Salpointe Weekly Peek - January 22, 2021

Happy Friday, Lancers! As a reminder there will be no school on Tuesday, January 26 for PSAT/NMQST testing. Classes will resume Wednesday.


Yearbook Photos
If you still need to take or retake your yearbook photo, join us in the Library on February 9 or February 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please enter through the Glenn Gate Entrance. Masks and social distancing will be enforced while waiting to take your photo.

If you cannot attend these dates, contact Rembrandt Photography at 520-326-5499 to set up an appointment to have your photo taken. Students must have an appointment before visiting the studio. Your photo must be taken before Rodeo Break (February 25, 2021) to be included in the yearbook.
Seniors: if you have not done so already, contact Rembrandt Photography to make an appointment for your senior portraits before February 25. To see photo proofs, email Rembrandt Photography at To order photos, visit Contact Mr. Shinaberry at with any questions.
Reporting Positive COVID Cases to Health Office
Even though we are currently in Distance Learning with students learning from home, it is imperative that all families promptly and accurately report any positive COVID-19 cases to our Health Office. Contact our nurse, Kara Kohnke, right away at 520-547-9395 or to report a positive test or symptoms.
Virtual Talent Show Auditions
Salpointe is hosting a virtual talent show! All students, faculty and staff members are invited to join. Please click here for a flyer with more information and click here to submit your audition video. Submissions are due by January 29. Contact Ms. Hall at with any questions.
Personalized Yearbook Tributes
Celebrate your senior's graduation with a full-color personalized tribute in the 2020-2021 Horizons Yearbook. One-quarter, one-half or full page Senior Tributes are available for purchase. The deadline for submission is Sunday February 14, 2021. Payment and design must be completed before we can accept the tribute for the yearbook. 

Find a recent formal photo for the large photo on the page and then other images such as: baby, sports, hobbies, family or friends. Depending on the size of the tribute your personalized message will be approximately 40-75 words. The yearbook will be distributed in May, so this is a perfect opportunity to give your graduating senior your best wishes and congratulations. To preserve publication unity, the theme and fonts of the book will be carried throughout. There are pre-designed templates for you to choose from and create the perfect tribute. 
  • Full Page: $250 
  • Half Page: $175
  • Quarter Page: $125
How to create a senior tribute: 
  1. Follow this link to the Yearbook Order Center
  2. Enter the School's Order Number: 7052 (or search by school name - Salpointe Catholic High School) 
  3. Once you have reached the welcome page you will see a post where you can click "Start your AD" 
  4. Select the size (full page, half page or quarter page) 
  5. Buy this item for student
  6. Enter your student's name 
  7. Pick your favorite template, upload images and create the perfect tribute
If you come across any complications or need assistance, please reach out to


Spectators at Winter Sports
As our winter sports begin (basketball and soccer), please understand that the recommendation from the AIA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee is not to allow spectators at these events. We will adhere to this recommendation and if the health metrics improve, we will make adjustments. In the meantime, we are very fortunate to have cameras in our gym and stadium, and all of our home games can be viewed live streamed through the NFHS Network.

Log onto Type in Salpointe Catholic at the top of the page. It will take you to our page and have a list of our events that are being live streamed. Click on the game you want to watch and subscribe. It is $10.99 per month or $69.99 for the year. We look forward to watching our student-athletes compete!
Lacrosse Practice Next Week
The Salpointe Women’s Lacrosse team will start practicing on Monday, January 25. We are looking forward to a great season and encourage new athletes to come try the fastest game on two feet. The team practices from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Email Coach Keller for more information at 
Athletic Commitment Celebration
If you are a senior student-athlete who has committed to playing your sport in college next year, we want to celebrate you at our annual College Commitment Celebration on Wednesday, February 3 at 3:00 p.m. Please email our Athletic Director, Phil Gruensfelder, at for more information and an invitation to this event. Include in the email the sport you will be playing in college as well as the school you will be attending.

Financial Aid

TOPS for Kids Webinars
Join us for the first of four monthly webinars on how to best fund your child's education. The first TOPS for Kids webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m. and will focus on making the Arizona Tuition Tax Credit work for you. Register in advance by clicking here
Arizona School Choice Trust (ASCT)
The ASCT Application for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Click here to begin your application today! The TADS staff will be available to assist families with any questions regarding the application, and they can be reached at or 1-800-884-8237.

Student Services  

PSAT/NMSQT on Tuesday
Juniors registered for the PSAT/NMSQT should report to campus at their scheduled time on Tuesday, January 26. No online classes will meet that day. We encourage any students not taking the test to utilize the day to get caught up on their studies and/or classroom assignments.
Juniors who have registered for the PSAT/NMSQT should check their email this weekend for complete information on arrival time and what to expect on Tuesday. Contact Mr. Hayes at with any immediate questions.
College Counseling
Congratulations to our seniors who continue to hear about college acceptances! Seniors, please keep sending in a copy of your college acceptances, denials and deferrals as well as academic scholarships to The subject line should be: First initial, Last name, College letters (EX:  S. Brown college letters). Once we receive copies of your college decision letters, we’ll add them to this list: SCHS College Acceptances 2021.
Seniors, are you focused on paying for college? The first step is to complete the FAFSA at You can find details about financial aid resources at Paying for College Resources. Several scholarships for seniors to consider:
  • Hispanic  Scholarship Fund. Competitive scholarship for students of Hispanic heritage who complete the FAFSA and have at least 3.0 GPA. The deadline February 15. They are looking for strong academic record with preference for STEM majors. 
  • Kappa Sigma Student Leadership Scholarship. Open to senior boys admitted to the University of Arizona. Minimum GPA 3.5, committed to service and those who have an interest in joining a fraternity. Must have completed the FAFSA. The deadline is March 26. 
Arizona Earn to Learn program: Juniors and seniors planning to attend Pima College may be eligible for the Earn to Learn savings match program. If you meet eligibility and plan to enroll full time at Pima College, you can qualify for an 8-to-1 match of money you save for college (i.e. $500 of savings turns into $4000 given by this grant.) Please find details at Earn to Learn
Counselors are having short meetings with juniors in theology class to launch their college planning. A reminder to juniors to join the Future Plans, Class of 2022 Google Classroom. 
The College Board announced this week that they will discontinue the SAT Subject Tests and the optional essay section of the SAT. The SAT will still be given as usual. Some colleges have turned to "test optional" admissions and so they don't require the SAT or ACT. Other colleges still require one of these tests for admissions or to be considered for academic scholarships. Mrs. Ossowski recommends that our juniors take both the SAT and the ACT before school starts in August, just to be sure that they are not losing out on any opportunities.
The United States Naval Academy has opened applications for their two summer programs: Summer Seminar for current juniors, and Summer STEM for grades 9, 10, 11. Both offer a one week on-campus experience and a glimpse of life at the Naval Academy. Cost is $650 for Summer Seminar and $900 for Summer STEM. Need-based scholarships are available for the program fee and travel. Details at USNA Summer Programs. The deadline to apply is March 31. 
Student-athletes in all grades interested in playing their sport in college should check out our handout on Playing Your Sport in College. Here is the coursework required for Division I and Division II. Many athletes need the third or fourth year of language study, and fourth year of science to fulfill the academic requirements. The NCAA has also created a webinar helping you through the academic eligibility process. You can watch that HERE.

Applications are now open for the Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program this summer at Arizona State University, open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. This FREE program provides motivated students an opportunity to begin college level math studies and connect with like-minded scholars from around the state. Minimum GPA 3.25. Must have completed Algebra II before the summer, with grades of B or higher in all math and science classes. Deadline to apply is February 15. Details HERE.
Sophomores and juniors, this is a great time to explore possible colleges. Attend one of the eight National College Fairs sponsored by the National Association for College Admissions Counseling between January 21 and May 2, 2021. These are the fairs that most colleges attend. There is no cost to participate, but you need to decide which colleges to visit ahead of time. Here is a GREAT two minute video on how to get the most out of the NACAC fairs. And here is the college fair Quick Start Guide

Spirit Store

The Spirit Store is OPEN! This is the last week for our annual Clearance Sale. Help us make way for spring Lancer gear and get some great deals on outerwear and last-of-their-kind items with up to 75% off! The sale will run through Thursday, January 28. Spirit Store hours are Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We look forward to seeing you!

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