COYOTE UPDATE

The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

October 29


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

SPOTLIGHT COYOTES

OCTOBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

2021 Fall Student Media Competition Winners

12 of our CTE students earned recognitions at the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association State Competition this year. This breaks their previous record of 9 state winners at a single AIPA event and elevates their overall total to 42 state and national winners since 2016.


Madison Lamb, Lilly Threlkeld, Mia Scott and Christian Tillard all received Superior for their entrees.

CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETES PREPARE FOR POST SEASON

Our Cross Country team will be competing at the Sectional Race Wednesday, November 3rd at Crossroads Park. The top finishers will compete at the State Championship Saturday, November 13th at Cave Creek Golf Course.

Regent Benedict, Mack Beach, Jonathan Indie, Jackson Bodell, Nathaniel Groff, Gavin Bodell, Brayden Anglin, Maya Amador and Emma Lopez will all be running Wednesday to compete for a spot at the State Championship.

Good Luck Coyotes!

CHOIR SCORES WELL AT FALL FESTIVAL

Choir received an Excellent rating at the Fall Choral Festival Monday in Flagstaff. This qualifies them for the State Concert Festival, which will be in the Spring 2022.

Our students have worked very hard and are well- deserving of this honor.

ATTENTION SENIORS!!!

ASVAB testing will be November 4 and 5

Students with the last name A-K will test November 4

Students with the last name L-M will test November 5

Any questions please contact Mrs. Durrant hdurrant@jocombs.org


COMBS HIGH SCHOOL PRESCHOOL EVENT

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HOMECOMING PARADE COMMITTEE

The annual Combs High School Homecoming has grown over the years and the community always looks forward to seeing: floats and vehicles featuring local Police & Firefighters, area business owners, student clubs/athletes, the CHS Marching Band, the 2021 Homecoming Court, and much more.

This year’s activities are quickly approaching! The Homecoming Parade is looking for new committee members to help organize and plan for 2021. If you are interested in helping to continue and grow this special event please contact Mr. Laliberte at rlaliberte@jocombs.org

or Dr. Nelson at dnelson@jocombs.org.

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The Rundown: S6E2
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CAMPUS CALENDAR

SAT 10/30 - BAND @ Desert Vista

MON 11/1 - WINTER SPORTS BEGIN

Boys BASKETBALL - 10-12th GRADE 3:00-5:00 PM, LG GYM

- FRESHMAN 5:00-7:00 PM, SM GYM

Girls BASKETBALL - 5:00-7:00 PM, LG GYM

Boys SOCCER - 3:00-4:30 PM, Practice Field

Girls SOCCER - 3:30-5:00 PM, Ranch Elementary Field

WRESTLING - MONDAY, TUESDAY 5:00-7:00 PM, Wrestling Room


THUR 11/4 - ASVAB TESTING, CPAC

- Parent University, 6:00 PM see below

FRI 11/5 - CLUB PICTURES, sm gym 7:15 am -2:15 pm

- ASVAB TESTING, CPAC

SAT 11/6 - LAST CHANCE SENIOR YEARBOOK PICTURES , small gym 8:00-11:00 AM

In alignment with the 11/4/21 parent university Teen Lifeline presentation, Teen Lifeline will be presenting to our 9th grade English classes on 11/10/21. This will be a virtual presentation about their services. If you would like to opt your child out of viewing the presentation, please contact school social worker Jessica Doty at 480-882-3540 ext 7524 or jdoty@jocombs.org for an opt out form.

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COUNSELORS CORNER

Did you know??? Out of every 4 fentanyl pills, 1 pill contains a lethal dose of fentanyl! In recent news, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office just conducted a drug bust in which 54,840 fentanyl pills were discovered (https://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/Sheriff/Pages/PSCONewsArticle.aspx?aid=287). If you do the math, 13,710 of those pills are lethal! That means that 13,710 people in Arizona may not see their next day, and many of those could be children under the age of 18. That is not an acceptable risk and educating our children is the key to combating substance abuse.


Did you know??? There are several reasons that students begin the path toward substance abuse. Sometimes, it's peer pressure, it could be simple boredom leading to experimentation, or it could be related to trauma. Studies show that 70% of students who struggle with substance abuse have experienced trauma in their past. This video from TedMed gives an excellent overview of what trauma is, and how it affects our children, including leading them to possible substance abuse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ovIJ3dsNk


Did you know??? Counselors were in the Junior and Sophomore English classrooms to talk to students about grades, credits, college, EVIT, and other important subjects. Would you like to view the presentations? Go here: https://combshs.jocombs.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=916904&type=d&pREC_ID=1463757

UPCOMING EVENTS


NOV 8 - 13 HOMECOMING WEEK

NOV 22 - 26 - Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL

COMBS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

December '63 Tribute to Franki Valli and the Four Seasons presented by TAD Management on November 12 at 7:30 pm. Tickets available at www.cofare.io

Combs High School Dance Concert November 18 and 19 at 7 pm. Advanced tickets $6 at www.etix.com

Christmas Sing Along Spectacular presented by Combs High School Fine Arts Dept. December 1, 2021. Crafts and lobby activities begin at 5 pm, performances begin at 6 pm. FREE tickets available at www.etix.com

Sister's Christmas Catechism-December 4, 2021 at 7pm
Tickets at www.cofare.io

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NOVEMBER BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENU

NEW FOOD SERVICE SOFTWARE

I hope you are having a great beginning of the new school year.


I wanted to share with you that we have a new software that is used for everything related to the Food Service Department.


The Titan Family Portal is a our new secure online system for convenient access and a user-friendly experience in managing meals at school.


The Titan Family Portal allows families/staff to:

  • Submit an online application for free and reduced meals
  • See menus, allergens and nutritional information
  • Remotely monitor children's cafeteria meal accounts
  • Make online payments to children's cafeteria accounts
  • Set up automatic, recurring payments
  • Set up low account balance email or text alerts

The Titan Family Portal may be accessed via:

Website: https://family.titank12.com/

or

Mobile app: parents may access their account by searching for Titan Family Connect app in your phone’s app store.

FAN POLICY 2021

Fall Athletics are underway at CHS!

Fans will be limited to 50% capacity and all tickets must be purchased from GoFan: link below

Admission Prices: Adult- $6 Student- $5

There will be no cash accepted at home games.

Activity Passes are available for purchase in the bookstore.

Which will allow the purchaser admission to all 2021-2022 CHS home athletic events.

Adult Pass: $50

Student Pass: $40

CHS Student Pass: $15

FAMILY PASS (immediate family only): $200

SEALED Water Bottles will be the ONLY food or drink permitted into games.

PURCHASE TICKETS FROM GoFan

All home game tickets must be purchased using GoFan

FOOTBALL vs. Apache Junction

Friday, Oct. 29th, 7pm

COYOTE STADIUM

SWIM @ Husky Invitational

Saturday, Oct. 30th, 8am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

CROSS COUNTRY @ Sectionals

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 9:15am

Crossroads Park, Gilbert, AZ, USA

Gilbert, AZ

FR/SO FOOTBALL vs. Poston Butte

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 6pm

COYOTE STADIUM

JV FOOTBALL @ Poston Butte

Thursday, Nov. 4th, 6pm

32375 North Gantzel Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

FOOTBALL vs. Poston Butte

Friday, Nov. 5th, 7pm

COYOTE STADIUM

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JO Combs Tax Credit

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS BREAK

14 FRIDAYS!

Notice of Non-Discrimination

J.O. Combs Unified School District #44 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age or sexual orientation in admission and access to its programs, services, activities, or in any aspect of their operations and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. J.O. Combs Unified School District #44 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. The following employees have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Compliance Officer for Title IX , Athletic Director, 2505 E. Germann Road, San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or 480-882-3540 and Compliance Officer for Section 504/ADA, Director of Student Services, 43371 N. Kenworthy Rd, San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or 480-987-5300.

El Districto Escolar Unificado de J.O. Combs #44 no discrimina en base a su raza, color, religión, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o la orientación sexual para la admisión y su acceso a sus programas, servicios, actividades, o en cualquier aspecto de sus operaciones y proporciona un acceso igualitario a los Boys Scouts y otro grupos de jóvenes designados. El Districto Escolar Unificado de J.O. Combs tampoco discrimina en sus prácticas de empleo y contratación. Los siguientes empleados han sido designados para manejar las preguntas en cuanto a las pólizas de no discriminación: Funcionario de Cumplimiento de Título IX, Director Atlético 2505 E. Germann Road, San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or 480-882-3540 and Funcionario de Cumplimiento para la Sección 504/ADA, Director de Servicios Estudiantiles, 43371 N. Kenworthy Rd, San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or 480-987-5300.