Salpointe Weekly Peek - February 5, 2021

Happy Friday, Lancers! Please take a moment to read the important announcements below.


Hybrid Learning Resumes February 15
Salpointe will resume Hybrid Learning on Monday, February 15, and we look forward to seeing many Lancers on campus!

If your student plans to be a Hybrid Learner starting February 15, you do not need to take any action. Hybrid Learners are on campus as follows: students with last names beginning with A-L are on campus Monday/Tuesday and students with last names beginning with M-Z are on campus Wednesday/Thursday. All students are in Distance Learning on Fridays. All health and safety protocols from the fall semester remain in place regarding masks, social distancing, etc.

If your student plans to participate in At-Home Learning starting on February 15, and you have not previously signed up, please fill out this form: Sign Up For At Home Learning.

At-Home Learners will have the opportunity to switch to Hybrid Learning on March 8 or April 12.
If you have any additional questions please email Jeff Mounts at
COVID Case Update
The Salpointe community continues to be impacted by COVID-19. We ask you to please pray for the family of a current Lancer student who lost his father to COVID this week. We offer the old prayer for the repose of your loved one's soul. Eternal Rest, grant to them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
Salpointe has seven additional positive cases since January 22. The cheer team is in quarantine until February 10 due to an exposure.
Salpointe is working to keep our community safe and we appreciate your support. Click here for more information. We ask you to insist that Lancers follow prescribed health and safety protocols. Please honestly report all COVID exposures and confirmed cases to Salpointe’s health office at or 520-547-9395.
Tech Help for Parents
Please see the three linked videos below to help facilitate your student's success at Salpointe:
Yearbook Photos Next Week
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.
After School Tutoring
After school tutoring is available to all students. Tutoring is offered Monday through Thursday from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Any student can request a tutor by emailing and should include their first and last name, ID number and subject area for requested tutoring. The weekly schedule is as follows:
  • Monday English, Chemistry and Math
  • Tuesday English, Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Spanish and Math
  • Wednesday English, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Biology and Math
  • Thursday English, Physics and Math
Parents, if you would like to see if your child is attending tutoring, go to myPointe→ Resources→ Tutoring→ Link at bottom of page. Students are listed by their ID number. Please contact Mrs. Welchert at with any questions.


Spring Sports
The first day of the spring sports season is Monday, March 1. Please email the specific coach asking for information related to their sport. All participants must have a completed physical packet (found on the Salpointe website under Athletics) uploaded to Register My Athlete before they can participate.
-  Boys/Girls Track & Field: Mike Urbanski,
-  Baseball: Danny Preble,
-  Softball: Amy Rocha,
-  Boys Tennis: Karl Kramer,
-  Girls Tennis: Theresa Sperduto,
-  Boys Volleyball: David Garwacki,
-  Girls Beach Volleyball: Heather Moore-Martin,
-  Boys Lacrosse: Mr. Erik Carter,
-  Girls Lacrosse: Mr. Simon Keller,
Any other questions, please contact Phil Gruensfelder at
Parking Lot Reminder
Students, please do not park in the Weight Room parking lot, as this lot is designated for our coaches. Parking is available in the QB Club lot. Thank you for your cooperation.

Financial Aid

Tuition Payment Reminder
To avoid a late payment fee of $40 by Smart Tuition, it's important that tuition be paid on a timely basis each month. Please contact Theresa Lehrling at with any questions.
The Institute for Better Education (IBE) is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Apply at For more information on Financial Aid or the Arizona Tax Credit Program, contact Theresa Lehrling at
The Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year. You can apply at Please see below how your student can qualify:
  • Preschool Student with a Disability
  • K-12 Student with Disability
  • Student with a Parent who is Active Duty Military
  • Student with a Parent who was Killed in the Line of Duty
  • Student with a Parent who is Legally Blind, Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • The Student Attends a D or F Rated School
  • The Student Resides within a Native American Reservation
  • The Student is a Sibling of a Current or Previous Recipient
  • The Student was a Ward of Court
  • The Student was a Previous ESA Recipient
For more information on the ESA program, contact Theresa Lehrling at
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

Student Services  

AP (Advanced Placement) Exam Payment
In order to take the AP Exam(s) in May there is a College Board charge of $95 per exam. Salpointe uses Total Registration to collect AP testing fees. Please use the link (Total Registration) to make payments. Parents/guardians, have your student with you since they will need to complete registration information about his/her AP subjects, teachers and class periods.

Thank you to the students have already completed the registration and made the payment. The deadline for making payments without incurring a late fee is Friday, March 26. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Hayes at
College Counseling
Junior Announcements
Counselors have met with juniors to talk about college plans, both in their theology classes and during after school meetings this past week. Any juniors who missed these conversations should watch the recordings posted in their Google Classroom (Future Plans Class of 2022). At this time of the semester, we recommend that juniors explore possible college majors, research colleges, sign up for SAT and ACT tests and talk with parents about paying for college
Parents of juniors are invited to Chat with the College Counselors next Tuesday, February 9 from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. We’ll talk briefly about the upcoming Naviance assignment for juniors and have an informal question/answer session. Parents of juniors can join at this link: Chat with the College Counselors  
Juniors, the required Junior Naviance Assignment is due by midnight on Friday, February 12. This counts as a grade in theology and will be used in your college planning meetings with counselors. Contact Mrs. McCall, Mr. Urbanski or Mrs. Ossowski with any questions.
Launch Pad Education is an online company that provides test prep and tutoring specifically designed for students with special learning needs. They provide one-on-one instruction with a tutor educated in psychology and/or special education. This can be helpful for students with ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, anxiety and executive function difficulties. Details at:
SAT and ACT testing for juniors: Some colleges plan to continue with “test optional” admissions where test scores are not required, and other colleges will require students to take either the SAT or ACT tests for admission or scholarships. It’s going to be a mix of both. To keep all of your opportunities open, Mrs. Ossowski recommends that juniors plan to take both the SAT and ACT this spring. If you feel comfortable, we recommend you register for the March 13 SAT and the February 6 ACT test to get started. Find important testing information at SAT / ACT Overview and Dates.
The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) has launched an innovative new Bachelor’s Degree in Management here in Tucson. This very affordable degree offers extensive internship and hands-on experiences in local Tucson businesses, and a strong background in Catholic traditions. Students will jointly enroll at Catholic University and Pima Community College for the first two years, and then solely with Catholic U in Tucson. Details at For more info, contact CUA Program Coordinator, Mr. Kieran Roche, at
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.
Senior Announcements
Seniors interested in taking classes at Pima College should complete their application for fall 2021 now at Pima College Application. After you apply to PCC, you can then complete the PCC scholarship application at Pima Merit Scholarship.
Seniors with a military parent or guardian are invited to apply for one of the scholarships offered by the Davis-Monthan Spouses Club. This wonderful organization has awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships in the past three years alone, and this year will give out scholarships with $1,000 minimum. Applicants must be a dependent of an active duty, retired or deceased member of the U.S. Armed Forces, or a full-time National Guard or Reserve (active or retired). Deadline is March 5. More information at DM Spouses Club.
Seniors planning to study engineering or computer science can now apply for the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program which awards $10,000 to 200 recipients, renewable for four years, along with summer internships with Lockheed Martin. Students will be selected based on academic record, financial need, leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals, unusual personal or family circumstances. Preference given to those under-represented in the field of engineering as described in the application. Deadline is April 1 but you must allow four weeks advance notice for a letter of recommendation. 
Summer Opportunities
The National High School Game Academy, held by the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University, is accepting applications for their six-week virtual program. Take classes in all aspects of game development including art, software development, audio, game design, production and narrative. Students complete several game development projects as well. Must be 16 years old with an unweighted GPA of 3.0. This is a rigorous, highly reputable academy. Details at: CMU Game Academy.
Future film students, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles has opened applications for their four-week summer program in Film Production: Social Impact Filmmaking. The program is virtual this summer. Students (current juniors only) will earn three college credits as they create stories that are socially responsible and gain an understanding of the filmmaking process. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2021. Details: LMU Summer Film Program.
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. 

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. The deadline to apply is February 15. Click here for more information.
Interested in a pharmacy career? The University at Buffalo (NY) is accepting applications from sophomores and juniors for their free, virtual Pharmacy Summer Institute. This three-day virtual program is competitive. Students should have very high grades in math and science along with an unweighted GPA of 3.0. You need a letter of recommendation, preferably from a math or science teacher. Your class counselor can send in a transcript if notified by May 15. The deadline to apply is June 1, but you must allow at least four weeks advance notice for a recommendation letter. Details at: Pharmacy Summer Institute
Service Opportunity
Pima College Honors students are looking for volunteers for their Pima Love Project, where you will be creating and sending cards, letters and drawings to residents and staff in Tucson's senior living facilities. They are encouraging students to log in via Zoom on Saturdays from 2:00-3:00 p.m. and chat while you are creating your cards, etc. Details at: Pima Love Project.

Spirit Store

The Spirit Store invites you to stop in and see our new spring t-shirts! We are extending our business hours on Tuesday and Wednesday (2/9 and 2/10) to be open until 4:30 p.m. This week's special is an extra 10% off sales items and all of our outerwear is still 25% off. (Clearance items not included in sale). We hope to see you soon!

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