The Coyote Howl
August 11, 2023
September 29, 2023
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,
Fall Break is upon us, and it's hard to believe we'll return in just two weeks, and then it will be November! The second quarter always seems to pass by faster than any other time of the year.
In this newsletter, I want to focus on an important aspect: grades and transcripts. First and third-quarter grades can often feel final. However, it's crucial to remember that these grades are not final grades. The only grade that gets posted on a student's transcript is the semester grade, which represents their performance throughout both quarters and any assessments conducted toward the end of the semester.
While first and third-quarter grades hold significance, especially concerning eligibility for athletics and activities, they do not represent the final outcome. Students have the entire second quarter to improve their semester grades. We encourage you to take this opportunity to celebrate your child's progress or engage with them and our dedicated staff to work towards achieving their desired grades and credits.
As a reminder, we offer various intervention options, including in-school tutoring, to help students catch up and be better prepared to improve their grades and ensure they earn their credits. If you have any questions or need more information about our resources, please don't hesitate to reach out to your student's counselor or teacher directly.
We eagerly anticipate the second quarter of 2023 and hope you have a fantastic and rejuvenating Fall Break!
We 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
Website: Campo Verde High School
Reminder - Please Complete the 2023/2024 Annual Update
It is extremely important that all GPS families complete the online 'Annual Update' in Infinite Campus every year. Even if your information has not changed you must still complete the 2023/2024 Annual Update so we can ensure we have the most accurate information for your student in the case of an emergency. The information you provide is used by the district and your school to directly communicate with you regarding your student, or in the event of an emergency on campus. Please log into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal and complete the 'Annual Update' today!
IMPORTANT CAMPUS/DISTRICT INFORMATION
I.D.'s are STILL Mandatory
Students are required to wear their ID badges at all times.
This is part of our campus dress code and security.
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!
There is so much to celebrate on our campus that we've instituted schoolwide recognitions for excellence on our campus in a separate newsletter called Coyote Celebrations. The recognitions extend across content areas, clubs, athletics, staff, and students for school, district, state, and national success. Click the link below to view our Coyote Celebrations Newsletter!
Absence Reporting Tool in Infinite Campus.
There is a new and improved way for our parents and guardians to report student absences. This new feature is quick and easy to use and can be accessed through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal or through your Infinite Campus app. Simply log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal and click on the ‘Submit Absence Requests’ graphic. Please note you will still be able to email attendance or call in and leave a message on our school’s attendance phone line if you would prefer. For more information on how to log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal and use this new feature please visit www.gilbertschools.net/IC
Campo Verde High School will administer the PSAT/NMSQT© to all currently enrolled 10th grade students on Tuesday, October 24th, as well as 11th grade students who pre-registered and paid to participate. Students not participating in the exam, will follow the late start schedule.
ALL 10th grade students will report to Campo Verde on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 no later than 7:30 am.
Any 11th grade students who registered and paid to participate will also take the exam on this date and time.
Bus routes will run as regularly scheduled to transport test-takers that morning.
Students should report to testing rooms at the start of the school day at 7:30am.
Testing room assignments will be posted Thursday, October 19th outside of the library.
All cohort students in the class of 2026 are registered for the exam and expected to test.
Test takers should come prepared with their ID, calculator, pencil, a fully charged Chromebook and be well rested.
All 9th, non-testing 11th and all 12th graders will report to school for a late start schedule which begins at 11:50am. Click here for Campo Verde PSAT Late Start Bell Schedule.
Buses will provide transportation for these students. Pick up times will have a 4 hour delay. (For example, if your bus normally picks up at 6:23am, plan on 10:23am.)
Lunch will be served to all students from 11:15-11:45am.
First period will begin at 11:50am.
For families with younger siblings, GPS elementary and junior high campuses will follow their regular campus schedule on this day.
We are pleased that our students have the opportunity to take the exam in preparation of their postsecondary endeavors. The 2023 PSAT Student Guide and practice tests can be found here. Please encourage your student to take advantage of these resources.
If you have any questions please contact Laura Contreras, Assistant Principal of Academics, at 480-545-3100 ext 2102 or Laura.Contreras@gilbertschools.net.
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
Freshman Family Meetings
Dear Freshmen Families,
We would like to welcome our Freshmen Coyotes to the Campo Verde High School family!
School counselors work to address students' academic, career, and social-emotional development ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. CVHS Counselors are assigned to students by an alphabet split of last names, please see your student’s assigned counselor below.
The transition from middle school to high school can be challenging (lots of questions, planning out classes, making new friends, where do I fit in?). High school years are full of growth, promise, excitement, frustration, disappointment, and hope. It is the time when students begin to discover what the future holds for them. Our goal is to make that transition a little less stressful. We would like to meet with YOU and YOUR STUDENT for a 30-minute, individual Freshman Family Meeting in person. During this time we will discuss your student’s four-year plan and goals. The counselor can answer any other questions you may have. If you are unable to attend, we would still like to meet with your child.
Follow this link to a brief video explaining the process. FRESHMAN FAMILY MEETING INTRO
Freshmen Next Steps:
SIGN UP for a meeting date and time below through Calendly with your assigned counselor. If you cannot attend with your student, please sign your child up for an appointment so we can create a four year plan. We will share the plan with you after the meeting via email.
Complete this form with your student Freshman Family Meeting PREP
We look forward to meeting you and we are excited to work with you and your child throughout the next four years!
PLEASE NOTE: These available time slots are for Freshmen Family Meetings Only.
Ms. Kelly Carlson: A-Cl- Carlson - MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Ms. Kathy Diggs: Co-G- Diggs-MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Mrs. Sarah McManus: H-Ma- McManus-MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Mrs. Shana Lange: Mc-Ro- Lange- MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Mrs. Erin Carpenter: Ru-Z- Carpenter-MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Your CVHS Counseling Team
Parents and students can use the Graduation Tracker tool in the Infinite Campus portal to see if the student is on track for graduation. This tool will show the credits a student has earned and the credits the student has planned for future years.
Freshmen students will not have any credits shown in the Graduation Tracker until the end of the first semester. Once freshmen have completed their 4-year plan with their counselor during the Freshman Family Meeting, the credits and classes planned for future years will show up in the tracker.
Summer School Online Classes
The end dates for online summer school classes are near. Please make sure to have all assignments completed. Final exams need to be taken in-person either at Campo Verde or Global Academy. Global Academy will be open during Fall Break to take your exams. Please be sure to request your final grade once your exam has been taken. Also, check your transcript to ensure the grade posts.
University Admissions Representatives
Feel free to contact our in-state university admission reps with any questions you may have for them:
UA Admissions: Tina Spears, email@example.com
NAU Admissions: Liz Friedli, Elizabeth.Friedli@nau.edu
ASU Admissions: Hannah Green, ASUHannahGreen@asu.edu
GCU Admissions: Lindsey Jenkins, Lindsey.Jenkins@gcu.edu
CGCC Admissions: Christine Sabel, Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER
Click the image below to view the FULL tutoring schedule.
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
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 22nd. In order to meet this deadline, we have partnered with Southwest Portraits in Tempe, AZ to take your yearbook photos.
There is now only ONE option: Our on site senior portrait day has passed.
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 studio session 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.)
Dress Code Note: 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.
ORDER SCHOOL PHOTOS NOW
TOYBOX Photo day is November 8th - 8am TOYBOX Playground
Senior Panoramic Photo day is November 15th - 9am Main Gym
Performing Arts Photo day is November 20th
Final Day for Senior Portraits at Studio is November 22nd
Club Photo day is February 15th
Morp or Color War: November 4th, 2023/Guest Applications due Nov. 1st
7:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Winter Formal: January 20th, 2024/Guest Applications due Jan. 17th
7:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Prom: April 13th, 2024/Guest Applications due Apr. 10th
8:00 PM- 11:00 PM
GUEST APPLICATIONS MUST BE APPROVED BEFORE OR ON THE DEADLINE DATE. Administration must have enough time to contact other schools for follow up, document guests/emergency contacts, and distribute guest passes. We are not accepting late guest applications.
Students and guests must abide by the following regulations:
ONLY 1 Guest per CVHS Student. Tickets available for purchase on GoFan.co
Guests must either be in high school (grades 9-12), or if the guest has already graduated, he/she may not be over the age of 20 and must attach a copy of his/her driver’s license to this form.
Students must enter and leave with their guests. Once you have entered the dance/event, you may not leave and return.
Guests must show his/her driver’s license or current high school ID for admission to the dance/event.
CVHS students are responsible for the behavior and demeanor of their guests. CVHS students are responsible for informing their guests of all CVHS behavior and dress code rules.
The following are specifically prohibited at CVHS school sponsored dances: Sexually explicit dancing (i.e. freaking, grinding or dirty dancing) and any dancing that may result in disruption or injury (i.e. slamming, moshing, etc.).
Any person removed from the dance by CVHS school staff is not entitled to a refund.
9/30/23 Casa Grande Show
10/11/23 - 10/14/23 Coyote Pride Fall Camp!
10/14/23 Mountain Ridge Show
10/21/23 UofA Show
10/23/23 BPO General Meeting @ 5:30pm
10/28/23 Basha Show
Without the help of our volunteers, we would not be able to perform at competitions, fundraise, acquire community partnerships and sponsors, or host home shows. We always have needs for volunteers to do a wide variety of things and match volunteers to tasks they enjoy. Questions or want to sign up? Email us at: email@example.com
CHEF’S CLUB is going to France for 2024 Spring Break! We are taking a CULINARY TOUR of Paris, Strasbourg, Dijon, Lyon & Annecy, which includes a FRENCH COOKING CLASS in Paris. We have a few spots open, so if you are interested, please contact Chef Neiner in 507 for details or go to eftours.com/2666817ZP
For 15 years, CVHS Culture Club has been fostering the love of international travel by taking students to amazing destinations all over the world. These experiences are life changing and the memories and friendships made will be a highlight of your high school experience. Parents and students are welcome to join us on our next adventure to England, France and The Netherlands. We will see all the fabulous sites in London and Paris, walk along the beaches of Normandy and the canals of Amsterdam. All this during SPRING BREAK!
Please contact Kathleen Diggs with any questions.
Join us for a fundraising event on Oct 4, 2023 at Buffalo Wild Wings at the SW corner of Gilbert and Warner! Print or present a screen shot of the flyer to your server from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM and 15% of your purchase will go back to the program.
Also, come and experience CVHS’ Haunted Doll House! October 26-28th starting at 5:30pm.
Due to the scariness of the Haunted Doll House, we are offering a more kid friendly house as well, The “not so” haunted doll house, for the little ones, or assistant principals that aren’t brave enough.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting dates and times
Please join us at our next meeting on October 17th. We will be learning about Kendo and Iaido.
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
Hype video provided by Wheelz Photography for the winningest Flag Football team in Campo Verde history. 5A Division. Currently nationally ranked #61. Check the schedule below and be sure to come out and support your team!
Congratulations to our October CVHS “Physical Education Student of the Month” nominations:
Jake Stoltenberg - Coach Cornell
Molly Hogan - Coach Bishop
Paige Dilly - Coach M. Blackburn
Carter Silbergleith - Coach Kaplin
Ellie Spector - Coach Cook
Rhiannon Heaney - Coach Schnittger
Kelia Ramirez - Coach C. Blackburn
Embry Udall - Sports Medicine
These students were nominated due to their outstanding CHARACTER, COMMITMENT, and COURAGE!!!!
23-24 School year:
Our PE Department is excited to work with all of our students in PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SPORTS TRAINING, DANCE, YOGA, and UNIFIED PHYSICAL EDUCATION classes. We are excited to kick off the 2023-24 school year.
PE, Dance, Yoga UNIFORMS:
Uniforms can be purchased in person in our CVHS Bookstore. All students need to have the proper uniform and a combination lock. Please contact Coach Cornell or your PE teacher if you have any questions.
AFTER SCHOOL WEIGHTS:
We are excited to offer another year of "AFTER SCHOOL WEIGHTS" we will be opening the weight room after school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2:20-3:00pm (NO WEDNESDAYS due to PLC Teacher meetings). Please see Coach Cornell or Coach Bishop for more information.
We will be offering lunchtime intramurals during both lunches for any student interested in being active. Intramurals will be held in either the mini or main gymnasium and occasionally outside (when the weather cools down). Please see Coach Cornell or Coach Kaplin for more information.
LOCKING / SECURING all valuables in PE Lockers:
All PE students are expected to lock ALL valuables in their assigned lockers at all times. It is our student’s responsibility to ensure that all valuables are secured. Thank you!
"BLANKET DRIVE FOR THE HOMELESS"
Our CV Physical Education Department will be sponsoring our "BLANKET DRIVE FOR THE HOMELESS" from 9/25-10/27. We will have containers in our PE hallway collecting both new and gently used blankets. We look forward to serving others in need!
On Monday November 20th, we will be kicking off our 15th annual "Adopt-A-Family" community service project where we will be working to collect gifts for students and families in need. We invite all CV students, staff, and our community to join our efforts.
"Soles 4 Souls" SHOE DRIVE.....
We will be kicking off our annual "Soles 4 Souls" shoe drive on Monday April 15th. Please save any used or gently used shoes for our shoe drive. Thank you!!!
Congratulations to this quarter’s top readers! These students have the most books checked out in their class. Our circulation system is able to keep track of how many checkouts each student has while at Campo and is able to keep track of each student’s total for all the years they are at Campo. The students with the most checkouts in their class will be recognized each quarter. Mrs. Flaherty recognized these students on the school announcements and gave each student a small reward. Keep up the good work Coyotes!
Mrs. Flaherty and Mrs. Jeffers are so proud of our two student aides, Hannah Hughes and MaKenzie Steffen, for working together to create a book display. They had the idea of picking popular tv shows or movies and finding books that related to them. They were able to use descriptive words to show the relationships between the tv show/movie and the book. And they did this for twenty different books! There are lots of options for our students to peruse! Thank you to these talented students!
Make sure students sign out of their Chromebook and sign back in while at home over break. This will allow the Chromebook to run smoother while using your home network.
Then the BIG thing to remember is to charge the Chromebook the night before we come back from Fall Break (October 15).
Here is a great list of apps that your teens may or may not know about. They are listed by age (from 2-14+). They are all different types of educational apps. The reviews explain the basic gist of each app, show which devices support the app, give hot topics per app as to what you should talk about with your child. Check it out and see if there are any apps you want to share with your teen or other children.
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.
Please check your student's email inbox for the invite to create your Parchment account.