PARENTS OF PRE-K STUDENTS
It is time to plan for your preschool student’s immunizations prior to kindergarten entry. The Utah Department of Health has established the immunization requirements for the 2019-20 school year. We encourage you to have these immunizations completed and written verification back to the school before the end of the current school year.
To attend kindergarten, a student must have written proof of receiving the following immunizations:
For children whose parents claim an immunization exemption for medical, religious, or personal reasons, an immunization exemption form must be competed online and a certificate provided to the school. Please go to www.immunize-utah.org to complete the online immunization education module.
The Summit County Health Department is available on Tuesdays from 2:00-4:00 pm for immunization clinic. Please call 435 336-3234 to see if you qualify for immunization services, or you may wish to use your own healthcare provider.
Our Focus is Student Learning
Four foundational blocks drive our district when it comes to student learning: planned instruction, assessment, collaboration and intervention. Teachers are at their best when they are collaborating and working together with student learning at the forefront of their conversation. Teachers analyze data, they align curriculum, they discuss what is and what is not most important for students to learn, and they share ideas for better instructional delivery.
When teachers collaborate, they work inside the boundaries of four basic questions:
These questions keep teachers focused on student learning and best practices.
There are many times when students struggle learning a concept even after all the creative lessons and reviews have been conducted. When students are struggling with a concept or a subject, they typically need more time or they may need the concept explained in a different way. Intervention allows the extra help to take place. Each of our buildings conducts their intervention plans differently, but they are in place, and our administrators are always looking for ways to improve that process. The most important thing for parents and students to remember is that intervention is not a punishment. It is an opportunity for students to receive additional help. It can and will make a difference in their learning.
Our goal is to help more students reach grade level each year. Each year we research ways to improve our intervention model. We are in the process right now of looking at high school models for our older students. We get concerned when our “Danger of Failing” list gets bigger as the year progresses. With our commitment to do this and with parents providing a strong support system, our schools can continue to improve student learning, and we will all see the benefits of our hard work. We still can change the world in our small district, and we are willing to do it one student at a time.
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 ADULT EDUCATION
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.