Salpointe Weekly Peek - March 19, 2021

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


Message from Salpointe President
Dear Lancer Families,
We welcome new beginnings as spring arrives here in the Old Pueblo! We especially look forward to the 2021-22 school year: on campus, in person, five days a week! We can’t wait to once again provide the signature Salpointe experience for every Lancer. 
In addition, we have encouraging news that will have a positive impact in your student’s classrooms this semester.  Due to decreasing community COVID transmission metrics in Pima County and due to changing CDC guidelines allowing for three feet of social distancing (versus six) between desks, on Monday, March 22, Salpointe will implement this updated distancing guideline on our campus. We will maintain at least six feet of distance between students and teachers. We look forward to being able to accommodate our Lancers in every classroom with no overflow of students. During lunch, we will maintain six feet of social distancing. Masks and other health and safety protocols will continue to be mandated on campus. 
This week marks the one year anniversary of our "closing" Salpointe at the beginning of the US coronavirus pandemic. In our March 15, 2020 message to you, we assured you that we would be back in session on Monday, April 20, 2020, right after spring break. Wow, what a gross miscalculation on our part! 
Thank you for your patience, flexibility and support as we adjusted to digital life during a global pandemic. In spite of the daily uncertainty and challenges, you and your family demonstrated resilience, collaboration, courage, problem solving and understanding as we navigated some tough times together. As true Lancers, you faced each day with a reliance on prayer, in service to each other and mindful of the safety of our wider community. 
Again, thank you for your continued support.
Kay Sullivan
Return To Campus Option - April 12
The next opportunity for current At-Home Learners to return to campus is Monday, April 12. If you are currently an At-Home Learner and would like to return to campus on the 12th, please submit this form (click HERE) no later than March 29. Contact Jeff Mounts at with any questions.
Student COVID Cases
Salpointe has had six positive student cases since we last reported case numbers on March 5. Additionally, students in the All in the Timing one act play and zero hour Band are currently in quarantine. We are 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.
Information Session on 2022 Europe Trip
Are you interested in traveling to Europe for a once-in-a-lifetime experience? Attend a virtual informational meeting for the 2022 Europe Trip exploring Greece on Wednesday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m. Google Meet Code: enriquez428. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please RSVP by clicking here. You can also visit the tour website for more information. Email Mr. Enriquez at with any questions.
Summer School
Salpointe will run in-person Summer School this year. Session 1 will run from May 24 to June 10. Session 2 will run from June 14 to June 30. The Summer School Resource Board is now available in MyPointe with a link to a Google Form to sign up. Additional information on financial aid, class schedules and more can be found on the Summer School page on our website.
Recycling Drive
Lancers, be on the lookout for an email from the Earth Club this weekend with information on the recycling drive happening on campus starting next week.


Soccer and Basketball in State Championships
We are wishing the best of luck to our Boys and Girls Soccer teams and our Girls Basketball team as they compete for the Arizona 4A State Championship this weekend! Let's Take State!
Athletic Training Month
March is National Athletic Training Month and this year’s theme, “Essential to Health Care,” is reflected through the incredible work Salpointe’s athletic trainers have done during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our trainers have worked tirelessly to mitigate the spread of COVID in our athletic programs and have aided the Tucson community by performing antibody testing. We are grateful for their leadership and the care they give our student-athletes every day!

Financial Aid

Emergency Financial Aid Assistance Available
CTSO is now accepting applications for Emergency Financial Aid assistance. To apply for emergency funds, please complete an application by clicking here and attach a statement of need due to an unforeseen event that has resulted in financial hardship.
Please send your completed application and statements by mail to: Julieta Gonzalez CTSO, PO BOX 31, Tucson, AZ 85702; or Fax: 520-838-2578; or Email: CTSO will accept applications until Saturday, April 3 for any families who have gone through CTSO's Round One of the regular scholarship process. For more information, please contact Theresa Lehrling at
The Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) is still accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Please apply before our next deadline of April 16, 2021 in order to be considered in our next round of funding. Apply online at using Salpointe's School Code: 800 and School Password: ctso800.
The following School Tuition Organizations (STOs) are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year:
Institute for Better Education (IBE) Apply at
Arizona School Choice Trust (ASCT)
Apply at Application fee is $35 and the deadline is April 30, 2021.
Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund (APESF)
Apply at The deadline to apply is February 15, 2022.
School Choice Arizona, Inc.
The Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. You can apply at Please note: ESA recipients cannot combine ESA funds with additional School Tuition Organization (STO) financial aid and/or tax credit funds. For more information on the ESA program, contact Theresa Lehrling at

Student Services  

Lancer Lent Project
Students have been organized by birthdays into four groups to serve the Tucson community during Lent. Each group is supporting a different non-profit organization. Click HERE to see how your family can help during this unusual Lenten season. The group that collects the most will be celebrated after Easter. Please contact Mrs. Lechuga at for more information.

Character Counts
On Monday morning of this week, Sophia Baker talked about how one can learn to love better and can practice it like other skills (Preparing for Your Future). On Thursday morning, Diego Marquez mentioned the Stations of the Cross and an important aspect of character as modeled for us by Jesus in a time of great suffering (Character to Model). Follow the links to see the full messages!
College Counseling
Sophomores, juniors and parents: Join us on Tuesday, March 23 from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. for College Counseling Chats. We are here to move you along in your college exploration process. Topics include: playing sports in college, selective college admissions, the common application and military options. Schedule and meeting links at: College Counseling Chats.

Juniors are invited to participate in one of several four-day Kick-Start! College Application Essay Workshops this summer. The workshop, run by veteran English teacher Mr. Tim Evans, is designed to help students tell their unique story in college essays. There is individualized writing instruction and college application coaching in an enthusiastic environment that promotes engagement, reflection and creativity. The cost for 16 hours of instruction is $485. Choose from: May 24-27, June 1-4, July 30-August 2. Students can register now to hold your place at: KickStart Registration 2021
Have you considered taking an organized Gap Year after high school graduation? Here are a few resources to learn more about it. Gap Year Overview.
The deadline to apply for the Pima College Foundation Scholarships is April 18. You must first apply to Pima College and be accepted. Some scholarships also require you to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is available at Details at: PCC Scholarships.

Sophomores and Juniors: Now is the time for you to explore college options. There are many virtual college fairs happening in the next few months. These give you the change to hear about different colleges around the country and even abroad. You'll need to register in advance to get the link. We recommend you set the goal of learning about 10 new colleges before May 1! Here is a list of some of the upcoming fairs, including some this week. Virtual College Fairs Spring 2021

Sophomores and Juniors: The i-STEM Scholars Research Program might be your happy place! For ten weeks this summer, you can be paired with a research mentor from across the U.S. to learn about the basics of STEM research and experience various areas of STEM field. They seek students with limited STEM backgrounds from first generation, low income, and traditionally under-represented backgrounds. This free program will require 10 to 15 hours a week over the summer and presents an awesome opportunity! Deadline to apply is March 26. Details at i-STEM Scholars.

Save the date: Catholic High School Day at Grand Canyon University has been scheduled for Saturday, April 24 from 10am-2pm. This event will allow students to tour the GCU Campus, meet with key Catholic leaders from GCU, meet with Catholic students who currently attend GCU, and see the many programs/opportunities that are available to them. More information to come.

Spirit Store

It's time for some spring cleaning in the Spirit Store! Stop by the store the week of March 22-25 for our annual in-store Spring Sale! Our clearance rack still has some great deals and we just added new items. Don't forget, you can still place your order for our custom Letterman Jackets.

Follow the Spirit Store on Instagram for sales, store updates and more @salpointespiritstore!

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