Happy Friday, Lancers! Please see the many important announcements below.
Parent-Teacher Conferences - October 12
Please join us for Parent-Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, October 12 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Kalil Family Gymnasium. This is a great opportunity to meet your students’ teachers and discuss your students’ progress this semester. Teachers will be situated in alphabetical order around the gym for you to easily meet with them. Please remember that masks are required on the Salpointe campus while indoors.
Salpointe Theater Performances This Weekend
Salpointe Drama presents: Disaster! A 1970’s Disaster Movie Musical. Join 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: www.showtix4u.com/event-details/55981. Tickets will also be sold at the door for every show. Show your support for our talented Lancer performers!
Therapy Dog on Campus
Lola the therapy dog will be on campus again next Friday, October 8 during both lunches at the counselors' table. Come by to get some puppy love.
Parking Lot Reminder
Student drop off and pickup is temporarily unavailable at the Mountain Ave. gate due to ongoing construction. Please make plans with your student using the Glenn St. parking lot or the Copper or Cherry gates. Thank you for your assistance.
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
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 email@example.com with questions.
Digital Tickets for Sporting Events
Tickets for girls volleyball, freshman/JV football and varsity football games must 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!
All senior Kairos retreats are at capacity and registration is closed. Due to health and safety protocols in place, we cannot accept any more registrations for the senior retreats at this time. There may be a possibility of a mixed junior/senior retreat in the spring semester, but we are awaiting more information.
Kairos 279 (November 18-21) retreatants have already been notified via email and added to Google Classroom. Preliminary information has been sent out to those parents as well. If your student is on the K279 retreat and you haven't received an email message from Campus Ministry regarding COVID protocols and consent to administer COVID tests, please contact Michelle Benzenhoefer immediately (firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-547-9373).
This week, our Character Commentaries continued on the topic of respect, using the word as an acronym. On Wednesday, Stella looked at the letter “P” which stands for politeness. Practicing simple gestures of politeness can go a long way in strengthening relationships and personal integrity (The Letter "P" in Respect). Omar dealt with the letter “E” on Thursday, which stands for empathy. Empathy is defined as the capacity to understand or feel what another person is going through, taking sympathy to a much deeper level (The Second "E" in Respect). Follow the links to read the full commentary!
We have more than 40 colleges signed up for our College Fair on 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. Parents, the best time for you to attend will be after 3:00pm to avoid traffic congestion.
We’re using StriveScan this year to help students connect with College Reps. Students can get registered at StriveFair.com. They will receive a barcode immediately, as well as the day of the College Fair. This is a super quick and easy way to connect with reps at the fair!
Salpointe will welcome several college admissions reps to campus next week:
Saint Edward’s University, TX: October 4, 2:30pm (virtual)
Macalester College, MN: October 5, 2:30pm (virtual)
SCHS College & Career Fair: October 6, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Boston College: October 7, 9:45am
University of California - Santa Cruz: October 7, 9:45am (virtual)
Claremont McKenna College, CA: October 7, 2:00pm
Fordham University, NY: October 7, 2:00pm (virtual)
Visits are open for Juniors and Seniors. Students must sign up to attend via Naviance → College Visits, or come by Student Services.
Catholic University-Tucson: Showcase/Information Night on October 7 from 5:30 - 6:30pm. Students will participate in activities that mirror program content and speak with current Tucson Trailblazers. RSVP: Catholic University-Tucson Showcase RSVP
You are now able to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which opens October 1. Now is the time to gather together needed documents, and to get yourself and your parents the ID number so you can apply. Details at: studentaid.gov. Regardless of your income, we recommend that you file the FAFSA so that no doors are closed to you for any aid a college may give.
Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO) - Referral Program
Empower your family to meet your tuition needs with the CTSO Referral Program. Join us on Sunday, October 10 at 4:00 p.m. in Foundation Hall. Julieta Gonzalez, CTSO's Scholarship Manager, will give the presentation. Learn about this great opportunity and get answers to your Referral Program questions. Open to current and incoming families.
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 Monday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m.
IBE Tax Credit Presentation Please join us on Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Foundation Hall 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!
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) - Please contact Theresa Lehrling at email@example.com for more information on how to apply for Arizona Leadership Foundation funds. Please visit the ALF 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.
CLEARANCE SALE! The Spirit Store is reducing current clearance items another 50% and adding items to the rack! Come in and help us clean house as we continue to bring in new Lancer gear. We are open Monday through Friday, half an hour before and after school. We also accept over-the-phone payments so your student can come in and pick up items for you. New items include SCHS Hawaiian shirts, license plate frames, Mom & Dad gear, shade umbrellas and more! Thank you for supporting your Salpointe Spirit Store!
Supply Chain Backorders
Some of our merchandise, including most of our outerwear, is on backorder due to national supply chain issues. We apologize for the inconvenience and will update you once we receive our shipments. Thank you for your understanding.
Outerwear Dress Code Reminder As the weather begins to cool down, it is important to review Salpointe's dress code policy on outerwear. Please click here to review what students can and cannot wear over the top of their uniform polos.