The Coyote Howl
Campo Verde High School
September 17, 2021
Vision: Preparing every person for tomorrow through experiences founded on relationships, relevance, and rigor.
Mission: Every Person, Every Day
Core Values: Community, Values, Honor, Scholarship
Hello CV Family,
It is hard to believe that we are two weeks away from the end of the first quarter. Our staff has been reviewing grades and student progress, and we are seeing a dramatic increase in student success. The end of the quarter can be a stressful time for students. Our teachers and staff are here to support your student. I would strongly recommend logging into Infinite Campus and checking your student’s grades and progress. If you have any questions, our teachers are here to help, please reach out to them.
I have four items to highlight, some of which are in the newsletter with more detailed information.
Please read through the information regarding student breakfast and lunch as students will be scanning their IDs starting Tuesday when they are served breakfast and lunch.
Coyote Time is built into your child’s schedule on Wednesdays. This time serves multiple purposes. It has been utilized to share some of our beginning of the year procedural processes such as statements of awareness, we have also used it to help students with organizational and time management skills, developing a growth mindset, as well as delivering content that we would typically have to interrupt the school day to deliver through special schedules. In feedback from the CVHS Site Council, we wanted to share the upcoming topics with you just in case you were interested in what we are sharing. There will be a Coyote Time segment of the newsletter that briefly addresses upcoming Coyote Time presentations. If you have any questions, Mrs. Duckett’s contact information is shared below, and you can reach out to her for more details.
Speaking of Coyote Time, we will do our annual SOS (Signs of Suicide) presentation this month. Content and information are shared below.
Devious Licks...If you are not aware, this is a Tik Tok trend where students are stealing items from schools or destroying school property and posting the act to the app. We all wonder why this is a thing, but it is having a major impact on many campuses, even to the extent that some campuses have missing sinks and toilets. Fortunately, our campus hasn’t been impacted by this as much as others, but we are not immune. The other positive is that our students have been reporting it when it takes place, and we are able to identify the students responsible and provide consequences. I wanted to bring it to your attention to encourage a conversation with your student and also to thank our students for holding their peers accountable and helping us put an end to it.
I would also like to share how exciting it was last week with our first home football game, first assembly, spirit week, AFJROTC, band, SRDC, and cheer performances, as well as our Welcome Back Dance, put on by StuCo. We are also into the season of concerts, and our first play kicked off this week! It is refreshing and creating a great atmosphere on campus! Have a great couple of weeks!
Mr. Tyler Dumas
Campo Verde High School
Every Person, Every Day!
Just a reminder to follow us on our CAMPO VERDE HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE
and on social media.
note from administrative team
At Campo Verde High School we value the social and emotional well being of our students and surrounding community. During the week of September 27th- Oct. 1st, our campus will be recognizing Suicide Awareness Week. Our Behavioral Health Team, counselors, and student groups will be providing activities and resources throughout the week to promote our continued focus on wellness here at Campo Verde High School.
As part of Gilbert Public Schools’ (GPS) commitment to prevention education, we will be offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training as part of the SOS (Signs of Suicide) Prevention Program. The program helps students and adults demystify the confusion around what constitutes normal development and what may be a potentially serious issue. Please take this opportunity to have conversations with your student(s) about mental health and who they can rely upon for support should they ever deal with suicidal ideation. Please visit our CVHS Wellness Resources website for tips on conversation starters and resources available in our community.
On Wednesday, September 29th, students will view the SOS video during their third period class. Please review the attached form for further details on the program. If you do not wish for your child to participate, please complete the Opt Out Form and return it to our front office no later than Monday, September 27th. If we do not hear from you, we will assume your child has permission to participate.
Thank you for your continued support of Campo Verde High School!
CVHS Administrative Team
Food services update
All students 18 years old and younger are entitled to one free breakfast combo meal and one free lunch combo meal per school day.
In order to administer the USDA Universal Free school meals program, we are required to show that we have a tracking system to avoid students not being charged for second meals.
Beginning Tuesday, September 21st, students will need to scan their student ID card when they receive their meal. This will be for record keeping compliance, no money will be subtracted for the transaction on the first meal.
If a student wishes to purchase additional meals, they can use their card again to authorize the purchase. Second meals will be charged at $4.25, (the regular meal price plus the reimbursement rate as directed by the National School Lunch Program.)
important information from our health office
District Health Office Memo:
Dear Campo Verde Parents,
This school year we continue to work hard to keep our campuses safe and our students as healthy as possible. If one of our Nurses or Health Assistants calls to inform you that your student is ill or that they have been identified as needing to quarantine please understand that we are following the guidance of the Maricopa County Department of Health and the CDC, and that this is required by the Arizona Department of Health. We understand that having your child home from school for an extended period of time can cause undue stress and we appreciate your support in following these required guidelines. Thank you for your understanding and support of our nurses, health assistants, and front office staff during this challenging time. They are doing their very best for our families and it is important that we all work together.
Should you have questions or concerns please call the District Health Office at 480-545-2117.
Just a few Friendly Health Office Reminders……..
*Please continue to complete the daily health assessment with your child EVERYDAY before
school. Please keep your child home if they are ill, have been around someone with COVID, or
if they have been tested for COVID until the results are returned.
*Visit https://www.gilbertschools.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=715 for important COVID and general health information.
*If your child needs medication administered during the school day please contact the health
office. All medications must be checked into the Health Office. Students are not allowed to
carry medication with them at school unless the use of the following medication is required: epipens, inhalers, and diabetic emergency medications. However, these medications must be
checked in and accompanied by the appropriate forms to the Health Office prior to carrying
them at school. Forms can be found on the Gilbert Public Schools website under Health Services or in the Health Office.
*Medications may only be brought to school by a parent/guardian or another adult over the
age of 18. All medication will be in a properly labeled container from either the pharmacy for
prescription medication or in the original container for over the counter medication. Make sure to check the expiration date.
*Narcotic pain medication will NOT be administered at school.
*If a medication needs to be administered daily or is a prescription medication, a “Request for School Administration of Medication” form must be completed by both the parent/guardian and doctor before medication may be administered at school. This includes any over the counter medication that indicates it is not to be given to anyone under the age of 18, usually medication containing aspirin (example: Excedrin). This form is available on the Gilbert Public Schools website under Health Services or from the CVHS Health Office.
*If you received an immunization referral or your child got immunizations over the summer,
please bring the updated records to the Health Office.
*Please contact the Health Office for any questions.
Students who do not arrive to their first hour class on time will be redirected to the sweep room. A parent or guardian must physically enter the building to sign in the late student, otherwise the student will be directed to sweep. Parent phone calls will not excuse the sweep.
While in sweep students will not be able to work on assignments, socialize, or use any electronic devices. Procedures will be in place for students to make up class work and tests they may have missed when they were in Sweep. If a student is swept on a test day, the teacher will allow the student to make up the test. Students who have an assignment due will deliver it to the teacher that same day. All students will be informed of how the Sweep program will be integrated into their school day.
Students who demonstrate repeated tardy behavior will be subject to the progression of interventions and disciplinary action in an effort to encourage and teach proper time management skills. Consequences for sweep will go as follows:
1st Tardy Offense: Students will be sent to sweep for the remainder of the class period and it will be documented.
2nd Tardy Offense: Students will be sent to sweep for the remainder of the class period and receive a referral.
3rd Tardy Offense: Students will be sent to sweep for the remainder of the class period.
As we prepare for the 2021-2022 school year we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the Gilbert Public Schools Student Dress Policy, JICA. It is our goal to respect the rights of our students and families while supporting a positive educational environment.
For your convenience here is a link to the https://www.gilbertschools.net/annualupdatewhich details this policy.
Please see below a list of guidelines for quick reference, which you may find useful:
- Tops should have a 2-inch minimum strap-width on each shoulder.
- Shirts and tops should be long enough to cover the midriff.
- Clothing must modestly cover the underarm, back, cleavage, and chest area.
- Clothing must cover the undergarments and entire buttocks.
- Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be modest in length.
- Shoes must be worn at all times.
- Pants and shorts must be worn to fit, with no bagging or sagging.
- Prohibited items include but are not limited to clothing identified by a school administrator or law enforcement as negative or gang-affiliated / clothing that references drugs or alcohol / offensive symbols or inappropriate messaging on clothing, backpacks, binders, jewelry, or tattoos.
A-Co - Mrs. Dewarrat
Cr-Ha - Ms. Diggs
He-Me -Mrs. McManus
Mi-Sa - Mrs. Lange
Sc-Z - Mrs. Carpenter
Academic and Wellness Coaches:
Academic Interventionist- Mrs. Duckett
Mental Health Counselor- Mr. Baker
College and Career Advisors:
College and Career Center Coordinator - Mrs. Amy Jacobson
On-Site CGCC Rep - Mrs. Chris Sabel
Mrs. Laurie Prosper 480-545-3100 Ext. 2121
* The CVHS Counseling Department has a new and improved website: CAMPO COUNSELING
* Follow the CVHS Counseling Department on Instagram: @cvhs_counseling_dept
* Take a look at our Senior Checklist for important information.
August Academic Students of the Month
Campo Verde High School is working hard to bring wellness to our campus year round. One aspect of this is to get students up and moving during lunch. Our goal is to have lawn games out at lunch once every two weeks. Due to limited funds, we are reaching out to our parents and business communities to ask for lawn game donations such as cornhole, Jenga, Spikeball, jump ropes, hacky sacks, ladder game, etc. Our first Wellness Friday will be on October 1st and would love to have some games for students to play.
We would appreciate anything you can donate. Below is the Sign Up Genius for items we thought students would enjoy. You can drop off your donation in the front office.
Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for all your support! :)
freshmen family meetings
Attention freshmen families--the counseling team is starting Freshman Family Meetings. Please see the communication below that was sent out through email:
We would like to welcome our Freshmen Coyotes to the Campo Verde High School family!
School counselors work to address student’s academic, career, and social-emotional development ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. CVHS Counselors are assigned to students by an alphabet split of last names, please see your student’s assigned counselor below.
The transition from middle school to high school can be challenging (lots of questions, planning out classes, making new friends, where do I fit in?). High school years are full of growth, promise, excitement, frustration, disappointment, and hope. It is the time when students begin to discover what the future holds for them. Our hope is that we can help make that transition a little less stressful. We would like to meet with YOU and YOUR STUDENT for a 30 minute individual Freshman Family Meeting either in person or via webex. During this time we will discuss your student’s four-year plan, goal setting, and your counselor can answer any other questions you may have.
PLEASE SIGN UP for a meeting date and time below through Calendly with your assigned counselor. We look forward to meeting you and we are excited to work with you and your child throughout the next four years! Go Yotes!
PLEASE NOTE: These available time slots are for Freshmen Family Meetings Only.
Ms. Monique Dewarrat: A-Co-Dewarrat-MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Ms. Kathy Diggs: Cr-Ha Diggs-MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Mrs. Sarah McManus: He-Me- McManus-MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Mrs. Lange: Mi-Sa- Lange- MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Mrs. Carpenter: Sc-Z-Carpenter-MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Your CVHS Counseling Team
The PSAT will be held on Tuesday, October 26th.
This test is for all 10th grade students and those 11th grade students that paid by the deadline of September 14th.
Please visit the counseling website for resources such as practice tests.
There are also hard copies of the Student Manual with a full length practice test in the bookstore.
EVIT will be on campus October 26, 28, and 29 to present to sophomores in World Studies classrooms. They will go over the programs that are offered, application process, requirements for programs, and answer all EVIT related questions.
EVIT will be hosting an expo on their Main campus on Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 9am - 1 pm.
Coyote Time Topics
Link Crew will host a Coyote Time session on job applications and interview skills as an addition to our financial wellness session.
The CV Wellness Team will host our annual Signs of Suicide video (district video) with a Stay; Day hosted on Friday, where students can purchase items from food trucks, play lawn games, and celebrate the end of our quarter before fall break.
Please email our academic advisor, Mrs. Duckett with any questions.
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!
Make an appointment using the link below:
Activities and Clubs
Activities, Clubs, and Graduation
Grade Level: Sophomores
Freshmen: F- N
Cat Jones 480.545.3100 X 2101
KEY CLUB AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Looking to get involved in planning community service events for our campus and participating as a volunteer at events in our community? Do you want to develop leadership skills?
Key Club is the club for you!
The club usually meets twice per month on Mondays after school in Ms. Diggs’ room (223).
The club not only seeks out opportunities for short-term community service in our area, but supports other clubs’ efforts as well.
This year, the club will be forming special interest committees which will develop and implement service projects for the campus
Tips about Volunteering:
· Start earning service hours NOW!
· Find something that you love to do or something that touches your heart: DISCOVER YOUR PASSION
· Use online resources such as VolunterMatch to find opportunities that align with your passion.
· Accurately and diligently record hours. Campo Verde uses an online form (students only)! LINK
TOYBOX kids love story time, and it's always a fun time when our High School Lab students interact with the preschoolers during center time.
Are you needing a little extra help with any of your classes?
Please stop by the library as we have fabulous National Honors Society tutors available every Tuesday and Thursday after school, 2:30 to 3:30. We have tutors ready to help you!
Feel free to email Mrs. Shawna Stea with any questions.
94 th Annual National FFA Convention
Campo Verde FFA members Taylor Groat, Melia Kapuras and Riley Riedlinger received accolades at the FFA State Leadership Convention for their state winning marketing plan which qualified them to move on to the national competition. They recently competed in the national preliminary competition for the Marketing Plan CDE (Career Development Event). At the conclusion, they were named as one of the top 18 teams in the nation! The team will now move on to the next round of competition and will be competing on the National Convention stage in Indianapolis this October. Good luck!
Campo Verde FFA members recently attended the Summit Conference series presented by Arizona Association FFA. The Summit Conference is a series of conferences designed for students in each grade level. At the conference, students develop agricultural career awareness, develop leadership qualities, set goals for themselves and learn how to build and strengthen relationships.
Livestock Jackpot Shows
Congratulations to Megan Groat! She recently attended jackpot livestock shows in Douglas and in Willcox. At the SAILA Bordertown Bonanza in Douglas, Megan was Champion Senior Hog Showman and Reserve Champion Prospect Hog Day 1 and Reserve Champion Senior Goat Showman Day 2. At the Southeastern Arizona Livestock Expo in Willcox, she was Reserve Champion Senior Goat Showman.
The Coyote Pride Marching Band is hosting our annual car wash on Saturday, September 18th in the west parking lot at Campo Verde High School. Come support the band students and get your car washed for a $10 donation. The band uses these funds for purchasing instruments, repairing instruments, travel expenses, and band related expenses throughout the year. We appreciate any support from our fellow Coyotes! You can purchase tickets online here or come by the day of the event from 8am-11:30am and get your car washed! See you then.
Congrats Ethan Nolan! Ethan is an unbelievable euphonium player, center snare, jazz trombonist, and even more importantly a positive leader in the program! We can’t thank Ethan enough for his dedication and example to those around him!
Congrats to our game ball winner for the week: Leo Parra!!!! He is an amazing musician and leader of the program. Thanks for all you do! We are so proud of you!
Friday, September 17th 7:00PM CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Saturday, September 18th 2:00PM CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
**Each showing has it's own separate ticket link**
Faculty/Staff are Free with ID.
Yearbooks may be pre-ordered at a reduced price of $65 until Oct. 1, through the yearbook order center: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com
The school code for the order center is 16196.
Yearbook orders may also be purchased through Infinite Campus or the bookstore. Please note that there is a fee of approximately $2 for all transactions through Infinite Campus – there is no fee for orders placed through the yearbook order center.
July 16 - Oct. 1 - $65
Oct. 2- Jan. 14 - $70
*Jan. 15- March 4 - $75
*after March 4 - $80
*Yearbook orders are placed at the plant after January 10. Books are not guaranteed after that date. After March 4, books can only be purchased in the bookstore. We have sold out in previous years, so pre-ordering is encouraged.
*Questions? Email or call Jeremy Zona, Yearbook Adviser (480-545-3100)
SENIORS ONLY: If you still need to have your Senior Yearbook Portrait taken, you may do so on Tuesday, September 14 in the Auditorium Lobby.
Retake day for ALL students is Tuesday, September 28, in the Auditorium Lobby during both lunches.
Bookstore Hours: 7:00AM to 3:30PM
If you have purchased a parking permit and have not yet picked it up, please do so as soon as possible. The parking rules and regulations form LINKED HERE must be returned when picking up your permit.
Permits are only available for purchase in the Bookstore, they are no longer available online. Students must be a licensed driver to purchase a parking permit. Students with a learner’s permit will be placed on a waiting list and when they receive their license they can then purchase a parking permit, if available.
Students are required to display a parking permit when parking on campus. Security will be stickering and booting vehicles without permits. Parents will be required to come to campus if a student's car is booted.
ITEMS FOR PURCHASE
Cotton PE shirts are $15.00 - Adult Sizes Small thru 3XL
Dri-Fit PE shirts are $20.00 – Adult Sizes Small thru 3XL
PE shorts (long black mesh) $15.00 – Adult Sizes Small thru 3XL
Sport Tek Girls (shorter) shorts $20.00 – Adult Sizes Small thru XL
Dance shirts are $15.00 – Adult Sizes Small thru XL
Dance capris (longer pants) $25.00 – Adult Sizes Small thru XL.
Yoga shirts are $15.00 – Adult Sizes Small thru XL
Yoga shorts are $20.00 – Adult Sizes Small thru XL
Locks are available for $5.00
PE Clothes are available for purchase online through the IC Parent Portal.
Daily checks are made for online purchases, you and your student will receive an email to let you know that the order has been completed and is ready for pickup.
LOST AND FOUND
*All students should have their Student ID. Here's a tip: Take a clear picture of your ID with your cellphone as a back up in the event you lose your ID. Lost ID's can be replaced for $5.
*Take a minute now to write your name on the bottom of your Hydroflask, or other water bottle/jug for easier identification if it gets misplaced.
SEMPTEMBER OPEN GYMS
Sat 11th 8-10am main, Varsity Fall league game Mesa H.S. (After 12)
Tue 14th 2:30-4pm mini
Thur 16th 6-8pm mini
Sat 18th 8-10am main, Varsity Fall league game Mesa H.S. (After 12)
Tue 21st 2:30-4pm mini
Thur 23rd 6-8pm mini
Sat 25th 8-10am main
Thur 30th 6-8pm mini
OCTOBER OPEN GYMS
Sat 2nd 8-10am main, Varsity Fall League @Mesa H.S. (after 12)
Tue12th 6-8pm mini
Thur 14th 2:30-4:30pm mini
Sat 16th 8-10am main, Varsity Fall League @Mesa H.S. (after 12)
Tue 19th 6-8pm mini
Thur 21st 6-8pm mini
Sat 23rd 8-10am main
Tue 26th 6-8pm mini
Thur 28th 6-8pm mini
Sat 30th 8-10pm main
WELCOME BACK to the new school year!!! Our PE Department is excited to work with all of our students in PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SPORTS TRAINING, DANCE, YOGA, and UNIFIED PHYSICAL EDUCATION classes. We are busily preparing our facilities and equipment for a safe, healthy, and fun experience!
PE, Dance, Yoga UNIFORMS:
Uniforms can be purchased in person in our CVHS Bookstore. All students need to have the proper uniform and a combination lock. Please contact Coach Cornell or your PE teacher if you have any questions.
AFTER SCHOOL WEIGHTS:
We are excited to offer another year of "AFTER SCHOOL WEIGHTS" we will be opening the weight room after school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2:20-3:00pm. Please see Coach Cornell or Coach Bishop for more information.
We will be offering lunchtime intramurals during both lunches for any student interested in being active. Intramurals will be held in either the mini or main gymnasium and occasionally outside (when the weather cools down). Please see Coach Cornell for more information.
In preparation for Suicide Prevention Week, we have created a mental wellness display. The focus is on mental well being while also providing resources. There are books that provide information on meditation and other calming techniques. At the same time, there is a hotline number provided for immediate help. We hope our coyotes know we care and are here to help.
If a student is having problems with his/her Chromebook, the place to go is the library. We will put it in for repair and give the student a loaner Chromebook until the original is fixed.
Tip: Once students login to their Chromebook, they will have a landing page (GPS Portal) that has icons that provide once click access to common programs they use, such as Infinite Campus or their email. Students should always keep this tab open and use these icons for quick, reliable use of the Chromebook.
If you are looking for an app you can trust that will serve as a resource for mental wellness for your teen, you may want to do some research that is deeper than just hearsay or anonymous online reviews. Here is a credible site: One Mind PsyberGuide. This site uses professionals in the field to review various apps and other digital resources. Read the professional reviews, the latest credible research, and descriptions of user experience to help guide your decision making.
Events & Fundraising
The CRR (Center for Recruitment & retention of Mathematics Teachers) would like to share with you details on our Annual Virtual Game NIght that will take place Wednesday, September 29th from 5-7pm via Zoom. This is an amazingly fun community event for all ages. We hope that you can join us.
This is a free event. No registration required. Just show up!
Here are the zoom links:
Ages 2 to Grade 3: Join Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/84225432816
Grade 4 to Ages 100+: Join Zoom link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/8286684023