Salpointe Weekly Peek - September 3, 2021

Happy Friday, Lancers! Please see the many important announcements below.

Get Involved at Salpointe
As a Lancer parent, you are a treasured part of the Salpointe community and we encourage you to get involved on campus. Interested in selling tickets or working in the snack bar at athletic events? How about helping at a college fair? Would you enjoy working on the Foundation Gala or Lady Lancer Brunch and Blessing committee? These are just some of the opportunities available. If you are interested, please complete this volunteer form. We’ll be in touch as needs arise. Thank you for your support. 
Learning Lab Volunteers Needed
Salpointe's Learning Lab is in need of volunteers to help support students needing accommodations during testing and/or supervise peer tutors providing aid to students.
You would be making a great contribution to the Salpointe community by giving students a little bit of your time once a week. Volunteers would sign up for two-hour time slots once a week and would be in charge of overseeing the Learning Lab, assisting peer tutors as they help students, supervising students’ testing, and occasionally reading aloud exams to students who have that accommodation for their learning.  
As a volunteer, because you may be working one-on-one with students, you are required to have fingerprint clearance and/or Diocesan Clearance. Prior experience in the field of education is preferred but not required. 
If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of our students and would like to be included on our list of volunteers, please contact Brenda Griffin ( Thank you!
Sacrament of Confirmation
We at Salpointe encourage all Catholic young adults to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. While Salpointe Catholic has offered the Sacrament to our Lancers since the 1980’s, the rightful place for reception is the student’s parish. It should be part of the lifelong process of building a strong and dynamic relationship within parish life.
At the direction of Most Reverend Edward Weisenburger, J.C.L., Bishop of Tucson, Salpointe will no longer offer the Sacrament of Confirmation, effective immediately. Students interested in being Confirmed should contact their parish to register for the parish Confirmation program. If an interested student is not a member of a parish, he/she can register for Confirmation at St. Cyril Church, a local parish under Carmelite leadership. Please call 520-795-1633 to register no later than September 7 in order to participate in St. Cyril’s Confirmation program this year. The St. Cyril Confirmation preparation meetings take place on Wednesday evenings, starting on September 8. Confirmation will take place in November.
Vaccine Raffle Drawing
All students who have uploaded their completed vaccination card to myPointe by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 3 are automatically entered to win the grand prize of $1,000 cash or one month of paid tuition. The winner will be announced at halftime of the football game and be emailed on Monday. To upload the completed vaccine card, the student's parent/guardian must log into myPointe and click the "Checklist to Review" banner across the top to get started.


Digital Tickets for Sporting Events
Sporting competitions are underway! 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 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!

Student Services  

Community of Concern Meeting
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. The location has been moved to the Corcoran Theater (in the Stearns Center for the Arts). 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 students afterward. Please submit this RSVP Link to let us know if you will be joining us for the evening.

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 
Please submit this RSVP Link to let us know if you will be joining us for the evening.
Character Counts
This past week, Character Commentaries during homeroom focused on the meaning of character. Stella Fina laid out varying definitions for character before focusing on character as it relates to integrity (What is Character?). On Thursday, Omar Monreal talked about how a person can discover their true character and what to watch for in building it up (Discovering True Character). Follow the links to read the full commentary!
College Counseling
Salpointe will welcome several college admissions reps to campus next week: 
University of Chicago: September 7, 2:30pm
Fairfield University: September 8, 2:00pm (virtual)
Mount Saint Mary’s University: September 8, 2:00pm (virtual)
San Diego State University: September 9, 9:45am (virtual)
University of Miami: September 9, 9:45am (virtual)
The Catholic University of America - Tucson: September 9, 11:00am
Visits are open for Juniors and Seniors. Students must sign up to attend via Naviance → College Visits, or come by Student Services.  

Seniors: The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, low income, minority high school seniors. The scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year. Apply here. The deadline is September 15.

Tri-University Tour: Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona have partnered for an in-depth virtual program to highlight admission, financial aid and college experiences in Arizona during the week of September 7 - 11. All of the sessions are hosted through Zoom, and include topics for all high-school students and parents. 

Financial Aid

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!
Arizona Tuition Connection - Scholarship Coaching Session
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 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 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.orgA 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.comA new application must be completed each school year.
Arizona Leadership Foundation (ALF) - Please contact Theresa Lehrling at for more information on how to apply for Arizona Leadership Foundation funds. Please visit the ALF website at 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

Spirit Store

The Spirit Store will be at our first home football game this Friday night! Come by the Spirit Store Cart to get your spirit gear to cheer on our Lancers. Tonight's home football game is a black out!
This week we are receiving more performance polos, jackets and sweatshirts in all styles and colors, t-shirts, hats, bracelets and more!   Check our website for current hours. We look forward to serving you!

Salpointe Catholic High School

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Tucson, AZ 85719
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