COYOTE UPDATE

The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

December 10


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS

The front office will be closed December 27, through December 31, and will reopen on January 3, 2022. Students return to school on January 6, 2022

SPOTLIGHT COYOTES

NOVEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

DECEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

COMBS FFA PARTICIPATED IN THEIR FIRST DISTRICT COMPETITION

Last week a group of students from the Combs FFA chapter participated in their very first district competition. This group of students did an outstanding job representing Combs High School and Combs FFA!

Ag Mechanics team placement - 1st Place

Top individuals

1st- Emilee Payne

2nd- Ben Cox

5th- Jacob Skowron

6th- Caydence Ramirez

Livestock Judging team placement - 1st Place

Top individuals

2nd- Jacy McDowell

3rd- Cody Clark

6th- Conner Morgan

9th- Jadyn Peterson

Horse Evaluation team placement- 3rd Place

6th- Kensley Mulvey

11th- Taylynn Martin

12th- McKenzie Dugan

FINAL EXAMS

Combs Students and Families,


Below is the schedule for our final exams week. In an effort to create the best possible testing environment for our students during finals, we are asking that you please wait until the end of the testing day to pick up your child.

Monday December 20th - Day 1 Block Schedule, classes 1, 3, & 5

Tuesday December 21st - Day 2 Block Schedule classes 2, 4, & 6


FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

Monday, December 20th - Day 1 classes 1, 3, & 5

7:15 - 8:32 Period 1

8:37 - 9:54 Period 3

9:59 - 11:15 Period 5

11:15 - Dismissal


Tuesday, December 21st - Day 2 classes 2, 4, & 6

7:15 - 8:32 Period 2

8:37 - 9:54 Period 4

9:59 - 11:15 Period 6

11:15 - Dismissal


There are NO EARLY EXAMS. Students with excused absences during finals will receive a zero on the final and will need to make arrangements with their teachers to make up their final exams upon their return from Winter break. Make up exams have to be taken no later than ten school days after the return from break, which is January 20, 2022. After a student completes a make-up final exam, a grade change will be made if necessary.


Happy Holidays.

CHS WINTER FUNDRAISER

November 28th to December 17th, National Honor Society will be accepting canned food donations.

PAPER TUTORS ARE HERE TO HELP

Support, however and whenever you need it.

CAMPUS CALENDAR


MON 12/20 - 1st, 3rd, 5th FINALS, EARLY DISMISSAL

TUES 12/21 - 2nd, 4th, 6th FINALS, EARLY DISMISSAL

WED 12/22 - WED 1/5 - CHRISTMAS BREAK, NO SCHOOL

THURS - 1/6 - CLASSES RESUME

FRI - 1/7 - E4t Conference- JR CLASS, ASU Polytechnic Campus 9:00 AM

COUNSELORS CORNER

Did you know??? Tuesday marks the end of Semester 1! Students who received a passing grade (A, B, C, or D) will receive 1/2 credit for each passing grade. Students who received an F will receive no credit and will need to make up their class(es) as soon as possible in order to stay on track for graduation.


Did you know??? Counselors will be meeting with students in their English classes in January to help them enter their elective choices into the system. Students will use the forms they have filled out to help them in this process...be sure to have that conversation with your student, and then sign their form so they can turn it in.


Did you know??? We continue to focus on Kindness as part of our Coyote Care initiative. Here is a great TED talk about the power of kindness.


Finally, we hope you each have a safe and wonderful Winter Break, and we look forward to seeing you when we all return! Happy Holidays!

UPCOMING EVENTS

8th GRADE OPEN HOUSE - JAN 20

SADIE HAWKINS DANCE - FEB 11

COMBS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Shine on Floyd-Tribute to Pink Floyd January 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm, tickets at www.eventbrite.com


Walkin' the Line-Tribute to Johnny Cash-January 29, 2022 at 7 pm
Tickets at www.cofare.io San Tan Valley

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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!

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

WATCH HOME BASKETBALL GAMES LIVESTREAM

Our home basketball games (all levels) are available livestream via CHS's TV Production Program's Youtube Channel. You can also watch past games that you may have missed.

Link is below,

SUBSCRIBE to their channel to get updates on new posts so you don't miss a play!

Boys BASKETBALL @ Epic Tourney

Tuesday, Dec. 28th, 8am to Thursday, Dec. 30th, 6pm

4600 East Cotton Gin Loop

Phoenix, AZ

GAMES TBA

Girls SOCCER @ Prospector Gold Cup

Wednesday, Dec. 29th, 9am to Friday, Dec. 31st, 6pm

2525 South Ironwood Drive

Apache Junction, AZ

12/29 -

9:00 AM vs. Cactus

12:00 PM vs. McClintock

12/30 -

12:00 PM vs. Ironwood

12/30, 12/31 TBD

WRESTLING @ Casteel

Thursday, Dec. 30th, 9am

24901 South Power Road

Queen Creek, AZ

FR/JV ONLY

Girls BASKETBALL @ Tempe

Tuesday, Jan. 4th 2022 at 4pm

Tempe Union High School District, AZ, USA

AZ

JV - 4:00 PM

VARSITY - 5:30 PM

Boys BASKETBALL vs. Tempe

Tuesday, Jan. 4th 2022 at 4pm

GYM

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Girls SOCCER @ Seton Catholic

Wednesday, Jan. 5th 2022 at 4pm

1150 North Dobson Road

Chandler, AZ

VARSITY - 6:00 PM

Boys SOCCER vs. Seton Catholic

Wednesday, Jan. 5th 2022 at 4pm

COYOTE STADIUM

JV - 4:00 PM

VARSITY - 6:00 PM

Girls BASKETBALL @ Cortez

Thursday, Jan. 6th 2022 at 4pm

8828 North 31st Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Boys BASKETBALL vs. Cortez

Thursday, Jan. 6th 2022 at 4pm

GYM

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

WRESTLING @ Prospector Tournament

Friday, Jan. 7th 2022 at 8am-8pm

2525 South Ironwood Drive

Apache Junction, AZ

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COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS BREAK

14 FRIDAYS!

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.