The Central Scoop

Inspiring the Adventure of Learning * September 3, 2019

Hello September

Hello, Inspire Families!


We hope that your beginning of the year has been smooth and that you and your children are happily learning together! Be sure to check out the Community Connections activities in your area! We hope to see you there!


Please reach out to your HST if you have any questions about the information in the Central Scoop.

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Community Connections

Community Connections Teams have launched events all over Central California! Joins us for some innovative, FUN & positive events and field trips.

We have created newsletters for you to find events in your area!

Fresno/Clovis https://www.smore.com/ph3fb


Kingsburg https://www.smore.com/qxdy9


Merced https://www.smore.com/n8svd


Monterey https://www.smore.com/np9yj


Oakhurst/Coarsegold https://www.smore.com/ufv9d


CC Events are not drop-off nor are the CC staff responsible for supervising students at these events. Parents are responsible for providing supervision of their children for every Community Connection activity, event and field trip.


All events will be found and registered for on www.inspirationstation.org. Then you can search for your area and find exciting events. In the newsletters Community Coordinators also link to the registration for events to make it easy for you.


Michelene Fitzgerald is happy to help families find events near them if you are finding it tricky during this launch!. Her email is michelene@inspireschools.org. We cannot wait to see you at our events!

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Lending Library

Summer Reading Program Drawing

The Library is excited to announce that our Summer Reading Program Drawing will be on Sept. 2nd! All children who filled out their entire bingo sheet and turned it into the library will be in the drawing! We will be awarding THREE $20.00 Amazon Gift Cards!

Vendors

Looking for a Vendor?

We have a growing list of vendors where you can use your instructional funds to enrich your children's education. There are several ways to locate a vendor to meet your needs.

Requesting A New Service Vendor

We have the most success with businesses choosing to partner with us when the parent reaches out to the vendor first. Letting them know that your child's lessons or classes could be covered by instructional funds and could bring more students their way may spark their interest. It is not mandatory to reach out to vendors first.


The first step is to fill out the Vendor Application Survey. This can be filled out by the vendor, the parent, or a teacher. The more information, the better: this includes a good contact person and an email address. Once we receive the survey, we will send the required documents to the vendor within 2 business days. Once they send the 4 required documents back to us, we can add them to the approved vendor list.

High School

High School Counselor's Update

Welcome back! My name is Carmen Marroquin and I am your high school counselor. Here’s a link to my bio if you’d like to know a little bit about me!


I am here to support you and your high schooler throughout their high school career. As a school counselor, my primary goal is to promote social, emotional, and academic growth among all students. I will email out helpful tips and information related to college and career planning throughout the school year, so keep an eye out for those messages.


Some cool things coming from the Counseling Department include college advising, grade level emails, virtual info sessions, college application workshops, financial aid workshops, concurrent enrollment resources, and college and career planning resources.


Families can continue to reach out to me directly to schedule phone or virtual appointments at cmarroquin@inspireschools.org or at (209)720-7177. This year I will offer in-person office hours in Fresno and Merced beginning in September! Families will have priority for in-person time slots.


I look forward to working with you! Have a great 2019-2020 school year!

Visit us at the Inspire High School website!

Click Here to find out how to apply for these scholarships.

Click Here to find out how to apply for these scholarships.

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STAR 360

STAR 360 is a quick 20-minute online assessment that is completed at the beginning of the school year or within 2 weeks of new enrollment. Your teacher should have emailed you the information you need to access this assessment.


Please complete the STAR 360 by Friday, September 9th.


Your teacher can provide results from this assessment to you to help you guide your instruction.


I Can Statements

Are you wondering where the I CAN statements can be found? These are provided to you to use as a guide as you educate your children this year. They can be found in the:

  1. Parent Resource Site
  2. Parent Portal
  3. Student Planners



Back to School Night - Fresno

We have LOVED spending time with you at our regional Back To School Events! One more Back to School Event will be on September 12th at Campus Bible Church in Fresno, CA. The address 4710 N. Maple Ave, Fresno, CA.
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