The Coyote Howl
July 24, 2023
Visit our Campo Celebrations Newsletter to preview CV highlights of our academics, athletics, student, and staff accomplishments.
Welcome Back Coyotes!
Vision: Preparing every person for tomorrow through experiences founded on relationships, relevance & rigor.
Mission: Every Person, Every Day
Core Values: Community, Values, Honor, Scholarship
Hello CV Family,
Tomorrow is the first day of school! I’d like to welcome our new students and families and returning students and families. I want to share my excitement for what we have in store as a school community. As tends to happen at Campo, I continue to be impressed with our students' accomplishments over the summer and their presence on campus between clubs, activities, performing arts, and athletics. I am also extremely pleased with our new staff, and I believe our students and parents will be impressed with the student-centered teachers we have added to our team. We all are looking forward to the 2023-2024 school year!
This newsletter is an excellent source of information and is linked on our website for you to go back and refer to at your convenience. Typically I will highlight important information that is contained within the newsletter or information I want to personally share with our school community in the format of Three Dots from Mr. Dumas:
Traffic: Over the past few years, we have battled traffic in and around Campo. Fortunately, we will start the year without any major road construction. The start of the year is still a little busier, with new students, parents, and staff adjusting to traffic flow and arrival times. We will work with students on arriving on campus the first week of school. Drop off early, take advantage of the bus routes available, and be good to one another!
Construction Update: As we head into the first week of school, work will still be done on the school's exterior. Some flooring finish work needs to occur, but any construction should be done outside the school day. Construction is also being done off of building one, which will not be completed until later in the school year. We are excited for our community to see the improvements that are taking place throughout our campus!
Almost Everything You Need to Know: I previewed the newsletter to see if there was anything I needed to add. I quickly realized that many start of the school-year topics are covered in this newsletter, such as traffic, student schedules, IDs, student parking and more. My third dot is meant to highlight the value of the information each month in the newsletter and to encourage you to read it and utilize it as a resource.
We look forward to another great school year and appreciate your continued support!
Mr. Tyler Dumas
Campo Verde High School
Every Person, Every Day!
Just a reminder to follow us on social media.
Instagram: @cvhsmrdumas Twitter: @CVHSMrDumas & @CVHSYotes
Facebook: Campo Verde High School
important campus information
Mrs. Laura Contreras Assistant Principal
Academics & Registration
Ms. Erica Duckett Assistant Principal
Activities & Graduation
Mr. Max Ragsdale Assistant Principal
Where: Campo Verde High School
When: Thursday, August 10th, 2023
Time: 6-7:30 PM
Open House/Curriculum Night 8/10 6-7:30 pm: This event is a great opportunity to meet teachers and get to know your students' classes for this year. We are continuing the drop-in format, so everyone has more time and space to interact with their teachers in a more personal environment. However, we will be adding a Welcome to Campo introduction presentation from 6-6:30 pm. We would love for you to attend the presentation, but if you cannot, you can drop into classrooms at whatever time is best for you and your family between 6 and 7:30 pm. When you arrive on campus on Thursday, you are encouraged to walk your student’s schedules and meet their teachers while learning about their classrooms. We know your schedules outside of school are busy, so we offer this more flexible drop-in format. School maps of our campus will be available when you arrive, and students and staff will be here to answer your questions. More information will be provided early next week.
Schedules are available to view in the Student Portal.
Click here for instructions to our Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Students and parents are encouraged to utilize the Infinite Campus App to access their schedules and to check grades. (*Please note that balancing of class size and minor adjustments may still be made by the registration office throughout the month of July/August.)
Online Schedule Change Form
The schedule correction form is now closed. If you have submitted a request, please check your portal on Monday, July 24th for the most recent update. Schedules posted on Monday will be the schedule used on the first day of school. If you need further assistance, please see your counselor during the class period that you have the issue.
First Day of School Schedule Procedures
All students should access Infinite Campus on or after Monday, July 24th, to print or screenshot updated schedules. This is the schedule that will be used on the first day of school.
If a student does not have access to Infinite Campus, students can pick up a printed copy of their schedule in the library on the first day of school.
Release Time Forms
Students that have a release time on their schedule will need to complete the Release Time Form and return it to the front desk within the first week of school. The Release Time Form is available at the front desk.
New Counseling Alpha Split
A-Cl - Ms. Kelly Carlson
Co-G - Ms. Kathleen Diggs
H-Ma -Mrs. Sarah McManus
Mc-Ro- Mrs. Shana Lange
Ru-Z - Mrs. Erin Carpenter
Student Services Support Team:
Mental Health Counselor- Mr. Jim Baker
College and Career Center Coordinator - Cassidy Chaney
On-Site CGCC Rep - Mrs. Chris Sabel
Mrs. Laurie Prosper 480-545-3100 Ext. 2121
* The CVHS Counseling Department Website: CAMPO COUNSELING
* Follow the CVHS Counseling Department on Instagram: @cvhs_counseling_dept
Welcome back Coyotes! If you are a 10th-12th grader you should be bringing your Chromebook to school charged and ready to go. If you are a new student in 10-12th grade, come to the library if you haven't been given a new Chromebook yet. And Freshmen, you will all get new Chromebooks on Thursday through your English class. If you have your old one from junior high, bring it to the library to turn it in. Come by the library with any questions or any help you need with your Chromebooks.
2023-2024 Parking Permits
Click the link below access and fill out the 23-24 Parking Permit Registration Form:
Permits may be picked up at the bookstore.
* teachers will NOT be giving passes during school hours to purchase, so please plan accordingly*
Students will be given a grace period the first couple weeks of school before security starts checking for permits to allow everyone plenty of time to get their permits in place.
Check the bookstore's Instagram page for updated information on all things bookstore related throughout the year!
Please keep in mind that your student must currently have a driver’s license at the time of requesting a parking permit.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email the bookstore email@example.com
Free/Reduced Meals Application
Link Crew Freshmen Orientation
Freshman Orientation was today! Monday, July, 24th
If your student was unable to attend they will be contacted by a Link Crew leader the first week of school.
Link Leaders are carefully selected through an application and interview process. Our selected Junior and Senior students are mentors to a group of Freshmen to help them with their transition to high school. High school is fast-paced and comes with challenges that can be navigated with a little advice from a mentor with the encouragement of also getting involved on campus.
We ask that each of our Freshmen actively engage in the process as it has shown academic and attendance improvement when students are connected in a positive way to a community. Text your Link Leaders back and come join us at our Link Crew Freshmen-only events.
Our first event is a tailgate kick-off!
Senior Yearbook Pictures
Class of 2024!
The first step of your senior journey is to have your portrait taken for the yearbook. The yearbook's deadline for senior pictures is November 22, 2023. In order to meet this deadline, we have partnered with Southwest Portraits in Tempe, AZ to take your yearbook photos.
There are two options: Please read through this letter completely for details and choose the option that works best for you.
Schedule an online appointment with Southwest Portraits to have your portrait taken at their Tempe studio located at 5450 S Lakeshore Dr. Suite 108, Tempe, AZ 85283 before the September deadline.
Key Information about Option 1: Final scheduling date for the studio session is BEFORE November 22nd to meet the yearbook deadline.
- Senior Portraits can be taken at the Southwest Photography Studio by calling 480-222-1199 to set an appointment. We had an error with the mailers, however, appointments can still be made by calling.
- It is recommended that Seniors bring their own clothing. However, if necessary, the studio will provide loaner jackets, ties, and drapes as needed.
- All studio services beyond the sitting (scheduling, ordering pictures, and paying fees) will be conducted online.
- The Yearbook portrait sessions will include 9-14 headshots on blue/brown tone background to select one for the yearbook.
- A deluxe session is offered with up to three outfits, including the yearbook outfit, inside and outside in each outfit.
- Portraits will be shown immediately after the session for the students/parents to choose the yearbook portrait and see available options (choosing the yearbook pose, ordering photos, and any additional payment.)
Take your senior yearbook photo on campus on senior picture day which takes place on August 1st, 2nd, and the final on campus date of September 6th in the auditorium lobby.
Key Information about Option 2:
- A limited number of poses will be taken on the yearbook background only.
- Students must be dressed to impress (collared shirt, tie, dress, and/or professional blouse) for their senior portrait.
- Senior photos taken on campus will be your student ID photo.
Dress Code Note: For both options, students must dress to impress (collared shirt, tie, suit jacket, dress, and/or professional blouse/professional wear). Clothing must be free of logos/signage/text and should not be transparent or too revealing. Headwear is not permitted (except in the case of religious or medical purposes).
Students are required to wear formal attire that would follow the school dress code. Please avoid plunging necklines strapless attire, or spaghetti straps. Darker colors will look best on the senior portrait background.
Underclassmen Picture Days
Retake day will be September 6th
Club Photo Day is February 15th.
Senior Panoramic Photo Day is November 15th.
BUY A YEARBOOK TODAY
This year all yearbooks must be ordered through the Herff Jones website. Yearbooks may be pre-ordered at a reduced price of $70 until Sept. 30.
The link for the website is below.
The school code for the Herff Jones order center is 16196.
July 1 - Sept. 30 - $70
Oct. 1 - Jan. 2 - $75
Jan. 3- March 10 - $80
*Yearbook total orders are placed to the plant after January 20. Books are not guaranteed after that date. To guarantee a book, it is recommended that you pre-order a book.
Senior ads may also be created and paid for on the Herff Jones website:
1/8 page ad=$72
1/4 page ad=$138
1/2 page ad=$220
Seniors: Senior portraits taken at Southwest Photography are the photos included in the yearbook for seniors
ID photos for seniors, taken on campus, are NOT included in the yearbook. It is important that seniors have your portraits taken at the Southwest Photography (480-222-1199) in Tempe or on campus on our August 1st and August 2nd senior photo days. Come dressed in the appropriate attire.
Jeremy Zona, CVHS Yearbook Adviser
NEW Absence Reporting Tool in Infinite Campus
2. Park in designated parking spaces when:
a) unloading large items from your vehicle
b) changing drivers
3. Watch for students walking between vehicles.
4. Do NOT drop off students on the roadway or curb.
5. Lastly, after school starts, we will lock the gates to the west parking lot which will make the west lot inaccessible off Germann Road and Coyote Drive during school hours. We will unlock the gates before the end of the school day so students can exit to Germann Road and Coyote Drive.
All traffic after the start of school and up until the end of the school day must enter off Quartz Street. Drop off and pick up should take place during school hours at the front office and students should check in with attendance.
This adjustment will allow us to provide concentrated oversight by our safety and security staff to provide better coverage throughout the entire campus. While this change will not impact the vast majority of our parents, students, and staff on a daily basis, at some point it will be impactful when you need to drop off or pick up outside of your normal schedule.
We appreciate your support!
Campo Verde Administration
Please refer to our North & West Lot Traffic Flow Charts for maps.
Gilbert Public Schools uses an online system of maintaining and tracking physicals and eligibility. To ensure your student's athletic eligibility for the 2023-2024 seasons, please go to www.registermyathlete.com and upload all required information. Please mark down your login information.
Visit our school's athletic website for important information regarding all sports at: www.cvhsathletics.com
If you were told your student needs immunizations please turn into the Health Office before school starts. All medications must be checked into the Health Office. Students are not allowed to carry medication with them at school unless the use of the following medication is required: epi-pens, inhalers, and diabetic emergency medication. However, these items must FIRST be checked in and accompanied by the appropriate form at the Health Office.
Medications may only be brought to school by a parent/guardian or another adult over the age of 18. All medication will be in the properly labeled container from either the pharmacy for prescription medication or in the original container for over-the-counter medication. Make sure to check the expiration date. Narcotic pain medication will not be administered at school.
If a medication needs to be administered daily or is a prescription medication, a “Request for School Administration of Medication” form must be completed by both the parent/guardian and doctor (dated after 07/01/2023) before medication may be administered at school. This includes any over-the-counter medication that indicates it is not to be given to anyone under the age of 18, usually medication containing aspirin (example: Excedrin). Here is a LINK to the Health Services Form.
Please contact the Health Office with any questions. Thank you!
Dress Code-- NEW
Preview the new guidelines for the district-wide dress code to be enforced at all campuses. As a friendly reminder, school IDs are mandatory and a required dress code expectation.
Replacement IDs $5
Temporary IDs $1
Lunch detention is issued with 5 or more printouts for school IDs.
Be proactive and always carry a backup permanent ID in your backpack!
Mandatory School IDs
Temporary ID cards will be issued on the first day of school. Students will be expected to wear their ID badges at all times. This is part of our campus dress code and security.
Transcript Orders Through Parchment
Campo is now using Parchment to order and send out all transcripts. Parchment is a vendor that electronically sends transcripts upon a student's request and is relatively self-service. However, to utilize this option moving forward, all of our students will need to create a free Parchment account. While the account is free, there is a charge if the request is for an official transcript and is paid by the student at the time of ordering.
Parchment uses the highest security standards and the service complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This service is available from approximately 12 a.m. to 11 p.m. Pacific Time.
As it gets closer to the start of school, each student will receive an invitation to register for Parchment. Check out the image to see an example email from Parchment.