district communication

March 23, 2020

Dear students and parents,

As promised, I’m sending updated information that we just received today. Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced late this afternoon that all K-12 public schools in Utah will extend their dismissal through Friday, May 1, 2020.

We recognize the challenge this will pose over the next few weeks as families and schools face the unfolding crisis surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing efforts to navigate a very different educational environment at home and at school.

Our buildings will remain closed except to authorized personnel. We’ll continue to follow CDC guidelines by not meeting in groups larger than 10; our teachers will continue to teach remotely; our students will continue to learn remotely at least until Friday, May 1, 2020. Working in partnership with the officials at the head of this pandemic, we will continue to evaluate the situation to make a determination about the remaining school year.

The Child Nutrition Program will continue as it has providing free breakfast and lunch for all students in need. Meals can be picked up at South Summit Middle School each weekday between 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. If you need meals to be delivered contact Tammy Clegg, Child Nutrition Director at tclegg@ssummit.org.

School hours during dismissal

District Office: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (M-F)

SSHS: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (M-F)

SSMS: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (M-F)

SSES: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (M-F)

SSA/SSE: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (M-Th)

We encourage you to visit our website at ssummit.org for all COVID-19 updates. We will keep you apprised of any changes via email, the district website and social media channels.

Please note that South Summit will proceed with Spring Break as planned, April 6-10, 2020 with no school held that week.


Dr. Shad E. Sorenson

Superintendent of Schools

South Summit School District