Announcements







Hello Rainier Families!

One of our wonderful parents, Lanie Tanhueco, has created an informative website just for families that you can find here.  If you haven’t already, I encourage you to bookmark the site with its extensive amount of information to help keep you in touch with our Rainier community.  Here are some examples of what you can find:  
  • A quick-look calendar of upcoming events with a link to the School Calendar 
  • the Athletics Calendar with links to required forms and the Rainier Bulldogs Official Athletics Website
  • Volunteer and Fundraising opportunities
  • useful Contacts
  • the Bell Schedule
  • Teachers’ Wish Lists, and more.

The student-teacher-parent relationship is a key to the success of our school.  STEP was created to encourage parent engagement and to support our school in fundraising and other events, athletics, communications, and various other volunteer needs.

We value and appreciate your time and commitment to helping create the well-rounded high school experience our students deserve.

Patti Hares
STEP Chairperson

New and Improved STEP Parent Website

posted Sep 24, 2016, 1:21 PM by Jesse Roe




Hello Rainier Families!

One of our wonderful parents, Lanie Tanhueco, has created an informative website just for families that you can find here.  If you haven’t already, I encourage you to bookmark the site with its extensive amount of information to help keep you in touch with our Rainier community.  Here are some examples of what you can find:  
  • A quick-look calendar of upcoming events with a link to the School Calendar 
  • the Athletics Calendar with links to required forms and the Rainier Bulldogs Official Athletics Website
  • Volunteer and Fundraising opportunities
  • useful Contacts
  • the Bell Schedule
  • Teachers’ Wish Lists, and more.

The student-teacher-parent relationship is a key to the success of our school.  STEP was created to encourage parent engagement and to support our school in fundraising and other events, athletics, communications, and various other volunteer needs.

We value and appreciate your time and commitment to helping create the well-rounded high school experience our students deserve.

Patti Hares
STEP Chairperson

September and October Lunch and Brunch Menus

posted Sep 16, 2016, 4:00 PM by Jesse Roe


March Lunch and Brunch Menus and Announcements

posted Mar 3, 2016, 2:41 PM by Jesse Roe

See the attached files for important announcements about March meals.

Important Notice for Current & Alumni Summit Families

posted Feb 24, 2016, 6:12 AM by Jesse Roe

Important Notice for Current & Alumni Summit Families


The California Department of Education (CDE) is currently engaged in litigation with two non-profits, Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and Concerned Parent Association. (Case No. 2:11-cv-3471-KJM-AC).


As part of the litigation process, the plaintiffs requested numerous documents and student records from the CDE, and the court has ordered the CDE to comply. Many of these documents include personally identifiable information of students who have attended a California school at any time since January 1, 2008. The attorneys and plaintiffs reviewing the records are required to keep the data private and confidential, and will have to return or destroy it afterward. Fewer than 10 people will receive the data, and the review will be overseen by a court-appointed special master.


Parents and guardians may request an exemption by April 1 from the court order to release their students' information, which may include addresses, test scores, disciplinary records, health and mental health records. You can find the objection form here in English and Spanish. If you would like more information, please contact the CDE at (916) 319-0800 or http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase.


Summit Public Schools is not a party to the litigation and is not required to disclose any student information, nor does it intend to do so.


Read more about the case in the Mercury News




Noticia Importante Para Las Familias De Alumnos Actuales Y De Ex Alumnos De Summit

El Departamento De Educación De California (CDE por sus siglas en inglés) actualmente se encuentra envuelto en un litigio con dos organizaciones no lucrativas, Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association y la Asociación De Padres Involucrados. (Caso No. 2:11-cv-3471-KJM-AC).

Como parte del proceso del litigio los demandantes solicitaron varios documentos y registros estudiantiles a la CDE y la corte le ha ordenado a la CDE que los dé. Muchos de estos documentos, incluyen información personalmente identificable de estudiantes quienes han asistido a una escuela en California en cualquier momento desde el primero de enero del 2008. Se le ha ordenado a los abogados y demandantes que revisarán los registros que mantengan los datos privados y confidenciales y tendrán que destruirlos o regresarlos al terminar. Menos de 10 personas recibirán dichos datos, y la revisión será supervisada por un perito designado por la corte.

Hasta el primero de abril, los padres y tutores pueden solicitar una exención de la orden de la corte de facilitar la información de su estudiante, la cual puede incluir direcciones, puntuaciones de los exámenes, registros disciplinarios, registros de salud física y mental. Puede encontrar el formulario de objeción en inglés y en español aquí. Si le gustaría tener más información, por favor póngase en contacto con el CDE al (916) 319-0800 o en http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase.

Las escuelas públicas Summit no son parte del litigio y no se nos ha solicitado revelar la información de ningún estudiante, ni planeamos hacerlo.

Lea más sobre el caso en Mercury News


Expeditions Course Offerings -- 2015-16

posted Aug 23, 2015, 1:43 PM by Kevin Bock

This year we are offering many amazing Expeditions courses.  Most of these courses are led by our own amazingly trained Summit Public Schools teachers!

Your students will learn more about their options with their mentor, and the process for selecting courses will be described then.


Sign up for Summer of Summit 2015!

posted Jan 23, 2015, 7:37 AM by Jesse Roe

Be sure to check frequent updates on website and register by March 1!


Summer of Summit 2015  Musim Panas, Kacamata

A Place for Everyone!  


Discover your passions. Accelerate your academic skills. Challenge yourself though Expeditions. Explore school and community leadership opportunities.  Summer of Summit 2015 has something for everyone! This personalized program provides a fun and engaging experience offering academic rigor while promoting personal growth.


The program is FREE with lunch included.

Register by  March 1st to secure a spot!


Go now to the Summer of Summit Registration Form OR pick up a registration form at your school’s front desk.

 

*All students will have the option to participate in the following activities.


  • Work on Summer Projects (e.g., debate, social justice, design-a-project )

  • Student Leadership  ( e.g., conflict mediation training,  community service projects, extracurricular clubs, being a "buddy" to a new student)

  • Advance in Math (e.g., building a rocket, logic puzzles, math video project,  create summer math competitions)

  • Develop Habits of Success / Build Culture (e.g., peer tutoring, make your own community time blog, social awareness book club)

  • Explore Expeditions and Passions (e.g., art, drama, filmmaking, martial arts, weight lifting)

  • Advance in Reading (e.g., character study,  genre book club, little brother/sister book study, build a library/ bookshelf )

  • Learn knowledge about different academic subjects  ( e.g., create playlist,  develop workshop around a topic, make video on subject)

*Please note these examples may not represent exactly what is offered as the program is still being developed to meet the needs and choices of students who sign up.

TIME AND LOCATION


If your student is returning to Summit, he or she can choose any or all of the weeks to attend Summer of Summit:

  • June 23 - 26

  • July 7 - 10

  • July 14 - 17

  • July 21 - 24


If your student is new to Summit, he or she can attend either one of the two-week sessions:

  • June 23 - 26 & July 7 -10

  • July 14 - 17 & July 21 - 24


Choose the campus most convenient to you:

  • Summit Denali in Sunnyvale (Grades 6-8): 495 Mercury Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

  • Summit Prep (Grades 9-12): 890 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA 94063

  • Summit K2 (Grades 7-8): 1800 Elm Street, El Cerrito, CA 94530

  • Summit Rainier (Grades 9-12): 1750 S. White Road, San Jose, CA 95127

  • Summit Shasta (Grades 9-11): 350 90th St, 2nd Floor, Daly City, CA 94015


Classes will be held Tuesday- Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Sign up today !!  Summit of Summit Registration Form  


Rainier's New Lunch Partnership

posted Oct 27, 2014, 10:37 AM by Jesse Roe   [ updated Oct 27, 2014, 10:38 AM ]

Rainier is excited to announce that we are partnering with LunchMasters to provide our lunch for the rest of the year.  If you want to learn more about LunchMasters, look here.

Parent and Student Handbook

posted Sep 16, 2014, 4:37 PM by Jesse Roe

You can find our parent and student handbook in English and Spanish here!

Expeditions Course Offerings for 2014-2015

posted Aug 21, 2014, 3:15 PM by Jesse Roe

This year we are offering many amazing Expeditions courses.  Most of these courses are offered by our own amazingly trained Summit Public Schools teachers!

Your students will learn more about their options on Friday, August 22nd.  If you would like to learn more about them before then, you can look here.

Announcing the 2014-2015 Rainier Faculty!

posted Aug 10, 2014, 9:23 PM by Jesse Roe

We are pleased to announce that we have put the finishing touches on an amazing group of adult Bulldogs to help your students grow throughout the 2014-15 school year and beyond!

As announced in May, the directors of Rainier are Jesse Roe and Kevin Bock.  Both have been members of Summit Public Schools for the last three years and are excited to help direct Rainier and see its first graduating class this year.  Jesse and Kevin will be joined  by Lupe Trujillo, our new office manager.  Lupe has been with us since her daughter, Daisy, started in Rainier's first class and has volunteered countless hours since then.

The 9th grade team is made up of two returning teachers and two teachers new to Rainier.  Ms. Goddard and Ms. Rieder are continuing to work with the youngest bulldogs as history and math teachers, respectively.  They will be joined by Mr. Brodsky who teaches English, grew up on the east side of SJ, and has a younger sibling at Tahoma!  The final member of the 9th grade team is Mr. Griffin who joins us after teaching four years of science in Delaware before moving to the bay area this summer.

Mr. Zisman is happy to be joined by three new Rainier faculty members on the 10th grade team.  Ms. Berning will be teaching Physics and is joining us after teaching under-served students in the Portland, OR area.   Ms. Tran will be teaching history and is well prepared after being trained at Stanford's elite STEP program.  The last member of the team is Ms. Curry who joins us after teaching English in international schools and in the United Kingdom.

Our 11th grade team has three returning teachers.  Mr. Lee will be teaching Pre-calculus again and Mr. Avarca and Ms. Beaven will be teaching the humanities courses.  They are joined by Mr. Lin who will be teaching chemistry and recently finished the masters program at UC Berkeley after his first career in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Rainier's first graduating class will be taught by two returning Tahoma teachers and two new teachers to the organization.  Ms. Richey and Ms. Santana taught at Tahoma last year and are excited to teach seniors from both schools.  Ms. Richey will be teaching AP Literature and Ms. Santana will be teaching AP Statistics and Calculus.  AP Government will be taught by Mr. Quezada who also went through the STEP program.  Mr. Quezada has already schooled a few seniors on the basketball court and is looking forward to doing the same in the classroom.  The last member of the 12th grade team is Ms. Shemyakina who will be teaching AP Environmental Science.  Ms. Shemyakina is a Knowles Fellow and knows many Summit teachers through that program.

The last three members of our Rainier faculty will be supporting students at all grade levels.  Sr. Carrillo is returning for a fourth year with the Summit San Jose community.  He will be teaching Spanish 2 and AP Spanish Language.  He will be joined by Sr. Barragan who is a former Summit Prep student that loved his experience with Summit so much that he decided to become a teacher and rejoin the Summit community.  Sr. Barragan will be teaching Spanish 1 and Spanish 3.  Ms. Horn is our new Resource Specialist.  She joins us after teaching many years at a high performing charter school in Washington DC.

If you would like to contact any of the teachers above to welcome them to the team or ask them any questions about their courses, their contact info can be found here.

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