Coyote Weekly Update 12/15/17

Two half-days of final exams are on tap and then it’s time for our winter vacation.

  • Final Exam schedule:
    • Monday, December 18—periods: 1,3,5     7:15-11:15am
    • Tuesday, December 19---periods: 2,4,6     7:15-11:15am

No lunches will be served on these two days. Breakfast will be served. Buses will leave campus no later than 11:30am each of these days.

  • If your student has an “A hour” class, please contact that teacher to confirm if they need to attend for a final exam. If they have completed their final exam already because it is an online class, then they do not need to attend A hour on Monday or Tuesday, December 18 and 19
  • For those students who have an “A hour” class with Ms. Kellogg, she will be available on both Monday and Tuesday during your A hour for any makeup work but all testing will be completed by Friday, December 15.
  • There will be no ROTC on Monday and Tuesday, December 18 and 19 due to CHS early release.
  • EVIT students---buses for the Main Campus and East Campus will depart at their regular time they will load in the student parking lot Monday thru Friday next week.
  • Winter holiday vacation December 20-January 3. School begins Thursday, January 4, 2018 with our regular Thursday schedule.

For all parents/guardians and students:

  • Combs High School is in beginning stages of organizing an Alumni Association and we are looking for graduates and staff to participate in this exciting process. If you are interested in learning more, please contact—Brooke Davis, Principal at:  bdavis@jocombs.org
  • Do you want a decoration that celebrates the holiday season? Please see what is available from our Life Skills students in the attached flyer.
  • Do you have some time in your schedule to help our Career and Technical Education students learn about employability skills? Can you help with interviewing them so they know what it takes to get the job of their choice? If you have time on February 15 and 16 at CHS please contact John Scrogham our CTE coordinator at jscrogham@jocombs.org to help out.
  • Tutoring will resume for the second semester on Tuesday, January 9th. Students must sign up to attend. Sign-up sheets are located outside room 406. Students must use their ID number to sign up for confidentially purposes.
  • The Combs Football Booster Club is sponsoring a “Date with your Daughter” on Saturday, January 20 so mark your calendars for this special evening for fathers and their K-12thgrade daughters; this dance will be held at CHS. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

COUNSELING DEPARTMENT: Upcoming events from the CHS counselors, please add these dates to your calendar. Students, please see your counselor for more information on these post-secondary opportunities.

Jan. 9—Ottawa Campus tour

Jan. 11--Safe Talk training

Jan. 16--CAC Lunch visit

Jan. 17-- 8th grade registration presentations

Jan. 18--8Th grade visit to CHS

Jan. 22--Future Coyote Open House

CAFETERIA

Free/Reduced Applications:     Are accepted all year long.

  • Students who are eligible for free and/or reduced lunch are also eligible for free and/or reduced breakfast daily.  Students may also receive a reduction on AP Exams, tutoring scholarships and college scholarships.  Make sure your student is afforded every opportunity.  Parents may also submit the Free and Reduced Lunch Application online.  Please visit https://secure.ezmealapp.com/Default.aspx to begin the process. Please call 480-987-5312 if you need any assistance.  
  • EzSchoolpay.com:  This is an online payment option for parents to add money and monitor student accounts. Please call 480-987-5312 for your student’s ID number. Checking your child’s account balance and making payments online are great benefits. There is a $2.50 processing fee for each transaction.

Coyote Clubs/Activities and Sports:

Athletic and Activities calendar:

Saturday, Dec. 16--Please see the attached Band Boosters fundraiser for the Marching Coyote Regiment.

Tuesday, Dec. 26 - Girls Basketball (Varsity) @ Copper Cities Tournament, Globe HS

Wednesday, Dec. 27 - Girls Basketball (Varsity) @ Copper Cities Tourn., Globe HS

Thursday, Dec. 28 - Boys Basketball (Varsity) @ Copper Cities Tourn., Globe HS

                                Girls Basketball (Varsity) @ Chandler Prep Tourn., Gilbert Christian HS

                                Girls Soccer (Varsity) @ Prospectors Tourn., Apache Junction HS

Friday, Dec. 29 - Boys Basketball (Varsity) @ Copper Cities Tourn., Globe HS

                                Girls Basketball (Varsity) @ Chandler Prep Tourn., Gilbert Christian HS

                                Girls Soccer (Varsity) @ Prospectors Tourn., Apache Junction HS

                                Wrestling (Varsity) @ Mile High Tournament, Prescott Valley Event Center

Saturday, Dec. 30 - Girls Soccer (Varsity) @ Prospectors Tourn., Apache Junction HS

                                 Wrestling (Varsity) @ Mile High Tourn., Prescott Valley Event Center

Friday, Jan. 5 -- Boys Soccer (Varsity) @ Chandler Prep Invitational, Red Mountain Soccer

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Saturday, Jan. 6 -- Boys Soccer (Varsity) @ Chandler Prep Invitational, Red     

Victorious Coyotes

Freshman Boys Basketball beat Miami

Boys Basketball (ALL LEVELS) beat Casa Grande

Girls Soccer (ALL LEVELS) beat Marcos de Niza

Girls JV Soccer beat Casa Grande

J.O. Combs Unified Schools:

  • Do you want to have a better understanding of Special Education and the Individualized Education Program (IEP)?  Join us for the Pinal County Parent Training Series for parents of children with special needs.  The following topics will be discussed: the IEP document, the parent’s role in the special education process, and how to prepare for, and be an effective participant at the meeting.  You will learn who is a member of your child’s IEP team, how to track your child’s progress, and what to do if the team does not agree. Please see the attached flyers for more information.