Summer Letter to Salpointe Families - July 2021

July 15, 2021
Dear Salpointe Families,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! Salpointe Catholic looks forward to delivering our signature high school experience to 1200+ Lancers this fall. Our goal is to return to “normal” as much as possible as we continue to navigate the final days of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The first step in achieving normalcy is the vaccination of all those faculty, staff and students who are able to be vaccinated. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our Lancers. While we are not requiring vaccinations, our plan is to achieve a high level of immunization on campus, thereby reducing the risk of transmission and decreasing the chance that we would have to implement masking or distancing. Over 90% of our employees are vaccinated; we would like to see that level among our student population. We encourage you to seek the guidance of your healthcare professional and get vaccinated! Then please take a picture of the vaccination card and upload it to your MyPointe account. This will help us track the level of immunity on campus.

We invite you to get involved here on campus. In addition to our rich academic curriculum, Salpointe offers 26 competitive sports, dozens of dynamic clubs, and multiple opportunities to shine in the performing and visual arts. Parents, we encourage you to participate in the many events that celebrate our students: arts, theater, athletics, liturgies, back to school night, parent conferences, fundraisers, Kairos, etc. Check out the calendar on the website and regularly read the information-packed Weekly Peek email on Friday afternoons during the school year. 

Questions? Please contact us. We look forward to seeing you in August.

Kay Sullivan    Keith Gibalski
President        Principal

2021-2022 Salpointe Catholic Information

The Class of 2025 will have orientation on Monday, August 9 from 7:40am-3:05pm. Report to the Kalil Family Gym. Students may wear casual but modest dress for their new student orientation and school photos. Student ID cards will be issued during orientation and lunch will be provided. Click here for the freshman letter sent out in June with more detailed information.

Transfer students will have orientation on Monday, August 9 at 9:00am. The Assistant Principal for Student Services, Mr. Patrick Hayes, will send that invitation separately, including all the details.

The fall semester begins Tuesday, August 10, 2021 for all students. The first bell rings at 8:05 a.m. and the tardy bell rings at 8:10. Click here for the new bell schedule. This will be a full school day. Students should arrive in dress code* (see below) with backpacks and textbooks, ready to begin the new school year!
  • Freshmen: Dress code
  • Sophomores and Juniors: May wear casual but modest dress for their school photos. ID Photos will be printed and handed out during the yearbook photo process.
  • Seniors: Dress code; ID photos will be distributed during class. 
    Please note: Senior portraits need to be completed at Rembrandt Photography by September 24. Call Rembrandt Photography NOW to make an appointment: 520-797-9200. Students must be clean shaven when sitting for senior photos. Only pictures taken by Rembrandt will be published in the Salpointe yearbook. This is to ensure a consistent, high quality yearbook. Questions: contact Keith Shinaberry at
Class Schedules and Locker Assignments
Log into myPointe*
To Access Class Schedule:
Click on student’s name 
Click on Schedule tab to view class schedule
To Access Locker Assignment: Lockers will be available on August 2
Click on Contact Card to see locker number
Though lockers may be available on August 2, it is highly recommended that students do not leave books in their lockers until the first day of school.

*If you experience difficulty with your myPointe account, please email or call:
Jeff Mounts - or (520) 547-5906

When do I eat lunch?
Salpointe has two lunch sessions. To determine which lunch period is yours:
  1. Look at your class schedule
  2. If your 4th period class is in rooms 117, 200-213, 701-714, 800-812, Gym and weight room, you have first lunch and 2nd 4th period 
  3. If your 4th period class is in any other room (300s, 400s, 500s, or 600s), you have second lunch and 1st 4th period
Full cafeteria services (including breakfast at 7:40 a.m.) begin Tuesday, August 10. Your ID card is used as the “debit card” to purchase meals. Remember to load the ID card (click here for instructions). You may also bring a sack lunch.

Spirit Store
The store will reopen Monday, August 2. Check the website for hours. Parking passes will be issued using the same online process as in years past. Students need to fill out a Parking Pass Request form on the Spirit Store website and pay $20 for a one-year pass. Students can come to the Spirit Store to pay for and pick up parking passes from Monday, August 2 to Thursday, August 5, as well as during regular store hours throughout the school year. Students must have a 2021-22 parking pass to park on campus. All cars must display a parking pass by Monday, August 23, 2021.

Student drop off for the 2021-2022 school year will be limited to the Copper Street entrance, Glenn Street gate and Mountain Avenue gate. 
  • Copper Street entrance will be open from 7:30-8:10 a.m. only
  • Glenn Street gate and Mountain Avenue gate will open at 7:00 a.m.

Regarding student pick-up: Please do not arrive for student pick-up any earlier than ten minutes prior to dismissal. Doing so adds unmanageable traffic congestion in the parking lots resulting in overflow onto city streets. Tucson Police will issue citations for traffic hazards created on city streets.
Please note: Vehicles exiting from both Glenn Street and Mountain Avenue parking lots after school will be “right turn only.”

Student pick-up after school will continue to be available along Cherry Avenue on the east side of campus and Copper Street on the south. Students being picked up in either the Glenn or Mountain lot need to safely find and move to the vehicle that is picking them up and not wait until the vehicle moves up in line to meet the student.

Salpointe Catholic sincerely appreciates your understanding and cooperation with this policy as it is in the best interest of student safety. Thank you for cooperating to keep our students safe and secure!

Counseling Department
The Director of Counseling will be available starting on July 26 and the class counselors will be available starting on August 2.

Dress for P.E. Classes
Students may wear any Salpointe t-shirt and gym shorts for P.E. classes.

After-School Tutoring
Tutoring will begin on Monday, August 23 and run every Monday-Thursday. Tutoring in Math, English, Science and Spanish will begin each day 10 minutes after dismissal and run for 90 minutes. Students should report to Foundation Hall to receive free tutoring services. Attendance for tutoring can be viewed through myPointe to monitor students’ participation. Check the Weekly Peek email the first week of school for more information.

Back-to-School Night
Please mark your calendar now for Back-to-School Night, Monday, August 30 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. This gives you an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers as you visit each class on his/her schedule. The program will begin in Foundation Hall at 5:00 p.m. Please bring a copy of your student’s schedule.

The Family Athletic Ticket is for sale through the Athletic Office. This ticket ($100) will admit your immediate family to every regular season home contest on the SCHS sports schedule. Contact to purchase a ticket.

The Salpointe website is our main means of communication with you. Everything is available to you on any device: calendars, schedules, textbook list, handbook, sports information, etc.  

Tip Line: (520) 485-2212
The Tip Line is available for both parents and students to anonymously report concerns to Salpointe administrators. The Tip Line accepts text messaging as well as voice messages. Please note: This system is not for emergencies. The line is monitored seven days a week.

We look forward to seeing you in August!

Salpointe Catholic High School

1545 E. Copper St.,
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 327-6581
Attendance: (520) 327-1990
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