Results from the Spring 2015 tests will be hand delivered to your students to bring home on Monday, Nov. 16.
The marching band for an excellent performance at the state festival this weekend! The band placed in the top ten and will go to the championships on Saturday, November 14 at Glendale Community College. Combs performs at 9:30 AM and admission is only $10. Please come cheer for the Coyotes and be sure to arrive early for a good seat! Way to go marching band members!
Support Combs Football Fundraiser
By using the code Combs40 when ordering Papa John's Pizza online (only) you will save 40% off your order (regular menu price - not combined with other discounts/offers) and 10% will go back to the Combs Football program. This code is valid for anyone, anywhere, anytime as long as you order online so please let all your friends and family know.
Arizona College & Career Ready Standards
On Monday, October 26, 2015, the State Board of Education voted to continue Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards, also continuing their ability to add, delete or modify the standards as needed. This vote does not change the current standards. What teachers are teaching and students are learning does not change as a result of the State Board of Education’s vote. The State Board of Education has always been able to make changes to the standards. In fact, a review process is currently underway. The deadline has been extended to parents, teachers and community to make comments through November 20 at https://k12standards.az.gov/comment-standards.
We will continue to use the current state standards to instruct students.
Did you know.....
J.O. Combs School District has a food and clothing bank? It is located at the District Office and is open on Tuesdays 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
If you would like to help fill the food bank, we are having a food drive November 2nd-20th.
Boxes will be in the CHS front office to collect food for Thanksgiving. Canned and perishable foods can be donated during this time, to help needy families. Gift cards to grocery stores can also be donated.
If you need help during the holidays, you can contact Elizabeth Kloehr, 480-987-5304.
(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
Sherry Hammer, M. Ed Guidance Counselor (R—Z) 480-882-3553
View the current newsletter from the Counseling Department.
See November Guidance Newsletter for all scholarship information.
Any athlete interested in pursuing D1 or D2 athletic Scholarships needs to register for the NCAA Clearinghouse. See Ms. Thompson for more information.
Changes to Arizona public university admission requirements:
Universities now accepting Career and Technical Education credit for admission. The Arizona Board of Regents gave final approval to a policy change that will allow career and technical education credits to count for university admission. Students can now demonstrate either fine arts or CTE competency in applying for assured undergraduate admission.
Did you know all families are eligible to apply for participation in the National School Lunch Program? We have had many new families join our schools mid-year who may not have had the opportunity to submit an application.
If you are a new family to J.O. Combs or if you have not applied for the program yet this year please complete the application online or on paper for timely approval. The application can be found on our district website on the food services page. You may submit it online or print and complete. Forms should be returned to your child’s school for processing. Remember to complete all sections for faster approval. The response to the eligibility is usually less than 10 days, and qualification keeps your family eligible through the 2015-2016 school year.
If you are already participating, and your application has been submitted and approved this year please do not complete a second application. Submittal of a second application for participating families could interrupt your current status and benefits. Your application is valid through the 2015-2016 school year.
For additional questions, please contact Jennifer Roorda, Food Service Supervisor, at 480-987-5311.
If your student needs to leave school during the school day a parent or guardian must come into the office to sign the student out.
The minutes from each monthly Governing Board Meeting are now posted on the district website under About Us.
Monday Early Release
After School Tutoring
If students are attending tutoring, they must be in the room for the subject they need tutoring in by 2:30.
Math is in 201.
Science is in 335.
English, History, and Electives are in 443.
If taking a test, report to the library.
The bus leaves campus at 4:45 at the end of tutoring - this bus is for tutoring students only.
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. Spring sports are Baseball, Softball, Track and Field, Boys Volleyball and Girls Sand Volleyball. Students will need to be cleared through the Athletic Office to begin practice. 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:
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)
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.:
CHS Online Store
Follow the link below to check a way to purchase CHS apparel, yearbooks, pay for course fees and athletic fees.