Coyote Weekly Update 03/29/18

March is ending and we have not school on Friday, March 30 for our Spring Holiday. We will be back to school on Monday, April 2.

State testing begun and to support the testing schedule here is our calendar for April so families can plan for a slight change to our class schedule:

  • For the last week of March, we have no school on Friday, March 30 for our Spring Holiday. This means the week of March 26-29 we will have our regular Monday and Tuesday schedule but we will have even classes (2,4,6) block day on Wednesday, March 28 and the odd block (1,3,5) on Thursday, March 29.
  • You will notice that due to AzMERIT and AIMS testing, we did make a change to our class schedules on April 3 and 4 along with April 10 and11. Those had been scheduled as traditional 6 period days and have been adjusted to block days to accommodate testing sessions. Those dates are highlighted in yellow.
  • Friday, April 20 we will have an assembly on that day with even classes.


April 2018











Mon Early Release

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Mon Early Release

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Mon Early Release

Tues Traditional

Wed Extended

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Wed Extended

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  • Students, as we do our state testing you will notice that your personal devices will not connect to the WiFi. Our district is using all our bandwidth for our computers so our students can do their mandatory state testing. When all state testing is over, the student WiFi will be opened up again for student use. Thank you for your patience.
  • Do well on AZ Merit Testing and AIMS and you will earn:

              If students score Proficient on the Azmerit and or the AIMS test, they will earn no less than a C for both semesters of that course.  

          Students earning Proficient on the AzMerit and or the AIMS tests for each content area (ELA, Mathematics and Science) will receive a free quiz pass.

          If students score Highly Proficient on the Azmerit test and or the AIMS tests, they will get up to a 10% increase (1 letter grade) for each semester of that course (maximum grade being 100%).

          Students earning Highly Proficient in all three content areas (or two if not taking science) will receive a free test pass for 2017-2018 school year.

          Students earning Highly Proficient in all three content areas (or two if not taking science) will choose an additional incentive for the 2018-19 school year.

CHS Activities Pass

CHS parking pass

CHS Homecoming Tickets

Raffle for a CHS yearbook

  • Prom is around the corner—please download the guest permission form if you plan on bringing an out of district guest.

For all parents/guardians and students:

  • For our out of district students April 15 is the deadline for your re-application for the 2018-19 school year. Please contact our main office for the documents or see our J.O. Combs website.
  • Please mark your calendars for Engineering and CIS (Computer Information Systems) night at the CAC San Tan campus. This would be an ideal opportunity for any students in any year to come and find out about the opportunities in the workplace if they wish to study in these areas and there will be hands on demonstrations! Please see the flyer for more information.

    Date: Tuesday April 10th, 2018
    Times: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

    Location: Building C Learning Center (C117)

    Tentative Agenda:

    6:00 pm-6:30 pm
    :            Pizza, Registration, Hands-on activities at Demonstration Tables.
    6:35 pm-6:45 pm:            How Hospitals incorporate the fields of Engineering and CIS (Armineh and Mike)
    6:45 pm-7:00 pm:            Navigating Educational Pathways toward Careers in CIS/Engineering (Carrie)
    7:00 pm-7:15 pm:            Successful CAC Students (current and past students)
    7:15 pm-8:00 pm:            Meet the Navigator, Students, and Faculty: Informal, One-on-One Sessions

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.

         4th Quarter activities:

  • Counseling will be in classrooms for transition guidance in April. (What your student can expect for the next school year)
  • Counseling will be preparing for Awards Night on May 15. If you are a senior who has been received a scholarship to a post-secondary institution a form will be sent out shortly to complete. Make sure you are recognized!

Summer School 2018

  • It is not too early to start planning for summer school. The registration portal is open on the J.O. Combs website go to theCommunity Education tab to sign up. You can also find the link on the CHS site under Academics Summer school will be June 4-28 Mondays-Thursdays with all Fridays off. There will be two sessions an AM and PM session. Please registrar today, when sections are full, the portal will close, do not miss your opportunity! Also, scholarships are available for tuition, please see the attachment to apply and to learn about this opportunity.


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 to begin the process. Please call 480-987-5312 if you need any assistance.  
  •  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:

  • CHS has a wonderful booster club that is dedicated to supporting students and our school community. Please see the attached flyer for an upcoming fundraising event.
  • The second annual “Concert and Dinner Under the Stars” is set for Tuesday, March 27th from 6-8:00pm. Please see the attached flyer for details to his special event.

Athletic and Activities calendar:

Monday, April 2 - Boys Tennis HOME vs. McClintock  3:30 p.m.

                Girls Tennis @ McClintock

                Sand Volleyball @ Fountain Hills

                Track @ Fountain Hills

Tuesday, April 3 - Varsity Baseball @ Dysart

                 JV Baseball HOME vs. Dysart  3:45 p.m.

                 Varsity Softball HOME vs. Dysart  3:45 p.m.

                 JV Softball @ Dysart

                 Boys Tennis HOME vs. Williamsfield  3:30 p.m.

                 Girls Tennis @ Williamsfield

Wednesday, April 4 - Varsity Softball HOME vs. Washington  3:45 p.m.

                      JV Softball @ Washington

                      Boys Volleyball HOME vs. Deer Valley  4:00/5:00 p.m.

                      Sand Volleyball HOME vs. AZ College Prep  4:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 5 - Varsity Baseball @ Wolves Classic (vs. Poston Butte 3:00 p.m.)

                   Boys Tennis @ Marcos de Niza

                   Girls Tennis HOME vs. Marcos de Niza  3:30 p.m.

                   Boys Volleyball @ Mesquite

FridayApril 6 - Varsity Baseball @ Wolves Classic (vs. Florence 3:00/vs. Show Low 6:00 p.m.)

Saturday, April 7 - Varsity Baseball @ Wolves Classic

Victorious Coyotes:

  • Varsity Baseball beat Coronado, JV Baseball beat Washington
  • Varsity Softball beat Marcos de Niza and Coronado, JV Softball beat Marcos de Niza
  • Sand Volleyball beat Arete Prep
  • Boys JV Tennis beat Higley
  • JV Boys Volleyball beat Dobson

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