Dear Summit Lane Families,
On behalf of the faculty and staff at Summit Lane School, I would like to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year!
We look forward to working with you and your child and encourage you to be part of our Summit Lane Learning Community.
The following is important information that you will need to know for the first day of school:
Opening Day of School: All students report on Wednesday, September 5th, for a full day of school.
Lunch cost is $2.55
Kindergarten - 11:36 a.m. - 12:18 p.m.
Grade 1 - 11:36 a.m. - 12:18 p.m.
Grade 2 - 12:21 p.m. - 1:03 p.m.
Grade 3 - 12:21 p.m. - 1:03 p.m.
Grade 4 - 1:06 p.m. - 1:48 p.m.
Grade 5 - 1:06 p.m. - 1:48 p.m.
School Hours: Official school hours are 9:10 a.m. to 3:28 p.m. No doors will be open to the building until 9:00 A.M.
Back to School Night: Thursday, September 20th, details to follow in additional correspondence.
Arrival Procedures for Students Not Eligible for District Transportation:
Please be advised there will be NO PARKING available in the parking area on the north side of our campus. These parking spots will be occupied by faculty, which will allow car and bus traffic to flow more efficiently and provide a safer student arrival each day. This procedural change will eliminate students and parents crossing the school driveway through traffic (buses and cars). Also, please be advised that stop signs will be installed in the driveway in front of our school. Please drive cautiously and adhere to the signage for the safety of our students and families.
Please use the designated drop-off area at the sidewalk when driving by car. All students are welcome to enter through this door. Kindergarten students will be escorted to their classrooms by a faculty member. Please have ALL students exit vehicles on the passenger side to the yellow painted curb drop-off area.
Kindergarten-Grade 2: Students can walk to the Main Entrance located at the front of our school. Kindergarten students will be greeted by a faculty member and escorted to their classroom. Also, you may use the sidewalk drop-off area.
Grades 3-5: Please enter the parking lot and have your child exit the passenger side of your vehicle onto the sidewalk. Traffic will then flow to the exit onto Summit Lane. This will allow for children to safely enter the building at the entrance adjacent to the 300 hallway. PLEASE PROCEED SLOWLY THROUGH THE PARKING LOT AND OBEY ALL TRAFFIC SIGNAGE.
Upon entering the building, students proceed directly to their classrooms. Staff will be available to escort students who are unfamiliar with the building on the first days of school. Staff will also provide supervision and security in the hallways throughout the school year.
On mornings of band, orchestra, and chorus rehearsals, the teacher in charge will open the front door for those students. Cars may enter the circular driveway to drop off children as it is before the typical start of the school day.
Also, students who attend the LAMP program may be dropped off in the front circle, as it is before the typical start time and buses will not be in our front circle.
Dismissal Procedures for Students Not Eligible for District Transportation:
Please note, there will be limited parking at dismissal time. NO PARKING will be permitted on the north side of the campus. This procedural change will eliminate students and families from walking through the traffic flow in front of our school.
Kindergarten-Grade 2: Students will be dismissed from the front entrance of our school.
Grades 3-5: Students will be dismissed out the 300 Hallway.
All changes to typical dismissal for the students need to be submitted in writing and given to the classroom teacher. Please submit the attached dismissal schedule no later than Monday, September 10th, 2018.
Transportation: If your child is eligible for bus transportation, your bus pass is enclosed.
All Visitors: Visitors must enter through the front entrance.
All visitors will need to present photo identification before entering. NO PERSON will be permitted to enter the building without photo identification. Parking is available in the front traffic circle from 9:30-2:45 during school hours. For our students' safety, no cars may enter the front traffic circle when buses are parked in the circle.
Entering the traffic circle driveway during student dismissal times will be prohibited, as it must remain unobstructed to allow for bus traffic.
Emergency Contact Card: Please verify the enclosed Emergency Contact Card and return it to your child's teacher on the first day of school, as it is important that we have the information on file as soon as possible.
Reporting Absences: Please inform Summit Lane prior to 9:00 A.M. if your child will be absent. Please call 434-7530 for the nurse and leave a message on the voice mail system giving your child's name, teacher, and reason for absence. Upon return to school, please provide a written note explaining the absence.
Students will be receiving more information regarding Summit Lane's procedures and programs upon their return to school.
As we value a positive home-school connection and strive to keep you informed, please be sure to carefully review all communications sent home with your child from the Summit Lane Learning Community including your child's teacher and the Summit Lane PTA on a daily basis.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns as my goal is to provide an environment that ensures "Success for Every Student."
Mr. Keith Squillacioti