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Please click to see important information regarding Summit Academy Schools Reopening Plan, Distance Learning Student Expectations and Request, Updated Independence Campus Bell Schedule, After-School Program Information and Application, as well as Preschool Schedule and Shuttle Schedule.
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Mrs. Cutler's July 13th Meeting: Mitigating Risk at School

The content of this evening’s meeting was to discuss ways we mitigate risk, so we may return to school. The proposed plan still in discussion is to have our students back in school five days per week with online options for families who have special circumstance that may prohibit them from attending on campus. If you would like to give input or ideas to consider, please email the office ( in the next two days. The Board of Trustees will be discussing the plan Thursday evening for approval.

We will be using the seven characteristics discussed in the meeting to examine each school situation to mitigate risk while still being able to have an enjoyable learning experience. I will continue to update you and keep a communication loop going with families. Thank you for your support!

Following is a link to the power point presentation I was using in the meeting.

Link to Power Point:
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School Reopening Plan process

We want to update our families on the School Reopening Plan process. The Utah State Board of Education and Governor Herbert approved planning requirements and recommendations the end of last week. Our administrative team and safety coordinator are now able to complete Summit’s plan which will then go to the Board of Trustees for review, input, and final approval at their July 16th board meeting. Once approved, we will then publish our plan on the school’s website.

Information we can share currently is that schools are forming safety measures to be back in the classroom based on seven environmental characteristics (see the attached visual). Staff and students will be taught how to mitigate risk in relation to these seven characteristics. We share these at this time, so families are informed and may have discussions regarding these characteristics.

We realize some families or students may have a higher risk and not be able to be in school, so part of our reopening plan will provide a way for those individuals to continue their educational experience with Summit Academy and Summit Academy High School.

We will continue to update you as plans are finalized and share resources to understand what school will look like in the fall. We are excited to be able to reopen safely!
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Kindergarten Enrichment Changes!

We are now offering Kindergarten enrichment classes in the mornings as well as afternoons for those looking for full day kindergarten! For more information checkout th website below:
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Enrollment Open Video

Our lottery is currently open for the 2020-2021 school year.

Independence Enroll Now (1).mp4

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Survey for Public Comment on the UT P-20 Competencies Draft

Parents and Students,

Educators throughout the nation and world have been re-examining the purpose of education and competencies to focus on with learners that will serve them best. Utah has completed its draft of competencies to focus on for our students. Public feedback is being taken this month. I have been following this for three years and hope you will take the opportunity to look at it and give feedback. It is an exciting shift in education!

The public comment period will close on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 11:59 PM.


Mrs. Cutler

Lisa Cutler
Summit Academy Independence
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After School Program Website

If you want to know more about our after school program, we now have a website to help keep you informed! You can find everything from the daily schedules, monthly calendar, themes, projects, updates and announcements all in one spot!
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