With the school year off and running, I have visited each of our schools. I have already witnessed some outstanding things going on in our district. Our teachers are prepared, they present information well, and they care. There is nothing better than to see a teacher in action as all students listen attentively and are engaged with them. Students are learning, and that is fun to see.
Parents play a large part in this learning process. When parents assist students with their homework, ask them about their day, or help them get organized for the next day, it makes a significant difference for those kids. For the younger students, I encourage and challenge all parents in our district to read to their children. For some it may not be easy and may not be that much fun, but the small sacrifice will make a big impact in their lives. Twenty minutes of our time in the evening will create many years of success for our children.
We face many challenges in educating our children today. Times certainly have changed with so many more distractions and obligations. There are students who come to school with many different issues. We are committed to helping those kids with physical, mental or emotional challenges that might prevent them from having the success they deserve. When school personnel and parents work together to make successful options for kids based on their individual needs, we have a chance to put them all in a position to live out their dreams and goals. I thank our teachers and staff for their commitment to making our schools great, and I am grateful to the parents who are determined to help their kids by spending valuable time with them. Together we can make a difference in the life of a child.
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.