COYOTE UPDATE

The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

May 20


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

FINALS SCHEDULE 2022

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SPOTLITE COYOTES!!!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OUR 2022 GRADUATES!!!!!! YOU WILL BE MISSED!!!!!!

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Ava Armstrong from Coyote to Thunderbird

Senior Ava Armstrong's hard work on the soccer field has paid off. She recently signed a commitment to play with Mesa Community College. Ava is a 4 year varsity player for Combs and has earned 1st team Region recognition honors each of those 4 years. She is looking forward to this next chapter of her life and we wish her luck as a collegiate soccer player!!

CHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

THANK YOU TO SETH VALDEZ FOR CREATING THE 2022 SENIOR SIGN!!! GOOD JOB

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CHS WELCOMES THE CLASS OF 2026 TO THE PACK

The Rundown Season 6 Episode 2

COMBS FOOTBALL GOLF TOURNAMENT

June 4th, 2022 at Encanterra Golf Course

12:30pm start time, registration opens at 10:00am

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CAMPUS CALENDAR

FRIDAY 5/20 - SENIOR FINALS (2nd, 4th, 6th)

- SENIORS LAST DAY

- SENIOR DINNER, Cafeteria 5:30 PM

- SENIOR CEREMONY, Gym

- SENIOR SUNSET, Stadium

TUESDAY 5/24 - FINALS (1st, 3rd, 5th)

- EARLY RELEASE 11:15 PM

- GRADUATION PRACTICE, GYMS 6:15 PM

WEDNESDAY 5/25 - FINALS (2nd, 4th, 6th)

- GRADUATION, STADIUM 7:00 PM

COUNSELORS CORNER

Did you know??? Online summer school is still an option for students who need it. Please talk to your counselor to get classes assigned. Tests need to be taken at school, and the computer lab in room 339 will be open Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 to 11:30am, June 6-30. Handwritten notes are permissible during the test.


Did you know??? Graduation is Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 pm. We are excited to celebrate our hardworking Seniors, and we look forward to watching them move to the next phase of their lives. Congratulations Class of 2022!!

COMBS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER


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

Combs Middle School and High School Combined Choir Concert
May 16 at 6:30 pm. Admission is free!

Combs Middle School Band and Orchestra Concert
May 17 at 6 pm. Admission is free!

Combs High School Orchestra and Guitar Concert May 18 at 7 pm.
Admission is free!

Rodger and Hammerstein's Cinderella presented by Centerstage Academy
May 20 at 7:30 pm
May 21 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Tickets at https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/18532

Shine on Floyd-Tribute to Pink Floyd
July 23 at 7:00 pm. Tickets on sale soon! Follow us on facebook for more information!

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


JULY 11-13 - COYOTE DAYS

JULY 25 - SCHOOL BEGINS

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.

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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.