Welcome Back & Upcoming Events! - January 16, 2018

Welcome Back & Upcoming Events! - January 16, 2018

K2 Newsletter January 16, 2018

Dear K2 Friends & Families,

Happy New Year!! Welcome back to the 2nd semester of the 2017-18 school year!  We are excited to kick off 2018 with some exciting events – especially our annual College Trips!!!

Please read below for more information:

  • Thursday, January 18th @6:30 pm: State of Summit K2
    • Shilpa Duvoor, Executive Director, will deliver a short presentation about our current progress towards our goals as a school and future plans as we expand into our fifth year in 2018-19. A short Q&A to follow.

 

  • Friday, January 19th @8 am: 7th Grade College Trip to UC Berkeley 
    • The 7th grade team and Mr. Caron, Asst. Director, will take your children to UC Berkeley where they will have a chance to tour the campus and talk to alumni from other Summit schools who are current students there.
    • PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SIGNED THE PERMISSION SLIP for your child!!! We cannot take them without a signed permission slip.
    • PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD HAS A BAG LUNCH or BRINGS MONEY TO BUY LUNCH. We will provide lunch for all students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch.
    • This is a mandatory day of attendance — if your child cannot go, then they will need to come to school and they will have the option to work on their schoolwork.

 

  • Friday, January 19th @8 am: 8th Grade College Trip to St. Mary’s
    • The 8th grade team and Ms. Duvoor will take your children to St. Mary’s where they will have a chance to tour the campus and talk to alumni from other Summit schools who are current students there.
    • PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SIGNED THE PERMISSION SLIP for your child!!! We cannot take them without a signed permission slip.
    • PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD HAS A BAG LUNCH or BRINGS MONEY TO BUY LUNCH. We will provide lunch for all students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch.
    • WE NEED A FEW MORE DRIVERS — please contact the school or your child’s mentor if you can drive on the trip!
    • This is a mandatory day of attendance — if your child cannot go, then they will need to come to school and they will have the option to work on their schoolwork.
  • Friday, February 2nd @8 am: 9th Grade College Trip to Cal State Hayward
    • The 9th grade team will take your children to Cal State Hayward where they will have a chance to tour the campus and talk to alumni from other Summit schools who are current students there.
    • Permission slips for this trip will be sent out this week — please ensure that it is signed promptly and turned in.
    • WE NEED MANY MORE DRIVERS and CHAPERONES — please contact the school or your child’s mentor if you can drive on the trip!
    • This is a mandatory day of attendance — if your child cannot go, then they will need to come to school and they will have the option to work on their schoolwork.

 

  • Thursday – Friday, February 1st – 2nd: 10th Grade College Trip to Sacramento (Sonoma State, UC Davis, Sac State)
    • The 10th grade team will take your children to Sonoma State, UC Davis, and Sacramento State where they will have a chance to tour the campus and talk to alumni from other Summit schools who are current students there.
    • PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SIGNED THE PERMISSION SLIP for your child!!! We cannot take them without a signed permission slip.
    • WE NEED MANY MORE DRIVERS and CHAPERONES— please contact the school or your child’s mentor if you can drive on the trip!
    • This is a mandatory day of attendance — if your child cannot go, then they will need to come to school and they will have the option to work on their schoolwork.

RECRUITMENT SEASON IS HERE!!

We have two open houses coming up, please spread the word to families who might be interested in applying:

January 31st  @6:30 pm at K2
February 13th @6:30 pm at Tam

Applications for the 18-19 school year ARE LIVE on our new PARENT WEBSITE! Please encourage any families who would like to apply to do so online at: http://k2.summitps.org/enroll

 

 

New Club: Environmental and Gardening Club

Next week, we will be starting K2’s first Environmental and Gardening Club! This club will allow students to work on a garden on K2’s campus, and go on hikes on the weekends.

Please email Jorge Argumendo at 2blcsw09@gmail.com if you are interested in more information.

We will host an informational meeting for students on Monday, January 22nd.

 

 

FIRST SEMESTER REPORT CARDS

These were sent out on Friday, January 12th. Please check the mail for your child’s 1st semester report card. If your child has multiple incompletes, your child’s mentor will be reaching out shortly to set up a meeting to determine a plan moving forward.

Please reach out to your mentor with any questions!

 

 

HS LIBRARY:

Book Donations are welcome!

Mr. Gravelle, our fabulous 9th grade History teacher, has started a self-serve library for students using QR codes!

We would absolutely appreciate any book donations you have for this project. Please email Mr. Gravelle at mgravelle@summitps.org

 

 

REMINDERS:

HOMEWORK:

Your child should be doing at least 1 Hour of homework every night!!! Unlike a traditional school, K2 doesn’t give out sheets of HW to do each night. All of your child’s HW is on their Platform — they should be doing any of the following:

Taking notes on Focus Areas or playlists
Completing Checks for Understanding on Focus Areas or playlists
Completing overdue projects or checkpoints

AFTER SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS & CLUB SCHEDULE:

Please reference this schedule for all after school programming.

VOLUNTEERS:

We would love to have parent volunteers at K2! Currently, we need someone to help with front desk coverage at the MS and HS. Please email nhernandez@summitps.org if you are interested in helping!