Inspire Family Newsletter

News and updates for families of Inspire students

April 30, 2021

Dear Inspire Families,


I’m having a hard time believing that we’re actually in Period 8 of 8! As the school year winds down, I continue to be in awe of our staff, students, and families who flexed to fit the changing conditions of the pandemic, kept student mental and emotional well-being central, rose above petty politics and factions, and stayed unified in the endeavor to support student learning.


We are deep in the midst of planning for next year, and I’m so grateful for the team of parents who met with me this week to help review student outcomes and put solid strategies in place for next year. We’d like to offer an Inspire Parent/Guardian Information Meeting on May 13 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom to discuss:

  • Schedule and calendar for the 2021-22 school year

  • Guidance and recommendations for in-person school

  • COVID vaccines for staff and students

  • Support for student academic achievement

  • Support for student mental health and well-being

  • Q and A


You can join us by clicking on the Zoom link below:


https://zoom.us/j/92584350566


Meeting ID: 925 8435 0566

Passcode: 342665


We will be sure to record the meeting for those who cannot attend, and will post the video to our weekly newsletter, and to the Inspire website.


As always, I welcome your questions, concerns, and good ideas! Feel free to call or email any time.


With gratitude and hope,


Becky Brown

Principal/Superintendent

Inspire School of Arts and Sciences

(530) 230-7758

bbrown@inspirechico.org

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Consider sending a note of appreciation to Inspire Teachers & Staff for all their hard work this last year. Visit the staff page here, to send an email and show your support!

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COVID Protocols: Updates and Information

The California Department of Public Health has recently revised several of its recommendations for K-12 schools. As you continue to make decisions about your child's learning, we want to be sure to keep you informed. The following is a summary of Inspire's COVID protocols, along with key changes from the CDPH:


  • Physical distancing recommendations reflect a minimum of 3' between students in classrooms (revised from 6')
  • Ventilation is a key component of a safe and healthy classroom environment
  • Masks are still required at all times for staff and students
  • Classrooms cleaned regularly (no longer required to disinfect)
  • Students are expected to wash hands frequently, and to use hand sanitizer when entering or leaving the classroom
  • Students experiencing symptoms of COVID should not come to school
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Don't Forget to Enroll Your Incoming Inspire Students

If your Inspire student has a sibling who will be new to Inspire next year, don't forget to apply now on the Enrollment page of the Inspire website!
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2021-22 Inspire School Calendar

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Messages from the main office:

Office Hours/Scheduling:


In-Person Learners: Please report to campus no earlier than 8:15. Class will begin at 8:30 and be excused at 12pm, as they have for most of the year. Please do not linger on campus after class unless you have permission to do so.



Distance Learners: No changes, please log on from 8:30 to noon.


Visitors Need to Sign-In At the Front Office When Coming to Campus.

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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 Yard Signs

Here is the link to order your senior signs - all orders must be in by Sunday, May 9, 2021.

ORDER HERE


Register your seniors for Sober Grad Night, here.


If you ordered graduation announcements through Herff Jones, they should be arriving beginning of May.


Please let Celeste know if you have any questions or would like to help with Sober Grad Night.


Celeste Cramer

Development Director

ccramer@inspirechico.org | 530-999-2882

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Yearbook 2020-2021

Last call for Yearbooks! The price is now $90. Please see below for purchasing options.


  • 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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Inspire Performing Arts Boosters

People always ask: “How can we/I help?”


Usual response is: “Fill our seats, spread the word to increase our audiences, make a program ad purchase, get goodies at the concessions booth, or donate time and items when called for.”


For ten years, this has been enough, but now these ways to help the Performing Arts have been obliterated by the pandemic. After waiting a year for things to improve, we have decided to form a new plan and WE NEED YOU! We have created an Inspire Performing Arts (IPA) Boosters Program. All donations will go directly to our programming and are tax deductible. We need to get through this and allow our students to have the amazing learning opportunities they deserve even if they look a little different.


Click here to visit our Boosters Website to find out how you can get involved!

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More details to come!

The Phantom of the Opera Streaming: May 7, 8, & 9


PA Spring Festival: May 14-15


Senior Awards Night: May 18


Film Festival: May 21


Drive-In Movie Night - Grease: May 22


Graduation: June 1


Alice in Wonderland: June 15-19


ISPA Rock the Musical: July 12-23

Phantom Tickets

Stream the performance for $25 on May 7th & 8th at 7 pm and May 9th at 2 pm. Reserve your spot here.

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


Has your student finished selecting their classes for next year? No! Have your student email their counselor to let them know what classes they want, ASAP!


Otherwise, they will be placed in classes by the counselors based on what they need, and the best guess at what your child might like. Help them out!

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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:

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