Uplift Summit Families - Update

August 7, 2020

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August 7, 2020: Notes from the Directors - Ms. Oviatt, Ms. Miller, and Ms. McDaniel

We are SO very excited to welcome you to the 20-21 school year!

This year, your K-12 Leadership Team has three community priorities:

  1. Consistent Scholar Experience
  2. Engaged Families
  3. Campus Safety

We want 100% of families will have a positive, consistent, and engaging family and scholar experience.

It's been our joy to see your faces during our Virtual Family Townhalls, and we hope that our weekly newsletters (starting today!) are helpful.

Please take a moment to read important information below and check out our videos on our website and Facebook.

With Scholars First,

Ms. Oviatt, Primary Director

Mrs. Miller, Middle School Director

Mrs. McDaniel, High School Director

Mr. Smith, Operations Director

Important Dates/Events

  • Monday, August 10: First Day of School!
  • August 10- August 14: Scholar Orientation Week and Family Conferences
  • August 17- September 4: Scholar Leadership Academy

Important Need to Knows - ALL OF SUMMIT (K-12)

Please review our Back to School and Family Orientation Videos here.

  • Uniforms
  • Supplies
  • Scholar Schedules
  • Technology/Chromebooks
  • Attendance
  • Family Support Contact Information

You can also see the slides here.


How do I know who my child's advisor or teacher is?

Teachers are reaching out to individual families to schedule a parent conference for the week of August 10th. Be sure to check your email or phone so that you don't miss scheduling a time to meet!

What is the uniform policy?

In the remote environment, scholars are not required to wear their uniform. However, they must be appropriately dressed for school. Pajamas are not allowed.

Scholars will be required to wear their uniform when on campus. They will need to correct color polo for their grade, but the polo does not have to have the logo this school year.

Please visit www.uplifteducation.org/upliftsummit --> "Family & Scholars" --> "Campus General Information" for detailed uniform information.

How do I get a Chromebook or hotspot (Internet)?

Scholars who were issued a Chromebook last school year may keep the same device. If parents indicated on the summer survey that they need a Chromebook, an email went out earlier this week with details about picking up their Chromebook and/or hotspot.

Parents who did not indicate on the survey or whose needs have changed, need to email their respective Office Manager to be put on a waiting list:

Primary Office Manager(grades K-5): Julie Malone, jmalone@uplifteducation.org

Middle School Office Manager (grades 6-8): Aurora Alfaro, aalfaro@uplifteducation.org

High School Office Manager (grades 9-12): Patty Cordoba, pcordoba@uplifteducation.org

What is my Schoology login?

Your scholar's login is the same login as their email, Chromebook, and Powerschool. If they don't recall or are new to the school, their teacher will be able to share it during the parent conferences during Orientation Week of August 10th.

What does my scholar need to do on Monday?

Your scholar needs to login to Schoology and complete their assignment.

How do I know my enrollment is complete?

Please contact our PEIMS Coordinator Erika Paramo, eparamo@uplifteducation.org or Family Engagement Coordinator Vernetta Willis, vwillis@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:

  • School Calendar
  • School Hours
  • Uniforms
  • Supplies
  • Handbooks and Policies
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Summer Assignments
  • Volunteer
  • Library
  • Attendance
  • and more!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook (@SummitInternationalPreparatory)

for more K-12 Campus Updates!

Important Need to Knows - Primary School

Next week we will be distributing scholar Back to School Supplies for virtual learning during the month of August. Each scholar will receive a bag which includes a few basic supplies, math workbooks and Close Reading passages (grades 2-5). It is essential for you to pick these items up to help your child have a successful start to school.

The details are as follows:

· Tuesday, August 11th: Kindergarten through 2nd grade

o 9:00 am – 11:00 am or

o 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

· Wednesday, August 12th: Families unable to pick up on their scheduled day/time:

o 9:00 am – 11:00 am or

o 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

· Thursday, August 13th: 3rd through 5th grade:

o 9:00 am – 11:00 am or

o 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please follow the afternoon carline route (enter through Center Street).

Important Need to Knows - Middle School

  • Please be watching next week for information on supply pack pick up for your middle school scholars.
  • Encourage your scholars to be finishing their summer assignments. They will be due the week of August 17th - submitted via Schoology!

Important Need to Knows - High School

None at this time.