COYOTE UPDATE

The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

August 14, 2020


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

NEW STUDENT/PARENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

This year our school district has adopted a new information system that all schools will be utilizing in place of School Master and Jupiter. For many of you, this is old news, but for anyone that has not yet accessed their Student or Parent VUE - Below is the link to access both.

Students must access their student email before their Student VUE and Parent VUE.

Contact the high school front office if assistance is needed. We have also created an IT help line for your convenience, 480-987-5314, or you can email your questions to ITSupport@jocombs.org

PARENTS - Please check your contact information in your Parent VUE for accuracy and make needed changes.

STANDOUT COYOTES

Ready for a new year? We are too! And we are ready to introduce our 2020-2021 RUSH Dance Company and Combs High Dance Club Officers! Give them a shout out!!!These dancers have worked their buns off to get where they are, overcoming obstacles of all sorts to audition online, attend technique classes in person and leadership virtually, and maintain healthy habits to start off the year. If anyone is a great pick for officer, it is this group right here and we’re so proud of their accomplishments already! Our officers and I can’t wait to show you everything we’ve got in store for an amazing year of dance! ️ Dance Club starts August 20th at 2:20pm, so don’t miss it! #combshighdancersrock #combshighdance #combshighdancebooster #combshighschool #pandemicdance #virtuallearning #virtualdanceclass #rushdancecompany #danceclubofficers #azdance #azdeo #arizonadance #proud

COUNSELORS CORNER

Welcome Back Coyotes! We are excited to start this new school year and look forward to the time we will get to spend with you. As a reminder, our counseling team is here to help our students as they have academic questions, need general information, or if they struggle with social/emotional/mental health concerns and would like someone to talk to. Please see below for the list of counselors and how to make an appointment.


Counseling Staff:

If you need to speak with your counselor, please make an appointment by emailing Mrs. McDowell using the following instructions:

  • Email Mrs. McDowell at smcdowell@jocombs.org
  • Let her know you need an appointment with your counselor (please specify)
  • Give her the general reason for the appointment (personal, grades, credits, information, etc.)
  • If you are an "in person" student, she will make an appointment and email you a confirmation. This confirmation will act as your pass to leave class and come to the counseling office
  • If you are a "virtual" student, she will make an appointment and send you the google meet link. Your counselor will join you at the appointed time


As we get further into the school year, watch for information on FAFSA and college information, support groups, our new Mindfulness Room, and other counseling related information. Also, Seniors, we will be doing senior credit checks to ensure that you are on track for graduation, so please watch for an email from your counselor.


Stay safe, stay healthy!


STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Student Council Election Campaigning will begin Aug 17th and run through Sept 7th. The voting will be online this year and begin at 6 am the morning of Sept 9 and end at 5 PM the afternoon of Sept 1oth. Ballots will be emailed to the student email accounts.

CAMPUS CALENDAR

AUG 15 - VIRTUAL STUDENTS Pick up Math Books, 8:00-11:00 AM CHS Bookstore

AUG 17 - GOLF Practice Begins, 3:00 PM Las Colinas Golf Course

AUG 18 - CHEER TRYOUTS, 3:00 PM Cafeteria

AUG 19 - CHEER TRYOUTS, 1:00 PM Cafeteria

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CHS ATHLETICS

FALL SPORTS ARE BEGINNING!!

Below are the official dates that we will begin each of our Fall Sports, which are, of course subject to change due to AIA or State regulations. Also listed is the coach and contact email for each sport as well if you have any questions regarding a sport.


Students that would like to participate in any sport at CHS will need to complete the registration process on Register My Athlete (link below) and pay a $90 participation fee in our bookstore or on the webstore. Both of these will need to be done before a student will be permitted to tryout or practice.

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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.

Up Coming Events

Continuous Notice of Nondiscrimation

The J.O. Combs Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA Title II Coordinator at 301 E. Combs Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or (480) 987-5300.


El Distrito Escolar Unificado de J.O. Combs no discrimina basada por la raza, el color, el origen nacional, el sexo, la discapacidad o la edad de una persona en sus programas o actividades y proporciona igual acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Las consultas pueden dirigirse al coordinador del Título IX o al coordinador del Título II de la Sección 504 / ADA en 301 E. Combs Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 o (480) 987-5300.