MARCH 27, 2020 - Remote Learning Update
Dear Summit Families,
Thank you for all you continue to do to support your children’s learning through this time. Your response as parents to this situation has been remarkable. We are so grateful for your partnership in support of our students’ learning, no matter the circumstances. Thank you! I’m writing with a few updates as we close out this second week of remote learning and our community and statewide response.
Shelter-in-place order: This afternoon, Governor Cooper announced a mandatory shelter-in-place, ordering North Carolinians to stay home unless for essential business effective Monday at 5:00 PM. With this order, Summit’s remote learning plan will rely on virtual learning through Internet or telephone/cell phone communications. We fully understand that this will prove limiting for some families, and ask you to please let us know if your family is unable to access information or instruction that we provide as we move forward.
Remote learning plan - next week: As we shared earlier this week, next week is a review and catch-up week for student learning. We will not be assigning new lessons or assignments to allow time for students to catch up where needed and for teachers to review necessary material with students.
Remote learning plan - starting week of April 6: This past week, we’ve been working to update Summit’s remote learning plan as a school to ensure we are best supporting the continued learning of our students based on best practices from our teachers the past two weeks, and feedback from families and faculty. Our goal is to ensure our students are able to continue their learning with integrity to our mission and a value for the whole-child, and to do so in a way that is sustainable to our families, students, and faculty. We look forward to sharing updates for learning plans the week of April 6 later next week.
School calendar: As we look ahead, our goal is to maintain our existing school calendar. Based on the most recent updates from the state, we do not anticipate a need to extend our school year or alter spring break. Currently, our remote learning plan satisfies the instructional hours required of all public schools in North Carolina and is in accordance with all requirements and recommendations from the state in response to the statewide school closure. We will continue to update you as we receive more information from the state.
Optional summer classes: While we are doing our utmost to support all students’ continued learning through remote learning, we also are taking steps to ensure students who may need additional learning support are able to access additional instruction when the school closure is lifted. We are exploring the possibility of offering optional summer classes for students who may need additional learning support and will keep you updated as we have more information.
Community resources: We will continue to update this page with resources available to families through our community partners. Please let us know if there are any other ways Summit can best support your family through this time.
Thank you for all you continue to do each day in support of your children’s education. We look forward to the day sometime soon when we reunite on our beautiful campus. Until then, stay strong. Summit strong!