Here is the calendar for eligibility reporting. Download it here and see when grades are checked. This is important for all sports and activities that you are involved in.
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Did you know that 1 in 3 high school students experience either physical or sexual violence, or both, at the hands of someone they're dating? That of the high school students who report experiencing sexual or physical abuse by a dating partner, 9 out of 10 have seriously contemplated suicide? We are educating our students this month on what dating violence looks like versus what a healthy relationship looks like. We are promoting relationships that include open communication, trust & support, fairness, freedom, and boundaries. For more information and resources, or to talk to a loveisrespect peer advocate 24/7/365, call 1-866-331-9474 or text loveis to 22522 or chat at loveisrespect.org
Follow Sumner on Twitter
You can now follow Sumner Athletics @sumner_academy for updates on games, game changes, scores and a whole lot more
NAEP Parent Notification Letter
Sumner Academy of Arts and Science
THE NATION’S REPORT CARD AND YOU
Soon you may notice some of your classmates receiving hall passes to excuse them from class on February 24. You will probably wonder: What are they for? Where are these students going?
These students have been chosen to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as NAEP. You may be thinking that NAEP is just another test, but it’s not. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it represents students across the country.
Ever heard of The Nation’s Report Card? That’s NAEP. The assessment results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, and they help the President, Congress, and all of our educators make decisions about how to improve our education system. NAEP is what the general public will hear about on the news when reporters discuss what students are learning.
The actual assessment takes about 120 minutes. During that time, students will take an assessment in mathematics or reading on tablets or in paper booklets. All students will be asked questions about their educational experiences that may be related to performance, such as homework and reading habits. Student scores are anonymous and will not affect student grades or academic records in any way. Instead, they will be combined with the scores of other students to produce results that reflect student capabilities nationwide.
Students who are selected to participate in NAEP have an important job to do. NAEP will provide a national snapshot of what students have learned in school, and it is essential that students take it seriously, try their best, and answer all the questions they can.
If you would like to see questions or results from past NAEP assessments and learn more about NAEP and why it is important for students, check out NAEP on Twitter and Facebook, or visit http:// nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/students.
Important Senior Information
Senior Class Meeting
SENIORS will meet on February 17 in the auditorium. Please mark your calendars now to be in attendance & be in seats by 2:10!
Smart and Safe
Sumner Academy – Smart & SAFE!
As indicated in your Student Guidebook, “ID badges should be worn visibly every day during school hours”. This means ALL students are required to wear their school issued ID badge.
This week, we will provide an opportunity for students to receive a complimentary ID badge. Stop by the library any morning before school to pick up a new ID badge.
Beginning Monday, January 30, students without an ID badge will be required to purchase a ($5) replacement and may be subject to disciplinary consequence. ACT NOW!
See any administrator for more information.
Sumner Academy Employee of the Month
Congratulations to Mr. Boyd Bauman, our January recipient of our Sumner Academy Employee of the Month award.
Money for College
Sumner Safe Zone
Have you been bullied, either physically or cyber? Have you seen someone being bullied, but were afraid to let someone know? You can now report bullying by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All reports will be kept confidential. We have a zero tolerance policy for bullying. Everyone should feel safe at Sumner. Look for future Safe Zones in the building.
School Loop Mobile App
If you have a cell phone, you can now download the School Loop app. Here is the link to the page for downloading to iPhones or Android phones. Faculty, parents, and students can easily access from anywhere with this app.
We have the following yearbooks in inventory at the following prices.
You may purchase a yearbook through the school treasurer. Email email@example.com with the years you want and we will leave it in the office for pick up.
1. Keep Your Online Identity Secret
Don’t tell anyone your real name and address or what neighborhood you live in. Here’s the general rule: Don’t give out any information that a predator could possibly use to find you. The Federal Trade Commission says that even “small clues” like what school you attend or the name of your athletic team is enough for a predator to figure out your identity.
2. Your Username and Password Belong to You … And Only You
Don’t give your username or password to anyone. It's just that simple. What if a friend logs on and pretends to be you, and then says something really awful and gets you in trouble? Sure, it might seem funny to the “former” friend, but it’s serious and it happens every day. With your username and password, someone can post language that gets you expelled from school, in trouble with your parents, or even in trouble with the law. Keep your name and password private.
3. Other Tips
Only accept friend requests from people you KNOW.
Make sure your privacy settings on Facebook are set to private.
If you post photos, make sure that they are only visible to your friends and are not public (you can change this in settings).
If you get any unwelcome or suspicious messages on Facebook, report the messages to Facebook and block the person from contacting you.
New Recycling Program
Students: Thanks to Student Council providing the funds, recycling has returned to Sumner! Please look for the container in each classroom and put into it only recyclable materials. Trash like glass bottles, tissues, and styrofoam goes into the trash can. Please help us reduce what we send to the landfill by refilling water bottles, reusing paper, and generally reducing our consumption of one-use products like plastic forks and spoons. if you are interested in helping to empty classroom bins, contact senior Amanda Cano-Lozano.