Student Handbook

  • WELCOME TO SUMMIT SCHOOL!

    Included in this informational packet you will find Cache County School District policies, how to access them, and the Summit School Handbook, which includes necessary information, Student Acceptable Use Policy, as well as, behavior standards and expectations. Please review all of this information carefully with your student, then sign and return the forms that state you have done so. It is the goal of Summit School staff to provide a safe, secure, and academically fulfilling educational environment for every student.

    A magnet with a school calendar of dates, times, and events will be distributed to every family at the beginning of the school year, and will be a valuable resource throughout the year.

     

    MISSION STATEMENT AND PLEDGE

    Summit Eagles

    We Learn

    We work to be proactive, engaged, motivated, driven, and priority minded as we learn.

    We Lead

    As leaders we create a positive school community that is cooperative and caring.

    We Succeed

    We strive to achieve and celebrate success.

     

    The Summit Pledge

    I will speak up instead of acting as a bystander.
    I choose to participate in activities that don’t involve teasing.
    I forgive others if they make poor choices.
    I accept others for their differences.
    I include others in group situations.
    I will talk to an adult when there is a problem that I cannot take care of on my own.
    I am powerful in making a difference in my school.

     

    CACHE COUNTY DISTRICT POLICIES

    You may access a complete copy of these policies online: Cache County School District Policies

    Included in these policies, but not limited to, are the following:
    Student Cell Phone Use, Attendance, Bullying and Hazing, Rules of Conduct, Internet Safety, Dress Code Policy, FERPA Guidelines, and Sexual Harassment policies.
    If you are unable to access any of this information, please feel free to contact Summit School at (435-563-6269) or stop by the office.

     

    DISTRICT, SCHOOL, CLASSROOM RULES AND BEHAVIOR STANDARDS

    District Rules and Behavior Standards

    These behaviors have been identified as severe by the Cache County School Board and will result in disciplinary action.

    (1)   Insubordination or the display of gross disrespect directed at school personnel. 

    (2)   Vulgar or profane language, spoken or written. 

    (3)   Possession of obscene literature. 

    (4)   Possession, sale, or use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco.

    (5)   Violent behavior: fights, assaults, threats. 

    (6)   Disruptive behavior: weapons, vandalism, theft. 

    (7)     Harassment: intimidation, tormenting, teasing, name calling. 

    (8)     Default in educational requirements.

    (9)     Habitual absences or tardiness.

      

    Procedure for Non-compliance of Rules and Behavior Standards

    If a student refuses to comply with a rule, they will be asked to fill out and sign a refocus form, and will lose a privilege.  Parents will be notified of the non-compliance.  The teacher will save the refocus forms for documentation, and show them to the parents at SEP Conferences.
     

    Remediation:  Behavior plans will be created for students when their behavior becomes habitual.  To place a student on a behavior plan, the teacher may call a meeting with the parents and other interested personnel.  Behavior plans will be shared with all necessary support staff.
     

    Extreme Situations:  Students displaying a severe behavior, needing immediate attention, will be taken to the principal, or if the principal is out of the building, the designated acting principal.  A refocus form will be filled out by the student.  Statements will be taken from any person observing the behavior. We consider some behavior to be so unacceptable that the student will immediately be removed from the classroom and parents will be contacted.
     

    Immediate Suspension:  The student personnel section of the District Policy book, 

    ([-9.2-] 9 j) states, a student may be immediately suspended if a student:

    (a) possesses, or uses a weapon, explosive, or flammable material.

    (b) is using, selling or distributing drugs, or imitation controlled substance, or  paraphernalia.

     

    STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:  For students with disabilities, the District Policy under the Student Personnel section [-9.3-] 9 L will be followed. 

     

    DUE PROCESS:  Due Process will be followed as stated in the District Policy book under the Student Personnel section [-9.6-] 9 e. 

     

    SUMMIT SCHOOL HANDBOOK

     

    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. - 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.

     

    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. 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.

     

    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:

     

    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.

      

    Communication: 

    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.

     

    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:

    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.

     

    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 Newsletter:

    Each month the PTA emails an Eagles Nest Newsletter telling you what’s happening at Summit Elementary.

     

    EXPECTATIONS AND BEHAVIOR STANDARDS

     

    FOCUS ATTENTION ON LEARNING: Students should not bring toys, gum, candy, electronic toys, CD players, or P. E. equipment to school without permission.

     

    CLOSED CAMPUS: Students must stay on the school grounds from the time they arrive, until they are properly released from school.

     

    HALLS: Students should walk quietly in the halls and not disturb other students' learning.

     

    REST ROOMS: Students should use a quiet voice in the rest room and not use it as a play area. In order to maintain a healthy and clean area, students should flush the toilet, wash their hands with soap, and put paper towels in the trash can. 

     

    PLAYGROUND: Playground equipment should be used properly. Students are not permitted to jump out of the swings, and they must stay in their assigned play areas.  During winter they must not climb or slide on the snow hills or throw snowballs. Tag games are not permitted in the fibar area.

     

    LUNCHROOM: Students should enter the lunchroom quietly, find a place at their assigned tables and stay there.  They should use good table manners and keep conversations quiet.  They should not throw food, or take food out of the lunchroom. They must leave the table area clean, and obey the aides.

     

    LUNCH RECESS: Students will be expected to go outside for lunch recess unless the weather is bad. They will obey the aides and line up quickly and quietly when their class is called in.

     

    ASSEMBLIES: Students are expected to sit quietly with their teacher in an assigned area and pay attention.  They should applaud at appropriate times, and not yell rude things or boo. Whistling or shouting is not appropriate unless instructed to do so by the performer or the teacher.

     

     

     SAFETY INFORMATION

     

    CAR POOL DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP:  Students must be dropped off and picked up in designated areas only. They are not allowed to run across the street to a waiting vehicle, and must use crosswalks to cross the street. Please do not park in the cul-de-sac when dropping off or picking up your children. Remember to pull forward to allow others room to pick-up or drop-off their children.

    BICYCLES:  Students must walk their bicycles on school property, and when crossing the street with the crossing guard.  They can park and lock their bicycles on the racks provided, and should always wear a helmet.

    ROLLER BLADES: Students are permitted to wear roller blades and skates to school, but they must be removed before coming onto school property, and not put on again until after they are off school property.

    BUS RULES:  School bus transportation is a privilege. Students should respect the bus driver, all other passengers, the bus, and use appropriate behavior while waiting to get on or off the bus.  Students will stay seated at all times, keep arms and head inside, use a quiet voice while on the bus, and they should not shout out the window. Students must follow the directions of the bus driver at all times.  They will lose bus privileges if they fail to follow these rules.

     

    SUMMIT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    STUDENT HANDBOOK FORM 

    Dear Summit Elementary School Student and Parents,

     

     Welcome to Summit Elementary School, home of the SUMMIT EAGLES.  As a student of Summit, we regard you as an important individual.  The faculty and staff are committed to providing you with the best opportunities possible for your healthy growth and development. 

     

    This handbook has been prepared to make this year at Summit as successful and pleasant as possible for all students, parents, faculty and staff.  Please take the time to review the handbook with your parents.  Direct any questions you might have to a member of the faculty or staff.

      

    Again, we welcome you to Summit Elementary.  We know you will reach new heights and “soar like an eagle” this year.

     

     

    Sincerely,

    Summit Elementary School faculty and staff

     

     

     

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    We have reviewed the student handbook as indicated by our signatures below. Please sign and return this form to your teacher.

     

     

     

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    Student Signature                                            Parent Signature

     

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    Teacher

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