Happy Friday, Lancers! Please take a moment to read the important announcements below.
Class of 2021 Graduation
We can't wait to celebrate the many achievements of the Class of 2021 at Graduation on May 15! Please note: this year, the TCC will be operating under capacity restrictions, which means that seating will be severely limited and each attendee will need a ticket to enter.
To meet predetermined social distancing requirements, we are able to distribute six tickets to each graduating senior. Seating at the TCC will be arranged to accommodate 287 six-person pods -- a pod for each graduating senior’s family, with all other areas off limits. Seating pod selection is on a first come, first serve basis. We sincerely ask for your understanding and cooperation in following these seating restrictions.
Ticket packets and caps and gowns will be distributed to seniors after school from 2:30 to 4:00p next Wednesday through Friday, May 5-7, in Foundation Hall. Please see our Graduation webpage for more information.
After School Tutoring
The end of the semester is quickly approaching. Tutoring is available in Foundation Hall during the week (Monday-Thursday) from 2:30-4:00p during the next two weeks. Any student who is an at home learner and would like tutoring should make a request, that day, through firstname.lastname@example.org. The weekly schedule is as follows:
English, Chemistry and Math
English, Spanish and Math
English, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Biology and Math
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. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Welchert at email@example.com.
Volunteers for Finals Week
The Learning Lab needs volunteers to help administer online final exams for Senior Finals (May 12-14) and Junior, Sophomore and Freshmen Finals (May 17-20). Volunteers sign up for two-hour time slots during final exam week and their task is to read aloud exams to students who have that accommodation for their learning
All of our finals are online this semester, so volunteers would be expected to meet students in a google meet virtual room (from home) to read the tests. If you are interested in helping administer final exams and would like to be included on our list of volunteers, please contact Allison Holstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are grateful for the resilience, dedication and patience you have demonstrated as we navigated the global pandemic together since March 2020. Salpointe’s Carmelite charism honoring prayer, service and community has guided the school over the past 70+ years and these values have been particularly life-giving during this challenging year. As always, your feedback is valued and appreciated. Please answer this short two-question survey focusing on your student’s educational experience. Again, thank you for your continued support.
All repaired Chromebooks must be picked up from Room 300 by Wednesday, May 12. If you have a Chromebook in for repair, please check your email to see if it’s ready for pickup. Email Mr. Hermes if you have any questions or to set up a time to pick up your device at email@example.com.
Senior Slideshow Photos
Last call to submit your pictures for the Senior Slideshow! Seniors, please submit one current picture, one baby picture and one picture with friends. Submissions are due by May 1. Click HEREto submit photos.
Salpointe Thrift Shop Volunteers Needed The Salpointe Thrift Shop is in urgent need of volunteers. They are located minutes down the road from Salpointe at 1705 E. Ft. Lowell. To volunteer or for more information, please contact Sandra Velasquez at 520-975-0467.
Officiating Scholarship Opportunity
The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Officiating Department is excited to announce the creation of the AIA Officiating Opportunity Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors who exhibit a passion for sports and a desire to stay connected to the sports they love through officiating. If you are interested in this opportunity, please click here to nominate yourself by May 28.
Salpointe’s Esports team advanced to the Arizona spring playoffs! It’s been a great first season for the program with many of our varsity and JV clubs ranked in the top 10 in the state. Way to go, Lancers!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
The following School Tuition Organizations (STOs) are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year:
The Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. You can apply here. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Office Medication Pick Up
As we approach the end of the school year, please keep in mind that all medication that is stored in the health office, including diabetic supplies, must be picked up no later than the last day of school. Any medication left behind will be destroyed as we cannot keep prescribed medications in the health office during the summer. A parent/adult must pick up medications as these cannot be released to students. Thank you!
In our first commentary this week on Wednesday, Sophia Baker challenged the notion of winning an argument as opposed to finding a compromise (It is Better to Be Happy Than Right). Thursday morning, Diego Marquez reflected on the importance of listening in communicating with others (Be A Good Listener). Follow the links to see the full messages!
Seniors: Here are four things to do by end of the day on May 1:
1) Make your college choice if you plan to attend college. Confirm that by paying any required enrollment deposit and signing up for new student orientation.
2) Log into Naviance, and mark your decision under the section called "College Attending."
3) Email the Cancellation Form to all colleges where you will not accept their admission offer.
4) Be sure you've uploaded college decision letters and academic scholarships to email@example.com. (We're sending the graduation program to the printer at 8:00 am on Monday 5/3)
Celebrate our seniors! Salpointe is proud to announce that students in the Class of 2021 have been admitted to 143 colleges, universities, schools and military branches, with $18,927,799 in academic scholarships offered, over four years. You can see a list of colleges admitting our students at Class of 2021 College Acceptances.
25 Scholarships Available! Catholic University - Tucson has announced that business partners Jim Click and Humberto S. Lopez will reimburse up to $3,000 in tuition for the next 25 students who enrolling in Catholic U’s innovative Bachelor’s in Business here in Tucson. For students who also have a Pell Grant, this would mean you can attend college with no tuition! Join Mr. Click and Mr. Lopez to learn more about this great local option on Saturday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. at the Center for Opportunity Gospel Mission (4550 South Palo Verde Rd.) Please contact the CU-Tucson Admissions Director, Mr. Roche, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (620) 687-3912.
The University of Arizona will again host its summer intensive Arabic Jumpstart programs which offer college-level Arabic study and college credit. There is a track for current juniors and a separate one for current seniors. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 3. Details at: UA Arabic Jumpstart.
Graduation is right around the corner! The Spirit Store has many special gifts for your grad, including alumni t-shirts and polos, triple-function Salpointe pens, paper weights, handmade glass and wooden crosses and much more. Come in to see all of our great gift ideas!
Save the date: June 12 will be our annual Book Swap. More details to come. We will have our online pre-order for uniform polos (to be picked up at the book swap) starting in May.
We are open Monday-Thursday, 8 am-3pm (check our website for any changes). Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @salpointespiritstore for current updates, promos and more!