As we quickly approach another year, school employees are gearing themselves up for another successful start of school. The time and effort it takes to prepare is immeasurable and should be appreciated by everyone. Our teachers are attending the Wasatch Back Technology Conference in August in an effort to prepare for this school year. Eight other school districts will be attending with us. This conference will be an annual event for our region and should be extremely beneficial to all. There are many new things that teachers have to prepare for each year, but the one constant that they bring with them each year is their human touch. Each of our staff members cares deeply for our students, and it makes me proud and thankful to have that element in our district.
One of the important factors for us as a district to be aware of is student growth. Not every student enters school on the same playing field. With different levels of readiness, it becomes necessary for us to monitor progress as the school year moves forward. Our teachers will collaborate throughout the year to improve instruction and to discuss methods that will promote student growth. For struggling students, we will continue to provide intervention tools to help them get up to grade level standards. For advanced students, we will challenge them to reach their full potential. This is a large task, and it will take enormous effort on the part of everyone involved, but we are in “the kid” business, and we need to do everything we can to help each one succeed.
Also, please be aware that if you think you might qualify for free or reduced lunch, you can sign up with Cheryl Jones, food services director, and she will help you with the paper work. We encourage all that might qualify to do this as it provides more funding for our lunch program. We serve the best lunch in the state.
I wish everyone the best for another great school year.
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.
“Parents, did you know your children can receive nutritionally balanced, high quality meals free of charge during summer vacation?
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides meals to children 18 years and younger at approved sponsor sites. These meals meet the same nutritional standards as the other Child Nutrition Programs. Meals served include breakfast, lunch, supplements and possibly supper depending on the type of service site. To locate sites in your area, please use the USOE Interactive Summer Food Site Map.