COYOTE UPDATE

The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

October 8


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

SPOTLIGHT COYOTES

CHS GOES TO THE FALL ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL!!!

Mr. Pennington is very happy to share with everyone the results of the September 24, Fall Orchestra Festival and some pictures and videos of our students. They represented our school and district so well!

Here are the score results:

Chamber Orchestra: Excellent
Concert Orchestra: Excellent

This is particularly exciting for our Concert Orchestra students, this is only the second time in the history of our school that that group has received a rating higher than Good!!

Both groups had a wonderful time and an excellent learning opportunity with their clinician.

From the feedback we received, both groups were closer than they ever have been to receiving a Superior rating.

I am SO PROUD of how they played today, they really pushed themselves to perform even better for the Fall Festival, and I’m so excited to see what they are able to accomplish by the end of the year.

Thank you for your support.

CHS DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS

DON'T TELL THE SECRET

MENACHAP, CALIFORNIA. An incomprehensible event: every person in the audience of a high school play falls unconscious -- every person but one.


Using interviews with witnesses, loved ones, first responders, and the investigators pursuing the case, a theatre ensemble brings the story of the strange event to life, documentary-style. But as the strands weave together into an increasingly dangerous web, it becomes clear that this phenomenon might not be entirely in the past.


Combs Curtain Call is presenting TRAP! by Stephen Gregg on October 14, 15, and 18th at 7 pm

Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. Don't miss out. Scan QR code for Trap tickets.

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HOMECOMING PARADE COMMITTEE

The annual Combs High School Homecoming has grown over the years and the community always looks forward to seeing: floats and vehicles featuring local Police & Firefighters, area business owners, student clubs/athletes, the CHS Marching Band, the 2021 Homecoming Court, and much more.

This year’s activities are quickly approaching! The Homecoming Parade is looking for new committee members to help organize and plan for 2021. If you are interested in helping to continue and grow this special event please contact Mr. Laliberte at rlaliberte@jocombs.org

or Dr. Nelson at dnelson@jocombs.org.

CAMPUS CALENDAR

FRI - COLOR DANCE, CHS Courtyard 7:00-10:00 PM

WED - PSAT, SAT Testing, CHS 8:00 AM

THURS - DRAMA PERFORMANCE, CPAC 7:00 PM

FRI - DRAMA PERFORMANCE, CPAC 7:00 PM

SAT - BAND @ Basha High School

COUNSELORS CORNER

Did you know?? Have you found a career that you want to pursue and what to learn more about it? Major Clarity is a great place to start. Interviews are available under each career choice to give you a comprehensive look into what that career is really like. Real life professionals give you a good perspective of what it takes to take on that career choice. Major Clarity offers activities as well to give you a simulation of what you would be working on if you had that type of career. Take a moment to check it out. You may fall in love with your career choice or find out this is not a great fit for you.


DId you know?? The Coyote Care focus this month is Substance Abuse. 1 in 4 counterfeit oxycodone pills contains enough fentanyl to be fatal, and PCSO just had a huge drug bust with thousands of those pills confiscated. We have seen the devastating effects of this in our own district. Take a moment to watch this video about Dr. Dukes and her son Ethan: https://youtu.be/yFINJxKE23I


Did you know??? SAT testing is October 13, and PSAT is October 26. Fees for AP Tests are due by October 29. Don't forget to prepare for the tests, and when you pay your test fee, to bring your receipt to Mrs. McDowell.


The Rise of Fentanyl: Ethan's Story

UPCOMING EVENTS


NOV 1 - WINTER SPORTS BEGIN

NOV 4 - 6pm PARENT UNIVERSITY (see below)

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COMBS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Combs High School presents
"Trap!" by Stephen Gregg October 14, 15, and 18 at 7 pm, tickets available at www.etix.com

Community Auditions for "Dustin the Star Duster" are rescheduled for October 16. For information www.art4kids.net. Performances December 18 at 3 pm and 7 pm


December '63 Tribute to Franki Valli and the Four Seasons presented by TAD Management on November 12 at 7:30 pm. Tickets available at www.cofare.io

Combs High School Dance Concert November 18 and 19 at 7 pm. Advanced tickets $6 at www.etix.com

October BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENU

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 2021

Fall Athletics are underway at CHS!

Fans will be limited to 50% capacity and 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

Girls GOLF @ Apache Junction

Monday, Oct. 11th, 3pm

3401 South Ironwood Drive

Apache Junction, AZ

VOLLEYBALL @ Marcos de Niza

Monday, Oct. 11th, 4pm

6000 South Lakeshore Drive

Tempe, AZ

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:00 PM

VARSITY - 6:00 PM

BADMINTON @ McClintock

Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 4pm

1830 East Del Rio Drive

Tempe, AZ

CROSS COUNTRY vs. Apache Junction

Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 3pm

COYOTE STADIUM

FR/SO FOOTBALL @ Arcadia

Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 6pm

4703 East Indian School Road

Phoenix, AZ

BADMINTON vs. Marcos de Niza

Thursday, Oct. 14th, 4pm

GYM

SWIM @ Westwood

Thursday, Oct. 14th, 4pm

525 North Westwood

Mesa, AZ

VOLLEYBALL @ Poston Butte

Thursday, Oct. 14th, 8am

32375 North Gantzel Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:00 PM

VARSITY - 6:00 PM

JV FOOTBALL vs. ALA - Queen Creek

Thursday, Oct. 14th, 6pm

COYOTE STADIUM

VOLLEYBALL @ Gopher Get Down

Friday, Oct. 15th, 8am

1000 South Main Street

Florence, AZ

GAME TIMES - TBA

FOOTBALL @ Arcadia

Friday, Oct. 15th, 7pm

4703 East Indian School Road

Phoenix, AZ

Varsity VOLLEYBALL @ Gopher Get Down

Saturday, Oct. 16th, 8am

1000 South Main Street

Florence, AZ

GAME TIMES - TBD

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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.