Inspire Family Newsletter

News and updates for families of Inspire students

March 12, 2021

Dear Inspire Families:


There's a buzz in the air around here. We're looking forward to some much-needed calm and restoration over Spring Break. Then, school reopens on March 25 and this eerily quiet campus will be full of life again. As we move forward into Periods 7 and 8, our teachers and students will be getting used to yet another model of learning in the hybrid. This year, we know the key to successfully supporting students has been clear, two-way communication. Teachers and staff will do our best to make sure you know what's happening, and we encourage you to reach out to us if your child is experiencing obstacles to learning.


We are mindful that families are choosing to keep students learning from home for a variety of reasons. We know what a difficult decision that has been for some families. It's not too late to change your child's learning model for Period 8 (April 28 - May 28). Just call the office and let us know as soon as possible: (530) 891-3090.


Here are the latest updates on the continuing COVID-19 outlook:



  • Butte County has moved into the less restrictive Red Tier in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy
  • All Inspire staff have had the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine
  • California projects that vaccines will become available to the general population by spring of 2021
  • It is still unknown when vaccines will become available for children under 16, or whether these will be mandated for in-person schooling
  • While the downward trends in the infection rate are a good thing, it is vital that we all continue following guidelines for masking, hygiene, and social distancing
  • Emerging research shows that schools are not significant contributors to community spread



We hope that next week brings rest and joy to you and your family. As always, please don't hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns, and good ideas.


With gratitude and hope,


Becky Brown

Principal/Superintendent

Inspire School of Arts & Sciences

bbrown@inspirechico.org

(530) 230-7758

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Messages from the main office:

Office Hours/Scheduling:


In-Person Campus Activities (limited)

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SkillsUSA Update

Congratulations to Digital Media Arts Teacher Erin Hall and Inspire Students for their Achievements in the Region 4 SkillsUSA Competition!

These students worked extremely hard to conceptualize, design and present their digital media art to the region 4 judges.

Congrats to our state bound competitors!

2020-21 Region 4 Competition Results:

Digital Cinema Production:

1st Place: Avery Munson Clark & Kayti Russell (Advance to State)

2nd Place: Nicole Patton & Wyatt Hervey (Advance to State)

Television (Video) Production:

4th Place: Avery Spina & Quinn Anderson (Advance to State)

Photography:

1st Place: Eva Davis-Nixon (Advance to State)

2nd Place: Taylor Cirigliano (Advance to State)

3rd Place: Hailey Joyner (Advance to State)

Pin Design:

1st Place: Lena Hansen (Advance to State)


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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

Senior Parents/Guardian Section

Please check HERE regularly for Senior-specific information:


Senior Tributes - DUE MARCH 14th!

FINAL CALL!


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

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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.

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Spain 2022

Travellers are invited to join Reid and Isern to Spain in June 2022.

Price goes up March 25 and spots limited (18 signed up so far).

Get more info here or email us with questions. ¡Buen viaje!

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Inspire Performing Arts Boosters

During the pandemic, Inspire Performing Arts changed how we deliver our award-winning education to keep students and staff safe, but it came with a significant cost...


The students of Inspire Production Team along with their Performing Arts teachers are requesting your help in producing this year's performing arts events and our major extra-curricular productions of The Phantom of the Opera and Alice in Wonderland. However, “extra-curricular” is not an accurate description of these events, because they are key parts of our Performing Arts curriculum especially this year.


Our Mission: Inspire School of Arts & Science’s Performing Arts Program provides a creative, challenging, and nurturing environment that offers passionate and focused students professional preparation for higher education and life-long learning in the arts.


Visit this page to see how YOU can directly support the future of Performing Arts at Inspire

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: