Happy Friday, Lancers! Please see the many important announcements below.
Back To School Night for Parents Parents, please join us on Monday, August 30 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. for Back To School Night. Hear from your student’s teachers and learn more about course curriculum, class expectations and projects planned for the school year. Please wear a mask to this event. Click here for more information.
Vaccine Clinic at Salpointe This Weekend In conjunction with the Pima County Health Department, Salpointe is offering a vaccination clinic tomorrow, Saturday, August 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can receive either your first or second dose of the vaccine at the clinic. All three versions (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson) are available. If this is your second dose, remember to bring your vaccination card. These clinics are free and open to all families, alumni and friends of Salpointe. Please note: children between the ages of 12 and 18 must be accompanied by a parent to receive vaccinations.
After School Tutoring
Tutoring will be from 3:20 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 30 to accommodate Back To School Night. Tutoring is cancelled for Tuesday due to the half-day schedule. Please contact Ms. Sara Welchert at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Kindness Club will be meet on Wednesday, September 1 at 2:40 p.m. in Room 713. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you have questions, email Mrs. Gómez at email@example.com.
The Fashion Club will hold its first meeting next Thursday, September 2 at 2:40 p.m. in the Student Center. All students are welcome to attend. If you have questions, email Mrs. Gómez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheer on our Lancers as sporting competitions begin next week! Students are admitted free when they show their current student ID. Tickets for girls volleyball, freshman/JV football and varsity football games can be purchased through GoFan at www.gofan.co. Type in Salpointe in the search bar and our games are listed. All tickets must be purchased through GoFan. No cash will be accepted for tickets at the games. Masks are required at all indoor athletic events and are optional at outdoor events. We look forward to seeing all of our fans at the games! Go Lancers!
Early Dismissal Pickup
Parents, if you are picking up your student after 2:30 p.m. on a regular schedule day or after 2:00 p.m. on a block day, please do so on Copper St. in front of the main administrative building. Students will check out with Student Services and then hand their dismissal pass to the person in the front office (located next to Freshman Patio). This is to avoid the traffic coming into the Glenn parking lot at the end of the school day. Please remember to call and/or leave a voicemail at least one hour ahead of time to allow us to dismiss your student from class.
Community of Concern
Salpointe’s Community of Concern is an integral part of our substance abuse prevention and issues education program. Parents/Guardian presentations are held to provide important information on teenage issues, substance abuse and to improve communication between each other. Parents/Guardians are required to attend two meetings over a four year period. Once during the freshman/sophomore year of their student and once during the junior/senior year.
Our first presentation this year will be held on Friday, September 10 in the Foundation Hall. This is a special opportunity for freshmen parents to attend with the Freshmen Dance being held on the same date and during the same time frame of 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can drop off your student for the dance, attend the presentation and pick up your student afterward.
Our teachers and counselors recognize the long-term effects of the last year and half on our students. We are seeing an increase in academic, social and mental health concerns. We want to share those observations with you and make sure that we are working together, both at school and at home, to help our young people readjust to full-time school.
The topics for the evening will cover;
Recognizing and assisting our students who are struggling academically, socially or mentally
New Counseling and Campus Ministry programs that will help address those issues
How counselors, teachers and parents can best work together
Resources for parents
This past week our Character Commentaries during homeroom focused on values and ethics. Stella Fina explained the meaning of having values and the importance of being consistent in our actions when it comes to things we say we value (Personal Values). Omar Monreal focused on the topic of ethics and explained the important difference between values and ethics (Values vs. Ethics). Follow the links to read the full commentary!
Kairos Retreats for Seniors
Completed permission slips for all of Class of 2022 Kairos retreats are due by September 1. If you haven't registered for Kairos, please fill out the online registration form found on the Campus Ministry information page.
Salpointe will welcome several college admissions reps to campus this week:
Colorado Christian University: September 1, 9:45 a.m.
Villanova University: September 1, 2:00 p.m. (virtual)
ASU (Barrett, The Honors College): September 2, 2:30 p.m.
Visits are open for Juniors and Seniors. Students must sign up to attend via Naviance → College Visits, or come by Student Services.
Sophomores and Juniors: National College Fairs are happening soon. Don’t miss these one-day events! Drop in on Zoom sessions from all of your favorite colleges without leaving home. These college fairs feature college advisers from hundreds of colleges and universities from the US and worldwide. Sign up now for free!
NAU, UA and ASU offer significant merit scholarships to our students.
UA’s scholarships and financial aid information is also available to view for the 2022-2023 academic year, as is NAU’s tuition scholarships. Seniors can get an idea of the merit-based tuition scholarships they may qualify for, and are automatically considered for scholarships upon admission. A separate application is not required.
Mrs. McCall enjoyed meeting with Seniors during their Theology classes this week. We discussed college applications and set up Naviance and Common App accounts so students are ready to start their applications.
IBE Tax Credit Presentation
Please join us on Tuesday, September 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Click Family Library for a presentation on Arizona Tax Credits given by the Institute for Better Education (IBE). IBE will provide helpful information on how to utilize the Arizona State Tax Credit Program to fund your student's tuition at Salpointe. This presentation is open to all parents and/or any potential tax credit donors looking for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!
Do you have questions about what scholarships your family can receive? Learn how there are scholarships available for all students in low, medium and high income families. It is not too late to receive funding for the 2021-22 school year; Arizona Tuition Connection does not have any application deadlines! This one hour training will give you the education and tools you need to be successful in maximizing your scholarship awards. Every parent should plan on attending! We will meet in the Click Family Library on Tuesday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) - Apply immediately so that your student is considered in Round 2 of financing, which takes place in January 2022. You can apply to FAIR at www.fairapp.com using Salpointe's School Code: 800 and School Password: ctso800. Please note: although applications are submitted through FAIR, all funds come from Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO).
Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO) - CTSO also accepts Arizona tax credit donations for Salpointe students through their referral program. In order for your student to receive CTSO Referral Funds, you must create a profile at https://referral.ctso-tucson.org/login and obtain an "RP #." Once you have your RP #, you can then provide it to potential donors. Donors must provide your RP # and school name to CTSO when donating. For families already registered, please be sure to submit new information and / or appropriate documents to CTSO each school year.
Institute for Better Education (IBE) - IBE not only offers financial need-based awards, but they also accept Arizona tax credit recommendations for Salpointe students. Please apply at www.ibescholarships.org. A new application must be completed each school year.
Arizona Tuition Connection (ATC) - ATC accepts Arizona tax credit donations for Salpointe students. ATC also provides financial need-based awards throughout the school year. Please apply at www.arizonatuitionconnection.com. A new application must be completed each school year.
Arizona Leadership Foundation (ALF) - ALF is currently closed. Please contact Theresa Lehrling at email@example.com more information on possible future funding opportunities through ALF. Please visit their website at www.arizonaleader.org to review eligibility requirements.
If you have questions regarding financial aid or would like more information, please email Salpointe's Financial Aid Manager, Theresa Lehrling, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Spirit Store is re-stocked with uniform polos! Any online polo orders placed prior to this week are ready for pickup. Monday is Back to School Night and we will have some new items for you to check out, as well as additions to our $5 and 50% off racks. We will be open until 7:30 p.m. for this special event.
Parking passes are available. Students need to fill out the online form prior to coming into the store with their license and $20 to receive the pass. Coming soon: football tees, family tees and new performance polos. Store hours are M-F 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., but can change with holidays and special events. Check our website for current hours. We look forward to serving you!