Salpointe Weekly Peek - May 21, 2021

Enjoy your summer break, Lancers! Please take a moment to read the end-of-year announcements below.


End of Year Message from SCHS President Kay Sullivan
Dear Lancer Families,
We are glad to put the 2020-2021 school year in the rear view mirror! We look forward to embracing normalcy in August, with mask free, on-campus education and no requirements for distancing! 
And while I am enthusiastic about 2021-2022, my heart goes out to every Lancer as we look back on the past fifteen months. I recognize that you have suffered mightily and that you did not have the opportunity to participate 100% in the signature Salpointe high school experience. We worked hard to provide it with instructional creativity and technology, by maintaining athletic competitions, and by offering reimagined Kairos retreats, class masses, theatrical performances, freshman frolic, sophomore and junior movie nights, senior sunrise breakfast, prom and graduation. It wasn’t easy for anyone and there were disappointments along the way.
Through it all, please know that our goal was to achieve balance, health and safety for the whole community: our students, our faculty and staff, and our Tucson community. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigated uncharted territory.
Lancers, do not let this period of adversity define you or derail you. Dig deeply and depend on your God to inspire you and embrace you as you move forward in your life. Click here to continue reading President Sullivan's message...
Get the Vaccine!
As Salpointe prepares for the 2021-2022 school year, we look forward to having all students return to campus for in-person learning. As part of the return to a traditional educational environment, we strongly encourage all students and teachers/staff to get the COVID-19 vaccination. If/when your student(s) receives the vaccine, here are step-by-step instructions to upload the vaccination card to MyPointe.

Please visit the CDC Youth Vaccine Recommendation webpage for more information on the COVID-19 vaccination. Please see the Pima County COVID-19 webpage for a list of vaccine locations.
Student Award Winners
Despite the numerous challenges and obstacles over the last year, our students displayed resiliency and resourcefulness to complete another great school year. Click here to view our full list of student award recipients. Congratulations and job well done, Lancers!
Class of 2021 Graduation
We are so proud of our graduating seniors! On Saturday, May 15, we welcomed seniors and their families to the Tucson Convention Center for a Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony. Click here to view the ceremony on Salpointe's YouTube channel.
Graduation Photos from Rembrandt
Parents and seniors, if you would like to purchase Graduation photos from Rembrandt Photography, please fill out this form and/or contact Rembrandt at 520-797-9200 to place your order.
Parent Survey Results
A sincere thank you to everyone who participated in the Parent/Student Feedback Survey a few weeks ago. We received more than 600 responses from parents, and we are pleased to share some of the results below. We appreciate your support and feedback!


Softball Wins State
For the third season in a row, the Lady Lancers are the 4A Softball State Champions! Salpointe completed the season with a thrilling 5-4 victory over Vista Grande High School and ended with a perfect 24-0 record Congratulations, ladies!
Baseball State Runner-Up
Another great baseball season wrapped up Monday evening as the Lancers were named State Runners-Up! This was the second season in a row Salpointe reached the State Championship game, and the boys ended the season with an impressive 20-4 record.
Track & Field
Salpointe competed very well in the State Tournament over the weekend, with the boys finishing 4th overall and the girls placing 3rd. It was another great season under head coach Mike Urbanski. Great job, Lancers!

Student Services  

College Counseling
After 31 years at Salpointe, Lynn Ossowski is retiring as our college counselor. If you’ve had the pleasure of working with Lynn, you know how much she will be missed. We are wishing all the best for Lynn in retirement! Tara McCall is stepping into the role of full-time college counselor. 

Congratulations to our senior class! A few graduating senior reminders: 1) Final transcripts will be ready next week. Details about transcripts can be found in the Sr. May Newsletter. 2) See a list of colleges admitting our students at Class of 2021 College Acceptances and 3) please update your contact information to keep up with classmates and alumni. Join the Salpointe Catholic High School Alumni Association Facebook page and Instagram accounts.

Senior Bragsheet Assignment: The assignment is posted in your Future Plans Class of 2022 Google Classroom. This work is designed to help you formulate a plan for life after graduation from Salpointe. This is a required summer assignment due August 20 or earlier if possible. 

Rising Juniors and seniors: This summer is a great time to explore colleges. Ten of the top public research universities around the country will present a virtual program in early June. This is an opportunity to engage with admission experts to learn how to effectively search for and compare colleges, pay for your education, and find the academic and student experience that is right for you. Universities participating include CU-Boulder, Oregon, Clemson, ASU, Penn State, UT-Austin, UCSD, Illinois and more. Register for The Terrific 10 College Exploration Series 

The Flinn Scholars Program invites sophomores and juniors to see their virtual information session over the summer. This will provide valuable background about this competitive scholarship for high-achieving AZ students who plan to attend UA, ASU or NAU. The merit-based scholarship covers tuition, fees, housing and meals, plus at least two study-abroad experiences. The overall financial package is valued at more than $120,000. They seek very high academic achievement, significant leadership in extracurricular activities, and purposeful involvement in community or school service. They are specifically looking for students in the top 5% of their class, which would be approximately above 4.1 weighted Salpointe GPA. students. No SAT or ACT scores are needed.  

Spirit Store

Join us for our Kickoff to Summer Sidewalk Sale on May 25-26 from 8a-3p! Many items will be deeply discounted to make room for new merchandise. This is a great opportunity for returning students and  families to stock up on spirit gear for next year!
Now Available: Online pre-pay for uniform polos to be picked up during the Salpointe Book Swap on June 12. Go to the Spirit Store website and click on the link. Choose how many polos you want to purchase and pre-pay. Bring your receipt (we will also have a record) to the Book Swap. We will check you in and you can pick out colors and sizes. We have found this really helps us keep the line down on the day of the event! Polos are also available for purchase in the store during regular hours.
Spirit Store summer school hours will vary. Please check our webpage for details. Thank you for supporting the Salpointe Spirit Store! Follow us on Instagram for updates, store hours and specials! @salpointespiritstore

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Tucson, AZ 85719
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