The Coyote Howl
August 11, 2023
September 15, 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,
It is hard to believe that we are two weeks from FALL BREAK! This semester is going by quickly, and I want to celebrate some of our events from last week. Homecoming was an amazing week with outstanding events. Our pep assemblies were well-planned and charged with high levels of energy. It was heartwarming to observe the homecoming carnival before the game. Our students and student groups created an atmosphere of community and excitement through the activities and games they shared with everyone in attendance. The performance on the field and the performances before, during, and after the game made for a unique and memorable experience. Finally, the homecoming dance on Saturday night, while HOT, was another amazing event. A special thank you to all of the students, staff, and the entire CV community for making this a week and weekend to remember!
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. Today I only have one, and I would appreciate you taking a few minutes to fill out this survey:
COGNIA Parent Survey: CVHS COGNIA Parent Survey As was mentioned in the last Coyote Howl Newsletter, Campo Verde High School is starting the continuous improvement process through Cognia. Part of the process is to seek your input as parents, students, and community members. Your input is vital, and your feedback will help drive the process. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete the survey and is mobile-friendly! It is essential to our work. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support!
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 Mandatory
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.
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
GPS Junior High & High School Fall Intersession Opportunity
We encourage all parents to check their child’s grades in Infinite Campus regularly. If your child is currently struggling/failing any of the following required classes, please consider signing him/her up for the Fall Intersession grade enhancement program. Look for registration to open in mid-September.
ELA 7th-8th Course # JEN700 and JEN800
ELA 9th-10th Course # ENG105A and ENG205A
ELA 11th-12th Course # ENG305A and ENG405A
Math 7th Course # JMA700
Math 8th Course # JMA800
Algebra I Course # MA211A
Geometry Course # MA307A
Intermediate Algebra Course # MA314A
Biology Course # SC120A
Students who attend AND participate in all 5 days of this free program (October 9th through October 13th) will have their 9-week class grade adjusted to a passing score of 60%. This program will take place at both Desert Ridge HS and Gilbert HS. Limited regional transportation will be provided.
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
Counselors recently met with seniors during their English classes to review their credits and to make sure everything is on track for graduation. Take a look at our Senior Checklist for important information.
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
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.
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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.
Support the band! Join us for our annual Ultimate Car Wash fundraiser on 9/23/23!
Trip to Dominican Republic info.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting dates and times
For our September meeting, Japanese had our annual ramen eating contest. After a two reign, Ray Tilley was finally defeated by Charley Silbergleith. The ramen eating contest is based on loudness, neatness and quickness. In Japanese culture, it is customary to slurp noodles when eating them. This helps to cool the noodles off as well as to pay homage to the cook. Please join us at our next meeting on October 17th. We will be learning about Kendo and Iaido.
CV Family it is time to De-Clutter. Link Crew is hosting a Goodwill Drive. You can drop your donations off in room 230 by Friday September 22nd.Link Crew is more than happy to take your items for you, but you are also welcome to drop it off yourself at the store during our time slot.
The upcoming NHS meetings are on Sept. 12th and Oct. 16th. We look forward to seeing all the members there. Important information on upcoming socials, service opportunities, and other club affairs will be shared.
NHS hosted a very successful ‘Water and Ice’ social this month where members gathered to enjoy ice cream and collect water bottles to donate. In total NHS ended up being able to gather 200 gallons—or 70 cases— of water to donate to the United Food Bank!
NHS has also been cleaning up the bleachers after Friday home Varsity football games.
We also have an upcoming ‘Chalk Social’ on Sept. 13th for suicide prevention and awareness week. As well as a ‘Breakfast Social’ on Sept. 22nd. More information for both of these events is available on Google Classroom.
Service Requirements and Opportunities
To be a NHS member students must acquire 15 service hours per semester. Important information about the required types of service and how to properly log these hours will be reiterated at our meeting on Sept. 12th.
NHS provides tutoring in core areas for any student after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the library.
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!
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!!!
Our campus spent the past week teaching/supporting students regarding the topic of suicide. In the library we made sure to have factual information posted, calming coloring pages and of course books. The books topics ranged from suicide prevention to stress relief and mindfulness practice. We hope the resources were helpful.
Did you know that besides supporting our traditional high school classes, our library does weekly storytimes for our Toybox students? Toybox is a program that provides daycare for 3 and 4 year olds while also allowing high school students to learn child development and teaching strategies. Our Toybox students come into the library weekly to get read to by Mrs. Flaherty and to pick out a book to check out for the week. We are instilling the positive value of reading to our youngest Coyotes!
Tip: When a student logs into his/her Chromebook, the first tab that opens up is the GPS Portal. Students should keep that tab open and simply add other tabs as needed. It helps the Chromebook run smoother for the student.
If a student is having problems with his/her Chromebook, the place to go is the library. We will put it in for repair and give the student a loaner Chromebook until the original is fixed. Most problems are a simple fix and don’t involve a fee or use of insurance.
Apps use design tricks to keep you scrolling. These tricks started out as an idea to enhance user experience, but as we now know, these design tricks can have negative impacts on all of us. Watch this video on how apps use tricks to hook you and what you can do to take charge of your own screen time.
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.