Salpointe Weekly Peek - April 16, 2021

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


Get The Vaccine!
The health and wellbeing of our students, families, faculty and staff is the top priority for Salpointe. We strongly encourage all Lancer students, age 16+, to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the vaccine for teenagers, we encourage you to visit this webpage from Banner Healthcare or contact our health office (
Summer School and Financial Aid Assistance
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.
If you are in need of financial assistance to cover summer school, please click here (ApplicationFAQs) to begin the process. Be sure to read the instructions carefully. Also, please note that the deadline to apply is April 25, 2021. A family must be Corporate Eligible to apply. Please contact our Financial Aid Manager, Theresa Lehrling, at for additional information.
Senior Prom Tickets
Seniors, it's time to buy your tickets for the 2021 Senior Prom happening on April 24! Click HERE to purchase your tickets. See the Senior Prom information email or Mrs. Lechuga for more information.
Senior Slideshow Photos
Seniors and senior parents: Don't forget to submit your pictures for the Senior Slideshow! Please submit one current picture, one baby picture and one picture with friends. Submissions are due by May 1. Click HERE to submit photos.
Climate Change Awareness Meeting
This week, Salpointe hosted a climate change awareness meeting with Bishop Edward Weisenburger, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and an extensive list of experts to discuss how we can build a more sustainable planet under Pope Francis’ Laudato si’ encyclical. We would like to give a big shout out to Lancer students Felipe Garcia ‘23 and Isabella Clanfield ‘22 for helping moderate and lead the discussion — you did a great job!
Student COVID Cases
Salpointe has had two positive student cases since we last reported case numbers on March 26. 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.


Join us at the Lancer 5000 running event on Saturday, May 29. Proceeds will benefit the Salpointe Cross Country and Track & Field teams. When registering, please select which heat you would like to run in, and we will seed you accordingly. Please show up one hour before your event to pick up your bib, shoe chip and swag. Health and safety protocols will be in place. Click here to learn more and register.

Financial Aid

Emergency Funding with IBE
IBE is offering emergency financial assistance for families who have suffered hardship during the 2020-21 school year. If you are in need of emergency funds, please submit a detailed message of special circumstance to IBE at Please note: you must have a current 2020-21 IBE application on file in order to apply.  For more information or questions on IBE Emergency Funds, please contact our Financial Aid Manager, Theresa Lehrling, at
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
As we continue our celebration of Easter, our commentaries presented reflections on the important event. On Wednesday morning, Christina Tellez provided a key point on how the resurrection impacted the followers of Jesus (Easter Certainty). Thursday morning, Diego Marquez talked of the distinction between happiness and joy, along with how the latter can sustain us more through difficult times (Joy in Life). Follow the links to see the full messages!
College Counseling
Junior announcements:
There are still a few spots open for our four-day Kick-Start! College Application Essay Workshop this summer. 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. Workshops are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on May 24-27, June 1-4, or July 30-Aug 2. The cost for 16 hours of instruction is $485 with some scholarships available. Register at: KickStart Registration 2021

Juniors: Our final Get Out of Town Workshop for this semester will be Saturday, April 24 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. It will be done virtually through Google Meet. There will be two more workshops in August. This is a required step if you plan to apply to colleges out of state. You and at least one parent should attend from the comfort of home. Please register in advance at: GOOT Registration, Class of 2022.

Sophomores and juniors: Don’t let the spring fly by without jumping onto one of the six upcoming virtual college fairs and information sessions in the next few weeks. This is a great free way to learn about colleges, and to demonstrate your interest in a particular institution. Details at: College Virtual Events, Spring 2021.

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?

Have you been receiving unexpected emails from colleges? If you checked the box through the College Board to allow colleges to contact you, then you will receive emails from them. We encourage you to open the emails and see what that college is all about. You may want to set up a label (like a folder) in your school Gmail account where you save these emails for future reference. You don't want them to pile up in your general inbox. 

Senior announcements:
Seniors: We are in the final stages of putting together our senior graduation program listing college acceptances, so please don’t delay in sending us copies of acceptances, denials, wait lists and academic scholarships to Only your acceptances will be listed in the graduation program, along with a notation if you received an academic scholarship.
Students in the Class of 2021 have been admitted to 111 colleges, universities, schools and military branches and offered $13,637,530 in academic scholarships, over four years. Congratulations, Seniors! College Acceptances List.
Ethical practices regarding enrollment deposits: We want to be sure that all seniors and parents are aware that it is considered unethical to pay an enrollment deposit at more than one college. Please understand that double depositing could result in your offer of admission being revoked by one or both colleges. For example, if you pay a deposit at the University of Arizona and then change your mind to attend a different college, you must first let UA know you are canceling your enrollment before moving on. The UA is very generous and will refund deposits up until May 15. Please get in touch with Mrs. Ossowski if you have questions or want to discuss this.

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.
Summer opportunity: The application deadline has been extended for the FBI Teen Academy, a behind-the-scenes look at the FBI. You will interact with special agents, intelligence analysts, special weapons and tactics and the evidence response teams. Classes are held virtually from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursdays from June 17 to July 8, followed by an in-person experience in both Phoenix and Tucson. Deadline for this competitive application is May 14, 2021. Apply at FBI Teen Academy.

Spirit Store

Week Two of the Spirit Store Spring Cleaning Sale features our remaining outerwear. Choose from a variety of styles, all at 10% off. We are restocking all of our uniform polo shirts this month; it's never too early to stock up for the 2021-2022 school year!
The Spirit Store will have extended hours on Tuesday, April 20 from 8am-6pm. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @salpointespiritstore for current updates, promos and more! 

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