Salpointe Weekly Peek - January 13, 2023

Weekly Peek Prayer:

Ardemis Martin, Principal

Dear Heavenly Father,
Bless over our seniors in their last months of high school. May they enjoy their final days on campus as seniors and relish every moment with their friends, teachers and coaches. Bless over them and keep them safe this semester. Just as they enjoyed the sunrise this morning as a community, help prepare them for the sunrise of the new chapter they will embark on soon. May they know they are loved and always remember, Salpointe Catholic High School will always be their home and connection to one another. Amen. Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Pray for us.

General Announcements:

Bell Schedule (1/16-1/20)
Monday, January 16: No school
Tuesday, January 17: Schedule 1
Wednesday, January 18: Schedule 2
Thursday, January 19: Schedule 3
Friday, January 20: Schedule 1
Absence Policy
Students are permitted 12 absences per semester per class. All school absences, whether approved by the parent/guardian or not, count toward the total of 12 unless it is a school-related activity such as field trips, AIA-sanctioned athletic events, fine arts performances, Kairos or class retreats. Absence from class is when a student arrives 15 minutes after the class begins.  

Parents/Guardians and students should use personal discretion as to how the 12 absences are used, e.g. doctor appointments, illness, college visits, family trips, club tournaments etc.

Students who exceed 12 absences in a class may be removed and lose credit from the course. Students would then be required to remediate the missed course in order to maintain their enrollment.
Parking Tickets
Attention Students: Parking tickets will be issued for students that park on campus without a permit. If you have lost your pass, please stop by the Spirit Store to have one reissued. 2022-2023 Parking Passes are SOLD OUT.
Early Dismissal/Leaving Campus
Students are required to provide the Attendance Office (Student Services Center) with notification via note or phone call from the parent/guardian prior to leaving campus. Students MAY NOT leave campus without clearance by the Health or Attendance Office. Parents may not remove a student from campus without prior notification to the Attendance Office. Students being picked up with a dismissal slip should report to the Attendance Office (Student Services Center). Violation of this policy may result in an unexcused absence and disciplinary consequences may be imposed.
All early dismissal requests will be retrieved from voicemail. Please be sure to give at least a two hour notice for your request to be processed. We do not have an intercom system, we have TAs taking passes to class to get students dismissed.
After School Tutoring
After School Tutoring Tutoring for Semester 2, will start on Tuesday January 17, and run every week, Monday-Thursday. Tutoring in Math, English, Science, Theology, and Spanish will begin each day 10 minutes after dismissal and run for 80 minutes. Students should report to Foundation Hall to receive free tutoring services. Attendance for tutoring can be viewed through myPointe to monitor students' participation. Any changes will be announced during the Daily announcements.
3:10 dismissal--> tutoring 3:20-4:40
2:30 dismissal--> tutoring 2:40-4:00
Contact Mrs. Welchert if you have any questions. 
ACT/SAT Math Bootcamp
ACT/SAT Math Boot Camp will be offered on Saturday, January 28 and  Saturday, February 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. by our math teacher, Mr. Mazboudi.  If you are interested, please email Mr. Mazboudi at to register.
College Planning Workshop
Our college counselor, Mrs. McCall, invites you to the next college planning workshop: College Roadmap for Parents and Students. This workshop is for interested freshman, sophomores and juniors and their families to better understand the college application process, including timeline, how to prepare and how to pay for college. It's never too early to start thinking about plans for life after high school! We ask that at least one parent attend with their student.
Date: Saturday, February 4th at 3:00 p.m., Foundation Hall  (registration link)
Summer Opportunities
There are many summer opportunities at colleges across the country and abroad available for high school students to take classes, live on campus and learn from professors in a variety of exciting fields. The Summer College Opportunities document is updated regularly as colleges provide their summer program details. Some deadlines are as early as February, so now is the time to check it out. 
Seeking donations for the Lady Lancer raffle baskets
The Lady Lancer committee is seeking donations for raffle baskets. If you'd like to donate an item, please fill out this sign-up sheet. All donations are due by Monday, February 27th. For questions, contact Theresa Marquart, Manager of Parent Relations, Special Events and Planned giving at
Therapy Dog on Campus
Lola the therapy dog will be on campus, Friday, January 20th during both lunches at a table in the Carmelite Plaza. Come by to get some puppy love during your lunch. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Mrs. Markle -


Senior Tribute Yearbook Ad 
Create and purchase a tribute yearbook ad for your graduating senior, as supplies last. View the flyer here for more information and deadlines.
College Decisions
More and more students are hearing back from their early decision and early action schools. Maybe you've already heard back or maybe you're still waiting. When the time comes, a deferral or rejection can leave you feeling heartbroken.
It's an understandable reaction but remember that these outcomes don't reflect your worth or all of the wonderful qualities you will bring to your future college. The college admissions process is incredibly competitive, and there are far more talented students (such as yourself) than spots at top colleges.
If you are deferred or rejected, don't give up! Trust that there is a wonderful school awaiting you next fall. If you'd like to meet with me to discuss next steps, please let me know.
I'll be pushing this message over the next few months: As you are admitted, denied, or deferred and/or awarded scholarship money, please take a screenshot & send or forward those emails to me at: We track this information closely!

Student Services

Character Counts
Happy New Year! As we begin this new year, our Character Counts commentaries this week focused on New Year's Resolutions and Multiplying Our Gifts. Follow the links to read the full commentaries!
Volunteer Hours
Volunteer opportunities are posted on x2vol. Each student must complete 10 hours per year. Parents, you can view opportunities and  progress using your students' login information.
Upcoming Service Opportunities:
March for Life 
Saturday, January 21 - Event begins with Mass at St. Augustine Cathedral. This will be followed by the march to Holy Hope Cemetery and a memorial service. Students can receive service credit for participating and assisting in the event. March for Life

The Carmelites at St. Cyril’s Parish are looking to create an exciting space for youth called JuCar. This is an extension of the international Carmelite organization for children, teens, and young adults. JuCar centers on discipleship, service, and contemplative prayer in the Carmelite tradition. JuCar will meet every third Sunday of the month after 10 a.m. Mass, starting January 15. Involvement in teaching, liturgy and leadership opportunities can be credited toward Salpointe service hours. For information and sign up click JuCar.


Artists Reception: "How Artists Create" by Southern Arizona Arts Guild (SAAG)
"How Artists Create" is a show and sale of over 125 paintings, drawings and sculptures by local Tucson artists from the Southern Arizona Arts Guild (SAAG). The "Salon style" show installation features a wide variety of art styles and subject matter. The artist reception is Saturday, January 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Additional gallery hours are 12-4 p.m. on January 21, 28, February 1 and 11th. Any questions, contact Betina Fink at


QB Club Parking Lot Closure
QB Club Parking Lot will be closed on Friday, January 20, 2023 - all day for the Diego Gadea Wrestling Tournament. Please park in the Glenn lot, the overflow lot on the corner of Glenn and Cherry or legally in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Spring Sports Sign-Up Day
Attention all Spring sports students: Wednesday, January 18th is Spring Sports Sign-Up Day. Come and meet the coaches and learn specifics about tryouts and the first day of practice. Baseball will meet on the field at 3:30 p.m.. All other meetings will be at 2:45 p.m.. Softball in room 430, Boys Volleyball in 413, Beach Volleyball in Alumni Hall, Track in the gym, Boys Tennis 414, Girls Tennis 701, Boys Lacrosse in 309 and Girls Lacrosse 309. If you have any questions, please stop by the Athletic Office.
Athletic Commitment Celebration
Attention all Senior student-athletes who have committed to playing their sport in College next year: We would like to celebrate you at our Athletic Commitment Celebration on Tuesday, January 31st. Please stop by the Athletic Office for an invitation. Thank you.

Spirit Store

It's time for the Annual Clearance Sale to make room for Spring items! Help make way for spring Lancer gear and get some great deals on outerwear and last-of-their-kind items. The sale will run all of January! Spirit Store is open a half hour before and after school. Closed on all school holidays.
Follow the Spirit Store on Instagram for sales, store updates, and more @salpointespiritstore

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Tucson, AZ 85719
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