The Puma PawPrint

The Official Perry High School Newsletter- Dec 13-Jan 3

Welcome to the Puma PawPrint! This weekly newsletter will share all of the exciting things happening on our campus, upcoming events, and things you, as our community, may want to know. Watch for our weekly updates on the first day of each school week!

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

As we close this semester, I wanted to thank you for being involved in our PHS community. During continued challenging times, our students have done an excellent job of reconnecting to Perry and breathing life back into our buildings.

As we move towards 2022 and a new year, it’s important for us to continue to support each other as we support our common interest, our students. Thank you again for being a part of Perry. Have a restful and relaxing break!

Heather Patterson

Final Exam Schedule

Below is the schedule for finals, December 15-16, 2021.

Finals Schedule – ODD: Wednesday, December 15 th (Early Release - no lunch)

*0 Hour – 6:30 a.m. to 7:20 a.m.

Period 1 – 7:25 a.m. to 8:55 a.m.

Period 3 – 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Period 5 – 10:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Finals Schedule – EVEN: Thursday, December 16 th (Early Release - no lunch)

*0 Hour – 6:30 a.m. to 7:20 a.m.

Period 2 – 7:25 a.m. to 8:55 a.m.

Period 4 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Period 6 – 10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

* 0 Hour - You may have the final on either day or over both days; however, students must attend both days.


Per district policy, there are no early exams and no exemptions are allowed for final exams. If a student is absent during the final exam enter a ‘0’ for the final exam and compute the semester grade accordingly. A student may arrange a time with the teacher(s) to take the final exam within the first two weeks of the second semester.


Students who test positive for covid or are quarantined by Perry during finals, can take their finals within the first 2 weeks of school, January 4 through January 18. Students and teachers will work together to determine a time that works after school. A 0 (zero) will be entered into the grade book, will be updated once the final exam is completed.

Question About Grades, Assignment and/ Procedures

If you have a question or concern about your child's grades, assignments, or classroom procedures, please contact your child's teacher directly. Below is a link to our staff directory.

Winter Break!

Below are the details for Winter Break:

  • The first day of break for students is Friday, December 17th.
  • Students return on Tuesday, January 4th.
  • During the break, our office will be closed. Please contact the District Office for emergencies, 480-812-7000. The District Office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the break except for December 23rd & 24th.

Last Week in Review

Puma Pride Award

Congratulations to our October Puma Pride Award Winners: The Puma Pride Award is for the student who is developing Pride in themselves, the school, or the community by demonstrating Progress toward self-improvement academically, or in service to others while fulfilling their Purpose as responsible citizens.

Way to Go, Robotics!

Congratulations to the winners of the 8th Annual CO2 Dragster Competition!

1st: Chris Woodruff and Corbin Hatch

2nd: Bishop Lee and Bryce Williams

3rd: Ethan Lewis

Best in Show: Chris Woodruff and Corbit Hatch

Fastest: Isaac Leung

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Friendly Reminder

Perry High School is a CLOSED CAMPUS. Please remember to check your student in and out through the attendance office when arriving late or leaving early. Also, students are not permitted to leave campus for lunch. Thank you!

Happening this Week

Flag Football!

Check out the information below and consider joining our flag football team!
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The Puma Bell Schedule

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Perry's Freshman Preview Night is scheduled for Thursday, January 20, 2022. Come out to explore all Perry has to offer!
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Need Tickets?

All PumaNation sport and event tickets can be purchased at

  • Once on the website, search for Perry HS- Gilbert, AZ.

Click on the link below for specific game and event information, including rules, ticket prices, how to find schedules, and more.

Perry High School Athletics Fall Sports Spectator Information


Attention PumaNation! Perry and Chandler Unified have implemented a clear bag policy for all athletic events this year. Only clear bags will be allowed in the gates. No hydro flasks; only a clear water bottle will be permitted.

Please review the CUSD Clear Bag Policy below for more information.

CUSD Clear Bag Policy

Graduation- Class of 2022

Important Josten's Dates for Seniors

  • It is time to order your graduation items! Seniors have received a graduation order packet. The packet shows all of the items offered - letterman jackets, class rings, graduation announcements, caps and gowns, and more!

Order now online at:

Order by phone: 1-800-567-8367

  • Deadline for all Graduation orders must be submitted by Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

Do you have any questions? Call 1-800-Jostens

  • April 1st - Senior Cap & Gown Distribution Day

Below is the link to our Perry Senior Virtual Presentation:

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Important Information and Links

Ride the bus at Perry?

Remember when the bell rings at the end of the day to go straight to your bus. The busses need to leave Perry by 2:20 PM to arrive at their other schools on time.

Crosswalk- Reminder (West side of school)

Please use the crosswalk at Queen Creek and Key Biscayne to cross safely, Pumas.

JOSTENS- Information for Juniors

Juniors - it's your time! Time for you to create your forever symbol and reminder of Perry High and you - who you are at this time in your life. Your class ring is something you will keep forever! Check out the videos and our website.

Jostens has redefined the class ring tradition for a new generation--your generation. Today, your Jostens Class ring is what you make of it, literally. You are in the driver's seat; it's yours to create.

Of course, you can always jump over to to see even more and create your unique statement.

Packets with ordering information are available in the front office.

Many have been asking about letterman jackets. You will find these order forms inside the packet provided.

For more information:

Questions? Call 1-800-Jostens(1-800-567-8367)

Advanced Placement at Perry High

Click on the link below for information about advanced placement classes, exams, FAQs, and more.

Dual Enrollment at Perry High School

Click on the link below for a dual enrollment overview, classes offered, registration information, and more.

Infinite Campus

The Infinite Campus Portal allows students and parents to log in and access grades, class attendance, assignment information, and teacher-related messages. The portal is designed to increase communication with teachers, allow you to check progress, see what's due and when, and be more successful in school. Please click on the appropriate link below:

Pumas 4 Pumas

Pumas 4 Pumas, formerly The Lunch Bunch Club, was created during the 2019-2020 school year. Last Year Pumas 4 Pumas hosted Hope Day in November, Mental Health Awareness Month in May, partnered with the City of Chandler and ASU’s counseling dept. We have been a major contributor to the mental health awareness videos with ASU that will be filmed at Perry next weekend. These videos will be shared with all East Valley schools. Part of our club’s mission is to help those students who are sitting alone at lunch. Our club is always happy to accept new members. Have a student interested in joining? Contact Mrs. Cagle at Follow us on insta @pumas4pumas

Freshman Handbook

All freshmen were given a Freshman Handbook in their English classes. The handbook includes important contacts, resources, and tips for success. Click on the link below to see what it's all about!

Free Flu Shots!

Free flu shots are here! Now that back-to-school shots are slowing down, it's time for our busy flu season!

We offer them weekly in both our Chandler and Gilbert clinics.

These are free to all, regardless of insurance coverage. We give flu shots to adults and kids 6 months and older.

Alison Gladish, RN

Outreach Coordinator

Immunization Program

Dignity Health Community Wellness

Chandler Regional Medical Center

Click for clinic Information

Vaccine hotlines:

English 1-480-728-2004

Español 1-480-728-3777

Chandler Unified Mitigation Plan- Update Related to Quarantine

August 20, 2021

Dear CUSD Families and Staff,

We are writing to inform you that the Maricopa County Department of Public Health has notified local school districts that they have the delegated authority to determine which contacts must be quarantined. This is outlined in the Arizona Revised Statutes Title 36, Chapter 6, Article 2 (36-624) and Arizona Administrative Code (R9-6-361)

Maricopa County Department of Public Health continues to follow CDC and Arizona Department of Public Health Services guidelines which defines close contact of a COVID-19 case as being any person within 6 feet for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more during a 24-hour period, regardless of whether masks were worn. Effective Wednesday, August 26, 2021 students who have close contact with an individual who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 and who are not fully vaccinated or have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days are to quarantine (stay home) for up to 10 days, per county mandate.

Students may shorten the duration of a quarantine in three ways:

  1. Quarantine may end after 7 days if no symptoms have occurred and a documented negative result has been provided to the school. If choosing to return after seven days, the test sample must have been collected at least five days after exposure.

  2. If your child has been fully vaccinated and you voluntarily submit proof to the school. If 14 days have passed since your second dose in a two-dose series (or two weeks after a single dose vaccine), you do not have to quarantine.

  3. If your child previously tested positive for COVID-19 by PCR or antigen test, recovered and then completed his/her isolation period in the last 90 days.

As a safety measure please keep your child home if ill or shows Covid-19 symptoms. We continue to highly recommend face coverings as an additional layer of mitigation. For updates and continuous information, click here to view our mitigation plan in its entirety.

Thank you for your continued support.

No Cost COVID-19 Testing




    COVID-19 testing held at:

    Student Services Building
    200 South Hamilton Street
    Chandler, AZ 85225

    Click here to register.

    December TESTING DATES through December 16:

    • Every Monday | 1pm – 4pm and Every Thursday | 9am – Noon
    • More dates/times to be added if needed.
    • Walk ups accepted on Mondays until 3:30 and Thursdays until 11:30. Appointments strongly recommended.

    Inclement weather conditions may preclude the COVID TESTING ability to operate effectively. Please check the labs website before reporting to your scheduled test to ensure we will be onsite. This applies to walk ups as well.

    Everyone at the site will be required to wear a mask for the safety of the staff and others.




    Prueba de COVID-19 realizada en:

    Edificio de Servicios Estudiantiles
    200 South Hamilton Street
    Chandler, AZ 85225

    Haga clic aquí para registrarse.

    FECHAS DE PRUEBAS hasta el 16 de diciembre:

    • Todos los lunes | 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. y todos los jueves | 9 a.m. - mediodía
    • Se agregarán más fechas / horas si es necesario.
    • Se aceptan caminatas los lunes hasta las 3:30 p.m. y los jueves hasta las 11:30 a.m. Se recomienda encarecidamente concertar citas.

    Las inclemencias del tiempo pueden impedir que la capacidad de PRUEBA DE COVID-19 funcione con eficacia. Consulte el sitio web de los laboratorios antes de presentarse a su prueba programada para asegurarse de que estaremos en el sitio. Esto también se aplica a los que entran sin cita previa.

    Todos en el sitio deberán usar una mascarilla por la seguridad del personal y de los demás.

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Donate to the campaign and be part of funding our future. Support classroom enrichment grants for schools across @ChandlerUnified focusing on technology and innovative learning opportunities. Donate $100 or more for a CEF State Forty Eight shirt!
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