Inspire Family Newsletter

News and updates for families of Inspire students

March 5, 2021

Dear Inspire Families:


As a teacher, I was always somehow simultaneously annoyed and delighted with the mysterious workings of spring in my students. On that first 70 degree day, something would shift in the class. They'd get squirmy, almost agitated, or sit there stunned and silent like lizards sunning on a rock. Now that our world has shrunk to screens, it's harder to notice the difference. I wonder if (and I hope that!) they are disconnecting at some point in the day and experiencing the sunshine.


It's hard to believe that our campus has been closed for nearly a year. The pandemic has been a grim march for so many, and continues to be for so many. For now, I hope that our students are getting out into nature, where--as Annie Dillard says--"anything can happen, and anything does."


As we move closer to Inspire's school reopening on March 25, we are hopeful and excited about the prospect of having students on campus again. We are also mindful of the difficulties for students and families who need to remain in distance learning. You should receive an email from your child's Period 7 teacher by the end of the day (3/5) outlining the schedule and expectations for students returning to school in person. If you did NOT receive the email., or if you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to email the teacher directly, call or email me any time, or call the Inspire office at (530) 891-3090.


Have a wonderful weekend, Inspire families. Have we told you lately how grateful we are for your partnership, patience, grace, and good will?


With gratitude and hope,


Becky Brown

Principal/Superintendent

Inspire School of Arts & Sciences

bbrown@inspirechico.org

(530) 230-7758

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Inspire is pleased to announce that we will be honoring our 2021 Inspire graduates with a Drive-In Graduation at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds on Tuesday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m.


Families can attend in their own vehicles and enjoy a celebration of our Seniors' accomplishments with a virtual ceremony on the big screen. Students will have the opportunity to receive their diplomas in person, with a walk across the stage. We are also planning opportunities for families to take photos of their seniors with diplomas.


For questions, contact Becky Brown at bbrown@inspirechico.org

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Senior Parents/Guardian Section

Please check HERE regularly for Senior-specific information:


Senior Tributes - DUE MARCH 14th!

YOU'RE WELCOME! We've extended the deadline for senior tribute submissions!


The time has come to commemorate your student in the 2021 yearbook with a Senior Tribute! It's been a wild year, and what better way to honor your student's hard work during an unprecedented time than to celebrate them in print?


Senior tributes are on sale now through March 14th, but they will be created on a first come, first served basis, with limited available space. Be sure to reserve your space today!


Create and pay online with a credit card, or pay with cash/check using this form. (School code: 16210)


Questions? contact yearbook@inspirechico.org


Thank you,

-The Anthology Yearbook Staff

Messages from the main office:

Office Hours/Scheduling:


In-Person Campus Activities (limited)

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Yearbook 2020-2021

Be sure to buy your yearbook now, before prices go up!

From now to April 30th the yearbook will be $85 and starting May 1st it will go to $90.


  • Paying with credit card? CLICK HERE and enter school code 16210.
  • Paying with cash or check? Fill out the order form and bring exact payment amount (not able to make change) to the front office during office hours.


Email yearbook@inspirechico.org with questions.

LAST CALL FOR YEARBOOK IMAGES

The Yearbook will be submitted to the production plant for printing mid-March, so all photo submissions need to be uploaded ASAP for a chance to be in the book!


Please help us make this yearbook great by submitting photos of what school has been like for your student, via distance learning!


Here are ways to participate:

  1. Use the app HJeShare (school code 16210) to upload photos
  2. Use hjeshare.com (school code 16210) to upload photos
  3. Email photos to yearbook@inspirechico.org
  4. Tag photos with #2021InspireYBK on Instagram
  5. Answer questions asked on instagram @inspireyearbook
  6. Buy your book on yearbookordercenter.com (school code 16210)
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Alice in Wonderland Auditions

Hello Inspire students! This year for our play, we are doing our very own adaptation of Alice in Wonderland written by students under the direction of Erin Horst. As of right now, we are planning to perform outside June 15th through June 19th - COVID guidelines permitting.


If you are interested in acting in a world of imagination and wonder, or being casted as a larger than life character, then this is the opportunity for you! Many roles are available, and anyone is encouraged to audition, even graduating seniors. All levels of acting experience are welcomed, so don’t be afraid to try. If you are nervous, audition anyway, we are always looking for students with new and exciting talent, so do the Inspire thing and put yourself in the spotlight or in this case the sunlight.



We will be having an informational zoom meeting about auditioning and first time auditioning experiences. This will also be helpful if you’ve previously auditioned, or if you need help with the process of auditioning online. The zoom meeting will be next Tuesday, March 2nd, at 1:00 pm if you are interested.

Audition Meeting Zoom Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/96554792308

Meeting ID: 965 5479 2308 - Passcode: alice


Audition videos are due at noon on Wednesday, March 10th.

Callbacks will be held on zoom Thursday, March 11th at 3:30PM.

If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Horst, Jarrah Myles, or True Kozielski (Stage Manager)


Audition Packet & Audition Form (which needs to include your audition video)



Counseling Office

Is your student having trouble with school or classes?

Need to talk to about their schedule?

In need of emotional support?

Let us help!


Office Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.


Counselors:

Tasha Teeter -students last names beginning A-K

Marcus Hopkins – students last names beginning L-Z

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We. are. Live!

This year, the Inspire Foundation is taking our annual fundraiser online with a virtual auction, running from April 10th through 25th, 2021! From local and international vacation getaways (like the one featured below), to winery and brewery tours and tastings, to gorgeous jewelry and art, the Inspire Virtual Auction will offer experiences and items to you while giving you a chance to support all Inspire programs.

This event is part of our 2021 public fundraising effort to build a new, state-of-the-art campus and permanent home for our Inspire family, breaking ground in 2022!

Here's how you can get involved:

Donate to a cause and get entered in the weekly raffle. For every donation received on our auction site, you will be entered to win in our weekly raffle starting on March 12th and will continue through April 23rd. Each donated dollar gets one raffle ticket, so the more you donate, the more likely you are to win. You get a tax write-off and a chance to win great prizes!


Donate an auction item or naming opportunity on the new campus. By contributing an item to our auction, you will have access to a range of marketing benefits, including social media, website, and newsletter acknowledgment with nationwide visibility. Additionally, any investment in a naming opportunity by March 31, 2021 will earn you recognition as a sponsor of the April auction on social media, our website, and beyond. To learn more about naming opportunities visit our Capital Campaign webpage or to donate an item, visit our auction page and select "Donate Auction Items".


Spread the word. RSVP "Going" to the Facebook auction event for regular updates leading up to April 10th and through the 25th, and invite your friends to join the fun as well!

Attendance Expectations

Though students are not on campus, attendance is mandatory for both your daily classes and Friday afternoon Advisory.


Distance Learning Attendance Expectations:


  • Teachers will track attendance for the duration of class.
  • Students are required to log in, on time, at the beginning of each period and remain logged in until excused.
  • If a student cannot make a class period, a parent/guardian must call or email attendance as usual.
  • Students should stay in communication with their teachers.


To leave a message on the Attendance Line please call (530) 891-3133.

Emails can be sent to attendance@inspirechico.org

More information HERE.

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WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

For attendance:


For general questions, or material appointments:

  • Call the front office at (530) 891-3090


For technology assistance:


To speak with your child's teacher:


To speak with the Principal/Superintendent: