Inspire Family Newsletter

News and updates for families of Inspire students

September 25, 2020


Dear Inspire Families:


As I drop into classes each week, the same thoughts wash over me:

"I want more! I wish I could take this class. Why didn't I get to have this same experience in high school? How would my life have been different if I could have gone to Inspire?"


In each observation, I am struck by the ways that Inspire teachers ground their subject matter solidly in meaningful work.


While Mrs. Reynolds' Math 2 students had clear learning targets connected to graphing equations today, they also learned that there are lots of ways to see a problem, that feeling challenged means you are learning, and that the process of arriving at a solution might be more important than the solution itself.


Each opportunity to see the teaching and learning that goes on at Inspire hourly, daily, gives me hope for our students. Especially now, the opportunity to find meaning in what they learn will help our students build resilience for the challenges ahead. This truly is learning, inspired.


With gratitude and hope,


Becky Brown

Principal/Superintendent

Inspire School of Arts & Sciences

bbrown@inspirechico.org

(530) 230-7758

Teen Suicide Prevention

Experiencing crisis? In need of emotional support?

Call Butte Co. Behavioral Health 24 Hour Hotline (530) 891-2810 or (800) 334-6622

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications:

If you did not complete the Free/Reduced Lunch application in the start of year packet, we ask that you take a few moments to submit your application through the Titan website directly. Even if you know you don't qualify for the Free or Reduced Plans, our school receives additional funding for every application that is submitted, regardless of the results.


You can submit your application online at this link: https://family.titank12.com/

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Youth Summit Coming October 3rd!

Calling all young people in college, high school, and the community! We’re coming together for an empowering day curated by SpeakOut - The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture.


Join us as we envision a just and equitable future:
• Learn from today’s leading youth activists and changemakers
• Hear from inspiring and iconic speakers and artists
• Connect with peers around the country…and the world!
• Get tools to build your capacity to lead and make a difference

We are redefining what society can look like, now and post-pandemic. It’s time to tap into our power, build together, and speak out!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT // 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

SEE THE FULL PROGRAM HERE!

GET YOUR TICKETS - JUST $20!

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Pledge Drive Call Training

Inspire needs your help to use a script and call all alumni families and community supporters the first two weeks of October. Calls can be made anytime between 8 am - 8 pm and the more volunteers, the less calls each person needs to make. To learn more, register here: http://bit.ly/inspire-update


In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Development Director, Celeste Cramer, at (530) 999-2882 or ccramer@inspirechico.org


New Campus Update

Inspire School of Arts & Sciences is getting a new home, and we want to share the latest news about this adventure with you! Join us for a community update for details about our campaign to build our new school, and learn about how you can get involved.
Register here: http://bit.ly/inspire-update


In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Development Director, Celeste Cramer, at (530) 999-2882 or ccramer@inspirechico.org

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Volunteer Orientation

We are looking for volunteers to help Inspire's upcoming projects. To learn more, please register here and then you will receive an invite with login information.

Register here: http://bit.ly/inspire-update


In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Development Director, Celeste Cramer, at (530) 999-2882 or ccramer@inspirechico.org

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If your student has been affected by wildfires or by power outages, we want you to know that we are here for you. While we are saddened that we can't provide a safe space on campus, we can work with your family on a case-by-case basis to see how we might support your student.


Call or email the office for an absence: (530) 891-3090 or

lholcomb@inspirechico.org, mmendoza@inspirechico.org

Call or email Ken Hardy for technology assistance: (530) 891-3090 or khardy@inspirechico.org

Call or email your child's teacher by visiting the "Staff" page on our Inspire website.

Call or email the Principal/Superintendent: (530) 230-7758 or bbrown@inspirechico.org

2020-2021 School Calendar & Daily Schedule