COVID-19 Visitor Protocol

Under normal circumstances The Summit welcomes visitors to campus. The COVID-19 pandemic is a difficult time for all of us. Times have changed quickly and dramatically due to the virus. Safety is our number one priority, and we must do everything we can to prevent the spread of this disease and protect our students, faculty, and staff.  To minimize risk, our new Visitor Protocol puts strong limits on visitors entering our school during this pandemic.

Visitor Protocol:

  1. Seek approval for the visit from the person to be visited.
  2. Complete the online Health Screening Form 24-hours prior to the visit. The link is posted here in the COVID-19 Update section of the web site and on the Visit The Summit page in the Admission section.
  3. Arrive wearing a mask. Bandanas and gaiters are not acceptable. Read our Mask and Face Shields Protocols.
  4. Sanitize hands upon entry.
  5. Submit to a temperature check.
  6. Comply with social distancing norms.     

Approved summer visitors must enter campus through the Main Building.  Montessori and Lower School students participating in summer camp and classes will process through the Lower School Atrium and temperature check point.  Middle and Upper School students taking summer classes will process through the Main Building entrance and temperature check point. Once the school year opens, approved visitors may process in through individual school entrances and check points. Please note adjustments to the COVID-19 Visitor Policy may be adjusted throughout the year based on our experience with it. 

Parent Volunteers and Visits: 

The Summit welcomes our parent volunteers. We know parent support is a critical component of our community engagement and partnership. Unfortunately, during the pandemic, The Summit will limit parent volunteer activities and limit parent visitation during the school day until further notice.  Regular volunteers who work with Helping Hands and the Spirit Shop will be permitted in the building but will be required to follow the Visitor Protocol.

At times, we know parents may need to drop off an item for their child during the school day.  If this situation arises, we will require Montessori and Lower School parents to check in with the security guard in the Atrium to leave the items.  Middle and Upper School parents will be required to check in with the security guard in the Main Building to leave items. 

Students are discouraged to leave campus for appointments during the school day:

Doctor appointments and other off campus appointments are encouraged to be scheduled outside the school day when possible. The administrative assistant in each division should be notified 24 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment.

Parents of Montessori and Lower School students who must leave for an off-campus appointment will be required to follow this process: Parent will sign in at the Atrium. The student will be taken to the Atrium to meet their parent.

Upper and Middle School students needing to leave campus during the day for an appointment will be required to sign out with the Division Administrative Assistant and be picked up outside their Division Building. Parents are not permitted to come into the building to sign students out for these appointments. 

All students returning to campus after an appointment will be required to sign in at their designated check in point, have their temperature checked, and sanitize hands before proceeding back to the classroom. 

Montessori and Lower School students will check in through the Atrium with the security guard. Middle School students will check in with the Middle School Office, and Upper School students will check in with the security guard in the Main Building. 

Substitute Teachers, Tutors/Intervention Specialists, College Admission Reps:

All Substitute teachers, Intervention Specialists and other specialists who work with students on a regular basis will be required to follow the Visitor Protocol.  

Parent Meetings/Conferences:

All parent meetings including SPA, Boosters, Parent Ambassadors, Alumni Board, Parent Advancement Network, The Village, Back to School Nights, Board meetings and Parent Teacher Conferences will be scheduled virtually until further notice. 

Special Events:

The Summit will record and or stream special events for parents to view. Examples include Masses, Chapel Talks, presentations, performances, capstone projects and award ceremonies.  Please note, the school calendar will be updated with additional information.

Admission Visitors:

Prospective students and parents must follow the Visitor Protocol.