• March Newsletter 2021


       It doesn’t seem possible that we are already into March and looking forward to the spring weather. What we have done with having school five days a week in person has been a wonderful thing to watch. When we started school in August, we were committed to five days per week, but we had no idea what we were approaching, especially when the cold and flu season hit. It has been remarkable to see our teachers and staff drive up the hill every morning to face another day full of unknowns. While other districts in the state and across the nation have exercised their right to change the number of days for in-person learning, we had the support of the board and employees to move forward with our traditional schedule.

       There have been many great things happening because of that move. Our elementary reading scores are at the top of the state. A few years ago, Mr. Murdock and Mrs. Marsh took a group of teachers up to Cache School District to discover what their process was for improving reading skills in their students. They came back and implemented their model. It has proven successful. Our teachers are doing a magnificent job of teaching reading and focusing on the areas of need in each student. We now score right up there with Cache School District schools.

       The middle school continues to thrive as one of the top schools in Utah. They have not skipped a beat during the pandemic and have done a great job of closing the gaps that may have been created last spring when schools were closed. They have already had a successful musical presentation and plan to have another one next school year.

       The high school has done an amazing job of creating a successful experience for our students there. Only a few of the normal events have had to be cancelled this year, but overall the students have had many opportunities to participate in activities and sports. High school age students nationwide have been hit the hardest among K12 students with COVID-19, but our students have handled isolation and quarantine as well as could be expected.

       Several of our teachers and staff have experienced the virus personally, and they have been able to recover and return to school. We are grateful for their return, and we are also thankful that all those who have opted in have been able to receive their first vaccine shots. Several have now received their second dose. We are starting to see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel, but meanwhile, we continue to instruct and serve the students in our district. I couldn’t be more proud of our people for their determination and courage through this unique time in our lives.

       Lastly, there was a proposed resolution at the state legislature that would encourage all schools with Native American mascots in the state to engage their communities and educate them on the negative effects of keeping these particular mascots. The resolution would encourage schools to retire their mascots. Luckily for now, the House of Reps. voted against the resolution. I made several contacts with them and our joint legislative committee. I was grateful they heard our voice. I was proud to report to them that we don’t take our mascot lightly at all. I informed them that we honor and revere our Brave mascot and have always tried to respect the Native American culture. This will surface again, so we plan to form a committee to go through the process of ensuring our community that we will cover all bases in providing education to our students of their rich traditions here at North Summit and to make sure we are 100% respectful of the Native American culture and traditions. We may have to tweak a few things, but rest assured that we will work to keep the Brave mascot alive and well in our schools.

                Tread lightly through these hallways, for this is where the Great Spirit dwells.

                His wisdom has led us to the path of knowledge and understanding.

                His courage has guided us through many battles.

                To all who enter, leave knowing the spirit runs through our veins,

                Because this is . . .

                                                    The Home of the Braves!


    Jerre Holmes






    The North Summit School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities, except where appropriate and allowed by law. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding prohibited discrimination, harassment, and retaliation: Jerre Holmes, Superintendent, 65 South Main, Coalville, Utah 84017, (435) 336-5654. You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, Denver, CO, (303) 844-5695.
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Contact Page

  • Superintendent- Jerre Holmes- 435-336-5654

    Business Administrator- Julie Black- 435-336-5654

    District Administrative Assistant- Marci Sargent-  435-336-5654

    North Summit High School Principal- Wade Murdock- 435-336-5656

    North Summit High Assist. Principal/ Athletic Director- Devin Smith- 435-336-5656

    North Summit Middle School Principal- Brett Richins- 435-336-5678

    North Summit Elementray School Principal- Russell Hendry- 435-336-2101

    IT Director- Kelly Richins- 435-336-5656

    Special Education Director-Kelly Paskett-

    Transportation Director- Lisa Richins- 435-336-2198

    Food Service Director- Colleen Pace- 435-336-5678

    Maintenance- Dalton Ross-


  • 2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration

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  • 2021-22 7th Grade Immunization Requirements

    Tetanus Booster

    Meningococcal Vaccine


    Parents of 2020-21 6th grade students are required to present proof for their student receiving immunizations prior to the 2021-22 school year.  They may be turned in to the Middle School Office during the current school year or mailed or dropped off to the district office during the summer.

    Thank you

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  • What's Up NSHS This Week


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  • Any person that has taken a COVID- 19 test, and is still awaiting results need to stay home and quaratine until you recieve a negative test result. All tests should be treated as if they are positive until the actual negative test result comes back. 


    Return-to-School Health Guidelines

    Students need to be symptom free for 24 hours (without medication) from any symptoms before returning to school:

    Fever (100.4 or higher)

    Sore Throat

    Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    Muscle aches and pains, body aches

    Decrease in sense of smell or taste



    Moderate to Severe stuffy nose, congestion

    New or worsening cough (lingering cough as only symptom, student may return to school after school has been notified)

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  • North Summit Educator Information 

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    North Summit offers Adult Education for High School Completion and English Language classes.

    For more information please call Lanae Ritzman at North Summit High School 435-336-5656 ext. 4017

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