News and Announcements

  • 21st Annual 8th Grade Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

    Join the 8th-grade class for the 21st annual Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, October 23, from 7:30 am until 10:30 am in the Summerville Elementary Cafeteria. Tickets are available at from 8th-grade students, the front office, or at the door on Saturday. Please contact our school office (or an 8th-grade student!) for more information. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help fund 8th-grade activities during the school year. 

    Summerville Elementary School District
  • Indian Education Program Parent Committee Meeting - 10/18/2021

    Dear Summerville Elementary Parents, 

    The Summerville Elementary Indian Education Program will host its first committee meeting of the year on Monday, October 18, 2021. The meeting will begin at 1:30 pm. Please see the link below to view the agenda and connect to the meeting virtually:

    https://bit.ly/SumElIndianEdAgenda10-18-2021

    Please contact our school office if you have any questions. 

    ~Summerville Elementary Indian Education Program. 

    Summerville Elementary School District
  • PTSA Dinner Fundraiser at Panda Express - 10/14/2021

    Summerville Elementary Parents, Students, and Staff,

    PTSA will host their first Dinner Fundraiser of the year at Panda Express in Sonora on Thursday, October 14, 11:00 am until 7:00 pm. Use the attached flyer when you order!

    https://bit.ly/SumElPTSA10-14-2021

    Contact our school office or PTSA if you have any questions: summervilleptsa@gmail.com.

    ~Summerville Elementary Office Staff

    Summerville Elementary School District
  • Parent Communicator - New COVID Case Identified on Campus 10/11/2021

    October 11, 2021

    COVID-19 UPDATE - PARENT COMMUNICATOR

     POSITIVE COVID-19 Cases Identified at School

    Dear Summerville Elementary Parents and Students,

     

    Today, we were notified about one positive COVID-19 case on the Summerville Elementary Campus. Please see below for more information. 

     

    Positive COVID Case Notification

    The case was last on campus on Friday, October 8, 2021.  All students and staff members who are considered close contacts have been notified. The case was present in the A building on the Summerville Elementary Campus. Because of the complexity of contact tracing with this case, the school has decided to send one Kindergarten class home for the remainder of the week. All students and parents in the class have been notified about the quarantine and time frames.

     

    These cases mark 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Summerville Elementary campus for the 2021-2022 school year and are the 26th case-identified cases on campus since the beginning of the pandemic

     

    Remember: It is more important than ever that you assess your child each morning before coming to school. If your child is not feeling well, please keep them home from school.  If your student or someone in your family is exposed to COVID-19, please let the school know as soon as you can. All students who are sick or those who are considered close contacts should stay home and contact their doctor or have them tested for COVID-19. For a complete list of COVID-19 symptoms, please see the following link: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Symptoms-Risks.aspx.

     

    For each case, it is vital that each family fully follows all directions from the school and public health each time you are notified. Please see the following link for campus information about our response when a sick student is on campus: https://bit.ly/SumElCOVIDSickResponse2021-2022

     

    For more information about our Close Contact protocol, please see the following link: https://bit.ly/SumElCOVIDCloseContact2021-2022

     

    In each COVID notification, we included COVID contact information at the bottom of the communicator. Please see below for more details. Contact our office if you have any questions. 

     

    We are working together, every day! 

     

    Ben Howell - Superintendent & Principal, Summerville Elementary School District

     

    IMPORTANT HELP, REMINDERS, & MORE INFORMATION REGARDING OUR COVID RESPONSE 

     

    Summerville Elementary 2021-202 COVID Safety Plan

    https://bit.ly/SumEl2021-2022COVIDSafetyPlan.  

     

    COVID-19 Testing Options 

    OptumServe Testing Site at the Tuolumne County Fairgrounds, 7 days a week, 7 am - 7 pm 

    1-888-634-1123

    https://lhi.care/covidtesting

     

    Public Health COVID-19 Call Center

    (209) 533-7440

     

    California COVID-19 website

    www.covid19.ca.gov

     

    CDC COVID-19 website 

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

     

    Tuolumne County Public Health Quarintene Guidelines

    https://bit.ly/TCPH-Quarantine-Guide-2020

     

    IMPORTANT

    • If your child or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, please contact the school immediately!
    • Health Screening is the most important thing you can do before school
    • Practicing distancing 
    • Wear a face-covering indoors, keep your distance between yourself and others
    • Wash your hands frequently
    • Communicate with our Office

     

    Reminders for Close Contacts

    All confirmed cases should be isolated and close contacts quarantined for ten days from the last exposure to prevent illness in new persons. “Close contact” means being a household member, intimate connection, or caregiver of a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case; within 6 feet of the confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case for more than 15 minutes, even if wearing a non-medical face covering, or having unprotected contact with the infected person’s body fluids, for example, being coughed or sneezed on. If you or a member of your household has been fully vaccinated, please contact your healthcare provider to inquire about updated quarantine guidelines. 

     

    Thank you for your continued support and collaboration as we work together as a school community to follow guidance from Tuolumne County Public Health to ensure the safety of all students and staff. Ensuring that you and our school environment are safe is of the greatest importance to us. For additional questions about COVID-19 in Tuolumne County, please visit the County Department of Public Health coronavirus webpage at https://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/250/Public-Health or the following resources:

    Summerville Elementary School District
  • Summerville Elementary School Board Meeting - October 12, 2021

    The Summerville Elementary School District Governing Board will hold their Regular Business meeting for October on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. The meeting will begin at 5:45 pm.  The meeting will begin with a closed session, followed by an open session which will begin at 6:30 pm (approximately).
     
    The agenda for the meeting has been posted to the Board's Online Agenda Site. You can access the agenda electronically by clicking on the following link: 
     
     
    The Board will host their October Meeting in person in room E5/6 and online at the following link: 
     
     
    Members of the school community and the public can use the link above to join the meeting, or they can call into the meeting using the following information: 

    Phone Number: 1-408-418-9388
    Access Code: 146 276 7972
     
    Members of the school community may send comments for the meeting's public comment section to the following address: DistrictOffice@sumel.org. Public comments sent will be read aloud during the Public Comment section of the meeting.
     
    Please contact the Summerville Elementary School District Office if you have any questions.
     
    ~ Summerville Elementary School District Office
    (209) 928-4291 x4249
    Summerville Elementary School District
  • Parent Communicator Update - COVID Case Identified on Campus September 27, 2021

    September 27, 2021

    COVID-19 UPDATE - PARENT COMMUNICATOR

     POSITIVE COVID-19 Cases Identified at School

     

    Dear Summerville Elementary Parents and Students,

     

    Today, we were notified about one positive COVID-19 case on the Summerville Elementary Campus. Please see below for more information. 

     

    Positive COVID Case Notification

    The case was last on campus on Friday, September 24, 2021.  All students and staff members who are considered close contacts have been notified. 

     

    These cases mark 13 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Summerville Elementary campus for the 2021-2022 school year and are the 21st case-identified cases on campus since the beginning of the pandemic

     

    We suspect that we will continue to see cases pop up from time to time over the next few weeks and months. Thank you for your continued support in monitoring your students’ health andfor  helping us keep all of our guidelines in place right now. 

     

    Remember: It is more important than ever that you assess your child each morning before coming to school. If your child is not feeling well, please keep them home from school.  If your student or someone in your family is exposed to COVID-19, please let the school know as soon as you can. All students who are sick or those who are considered close contacts should stay home and contact their doctor or have them tested for COVID-19. For a complete list of COVID-19 symptoms, please see the following link: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Symptoms-Risks.aspx.

     

    For each case, it is vital that each family fully follows all directions from the school and public health each time you are notified. Please see the following link for campus information about our response when a sick student is on campus: https://bit.ly/SumElCOVIDSickResponse2021-2022

     

    For more information about our Close Contact protocol, please see the following link: https://bit.ly/SumElCOVIDCloseContact2021-2022

     

    In each COVID notification, we included COVID contact information at the bottom of the communicator. Please see below for more details. Contact our office if you have any questions. 

     

    Stay tuned for more information from the school this week. We have some great things ahead of us in the days and weeks ahead.

     

    We are working together, every day! 

     

    Ben Howell 

    Superintendent & Principal 

    Summerville Elementary School District

     

    IMPORTANT HELP, REMINDERS, & MORE INFORMATION REGARDING OUR COVID RESPONSE 

     

    Summerville Elementary 2021-202 COVID Safety Plan

    https://bit.ly/SumEl2021-2022COVIDSafetyPlan.  

     

    COVID-19 Testing Options 

    OptumServe Testing Site at the Tuolumne County Fairgrounds, 7 days a week, 7 am - 7 pm 

    1-888-634-1123

    https://lhi.care/covidtesting

     

    Public Health COVID-19 Call Center

    (209) 533-7440

     

    California COVID-19 website

    www.covid19.ca.gov

     

    CDC COVID-19 website 

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

     

    Tuolumne County Public Health Quarintene Guidelines

    https://bit.ly/TCPH-Quarantine-Guide-2020

     

    IMPORTANT

    • If your child or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, please contact the school immediately!
    • Health Screening is the most important thing you can do before school
    • Practicing distancing 
    • Wear a face-covering indoors, keep your distance between yourself and others
    • Wash your hands frequently
    • Communicate with our Office

     

    Reminders for Close Contacts

    All confirmed cases should be isolated and close contacts quarantined for ten days from the last exposure to prevent illness in new persons. “Close contact” means being a household member, intimate connection, or caregiver of a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case; within 6 feet of the confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case for more than 15 minutes, even if wearing a non-medical face covering, or having unprotected contact with the infected person’s body fluids, for example, being coughed or sneezed on. If you or a member of your household has been fully vaccinated, please contact your healthcare provider to inquire about updated quarantine guidelines. 

     

    Thank you for your continued support and collaboration as we work together as a school community to follow guidance from Tuolumne County Public Health to ensure the safety of all students and staff. Ensuring that you and our school environment are safe is of the greatest importance to us. For additional questions about COVID-19 in Tuolumne County, please visit the County Department of Public Health coronavirus webpage at https://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/250/Public-Health or the following resources:

    Summerville Elementary School District
  • Parent Communicator - Time to Get Involved! 9-23-2021

    Dear Summerville Elementary Parents and Students, 

     

    Happy start to the Fall Season! As the days begin to cool and the leaves start to change, we are excited to introduce some new, engaging, and fun activities for your student here on campus. With these exciting activities, we have some great opportunities for all of our parents to get involved! Please see below for more information. 

     

    2021-2022 Jog-A-Thon - October 7, 2021

    Summerville Elementary will host the 2021-2022 Jog-A-Thon on Thursday, October 7, 2021. Thank you to PTSA for organizing this event for our students. A huge thank you to all of our community sponsors and parents for supporting this important all-school fundraiser. 

     

    Please check out or school t-shirt design winners posted on our school website as well as the wonderful student artwork at the following link: http://www.sumel.k12.ca.us/jogathon.   

     

    IMPORTANT: For this year’s event, we will not be allowing spectators at the event, only a limited number of designated PTSA volunteers. Please contact the PTSA if you would like information about volunteering at the event: summervilleptsa@gmail.com.  

     

    The school will take photos and film the event to share as a “thank you” for the contribution and support. 

     

    School Site Council

    Summerville Elementary School needs parent volunteers for the school site council. Site Council Members help review new curriculum, textbooks, provide feedback and guidance for many school initiatives, and much more. The School Site Council is looking for 3-5 parents to get involved in their monthly meetings. For more information or to volunteer, please send to DistrictOffice@sumel.org

     

    PTSA Monthly Meetings

    Our PTSA meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Their next meeting will be Tuesday, October 5 at 6:00 pm. PTSA meetings are held virtually to help increase parent participation. All parents are encouraged to attend: https://sumel.webex.com/meet/sumelptsa.

     

    PTSA is responsible for hosting our annual Jog-A-Thon, school family movie nights, Christmas Shop, dinner fundraises, and many other events throughout the year. Help is needed at all of these events. Please contact PTSA for more information:  summervilleptsa@gmail.com

     

    Fall Sports at Summerville Elementary

    Summerville Elementary is excited to see the return of elementary school sports this fall season. See below for a rough outline of school sports this year: 

     

    September - October: Cross Country

    October - November: Girls Volleyball

    November - December: Boys Volleyball (NEW!) 

    January - February: Boys Basketball

    February - March: Girls Basketball

    April - May: Track

     

    Specific information about each season will be distributed through the middle school classes before the beginning of each sport’s season. Please see our school Master School Calendar for games dates and times (published before each season): https://bit.ly/SumElMaterSchoolCalendar.

     

    All athletes will be required to complete COVID testing 72 hours before each game. Coaches will have more information about this before each sports season. Please contact Ben Howell if you have any questions: bhowell@sumel.org

     

    We need coaches! If you are interested in helping coach or assistant coach a sport, please email DistrictOffice@sumel.org

     

    We are looking forward to a great Fall Season! Our main message is together, and we are doing great things together every day! We hope you find ways to get involved this Fall season. If you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to our school office for more information. 

     

    We are working together, every day! Because together, we can make a difference.



    Ben Howell 

    Superintendent & Principal 

    Summerville Elementary School District

    Summerville Elementary School District
  • Parent Communicator - Positive Cases Identified on Campus 9/20/2021

    Dear Summerville Elementary Parents and Students,

     

    Today, we were notified about two positive COVID-19 cases on the Summerville Elementary Campus. Please see below for more information. 

     

    Positive COVID Case Notification

    The first case was last on campus on Friday, September 17, 2021. The case was identified in a second-grade classroom.  All students and staff members who are considered close contacts have been notified. 

     

    The second positive case was last on campus on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The case works in an isolated location with minimal student interaction. All students and staff members who are considered close contacts have been notified. 

     

    These cases mark 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Summerville Elementary campus for the 2021-2022 school year and are the 20th case-identified cases on campus since the beginning of the pandemic

     

    With a slight lull in cases over the past two weeks, it seems that many of our campus mitigation strategies are helping to keep case numbers low at school. Parents, thank you for your efforts in monitoring your student’s health every day before school. This is the most important step you can take to help us keep a healthy and safe learning environment for our students and our community. 

     

    Remember: It is more important than ever that you assess your child each morning before coming to school. If your child is not feeling well, please keep them home from school.  If your student or someone in your family is exposed to COVID-19, please let the school know as soon as you can. All students who are sick or those who are considered close contacts should stay home and contact their doctor or have them tested for COVID-19. For a complete list of COVID-19 symptoms, please see the following link: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Symptoms-Risks.aspx.

     

    For each case, it is vital that each family fully follows all directions from the school and public health each time you are notified. Please see the following link for campus information about our response when a sick student is on campus: https://bit.ly/SumElCOVIDSickResponse2021-2022

     

    For more information about our Close Contact protocol, please see the following link: https://bit.ly/SumElCOVIDCloseContact2021-2022

     

    In each COVID notification, we included COVID contact information at the bottom of the communicator. Please see below for more details. Contact our office if you have any questions. 

     

    We have some great events planned for our students in the next few weeks. Please look for more information in our next Parent Communicator scheduled to be published later this week! 

     

    Working together, every day! 



    Ben Howell 

    Superintendent & Principal 

    Summerville Elementary School District

     

     

    IMPORTANT HELP, REMINDERS, & MORE INFORMATION REGARDING OUR COVID RESPONSE 

     

    Summerville Elementary 2021-202 COVID Safety Plan

    https://bit.ly/SumEl2021-2022COVIDSafetyPlan.  

     

    COVID-19 Testing Options 

    OptumServe Testing Site at the Tuolumne County Fairgrounds, 7 days a week, 7 am - 7 pm 

    1-888-634-1123

    https://lhi.care/covidtesting

     

    Public Health COVID-19 Call Center

    (209) 533-7440

     

    California COVID-19 website

    www.covid19.ca.gov

     

    CDC COVID-19 website 

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

     

    Tuolumne County Public Health Quarintene Guidelines

    https://bit.ly/TCPH-Quarantine-Guide-2020

     

    IMPORTANT

    • If your child or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, please contact the school immediately!
    • Health Screening is the most important thing you can do before school
    • Practicing distancing 
    • Wear a face-covering indoors, keep your distance between yourself and others
    • Wash your hands frequently
    • Communicate with our Office

     

    Reminders for Close Contacts

    All confirmed cases should be isolated and close contacts quarantined for ten days from the last exposure to prevent illness in new persons. “Close contact” means being a household member, intimate connection, or caregiver of a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case; within 6 feet of the confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case for more than 15 minutes, even if wearing a non-medical face covering, or having unprotected contact with the infected person’s body fluids, for example, being coughed or sneezed on. If you or a member of your household has been fully vaccinated, please contact your healthcare provider to inquire about updated quarantine guidelines. 

     

    Thank you for your continued support and collaboration as we work together as a school community to follow guidance from Tuolumne County Public Health to ensure the safety of all students and staff. Ensuring that you and our school environment are safe is of the greatest importance to us. For additional questions about COVID-19 in Tuolumne County, please visit the County Department of Public Health coronavirus webpage at https://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/250/Public-Health or the following resources:



    Summerville Elementary School District
  • Summerville Elementary School Board Meeting - September 14, 2021, 5:45 pm

    The Summerville Elementary School District Governing Board will hold their Regular Business meeting for June on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The meeting will begin at 5:45 pm.  The meeting will begin with a closed session, followed by an open session which will begin at 6:30 pm (approximately).
     
    The agenda for the meeting has been posted to the Board's Online Agenda Site. You can access the agenda electronically by clicking on the following link: 
     
     
    The Board will host their September Meeting in person in room E5/6 and online at the following link: 
     
     
    Members of the school community and the public can use the link above to join the meeting, or they can call into the meeting using the following information: 

    Phone Number: 1-408-418-9388
    Access Code: 146 276 7972
     
    Members of the school community may send comments for the meeting's public comment section to the following address: DistrictOffice@sumel.org. Public comments sent will be read aloud during the Public Comment section of the meeting.
     
    Please contact the Summerville Elementary School District Office if you have any questions.
     
    ~ Summerville Elementary School District Office
    (209) 928-4291 x4249
     
    Summerville Elementary School District
  • Parent Communicator - Positive Cases on Campus 9/6/2021

    Dear Summerville Elementary Parents and Students,

    Happy Labor Day Weekend. We hope you enjoyed the three-day weekend with your family. 

    This afternoon we were notified about four positive COVID-19 cases on the Summerville Elementary Campus. Each case is unique and has its own time frame. Please see below for more information. 

    In response to the increase in cases, we will be changing a few of our campus procedures. Please take note of the following:

    • Beginning Tuesday, September 7, staff will be health screening all kindergarten students. TK/K parents must drop their students off at the kindergarten playground gate. Parents may not enter the kindergarten playground area.
    • Beginning Tuesday, September 7, all 1st - 8th parents must drop their students off at the school gates. Parent access to the campus is restricted until further notice. During drop-off and pick-up, please wait for your student in the parking lots.   
    • No parent access to campus classrooms, the cafeteria, or the library. Parents who need to visit the office should do so after the pickup or dropoff time frame. Please call the school office to make an appointment to speak with a staff member or fill out paperwork. 
    • Students in grades 6th - 8th grade will be eating lunch outside. We are making plans to move other class lunches outside later this week. 

    These small modifications are being put in place to help provide more space on campus and to help decrease exposure events on and around our school campus. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

    Positive COVID Case Notification

    Today we were notified about four COVID cases on campus. All four cases were identified in various spots around the campus.

    The first case was last on campus on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. The individual was around the middle school grades (6th and 7th).  All students and staff members who are considered close contacts have been notified. 

    The second positive case was last on campus on Thursday, September 2, 2021. The individual was around the primary grades (K-2). All students and staff members who are considered close contacts have been notified. 

    The third case was last on campus on Friday, September 3, 2021. The individual was around the elementary grades (4 and 5).  All students and staff members who are considered close contacts have been notified. 

    The fourth case was last on campus on Friday, September 3, 2021. The individual was around the primary and elementary grades (4 and 5).  All students and staff members who are considered close contacts have been notified.

    These cases mark 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Summerville Elementary campus for the 2021-2022 school year. It is the 18th case identified on campus since the beginning of the pandemic

    Remember: It is more important than ever that you assess your child each morning before coming to school. If your child is not feeling well, please keep them home from school.  If your student or someone in your family is exposed to COVID-19, please let the school know as soon as you can. All students who are sick or those who are considered close contacts should stay home and contact their doctor or have them tested for COVID-19. For a complete list of COVID-19 symptoms, please see the following link: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Symptoms-Risks.aspx.

    For each case, it is vital that each family fully follows all directions from the school and public health each time you are notified. Please see the following link for campus information about our response when a sick student is on campus: https://bit.ly/SumElCOVIDSickResponse2021-2022

    For more information about our Close Contact protocol, please see the following link: https://bit.ly/SumElCOVIDCloseContact2021-2022

    We have included COVID contact information and help at the bottom of this communicator. Please see below for more details. 

    The modifications we have made are just a few of the ways that we are responding to the increase in cases during this season. We encourage you to reach out to our school if you have any questions about new procedures or actions in place. Working together, I am confident that we can keep our campus a healthy and safe place to learn for all of our students and staff.  Contact our office with quetsions. 

     

    Ben Howell, Superintendent & Principal  - Summerville Elementary School District

     

     

    IMPORTANT HELP, REMINDERS, & MORE INFORMATION REGARDING OUR COVID RESPONSE 

    Summerville Elementary 2021-202 COVID Safety Plan

    https://bit.ly/SumEl2021-2022COVIDSafetyPlan.  

     COVID-19 Testing Options 

    OptumServe Testing Site at the Tuolumne County Fairgrounds, 7 days a week, 7 am - 7 pm 

    1-888-634-1123

    https://lhi.care/covidtesting

    Public Health COVID-19 Call Center

    (209) 533-7440

    California COVID-19 website

    www.covid19.ca.gov

    CDC COVID-19 website 

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

    Tuolumne County Public Health Quarintene Guidelines

    https://bit.ly/TCPH-Quarantine-Guide-2020

    IMPORTANT

    • If your child or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, please contact the school immediately!
    • Health Screening is the most important thing you can do before school
    • Practicing distancing 
    • Wear a face-covering indoors, keep your distance between yourself and others
    • Wash your hands frequently
    • Communicate with our Office

    Reminders for Close Contacts

    All confirmed cases should be isolated and close contacts quarantined for ten days from the last exposure to prevent illness in new persons. “Close contact” means being a household member, intimate connection, or caregiver of a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case; within 6 feet of the confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case for more than 15 minutes, even if wearing a non-medical face covering, or having unprotected contact with the infected person’s body fluids, for example, being coughed or sneezed on. If you or a member of your household has been fully vaccinated, please contact your healthcare provider to inquire about updated quarantine guidelines. 

    Thank you for your continued support and collaboration as we work together as a school community to follow guidance from Tuolumne County Public Health to ensure the safety of all students and staff. Ensuring that you and our school environment are safe is of the greatest importance to us. For additional questions about COVID-19 in Tuolumne County, please visit the County Department of Public Health coronavirus webpage at https://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/250/Public-Health or the following resources:



    Summerville Elementary School District
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