Salpointe Weekly Peek - March 26, 2021

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


Important Dates for 2021-2022 School Year
Click here to view the 2021-2022 Calendar at a Glance. While not all dates and events have been finalized for the 2021-2022 school year, many important dates such as the first day of school, Fall, Winter and Spring Breaks, Class of 2022 Graduation and much more are available by clicking here.
Return To Campus Opportunity - 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 one positive student case since we last reported case numbers on March 19. 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.
Salpointe Gives Day
Salpointe Gives Day is next Thursday, April 1! Join your fellow Lancers and make a real impact on the life of a Salpointe student. Look for additional information over the next week!
Student Arrival Reminder
Students, please note that the parking lot gates do not open until 7:30 a.m. each morning. Please do not plan to arrive on campus before 7:30 a.m. as you will not be able to enter campus. Thank you for your cooperation.
Glenn Gate Parking Lot Closed Saturday
The Glenn parking lot will be closed Saturday, March 27 in preparation for the Lancer Luau. Track & Field Invitational participants and guests should park in the lots on Mountain Avenue or at the corner of Glenn and Cherry. We apologize for any inconvenience. Note: if you are a parent of a Class of 2025 student on campus for testing in the morning, you can use the Glenn lot for drop off and pick up. 
Wheelchair Needed in Health Office
Salpointe's health office is in need of a gently used wheelchair, preferably the type with foot rests. If you happen to have one you’d like to donate, we’d appreciate it very much. Please contact Nurse Kara Kohnke at
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.


Men's and Women's Soccer Win State
We are so proud of our soccer teams, who both won the State Championship last weekend! The boys won their match by a score of 5-1 to claim their 8th state title under head coach Wolfgang Weber. The girls won their match by a score of 2-0 to take home their 4th state title in the last five years under head coach Kelly Pierce '99. Way to go, Lancers!
Women's Basketball State Runners Up
A terrific season for girls basketball concluded on Saturday as the State Runners Up! Under first year head coach Joe Luevano, the Lady Lancers went 15-2 and had a tremendous run in the state playoffs, making their first championship game since 2003. 
Men's Basketball State Quarterfinals
It was another great season for our boys basketball program, who battled all year long and reached the State Quarterfinals. Led by head coach Jim Reynolds, the Lancers finished the season with an impressive 18-3 record.
Spring Athletic Commitment Celebration
Seniors: if you have committed to playing your sport in college and did not participate in our February Athletic Commitment Celebration, we would like to celebrate you on Wednesday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m. in the gym. Please email Mr. Gruensfelder at with the sport you will be playing and the college you will be attending. Stop by the Athletic Office to pick up an invitation. Go Lancers!

Financial Aid

IBE Tax Credit Presentation
Please join us this coming Monday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. in Salpointe's Library for a presentation on Arizona Tax Credits given by the Institute for Better Education (IBE). IBE will provide helpful information on how to utilize the Arizona State Tax Credit Program to fund your student's tuition at Salpointe. This presentation is open to all parents and/or any potential tax credit donors looking for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!
CTSO Tax Credit Presentation
Please join us for a CTSO Zoom meeting this coming Wednesday, March 31! CTSO will provide a brief explanation of Arizona’s private tuition tax credit programs, how these tax credit programs fund scholarships and how YOU can raise tuition funds through the CTSO Referral Plan. It’s a win-win! The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. Please click this link to join. (Meeting ID: 847 9834 6348; Passcode: 615436).
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  

A message from our Counseling Team: 
We are always thinking about developing motivation and resilience in our students. We fully recognize that the many changes in both school structure and normal daily life over the past year have been difficult. It’s quite common for students to feel disconnected or sad about the ways that their lives have changed. Some students have struggled with the demands of remote learning, while others have negotiated it well, finding themselves gaining independence and new skills in managing their studies. However you have been impacted, it is good to just acknowledge that you’ve had to negotiate an unusual and sometimes stressful situation. 

As we slowly emerge from the isolation of the past year, we are seeing more students on the Salpointe campus, and a renewed sense of community and connection. We encourage students to return to in person learning if possible. Parents, we encourage you to talk with your children about their experiences and feelings. Appreciate even small things that they accomplish each day, and help them to create some balance. Spending time outside, safely connecting with friends, keeping a healthy diet, and getting some exercise all help. Students, keep cultivating curiosity about the future. What do you want your future to look like? We may not be able to control the world around us, but we can always control our response and our attitude. Keep looking forward. Here are a few articles to help you:

Lent Reflections
Eucharistic Ministers prepared a series of reflections on the Sunday Gospels during Lent, a total of five short videos. They can be found on Instagram under @Salpointe_CampusMinistry and on this LINK.

Character Counts
On Tuesday morning of this past week Sophia Baker told a humorous story of a man who learned a valuable lesson the hard way when not giving his best (Never Cut Corners). Thursday morning was the Feast of the Annunciation and Diego Marquez reminded us of the courage Mary had in saying “Let it be” … or “yes” to being the mother of Jesus (Courage in Choices). Follow the links to see the full messages!
College Counseling
For the past four years, Catholic University has worked with hundreds of Tucson area community members, including students, parents, teachers, principals, and business leaders to develop an innovative 4-year business degree. This BA in Management is affordable, giving students up to four semesters of internships and connecting students to gig work and CEO lectures as early as the first year. It is co-located on the PCC downtown campus and the Diocese of Tucson Pastoral Center with a hybrid program that only requires class 2-3 days per week. Catholic U –Tucson’s hybrid learning model combines online lectures with in-person discussions, maintains a small class size (never larger than 25) and allows students to learn directly from faculty in DC and instructors on the ground in Tucson. Interested families can join in a Zoom information session 7:00-7:45 p.m. on  April 6, 20, May 4, 18 or June 1, 15. You can see a five minute video about the program at Catholic University - Tucson and even hear about Salpointe graduate Braulio Quintero’s experiences at Salpointe HS Alumni Braulio. Contact admissions coordinator Kieran Roche at

Seniors: We wish you luck as your next round of college decisions arrive! We are anxious to hear your news. Please remember to upload a copy of acceptances, denials, wait lists, and academic scholarships to so that we can track your decisions. Thank you!

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.

Curious about the future? Wondering what sorts of things you might study after high school? Check out this list of college majors that may be new to you. What Can I Study in College?

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.

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. The deadline to apply is next week -- April 1. 

Sophomores, Juniors, and parents: Join us for our final Tuesday of College Counseling Chat. Topics for March 30 at 2:30 p.m. are the common application and competitive college admissions. Counselors will take briefly about the subjects below, and then open up for informal questions on anything regarding college counseling. We are here to move you along in your college exploration process. Meeting links at: College Counseling Chats.  

Juniors, please set up an appointment with one of our college counselors by April 30. We would like to talk about your plans after Salpointe and guide you through the college process. There are still a few slots open. Use this link: Counselor Appointment Request.

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 1st! Here is a list of some of the upcoming fairs, even this week. Virtual College Fairs Spring 2021. Here’s a list of virtual college links from more than 180 colleges. Virtual College Events.

Sophomores and Juniors: Are you looking for a virtual summer experience with one of the nation’s top universities? Carnegie Mellon University (PA) is a highly regarded institution offering a range of virtual summer programs for current sophomores and juniors. Some have a fee and others are free. Topics include: computer science, artificial intelligence, architecture, studio art, computational biology, design, the National High School Game Academy, and a unique writing and culture program that intersects humanities, arts and technology. Details at: CMU pre-college programs.

The Perry Virtual Experience invites high school females to participate in a free, 3 hour interactive workshop to learn about careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering. Sessions will be April 10 or 20, 2021. Participants will hear from women leaders in these fields and dive into online orthopaedic simulations and biomechanics experiments. Details at: Perry Virtual Experience.

Spirit Store

April is Spring Cleaning Sale Month in the Spirit Store! A new in-store deal each week:
Week 1 (4/5 to 4/8) - Closed for Easter Break
Week 2 (4/12 to 4/15) - 10% off all remaining outerwear
Week 3 (4/19 to 4/22) - 20% off hats
Week 4 (4/26 to 4/29) - Final clearance sale!
Mark your calendar for these extra savings to shop! We look forward to seeing you!

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