Salpointe Weekly Peek - September 24, 2021

Happy Friday, Lancers! Please see the many important announcements below.
Letter from President and Principal
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. 

Overall, Pima County schools have had 2,274 cases and 76 outbreaks since school started. 

Our top priority remains the safety of our students, while maintaining transparency with all constituent groups.
Kay Sullivan       Keith Gibalski
President            Principal
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.
MyPointe Password Change
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 with any questions.
Salpointe Theater Performances
Salpointe Drama presents: Disaster! A 1970’s Disaster Movie MusicalJoin us in the newly remodeled Corcoran Theater on 10/1, 10/2, 10/8 and 10/9 at 7:00pm; 10/3 at 2:00pm; and 10/10 at 5:00pm. Reserved premium tickets and general admission tickets are available now: Tickets will also be sold at the door for every show. Show your support for our talented Lancer performers!
Senior Photos - Deadline Extended
All senior photographs must be taken with Rembrandt Photography by Sunday, October 17. Call now to make an appointment: 520-797-9200. Students must be clean-shaven when sitting for their senior photo. Contact Mr. Shinaberry at with questions.
Fashion Club Meeting
The Fashion Club will be having a meeting next Tuesday, September 28 in Room 210.The meeting will start at 3:20 p.m. All students are welcome. Contact Mrs. Gómez in the Student Center with questions.
Kindness Club Meeting
The Kindness Club will be having a meeting next Wednesday, September 29 in Room 713. The meeting will start at 2:40 p.m. Our club promotes kindness on our campus and community. All students are welcome. Contact Mrs. Gómez in the Student Center with questions.


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!
Live Stream Salpointe Home Games
Salpointe has the ability to live stream all of our sporting events that are held in the stadium, gym, baseball and softball fields. Can't make the game but want to watch? Go to and type in 'Salpointe' at the top of the page. Pick the event you want to watch and subscribe. It is $10.99 for a month or $69.99 a year. Go Lancers!

Student Services  

Learning Lab Closed - September 28
Lancers, please note the Learning Lab will be closed on Tuesday, September 28. Contact Ms. Griffin at with any questions.
Character Counts
This week our Character Commentaries continued on the topic of respect, using the word as an acronym. On Wednesday, Stella looked at the second letter “E” which stands for esteem. Esteem is having a healthy regard for another and that includes oneself… self-esteem (The First "E" in Respect). Omar dealt with the letter “S” on Thursday, which stands for sympathy. Sympathy is more than just passively  feeling sorrow for another. It involves being active in helping someone in a difficult time (The "S" in Respect). Follow the links to read the full commentary!
College Counseling
We have more than 40 colleges signed up for our College Fair! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 6 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Parents and students in all grades are welcome! See the colleges that will be visiting.  
Salpointe will welcome several college admissions reps to campus next week: 
  • University of Arizona: September 27, 11:00am 
  • University of Nevada - Las Vegas: September 27, 2:30pm 
  • Ottawa University - Phoenix: September 28, 11:00am 
  • Colby College: September 28, 2:30pm (virtual)
  • University of Richmond: September 29, 9:45am (virtual) 
  • University of California - Riverside: September 29, 9:45am 
  • Catholic University of America - Tucson: September 29, 2:00pm 
  • Loyola University Chicago: September 30, 9:45am (virtual)
  • Wake Forest University: September 30, 9:45am (virtual) 
  • Florida Institute of Technology: October 1, 11:00am
Visits are open for Juniors and Seniors. Students must sign up to attend via Naviance → College Visits, or come by Student Services.  
Pima Community College has a new FAST Track Program, with classes lasting 3 months to 1 year, which are designed to quickly give students industry-recognized skills. Programs include: automotive technology, construction technology, cyber security, EMT, etc.  

Financial Aid

Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO) - Referral Program
Empower your family to meet your tuition needs with the CTSO Referral Program. Join us on Tuesday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Click Family Library. Julieta Gonzalez, CTSO's Scholarship Manager, will give the presentation. Learn about this great opportunity and get answers to your questions.
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

Tonight's home football game is a NEON glow! The Spirit Store has a limited number of neon shirts available while supplies last! Our maroon or black Football tees are in stock as well. Come by the Spirit Store Cart at the game and get your spirit gear to cheer on our Lancers. Find us by the scoreboard starting at 6pm until halftime. Go Lancers!

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