Sierra Weekly Family Newsletter 9/17/19

Sierra Weekly Family Newsletter 9/17/19

Dear Sierra Families,

We are pleased to direct you to this year’s updated Student and Family Policies. This year, we are sharing all of these policies on our website so that they are more easily accessible for our communities. Importantly, by sharing the policies in this way, using the website translate feature, our parents and caregivers can now directly access these in any language required. Please take a moment to review these policies as they serve to support our shared approach to learning within Summit schools and reflect the partnership we seek with you.

We have also updated our Legal Resources section of the website. It is here where you will find other important policies and information. While we strive to foster a culture where any issues can be resolved at the school level, in the event you wish to raise a concern beyond your local school, you can look to the guidance within these policies for our approved procedures.

Platform concerns:

As of today, we are confident that we have resolved the primary cause of the intermittent site outages. To be certain, our engineering team will diligently observe the site over the next few days. We are optimistic that this issue has been fixed.

Building on the work we’ve done over the past week, we are doubling down on our efforts to reinforce our infrastructure so we can improve the platform’s reliability in the long-term and prevent any future incidents. Some of these updates might result in some temporary bugginess in the platform, but our engineering team is prepared to address those issues quickly if they arise.

We are appreciative of your patience, partnership, and understanding over the past week. We are deeply committed to delivering the best learning experience to you and your students – it’s our purpose.

Thank you.
Ayanna, Aubree, Dan, and Stefan

 

Nondiscrimination Statement

Summit Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

The Compliance Coordinator, Title IX Officer, and Section 504/ADA Coordinator for Summit – Sierra is: Executive Director, 1025 S. King Street, Seattle, WA, 98104, (phone) 206-999-9196, (email) mburns@summitps.org.

If you believe that you or your child has experienced unlawful discrimination or discriminatory harassment at school based on any protected class, you have the right to file a formal complaint. Before filing a formal complaint, you may wish to discuss your concerns with the Compliance Coordinator of your site. This is often the fastest way to resolve your concerns.