Playtivities to try:

Who can build a boat that can hold the most weight (pennies)?
Materials:  Foil, Pennies, Bowl of Water
Step 1 : Give every team the same size sheet of foil and build a boat.
Step 2:  Place the boat in the water and see which team's boat can hold the most pennies.
Repeat the process a few times allowing each team to redesign their boat to see if their boat can hold even more pennies!
Share your pictures on social media and be sure to tag us @summitprepschool, so we can see your boats!
Support The Summit

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.
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.
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:
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. 

Summit Family Business Directory: Available to View Family Businesses

Use the link at the right, or visit

If you are interested in being listed in the Business Directory, please use this link to submit your information .

Questions? Contact Vince Currao, Development Officer. 
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