Happy Friday, Lancers! Please see the many important announcements below.
Dear Salpointe Community,
We appreciate your diligence in helping to protect our community while we work to deliver the signature Salpointe experience to our Lancers.
We need to inform you that we have had six students test positive for COVID this week, for a total of ten cases over the past six weeks. Eight of the ten cases are unvaccinated students. Our Health Office is working with the Pima County Health Department on contact tracing: apparently four transmissions occurred off campus, the fifth is unknown and the sixth transmission (between two students) may have occurred on campus and is, therefore, considered an outbreak. An outbreak is defined by PCHD as “≥ 2 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases among students or staff with onsets within a 14-day period, who are epidemiologically-linked, do not share a household, and were not identified as close contacts of each other in another setting during standard case investigation or contact tracing.” While PCHD is technically classifying this as an outbreak, the health department does not recommend additional action since our protocols are in compliance with public health recommendations.
We are confident that we can keep our community safe by enforcing mandatory masking indoors, by encouraging vaccination, by sanitizing public spaces, and by maximizing air filtration and ventilation systems.
Please see this press release
by PCHD today: PIMA COUNTY, Sept. 24, 2021 – Pima County co-authored a study published today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that shows universal mask wearing in Arizona K-12 schools considerably reduces the likelihood of a school-associated COVID-19 outbreak. The investigation included 999 K–12 public non-charter schools in Pima and Maricopa counties, finding that schools without a mask requirement were 3.5 times more likely to experience a COVID-19 outbreak.
Our top priority remains the safety of our students, while maintaining transparency with all constituent groups.
Kay Sullivan Keith Gibalski
Parent-Teacher Conferences - October 12
Parents, please make plans to join us on Tuesday, October 12 from 5-7pm for Parent-Teacher Conferences. More information to follow in upcoming Weekly Peeks.
Salpointe's software provider has increased the requirements for passwords for logging into MyPointe. These changes will take effect on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. These new requirements include:
- Minimum of 12 characters in length
- Include at least 1 special character
- Include at least 1 upper case letter
- Include at least 1 lower case letter
Europe Trip 2023 - Meeting Next Week
Are you interested in traveling to Europe and experiencing the path American soldiers took during WWII? Come to the informational meeting on Wednesday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m.
in Foundation Hall as we introduce the Summer Europe 2023 Trip: WWII and the Western Front. Please contact Mr. Enriquez at email@example.com
with any questions.