Election Information for Voters
The Higley Unified School District governing board approved a Maintenance and Operations Override issue on the Nov. 3, 2015, ballot. It is a mail-in election ballot only. Voters must be registered by Oct. 5 in order to take part in this election. All registered voters will receive a ballot after Oct. 8. Ballots must be mailed by Oct. 30.
Information about the ballot question can be found at www.husd.org/override.
Fall Break District and School Office Closures
The Higley Unified School District will be on Fall Break Sept. 28 through Oct. 9. All school and district offices will be closed for business during those days. Offices will reopen Monday, Oct. 12. Classes for students resume Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Families that wish to register for any of our K-12 campuses can visit school offices on Oct. 12.
The Community Education offices at 1100 S. Recker Road will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during that time, except Fridays, Oct. 2 and Oct. 9. Payments for Kids Club, Higley Youth Sports League, preschool and tax credits will be accepted there during those hours. Payments may also be made online at www.husd.org/communityed.
AZ Merit Update
In Spring 2015, Higley Unified School District and schools across Arizona administered the first AzMERIT assessments. These assessments were designed to cover language arts and math.
Over the next few months, districts, schools and parents will receive results. Several different reports are available to help families understand the results. The district has put together an AzMERIT Parent Resource page to provide additional information.
Higley Youth Sports League is recruiting volunteer coaches for the next quarter – fifth- and sixth-grade soccer and K-6 cheer. Teams will organize after Fall Break. HYSL aims to operate a successful athletic program for all elementary schools students. Coaching responsibilities include practice two times a week and a weekly game. Practices are held at each school site.
For more information, please contact Michael Blea (firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 279.7184) or Allan McGlohon (email@example.com or (480) 279.7138)
Higley Seeks Applicants to Fill Vacated Board Seat
The Higley Unified School District is seeking applicants who are interested in being appointed to fill the unexpired term of Board Member Jake Hoffman. The appointed nominee will fulfill the remainder of Mr. Hoffman’s term, which will expire on December 31, 2016.
Application packets are now available online or at the District Office. The deadline for submission of application packets is October 14, 2015, at 4:00 p.m.
To be eligible for the nomination, applicants must:
· Provide proof of residency within the District for at least one year;
· Provide proof of current voter registration;
· Provide a signed, notarized Affidavit of Qualification;
· Complete the Application Packet;
· Attend the District Orientation on October 17, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the District Office;
· Be available to attend the Nominee Seminar to be held by Maricopa County School Superintendent’s Office (date and time to be announced at a later date).
Click here for more more information about this process.
Bridges Elementary School update and intent to enroll form
Construction is under way for a Higley Unified School District neighborhood elementary school in The Bridges of Gilbert. The Governing Board approved the school’s name – Bridges Elementary School – last month. Currently, elementary school students who live in The Bridges are assigned to Higley’s Power Ranch Elementary School. Those students recently selected a mascot for their new school. The Bridges Bobcat will be a presence at the new school when it opens.
Registration for Bridges Elementary School is tentatively planned for January. If you plan to enroll your child in Bridges Elementary School, but do not currently attend Power Ranch Elementary School, we would like to learn about you and your plans. Please take a moment to provide information on this “intent to enroll” form.
If you know of families in The Bridges of Gilbert who may enroll, please share this link with them.