Inspire Family Newsletter

News and updates for families of Inspire students

May 14, 2021

Dear Inspire Families,


A big "thank you" to all the families who attended our Parent/Guardian Information Night. It was so good to see your faces and hear your voices again. For those who were not able to attend, I'll summarize key points below:


1) 2021 -22 School Calendar and Schedule - We are planning to return on Monday, August 9 full time, in person, and five days a week. You can access the school calendar here and the daily schedule here.

2) COVID-19 Protocols and Processes - Keep in mind, the guidelines are constantly changing. Here's what we know now!

  • Masking will continue to be required for staff and students.
  • Enhanced ventilation in classrooms.
  • 3' minimum social distancing.
  • Ten-day quarantine for students who test positive for COVID, or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive.
  • COVID vaccination strongly encouraged for students and staff.

3) Academic, Social, and Emotional Support - We know that students have been negatively impacted by the pandemic, and we plan to have supports in place for next year, including:

  • Increased counseling services
  • In-class tutors
  • Lunch and after-school interventions
  • Social-emotional learning in Advisories


If you missed the meeting, you can view it by clicking the link here and entering the Passcode: Z$8KHx7u.


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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Summer School Offered for June 14 - July 14

Inspire School of Arts and Sciences' online summer school program will be offered through a hybrid learning model: Students complete work online via Edgenuity, but attend school in-person. Inspire will be offering a four-week Summer School Session from June 14 through July 14 from 8:00 to noon each day. Students will come to campus daily, log into Edgenuity, and complete the work with support from an Inspire teacher.


If your child is in need of credit recovery and you are interested in enrolling them in summer school, please contact their counselor for more information:


Last Name A-K: Tasha Teeter tteeter@inspirechico.org

Last Name L-Z: Marcus Hopkins@inspirechico.org

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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.

Returning Materials to the Main Office

Please remind your student to return all school materials they are not currently using (text books, computers, chrome books, etc.) to the Main Office at their earliest opportunity as to avoid fines.


ALL materials should be returned to the school by the end of the school year.

Heads up Senior guardians, unreturned materials will inhibit your student from participating in Graduation activities.

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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 Grad Night

Senior Grad Night will be on Thursday, May 27th from 7 pm - 12 am at Funland in Chico with miniature golf, skating, live music, casino games and more!


This event is FREE and for Inspire seniors ONLY.

Please Register HERE.



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

Cap & Gown Pick-Up

If you have paid for your Cap & Gown, you will be able to pick them up in the Main Office from Noon to 3.

If you have questions about your order or need to make a payment and for all other questions, please contact our Herff Jones Rep, Sandy Gonzalez. 530.343.1637


The Silver Hoods have JUST arrived, you'll need to pick one up in the office to make the "lewk" complete.

Senior Picnic Chaperones Wanted!

This year's Senior Picnic will take place Friday, 21 May, 8:30-11:30 to be followed by Senior slideshow in Lincoln Center gym.


We are in need of parent/guardians to sign up to chaperone.


Click here to sign up!

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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!

PA Spring Festival: May 14-15


Senior Awards Night: May 18


Inspire Video Showcase: 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

Inspire is having a fun family movie night / fundraiser at the Meriam Park Drive In on Saturday, May 22nd, to watch the movie “Grease.” Come support Inspire and feel free to dress the part! Located off of 20th Street with the entrance on Springfield, the movie starts at 8:30pm, with doors opening at 7:15pm. A portion of every ticket will go back to our school as well as 25% of concession sales! They sell the usual popcorn and candy as well as hot dogs and nachos, and even beverages for adults.So, let’s support the MP Drive In, and in turn, they will support us!


To buy your ticket, go to: www.meriampark.com/drivein

(Tickets go on sale 5/4/21 and are NOT sold at the door.)


Organized by the Inspire Production Team

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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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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