Back to School

School Office Hours

  • Regular Office Hours 
     
    8:00 am-4:00 pm

Dates to Remember

  • August 16  Back to School Night

    August 18  First Day of School

    August 22  First Day of Preschool

    August 24  First day of Kindergarten

    September 5  No school, Labor Day

    September 14  School Picture Day 

Letter from Principal McNeil

  • Dear Summit Elementary Families,

     

    Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year! I’m looking forward to another great year together! For those of you who are new to our school, please know that you are coming to a wonderful place. Our teachers and staff are caring, hardworking, and always learning something new for the benefit of your children. We are a collaborative and driven group of people who take learning seriously and strive to make the kind of personal connections that help students succeed.  

     

    The Summit family is excited to welcome the following to our team:

    Louise Karren: Kindergarten Teacher

    Laynie Allen: 1st Grade Teacher

    KarLee Roberts: 3rd Grade Teacher

    Airin Stark: 3rd Grade Teacher

    Allie Franz: 4th Grade Teacher

    Jenny Mayers: 4th Grade Teacher

    Morgan Brady: 6th Grade Teacher

    Judy Jones: 6th Grade Teacher

    Melissa Olsen: Computer Specialist 

    Trina Blotter: Health Aide

     

    We invite you to join us for our Back to School night on Tuesday, August 16th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for families and students to become familiar with their classrooms and the school before the first day. Families will also be able to sign up for opportunities to participate with PTA-sponsored activities. 

    As principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. I strongly believe that parental involvement is an essential component in the success of our students as well as our school. I look forward to seeing you soon!

    Respectfully,

    Aimee McNeil

    Principal

    Summit Elementary School

     

    SCHOOL INFORMATION:

    School Hours 

    Grades 1-6: 

    Monday-Thursday 9:05 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.

    Friday 9:05 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

     

    AM Kindergarten:

    Monday-Thursday 9:05 a.m. -12:10 p.m., AM

    Friday 9:05 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

     

    PM Kindergarten:

    Monday-Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

    Friday 11:50 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

     

    AM Preschool:

    Monday-Thursday 9:05 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

     

    PM Preschool:

    1:05 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

     

    The first morning bell rings at 9:00 a.m.  Our school day begins at 9:05 a.m. every day. Please be sure to have your child/children here on time. Students who are consistently tardy are at a clear disadvantage and usually arrive feeling frantic and unprepared. All students who arrive after 9:05 a.m. must sign in at the office. If your child is going to be absent, please call and inform our school office at  435-563-6269. All adults must enter through the front door and check in at the main office.  After the second bell - 9:05 a.m. - students must enter through the front doors on the east side of the school.  Students must stay on the school grounds from the time they arrive until they are released from school.

     

    Arrival Time:

    In the interest of safety, please do not drop off your student(s) before 8:35 a.m., as there is no supervision before that time. All students who arrive after 9:05 a.m. must sign in at the office.

     

    Drop off and Pick up:

    Drop off and pick up locations are on both the east and west side of Summit Elementary.  In order to accommodate the needs of families smoothly and efficiently, drop off and pick up zones are assigned as follows:

     

    West Drop Off: Grades K-3

    • Use 200 South to access 100 West (no right turns will be allowed from 100 S.). The pick up zone is clearly marked.

    East Drop Off (circle drive): Grades 4-6

    • Use Main Street to access Center Street.
    • If you have multiple students, please use the drop off for your youngest child.

     

    Drop off and pick up expectations:

    • Do not park in zones that are designated for busses or drop off and pick up
    • Stay in your car - your student will come to you
    • If there is a gap in the line, still go to the end of the line using 200 South
    • Be aware of the car line to prevent gaps and increase efficiency
    • U-Turns are not allowed
    • Cross the street only at designated crosswalks

     

    Entrances and Exits:

    Each grade level is assigned to a specific door as follows:

    South West:  Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

    South: 3rd Grade (playground entrance)

    North East: 4th Grade 

    North West: 5th Grade & 6th Grade

     

    Dismissal/Checking Out a Student:

    Students will be escorted by teachers to pick-up zones and buses. Please be on time picking up children after school. When checking out your student(s), please be aware that they will remain in their classes until you arrive. If you need to check out your student during lunch recess, please allow enough time for us to locate them on the playground and send them to the office. Also, we do our best to get messages to students before the end of the day, but it would be helpful if occasional changes of how students are getting home are discussed with your child before school. 

     

    Student Behavior Expectations:

    Students are expected to follow school and classroom rules to maintain a safe and positive learning environment. Appropriate consequences will be implemented for students who choose not to meet these expectations. If, at anytime, misbehavior includes injuries, threats, bullying* or property damage, parents will be notified immediately, and a conference with the student, parent, teacher, and administrator will be scheduled. These behaviors are not tolerated at Summit Elementary.

    *Bullying is defined as mean, hurtful behavior that occurs repeatedly in a relationship with an imbalance of power or strength. It takes many forms — verbal, physical, relational, and cyberbullying.

     

    EAGLES Pride Program:

    The EAGLES Pride Program is a school-wide positive behavior program that was inspired by the book, What Do You Do With a Chance? It is designed to motivate students by looking for chances to demonstrate exemplary behavior: encouraging others, having a positive attitude, being genuinely kind, being a positive leader, putting in their best effort, and giving quiet service. Staff watch for students who demonstrate these traits of Summit EAGLES, and distribute yellow tickets that are then put into grade level boxes by the office. Tickets are drawn weekly. This year we are incorporating a H.E.R.O. theme into our EAGLES program. More information will be sent to families. 

     

    Dress Code:

    Cache County School District, in accordance with state and federal law,  requires an atmosphere at school which provides a safe, orderly, and distraction-free learning environment. Summit Elementary has established the following guidelines to aid parents and students in selecting proper school attire:  

    Anything that distracts the student or other students from learning is prohibited.

    • Students should be clean and well groomed (Example: hair, clothes, jewelry, & makeup should not be distracting).  
    • Shoes or sandals must be worn at all times while on campus. Flip flops are discouraged and will be prohibited when it distracts from a student’s education or safety.
    • Except for religious or medical purposes, hats, caps, and other head coverings cannot be worn or displayed inside school facilities during school hours.
    • Clothing must cover undergarments at all times.
    • Shirt sleeves must cover from near the neck to the edge of the shoulder and be of substantial material (not see-through or net).  
    • Bare midriffs are prohibited.
    • The lower body and legs must be covered by a solid material within a dollar bill width of the knee (including ripped or see through clothing).
    • Clothing, jewelry, personal items (backpacks/bags, binders, bandannas, etc.), and skin must be free of writing, pictures, symbols, insignia, or color combinations which:
    • Communicate crude, profane, or sexually suggestive messages
    • Display drug, alcohol, or tobacco advertising, promotion, or likenesses
    • Advocate racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice
    • Represent or give evidence to gang membership or affiliation

     

    The Cache County School District has established guidelines to aid parents and students in selecting proper school attire and in the use of cell phones. This website is located at ccsdut.org ( District Policy).

     

    Cell Phones/Watches:

    Elementary students' cellular devices (including watches) must be turned off after the first bell, and remain off until the last bell.  Communication with parents/guardians will be facilitated through the teacher or the office.  Students who choose to bring cellular devices (including watches) to school do so at their own risk. The school district assumes no liability for lost, stolen or damaged devices.

     

    Birthdays and Special Occasions:

    Please do not send or bring balloons, flowers, etc. to school for individual students. These items can be disruptive to classroom instruction, can impact students with allergies, and are not appropriate to send with students on the bus. Please understand that if these items are sent to the school, the delivery may be refused. For the health and safety of students and staff, classroom treats are not allowed.

      

    Communication: 

    During the school year, reminders and updates will be sent to families through phone, email, and text messages. Please check that your information and notification preferences are updated in PowerSchool (including how often you choose to receive notifications). We don’t want any families to miss important information and updates.

     

    Illness/Emergency Contacts:

    Please do not send your child/children to school sick. If students show symptoms of the following, the school will use the Emergency Contact Form to have your student picked up:

    • Fever (100.4 or higher)
    • Headache
    • Flu
    • Severe cough
    • Sore throat
    • Nausea

     

    Contacts on the form need to be aware of their responsibility, be available during school hours, and willing to pick up your student in the event of an emergency or illness.

     

    Volunteers:  

    We appreciate our volunteers! Volunteers will be coordinated through individual teachers. All volunteers must check-in at the office and receive a visitor’s badge.

     

    Breakfast and Lunch:

    Payment envelopes are located in the office.  We only accept cash or checks.

    Breakfast cost per day:

    Child $1.40

    The cafeteria opens at 8:35 a.m. for breakfast.

    Lunch cost per day:

     Child $2.05     Adult $3.50     Milk $0.35 

    You may apply for the  Free or Reduced lunch Program on the District website at any time.

    Breakfast is served from 8:35-9:05 a.m. Lunch menus will be sent home monthly and can also be accessed on our school website by clicking on the fork and knife icon under Popular Links. If your student does not eat school lunch, please make arrangements for your student to bring their lunch when they come to school. It is important to keep interruptions during classroom instruction to a minimum.

     

    School Supply List:

    School supply lists for each grade level are posted on our school’s website: 2022-23 Supply Donation List . The items on this list will be used during the regular school day. They may be brought from home on a voluntary basis, otherwise, they will be furnished by the school.

     

    PTA:

    The PTA works hard to support teachers, staff, and students. There are many opportunities to help/volunteer in different capacities. Feel free to contact the PTA at summitschoolpta@gmail.com to volunteer or ask any questions. Watch for future updates through email, text and facebook.

     

    School Updates/Newsletter:

    Each month the PTA emails an Eagles Nest Newsletter telling you what’s happening at Summit Elementary. This newsletter will also be posted on the school website.

     

    Dates to Remember:

    Back to School Night: Tuesday, August 16th

    1st Day of School:  Thursday, August 18th (1st-6th grades)

    1st Day of Preschool: Monday, August 22nd

    1st Day of Kindergarten:  Wednesday, August 24th

    No School (Labor Day):  Monday, September 5th

    School Picture Day:  Wednesday, September 14th