Raven Report: October 14, 2020
5th Grade hanging out in their favorite tree in the Big Backyard!
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 Logo Umbrella
The cost of each umbrella is $30.

Payment will be processed through your Summit family account.
Order Summit Face Masks
The cost of each face mask is $15.

Payment will be processed through your Summit family account.
Order Cub Scout Popcorn
Support Pack 239 by ordering popcorn from Cub Scouts through the month of October!
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 Summit 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.
Fall Online Auction
Save the Date: Friday, October 30th
Upcoming Events
October 2020  
15: Garden Orientation at 3:50 p.m.
19: Board of Trustees Meeting at 5:30 p.m.
21: Late Start at 9:30 a.m.
23: Early Release at 1:00 p.m.
29: SPO Meeting at 9:00 a.m.
30: Fall Online Auction Night at 7:30 p.m.

November 2020
5-6: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Days
 13: NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences
 16: Board of Trustees Meeting at 5:30 p.m.
 18: Late Start at 9:30 a.m.
 19: $2 Uniform Buyout Day
 19: SPO Meeting at 9:00 a.m.
23-27: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Late Start 10/21 & Early Release 10/23
Don't forget Late Start on Wednesday 10/21! Fun Zone will be extended at no charge from 8:30-9:15 a.m. Please use the Fun Zone sign up link to register. Classes will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Also, next Friday 10/23 is an Early Release day at 1:00 p.m.! Fun Zone will be available from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Please use the Fun Zone sign up link to register.

If you're available to help Mr. Mike move furniture after school on Friday 10/23 from 1:30-3:00 p.m., please use the SPO Sign Up Genius or contact administration at frontdesk@thesummitprep.org.
Cross Country Meet on 10/15
Join us at the following Cross Country Meets to support our Summit XC Runners!

Both Jr. High and High School will be running at Clever on Thursday, Oct 15th. This is the last meet for Junior High!

The schedule is as follows:
4:00 p.m. - Junior High Girls
4:30 p.m. - Junior High Boys
5:00 p.m. - High School Girls
5:30 p.m. - High School Boys

(Please note that in the past, races have been ahead of schedule. Masks are required for spectators. )

The High School team will run in Hollister for Districts on Saturday, October 31st. The top 15 runners and top 2 teams will advance to the State Meet to be held in Columbia the following weekend. This is sure to be an exciting meet, and close to home for anyone who wants to come out and support our Cross Country athletes!
Scholastic Book Fair
This year, the Scholastic Book Fair will be online! The Summit’s Book Fair will be held from November 1st-14th. A store link will be emailed to families and posted in the Raven Report. Books will be mailed to your home within 48 hours of ordering. 

To advertise our Book Fair this year, we’d like to encourage our Summit family to make short commercials and/or book reviews that we can share with the community each day during the Book Fair. Videos should be less than one minute in length and submitted by October 26th. To submit your video, please email Whitney Wiese, Communications & Enrollment Officer.

Here’s your opportunity to shine! Make your commercial as funny and creative as you want. Or make a book review of one of your favorite books that’s available through the Book Fair; you might inspire others to love it as much as you do!
Summit Parent Organization
Friends of The Summit Gardens Club
Calling all parents, faculty, staff, and friends of The Summit!
Don't forget about the Friends of The Summit Gardens one-hour orientation meeting on Thursday, October 15th at 3:50 p.m. During orientation, we will show you around the gardens, introduce you to the master plan, and let you know the jobs that need to be done. Then you can work when it fits your schedule, or join us on volunteer workdays.

Contact Dana Thomas, Summit Parent and Board Member, with questions or if you can’t attend the orientation but would like to be involved.
Around Campus
Stories & Sunshine
Mrs. Yarnell and the 3rd grade class are taking advantage of the beautiful fall weather to go outside and enjoy reading some pumpkin-themed books together in the Big Backyard.

In class, students are writing their very own pumpkin picture books to share virtually with our younger Summit students.

Read-aloud videos coming soon!
Student POV: Hybrid Learning
Contributed by: Verity Gerhold, 11th Grade

As a hybrid learner, I’m so glad the teachers are working with students like myself who are not physically in class. I have found that I’m still doing well in my classes in spite of being distanced. The students in my class are always helpful when I ask for a picture of the board or when I have a question on something. Joining into the classes online is pretty easy, minus a couple technical issues. 

Being inside the same house for nearly half a year now can be a little trying, so sometimes I’ll walk at a nearby park or just stand outside for a minute to regain focus and sanity before I get back to working. Also, without driving time, I have more time to relax, play with my dog, draw in my sketchbook, and work on my guitar skills. 

School can be stressful on its own, but having a pandemic on top of that makes everything worse. Luckily, hybrid learning is an option, and I’m grateful that The Summit has that option.
A Note from Mr. Alexander...
Verity is overcoming challenges daily as a hybrid learner. Online classes can be challenging, but Verity takes it all in stride and definitely does everything she can to get the most out of her classes, even from a distance. She takes a lot of responsibility for her education on herself and holds herself, her classmates, and her teachers accountable to ensure that we are all working cohesively as we help her meet her academic goals. She is always prompt, flexible, engaged, and adds input to any discussion that we have in class. 

I would say that her drive and determination, coupled with her flexibility and initiative, make Verity a model hybrid learner. It’s odd to feel like I know a student I’ve never physically met, but I suppose that proves that Verity is really putting in the effort to remain a large part of her classes at The Summit. As with everything in life, you get out of things what you put into things, and Verity has definitely risen to meet this new set of challenges and new opportunities for success.
Lands' End Sale Extended Through Tonight!
Save 40% off your order!

Simply CLICK HERE and the Promotion Code and PIN will automatically be applied to your order. Or at checkout, manually enter the Promotion Code LEAF and PIN 1025.

Offer valid through 11:59 p.m. Central, October 14, 2020. Not valid on previous purchases or when combined with any other promotional offers.
Support The Summit
Shop with Scrip
Bonus Fest is coming October 9th-31st. Each weekend will feature a different lineup of brands on bonus for 2 days only.

As always, feel free to reach out to Phil Isley, Summit Parent and Scrip Coordinator, with any questions.
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Mabel's Labels
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