Letter to Staff & Community Regarding Denali’s Closure

Dear Summit families, students, and faculty, At 4pm on Thursday, February 16th, Summit Public Schools announced that they are sending a “recommendation to the Summit Public Schools Board that they take action on Denali’s closure at their meeting on March 2nd”. We are shocked by this news and deeply disappointed in Summit’s decision to recommendContinue reading “Letter to Staff & Community Regarding Denali’s Closure”

We Must Support Denali

During the week of January 9th, teachers, school leaders and families were informed that Summit Public Schools plans to close Denali High School and Denali Middle School, both in Sunnyvale, at the end of this school year. This decision will become final at the June 2023 Summit Board meeting. We are devastated by the disruption that this news bringsContinue reading “We Must Support Denali”

Election Results and Next SPS BOD Meeting

Election Results A huge shout out to everyone who ran for union leadership for the 22-23 school year! Below are the election results: President: Justin Kim (K2 MS)Vice President: Fuchsia Spring (K2 HS)Treasurer: Sam Williams (Prep) Site RepsDenali MS: Allison LeeDenali HS: Maxine CheneyEverest: Dean CaudillExpeditions: Hannah CreutzfeldtK2 HS: Timothy HoffelderK2 MS: Nicole McMathPrep: JordynContinue reading “Election Results and Next SPS BOD Meeting”

Details of our TA and voting to approve our contract

We are so excited to share our tentative collective bargaining agreement with you and begin the ratification (voting) process. Our journey to this CBA has been long and difficult — the closure of Rainier, fighting the pay freeze, and the pandemic were just a few of the obstacles we faced. Despite high teacher turnover, weContinue reading “Details of our TA and voting to approve our contract”

An Open Letter to Summit’s Funders

Today, we sent the following letter to Summit’s funders in order to notify them of what Summit teachers are advocating for. Summit receives millions of dollars a year from some of the biggest names in philanthropy — including the Gates Foundation, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, and the Charles Koch Foundation — but almost none of thatContinue reading “An Open Letter to Summit’s Funders”

Support Unite Summit in Winning a Fair Contract

Here are a few ways you can support Unite Summit as we fight for a fair first contract. Sign our petition to the Summit Public Schools Board asking for a fair contract now. Unions and other supportive organizations can pass our Unite Summit Strike Fund Resolution. Please send completed resolutions to UniteSummitTeachers@gmail.com If you areContinue reading “Support Unite Summit in Winning a Fair Contract”

The best way for Summit to show teacher appreciation? Settle a fair contract now!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! These past few years have been some of the most challenging with teaching virtual school, returning to in-person learning, and responding to the needs of our students in the best way that we can given the conditions – all while trying to tend to our own needs and wellbeing. Unfortunately, SummitContinue reading “The best way for Summit to show teacher appreciation? Settle a fair contract now!”

Art Builds and Negotiations Update

Art Builds!A reminder that our first strike-ready art build will be this Saturday, April 23 from 10am-2pm at the San Jose Teachers Association offices (5444 Thornwood Drive San Jose, CA 95123). We have also confirmed the location of our Oakland art build on Saturday, April 30 from 10am-2pm at the Oakland Education Association offices (272Continue reading “Art Builds and Negotiations Update”