COYOTE UPDATE

The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

APRIL 14


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

EXAM SCHEDULE


Only students testing will attend school on Tuesday the 19th to test.

Tuesday April 19th ACT Aspire 9th Grade (Cohort 2025)

Buses will run as normal to and from school.

Grab and Go lunches will also be available after school

Attendance is required for these state mandated exams; we are asking all students to attend on their scheduled test dates. Make-ups exams will be taken on a normal school day in the eligible testing windows.

COMBS HIGH SCHOOL FREE IN-PERSON SUMMER SCHOOL

This summer Combs High School will be offering FREE in-person summer school classes. We understand this past 2 years have been a challenging time for our students. The Combs High School staff is committed to our students success and graduation. To this end, CHS will be offering FREE summer classes for students to make-up lost credits.

We will have 2 learning options this summer, In-Person instruction for students making up academic credit in the core academic areas and on our traditional online platform Edgenuity. Both opportunities will be outlined below with registration information. Students who are looking to get ahead academically are not eligible for in person instruction, but may take these courses in the Edgenuity platform.


Please see form to the left for Summer School Registration

Please see forms below for Summer School Expectations and Available Courses

ELIGIBILITY AND EXPECTATIONS FOR IN-PERSON SUMMER School and Available Courses

CAMPUS CALENDAR


FRIDAY 4/15 - Good Friday- NO SCHOOL

SATURDAY 4/16 - FCCLA Tea Party, Cafeteria 11:00 AM

MONDAY 4/18 - Site Council, Library 5:00 PM

TUESDAY 4/19 - ACT Aspire Testing - FRESHMAN ONLY

THURSDAY 4/21 - CTE TESTING, CTE Classrooms

- SPRING PLAY "Beauty and the Beast", CPAC 7:00 PM

FRIDAY 4/22 - CTE TESTING, CTE Classrooms

- SPRING PLAY "Beauty and the Beast", CPAC 7:00 PM

SATURDAY 4/23 - SPRING PLAY "Beauty and the Beast", CPAC 7:00 PM

"Teen Lifeline will be presenting to our 12th grade Economics and Government classes on Wednesday, 4/13/22. This will be a virtual presentation about their services."

COUNSELORS CORNER

Did you know??? Mental health concerns and issues are on the rise with our students and it is evident in all areas of their lives. As we continue to focus on hopelessness for our April Coyote Care initiative, we want to share this article that may offer some insight as to why our students are struggling: https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2022/04/american-teens-sadness-depression-anxiety/629524/

If you have a teen who is struggling, Teen Lifeline is an excellent resource and more information can be found here: https://teenlifeline.org/


Did you know??? Two of our state mandated tests are finally complete (ACT and AzSci)...just one more to go! Freshmen students will take the ACT Aspire on Tuesday, April 19. Please make sure 9th grade students are on time, well rested, and fed so that they have the best chance possible to succeed.


Did you know??? 35 days until May 20 when all online and in person work is due for Seniors trying to graduate! That time will fly by so be sure to encourage your Senior to get everything together so that they can walk.


COMBS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Disney's Beauty and the Beast presented by Combs Curtain Call Drama April 21, 22, 23 at 7 pm. Tickets available at www.etix.com

Combs High Dance Concert
May 5 and 6 at 7 pm. Tickets at www.etix.com

Suessical The Musical presented by Centerstage Academy
April 27, 28, 29, 30
May 27, 28 Tickets at www.etix.com

Harmon and Ellsworth Elementary Orchestra Concert May 12, at 6 pm.
Admission is free!

APRIL BREAKFAST/LUNCH MENU

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COMBS EDUCATION FOUNDATION SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

As you know, each year the Combs Education Foundation offers scholarships to our Seniors at Combs High School. This year we are proud to offer over 12 scholarships to our Seniors.


These scholarships are Company/Organizational Scholarships, Leadership Scholarships, and Memorial Scholarships. Attached is a flyer to help promote their applications, which will remain open until Tuesday, April 5th, 4pm. Please share this flyer to students, families and the community. A Social Media presence will also start in the next day or two.


Students just need to click on the link below, review the requirements for application, and apply.


Here is the live link: www.jocombs.org/scholarships/


Each scholarship has its own separate application. Students may apply for multiple scholarships if they meet the criteria.


Here is a complete list of scholarships.


  • Arcadis Scholarship
  • Ashton Woods Arizona Scholarship
  • Banner Ironwood Medical Staff Scholarship
  • Crossroads Future Community Leader Scholarship
  • Dr. Langer Scholarship
  • Kyle Strong Memorial Scholarship
  • Lorraine Cannon Memorial Scholarship
  • Mary Ann Cannella Memorial Scholarship
  • Tyler Headstrom Memorial Scholarship
  • Zulfer-Thompson Career Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship

ICYMI: Applications open for 2022-2023 Governor's Youth Commission


APPLY NOW FOR THE 2022-2023 GOVERNOR'S YOUTH COMMISSION


PHOENIX - The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) is seeking inspiring youth leaders from Arizona high schools to serve on the 2022-2023 Governor's Youth Commission (GYC). The GYC brings together a diverse group of high school students from all fifteen Arizona counties to identify and address the greatest challenges facing Arizona’s youth by developing innovative community impact projects, establishing partnerships with young leaders across the state, and advising the Governor.


Commissioners are selected through a competitive application process. If you know a high school student with a passion for service and leadership, please share this unique opportunity to serve as an ambassador in a nationally recognized leadership program! Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, or senior student during the 2022-2023 school year.


Applications are currently being accepted until June 3, 2022 at 5:00 PM from Arizona youth in all fifteen counties.



Apply Here!

UPCOMING EVENTS

MAY 9-12 - CHEER TRYOUTS

MAY 19-20 - SENIOR FINALS

MAY 24-25 - FR-JR FINALS

MAY 25 - GRADUATION

Why is FAFSA Important?

The FAFSA is the most important tool available to finance your education, and while the term may be familiar, some don't know what it means. What does FAFSA stand for? It stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. If there's one thing you need to know about it, it's this: You don't have to be intimidated.


The FAFSA is an application that the federal government uses to gather the financial information it needs to assess what loans and grants you qualify for. Although you are applying for federal aid, the process is coordinated through the school or schools you plan to apply to.

MAJOR CLARITY

According to Forbes, it's estimated over $100 million in college scholarship money goes unclaimed every year. Did you know students can search and apply for scholarships in MajorClarity? Yep, it's a one-stop-shop for students and parents to apply for hundreds of scholarships nationwide, or locally, such as the Education Foundation scholarships recently sent out by Dr. Duplissis.

To help students find and apply for scholarships, have them follow these simple steps:


  1. Login into MajorClarity.com using the "Continue with Google" option.
  2. Select "Financial Resources' form the options on the left side of the screen
  3. Use the search tool or scroll though the scholarships listed. For local scholarships, choose the "Show only Local Scholarships" box. This will narrow the scholarship list.

REQUEST YOUR TRANSCRIPT WITH PARCHMENT

Parchment is the most widely adopted digital credential service, allowing learners, academic institutions, and employers to request, verify, and share credentials in simple and secure ways. The platform has helped millions of people and thousands of schools and universities exchange more than 100 million transcripts and other credentials globally.

PEERSQUARED TUTORING SENTIMENT SURVEY FOR COMBS HIGH SCHOOL

PeerSquared is a social benefit education company bringing accessible, effective, and relatable academic support to your students through community-based peer tutoring programs. They have partnered with Combs High School to build such a program and offer FREE peer tutoring to the students it serves. In this case, peer tutoring is defined as when a trained high school tutor provides 1-on-1 help to another K-12 student. The tutors are always from the same school or community.

PAPER TUTORS ARE HERE TO HELP

Support, however and whenever you need it.

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!

A MESSAGE FROM J.O. COMBS FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT

Supply Chain Challenges: The Covid-19 pandemic has led to unforeseen issues with our supply chain, resulting in food shortages and last-minute menu substitutions. Our goal is to serve the posted/planned menu each day, but current circumstances are making this a challenge. We are working closely with our food distributors and vendors during this unprecedented time. We will do our best to communicate and update our online menu as soon as any substitutions are made. Please remember the menu is subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.

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 2022

Spring Athletics are underway at CHS!

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 VOLLEYBALL GAMES LIVESTREAM

Our home boys volleyball 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!

Girls TENNIS vs. Verrado

Thursday, April 14th, 3:30pm

TENNIS COURTS

Boys TENNIS @ Verrado

Thursday, April 14th, 3:30pm

20050 West Indian School Road

Buckeye, AZ

V BASEBALL vs. Cortez

Thursday, April 14th, 3:45pm

BB FIELD

Boys VOLLEYBALL vs. Poston Butte

Thursday, April 14th, 4:30pm

32375 North Gantzel Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

JV - 4:30 PM

VARSITY - 5:30 PM

TRACK @ Pinnacle

Friday, April 15th, 8am

3535 East Mayo Boulevard

Phoenix, AZ

Boys TENNIS @ Seton Catholic

Monday, April 18th, 3:30pm

2250 South McQueen Road

Chandler, AZ

JV BASEBALL @ Cactus

Monday, April 18th, 3:45pm

6330 West Greenway Road

Glendale, AZ

SOFTBALL vs. Coronado

Monday, April 18th, 3:45pm

SB FIELD

Varsity BASEBALL vs. Vista Grande

Monday, April 18th, 4pm

BB FIELD

RESUME GAME FROM 4/5

Boys VOLLEYBALL @ Benjamin Franklin

Monday, April 18th, 4:30pm

18864 East Germann Road

Queen Creek, AZ

JV - 4:30 PM

VARSITY - 5:30 PM

SOFTBALL @ Coronado

Tuesday, April 19th, 3:45pm

7501 East Virginia Avenue

Scottsdale, AZ

Varsity BASEBALL vs. Coronado

Tuesday, April 19th, 3:45pm

BB FIELD

Boys VOLLEYBALL @ Mesquite

Tuesday, April 19th, 4:30pm

500 South McQueen Road

Gilbert, AZ

JV - 4:30 PM

VARSITY - 5:30 PM

UNIFIED BASKETBALL @ Florence

Tuesday, April 19th, 6pm

1000 South Main Street

Florence, AZ

JV BASEBALL vs. ALA- Ironwood

Thursday, April 21st, 3:45pm

BB FIELD

Boys VOLLEYBALL vs. Seton Catholic

Thursday, April 21st, 4:30pm

GYM

JV - 4:30 PM

VARSITY - 5:30 PM

SOFTBALL/JV BASEBALL @ Apache Junction

Friday, April 22nd, 3:45pm

2525 South Ironwood Drive

Apache Junction, AZ

BB - 3:45 PM

SB - 4:00 PM

Varsity BASEBALL vs. Apache Junction

Friday, April 22nd, 3:45pm

BB FIELD

Varsity Boys VOLLEYBALL vs. Tempe Prep

Friday, April 22nd, 5pm

GYM

SENIOR NIGHT

TRACK @ Bradshaw Mountain

Saturday, April 23rd, 8am

6000 East Long Look Drive

Prescott Valley, AZ

Varsity BASEBALL @ Coronado

Saturday, April 23rd, 11am

7501 East Virginia Avenue

Scottsdale, AZ

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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.