Raven Report: November 18, 2020
Reminder: There will be no Raven Report next week. Happy Thanksgiving!
A Special Message from the Head of School
Dear Summit Community, 

When we began the school year with our commitment to 5 days of seated instruction, none of us knew how long we would be able to continue learning together on campus with still so many unknowns about the COVID-19 virus. We are all thankful to have made it to this point, together. 

Thanksgiving is a time for reflecting on the things we hold dear, and I know I am grateful to be reunited with our school community this year. As we approach our first extended break of the school year, I wanted to reach out and commend our families for your diligence and commitment to wellness and safe practices that have allowed us to continue seated instruction this long. I also ask that you stay vigilant.

If you choose to travel over the holiday break or host out-of-town guests, please continue to maintain the practices that have proven effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19: frequent and thorough handwashing, maintaining appropriate physical distancing, and wearing face masks in public. Together, we can make a difference. 

Thank you, again, for your continued support and encouragement as we navigate the winter months. We are encouraged by our progress this year, and we look forward to continuing learning together on campus as long as it is safe to do so. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, my Summit family! 


Dr. Katie Heet 
To Do List
Questions? Contact the Front Desk.
Pre-Order Hot Lunch
Lunch orders need to be placed by 4:00 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25th 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.
Order Summit Umbrella
The cost of each umbrella is $30.

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.
Upcoming Events
November 2020
 19: $2 Uniform Buyout Day
 19: SPO Meeting at 9:00 a.m.
23-27: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

December 2020
5: Barnes & Noble Book Fair (In-Store & Online)
10: SPO meeting, 9 a.m.
14: Board of Trustees meeting, 5:30 p.m.
 16: Late Start at 9:30 a.m.
17: $2 Uniform Buyout Day
18: EARLY RELEASE at 11:30 a.m. (No Fun Zone)
21-31: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Uniform Buyout Day Thursday 11/19
Don't forget tomorrow, Thursday, November 19th, is a Uniform Buyout Day! Students may pay $2.00 (collected at carline) to dress out of their Summit uniform. Uniform Buyout Days are completely optional. Students may still wear their Summit uniform that day. 

This Uniform Buyout Day is sponsored by The Summit's Junior Girl Scouts as part of their service project to complete their Junior Leadership Journeys. All proceeds will benefit The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri.

Stayed tuned for more details on a collection drive for the humane society, organized by the Girl Scouts, after Thanksgiving Break!
Travel Abroad Peru Informational Meeting 11/19
As you may know, we are offering Summit students, currently in 4th-12th grade, an opportunity to travel with us to Peru in 2022. Seeing the world allows for incredible growth, and the excitement of exploring someplace new will give your child something to anticipate for months to come. Additionally, this experience will help make them into global scholars, standing out in today's competitive collegiate and professional landscape. Join us this Thursday for a virtual informational meeting on our 2022 trip to Peru!

Thursday, November 19th
5:00 p.m.
via Zoom Meeting

In the meeting, we'll be talking about why we feel this tour is important right now, trip details, EF's risk-free enrollment period, and all the ways in which they're leading the charge on student safety.

This trip will fill up fast (Only 13 spots left - buses are tiny in Peru!), so join this meeting to learn:

● Where and when we're going
● What we'll see and do
● Safety on tour
● Travel logistics
● How your child can earn academic credit
● RISK FREE flexible payment options, scholarships, and discounts!

We'll also share details about how to sign up (space is limited!) and answer any questions you might have.

Thanksgiving Break 11/23-11/27
Administration will be available by email or appointment at frontdesk@thesummitprep.org. Summit offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. We hope everyone enjoys the holiday break, and we look forward to seeing everyone in class on Monday, November 30th.

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.

Summit Parent Organization
SPO Meeting Thursday 11/19
All Summit parents/guardians are invited to the next Summit Parent Organization (SPO) meeting on Thursday, November 19th 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. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
Around Campus
The Summit Promotional Video Is Here!
"I love the energy here. I love that because of the fun, because of the lightness, because of the diminished fear of failure, students are more willing to try things that they might not ever have tried before..." - Rob Powers, Upper School Science Teacher

The Summit is excited to share our new promotional video, filmed by Double Jump Media, of our classrooms in action. We are proud of our school and committed to offering a premiere independent education in the Ozarks with five days of seated instruction.

Celebrate The Summit Difference, and share with your friends!
From left to right: Past Board Presidents Mark Sharp & Susan Miranti, Board President Melissa Gelner & Head of School Dr. Katie Heet, and Past Board Presidents Anne Mason & Angie Workman

The Summit would also like to recognize and thank those unable to attend:
Dr. Anne Winkler, Howard Fisk, and Alison Bauer.
Board of Trustees Lunch & Learn
Last week, Board President, Melissa Gelner, and Head of School, Dr. Katie Heet, hosted a lunch & learn for the past presidents of The Summit Board of Trustees to celebrate The Summit's successes in its first 16 years and to thank the Board Presidents for their accomplishments and service to The Summit and independent education in the Ozarks. The meeting also provided an opportunity to learn more about current progress and future projects in store the school. Here's to the many years of growth & innovation to come!
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

2-day ThankScriping Day coming November 19–20!

The very first 2-day ThankScriping Day is coming November 19–20. You can earn up to 20% with 120+ bonuses on eGift cards and reloaded gift cards during the busy holiday shopping season.

How it works:
Earn big on select brands when you order November 19-20. Bonuses do not apply to physical gift cards.

How to participate:
You must have an online account to take advantage of these earnings. Sign up in the mobile app, RaiseRight, or on ShopWithScrip.com using The Summit's enrollment code (146AAC2814925).

For easier checkout and to get eGift cards and reloaded money immediately, link your bank account or pay with a credit card.

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!