Inspire Family Newsletter

News and updates for families of Inspire students

December 17, 2020

Dear Inspire Families:


This has certainly been a year to assure us that even the best laid plans are sure to change...frequently. Our Butte County COVID numbers are spiking beyond anything we've seen this year. We have had two Inspire students contract Coronavirus so far, and just this week two staff members tested positive as well. After nine months in a pandemic, we are all beyond weary of being watchful, but this is a tangible reminder to weigh the risks carefully in your holiday planning. Stay home, if possible. Wear a mask; wash your hands frequently; stay six feet apart.


On Monday, our Board reviewed the Inspire Reopening Plan in light of our 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 call or email me with questions, concerns, or good ideas.


This may be the darkest time in a dark year, but there is hope to come. With the advent of viable vaccines, we may be looking at a slow return to normalcy in a few months. For now, I am wishing you and your families the chance to rest, to reflect, to be comforted, and to find joy together. Happy Holidays!


With gratitude and hope,


Becky Brown

Principal/Superintendent

Inspire School of Arts & Sciences

bbrown@inspirechico.org

(530) 230-7758

COVID-19 in Butte County. Updates and Resources
Butte County numbers have dramatically increased, and we are back to Tier 1 (Purple) alongside a stay at home order, the most restrictive category on California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. While this does not affect Inspire's current plan for remaining in distance learning--with the exception of a few in-person activities and instruction for small groups--we do want our families to be aware of the COVID-19 situation in our county, and to have the resources necessary to make informed decisions.


Resources:

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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. Enroll here !


Invite your friends to register for our Inspire Info Session: Parent Panel on January 6.

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Senior Parents/Guardian Section

Please check HERE regularly for Senior-specific information:


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Inspire’s School-wide Gala 2021: We Got This!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR & ORDER YOUR DINNER & DESSERT NOW!


Inspire’s yearly Gala is coming back in a brand new format!

Inspire will have a free virtual showing of student performances and presentations at 7PM. Our fundraiser is the selling of dinners and desserts provided by Roots Catering and Blue Sugar Bake Shop respectively. The Gala will help fund our collaborative productions this year such as Phantom of the Opera, our original adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, and student showcases.


To stay up to date on Inspire Gala information follow our:

Instagram (@inspiregala_)

Tik Tok (@inspiregala)

FaceBook Event Page (Inspire Gala: We Got This)


ORDER DINNER & DESSERT HERE [DEADLINE TO ORDER IS 12-21-20]:


NOTE: Details on dinner content and pricing is found on the site. The dinner is meat, vegan, or vegetarian enchiladas with sides and desserts are custom boxes of Inspire sugar cookies. 50% of the proceeds goes directly back to Inspire students. Thank you for supporting our first fundraiser of 2021!


Also posters and mini-flyers (business card size) are available at the Inspire Office to help promote the event. Contact Inspire Production Director, Jarrah Myles for more information: jmyles@inspirechico.org

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Yearbook 2020-2021

Looking for a gift for your student for the holidays? Consider a gift of memories that will last a lifetime.


Yearbook: This is the last chance for purchasing yearbooks at their introductory sale price of $80, prices will go up January 1. Purchase online at yearbookordercenter.com school code 16210 or with cash/check using this form, payment plans available until January 1.


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.


Questions? contact yearbook@inspirechico.org


Thank you,


-The Anthology Yearbook Staff

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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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Phantom of the Opera Auditions - male identified students, needed

We need additional male identified folks to audition!


We still have 5-7 acting/singing roles to fill for the Phantom of the Opera.


If your student is interested, have them email Jarrah ASAP: jmyles@inspirechico.org

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Only a few blankets left! Order TODAY!

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


Blankets will be available in the office the Monday after your purchase.

If you have not picked up your blanket yet, they're waiting for you!


$25 minimum donation + $5 shipping and handling anywhere in the US.

  • If you purchase 4 blankets you will receive 2 free tickets to our next live dance event!
  • Purchase online HERE!
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    Any Medium, Virtual Community Silent Art Auction Submissions - NEEDED!

    Calling all creatives and community artists! The Inspire Production Team is looking for people who would like to create art for our to raise funds for our upcoming productions -- The Phantom of the Opera and Alice in Wonderland!


    We are accepting any type of art medium: painting, drawing, pottery, ceramics, chalk, pastels, digital, culinary, carvings, sewing, jewelry, crafting, or anything else inspired by these classic tales.


    For additional information contact inspireproductionteam@gmail.com Subject Line: “Art Auction” or to express interest fill out the following submission form: https://forms.gle/scx84pfo31oveeDV7. Have fun with it, and let your imagination run wild!


    NOTE: All content must be school appropriate.

    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

    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.

    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.


    The Front Office Will Be Closed Starting The 17th for Winter Break.

    Period 4 resumes Jan 4th. Please plan accordingly.

    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.

    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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