Summit School Newsletter


April 22, 2022

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From the Head of School...

Dear Summit School Community,

Just a couple of important date reminders...

Monday, April 25- registration closes for Camp Summit. Be sure to get your child's registration in as soon as possible.

Tuesday, April 26- Summit School Open House for walk-in visits. Spread the word and take advantage of referral credits of $1000!

Saturday, April 30- Summit's Annual Spring Auction. Support our school and programs with dinner, auction, and a casino night.

Wednesday, May 11- Welcome Reception for our new staff. Come introduce yourself and get to know the newest members of our community.

Thank you for all you do.


Dr. Stephanie Nardi

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More Great Learning Opportunities Coming to Summit!

We are excited to announce four great new middle school learning opportunities coming to Summit School in 22-23!

  1. Drone Flight School is coming to in 22-23 as an elective! This new elective will work on building, flying, and programming drones. Students will learn the basics of flight, FAA regulations, and more. Students will have the opportunity to fly drones indoors and outside in windless conditions. We will have obstacles and more to perfect their flying skills. Students will also earn their FAA TRUST license, required for flying drones.
  2. We have a Japanese Exploratory Language elective that will be offered all four quarters to begin in the fall. Our new teacher, Miss Chanpraphap, will be the instructor.
  3. We will also offer a class on American Sign Language as an elective. This will be taught by Mrs. Mauermann.
  4. Mr. Preston and Dr. Nardi will be team-coaching a middle school team of students as they work on HUNCH Prototype and Design 2022. HUNCH (High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware) is a high school level opportunity, but Summit students have been invited to participate and we are already set up with our NASA mentor. Mr. Preston is a perfect choice to coach as he attended a NASA Space Camp for educators in 2013. This opportunity will take place in enrichment time during the school day. A cap on team size may be determined at a later date.

Spread the word! Summit's offerings are growing and we are eager to meet the needs and interests of our students.

Camp Summit Returns in 2022!

Find All-New Adventures at Camp Invention in 2022

Camp Parent Needed for Camp Invention- Week 4

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Contact Dr. Nardi for more information.

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Summit Apparel Store- New Items Added!

Gear up with back to school apparel! Check out the Summit apparel store for customizable shirts, pants, and accessories with your favorite Summit logos!


You can also support our Cybrecat Robotics by purchasing gear at

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Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee

The D & I Committee met on April 5. We read through student and staff definitions of both diversity and inclusiveness to develop what will be our working "definition" at Summit School. See below. This definition will be used to drive decision-making moving forward with regard to offering educational opportunities and revising policies. If you would like to share your thoughts, please do so here. Thank you.

Summit School acknowledges and celebrates the unique differences within our community. Summit is committed to education and policies that support an inclusive environment.

AVOID fees! Please return all library books by May 13!

The week of May 2 will be final check-outs from the IDEA Lab. All books need to be returned by May 13. Any books that are not returned by May 13, the Business Office will invoice the book replacement fee to your family FACTS account.

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