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Dear Parents,


Welcome to a new school year!  My name is Jeneal Latzke.  This is my 2nd year teaching here at Summit.  Prior to this I taught first grade in Jordan school District while finishing my Bachelors at University of Phoenix. I have high expectations for my students but I also have lots of fun things planned for the year.


Here are my classroom rules


Our class rules are:

  1.     I will keep my hands, feet and objects to myself.
  2.     I will listen and follow instructions.
  3.     I will raise my hand before I speak.
  4.     I will be kind to others.
  5.     I will try my best!



Recent Posts

Valentines Day

Dear Parents,


      Our Valentine’s Day Party is quickly approaching! The party will be on February 14, 2019 from 2:00-3:00. The first grade would like to give the following tips:

  • Please have your child make their Valentine containers at home, however if your child does not have one on Valentine’s Day we have a white bag for them to use.
  • Valentines are optional, but if you chose to send valentines, please send enough for everyone in the class. There are 22 students in our class.
  • Sign the “From: ____” section, but leave the “To: _____” section blank to make valentines easier to pass out at the party.
  • If you would like to add something extra to the valentine, please make sure that it’s packaged.
  • Do NOT send gifts or presents for only one or two children. Please help us avoid hurt feelings.


Thanks so much! Happy Valentine’s Day!


The First Grade Team

jazz program

Dear 1st grade parents,

Our 1st grade program will be on January 31st at 1:30 in the Jr. High Auditorium. You may plan to take your children home immediately after the program if you wish.

Your children have worked hard at learning a Jazz song and dance, and learned about beat and rhythm. We look forward to sharing this with you and hope to see you there. Thank you for your help and support this year.


The First Grade Team

No Homework

Dear parents,
Due to the short week, and Winter break, there is no homework this week.
Happy Holidays!!
Mrs. Latzke

Last day for late work

Dear parents,
Grades for this quarter will be finalized over the Winter Break. 
The last day for late work in LA is going to be Monday December 17th.

Summit Academy Falcon Update


Summit Academy Falcon Update

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


Message from Mr. Tucker:

  • We want to wish everyone a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
  • We are noticing that quite a few students are being dropped off for school as early as 7:00 a.m.  The school doors will unlock at 7:30 a.m., but most supervision is not available until 8:00.  Also, please remember that when a student is tardy to school we need a parent to check them into the office.  We will then give the student an excused tardy pass to class.  Lastly, we encourage parents to make arrangements to have your students picked up from school by 3:15 p.m.; loading/supervision concludes at 3:30 p.m.
  • In order to create a more secure environment for our students, when on campus please check in at either office.  This is vital to our security and safety.  Additionally, we would ask that parents and visitors without a visitor tag to wait outside the elementary buildings and by the junior high office for students rather than meeting by classroom doors.  
  • Please watch for pedestrians while driving through campus.  We have students, parents, and staff members going many different directions both before and after school.  Please remember that pedestrians have the right of way in the crosswalks and that we have designated loading/unloading zones.  We have procedures that are designed to keep everyone attending our school safe, and your cooperation will help us to reach that goal.



  • A huge thank you to all that donated socks. We collected over 4,000 pairs which will be distributed by Wednesday to every disabled veteran in Utah.  Thank you for your generosity and for helping to promote a community activity.


NO School - Thanksgiving Recess

  • Wednesday, November 21st - Friday, November 23rd


Create A Parent Account NOW!

  • We are working on reducing our paper use by making our “Intent-to-Return” computerized for next year!  In December, you will be asked to fill out a form online.  The form states whether you intend to have your student continue their education at Summit Academy.  This will ensure a spot for your student for next year and it helps us know how many spots we have available for new/incoming students in the 2019-20 school year.  In order to complete this you will have to have a Parent Account.  See the attached flyer for directions.

Congratulations to our Speech Festival Winners

1st & 2nd grade:

Drama: 1st:  Shelby Reardon         Oratory:  1st: Sasha Burnashov

            2nd: Harlow McCleery                             2nd: Hannah Kwon

   3rd: Ivy Pizza                                  3rd: Navie Lujan


3rd & 4th grade:

Drama: 1st: Kaya Pizza                 Oratory: 1st: Eliza McLauchlin

            2nd: Everett Butters                       2nd: Talon Heikkila

            3rd: Kamdyn Simons                             3rd:Janice Krisle


5th & 6th grade:

Drama: 1st: Jackson Hughes          Oratory: 1st: Alyssa Bosen

           2nd: Sam Balent                                     2nd: Lincoln Evans

  3rd: Jakob Anderson                        3rd: Zoe Nissen


Lost & Found

  • Please stop by the Junior High or the Elementary gym to check for your lost items.
  • All items will be donated to a non-profit organization on Tuesday, November 20th.


Junior High Fancy Pants Gallery Stroll

  • Tuesday, November 27th 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Junior High West Hallway
  • Come and see what Junior High art students have created this semester. Projects from Sculpture, Art 1 & 2, Photography, Creative Writing, Interior Design, and Stage Tech will be on display.


Fall Sports

Boys Basketball

  • Practices will be held Monday-Thursday 3:15-5:00 p.m.
  • Games have begun.  Please click here for the game schedule.

Girls Basketball

  • Open gym on Monday, November 26th 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Tryouts will be the week of December 10th 3:30–5:00 in the Junior High gym.  The exact date will be available as soon as we know if our boys are hosting a tournament game.


Shin Min Students

  • On January 24th, 2019 we will welcome our sister school students from Shin Min High school in Taiwan to visit Summit Academy to learn English and American culture. This will also provide your children an excellent opportunity to learn the Chinese culture and language from Chinese students their own age.
  • We are in need of families to host the Taiwan students from January 24th to February 12th.  Each family can host one or more students in their home. The Taiwan students will be going to Summit Academy High School during the day. On Saturdays, a tour to different sites around Salt Lake City is being organized for the Taiwan students. There is a stipend of $150.00 offered by Shin Min to help offset the costs for host families.  The students will eat school lunch everyday which will also be paid in advance by Shin Min so host families only need to provide breakfast and dinner.
  • Please fill out and return the attached Host family information form and let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in hosting one or more students.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Mangelson at .


Counseling Corner

  • Building Happiness!
  • Many students rely on external factors for happiness. External factors have very little influence on lasting and long-term happiness. Sustained happiness takes work. Listed below are exercises, when practiced, that can help build habits of happiness.
  • Gratitude - write down things every day you are grateful for.
  • Acts of Kindness - Make an effort to do something kind for no special reason.
  • Positive Journaling - Get in the habit of noticing the positives that happen every day.
  • Fostering relationships, exercise, and meditation can also help build lasting happiness.


Summit Academy Preschool

  • Preschool and Enrichment classes have immediate openings for the current 2018-2019 school year.
  • If you sign up now we will waive the registration fee.
  • See attached flyer for more information.


SPO (Summit Parent Organization)

  • We need you!  
  • We will be holding our monthly SPO meetings, in the library at the Junior High, 8:20am. We will continue to meet every first Tuesday of the month.


2018 “Falcon Pride Friday” T-shirts

  • Want to show off your Falcon Pride?  Stop by either office to pick up your 2018 Falcon Pride Friday t-shirt, $10 per shirt.


Lunch Positions Open

  • All positions are Monday-Friday.
  • Salad Bar (Draper campus) 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Cashier (Draper Elementary) 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Server( Bluffdale) 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
  • Server(Bluffdale) 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
  • Please contact Sharleen Breese for more details;  or by phone 801-572-9007                               


Stay Connected

  • For additional information, please visit our school website:
  • Click on the Falcon at the bottom of the page or click on Draper under the campus tab.
  • Download our app!  Search for Summit Academy Draper
  • Please like us at Summit Academy Draper Facebook page, thank you.



Summit Junior Wrestling Program  

  • Please see the attachment for all the details.


Salt Lake County Snow Blitz

  • An after-school ski and snowboard program designed for Jr. High and High School students of all levels.
  • Please click here to see the details.


ArtHaven is back for an exciting Holiday class!

  • Please see the attachment for all details.

Last day to make up work

Dear Parents,
Tomorrow is the last day to turn in missing work for the quarter. Grades will be posted and final October 22nd.
Thank you!

Picture Day

Dear parents,
Please be watching for the flyers for picture day. Picture day this year is September 24th. More info will be coming out soon.
Thank you!
Mrs. Latzke

Class Webpages

Dear Parents,

Class webpages for assignments in Language Arts, Math, and Homeroom, have been set up. You will want to access it by going on to Summit Academy’s webpage Then you can do one of the two following things:


  1. Go to Academics and click on class webpages. You can then select First Grade and then choose which teacher you need for Language Arts, Math, or Homeroom. On the right you will see the new assignments for the week. You can click on the subscribe link to receive weekly updates.
  2. You can also select About Us in the category and go to staff directory, click on the teacher’s name and it will have their classes available there as well. You can subscribe to their class page as well. You will see posts on a weekly basis.

Thank You!

 The first grade

Spring Break

There is no school April 2nd through April 6th. Hope you all are safe and have something fun planned. I look forward to seeing the students faces back on April 9th. I have some fun things planned for ELA, Math and Homeroom!!!!
ELA- we will be starting our Opinion writing unit.
Math- we will be focusing on estimating measurements by inches
Homeroom- will will be finishing our Butterfly Life Cycle unit, and hopefully seeing the next stage of our live butterflies life cycle, and looking forward to releasing the butterflies soon.

Curriculum Map and Schedule

Here is our schedule break down for First Grade:
8:15-8:40 AM Homeroom
8:40-9:45 AM Language Arts
9:45-10:00 AM Recess
10:00-11:00 AM Language Arts
11:00-11:50 AM Homeroom/Lunch/Recess
11:50-1:00 PM Math
1:00-2:00 PM Homeroom for Science/Social Studies
2:00-2:15 PM Recess
2:15-2:35 Homeroom
2:35-3:05 Specials/Loading

Message from Summit Admin

Dear Summit Academy Families,

Happy Holidays!  We want to wish you and your families the very best this holiday season.  Please be safe during Winter Recess and we will see you back on January 2, 2018.  


Important Dates

End of 2nd Quarter - Wednesday, December 20

Start of 3rd Quarter - Tuesday, January 3

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School - Monday, January 15

Early Out - All Students (K-12) - Friday, January 19

Early Out - All Students (K-12) - Friday, February 9

President’s Day, No School - Monday, February 19

Parent Teacher Conferences (9-12) - Tuesday, Feb. 27 & Wednesday, Feb. 28

Parent Teacher Conferences (K-8) - Wednesday, Feb. 28 & Thursday, March 1

End of 3rd Quarter - Friday, March 16


Intent to Return Packets

Please make sure to return student intent to return packets before Winter Recess!


2018-19 School Calendar

We are seeking your input on a couple of items for next year’s school calendar.  Please take a minute or two to answer survey questions in an upcoming email.  The survey will close on December 31, 2017.  


2018-2019 Enrollment

If you are enjoying your experience with Summit Academy schools, please let others know that new student applications will be available on January 1, 2018.  This includes incoming Kindergarten students that are siblings of current students.  Visit our website for details.  


Testing & Teacher Data Days

Our amazing teachers spent time this Fall assessing our students.  At Summit Academy Schools, we value the information that we receive from multiple assessments.  In November, all teachers took extra time to review this valuable information.  We continue to analyze this data which includes state-administered SAGE data. We are excited to see our growth and look forward to sharing our results with you in the future.  


Thank you for your support!



Tyler Whittle

Executive Director

Summit Academy Schools


Natalie Call

Executive Director

Summit Academy High School






End of Quarter

Hello Parents, 
End of the quarter is fast approaching. I want to help your child succeed in all that they do in my class. I will be reaching out to you if I see a concern, or problem within my class. Thanks for all that you do to help us reinforce what is being learned in the classroom!

2018-2019 Intent to Return letters/ Upcoming DATES

  • “2018-19 Intent to Return” to Summit Academy packets are being sent home TODAY.  Please watch for these and return them to the school by Tuesday, December 19th.
  • End Of 2nd Quarter

    • Wednesday, December 20th


    Winter Recess

    • Thursday, December 21st - Monday, January 1st
    • Class resumes on Tuesday, January 2nd


    Save the Date

    • 1st Annual STEAM Night
    • Monday, January 29th