Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

See below for communications and information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), contact information, and links to helpful information regarding COVID-19.

Parent Meeting on Tuesday, May 5

Here are the links to the presentations from the Parent Meeting.

Summit Academy will be continuing with online learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  Please read the latest update from our Executive Director, Dan DiMezza

Summit Academy will be closed for three weeks starting March 16.  Student will engage in distance learning through Google Classroom.  Information about logging into Google Classroom was sent to families, please check your email for information. 

                                                                                                (3/15/2020)

We continue to closely monitor this developing situation and will be in contact with you as we receive more information as things are rapidly changing. 

We will be updating this page frequently, as we get additional information.  Please check back regularly. 

                                                                           

Strategies to use with your Child to Assist with Academic work Completion

 

  1. Time management: Use timers during work completion. Timers may help your child learn to produce work at a certain rate.  Of course, the timer can also serve to remind your child how long is left for the task at hand.  The timer might also serve to count down the period of time that your child has left to work before taking a break.  
     

  2. Create a schedule to enhance a routine:  Use of visual schedules to assist with day/work expectations can be helpful for the child to see what will happen next. Even if you can’t map out the whole day, consider making small routines/schedules for even parts of the day, a morning, an evening or one hour.  This additional structure can help your child with their overall performance, including their academic output. 
     

  3. Reinforce/reward completion of academic work:  Reinforcing completion of academic work with preferred items/activities could help to keep your child engaged and productive academically. You could have your child tell you what they would like to earn upon completion of assigned work. For example, completion of 2 math worksheets, could allow your child to gain access to 10 minutes of video games (or some other fun and preferred activity).  Of course, once your child has completed the agreed-upon academic work requirement, the reward/reinforcer should be accessed by the child as soon as possible thereafter.  
     

  4. Break tasks into small increments:  Have your child complete assigned work in small increments e.g. 1-2 worksheets/tasks or X amount of time completing work before allowing a short break from work.  
     

  5. Set expectations, be consistent, and follow through (behavior contract):  Making expectations and available rewards clear for your child will help with motivation throughout the day.  Behavior contracts could target a certain amount of academic production during a morning or an afternoon in order for the child to earn access to preferred movies, iPad time, or some other preferred activity.  Sometimes, a visual of the behavior contract is helpful for the child to have while working.  
     

  6. Offer Choices:  Having your child choose the initial academic task that they would like to work on could help with their sense of control. In general, we find that it is helpful to offer some choices within the academic schedule where reasonable.  
     

  7. Offer Breaks:  Offer short sensory breaks to allow the child to escape from work demands for short periods of time. Breaks can be prompted by parents (if the parent can see that a break is needed) or by the child themselves (again, gives the child a sense of control within reasonable parameters). At Summit Academy, the middle schoolers get 3 minutes of break in between academic sessions.   

Tips for Staying Healthy

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 second.  If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

  • Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.

  • Do not share personal items.

  • Avoid close contact with individual who are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately discard the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.  If you don't have a tissue handy, cough or sneeze into your shirt, or into your elbow.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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