Uplift Summit Families - Update
November 6th, 2020
November 6th, 2020
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Note from the Directors - Ms. Oviatt, Ms. Miller, and Ms. McDaniel
As we enter a month of thanksgiving, we share our gratitude for all our students, teachers, and families in our school community. We deeply appreciate your patience and persistence as we navigated internet and connectivity challenges over the past few weeks. Thank you for remaining committed to your scholar's learning!
We also want to thank you for your continued commitment to our health and safety protocols. Accurately completing your scholar's health screening every morning, ensuring your scholar wears a secure face mask, and practicing frequent hand-washing are all important for keeping us safe every day. Our health services team is always here to support you as well. Please feel free to contact them with any health and safety related questions you may have.
With Scholars First,
Ms. Oviatt, Primary Director
Mrs. Miller, Middle School Director
Mrs. McDaniel, High School Director
Mr. Smith, Operations Director
K-12 Need to Knows
CLASSLINK IS BACK UP!
We are pleased to let you know that your scholars are now able to use Classlink (https://my.classlink.com/uplift) to access Schoology and all of your Ed Tech programs. Please login using your Uplift network credentials, as you’ve done from the start of the school year. You must now use Classlink to access Schoology, just as you did before.
If you run into any username, password or technology issues, please reach out to: email@example.com
Invite your Friends to Uplift Preview Day!
The Uplift Scholar Recruitment Team is excited about hosting our virtual Preview Days for the 2021-2022 school year. We will have both English and Spanish versions of the preview days. The virtual preview experience will take place on Saturday, November 14th. Similarly, we will offer additional sessions on Monday, November 16th (English) and Tuesday, November 17th (Spanish) This event will grant families detailed access to:
- Learn about our network of 43 FREE college preparatory public charter schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
- Learn about the Uplift experience from teachers, staff, students, alumni and other parents!
- Experience a day in the life of a scholar at one of our schools
Please share this information with your school, family, and friends that may be interested in bringing their children to an Uplift School. They can register here. Thank you in advance for helping our families decide on their next step in their educational journey.
Wear It Wednesday
11/11/2020: Wacky Wednesday
- Dress wacky - like you have no style!
- Wear two different shoes or a crazy combo of clothes
- No sweatpants or joggers are allowed.
- Onesies are acceptable!
MORNING Carline Reminder: Turn your heater off as soon as you get in line for carline. This will help to ensure the heat in the car does not interfere with thermometer check with your scholar!
- Primary - Enter through Roosevelt Gate
- Secondary -Enter through Center Street Gate
- Primary (3:30-4:00) - Enter through Center Street Gate
- Secondary(4:00-4:30) - Enter through Roosevelt Gate
- Parents of siblings at multiple campuses must go through each carline in afternoon.
- Wednesday afternoon carline begins at 2:00 for both Primary and Secondary.
- Do not get out of your car and walk up to the building.
- Scholars will come out to carline.
- Walkers are dismissed at the end of carline and will be escorted to appropriate gate.
In-Person Scholars/Hybrid Scholars - EACH Day
BEFORE SCHOOL: Complete the health screening on Quickscreen by Luminare. Access link here: https://checkforcorona.com/uplift-students#/screening Do this BEFORE you get to school and be able to show the screen to the staff member and your scholar needs to know the animal of the day.
Check your scholar's temperature if you have a thermometer. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
BRING TO SCHOOL:
- Your favorite well-fitting cloth mask.
Learn more about mask guidelines and tips here.
- Fully charged Chromebook/laptop if possible
- Hand sanitizer if you want your own. There will be plenty in the classrooms, too!
- Water bottle filled with water, as water fountains have been converted to refillable bottle stations.
- A smile and a great attitude!
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH: Breakfast and lunch will be served for daily and is FREE to all scholars. Scholars can bring their own lunch - but if they forget it, we are not allowing deliveries of food from parents or delivery services. Scholars can access the free lunch option.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH!
Important Need to Knows - Primary School
(NEW) VIRTUAL SCHOLARS SUPPLY PICK-UP--TUES. NOV. 11TH, 4:30-5:30PM
We will have our final supply pickup of the semester on Tuesday Nov. 11th from 4:30-5:30pm. These supplies and curriculum materials will ensure that virtual scholars have everything they need to learn from home including packets, workbooks, and novels.
If you are unable to pick up supplies on Tuesday afternoon, all leftover supply packs will be available for pickup in the Center Street office from 9am-2pm Monday--Friday. Please do not come during morning or afternoon carline to pickup supplies.
(NEW) K-5 On Site After School Care Program coming January 2021!
We are very excited to be partnering with a new on-site after school care program, Champions, starting in January 2021. The Champions program will be offered to all K-5 Summit scholars, and you can enroll today at DiscoverChampions.com. Contact Teresa Trawick with any questions you may have--(817) 933-6664 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Flyers attached in English and Spanish (below).
Common Assessments--3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade
Our first Common Assessment (CA) is taking place at Summit Primary for grades 3-5 from November 2, 2020 through November 17, 2020. The CA is used to measure the mastery of the Uplift Scope and Sequence as well as prepare scholars for STAAR testing in the Spring. This year the CA will be taken completely online through the AWARE system. Please look for information from you scholar’s teacher, as well as a message from Ms. Harlin on DOJO about how to access resources to prepare your scholar for testing online in this platform. If you have any questions or concerns about testing you can reach our to your scholar’s teacher or the Testing Coordinator, Ms. Harlin at email@example.com. Thank you for your continued support.
Important Need to Knows - Middle School
(NEW) Did you need a Q1 conference still? Use the teacher contact document attached below to reach out to your scholar's advisory teacher to help facilitate this! Just below this is a document with all of their email addresses! Send them a message so they can help support your scholar!
Quarter 1 Awards Ceremony - Coming Next Week (Delayed due to Internet Issues)
To celebrate our stellar 1st Quarter scholars, we will pre-record awards and have scholars watch it during advisory. We will provide the recording to the middle school families as well through ParentLink It isn't how we want to celebrate our amazing scholars, but we want to recognize them in some way and celebrate!
We are working towards our goal of 100% engagement and attendance everyday! Attendance is going down a bit and we need your help! Help us reach our goal of 100% by asking your scholar to log into Schoology show you what they completed in class for the day. Scholars must log into each class daily to get credit for attendance.
Important Need to Knows - High School
HOMECOMING DRIVE-IN MOVIES: All families are invited to our homecoming drive-in celebration to see the movie, "The Mask." Scholars can purchase tickets for $5 in advance at the HS office or on the day of the event. See Ms. Young, firstname.lastname@example.org for more questions and information.
(LAST CALL!) PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES: Thank you to the 228 High School families who have attended Quarter 1 conferences so far. Please look for communication from your scholar's advisor with a in to sign up for these important meetings. Our goal is that 100% of scholars have conferences!
SCHOLAR GRADES: Stay updated about your scholars' grades. Log into PowerSchool at https://powerschool.uplifteducation.org/public. Watch this video (link) to learn how to turn on Alerts for your scholars' grades. To set up your account for the first time, use this information:
Access ID: Scholar UserID+P (at the end), ie: JoeSsmith0933P
Access Password: Scholar Number, ie 4322344
(REPEAT) High School Attendance
Uplift Summit had the best high school attendance in August! However, we're starting to see attendance decline this past week. Help us reach our goal of 100% by asking your scholar to log into Schoology show you what they completed in class for the day. Scholars must log into each class daily to get credit for attendance.
Grades 6-12 Bell Schedule: In-Person and Remote Learning
How do I get Questions Answered?
I'm a new parent. Who do I contact for things?
Check out our Facebook page here that has a list of Family Orientations and Back to School Information. They review basics such as uniforms, supplies, schedules, technology, attendance, etc. You can also see the slides here. For information about Schoology access, Chromebooks, and hot spots reach out to:
- Primary Office Manager(grades K-5): Julie Malone, email@example.com
- Middle School Office Manager (grades 6-8): Aurora Alfaro, firstname.lastname@example.org
- High School Office Manager (grades 9-12): Patty Cordoba, email@example.com
Where can I access previous newsletters?
Visit our campus website www.uplifteducation.org/upliftsummit. Then go to ""Family & Scholars" --> "Campus General Information" --> "Newsletters" for prior issues. You can also click this Google Document for an Archive of Newsletters.
I have attendance concerns/questions. Who do I contact?
Any attendance notes, concerns, or questions -- email: SummitAttendance@uplifteducation.org
Who do I contact with more questions?
Please visit our school website www.uplifteducation.org/upliftsummit and "Family & Scholars" to see most answers to your questions.
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Important Information from our Virtual Clinic
About Summit International Preparatory
Location: 1305 North Center Street, Arlington, TX, USA
Phone: (817) 287-5121