CREW -- Voyagers
Our Class Schedule: In our voyager day, each child is scheduled for 3 periods (one math, one science, one social studies). Each period lasts 65 minutes. Students pass outside of the classrooms at 10:35, 11:40 and 12:15 on a typical day. Students have crew meeting time from 9:00-9:25 and base camp from 2:20-2:40 in their base camp classrooms. The students attend community time from 12:30-1:00. They participate in literacy time from 2:00-2:30.
C.R.E.W. Meetings: C.R.E.W. meetings are held in all Summit classrooms most days of the week. During these meetings students sit together and greet one another, participate in a reading or initiative, and review the day's agenda. If a reading is shared, students take turns responding to that reading and what it means to them. Initiatives are activities that include a crew-building component and involve strategy. The purpose of C.R.E.W. meetings is to focus on the traits of Compassion, Respect, Enthusiasm, Wonder, and Collaboration.
Fieldwork/Adventure: We are an Expeditionary Learning school. Part of this means that we structure purposeful adventure outings and fieldwork that often asks kids to push themselves to a limit they may not be used to. Debriefing and reflecting on these events help the kids to identify areas of both success and failure, and how to manage both. These experiences cannot be made up, or recreated on a worksheet. Therefore, it is very important that kids plan on participating in these activities.
Expectations: Voyagers are expected to work with a higher degree of autonomy, to be punctual with assignment deadlines, to portray exemplary behavior and leadership models for Summit School’s younger kids, and to do the right thing without being reminded.
Students are told that if gum, phones, or note-passing is seen in the school that these items are removed. These items can be a distraction to the learning environment and the cleanliness of our classrooms. Repeat offenses will be noted and will lead to a court referral.