Inspire Family Newsletter

News and updates for families of Inspire students

November 6, 2020

Hola, familias de Inspire:


I just came from Antonio Isern's Spanish 1 class, and boy, do I need to brush up on my Español!


November is the month of giving, and I'm reminded to take a moment to ask each of you to consider what you can give to our school. In the best of times, Inspire is an extraordinary place. In addition to excellent academics and a teaching staff of master educators, students are allowed the freedom and flexibility to learn what they love...in the sciences, engineering, performing and visual arts, theatre, music, dance, creative writing, and so much more. In a pandemic, we are still engaging students in the arts and sciences, attending to their need for social and emotional engagement, and flexing to fit the ever-changing climate around school re-opening.


I want to thank those involved in our Inspire Foundation, especially Development Director Celeste Cramer, for building a platform for giving, and launching our Capital Campaign to raise $10 million for our new campus on the Canyon View Property. We are so excited to envision a future for Inspire that includes state-of-the-art facilities and a Phase 2 plan for a community theatre.


Please think about what you can give, and how you might get involved:


1) Volunteer - Fill out our Volunteer Profile and let us know how you can plug into Inspire events and activities.

2) Donate - You can donate via the Inspire Foundation website. Also, check out opportunities to contribute to our capital campaign through Naming Opportunities (name a feature of our new campus), or by purchasing a feather for our Donor Wall.

3) Spread the Word - Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and share Inspire events and happenings with friends and family.


We are so grateful for all the support and the kind words from our Inspire families. We wouldn't be Inspire without you.


With gratitude and hope,


Becky Brown

Principal/Superintendent

Inspire School of Arts & Sciences

bbrown@inspirechico.org

(530) 230-7758

Next Wednesday, November 11

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Messages from the Main Office

Office Hours

The office is open from 8-4 Monday through Friday.

If the gate is locked, please try both sides before calling the office.


Class Materials

You do not need an appointment to pick up or drop off materials for classes.

However, if you need to exchange a laptop, a Chromebook or other equipment, please call the office beforehand.

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Attendance Expectations

Though students are not on campus, attendance is mandatory for both your 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.


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.



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.


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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Yearbook 2020-2021

This is a year like no other, and our yearbook staff is working to document it all for you.


Be sure to buy your yearbook now, before prices go up!

From now to December 31 the book is $80, January 1-April 30 the book will be $85 and starting May 1 the book will be $90. Payment plans are available now through December 31 to reserve the $80 price.


Click HERE to learn more about Yearbook.

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Cozy Up This Fall Inspire Style!

We got this stay at home Zoom thing & you get to help our dancers!



Get your Inspire “i” Blanket, black plush fleece with a purple embroidered “i” TODAY!

Blankets have arrived and will be available the Monday after your purchase. Purchase online HERE!

  • $25 minimum donation (Comes with a clear storage bag) + $5 shipping and handling anywhere in the US. Contact us for international rates.
  • If you purchase 4 blankets you will receive 2 free tickets to our next live dance event!
  • After purchase, blankets can be picked up at the Inspire Office (the Monday after purchase) or shipped directly to your home for an additional fee.
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Senior Section

Parents/Guardians of Seniors, check HERE regularly

for information about:


Remembering November 8

As many of you know, this Sunday is November 8th, Remembrance Day of the Camp Fire. We would like to acknowledge the great loss and hope around this day. It is normal to experience memories or feelings that may be difficult to cope with. Please know that Inspire is here to help. If you would like to share feelings or thoughts or would like counselor support, you can let us know, or contact the Counseling Office and they will refer you to a counselor.


Please see below for community events, and resources.

Community Remembrance Events

Paradise Chamber Events


Paradise Revival Festival put on by Regenerating Paradise

  • Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon


Medspire free flu vaccine clinic
  • With a free massage from the Integrative Healing Action Network


Moment of Silence

  • A unifying moment of silence with bell ringing at 11:08 on 11/8


Ridge Wellness Project

  • 11/8 10:00-4:00 at the community park
  • A drive-by at which people can drop off their letters and drawings of hope, resiliency, and other truths for inclusion in a book
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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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Calming Techniques: Grounding

Grounding techniques help us redirect our attention away from stressful feelings and emotions and back to the present. During these challenging times, it is easy to find ourselves feeling stressed and anxious. A technique like the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Grounding Technique demonstrated in the video below can help move our thoughts and focus from stress and anxiety to the present moment.
Coping Skill: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Grounding Technique

RESERVE YOUR FEATHER ON THE DONOR WALL

In an effort to raise the money needed to rebuild and relocate, Inspire School of Arts & Sciences is building a donor wall at the new school to feature metal engraved feathers so you can make a lasting legacy for the future Inspire students and staff.


Feather Options:


  • 15" Feather - $1000
  • 12" Feather - $500
  • 9" Feather - $250


Reserve your feather here. You will be asked what you would like engraved on both lines - don't worry, you can update this anytime in the next two years by calling the Inspire Foundation at (530) 999-2882. Feathers have limited quantities. All donor recognition is subject to the approval of the Inspire School of Arts & Sciences Foundation Board. All donors will be listed on the capital campaign page unless anonymous.

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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