Inspire Family Newsletter

News and updates for families of Inspire students

January 29, 2021

Dear Inspire Families:


While I'm proud of so many of our innovative programs at Inspire, Advisory is key to our success as a learning community. In this class, students connect with a trusted teacher and peers that they stay with for all four years. Advisory is a place where important discussions happen, where schoolwide information and updates are shared, and where students build essential social and relational skills.


Advisory looks different this year. In any other year, students check in four days a week with their Advisory class. This year, in an effort to minimize contacts, we are holding Advisory only on Fridays via Zoom. Whether your student is new to Inspire, or has been part of our community for years, we ask that you encourage them to attend. Please help us in reminding your child that attendance in Advisory is mandatory, each Friday from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Any absences must be excused by the parent by calling our office at (530) 891-3090.


Student attendance in Advisory will be especially important in the coming months, as this will be the place where they learn how to choose courses for next year, as well as complete required state testing. For seniors, Advisory is our hub for keeping them updated on essential information on graduation, college admission, etc.


Thank you for your help, Inspire families! 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

Parent/Guardian Survey Due TODAY, FRIDAY, Jan 29th

Fill out this SURVEY to let us know if your child will be returning in-person or will continue distance learning

Messages from the main office:

Enrollment is OPEN! Inspire siblings welcome:
Make sure to enroll your incoming freshman by January 31st! Families that already have a student at Inspire receive priority.


Apply today!


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 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 Feb 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

We aren't on campus gathering pictures of classes and events like usual, so we need you to help submit photos of what school is like for your student at home! Send us photos of your WINTER BREAK!


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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We're proud to present a new webinar series designed to support parents and their teenage children in building skills and creating stronger connections.


The Parenting Teens Educational Series is a series of one-hour online training sessions and talks. From helping teens deal with trauma and crisis, to fostering a healthy transition from middle to high school, to building positive mental health, to engaging in constructive social discourse, and more, we’re bringing parent speakers, educators, and experts in to tackle the issues that matter most to parents, teens, and families.


Now more than ever, tuning in and supporting the well-being of our families couldn’t be more important. Each session of the Parenting Teens Webinar Series will support you in enhancing your understanding of a range of challenging topics, supporting social emotional growth in teenagers, and building stronger communication and connection within your family. Participants will have the opportunity for Q&A with our presenters at the end of each webinar.


To register, and learn more, visit www.InspireChico.org/learning-inspired

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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Understanding Childhood Mental Health & Wellness Training for Parents

Butte County's Office of Education is offering 2 parent trainings on mental health and suicide prevention facilitated by Matt Reddam and Sheri Hanni. This training will cover the basics of recognizing when a young person may be showing signs of a mental health crisis and how to intervene and get them the help they need. Resources for parents will also be included.


The events will take place January 27, 2021 and February 9, 2021 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.


To register, click here: https://tinyurl.com/ybqxy52b

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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: