Eagle NEWSLetter

May 2017

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LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, TUESDAY, MAY 23RD, 2017!

The lunch schedule will be altered for the 8th grade Promotion Ceremony. Additionally, this is our last Friends & Family Day. So, if you have a 6th or 7th grader, we invite you to join us by having lunch with your student or bringing lunch for them. You must follow the check-out procedures if the plan is to start Summer Vacation early.




8th grade-10:30 & 10:55am


6th grade-11:25 & 11:50


7th grade-12:20-12:45

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8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony is scheduled for the last day of school, May 23rd at 1:00pm. Life Church has so generously allowed us to use their facility for the second year in a row. We will be at the 178th and Penn Campus. We were able to use this facility last year, and it was absolutely wonderful for parking, seating, technology, assistance from their staff, etc. It was a real production because of their hospitality.


Letter detailing specifics for 8th graders will go home in Friday Folders, May 5th.


Frequent Q & A's

1. What is the dress code? Professional Dress, young men...slacks and collared shirts minimum...ties and suits preferred young ladies...dresses, skirts/slack and blouses, shoes to walk across the stage comfortably to avoid falls (School Dress Code must be followed with appropriate length. The stage is elevated, so the length is very important. No strapless, spaghetti straps, or backs out; a jacket will need to worn for dresses with these characteristics.

2. Can we bring balloons? Yes, but they will have to remain in the hallway to avoid obstruction of view for other families. NO NOISE MAKERS! This is a ceremony and we will conduct ourselves with a high level of decorum.

3. Can we bring our student to the facility with us? NO, all 8th graders participating in the ceremony must attend school that day and we will transport them to Life Church. This is important as activities have been planned for the morning and the district expects students to be transported.

4. How many guests can we bring? As many as you'd like. The facility is great and can accommodate our students and their guests.

5. Can my 8th grader go home with me after the ceremony? Yes! It is important that you complete the letter so that we can get students back to Summit who will not be going home with a parent and need to catch a bus. So please complete the form and communicate that with your middle schooler's 7th hour teacher.

6. Does my child have to attend? No, but it is preferred. All students will be recognized, but if your child will not be in attendance, please communicate that on the form sent home on May 5th.


*This is a promotion and awards ceremony purposefully scheduled for the last day of school. Students who make poor choices and are suspended at the end of the year that may include the last day of school, will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony.


ALSO, 8TH GRADE WILL HAVE "THE TALK"

*May 12th "The Talk" 1:15-2:30pm

Medical Doctors come and present the information in a professional and appropriate way. Please see the information sheet in the Friday Folder. Permission is not required, but if you do not want your 8th grader to be a part of the presentation, please e-mail Ms. Kerlin the counselor susan.kerlin@edmondschools.net

EPS PHYSICAL DATES! PLEASE ATTEND ONE!

Edmond High School Physical

Dates:


Edmond Memorial HS: May 8, 2017 6:00pm in The Welcome Center @ Memorial HS

Edmond North HS: May 16, 2017 6:00pm in Main Gym @ North HS


Edmond Santa Fe HS: May 18, 2017 6:00pm in Main Gym @ Santa Fe HS


Price $10 – Cash Only


(Money goes to Sports Medicine Program)


Who? Every High School and Middle School Athlete (Football, Pom, Cheer, Baseball, Basketball, Track, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Wrestling, Swimming, Golf , Tennis and Volleyball ).


Why? Every Athlete must have a physical before the start of the school year.


Now is the best time. Create an account: On www.rankonesport.com please click “for parents”, followed by “fill out electronic forms”, click the dropdown and select “OK” for Oklahoma, choose “Edmond Public Schools”, and then “register now”.


Where do I get a form? It’s easy….download and print the physical form from either website location listed below. Edmond Public Schools website: www.edmondschools.net under Athletic Tab, download and print. RankOne Sport website: www.rankonesport.com under Electronic forms, download and print.


If you have questions contact your Coach, Athletic Trainer or School Athletic Director

Tdap is REQUIRED FOR ALL FUTURE 7TH GRADERS!

If you did not sign up for the Tdap Clinic at Summit, it isn't too late. There are forms still in the office. It is required by state law for students entering the 7th grade to have Tdap immunization. Students without the Tdap will not be issued a schedule in the fall. Please see your physician or the Oklahoma County Health Department to get the REQUIRED IMMUNIZATION if you are not going to take advantage of Summit's clinic.


MAY 18TH IS THE SUMMIT T-dap Clinic for the 40 students who signed up.


If you already have the immunization record updated, or when you go and get it, please scan and send a copy to Shannon.Edwards@edmondschools.net so that this is not an obstacle on Schedule Pick-up Day.


Passport Health has provided us with their phone number and website for parents should they have any questions regarding the Summit clinic


Ph# 405-563-8961, choose option #2 or www.passporthealthok.com


Additional Information:


Dear Parents of Sixth Grade Students,


The Oklahoma State Board of Health recently added a new vaccine requirement for seventh grade students. Beginning in the Fall 2011 school semester, all seventh grade students must show proof of having received one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine before attendance is allowed. To meet this requirement, an immunization record must be provided to the school showing the date your child received the vaccine and a signature or stamp of the doctor or clinic that provided the vaccine. If your child has already received this dose, he or she will not be required to receive it again. Please bring the record with you when you pre-enroll or enroll your child for the seventh grade. Parents may also request and complete an immunization exemption form for valid medical, religious or philosophical concerns. These forms may be requested from the school.


Tdap vaccine is considered a booster to the DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis) vaccine that is required for Kindergarten entry. Tdap vaccine provides continued protection to students from three diseases: tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Whooping cough has been on the rise in the U.S., especially among pre-teens and teenagers 10 through 19 years of age and children under 5 years of age. All of these diseases can have very serious consequences including death.


Tdap vaccine is available from your doctor, clinic or healthcare provider and is covered by most health insurance plans. All county health departments also provide Tdap vaccine, especially for children who do not have health insurance. Please contact your healthcare provider or local health department to schedule an appointment or to find out the hours when vaccines are given. Two other vaccines are also recommended for all adolescents at 11-12 years of age: meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) and human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV). Although neither of these vaccines are required for school entry, you are encouraged to ask your doctor or healthcare provider about these vaccines when your child receives the Tdap vaccine.


For more information about Tdap vaccine, HPV vaccine, and MCV4 vaccine please refer to the enclosed information sheet or visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health Immunization Service website at http://imm.health.ok.gov. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students protected.

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Spring Concerts!

CHOIR CONCERT

Tuesday, May 9th

7:00pm @ Summit in the cafeteria


ORCHESTRA CONCERT

Thursday, May 11th

6:30pm @ Santa Fe High School, auditorium


BAND CONCERT

Friday, May 12th

7:00pm @ Santa Fe High School, auditorium

Productions!

Drama:

May 15th

6th Grade Final Scenes

1:15pm & 2:00pm


May 16th

Musical Productions Beauty & The Beast


1st Showing 8:20am


2nd Showing 1:20pm


May 17th

7th Grade Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

9:55am


May 22nd

8th Grade Alice in Wonderland

8:50am

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Beauty and the Beast: Musical Production

Mrs. Brewster and Mrs. Cowherd are collaborating again on a great production. Come join us for one of the performances.

1st Showing

8:20am


2nd Showing

1:20pm

OKLAHOMA CITY MEMORIAL RUN!

We had several Summit Peeps participate in the run or encouraged runners. It's a great feeling to be a part of such a great race reminding us how we set the Oklahoma Standard many years ago after experiencing tragedy.
Yearbooks will be distributed Monday, May 22nd. Students will have time to have a yearbook signing.


There is still a little bit of time to order your yearbook ...TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FRIDAY, MAY 5TH ONLINE. We will order only a few extras and your middle schooler wanting one should secure one today. Also, those ordering after the window for ordering closes will have an opportunity to purchase after all have been distributed on Yearbook Signing Day making sure all who ordered have one, so please order your yearbook today! You've waited long enough! USE THE LINK EMBEDDED ABOVE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER...IT'S VERY EASY!

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Back to the Basics

Behavior incidents have escalated and are impeding the teaching and learning in many of our classes. I know that testing is over, but we continue to have school. Teachers have been directed to continue teaching bell-to-bell even through the last day of school. A great educator once said, "Free Time is educational sabotage." J.Berckmeyer

We will spend time on task until the last bell rings.


We will not tolerate students being purposeful in making poor choices and will have to provide consequences to include AISP and Suspension. Please visit with your Summit Middle Schooler about the expectations at Summit. We'd like to finish strong with all of our students, but understand that some will not be here on the last day if they continue to break the rules.


Thank you for your support!

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ARE YOU CONNECTED? REPRINT FROM APRIL

ARE YOU CONNECTED? We understand that your student is a middle schooler and as parents you have a hectic schedule. Because of those things, we have several ways for you to access information regarding Summit Middle School.

Are you checking the school calendar?

http://summit.edmondschools.net/


Are following Summit Middle School on Facebook?

https://www.facebook.com/edmondsummit/?rf=118141734904276


If you currently don't have access to the following or are not receiving contacts from Summit, you may need to update some information:


Are you reading e-mail and text messages from School Connect?

Have you changed your cellular, home, or work phone number?

Have you changed your e-mail address?

Are you utilizing the Parent Portal portion of Infinite Campus...checking grades, attendance and e-mailed messages through IC?


WE WILL NOT BE PRINTING REPORT CARDS IN THE SUMMER OR MAILING THEM. WE HAVE NOT DONE SO IN SEVERAL YEARS. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU HAVE THE CORRECT INFINITE CAMPUS PARENT PORTAL ACCESS SO THAT YOU CAN PRINT IN JUNE WHEN THEY ARE AVAILABLE.