COYOTE UPDATE

The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

December 3


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

FINAL EXAMS

Combs Students and Families,


Below is the schedule for our final exams week. In an effort to create the best possible testing environment for our students during finals, we are asking that you please wait until the end of the testing day to pick up your child.

Monday December 20th - Day 1 Block Schedule, classes 1, 3, & 5

Tuesday December 21st - Day 2 Block Schedule classes 2, 4, & 6


FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

Monday, December 20th - Day 1 classes 1, 3, & 5

7:15 - 8:32 Period 1

8:37 - 9:54 Period 3

9:59 - 11:15 Period 5

11:15 - Dismissal


Tuesday, December 21st - Day 2 classes 2, 4, & 6

7:15 - 8:32 Period 2

8:37 - 9:54 Period 4

9:59 - 11:15 Period 6

11:15 - Dismissal


There are NO EARLY EXAMS. Students with excused absences during finals will receive a zero on the final and will need to make arrangements with their teachers to make up their final exams upon their return from Winter break. Make up exams have to be taken no later than ten school days after the return from break, which is January 20, 2022. After a student completes a make-up final exam, a grade change will be made if necessary.


Happy Holidays.

CHS WINTER FUNDRAISER

November 28th to December 17th, National Honor Society will be accepting canned food donations.

CAMPUS CALENDAR

MON-WED 12/6-8 - 2022-2023 Registration Presentations with Counselors, CHS

WED 12/8 - School Board Meeting, DO 6:00 PM

- BAND CONCERT, CPAC 7:00 PM

FRI 12/10 - Jostens on Campus for SENIORS to order

Cap and Gown/packages, Cafeteria at Lunches

COUNSELORS CORNER

Did you know??? December's Coyote Care initiative is Kindness! With the Christmas season upon us, this is a perfect time to show extra kindness to others, and studies show that service and kindness directed at others can lift moods and help improve mental health. Need some ideas?

  • Donate to a food or toy drive (NHS has a food drive going now!)
  • Choose family to do a service project for
  • Hold the door open for someone, or let them in front of you in line or in traffic
  • Make a batch of Christmas cookies and take them to your neighbors
  • Give someone a compliment, it's FREE!
  • Smile at others as you pass them in the hall
  • Send a thank you note to someone who has done something for you
  • Check out justserve.org and find an organization that needs extra help
  • Need more ideas or want to become a Raktivist?

Did you know??? We have 12 days left of the semester! Remember, credit comes from a semester grade of 60% or higher so work hard to get that semester grade up. If you fail a class, please see your counselor to make arrangements to make it up...not doing this could mean that you won't graduate!

UPCOMING EVENTS


DEC 20-21 - SEMESTER 1 FINALS

DEC 22 - JAN 5 - CHRISTMAS BREAK

JAN 6 - Classes Resume

COMBS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Only two more weeks to go! Here is what we have going on in the CPAC.


CHS Dance is hosting a dance camp on Saturday December 4 from 8 am to 12:30 pm at the Combs Performing Arts Center. Cost is $30 and includes the camp, T-shirt and a pizza lunch. Contact Andrea Carson at aharnisch@jocombs.org for registration.


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

Inspire Entertainment presents "Nutcracker" on December 10 and 11, 2021. Tickets at www.inspireent.com!

Combs Middle School Orchestra Concert, December 13 at 6 pm. Combs Middle School Band Concert December 14 at 6 pm. Free tickets at www.etix.com

Combs High School Orchestra, Choir and Guitar Concert, December 15 at 7 pm. Free tickets at www.etix.com
Seating is limited.

Shine on Floyd-Tribute to Pink Floyd January 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm, tickets at www.eventbrite.com

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DECEMBER BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENU

HELP SECURE FUNDING FOR YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL

Did you know that the J.O. Combs Unified School District receives federal funding for your child's school based on the income eligibility of our families? We need you to confirm your income eligibility to help ensure our schools do not lose important funding that directly benefits our students. The process takes less than five minutes and can be completed online. Please note, you do not have to disclose your actual income, you will simply have to select if you qualify for an income bracket.

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

Currently, federal funding from Title I supports several critical functions for your students, including instructional coaches, reading specialists, and other personnel who provide direct instruction. Help us ensure your child's school still receives this funding by verifying your income!

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

WATCH HOME BASKETBALL GAMES LIVESTREAM

Our home basketball games (all levels) are available livestream via CHS's TV Production Program's Youtube Channel. You can also watch past games that you may have missed.

Link is below,

SUBSCRIBE to their channel to get updates on new posts so you don't miss a play!

Varsity WRESTLING @ Nate Johnson Memorial Tournament

Friday, Dec. 3rd, 8am to Saturday, Dec. 4th, 8pm

7301 East Brown Road

Mesa, AZ

Girls BASKETBALL vs. Cactus

Friday, Dec. 3rd, 4pm

GYM

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Boys BASKETBALL @ Cactus

Friday, Dec. 3rd, 4pm

6330 West Greenway Road

Glendale, AZ

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Girls SOCCER vs. Paradise Honors

Tuesday, Dec. 7th, 6pm

COYOTE STADIUM


VARSITY ONLY

Boys SOCCER @ Paradise Honors

Tuesday, Dec. 7th, 4pm

12775 North 175th Avenue

Surprise, AZ

JV - 4:00 PM

VARSITY - 6:00 PM

Girls BASKETBALL vs. Mesquite

Tuesday, Dec. 7th, 4pm

GYM

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Boys BASKETBALL @ Mesquite

Tuesday, Dec. 7th, 4pm

500 South McQueen Road

Gilbert, AZ

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Girls BASKETBALL @ Shadow Mountain

Wednesday, Dec. 8th, 4pm

2902 East Shea Boulevard

Phoenix, AZ

JV - 4:00 PM

VARSITY - 5:30 PM

Boys BASKETBALL vs. Shadow Mountain

Wednesday, Dec. 8th, 4pm

GYM

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

WRESTLING @ Coyote Open

Friday, Dec. 10th, 9am to Saturday, Dec. 11th, 7pm

845 South Crismon Road

Mesa, AZ

Girls BASKETBALL @ Saguaro

Friday, Dec. 10th, 4pm

6250 North 82nd Street

Scottsdale, AZ

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Boys BASKETBALL vs. Saguaro

Friday, Dec. 10th, 4pm

GYM

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

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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.