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Period 5: We Got This!!

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Messages from the Main Office

Office Hours/Scheduling: .
Enrollment is OPEN! Inspire siblings, welcome:
  • Be sure to enroll your eighth-grader, today! Families that already have a student at Inspire receive priority. Open enrollment ends January 31. Apply here !

In-Person Campus Activities (limited)

Distance Learning Attendance Policies

We understand this is a challenging time and that things will not always go well, but we ask that you respect the schedule, and the time and effort that has gone into making this work. Allowances for tech issues and connectivity will be made on a case by case basis, please call or email the office if you are having issues.

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.

If a student:

  • is late, a tardy will be recorded.
  • is absent, an absence will be recorded.
  • logs off early or is otherwise unresponsive, they may receive a cut/absence.

The school will send out an automated call to families to alert them to attendance issues.

A Message From Our Principal/Superintendent

Mme. Brown, our Principal/Superintendent sends out the

Inspire Family Newsletter every Friday afternoon to keep parents, guardians, family and other interested parties connected to goings-on around campus especially through these uncharted and unprecedented times.

Reopening Plan

On Monday December 14, our Board reviewed the Inspire Reopening Plan in light of Butte County's current COVID numbers. The Board decided to continue distance learning through Periods 5 and 6 (January 4 - March 24), with the exception of some small group in-person learning opportunities. The Board will review the plan again at the February 8, 2021 Board Meeting. We know that you may have questions or concerns about the changes, so keep an eye out for student and parent Zoom meetings in early January, where you will have the opportunity to learn more about these decisions and get answers to your questions. Until then, remember that you can always email Principal Becky Brown with questions, concerns, or good ideas at

Parent/Guardian Information Meeting

You are invited to join us for the Parent/Guardian Information Meeting THIS Thursday, January 21 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom, and will include:

  • Updates and information about school reopening
  • Butte County COVID-19 information and resources
  • Resources for supporting students learning from home
  • Q and A discussion

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 915 7656 7924

Inspire Clubs

If your club has updates please EMAIL them to me before 4pm.

Student Council meets Tuesdays from 12-1. We typically spend time discussing club matters, school events, and happenings. All are welcome to join.

Meeting ID: 969 2523 2399 / Passcode: 281781
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Unum Solum

Come one, come all - the Inspire School of Arts and Sciences is publishing a Creative Writing Magazine this semester. The name of the magazine will be “Unum Solum” - it’s Latin cuz we’re fancy. We are now looking for submissions. The theme for this magazine is “Inspiration thru Isolation.” How has distance learning led to you discovering new modes of inspiration? Submit stories (up to five pages), poems (up to 5 poems per person), artwork, comics, etc to be published in our magazine. You do not have to submit something related to the theme for this year. So all and any work is welcome. Remember, as this is a school publication, work submitted must be school appropriate. Get that work to us as soon as possible to

We are open to submissions until February 15th.

Spain Trip 2022!!

Isern and 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!

Bidwell Mansion Drawing Enrichment

For the next 4 Wednesdays Miss Smith will be offering a Drawing Enrichment on the Bidwell Mansion's porch from 1pm-2pm.

Fringe Festival: Cautiously Optimistic

Attention all students traveling to Scotland in 2021 with Mrs. Horst. We're cautiously optimistic about going to the Fringe this summer, so please check and read your emails carefully!

You received an important 1/15 deadline and we have a meeting coming up on Tuesday 1/26 at Noon on Zoom: (Passcode: erinhorst).

All students traveling MUST attend. Reach out to Horst if you have a conflict. There are still a handful of spots left on the trip for actors, techies, or theatre-lovers!

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Order Your Yearbook

Visit to purchase your yearbook on sale now for $85, price will go up May 1

Submission Request!!

Upcoming Photos: Photos we are looking for this week: PORTRAITS! What will your background be? A nice brick wall on Chico State's Campus? An Inspire mural? Your garden? The Park? Your favorite poster in your room? A white wall in your house? Take your photo and upload it to the portraits section of eDesign.

Last weeks upload winners are: Evin H (9), Sierra R (9) & book purchase winners are Julian Bernal (12), Wym G (12), & Jordan & Indigo B (11 & 9). Check your mailboxes for incoming swagggg!!!!

Yearbook Photos Due Feb 19th!!!

How many school portraits have you had that you actually liked? In a recent poll of the 4th period yearbook staff, the majority of students said 0-1, I'm guessing you might feel similarly... INTRODUCING.... A new & improved school portrait-- taken by YOU! You get to decide what photo gets into the yearbook!

9th-11th Grades: Please take a photo of yourself using a timer, or have someone from your household take one for you. We are looking for front facing, head/shoulders, plain(ish) background, good quality-no light glares/weird shadows, high resolution image, no snapchat or other filters, photo must be from this school year (Aug-Now), etc. Besides these parameters, you can be creative! House Cup points are involved- find out more from your advisor on Friday!

Submit by February 19!!!

How: upload using hjeshare, school code 16210, portraits button

SENIORS: You have to go to LifeTouch for your Senior Portraits in their "Prestige" Studio.

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Counseling Office

Having trouble with school or classes?

Need to talk to about your schedule?

Is your home situation upsetting?

Let us help you sort things out.

Office Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.


Tasha Teeter -students last names beginning A-K

Marcus Hopkins – students last names beginning L-Z

Counseling Links

CCSA Scholarship

The CCSA extended the application period to January 29th.

Please turn in your completed application packet to Mr. Hopkins ASAP.

Note from Mr. Hopkins:

In regard to the two letters of recommendations, only one of those letters can be from school personnel. The other letter needs to be from someone outside the school. If you have already turned in your application and you need to get another letter of recommendation I will hold onto your application until you get another letter.

If you have concerns or questions please email Mr. Hopkins.

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Senior Information

Seniors, check HERE regularly for information about

CAP & GOWN Deadline has passed!

  • January 15th, was the deadline to order your Cap & Gown: on the Herff Jones website
  • The basic Cap & Gown order is only $35 but there are some other packages that you may want to check out for hoodies, keychains, jewelry, lanyards etc.
  • Graduates will be able to keep the gown.
  • Financial help is available.
  • Questions? Contact Sandy Gonzalez for more information.

Announcements from ASB to Seniors!!

  1. Please complete this google form to give input on a potential senior trip (conditions willing).
  2. Senior quotes were due January 8... Please complete this form. Keep them appropriate, if we find that they are not they will not be printed and disciplinary action may be taken. This is your last chance to have your words & wisdoms forever memorialized in your senior yearbook.
  3. Please send baby pictures and any other photos of students in our class (from any time in our lives) to by January 22 to be included in the senior slideshow.
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Blood Drive

Donate Blood: CSF is collaborating with Vitalant, a nonprofit organization that collects blood from volunteer donors, as COVID-19 Rescue Team Leaders. The emphasis of this opportunity relates to the fervent search for convalescent plasma—a yellowish liquid component of blood that contains the antibodies necessary to neutralize SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. If you haven’t been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past, or don’t know anyone who has, Vitalant also calls for whole blood donations, non-convalescent plasma, platelets, and power red cells. Please use THIS LINK to donate blood, as it contributes to an Inspire senior’s scholarship. Questions can be directed to the organizer, Jacob Stambaugh.
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Inspire School of Arts and Sciences Foundation Announcements and Events

Follow the Inspire Foundation page to keep up to date with events and announcements.
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Jan. 20: National Cheese Lovers Day, Penguin Awareness Day

National Cheese Lovers Day

Now, THIS is a holiday worth celebrating!! These puns are not mine:

Don’t feel bleu, throw a feta or act capricious. January 20th is a gouda day to kummin over and have some cheddar or asiago or fontina get ready to ‘havarti’ a ‘gouda’ time, because it’s National Cheese Lover’s Day! Have you ever wondered how the first human discovered cheese? We’ve wondered that too, and we’ll probably never find out. All we know is that it was love at first bite; when the first human tasted the salty, tangy, delicious goodness of cheese, they were hooked. And we can definitively say that human history was forever changed. Cheese might have had mysterious beginnings over 7,000 years ago, but it’s insanely popular today. In the U.S, one-third of all milk produced in this country goes into cheese production. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry! We’re ready to celebrate it.

Penguin Awareness Day

Penguin Awareness Day is an unofficial holiday which is celebrated annually on January 20th. This holiday is used to celebrate and commemorate these fascinating flightless birds which are loved by people all over the world. It’s also a day to bring attention to the plight of these birds whose numbers seem to be shrinking faster and faster each and every day.

While no one knows exactly when Penguin Awareness Day was created or by whom, it is known that the term “penguin” first appeared in print form during the 1500s. It was a name that was originally applied to a short-winged black and white diving seabird known as an Auk. A bird that is now extinct. However, the origin of this word is still largely unknown. Some people say that it comes from the Welsh word “gwyn”, a word which means “white-head.”

Penguins are fun animals which are loved by people everywhere. Which is probably why people spend so much time exchanging fun penguin facts. Below are some facts about these majestic aquatic birds:

  • Emperor Penguins can be as large as 3.7 feet tall – making them the largest of all penguins
  • Penguins can dive as fast as 7.5 miles per hour
  • The earliest known penguin lived over 65 million years ago
  • There are 18 different species of penguins
  • Most penguins are monogamous
  • The average wild penguin can live up to 20 years
  • All penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere
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Nearly 3% of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.

Because the temperature in the Antarctic is well below zero, the urine can’t evaporate and just combines with the glaciers.

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Inspire School of Arts and Sciences

If you need to reach the Attendance Line to leave a message, please call (530) 891-3133.