Coyote Weekly Update 5/4/2018

May 4, 2018
May is here and the semester is rapidly coming to a close. Now is the time for all students to do a check-in with their teachers to make sure they are on track to pass all their classes.
For all parents/guardians and students:
· Seniors, if you took any online classes with Primavera or dual enrollment with C.A.C. your official transcript should have been turned in on May 1st to Ms. Campos in the front office. Remember seniors, without these added to your transcript you will not be able to graduate.
· We value our guests and community on our campus. To support your arrival to offices and classrooms, all guests will be required to show their state issued ID in the main office to receive their visitors pass. Also, the front office staff will also call the person you need to see to confirm their availability to meet with you. If you have questions about this, please do not hesitate to ask. ​
· Congratulations to our Students of the Month:
o Combs High School---Isaiah Hall was nominated by our ladies in the front office at CHS because of his positive attitude, kindness to staff and his respect for all that see him and work him daily. Congratulations Isaiah you make our school a better place to work and learn.
o Banner Hospital— (The trait of citizenship) London Cunningham was nominated by Scot Schmidt because of her daily support of our special needs students at Combs High School. Currently, London is participating with our Unified Basketball team as a Best Buddy. She also spends time with the students outside of class to make sure that they have an amazing high school experience and are part of school community; with students like London, our school is a better place.
o Kiwanis International—Shayla Gibbons was nominated by Steve Miller for her amazing change from the last school year. Shayla had some difficulties in her last school year but now has done a complete turnaround. She now carries As and Bs and is one of the leaders of the Rush Dance Program. She is also a member of the state championship Coyote Marching Regiment. Shayla’s proof that anything can be accomplished when you put your mind and heart to it.
· There have been questions about how the teacher walkout will affect the end of the school year. Here are some details:
o We do not need to extend the student calendar; and students will not need to make up days missed. State law requires schools to provide either 180 days of instruction or meet the required instructional hours, which all of our schools have met.
o Our CHS graduation ceremony will not be impacted by the school closures. It will go on as scheduled.
o All scheduled school/student events, including before and after school care, will resume beginning Friday, May 4, 2018 (field trips, concerts, sporting events etc.).
· The last site council meeting of the school year will be held in the main office at 5:00PM on Monday, May 7. This meeting will look at what is happening in the summer at CHS and what the fall semester schedule is. The agenda is attached for your review.
· Due to school being closed on May 3, we are unable to hold the mass orchestra concert due to end of year previously scheduled events, there are no available dates to reschedule this event.

COUNSELING DEPARTMENT: Upcoming events from the CHS counselors, please add these dates to your calendar.

· 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
· Summer school begins one month from today. The registration portal is open on the J.O. Combs website www.jocombs.org go to the Community Education tab to sign up. You can also find the link on the CHS site under Academics combshs.jocombs.org/. 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!

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 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:
· The annual Coyote Hoopsters Basketball Camp has been organized. If you are interested in attending or know kids who will, please share this link: www.jocombs.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=910529&type=d&pREC_ID=1252627
· The football boosters are running their 2nd annual Cow Chip Bingo Event on May 5th at 6pm. This is a community-wide family event with food, entertainment, bounce castles, and a petting zoo. If you purchase a ticket you could win $1000 or $500 or $250 or gift cards and prizes. You don't have to be present to win! Please see the attached flyer.
· The spring musical You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown will run May 10, 11, 12, and 14 in the CHS Library at 7:00pm. Tickets are $4 for students and $7 for adults. Please see the attached flyer.

Athletic and Activities calendar:

May 4 - Track State @ Mesa Community College
May 5 - Track State @ Mesa Community College

Thanks for a great year of sports at CHS. See you next fall.

Victorious Coyotes:

J.O. Combs Unified Schools

Start planning your Summer of Fun today with enrichment classes during June! Children in grades Kindergarten to 6th grade can select from a variety of fun classes including Grossology, Krafty Kids, Summer Authors and so many more! Check out the entire catalog and sign up today! Summer of Fun! Enrichment Catalog

Thank you,
Brooke Davis, Principal

Continuous Notice of Nondiscrimination
The J.O. Combs Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA Title II Coordinator at 301 E. Combs Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or (480) 987-5300.

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de J.O. Combs no discrimina basada por la raza, el color, el origen nacional, el sexo, la discapacidad o la edad de una persona en sus programas o actividades y proporciona igual acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Las consultas pueden dirigirse al coordinador del Título IX o al coordinador del Título II de la Sección 504 / ADA en 301 E. Combs Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140o (480) 987-5300.