School Office Hours
Regular Office Hours8:00 am-4:00 pm
Dates to Remember
August 17 Back to School Night
August 19 First Day of School
August 23 First Day of Preschool
August 26 First day of Kindergarten
September 6 No school, Labor Day
September 10 School Picture Day
Letter from Principal McNeil
Dear Summit Elementary Families,
Welcome to the 2021-22 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:
Cody Mays: Custodian
Julie Miner: Kindergarten Teacher
Heather Gamett: 3rd Grade Teacher
Hawkan Cornia: 5th Grade Teacher
Chris Bierman: 6th Grade Teacher
Allie Turner: Special Education Teacher
Talise Jensen: Computer Specialist
We invite you to join us for our Back to School night on Tuesday, August 17th, 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. Parents will have an opportunity to sign up for the PTA that same evening.
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!
Summit Elementary School
Monday-Thursday 9:05 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Friday 9:05 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 9:05 a.m. -12:10 p.m., AM
Friday 9:05 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Monday-Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Friday 11:50 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 9:05 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
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. - everyone 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.
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. In coordination with the classroom teacher, students will have the options of either 1) walking to their classroom and quietly reading, drawing etc. at their own desk, 2) walking to their classroom, leaving their belongings, and then walking out their assigned exit to the playground, or 3) going straight to the playground. When the first morning bell rings at 9:00, students will line up at their assigned entrances. Teachers will escort students to classrooms. 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 designated for drop off and pick up
- Stay in your car - your student will come to you
- Do not cut in front of cars if there is a gap, please go to the end of the line using 200 South
- Prevent gaps in car line to increase efficiency
- U-Turns are not allowed on 100 W.
Entrances and Exits:
Each grade level is assigned to a specific door as follows:
South West: Kindergarten & 1st Grade
South: 2nd & 3rd Grade
North East: 4th Grade
North West: 5th Grade & 6th Grade
Dismissal/Checking Out Students:
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 during morning announcements, and once a month two students are chosen to represent each grade level as Students of the Month.
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).
Elementary students' cellular devices 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 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.
During the school year, reminders and updates will be sent to families through email and text messages. Please check that your information and notification preferences are updated in PowerSchool. We don’t want any families to miss important information and updates.
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)
- Severe cough
- Sore throat
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.
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:
Meals will continue to be free for students for the 2021-22 school year. If you feel like you would qualify for free or reduced lunch prices (if this wasn’t offered for all students) please fill out an application online. (Free and Reduced-price Lunch Information and Applications). These approved applications help us maintain our Title I status which brings federal monies to the school. (All school-aged children in income-eligible households can receive meal benefits regardless of immigration status of household members. Information provided by the household will not be used for immigration-related purposes.)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. This will help minimize interruptions during the lunch hour. Milk purchases are 0.35.
School Supply List:
School supply lists for each grade level are posted on our school’s website: 2020-21 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.
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 email@example.com to volunteer or ask any questions. Watch for future updates through email, text and facebook.
Each month the PTA emails an Eagles Nest Newsletter telling you what’s happening at Summit Elementary.
Dates to Remember:
Back to School Night: Tuesday, August 17th
1st Day of School: Thursday, August 19th
1st Day of Preschool: Monday, August 23rd
1st Day of Kindergarten: Thursday, August 26th
No School (Labor Day): Monday, September 6th
School Picture Day: Friday, September 10th