Salpointe Weekly Peek - April 1, 2021

Have a wonderful Easter Break, Lancers! Please take a moment to read the important announcements below.


Graduation Webpage
For all of the latest information on Graduation planning for the outstanding Class of 2021, please click here. Be sure to bookmark this page as it will be frequently updated as we finalize Graduation plans over the next few weeks.
Senior Kairos Retreat After Graduation
A Senior Kairos retreat is being planned for the week after Graduation on May 20-23. This retreat is scheduled so that the quarantine protocol does not interfere with any graduation plans for the weekend prior.
We have sent the registration link to Seniors that have not been able to attend Kairos this school year. We are still limited in the number of participants we can accommodate, and will hold this retreat on-campus. 
If you have any questions, or your senior did not receive the link for registration, please contact Campus Ministry at 520-547-4447.
Lancer Legacy Celebration
Join us at the 35th annual Lancer Legacy Celebration for second, third and fourth generation Salpointe seniors to celebrate with their alumni parents and/or grandparents. The Lancer Legacy Celebration will begin at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, April 30 in Foundation Hall. The ceremony will include the awarding of the Salpointe legacy lapel pins that seniors will wear proudly on their graduation gown. Alumni parents and/or grandparents will also receive a special Lancer pin. 
A small to-go breakfast treat can be picked up at the conclusion of the ceremony. Please note: Masks are mandatory on campus and social distancing will be observed. Please RSVP by email or phone to Kasey Barghout at or 520-547-9365 no later than Tuesday, April 20. 
Click here to see the list of all seniors that we are aware of who have parents and/or grandparents who are Salpointe alumni. If there are any changes to the names/and or graduation year, or if you are not on the list and should be, please contact Ms. Barghout immediately at the email or phone number listed above. 
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.


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

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: jgonzalez@diocesetucson.orgCTSO 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  

Character Counts
With this being Holy Week, our commentary themes related to the important events leading up to Easter. On Tuesday morning, Sophia Baker talked about love and the greatest example that Jesus provided for us in loving others (The Greatest Love of All). Thursday morning, Diego Marquez spoke of the character and love Jesus had for us through his suffering and our need to do the same in our life (Falling and Rising). Follow the links to see the full messages!
College Counseling
During the month of March, our counselors conducted College Counseling Chats to help move you along in your college exploration process. You can see the video presentations as well as the slides for each presentation at Counseling Chats. Topics include: Selective College Admissions, the Common Application, Playing Athletics in College, Military Options in College and Naviance.
Congratulations to seniors in the Class of 2021 on their acceptances to 98 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. As of today, seniors have been offered $12,450,580 in academic scholarships over four years of college. We look forward to hearing more news in the next week. You can see a list of colleges admitting our students at Class of 2021 College Acceptances.
Seniors: If you want to stay in Tucson for college, have an interest in business, and want a college experience that guarantees multiple internships in a Catholic education setting, you may be a great candidate for Catholic University’s program here in town. 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. 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
As many colleges continue to use a test optional admissions policy, your college essays have a bigger impact on getting admitted to colleges out of state. Juniors who seek additional individualized writing instruction and college application coaching may wish to participate in a 4-day Kick-Start! College Application Essay Workshop this summer. The cost for 16 hours of instruction is $485 with some scholarships available. Choose from: May 24-27, June 1-4, July 30-Aug 2. Register at: KickStart Registration 2021.

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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