To fully benefit from the instructional program, students are expected to attend school regularly, be on time for classes and satisfy all course requirements. Poor attendance or excessive tardiness may result in failing or lower grades.
If a student is absent from school, it is the parents responsibility to notify the school as quickly as possible.
If your child is absent from school, please use our automated attendance phone line to report the cause for your child’s absence. A staff member will call the homes of students who are absent by 10:00 AM every day. To avoid receiving this courtesy call, parents need to call the automated absentee line before 9:00 AM.
Absentee Line (813) 671-5115, Option 1
Students are welcome to arrive on campus starting at 7:10 AM, as no supervision is available before this time. Between 7:10 AM and 7:40 AM, students are encouraged to go to the cafeteria to have FREE breakfast. The official school day begins at 7:40 AM and students arriving after this time must be brought to the main office to be signed in by a parent or guardian and receive a tardy pass to be admitted into class. Parents MUST walk their late child to class after signing in. A valid PHOTO I.D. must be presented in the main office. Our school day ends at 1:55 PM (12:55 PM on Mondays). If you must pick your child up early, please be sure you do so NO LATER than 1:10 PM (12:10 PM on Mondays).
(HCPS Policy 5511)
The dress and grooming of students shall be that which contributes to the health and safety of the individual and which is non-disruptive of the educational activities and processes of a school. The definition of appropriate dress shall vary with the age of the student, the program of instruction, and the heating/cooling system of the building.
Students have the right: to dress as they choose as long as their dress meets the approved dress and grooming regulations, does not disrupt school activities, is not obscene or defamatory, and does not endanger the physical health or safety of themselves or others.
Students have the responsibility: to dress and groom in such a manner so as to reflect cleanliness, modesty, safety and good taste; become familiar with and adhere to approved dress and grooming regulations of the School Board of Hillsborough County.
Kindergarten – Fifth Grades:
Shoes shall be worn and be securely fastened to the feet and have a low heel height. Footwear must be suitable for outdoor physical education classes and unsafe shoes such as “skate tennis shoes” are not allowed.
Clothing that exposes the entire shoulder, tube tops, spaghetti straps, or similar type clothing, may be worn only with a blouse or shirt. Clothing exposing the torso or the midriff, either front, back or sides, shall not be worn. Underwear shall not be visible. Clothing shall not expose the mid-chest area. Mini skirts, mini dresses and short shorts are not permitted. Hemlines shall be no shorter than fingertip length. All pants and shorts shall be secured at the waist.
Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed. Head coverings shall not be worn in the building unless required for religious observance or health-related reasons. The general appearance of a student should reflect neatness and good personal hygiene.
Garments and/or jewelry that display or suggest sexual, vulgar, drug, gang, weapons, or alcohol-related wording or graphics, or that provoke violence or disruption in the school, shall not be worn. Wallet chains shall not be worn.
Senate Bill 228 (Commonly Known as the “Baggy Pants” Bill)
In the 2011 Legislative Sessions, Florida’s legislature passed, and Governor Scott signed into law, changes to sections 1006.07and 1006.15 Florida Statute requirements for District Codes of Student Conduct (commonly known as the Baggy Pants Bill). In these sections are new school board requirements to include in the code of conduct, “an explanation of the responsibilities of each student with regard to appropriate dress, respect for self and others, and the role that appropriate dress and respect for self and others has on an orderly learning environment.” The new law provides penalties for students who wear clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner. Lastly, the law includes adherence to the Dress Code and Code of Student Conduct as a condition for participation in extracurricular
"The Student Code of Conduct is designed to provide you with the expectations for student behavior in all of our schools. There is important information in the Code of Conduct which also explains the role you play in helping us ensure your student reaches his or her fullest potential.
Please read each page carefully and review all material with your children before signing the Acknowledgement Form, which can be found in the first day of school packet. This form must be returned to your child’s school with both the parent and student signature.
We recognize that parental involvement is one of the key factors in a child’s education and we are grateful for the chance to work collaboratively with you. Thank you for trusting Hillsborough County Public Schools with your child's education and thank you for all you do to help us as we are Preparing Students for Life."
Before/After School Care
For the 2019 - 2020 school year, our HOST program will be run by the YMCA Before/After School program. Please refer to the YMCA flier located on the school's main page for contact information.
Summerfield Elementary School's construction broke ground in August 1990, after the U.S. Home Corporation provided the school district with our wonderful 15 acre lot. Named after the surrounding community of Summerfield, the campus remains a vibrant center for learning in the Riverview area. The mascot, which was named after our sister school East Bay High School, is the Indian. Our schools colors are teal, red and black.
Summerfield is a pre-kindergarten through fifth grade school, with an enrollment of approximately 900 students. We offer a varied curriculum that meets the needs of our children. In addition, we offer pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, exceptional education programs including Specific Learning Disabilities, Emotionally Handicapped, Gifted, Speech, Autism Spectrum Disorder,and Limited Intellectual Functioning programs are provided for students who meet eligibility requirements.
Students of Summerfield Elementary will become educated, responsible, and productive citizens.
At Summerfield Elementary we aspire to provide a safe, caring, orderly, and respectful environment where every child can reach his/her potential.
Dr. Davidson (1991-1992), Mrs. McMillan (1992-1995), Mrs. Sandra Frost (1995-2002), Mrs. Margaret 'Margo' Michalak (2002-2012), Mr. Derrick McLaughlin (2012-2017), Mr. Carmine Alfano (2017-present)