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Scholarship application information
(480) 882-3540 Main Office
Jule Ann Stout, M.Ed. Guidance Counselor (A—G) 480-882-3549
Jette Thompson, M. Ed Guidance Counselor (H—Q) 480-882-3552
Barry Smith, M. Ed Guidance Counselor (R—Z) 480-882-3553
Consider the Early College Program at Central Arizona College!
The program provides Pinal County high school students and opportunity to get an early start
Into college by taking courses while still enrolled in high school. Students accepted into the
Early College program receive a tuition waiver from Central Arizona College for up to 5 college
Credit hours. The tuition waiver covers regular in-state tuition and fees. Students are responsible for the purchase of textbooks, class materials, and are responsible for their own transportation to and from campus.
For more details on the Early College program please visit www.centralaz.edu/earlycollege
December 17th and 18th are First Semester Finals
December 18th and 19th are half days students will be released at 11:15 am
12-16 Credit deficiency letters will be mailed.
12 High school counselors go to Middle School for program planning.
20-30 Program Planning for next year’s courses—See page 5 for more information
(students will receive a course catalog and meet with counselors regarding course selection’s for next year).
30 Pickup course selections from Middle School.
2-13 Counselors will meet with students for credit check/transcript review.
19 FAFSA Nights 5 p.m.
23 AIMS writing (for those juniors and seniors who have not passed it yet).
24 AIMS Reading (for those juniors and seniors who have not passed it yet).
notMykid Goal: Empower and educate families and communities with the knowledge and courage to identify and prevent negative youth behavior.
Parent presentation – Topic – Preventing Youth Substance Abuse (RESCHEDULED)
Governing Board Meetings
The minutes from each monthly Governing Board Meeting are now posted on the district website under About Us.
Health Services Update
There has been a lot of news coverage related to communicable diseases including Enterovirus D68 and Influenza. It is not uncommon this time of year to see an increase in respiratory and flu symptoms. Symptoms of respiratory viruses may be mild and include runny nose, sneezing and coughing, or may be more severe such as fever, sore throat, body or muscle aches and difficulty breathing.
All diseases can be prevented by using basic universal precautions with every student whether you believe them to be sick or not. By using these simple measures you can prevent the spread of disease to yourself and to others.
Basic prevention measures to avoid getting and spreading disease include:
Parents should seek medical attention immediately for children who are having any breathing difficulty or wheezing, particularly if the child suffers from asthma.
For those of you who are interested in information regarding the Ebola, Arizona Department of Health has recently updated its Ebola preparedness website to include information for schools - http://www.azdhs.gov/phs/oids/ebola/
Protect yourself with these basic universal precautions to remain free of all types of diseases not just the ones in the news.
Monday Early Release
After School Tutoring
Attention all Parents. After-school tutoring begins on Tuesday August 12th. Students will meet in the library right after dismissal. Encourage your student to take advantage of this opportunity.
Tutoring for all students who have NOT passed the AIMS Reading, Writing or Math tests will be available at this time, just see any tutor and they will point you in the right direction.
After-school tutoring is Tuesday - Thursday from 2:30 - 4:45. Students meet in the library right after dismissal. Applications are available in the front office.
Student Travel Opportunities
In 2012, students went to Spain. In 2014, students visited London, Paris, and Barcelona. In 2016…? Join us as we tour Italy and Spain. Email Dustin Hemsath.
Combs High School will be participating in athletic competition supervised by the Arizona Interscholastic Association. Fall sports are Badminton, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Girls Volleyball, and Swimming. Students will need to be cleared through the Athletic Office to begin practice. Practices for fall sports with the exception of football will begin on Aug. 11 with football beginning Aug. 4. Ticket prices for athletic events is $4 for adults and $3 for students. Athletic fees can be paid online through the Combs web store at www.combscoyoteshop.com with a debit or credit card. Athletic Passes can be purchased through the web store as well. $200-family pass, $40-student pass.
To participate in athletics, band, choir and orchestra a student/athlete must complete the following:
The district participates in the National School Breakfast/Lunch program. All meals served meet guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Free/Reduced Applications: The applications will be available at the bookstore during bookstore days, July 21-25, or are available in the front office at this time. One application per household is needed each year.
Applications are accepted anytime during the year. Please allow 10 school days for notice of eligibility results.
Students who are eligible for free and/or reduced lunch are also eligible for free and/or reduced breakfast daily. Students may also receive a reduction on AP Exams, tutoring scholarships and college scholarships. Make sure your student is afforded every opportunity.
Parent’s may also submit the Free and Reduced Lunch Application online. The forms will also be available online after July 1. Please call 480-987-5312 if you need any assistance.
This is an on-line payment option for parents to add money and monitor student accounts. Please call 480-987-5312 for your student’s ID number. Checking your child’s account balance and making payments on-line are great benefits. There is a $2.50 processing fee for each transaction.
Lunch: Day - $ 3.25 (Paid) Monthly - $ 65.00 Drinks: Milk - $ .45
Weekly - $ 16.25 School Year - $ 585.00 Water - $ .75
Reduced lunch is .40
Breakfast: Day - $ 1.25 (Paid), reduced breakfast is .30)
CHS makes the evening news AGAIN...
But this time it's for all the right reasons. Watch the segments from Fox 10 News
Please refer to Student Handbook for complete Dress Code policy :
All shorts and skirts must meet the minimum requirement. When a student is standing, the bottom hem of the shorts or skirt must touch the tip of the thumb.
Guidelines for pants, skirts, shorts, etc.:
Target Take Charge of Education
Our school is earning money! Thanks to all of you currently participating in the Target Take Charge of Education® program. By simply shopping with your Target® Visa® Credit Card and designating our school, a percentage of the amount of each purchase you make is donated back to our school.
If you're not already taking part, please consider doing so - grandparents, alumni, friends and neighbors can help, too. To participate or to see how much has been contributed towards our next check, please visit target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142. Our school ID #153232.
CHS Online Store
Follow the link below to check a way to purchase CHS apparel, yearbooks, pay for course fees and athletic fees.