The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

January 8, 2021

Principal's Message

Welcome back Campo Coyotes to the second semester.

We hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season and wish all a Happy New Year! This edition of The Coyotes Howl is filled with important information. Please make sure to read in full. Below you will find a January calendar for our new hybrid schedule and what days students should be in person for attendance. Teachers will assign work on the days students are at home to work on independently. Please refer to teachers expectations for their classrooms.

When entering the school you may notice upgraded security features at the front desk of our campus. These enhancements include a purpose built entrance with secure interior doors and new check-in procedures.

These enhancements are part of a district-wide safety and security initiative to build safe and supportive schools for our students and staff. Campo Verde High School is delighted to be one of the first GPS schools to be part of this initiative that will be rolled out to all schools across the district in due course.

The enhancements are based on proven security models used in many other school districts across the country and we anticipate that our students will quickly get used to the new features.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team and we will be happy to help.

Krista Cox, Ed.D.


Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!

Just a reminder to follow us on social media.

Instagram: @cvhs_dr.cox Twitter: @CVHS_DrCox & @CVHSYotes

Facebook: Campo Verde High School


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Hybrid Bell schedules

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from our health office

COVID-19 Guidelines and Reminders

Students need to stay home if they have any of the following:

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher

  • New onset cough or shortness of breath

  • Muscle aches/chills or loss of sense of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Vomiting/diarrhea

  • OR Someone at home who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is waiting for test results for COVID-19

  • OR Been within 6 feet of someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more or had physical contact

COVID scenarios and when students may return to school:

1. POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST*: May return after 10 days since positive test AND no fever for 24 hours (without the use of medication) AND other symptoms have improved.

2. NO COVID-19 TEST*: May return after 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND no fever for 24 hours (without the use of medication) AND other symptoms have improved OR doctor’s note indicates an alternative diagnosis.

3. NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST*: No fever for 24 hours without medication AND all other symptoms have improved.


Currently, the options to quarantine are as follows:

  • 10 full days from date of exposure
  • Acquire a PCR or Antigen (rapid) test on the full 5th day from exposure, if this test is NEGATIVE you may leave quarantine after 7 full days.

*These recommendations are current as of 12/7/2020. Recommendations are subject to change as the situation evolves. For more information, please visit Maricopa County Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Helpful COVID Resources



Mrs. Laura Contreras, Assistant Principal

Academics and Counseling

Grade Level: Seniors

Freshmen A - G

Administrative Assistant:

Liz Oliphant 480.545.3100 X 2102



Registration Information for the 20/21 School Year

During the months of January and February, Campo Verde students will be selecting courses for the 2021/22 school year. All current 9th-11th grade CVHS students (including all in-person and CVHS Global Academy online students), will make course selections for the upcoming school year. Please read below for relevant information pertaining to your student.

Current In-Person 9th-11th grade CVHS Students:

We will begin registration for the 2021-2022 school year on Monday, January 11th for all current in-person CVHS students. During English class on either Monday 1/11 (A-L) or Tuesday 1/12 (M-Z), students will watch a video regarding the registration process. The video link will be available on our campus website as well. Please discuss the importance of the registration process with your student and ensure that your student has updated their academic planner to reflect the courses they are choosing for next school year. The registration window will close on Wednesday, January 20th, so all updates need to be made prior to this date.

Counselors will review credits and course selections with all returning 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students through math classes starting January 22nd and finishing February 26th. Math teachers will notify students of the date that counselors will be visiting their class. Course selections drive our staffing decisions and drive how we develop our master schedule. This makes student course selection extremely important, so we encourage everyone to make thoughtful decisions, as changes later may not be possible. If students have questions regarding courses, there are numerous options for them to ask questions of peers, teachers, and counselors.

  • Meet with Counselors in the courtyard during lunch to answer questions 1/13-1/21.

  • Attend the Curious Coyote Class and Club Fair during lunch on 1/14 or 1/15.

  • Visit the Campo Website for videos/ information regarding elective programs.

Current 9th-11th grade CVHS students enrolled at Gilbert Global Academy:

Current Gilbert Global Academy students will receive registration information from GGA on Friday, January 22nd. Students will be provided with information linking them to their “home” campus and how to proceed with registration. CVHS counselors will assist students via online resources, as well as providing opportunities to meet virtually to discuss course selections and review graduation requirements. Please look for further communication from GGA over the next few weeks.

Current 8th grade students attending South Valley Junior High:

Counselors will visit SVJH on Monday, February 8th to meet with 8th grade students.

Save the Date- Coyote Preview Night- Tuesday, February 9th- 6:00pm

We are so grateful for your continued support and look forward to working with you to

make 2021-2022 another great year at Campo Verde!


Counseling Department

Mental Health Counselor- Mr. Baker Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. Dewarrat Google site link

Counselor- Ms. Diggs Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. McManus Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. Lange Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. Carpenter Google site link

Academic Interventionist- Mr. Wirth Google site link

Counseling Secretary- Mrs. Laurie Prosper 480-545-3100 Ext. 2121

Senior Credit Checks

Counselors will be meeting with seniors in their English class over the next week to discuss credits. The purpose of this one-on-one meeting is to ensure seniors are in the appropriate classes to meet their graduation requirements, or if deficient, have a plan to make up credits. We will also discuss post-secondary plans and answer any questions that students may have.

PreACT Test Sign Up

Campo will be offering a practice ACT test, called the PreACT test, on Saturday, February 20th. All grade levels are welcome to take this test. It is a great opportunity for junior students to practice before they take the official ACT test this spring. More information about this test can be found here.

When: Saturday, February 20th, 8 am - noon

Where: CVHS Building 5

Cost: $25

Can be paid online through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Grades: All grade levels welcome

Sign-up: January 6th - February 12th in the CVHS BOOKSTORE

AP Exam Registration

Hello AP Students-

The deadline to sign up and pay for your AP exams has passed and there now is a late fee of $40 per exam as mandated by the College Board.

Please follow the 2 steps on the handout to register for an exam. They are outlined here. Students must complete both steps to successfully register.

The deadline to register WITH late fees this year is February 26, 2021.

Important PSAT Information

For those students who took the PSAT on October 17th:

Please create or make sure you can log into your College Board account so you can easily access your scores online and unlock a robust set of personalized resources to help you understand your PSAT score. Create account or log in here:

Students who provided their email address on their PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet should have received an email reminder to view their October PSAT/NMSQT scores online on December 7 and 8.

Paper score reports will be mailed to the schools soon and distributed when we return from winter break.

For those juniors taking the PSAT on January 26th:

Please stay tuned for details as we get closer to the test date. As of now, it is scheduled to be a school day test from 8:00 am to noon on campus. Also, please note that this is a national test date that we cannot change due to the status of Gilbert Public Schools.


ACE Plus and Hoop of Learning


EVIT has opened their online application. Due to the nature of this year, they decided it would be best to open it early. Below is a video that will walk you through the application.

Sophomores can begin applying by going to Once EVIT has all of your documents, Attendance, Discipline, Current Transcripts, and Immunizations, then your application will be reviewed and possibly accepted. Email to get your documents.

Campo's EVIT representative will be on campus January 15th and 21st to answer questions and help students enroll for the 2021-2022 school year. Students can drop-in to meet with her between 9:00am and 1:00pm in the College and Career Center located inside the library. For the programs that fill up quickly (most programs offered at East Campus: Aviation, Vet Assistant, Future Engineering, East Cosmetology, East Medical Assistant, East Nursing Assistant) I would recommend you fill an online application sooner rather than later. To secure specific timeframes (AM or PM time slots), I would also recommend enrolling sooner.

How to apply at EVIT:


Sophomore Presentation

Sophomore parents-

The following ECAP (Education and Career Action Plan) presentation was assigned to sophomore students to view through their English classes. Check it out!




enrollment information

Campo Verde Global Academy & Flex Students

Please take a moment to review our Global Academy/Flex Student CVHS Newsletter. This document contains frequently asked questions and updates as we wrap up the semester.

Planning on coming back to Campo full-time next semester?

Complete the enrollment steps located at

Once the form is complete, our registrar will follow up with you to enroll your student to attend a full-day of in-seated instruction at Campo Verde.

This registration must be completed by any student/family that is currently full-time Global or Flex and is planning to attend full-time in person.

Planning to attend another school either in district or out of district next semester? A parent or guardian must officially withdraw their student from Campo Verde High School. The process only takes a couple of minutes at the Attendance office. Their hours are 6:30 a.m - 3:45 pm and if you call ahead they will have the paperwork all ready for you to sign. Completing this in a timely manner will help the transition to your student’s new school.




Toybox is still taking registrations for the 2021-2022 School year. Click the image below to be directed to the Gilbert Schools website to register.


Activities and Clubs

Dr. Sean Jonaitis, Assistant Principal

Activities, Clubs, and Graduation

Grade Level: Juniors

Freshmen H - O

Administrative Assistant:

Cat Jones 480.545.3100 X 2101

IG: @campo.activities



Class of 2021!

Just a quick reminder...if you have not ordered your graduation items, don't delay!


If you still need to order a Cap and Gown, click on the direct link best for you below:




Watch informative JOSTENS VIDEOS here.

Senior Delivery Day: March 30, 2021

Questions? Call 1-800-567-8367

If you would like to order in person visit us at:


21023 N. Cave Creek Road, Suite #1

Phoenix, AZ 85024

Monday - Friday / 10:00am -5:00pm



No Place FOr Hate

January 21 and 22, 2021 ASSEMBLY 3A/3B Schedule

The No Place for Hate High School Tour, now in its 21st year, is an incredibly impactful educational program that uses the energy and excitement of action sports to deliver critical bullying prevention tools, techniques and information to students in a relatable, peer-to-peer manner. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Tour is going virtual for the 2020-21 school year with a completely revised program featuring the biggest names from the NBA, NFL, Action Sports, the Olympics, Music, Streaming, Gaming and Entertainment delivering messages of hope and inspiration to students.

These well-known celebrities will speak directly to the students about their own experiences with bullying while offering advice about overcoming obstacles, being an ally, inclusion, kindness, surrounding yourself with positive influences, problem solving, and other important subjects that resonate with kids during a time when so many people are suffering from mental health issues.


Bite-size project, by erin choi

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*Yearbook orders are placed to the plant on January 10. Books are not guaranteed after that date. After March 1, books can only be purchased in the bookstore. We sold out in previous years, so pre-ordering is encouraged.

Oct 3-Jan 10 -$70

*Jan 11- Mar 1 -$75

*after Mar 1 -$80

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National Honor Society

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I want to thank you all for your continued support of your student in music throughout this year. I think we can all agree that being in band certainly provides a much needed emotional outlet, social network and structured discipline of being a part of a team. We are very excited to be back so that we can continue making music together and feel lucky to have this opportunity as there are MANY programs that aren't allowed to play together. We will continue with safety protocols. Most importantly though, I want to thank you for your flexibility and understanding! I feel very strongly that our program has grown stronger throughout this pandemic...and it is because of the students, families and band staff all working together and being supportive and understanding of one another.

Here are the links to the different bands! Enjoy the concert!

Concert Band
Symphonic Band
Wind Ensemble
Green Jazz Band
Copper Jazz Band



Support the Orchestra Program

Visit the CVHS Orchestra website to learn how you can support this amazing program. With

ShopWithScrip, our newest fundraising program, buy gift cards from over 750 of your favorite brands to use for your daily purchases. You get the full value of the cards and the orchestra program receives a percentage of the proceeds. No extra money spent; no extra time wasted.



Mr. Max Ragsdale, Assistant Principal

Athletic Director

Grade Level: Sophomores

Freshmen P - Z

Administrative Assistant:

Jacee Iannarelli 480.545.3100 X 2103


Latest information

As many of you have heard, on Friday the AIA Executive Board met in an emergency meeting and voted 5-4 to cancel the winter sports season. Please stay patient as the district is working quickly as possible to put something together for all of our programs. We have asked our coaches to continue to coach our athletes until we have more information.

Physical Education


Join us for OPEN GYM intramurals in the gym (or outside) during both lunches. Come be active, have fun and enjoy being healthy!


Join us in our weight room for after school weights. Come dressed ready to strength train and work hard on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2:20-3:15pm. Questions, please see Coach Bishop or Coach Cornell.


1. Stress affects EVERYONE!

-Some may cope more effectively and recover more quickly.

-Stress may be short term or occurrences that continue over time.

-3 Types of Stress: 1). ROUTINE STRESS (every day work, school. etc. 2). TRAUMATIC STRESS (accident, disaster, death, injury, etc) 3). SUDDEN CHANGE STRESS: Stress brought on by sudden negative change (job loss, divorce, illness)

2. Not all stress is bad!

-Can motivate people to perform at their best or "rise to the occasion" (high achieving people feel stress).

-Can be "life saving" in times of danger (brain more "wired in").

3. Long term stress can harm health

-Chronic / long term stress can damage the immune system, digestion, sleep, and reproductive issues.

-Headaches, sleeplessness, sadness, anger, irritable behavior.

-If Long term stress occurs heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and mental disorders can develop.


1. Recognize the signs of stress.

2. GET HELP! Talk to a health care provider.

3. Regular EXERCISE!

4. Relaxing activities (yoga, tai chi, gentle exercises)

5. Set PRIORITIES (what must get done and what can wait).... You don't have to do everything at once!

6. Stay connected to FRIENDS and FAMILY that can provide support and help!

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Girl's Volleyball

Congratulations to the following Girls Varsity Volleyball Athletes for being named to the Sports360AZ All-Academic Team:

Beigh Alexander

Gillian Bachali

Brooke Boyko

Laurelle Lewis

Kaylee Ramany

Sage Villone

Cambry Wolynia

Honorable Mention:

Katelyn Acuff

Meilana Baker

Addison Haluska

Cassidee Meyer

Laylah Okoye

Brooke Ryan

Hannah Van Winkle

Fallyn Welsh


Career Center

Mrs. Amy Jacobson, Career Center Specialist

The Career Center is located in the Library, and

Mrs. Jacobson is happy to meet with you,

and to answer any questions you may have.

Follow for scholarships, college info, FAFSA & jobs!

Instagram @cvhs_college_career_center

Make an appointment using the link below:

Career Center Appointment


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Click HERE for more information about the FAFSA

Complete the FAFSA HERE

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Library Updates


We have a new books display in the library that we update as much as possible. We also highlight books that will be coming soon so that students can request to be on the waiting list. One of our newest editions is the first book in a new series by Kiersten White called, The Guinevere Deception. Here’s how the publisher describes it: “Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom's borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution—send in Guinevere to be Arthur's wife . . . and his protector from those who want to see the young king's idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere's real name—and her true identity—is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot.

To keep Arthur safe, Guinevere must navigate a court in which the old—including Arthur's own family—demand things continue as they have been, and the new—those drawn by the dream of Camelot—fight for a better way to live. And always, in the green hearts of forests and the black depths of lakes, magic lies in wait to reclaim the land.

Deadly jousts, duplicitous knights, and forbidden romances are nothing compared to the greatest threat of all: the girl with the long black hair, riding on horseback through the dark woods toward Arthur. Because when your whole existence is a lie, how can you trust even yourself? *THE FIRST BOOK IN THE CAMELOT RISING TRILOGY*”


digital citizenship


Checking in on how your teen is doing with school is a must, but it can be a touchy subject for your teen. Read this article before your next conversation so you can go into it with some tech. savvy suggestions: Tools to Help Kids Stay Focused During Distance Learning.


Events & Fundraising


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