SEF Awards Fall 2020 Grants

The Summit Educational Foundation is pleased to announce our grant awards for the 2020 fall grant cycle. With generous support from our member families, the Foundation was able to approve funding for 19 grants across the school district totaling over $102,000.

A sampling of the approved grants include:

  • Professional Development for our District Literacy Coaches from the LETRS Suite of Professional Learning with a focus on research based literacy instruction. $2,464
  • Teachers and District Literacy Coaches from Pre-K to Grade 5 will pilot materials from the Heggerty Curriculum, Morpheme Magic, and Phonics and Spelling through Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping to further support district wide phonics instruction. $2,297
  • Kindergarten Book Bridge will expand student access to new “Just Right” books that enhance the phonics program in all fourteen Primary Center classrooms. $9,489
  • Expand all existing classroom libraries in grades K-2 with more diverse books that have culturally-inclusive characters, authors, and experiences. $10,240
  • Orton Gillingham in a Bag provides individualized materials to Jefferson Elementary Students who need a socially distanced/safe way to enhance their phonics and reading skills. $758
  • A 3 year Reflex Math Subscription for all Elementary Schools - broadens access to a game-based Math Fact Fluency computer program revered by teachers and loved by students district wide. $37,811 
  • New FrontRow Juno FM Systems in 6 classrooms at Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School to improve clarity of teacher instruction and decrease background noise. $9,120
  • A one year subscription to Swank Motion Pictures, a K-12 video streaming service that provides access to a vast collection of copyright-friendly motion pictures and documentaries at LCJSMS. $1,100
  • SHS Art Magazine - will support the printing of the third issue of The Artifact. $1,394
  • New Keyboard and Audio Production Lab Equipment for the Music Department at SHS. $14,125 
  • Class sets of March by John Lewis for US History II curriculum at SHS. $538
  • New Sliding Whiteboard Panel Systems in 3 Math Classrooms at SHS to enhance instruction for in person and virtual students. $4,890
  • New Canon Color Poster Printer in SHS Media Center - to be utilized by all teachers, departments, administration, and extra-curricular clubs as requested. $4,685
  • Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablets and Pens to support virtual teaching for 6 Math and 6 Science Classrooms at SHS. $820
  • One year site license for Kami at SHS which provides a robust set of web-based tools that support enhanced feedback and multi-media, digital annotation. $2,958


A full list of approved Fall 2020 grants is available at: www.sefnj.org.