COYOTE UPDATE

The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

October 30


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

STANDOUT COYOTES

The Cross Country team competed in their last regular season race yesterday against Northpoint, Apache Junction and San Tan Foothills high schools. Seniors Isaac Nelson, Jameson Schmidt, Tommy Nguyen, Kaitlynn Meitner and Makalya Engelhardt were recognized for their continued dedication to the team over the last several years. Today, the team begins their final preparations for their sectional race on November 4th at Crossroads Park in Gilbert in hopes of making it to the state tournament on the 12th. Congratulations to the team for persevering through an unusual and unpredictable season. Good luck at sectionals this week.

CAMPUS CALENDAR

NOW-DEC 31 - 24 HR COVID TESTING AVAILABLE IN 300 PARKING LOT JUST WEST OF COYOTE RD AT CHS

OCT 30 - Boys Soccer OPEN FIELD, Ranch Elementary Field 3:00 PM

- Boys Basketball OPEN GYM, GYM 7:00-9:00 PM

NOV 5 - Girls Golf Banquet, rm. 561

NOV 6 - Boys Soccer OPEN FIELD, Ranch Elementary Field 3:00 PM

WINTER SPORTS BEGIN NOV 9th

ALL student/athletes must complete all requirements on registermyathlete BEFORE they will be permitted to tryout for any sport. Requirements include: Physical (completed each year), Code of Conduct (completed each year), Consent to Treat (completed 1 time at CHS), Brainbook (competed 1 time in high school), Participation Fee (for each sport participated in) as well as the electronic requirements on the website. Contact the athletic office with any questions, 480-882-3548. Tryout schedules are as follows:


BASKETBALL: Boys - 4:00 PM meet at Coyote Stadium Track, 5:00-7:00 pm in GYM

Girls - 3:00-5:00 PM in GYM, 5:00 PM at Track

SOCCER: Boys - 3:00-5:00 PM M, T, TR, FR 1:00-3:00 PM Wednesday Practice Field

Girls - 3:00-5:00 PM Practice Field

WRESTLING: Boys and Girls - TBD

CHS DRAMA CLUB IS HELPING FAMILIES IN SAN TAN VALLEY

Combs Drama will be collecting hygiene items for donation to Compassion Care Center in Queen Creek. These items will help families in the San Tan Valley area get assistance they need! Important items include shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, women's hygiene products, and diapers and wipes. Please bring to the CPAC during school hours and we will make sure that your items go where they are needed most!

INTERNET DISCOUNT OPPORTUNITY

Cox Communications is offering discounts on internet service for qualifying families, which is part of the CARES Act.


This program is called Connect2Compete. The parent has to complete an application and provide Cox with documentation that consists not only of school letterhead confirming student enrollment but also any other subsidy programs from which the family receives benefits. There are a plethora of FAQs on the website as well.

https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html

COUNSELORS CORNER

Attention Class of 2024!!! You are now one quarter into your High School experience and you should be getting a better idea of how classes, homework, and expectations at the high school level are like. You might have even heard the word "credits" floating around as your classmates discuss grades and graduation. Did you know that you have to have 22 credits to graduate? Each class is worth 1/2 credit per semester, so the entire year is equal to 1 full credit. Any grade of 60% or higher will earn you that half credit...any lower than that, and you have to make up the class. A common misconception is that any credits will do...no so. Arizona has laid out graduation requirements very specifically:

  • 4 credits in math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, math of choice)
  • 4 credits in English
  • 3 credits in Social Studies (World History, US History, Government/Economics)
  • 3 credits in Science (Integrated Science, Biology, Science of choice)
  • 1 Fine Art or CTE elective credit
  • 7 elective credits
When you fail any semester, it is important to make up the credit as soon as possible so that you can stay on track for graduation. Even more important: to do everything possible to pass the class the first time. Tutoring and help is available, teachers are willing to answer questions, and ensuring that you turn in all work will go a long way to help you in the goal.


Have questions about credits or need additional academic information? Talk to your counselor...they are here to help!

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WATCH COYOTE FOOTBALL - 10/31, kickoff 2:00 PM

Watch our Coyotes take on Thunderbird Chiefs 10/31 2:00 PM, live streamed courtesy of CHS's own TV Production Crew.

COMING TO THE GAME? SEE SPECTATOR GUIDELINES

Our guidelines for fans looks alot different this year. All tickets will be digital and limited to follow our district's policy. Tickets must be purchased on GoFan. Below are instructions for ticket purchasing.
GoFan How to Buy Tickets
Accessing & Sharing Tickets

CPAC Events-Save the Dates

Dec 12 - 5 pm-Sister's Christmas Catechism Holiday Comedy Show. Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a yearly classic.Tickets at www.cofare.io

Jan 22 - 8pm Carvin Jones - World renowned blues guitarist Carvin Jones, rated in top 50 guitarists by Guitarist Magazine brings his Ultimate Guitar Experience to you! https://www.carvinjones.com/event-details/carvin-jones-combs-theatre

Feb 12 - Piano Men Generations at 7 pm presented by TAD Entertainment celebrating the music of Elton John and Billy Joel. Tickets at www.cofare.io

Mar 25 - Small Business Symposium presented by Darling Companies, Designed From Scratch Concepts and Network Together. Tickets at www.localsmallbusinesssymposium.com

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JOIN OUR CHS TEAM

We currently have full and part time positions available. Click on the link below to see a list of open positions district wide.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY

JO COMBS DISTRICT JOB LISTINGS

UPCOMING EVENTS

NOVEMBER 9 - WINTER SPORTS BEGIN (Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling)

NOVEMBER 11 - Veteran's Day, NO SCHOOL

NOVEMBER 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL

NOVEMBER'S BREAKFAST/LUNCH MENU

CAC CONNECT CALENDAR

Due to Covid we are not able to do the CAC connect office live on your school campus so we are going virtual again for the fall semester.

We will have zoom check-in and chat sessions for students and parents on Wednesday’s starting promptly at 5pm for them to ask questions they have regarding CAC & details of how to become a CAC student.

VOLLEYBALL vs. Poston Butte

Saturday, Oct. 31st, 9am

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

FR/SO - 9:00 AM

JV - 10:00 AM

VARSITY - 11:00 AM

FOOTBALL vs. Thunderbird

Saturday, Oct. 31st, 2pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

VOLLEYBALL vs. Apache Junction

Saturday, Oct. 31st, 2pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

FR/SO - 2:00 PM

JV - 3:00 PM

VARSITY - 4:00 PM

VOLLEYBALL vs. Cortez

Monday, Nov. 2nd, 4pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:00 PM

VARSITY - 6:00 PM

VOLLEYBALL vs. Thunderbird

Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 4pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:00 PM

VARSITY - 6:00 PM

FR/SO FOOTBALL @ Apache Junction

Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 6pm

2525 South Ironwood Drive

Apache Junction, AZ

VOLLEYBALL @ Vista Grande

Thursday, Nov. 5th, 4pm

1556 North Arizola Road

Casa Grande, AZ

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:00 PM

VARSITY - 6:00 PM

JV FOOTBALL @ Thatcher

Thursday, Nov. 5th, 3pm

601 North 3rd Avenue

Thatcher, AZ

FOOTBALL @ Apache Junction

Friday, Nov. 6th, 7pm

2525 South Ironwood Drive

Apache Junction, AZ

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.