Support Cooley and receive up to a $400 AZ Tax Credit. Your tax dollar donations fund extra-curricular activities and opportunities for students. If you wish to make a donation, please see our Tax Credit page for more information.
“Talk Saves Lives” Suicide Prevention presentation Coming To Higley Center on August 29th
The Arizona Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will present “Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention” at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 29th. This will be a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. This event is free and open to all members of the community in and around Higley.
The content of the presentation has been deemed appropriate by the AFSP for students in fifth grade and older. Childcare will not be provided.
Registration for the event is recommended.
District Calendar Survey
Higley Unified School District strives to make decisions that are in the best interest of all stakeholders. In our efforts to do this, we have assembled a calendar committee to create three different options for a district-wide calendar.
Each of the options have different start dates and different Fall, Winter and Spring breaks. As a district, we are bound with the AzMERIT testing window and all National holidays; however, we have done our best to create three options.
Please take your time and look at all three options. Option 1 has the 2/2/2 option (two-week breaks) for all three breaks, Option 3 is a more traditional calendar with a 1/2/1 format for breaks. Option 2 is a hybrid of Options 1 and 3.
We respect the opinion of all members of our Higley Community. Please take a few minutes to click on the attached link and complete the calendar survey.
The survey will close at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18.
Attendance Policy Changes
This is to inform you that we have a new board policy on attendance. A student will be considered absent from class if they enter the classroom more than ten minutes after the designated start time. If the student has a valid reason to be late to class it will be an excused absence. The absence will be considered unexcused if the student is late without being excused by the school administration or the parent signing in the child late. If you would like to receive attendance updates throughout the day, you have the option to sign up in ParentVUE. Thank you.
CMS Front Office Procedure Change
In order to minimize the disruptions to instruction, we are restricting deliveries to students to items that are essential to the educational process. Therefore, classes will not be interrupted for delivery of items.
If it is absolutely necessary to drop off an item for your student, it will be stored in the front office storage area. Your student can come and get their item between classes or during lunch. Please note that we are not responsible for dropped off items.
Flowers, birthday items, pizza, etc. will not be accepted from businesses for delivery. Restaurant deliveries are also not allowed.
The front office will NOT be responsible for delivering items to students.
Please also note that we do our best to deliver phone messages. Messages are delivered the last 5 minutes of a class period in order to not interrupt instructional time.
Thank you for your understanding!
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Support Cooley and Receive Up To $400 AZ Tax Credit
The state of Arizona allows you to receive a tax credit of up to $200 ($400 if married and filing jointly) when you make an ECA tax credit donation to our school. We will use your tax dollar donation to help fund extra curricular activities and opportunities for our students to extend their learning beyond the regular school day and you will get a dollar-for-dollar credit towards your tax return. Before and after school tutoring, school clubs and field trip experiences are just a few of the enrichment programs that are made possible when ECA funds are donated to our school. Please name Cooley Middle School as the recipient of your donation so that we may provide quality enrichment programs like these for our learners. We appreciate your support and are dedicated to spending your tax dollars responsibly.
If you wish to mail your payment, please click here for more information.
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