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7th Grade Summit Team News

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Signs of Suicide
Dear Parent or Guardian:
The adolescent years are marked by a roller-coaster ride of emotions—difficult for students, their parents, and educators. It is easy to misread depression as normal adolescent turmoil; however, depression (among the most common of mental illnesses) appears to be occurring at a much earlier age. Depression—which is treatable—is a leading risk factor for suicide. In addition, self-injury has become a growing problem among youth.
To proactively address these issues, [our school] is offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program. The program aims to increase help seeking by students concerned about themselves or a friend. SOS is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices and in a randomized control study, the SOS High School Program showed a reduction in self-reported suicide attempts by 40% (BMC Public Health, July 2007).
Our goals in participating in this program are straightforward:
  • To help our students understand that depression is a treatable illness
  • To explain that suicide is a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of untreated depression
  • To provide students training in how to identify serious depression and potential suicidality in themselves or a friend
  • To impress upon youth that they can help themselves or a friend by taking the simple step of talking to a responsible adult about their concerns
  • To help students know whom in the school they can turn to for help, if they need it
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Picture Retakes
Summit Team photo retakes will take place on Tuesday, November 1 in the Wildcat Commons from 9 - 9:15 AM. Any students who didn't have pictures taken in August for any reason should have their photo taken on Tuesday! If you were unhappy with your original photos and would like retakes, bring your original photo package with you. Retakes do not need a new order blank, as your original order will still be on file. There is no charge for retakes.

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Curriculum Night
The 7th Grade Curriculum Night will be on Wednesday, September 14 from 7:00 - 8:09 PM. All 7th grade parents will start in their designated Block 1 classroom. On Tuesday, Summit students were given schedules regarding the order of events and locations for Curriculum Night. You will follow your specific block schedule, so it will be necessary to have this information with you on Wednesday evening. Please check with your 7th grader and make sure they have brought it home for you.  If your student does not have their schedule, we will have copies ready for you at your child's first block at the beginning of Curriculum Night. We look forward to seeing you!
The Summit Team
Important Upcoming Dates
Summit Team Families - Remember these important dates: 
  • Tuesday, September 13: 7th Grade NWEA MAP Testing (Language Usage & Reading)
  • Wednesday, September 14: 7th Grade NWEA MAP Testing (Math)
  • Wednesday, September 14: Summit Team Curriculum Night
  • Monday, October 3: No School
  • Friday, October 7: Midterm Trimester 1
7th Grade iPad Setup
7th Grade Summit students will be receiving their iPads on Tuesday morning in Basecamp. If you missed Basecamp or need to go back to the directions, please view the slideshow below: 

Picture Day on Tuesday, August 30
Student portrait day is on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Students, remember to hang on to your order form and hand it directly to the photographer on Tuesday! 
Important iPad Procedures for End of Year

iPad Collection
Summit iPads will be collected in Basecamps at 10 AM on Tuesday, June 7. In addition to the iPad, you must also return the district case and your charger brick and cord. Remember, if you have lost or damaged equipment, you must pay for it. Replacement costs can be found on the Damaged/Replacement Form, which you should fill out and return with payment. Click on the following links to access this forms in English  or  Spanish .