Update: August 7, 2020
Please review our newly released August update to Small, Independent, Progressive: The Summit’s Re-Entry Plan 2020. Highlights of this release include updated carline and Fun Zone procedures, updated masking policy, updated guidance on travel, and information about our Hybrid Learning opportunities and Distance Learning Plan. If you have any questions about our plans for re-entry, or to inquire about hybrid options for your student, please contact administration.
Update: July 27, 2020
As promised, The Summit continues to monitor the increasing spread of COVID-19 in the Springfield area. As we approach the new school year and with consultation from medical experts and the Summit Crisis Response team, The Summit has revised our masking policy, effective immediately:
The Summit will require the use of face masks for all adults and students (Early Learners through 12th Grade) while on campus.
Students will not be required to wear face masks while eating or when exerting energy (recess, PE, etc.) and will practice appropriate physical distancing during these times.
If you have any additional questions or special accommodations, please contact Summit administration.
Thank you for your continued input, support, and cooperation as we prepare to enter the 2020-2021 school year. We look forward to welcoming our students safely back to campus on Monday, August 17th!
Update: July 14, 2020
In accordance with last night’s Springfield City Council vote on the ordinance for mandatory face masks, The Summit will be requiring face masks for all students in grades 6-12 on campus. All adults on campus are already required to wear face masks while in the building. Please review the Masking Ordinance FAQ page on the City of Springfield website for more information.
While currently at parental discretion, The Summit encourages all students in Early Learners through 5th grade to wear a mask while in the building. If this policy changes, our community will be notified immediately.
We thank you for your support and cooperation with these policies.
Update: July 8, 2020
Dear Summit Community,
This summer, members of The Summit’s Administration, Leadership Team, Strategic Planning Committee, and Crisis Response Team have worked collectively to engage in scenario planning and diligently prepare for re-entry this fall. Together, we have stayed abreast of local, state, and national trends, guidelines, and recommendations in an effort to examine various opening scenarios and action items needed to implement each. While coordinating efforts and establishing plans amidst ongoing change and continued uncertainty has proved challenging, we remain steadfast in our planning, placing the health and safety of our community at the forefront of our efforts. While we cannot predict what the future will bring, we can provide assurance that we will continue to work collaboratively with one another, provide timely communication, and adapt as necessary to provide the best possible education to our students.
Today, we share our Fall 2020 Re-Entry Plan. As we approach the start of the school year (now scheduled for Monday, August 17th), we will continue to stay informed of the latest guidelines and recommendations in order to refine our approach and finalize our preparations. It is our goal to finalize the many details of our return to school by early August to share with our families in an updated version of our Fall 2020 Re-Entry Plan prior to parent-teachers conferences. Whatever reality we ultimately face, The Summit will be well-prepared for it.
Thank you for your continued support of The Summit Preparatory School.
Kathryn M. Heet, Ed.D
Head of School
Board of Trustees, President