A “Celebration of Life” service to honor and remember Art Wagner, Higley Unified School District’s Executive Director of Support Services, is scheduled for Monday, May 20, at 6 p.m. at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert.
Free, early immunizations available
Chaparral Elementary School will host a series of free immunization clinics by the Chandler Regional Medical Center over the next few months, giving parents an opportunity to immunize children before the next school year begins in August.
The hospital’s Community Wellness Children’s Immunization Program aims to provide free immunizations to children 6 weeks to 18 years old.
The next four Chandler Regional Medical Center clinics at Chaparral, 3380 E. Frye Road, Gilbert, will be in the school’s cafeteria 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: April 10, May 8, July 17 and Aug. 7.
More information about this federally–funded program is here.
Authorities said that a 10-year-old walking Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the 18500 block of Ryan Road, an area near Queen Creek and Power roads, was confronted by an armed man who tried to force her into a vehicle. Sheriff’s officials said the man exposed himself but then released her unharmed.
The man is described as having a dark complexion, black hair, wearing brown jeans and a black hat. He was seen driving a gray or brown four-door vehicle.
If anyone has any information about the man, they should contact the Sheriff’s Office at (602) 876.1087 and speak with Detective MeGehee or Sgt. Lugo.
Although this incident did not occur at a school in the Higley district, we ask everyone to be on heightened alert. Please take precautions such as walking in groups. Children should inform an adult such as a parent or school employee right away when they spot strange and suspicious activity. We appreciate your vigilance in this matter.
We are currently accepting open enrollment packets for students interested in attending Higley Traditional Academy in the fall of 2013. Please bring your completed HUSD enrollment packet to the Higley Elementary and Middle School office Monday through Friday 7:30 am- 3:30 pm. There are no additional documents required to enroll in the Traditional Academy. Parent should be aware that math will be accelerated one year ahead, Spalding phonics will be taught and students will be required to wear uniforms according to our site based policy. If you have questions about our transition to the Traditional School model, please contact Miss Hughes, Principal, at email@example.com.
Higley district, Sodexo expand breakfast pilot program
The schools had been offering the free breakfast on the first school day of the month. They now join Higley High School and Gateway Pointe Elementary School in offering daily “Universal Breakfast.”
The district is continuing to offer free breakfast on the first school day of every month at these schools: Centennial, Chaparral, Coronado, Cortina, San Tan elementary schools and Williams Field High School.
Parents do not need to sign up their children for the free breakfast program.
Questions? Contact HUSD’s Sodexo Food Services general manager, Marie Yilla, at 480-279-7120 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students currently receiving free or reduced meals who have not completed a 2012/2013 application will begin paying full price for their meals on September 19th. Breakfast is $1.75. K-8 school lunch is $2.20. High school lunch is $2.70. It may take up to 10 days to process an application, so please apply soon.
Information and applications can be found on the district website and on each school website under ‘quick links’. Forms are also available at each school site. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Cook by calling (480) 279.7142 or emailing email@example.com.
Throughout the remainder of the school year, we are a closed campus and we require all visitors to sign in at the office and acquire a visitor badge between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. It is a requirement that all visitors sign in at any school office prior to entering campus while school is in session. This procedure helps us to ensure all kids safety.