Summer Reading List for Rising 6th Graders

Rising 6th graders who will be attending LCJSMS next year should prepare by reading this summer. Access the 6th Grade Reading List here.

Parent Survey About Online Teaching

Please take a moment to fill out a survey for the Summit Board of Education regarding your experience with online teaching.

Calling All 5th Graders: School Supplies for Middle School

DON’T MISS OUT – ORDER YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES!  Click Here.

**Since each grade consists of three different teams and students have a variety of courses and teachers throughout the year, it is possible that the school supply box you order may not include every item your child will need.**

We anticipate there will be two pick up dates at LCJSMS in late August.

If you have any questions, please email Rachel Callahan at rachelrcallahan@verizon.net.

2020-2021 PTO Executive Board Nominations

The PTO Nominating Committee presents the nominations for the PTO Executive Board for the 2020-2021 school year. Thank you for your votes!

Co-Presidents: Amanda McConnon and Kristine Nukk
Co-Executive Vice Presidents: Silvia Gianni and Nenette Luyt
1st Vice President: Kari Barraneche
Communications Vice President: Nina Sanders
Secretary: Kerry Dillon
Treasurer: Kirsten Dalton
Webmaster: Allie Kaspersetz

Summit Educational Foundation to Host Virtual Fundraiser Starting April 30

Brayton has received many grants over the years from the Summit Educational Foundation that have led to exciting programs and improvements. Their annual fundraiser will take place virtually this year, starting on April 30th. Please consider donating or joining in the auction to ensure the SEF will have funds to cover next year’s grants.

More information below and on their website: https://SEF2020.givesmart.com

Consider Donating to GRACE Pantry

Proud to be #BraytonStrong!

Don't forget to Order your 2019-20 Yearbook!

The format will be a little different this year given the cancellation/postponement of class photos and some events but it will still be GREAT and a wonderful memory of the year. 

Step 1: Visit http://www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/

Step 2: Enter your school code 945080 then click “Go to your school account log in”

Step 3: Click on the link below your school name

Step 4: Login if returning or register as a “new user”

Step 5: Buy a yearbook for $14.00


The DEADLINE is April 25th!

Meal Distribution Suspended for Spring Break

The current meal distribution program will be suspended during Spring Break (April 6-10).  Meals will not be distributed at Summit HS or Jefferson School during the week of Spring Break (April 6-10, 2020).  During this time, please reach out to community groups.  District meal distribution will begin again on Monday, April 13 at both locations.  

PLEASE SEE THESE FLYERS FOR GRACE’S REFRIGERATOR FOOD DISTRIBUTION:
English Flyer | Spanish Flyer

Covid-19 Resources from the Summit Board of Education

For more information about Covid-19 in our district, including instructional plans for virtual learning, digital resources and meal options for students, please see the district’s Covid-19 website.

NJTV Learning Live for All NJ Students

The New Jersey Department of Education announced starting Monday, April 6, children throughout New Jersey will be able to tune into NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, for NJTV Learning Live, a program featuring lessons taught by New Jersey teachers. You can learn more here.

Live stream classes here: https://www.njtvonline.org/

Permission Slip for Children to connect via video conference with their teachers & classes.

Please see this link for information from the district on the use of Google Hangout or Google Meet for the children to connect with their classes.

Letter from District- How to Use Google Classroom

Please see the attached LINK for instructions to help students use Google Classroom.

Letter from District about Instructional Plan and Google Classroom Guide

LINK HERE

Harlem Wizards Postponed

Due to COVID-19, the Harlem Wizards Event date has moved to October 4, 2020. All previously purchased tickets will be applied to the new date.

Emergency Internet Access

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please use this LINK to read the qualifications and to apply.

SEF Spring for Excellence Postponed

Due to Coronavirus health concerns and the District’s closure, we are postponing our annual fundraiser, Spring for Excellence, which was scheduled to take place on Friday, March 27th, 2020. 
We intend to reschedule the event & auction at a later date, to be determined. We greatly value the support you have given to SEF, and we will honor tickets (event and/or raffle) at the rescheduled date.

Remote Learning Plan from Dr. Moretz

Dear Parents,

Due to the fact that we will not be in school in the near future, please know that on-line learning will begin on Monday, March 16th.  On that day, and each day thereafter, your child’s teacher will be posting assignments for that day only.  Students should log onto Google classroom every day to see the day’s assignment.  
Paper packets are available for those students who will not have internet access.  They have already told their teachers and those packets will be available in the office for pick up tomorrow from 9:00am to 12:00 pm.  The building will be locked at 12:00 pm. 
As always, please feel free to reach out to me by email if you have questions.  I may not have all of the answers, but I will do my best to find them out for you. Stay healthy and safe.
Regards,

Cheryl

Summit Schools Closure

The Summit Public School District is closing due to COVID-19 related concerns. This decision was made in collaboration with Summit City officials, and health officers with the Westfield Regional Health Department.
We have not had a confirmed case of COVID-19 within Summit Public Schools. This decision was made as a proactive measure to ensure the safety of our staff and students.
The District closure will begin on Friday, March 13, 2020. Main entrances of all school buildings are open today until 8 p.m., in order to give students time to collect any belongings. Teachers will be allowed to come in Friday
from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., if needed. After that time, the District will be closed in order for custodians to conduct a deep clean at every school building.
The home instructional plan will begin on Monday, March 16, 2020. Please reference the letter we sent out on March 11, 2020, to find details on the instructional plan, in addition to information about food
services.

FULL LETTER HERE

GRACE for Summit in Need

There has been talk within the Summit community about heightened food insecurity should schools close under the threat of COVID 19. GRACE provides life’s basic essentials for the Summit community. They offer their help to all who profess need.
Attached please find the fliers for GRACE (Spanish and English versions).  Please note that hours, address and protocols have been updated to minimize risk and to encourage social distancing. 

Starting 3/17 GRACE will open at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays at 5 Myrtle Ave.  

All additional programming has been postponed.