Sumner School News


Update: 2019-2020 School Year
Posted 04/21/2020 02:28PM

In light of the guidelines set by Governor Lee, the Sumner Academy campus will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Despite the closure of the campus, we will continue our distance learning classes, with our academic year ending on May 15th. Due to the shortened academic school year, we will not be administering achievement tests (or end-of-term exams for Middle School) for the 2019-2020 school year. We are taking this proactive step to keep our students, families and staff healthy and safe.

We are committed to finding a date for the following events (assuming the government and health policies allow us to gather for these dates). We feel it is important for our students and staff to have some type of closure for this unique school year.

  • Last Day of School, Wednesday, June 24, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm: yearbook signing and turn in for textbooks and technology items (laptops, Chromebooks, etc.).
  • Honors Night, Wednesday, June 24, 6:30 pm
  • Graduation for 8thgraders, Thursday, June 25

We are so thankful for our school community. We know this process has not been easy for any of us. Parents, thank you for the effort required to work from home while also overseeing your children's education. Teachers, thank you for working many long hours to prepare and teach our students in new and unusual ways. Students, thank you for being patient with both your parents and teachers as we navigate these challenges and for maintaining a positive outlook! We appreciate you all and are thankful we have been able to come together for our students/children - after all, they are the reason we are all doing this!

Please contact Lindy Dillehay ( or Johnna Hutchison ( with any concerns or feedback so that we can consider those items as we finish out the school year online.

Thank you,

Hannah Martin, Lindy Dillehay, Johnna Hutchison, Steven Whitaker

Educating independent thinkers since 1973.


We believe in teaching a love of learning.


We believe in teaching with patience.


We believe in valuing the differences each student brings.


We believe in collaborating with parents.


We believe in creating and promoting a safe environment.


We believe in fostering social and personal responsibility.

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