Inspire Family Newsletter

News and updates for families of Inspire students

February 5, 2021

Dear Inspire Families:


It's that time of year! No, not Valentine's Day, it's New Student Enrollment time. You can help us spread the word by sharing the story of Inspire with friends, family, and community members--especially families with 8th grade students who may still be deciding on the right high school for next year. There are so many ways you can help:


1) Follow us on social media via Facebook or Instagram


2) Share our Enrollment Newsletter, with links to videos, webinars, and articles about Inspire


3) Send along a link to our Inspire Website, so folks can find out more about our programs, sign up for a school tour, or enroll now!


We are so excited to connect with the new students coming to us in fall of 2021, and looking forward to a time when we can all learn together in person again. Thank you for your help in spreading the word about Inspire in our community, and for all your support and encouragement throughout the year. We couldn't do it without your partnership!


As always, don't hesitate to call or email me with questions, concerns, or good ideas.


With gratitude and hope,


Becky Brown

Principal/Superintendent

Inspire School of Arts & Sciences

bbrown@inspirechico.org

(530) 230-7758

Messages from the main office:

Office Hours/Scheduling: .



In-Person Campus Activities (limited)

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Senior Parents/Guardian Section

Please check HERE regularly for Senior-specific information:


Senior Portraits - Last Call!

We have the studio available one last time to get students in for senior portraits for the yearbook. The yearbook setting is free, and should take 15 minutes or less. Come with hair/make-up/accessories ready, they have the drape/tux that you/your student will put on, take the photo, then leave, easy as that!


Available dates/times are:


Friday, February 5-

2:15pm, 2:45pm, 3:00pm, 3:15pm, 3:30pm, 3:34pm, 4:45pm, 5:15pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm


Saturday, February 6-

12:30pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 1:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:15pm, 4:30pm, 4:45pm, 5:15pm


The studio is located at- Prestige Studio: 1072 Marauder St, STE 200, Chico, CA 95973


Please email Ms. Hawkins, and let her know which will work best for you, and she will fill them on a first come first serve basis. bhawkins@inspirechico.org

Senior Tributes

Attention senior parent/guardians- The time has come to commemorate and honor your senior in the 2021 yearbook with a senior tribute. Senior tributes are on sale now through February 16, but they will be created on a first come, first serve basis, with limited space. 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

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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.

Yearbook Photos DUE February 19th!!

INTRODUCING.... A new & improved school portrait-- using that creativity that Inspire is all about!


We are asking that each student sends in a portrait either taken by themself, or by you/someone else in the household. We are looking for front facing, head/shoulders, plain(ish) background, good quality-no light glares/weird shadows, school appropriate, high resolution image, no snapchat or other filters, photo must be from this school year (Aug-Now), etc. Besides these parameters, please be creative! Submit by February 19.


How: upload using hjeshare, school code 16210, portraits button, include the student's grade and advisor in the prompts

YEARBOOK NEEDS YOUR HELP - SUBMIT PHOTOS TODAY

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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Spain 2022 - Come fly with me!

Sr. Isern and Sra. Reid have officially moved the Spain trip to June 2022.

We hope all participants will join us for the changed dates, and we welcome new participants to sign up now to join us for this cultural and linguistic education experience!


Space is limited. Email Sra. Reid if interested. ¡Olé!

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The Inspire Performing Arts Vision for the Future

Thursday, February 18th at 7:00-8:00PM

Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/93298810097


Come learn about our planning and ideas for next school year. We will address course selection, placement into courses, clubs, productions, CTE pathway, and majors in the performing arts. This will include: dance, instrumental music, musical theatre, recording arts, technical theatre, theatre performance, and vocal music. All staff will attend to field questions and share information prior to our course selection period at the end of the month (Olivia Cerullo, Erin Horst, Jarrah Myles, Sarah Shoemaker, and Jim White). We will also address this year’s opportunities, summer opportunities, and our newly forming Performing Arts Booster Team.


Please come and get in the know about performing arts at Inspire!


For more information, please contact Performing Arts Director, Jarrah Myles. jmyles@inspirechico.org

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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DON'T MISS OUT ON THE NEW CAMPUS' NAMING OPPORTUNITIES!

Naming a part of the school is a wonderful way to leave a reminder of your generosity or honor a family member or alumni.


Additionally, ALL donations are matched – making your donation even more significant. If you would like to leave a lasting legacy, please contact our Development Director to discuss available options. All pledges can be made over a two year period. We want to work with you and your passion for the future of this school and the thousands of students who will pass through these doors.

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: