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Laurene Callander

Laurene Dickinson
Communications Officer
908-918-2100 x3110
The Communications Officer's primary responsibility is to provide high quality, professional communications to and between district administration, staff, Board of Education, parents, community members, and local media.

The New Jersey School Public Relations Association (NJSPRA) named Summit Public Schools a winner in the 2023 and 2022 School Communications Awards Contest. In 2023, Summit Public Schools received third place in the Photography category. In 2022, Summit Public Schools received third place in the Video category. The NJSPRA School Communication Awards were developed to recognize professional school communicators in New Jersey, and the products they develop, that go above and beyond to disseminate important messages to their various stakeholders.

NJSPRA School Communication Award Winner Badge
NJSPRA School Communications Awards 2023

communication survey

Summit Public Schools distributes an annual Communication Survey to collect data and feedback on current communication practices. In the spring of 2023, both Summit staff members and parents completed the voluntary school-based survey. Below are the links to the staff, parent, and Spanish results from the 2023 survey.

communication channels in the district

We welcome the opportunity to hear from you and have an open dialogue regarding topics related to education, which are important to all of us.

We welcome your attendance at the Board of Education Meetings. Meetings are typically held monthly at Summit High School, beginning at 6:30 pm. A schedule of meeting dates can be found at our Board of Education Meetings Page.

Regarding individual issues, questions, or concerns involving your child, please first speak with your child’s teacher or guidance counselor. If further discussion is required, contact the school principal. If you have not been able to reach a resolution with the individual teacher or principal, you may contact the Superintendent. 

Please check our district website regularly for daily updates on the exciting happenings within the schools. If there is information you cannot find, please feel free to email Laurene Dickinson, who will be happy to direct you to the appropriate source.

To be added to our email distribution list, please email your contact information to Laurene Dickinson, at

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