Cubs Update

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May 28, 2024

Summit Academy Independence Principal’s Message

We are really excited about our total for Jogapalooza. Except for food trucks this week at our Dance Festival which will conclude our spring fundraiser, our total is $21,820! Thank you all again so very much.

Our final fun at the end of this week is our dance festival on the back field at 8:45 a.m. Friday. It lasts 30-35 minutes. Bring camping and lawn chairs to enjoy this event, and enter at the back gate. Come see who has joined our festival with an additional dance as well as help us celebrate our sixth graders as they graduate from elementary and head to junior high! Enjoy food trucks afterward and saying goodbye to teachers. Students may leave with parents following the dance festival. School dismisses at 11:00 a.m. for the remainder of students. 

Stop by the library Thursday after school or Friday morning following the dance festival to take some free books for summer reading! 

Please see our Cub Update or call the office for details about the following events and reminders: 

May 30: 1-6 Field Day, 7th Grade Boondocks Day, 8th Grade Lagoon Day

May 31: Last Day of School 

   Dance Festival 8:45 a.m. on back field (food trucks again this year)

   Yearbook day for Jr. High (Students must have chrome books turned in, lockers cleaned out, and all school fees paid to be given their yearbooks. 

   School dismissal 11:00 a.m., or students may leave prior to that following the dance festival (around 9:30 a.m.)

Other End of year reminders: 

  • Please remember to check out students by 2:45pm whenever possible.
  • Tomorrow, Wednesday, is the last day the shuttle will run. Shuttles are not available Thursday or Friday. 
  • The Utah State Board of Education offers a Summer Food Program. Information about this great program can be found at or by texting “Food” to 304-304 or calling 800-453-FOOD (3663).

Looking at next year’s events, we need SPO activity coordinators and volunteers. Please click on the the following link if you can help Part of what makes charters unique is parent involvement! Families come to Summit because that is part of our mission and the experience we work to create. So, there is an expectation that everyone helps with something, no matter how big or small. 

Now comes the time when I search for words to express all I would like to, especially this year on our 10th anniversary. I remember very clearly our ribbon cutting that many of you will recall. The cliché of there being magic in the air was nearly a reality. I gathered my teachers in the kindergarten room and together we walked out to begin what we hoped to be the best years of every student’s life. That continues to be our hope and what we work so hard to achieve. Our mission statement may be the only one out there that uses an adjective made of three words to describe the importance of the partnership we want to create with our families. It says, “Our dynamic student-teacher-family community sees each student as a whole person and together creates a challenging, individualized educational journey toward intellectual success and personal well being.” We have built a lot over ten years TOGETHER. Thank you for being a part of making this happen--any and all of the years you have been with us. 

Please enjoy your summer – and KEEP READING! 😊

With Love From All of Us at Summit,

Mrs. Cutler 

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