Dear Summit Academy Families:

Our faculty and staff would like nothing more than to have your children back on campus for the beginning of school. While everyone looks forward to summer break, come fall, we also yearn for the return of students to our classrooms and hallways. Nothing starts a day off better than watching the kiddos exit your vehicles with smiles of excitement in anticipation of another great day at Summit.

As always, our first priority is the educational, social and emotional well-being of all of our students, faculty and staff, and our greater school community. For obvious reasons, the medical well being of our community has taken precedence this year. Thus, our decision to begin the school year with Remote Learning followed by a graduated reintroduction to in-person education plan for the weeks ahead. We have had communications from many of you and please know that we understand and share in your disappointment over not being able to fully open in-person on day one.

An advantage of Summit Academy has always been our intentionally small enrollment and the ability to be flexible and to adapt. Our commitment to small class sizes lends itself to the ability to physically distance within the classroom and hallways. This has factored into our decision to return to in-person education prior to September 28.

We understand that some families feel more comfortable keeping their students at home. We will continue to offer live streaming learning options for families interested in an extended Remote Learning program. If you desire to continue with Remote Learning please contact Rebecca Hoffmann. Once a student chooses to participate via Remote Learning they will need to give a minimum of one week’s notice to transition to in-person.

We have created COVID-19 safety protocols as recommended by the CDC, the Louisville Metro Health Department and Kentucky’s Healthy at School guidelines. We are prepared to welcome students back on campus and we need your help to be safe and effective in order to remain open. It is imperative that you continue to monitor the health of your student and family. You are expected to follow the Wellness Screening and other guidelines provided in the Family Handbook and other communications with regards to sending your child to school.

Below is our schedule for returning to campus in-person. Please note that this schedule is subject to change if the need arises due to local or internal COVID-19 concerns.