Letter from new principal Mrs. Micaela Swan
Dear Parents and Community Members,
Welcome to Coronado Elementary School, home of the Coyotes. My name is Micaela Swan and I am both thrilled and honored to be the new Principal. I received my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University. From there I began my teaching career at the middle school level in the Pendergast School District. I then continued my teaching career at the primary level in the Creighton School District.
Food service letter to families
Did you know that every Higley student receives a cafeteria account upon enrollment? HUSD has chosen MealTime Online to provide the opportunity for you to make credit card deposits into your student’s cafeteria account or view your student’s purchase history via the internet.
Higley Unified School District would also like to invite you to apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals online (beginning July 6). The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!
Read more the food services options.
District, school office schedules to change for summer
The district office and school offices will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Tuesday, May 31, 2016. High school and middle school offices will remain on that schedule throughout the summer. Elementary offices will be closed beginning June 6th.
Families that wish to register for an elementary school may visit the district office 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 6-30.
The district, middle and high school offices will be closed Fridays beginning the week of June 6. A regular work-week schedule will be back in operation following the July 4th holiday.
Elementary offices will re-open July 6th. Office hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through July 15th. On Monday, July 18th, offices will be open according to the regular school year office hours.
2016/17 Meal Prices Announced
Breakfast and lunch prices for 2016/17 have been posted. Lunch prices for middle school and high school students on “paid status” will increase 5 cents, from $2.90 to $2.95 for middle schools and from $3.05 to $3.10 for high school. All other prices remain the same.
Find meal prices online.
Mandarin Immersion Program 2016-17
Coronado Elementary School is accepting students in kindergarten, first, second, and third-grade for its Mandarin Choice Program for the 2016-17 school year.
Students in the Mandarin Immersion program will receive instruction in both Mandarin and English during their school day. Math and science are taught by a native Mandarin speaker. Language arts and social studies are taught by an English-speaking teacher. The students also participate in all other programs at Coronado, including physical education, the arts, after-school options and more.
Parents and families can learn more about the program during upcoming meetings at Coronado, 4333 S. DeAnza Blvd., Gilbert. A list of upcoming meetings can be found at www.husd.org/mandarin.
District considering Mandarin Immersion preschool
The Higley Unified School District is exploring the option of offering a Mandarin Immersion preschool class for the 2016-17 school year at Cooley Early Childhood Development Center, 1100 S. Recker Road, Gilbert. The program would be open to Kinder Prep/preschool students who would be enrolling in kindergarten the following school year (2017-18). Like the Mandarin Immersion program at Coronado Elementary School, the class would be co-taught by two teachers, including one who is a native Mandarin speaker and one who teaches in English.
Studies have found that students who begin learning a second language at a younger age develop stronger language skills, as well as have an easier time in language acquisition of both English and the second language.
If you are interested in learning more about this program, please complete the interest form.