Last Saturday students across the country marched to express their concerns about school safety. We are reminded once again of the vulnerability of school campuses across our nation. We are still in the process of determining more precautionary moves to proactively protect our students and staff. We are working closely with our local law enforcement and relying on their expertise to help us in this process. Many districts are choosing to put more law enforcement in and around their campuses. I am in communication with Sheriff Martinez, and he finds himself in the same boat when it comes to money. Our budgets are just not fixed for an additional officer. We are committed to work together to make something happen along this line, but it will take some creativity to fund our needs. He will continue to send his officers to drive through our school parking lots and walk through our buildings when they are in the area to provide a conspicuous police presence. This mandate from the Sheriff is an addition to our already existing Student Resource Officer. Their presence has been noticed and appreciated by many people. We are appreciative of the Sheriff’s department and their willingness to collaborate with us in an attempt to protect us. We are still working with our school PTO’s to organize volunteers to be on our campuses with the sole purpose of “Neighborhood Watch.” We plan to make some crucial additions to our safety/security plan. Some of the moves we make may cause some inconveniences for us, but we are confident that parents and patrons will understand that safety measures typically come with a price. As we implement new protocol into our buildings, we will keep the public informed, and we ask for your patience as we do so. One thing is for sure. We will not let this go away. We are committed to making our kids safe.
We at North Summit School District are committed to providing parents and students with accurate and prompt information in the event of school closures or other urgent matters impacting our schools and community. Depending on the type of emergency situation, the district utilizes the following methods of communication: direct telephoning, information placed on the district's website at www.nsummit.org, emailing, cell phones, emergency radios- between schools and the district office. Keeping parents informed helps to assure student safety and provides peace of mind. In an effort to improve communications with our families, we are requesting that all parents Like our Facebook page, North Summit School District, and friend North Summit. Facebook is a very great tool for getting information out quickly. We also suggest that you update your personal information including address, email, home and cell phone numbers for anyone you would want contacted in the event of a school closure or emergency. Sometimes this information is updated at one school for one child, but does not always get changed on all students in the same family. Please help us by contacting the schools or district office if you feel your information may be out of date.
North Summit offers Adult Education for High School Completion and English
Language classes. Classes are held every Tuesday from 5:30-9:00 PM and Thursday from 6-9:00 PM in the Middle School Library.