Education

January 22, 2019

CRANFORD, NJ -  Summit resident Mary M. Zimmermann, Vice Chair of the Union County College Board of Trustees, has been elected Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC). Zimmermann describes herself as a “professional volunteer.” She was first ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a Summit Board of Education (BOE) meeting dominated by a review of the estimated budget impact of the Summit Public School District's proposed Universal, Free Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) program, the District also disclosed that additional swastikas have been found at Lawton C.

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Public Schools Board of Education President Debra McCann and Superintendent of Schools June Chang will host the next installment of the District's 'Coffee & Conversation' event February 2, beginning at 9 a.m., in the library at Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School. All are ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In an e-mail sent to District parents January 7, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified parents that "over the past several weeks there have been no new incidents of hate symbols or words in the bathrooms at the high school" and that, effectively immediately, "the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Providing Educational Possibilities (PEP) Program will host an information session designed for eligible and motivated sixth grade students who are interested in joining the program, on January 17, from 6 - 7p.m., at PEP headquarters in Summit. The 'snow date' is January 22, also ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Superintendent of Schools June Chang’s decision to add more post-lottery sections of Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK), and discussion on the lottery itself, along with more comments on the hate symbols and words that were found in two Summit school bathrooms, made up the lion's share ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Fifty-six Fall '18 grants, totaling more than $257,000, were awarded to the Summit Public Schools by the Summit Education Foundation, an amount that marks -- according to the SEF -- its largest fall grant cycle ever. Since its founding in 1986, the SEF has awarded grants exceeding ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In an announcement made during school hours on December 12 and, later that day, e-mailed directly to students and their parents, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has detailed new bathroom usage rules at the Kent Place Boulevard campus. Citing "the recent hate symbols and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Less than 24 hours after the third separate incident of hate symbols being found on a Summit School District campus, Summit Superintendent of Schools June Chang, along with Summit Board of Education President Debra McCann, met with community members at another in series of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In separate letters to Summit High School parents sent on December 10, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi and Superintendent of Schools June Chang have notified the community that new images, described by Chang as "hateful writing and symbols" and Grimaldi as "hateful symbols ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Having passed a resolution to continue the lottery program of tuition based Full Day Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year, the Summit Board of Education is reminding the community that the deadline to submit a lottery application for Full Day Kindergarten is December 11, with the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to the parents and guardians of Summit Public School students, Superintendent of School June Chang has outlined steps the District has taken since swastikas were found -- within days of each other -- at both Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School and Summit High ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Public Schools Board of Education President Debra McCann and Superintendent of Schools June Chang will host the next installment of the District's 'Coffee & Conversation' event December 11, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the Board of Education offices. All are welcome to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Days after swastikas were found on the walls of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified both students and parents that the images have also been found carved into the stalls in a boys bathroom in the Kent Place Boulevard ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Kent Place School (KPS) will present a 'Tips for Preschool Readiness' event series on December 5 and December 12 on the school’s campus, will information from teachers and early childhood experts on separation, social interaction, academic readiness, potty training and more. Parents ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to Summit School District parents, Superintendent of Schools June Chang has disclosed that Swastikas were found on a bathroom wall at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School "immediately before the extended Thanksgiving weekend." Further, Chang details that ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Universal, free Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) moved one step closer toward reality at the November Summit Board of Education meeting, as the Board outlined the steps that need to be taken for it to be approved as part of the 2019-20 budget. The plan was for a “straw poll” to be taken ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Parents of prospective 2019 Summit Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten students are invited to tour the Primary Centers at Jefferson School and Wilson Schools.  Children who will be 5 years old by October 1, 2019, are eligible for Kindergarten and children who will be 3 years old by ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Public Schools and the Special Education Parents Advisory Council (SEPAC) will present a workshop entitled 'Teaching Your Child About Their Special Education Classification' on October 30, beginning at 7 p.m. at Summit High School. Open to parents of Summit Public Schools ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Dozens of Summit taxpayers offered their input to Summit Superintendent of Schools June Chang and the Summit Board of Education at a marathon, four-hour October Board of Education meeting following Chang’s recommendation to move from the combination of a free Half-Day and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City residents with students in the Summit Public Schools can go ahead and book their late-August 2019 vacations, as it now appears that a proposed plan to open the Summit schools for instruction prior to Labor Day in 2019 has been scrapped. That development, as articulated ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Public Schools Board of Education President Debra McCann and Superintendent of Schools June Chang will host a 'Coffee & Conversation' event October 9, from 7 - 8 p.m., at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. All are welcome to attend and no RSVP is necessary. The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Full-day kindergarten, the proposed 2019-20 school calendar, Board goals, and a new internship program for seniors were topics of discussion at the first meeting of the 2018-19 school year for the Summit Board of Education.  Additionally, teachers who served in the District and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Attendance at informal 'Coffee and Conversation' meetings -- held as opportunities for the public to chat with Summit Public Schools Superintendent June Chang and Board of Education President Debra McCann away from the microphones and cameras of a regular Board meeting -- typically ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The question of whether or not to start the 2019-20 Summit school calendar before Labor Day was asked prior to the first day of school last week, but the unprecedented hot and humid weather during the first few days exacerbated concerns as to whether starting school in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Public Schools Board of Education President Debra McCann and Superintendent of Schools June Chang will host a 'Coffee & Conversation' event September 12, from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend and no RSVP is necessary. The event will be held at the Summit Board ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Dr. Donna Gallo as has been selected as the new Principal of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. Based on the recommendation by Superintendent of Schools June Chang, Gallo hire is anticipated to be formally approved at the September 13 Summit Board of Education meeting. Gallo, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - With temperatures forecast to exceed 90 degrees and intense humidity that will create a 'feels like' temperature approaching triple-digits, Summit Public Schools Superintendent June Chang has declared a single-session day for September 6. The single-session schedule is as ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School -- ranked 18th in 2016 -- has dropped 11 places to rank 29th in New Jersey Monthly's biennial list of the state's Top Public High Schools, as noted in the magazine's September issue. The Kent Place Boulevard school was ranked 38th in 2014. A total of 305 public ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In an e-mail addressed to the Summit Community, Superintendent of Schools June Chang indicates that the Summit Police Department, on August 31, "became aware of a threat made to Summit High School via social media." The exact nature of the threat was not detailed in Chang's ...

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