The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

Volume 3.17

April 3, 2020

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Vision: Preparing every person for tomorrow through experiences founded on relationships, relevance, & rigor.

Mission: Every Person, Every Day

Core Values: Community, Values, Honor, Scholarship

Principal's Message

Dear Campo Family,


As we transition to remote learning this week due to school closures, I want to reassure our students and families that assignments given during this time will only improve a student's grade, they will not penalize it in any way. This is an excellent opportunity for students to improve a grade or in some cases even pass a class they are failing. Seniors at risk of not graduating due to currently failing a class should especially take advantage of this opportunity.


We understand that many families have more than one child and that every home situation is different. Our mission statement of Every Person, Every Day has never been so relevant. We will serve each student and family individually to meet the needs of their circumstance. Teachers have communicated out their teaching schedule and office hours. They will be posting recorded lessons for students if they are unable to meet at these desired times. If you need any additional support or have questions/ concerns please reach out to your teachers, counselors, or administrators. We are here for you. I am also including a couple of planning documents to helps students/ families be organized beginning this week.


Weekly Planning Template

Daily Planning Template


What you can do to help:

1. Have your child check their Gilbert schools email by Friday. You might want to read over their shoulder so that you are aware of what their teachers are asking students to do.


2. Check Infinite Campus (IC) to see where your child is currently sitting in their classes as far as grades are concerned. If you are struggling to get into IC, have your child log in to their account or reach out directly to their teachers. Instructions for accessing the IC portal are also on the GPS website.


3. Set goals with your child. What class should they focus on? In some cases, it will be important for them to concentrate their efforts on a class with a low grade. In other cases, students should participate in all classes.


4. If your child doesn't have any possible way to access work online (phone, Chromebook, personal device, etc.), please reach out directly to their teachers for a solution.


5. Teachers will be your first point of contact. Please reach out to them first. They will be working closely with parents. If you are having trouble, please contact an administrator or counselor only after you have contacted the teacher.


6. If you need Chromebook support or repairs please refer to our district parent technical support site for guidance. Here is the LINK to the direct website.


7. Students need to dress appropriately and abide by the CVHS dress code if they are on WebEx.


8. Our students code of conduct for in person behavioral expectations apply to the online classrooms as well.


9. Where can I find the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?


10. Where can I find district updates? www.gilbertschools.net/alerts

Thank you.


We hope you all stay well and positive during this unprecedented time.


Krista Cox, M. Ed.

Principal

Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!


Just a reminder to follow us on social media.

Instagram: @krista_cox47 Twitter: @CVHSMrsCox & @CVHSYotes

Facebook: Campo Verde High School

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letters from the superintendent

March 27, 2020


Dear Gilbert Public Schools Parents and Families,

As you know, our district has been working to create a remote learning solution that will

address the diverse needs of our entire Pre K-12 learning community. We greatly

appreciate your patience and support as we work to ensure the delivery of high quality,

consistent, accessible remote learning solutions.

As a community, we are all addressing the many questions that are arising around

remote learning and we understand that this is new and can feel overwhelming at times.

To support our families we have compiled the following information and resources.


Remote Learning Overview

Our goal is to provide our students and families with flexible options so students can

continue learning at home with guidance and support. PreK-12 teachers are already

connecting with their students and will be available for remote contact with students

during regular school hours to clarify content and answer questions. More specific details

of individual campus and teacher schedules will be shared directly with your student.

Teachers, including Special Education teachers and ELL specialists, will identify

accommodations and modifications to support the learning of students within a remote

environment. All teachers have been instructed to plan short, manageable lessons for

students that include both independent and collaborative learning opportunities, and to

provide ongoing feedback for student learning. Teachers will be utilizing a variety of

platforms including Google Classroom, to deliver instructional content, depending on the

campus and grade level. You will be informed of details of the assignments through your

student’s teacher(s). Also, all teachers have created their own teacher website,

accessible through their school website staff directory. These websites include details of

resources the teacher will be using to support learning, including how to access

collaborative learning platforms and online resources.

In addition, K-12 paper materials will be available for students that do not have internet

access. Please communicate with your student’s teachers regarding the need for both

paper materials and laptop devices.


Remote Learning Parent Resources

By now, your student’s teachers will have reached out and it may feel overwhelming. Please

be assured that this is not the intention. This is a transition for all, including our teachers, our

students and our families. To support our families we have compiled a remote learning website with frequently asked questions, resources, and support, which we will continue to add to over the coming weeks -

www.gilbertschools.net/remotelearning.

Please visit our GPS Parent Technology Support website to access technical support from our

Tech Services team. A Help Desk has been created to troubleshoot issues with Chromebooks,

and the website includes information on Infinite Campus, Google Classrooms, and digital

citizenship resources.


We understand that this is a unique set of circumstances for our entire community and it can be trying and stressful at times. I continue to be grateful for our incredible GPS community, and

thank you for your continued support of your student’s learning, during the school closures.

Please continue to visit www.gilbertschools.net/alerts for the latest updates and access to a

wide range of resources to support our families during this time.


Sincerely,

Shane McCord, Ed. D.

Superintendent

Gilbert Public Schools

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Seniors

Seniors,


We hope you are doing well and miss you dearly. With things changing by the hour, we are preparing for different scenarios we may face in regards to graduation. As soon as decisions are made, they will be communicated to you.


At this time, we would like to go ahead and distribute your graduation orders. Josten's will be at Campo on April 1st with a drive-through plan for distribution. See the flyer below, which explains the process that will be utilized. Please read through it carefully to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible with the least amount of contact possible.


Class of 2020, we are proud of you and know how resilient you are!


Best,


CVHS Administration

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Graduation Orders


Seniors, we have good news!!!!!

Jostens will be here April 1st, however we will be using an alternative plan for delivery.

Plan:

1. Curb side delivery only (stay in your car)- come in through the main lot entrance

from Quartz, proceed left/south (so you would drive along the front office curb),

pull up to the curb and Jostens will approach you and get your order for you.

2. Times:

9:30-10:30AM- alpha last names- Last Name starting with A-J

10:30-11:30AM- alpha last names- Last Names starting with K-S

11:30AM-12:30PM – alpha last names -T-Z and for those who could not come at their

scheduled timeframe or need to order.

Please have available and/or keep in mind:

1. Student ID or Identification- driver’s license or school id required

2. If you have not paid your bill in full please have that arranged prior to picking up your

orders if at all possible online or at 1-800 Jostens. Payment at delivery is cash only to

keep things moving.

3. If you are unable to pay the remaining balance before or on that date, please continue to

make your payment plans, once they have been paid off/in full you will be able to receive

your orders after payment is complete. Arrangements will be made.

4. If you are unable to come that day an alternative plan will be developed.

5. If you have not ordered a cap and gown, you may that day. Please bring cash in the exact

amount. $50

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Need a little explanation on the Spirit Days?

Monday: Pajama Day No explanation needed, hopefully.

Tuesday: Trick Shot Create and land a shot in the garbage that seems impossible to make. Upload the video to social media with the hashtag #CVGOESVIRTUAL and tag @campocrazies. Here is a video that shows some examples

Wednesday: Pet Day Hang out with your pet and post a photo to our instagram.

Thursday: Backyard Shenanigans Post a picture or video of you doing something silly in your backyard. Maybe Cannonballing the pool or having a water balloon fight.

Friday: Self Timer Spirit Shot Use the self timer on your camera and take a photo in your Campo Gear!

How to InstaStory

Clicking on this image below will take you right to the Campo Crazies Instagram page, IF you have Instagram. If you do not, you'll need to create your own account. Once you're there, click that CV logo (that's where the Insta Stories live), wait just a minute and you'll see directions on How to Insta Story in four easy steps!

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Coyote Excellence Award

The Coyote Excellence Award is given to a senior who embodies Campo Verde’s core beliefs of Community, Values, Honor, and Scholarship. The selected individual will have the honor of giving the Welcome Speech during the 2020 Commencement Ceremony.

The deadline has been extended to April 9th, 2020 by 3 PM.

Teacher recommendations are no longer required.

Please click the link below to view the application.


Applications for the Coyote Excellence Award are due to Dr. Jonaitis and Mrs. Jones by 3:00 pm on Thursday, April 9th, 2020.

PLEASE email a copy to BOTH

sean.jonaitis@gilbertschools.net

AND

cathy.jones@gilbertschools.net


Please click on the link below for the application:


COYOTE EXCELLENCE AWARD APPLICATION

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academics

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Please complete the following form to indicate your needs for mobile tools and connectivity.


Click HERE for Student Access to Remote AP Learning and Assessments form.

ACT: State Testing Information

Administered on Each High School Campus


Original Test Date: March 24 Reschedule Test Date: Canceled


Updated March 23, 2020--The U.S. Department of Education announced on Friday, March 20, 2020, that the federal requirement for testing is waived for all states. ADE is working on submitting a waiver accordingly.


ACT : National Testing Information

Various Sites around East Valley and State of Arizona


Original Test Date: April 4 Rescheduled Test Date: June 13 or July 18


As a safety precaution, ACT has rescheduled its April testing date to June 13. All students who had registered for the April 4 administration date will receive an email communication directly from ACT informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to the June 13 or July 18 national testing dates.


For more specific information regarding national ACT test administration, students and families may visit ACT.org for the most up to date communications.


SAT: National Testing Information

Various Sites around East Valley and State of Arizona


Original Make Up Date: March 28 Rescheduled Make Up Date: Canceled

Original Test Date: May 2 Rescheduled Test Date: Canceled

Original Test Date: June 6 Currently still scheduled to occur


March and May national testing dates have been canceled due to the rapidly evolving situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19). Students who have already registered for the May 2 administration date or were scheduled for the March 28 make up date will receive refunds. Additional information will be shared with students directly from the College Board.


For more specific information regarding national SAT test administration, students and families may visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat for the most up to date communications.



PSAT 8/9: Site Testing Information

Administered at Highland High School to Pre-AP Enrolled Freshman


Original Test Date: April 28 Canceled for Spring 2020


Due to the extended school closures, Highland High School-based test administration for its Pre-AP students has been canceled. Gilbert Public Schools continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely and will update this information as necessary.


Advanced Placement (AP) Exams: National Testing Information

Administered on Each High School Campus


March 20, 2020, from College Board--As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health and safety of educators and students are the AP Program’s top priorities. Here is how the College Board is supporting schools:



The solutions the College Board is providing is meant to be as simple and lightweight as possible for both students and teachers--without creating additional burdens for any stakeholders during this time.


  • Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will NOT take place for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • Some students may want to take their AP exam(s) sooner rather than later, there will be two (2) different testing dates identified (not yet determined).


The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3, 2020.


The College Board will unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students may access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the upcoming exams.


The AP Program will invest heavily over the next weeks in the following ways:


  • For the 2019-2020 AP Exam Administration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam AT HOME. These exams are currently being developed.

  • In order to accommodate students across the nation, the AP Exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class instruction by early March.

  • Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked this school year to earn. Historically, colleges and universities have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.

  • Students will be able to take the streamlined, online AP Exams on any device they have access to--computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.

  • The College Board recognizes these digital AP Exams could cause some inequities and access issues for some low-income and rural students. Working with community partners, the College Board will invest so that all students have the tools and connectivity necessary to review AP content and take the online exam. Students who need mobile tools or support with connectivity may reach out directly to the College Board.


Test security is a concern for the College Board.


  • The exam questions are designed and administered in ways that prevent cheating. The College Board uses a range of digital security tools and techniques, including plagiarism detection software, to protect the integrity of the exams.

  • Scoring at-home work for an AP Exam is not new to the AP Program. Historically, the AP Program has received and scored at-home student work as part of the exams for the AP Computer Science Principles and AP Capstone courses.



March 16, 2020, from College Board--The AP Program is developing resources to help schools support student learning during extended closures, as well as a solution that would allow students to test at home, depending on the situation in May 2020. Additional information will be posted.

Click the image below to see AP information during the coronavirus.

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Athletics

Gilbert Public Schools is following the guidelines provided by the Governor's Office. All practices, competitions, team meetings, etc are not allowed during the school closure. Coaches are reaching out to our student-athletes with individual workout plans and continuing to assist with the social and emotional well being of our student-athletes. It is our hope that the spring athletic seasons will continue and spring state championships will happen.


We are also asking for your assistance and support to not encourage your student-athletes to workout with groups of teammates or use any of our district facilities. We are really missing everyone and look forward to school and athletics resuming as quickly as possible.


In the meantime, please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. Please stay safe and we hope to see everyone in person soon!


Renee Regoli

Athletic Director

renee.regoli@gilbertschools.net

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Key Club

Hello Coyote Families!


These are unprecedented times with unique challenges for everyone. Our Campo Family has an extensive community here to help! Campo Verde Key Club will begin virtual online tutoring, mentoring, and support services, called Virtual Howling Helpers, to reduce stress and academic challenges students may face in the upcoming weeks. Attached is a form where students may sign up to receive academic support from a student helper/tutor. Once filled out, each student will be paired to a volunteer. Through email communication, both parties will agree on a desired time for live Webex (Chromebook video chat) tutoring or mentoring sessions.


We encourage as many students to take advantage of this opportunity as possible! Stay safe, stay positive, stay motivated!


Click HERE or the image below to fill out the form!

national honor society

NHS candidates have been selected. Emails will go out soon to notify our 2020-2021 newest members.


NHS Members:

Continue your Community Service requirements with the following Social Distancing Volunteer suggestions:

When possible, take a photo and upload on Google Classroom under Social Distancing Volunteering and record how long it took for your hours at: Second Semester NHS Hrs log, posted January 16th.

Check out the following:

· Free Rice - https://freerice.com/ Students take quizzes and every question they answer donates 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme. Join our Campo Verde NHS Group with this Group code: QQ3D3FMP

From the website: How does Freerice work?

“As you play Freerice and answer questions right, advertisements appear on your screen. When you see one of these advertisements, you trigger a financial payment to the World Food Programme (WFP) to support its work saving and changing lives around the world.”

So, join our NHS group today and start feeding the world! Let’s compete to see who can donate the most rice! (Track your time, 1-hour playing is one hour of volunteering.)

· Start virtual tutoring sessions via Google Hangouts or other means - many students do not have family members that can tutor them at home and are missing out on the individual instruction they need.

· Are you science oriented? Check out Zooniverse at https://www.zooniverse.org/ it is a website online that allows people to volunteer their time to compiling/analyzing data online for various projects/experiments

· Video Chat with an elderly person or someone feeling lonely.

· Cook a meal and deliver it to the front door of someone’s home. (Take a photo and upload on Google Classroom under Social Distancing Volunteering, make sure to mention why you picked this family and log your time)

· Bake cookies for someone and deliver to their front door! (take a photo and log your time. As you post your photo, indicate why you picked this person or family.)

· Make encouragement cards for someone in need or in isolation (nursing home, those stuck at home, etc). (Take photos and track your time)

· Make thank you cards for health care workers, fire department, police, grocery store workers, etc. (Take photos and track your time.)

· Take your band instrument to an elderly person’s home and play for them on their front porch or lawn. (Have someone video it and post it!)

· Tutor a classmate or friend online

· Give blood after you get your parents permission. Blood banks are dangerously low, see link for more information: (keep track of your time, it is at least one hour!) https://www.vitalant.org/Home.aspx

· Make a monetary donation to a credible organization. NOTE: You can donate as much as you want, but we will only give 1 hour of service no matter the size of the donation. (Take a phot of your receipt and upload)

· Find out what the needs are in your community:

o In Gilbert

o Food donations are needed. http://www.azfoodbanks.org/index.php/foodbank/results/52658571c16f9386e7b8dc0a965c6d30/

· Write a snail mail letter to a relative, family friend that lives far away or someone in need of encouragement. Ask your church leader for a list of homebound members and write a letter to some of them. Take a photo of the complete address and stamped mail. Then mail it!

· Pick up trash in a specific area. Take photos while collecting trash. You could also invite a friend to virtually collect with you in a separate area. (track your time and post your photos!) -This is my favorite and easy to do!

· Volunteer for LibriVox: Read and record books in all languages for free on the internet. (Track your time and post a photo!)

And finally,

· Check out dosomething.org for more great ideas on service you can do from home!

Email me any questions at Shawna.stea@gilbertschools.net

Now get started, the world is waiting!

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STATE QUALIFIERS
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AFJROTC

When someone sets a goal and then spends almost four years working diligently to achieve it, they grow personally and become a more confident individual. It’s also a lot of fun to see them excel!


It is with great pride that Campo Verde AFJROTC announces that Lieutenant General Daryl A. Williams, the Superintendent of the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, NY, has tendered an offer of appointment to the USMA Class of 2024 to Cadet Major Audrey Landers, AZ-951 Corps Commander!

This achievement has national impact! According to the USMA admissions office, last year, globally, there were 12,973 fully qualified candidates for admission. The USMA selected only 1,245 for the class of 2023, a selection rate of only 9.6%! The administrators, faculty, and students of Campo know Audrey as a campus leader, student athlete, and multi-talented member of the Campo family!

We can now call her a West Point Appointee!! Congratulations Audrey!!!
CONGRATULATIONS also go to Ryan Clegg, from our Coyote Class of '18 for completing more of the admission process for the Air Force Academy! He was busy serving his mission in Ethiopia when he found out he had to fly home in order to work on some of his Physical Fitness qualifications, which he got to do with our very own Coach Cornell, before flying back to Ethiopia to complete his mission. We are super excited to share this fantastic news regarding one of our former Coyotes! We have no doubt that he will continue to make us proud!

Photography Club

Nine students from Campo Verde were chosen to have their photographs displayed at the Art Intersection Gallery in downtown Gilbert as part of the annual 'Emerge' Exhibition. Hundreds of High School and College Students from across the Valley submit their artwork to be considered for this prestigious show. This exhibit is currently up at the Gallery and can be viewed by appointment.


Art Intersection Gallery -

207 N Gilbert Rd # 201, Gilbert, AZ 85234

480-361-1118

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health news

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Click below for a video demonstration on proper hand washing habits from the CDC. Fight Germs. Wash your hands.

Click HERE to watch the video.

Click HERE to go directly to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) page which has specific information regarding COVID-19.

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counseling department news

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Counselor (A-DA)- Mr. Baker’s Google site link

Counselor (De-Ho)- Ms. Harter’s Google site link

Counselor (Hu-Mi)- Mrs. McManus’s Google site link

Counselor (Mo-Se)- Mrs. Schroeder’s Google site link

Counselor (Sh-Z)- Mrs. Carpenter’s Google site link

Counselor- Mr. Frontczak’s Google site link

Academic Support- Mr. Wirth's Google site link

Arizona University Reps

GCU Admissions rep: Raza Fernandez, razo.razofernandez@gcu.edu

ASU Admissions rep: Taylor Piazza taylor.piazza@asu.edu

NAU Admissions rep: Lindsay Wilson, lindsay.c.wilson@nau.edu

UofA Admissions rep: Ellen Cyrier, ecyrier@email.arizona.edu

Scholarship award ceremony

Has your student been offered a scholarship award? (Whether they will accept it or not.)

If so, CVHS would like to honor them at the end of the year, with our Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Please click on the following link to complete the scholarship information form. Please fill out a form for each scholarship offered.


2020 Scholarship information


Program recognition is not guaranteed if your information is not provided by Monday April 20, 2020. We realize that not all scholarships will be awarded by this date. We apologize for any student recognition that will be missed due to the date of this ceremony.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT NEWS

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STAY HEALTHY & ACTIVE

Hello to all of our CV Physical Education Students. We hope you are staying healthy and active during this time. Research suggests that exercise and activity are closely related to levels of happiness (the more you exercise the happier you are).


SLEEP

Remember to get at least 8 hours of sleep per night and the BEST (deepest best sleep) hours occur between 10pm-2am so be sure to get your rest and do your best to get to sleep at a reasonable time. Some sleep habit reminders...... shower first, clean comfortable pajamas, brush and floss, dark room, cool temperature, and put ELECTRONICS in another room!


READ

This time out of school will present each of us with multiple opportunities to become the best person we can be. Try to focus on positive activities such as reading, getting outdoors, and exercising.


HANG AROUND POSITIVE, HIGH ACHIEVING PEOPLE

Be sure to surround yourself with positive and high achieving people that help you to be your best and make you feel good about who you are.


JOIN US (CV PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT) on Instagram (Cv_PE2020) to see videos of all of us staying active and healthy. Follow us on TWITTER as well @CampoStrength as we are posting a lot of great workouts and ways to stay active and healthy!


STAY ACTIVE AND HEALTHY CAMPO VERDE! WE MISS YOU ALL!



PHYSICAL EDUCATION "STUDENTS OF THE MONTH" March:

The following students have been awarded "Physical Education Student's Of the Month" for February for their outstanding Character, Commitment, and Courage:


Parker Germaine (Coach Cornell)

Josh Tucker (Coach Bishop)

Jayden Fletcher (Coach Dukes)

Emma Schlaht (Coach Blackburn)

Emily Savard (Coach Cook)

Parker Campbell (Coach Martin)

Grayson Danielle (Coach Matthews)

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

SLEEP is an important discussion topic in our Physical Education Department and specifically with our Student-Athletes. Here are some important SLEEP tips:


*Approximately 70% of HS students are not getting enough sleep each night.

*BENEFITS OF SLEEP: Improved concentration, mood stability, improved decision making, etc.

*SLEEP ROUTINES: Consistency is key, try to get at least 8 hours per night, keep the hour leading up to bed time free of electronics, use dimmer switches / lower lights, Bedroom cool and dark, Hygiene (Shower, brush, floss, clean PJ's), and calm your mind, happy thoughts, relaxed.

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Please welcome the BPO Board members for next school year:

President – Barbara Smith
Vice President – Stacy Norton
Secretary – Merritt Johnson
Treasurer – Kim Dabrowski
Member at Large – Jim Hart, Tiffany Anderson & Niki Brinkerhoff

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Library News

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Campo Verde Virtual Library

Please use this link to access our VIRTUAL LIBRARY


Book Club Members, we can still see each other virtually! Email Mrs. Sara Flaherty for the WebEx link. We'll meet every Thursday at 3 for our virtual meetings!


Please use this link to access the Chromebook Procedures During the School Closure information page: GPS Parent Technical Support

Please use this link for other Academic Support Resources.

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