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Senior Citizen Athletic Pass
Higley Unified School District residents who are age 60 or older are eligible to receive an athletic pass – entitling them to FREE admission to all regular season athletic events held in Higley Unified School District. Does not include admission to tournaments.
To obtain a senior citizens pass, visit the Higley Unified School District Office, located at 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert, AZ. Proof of age and residency via a driver’s license, passport, or a document with a Photo ID is required.
For more information, please contact the Higley Unified School District Office at 480-279-7000.
Board vacancy appointment process
The Higley Unified School District is seeking applicants who are interested in being appointed to fill a vacant board member position. The appointed nominee will serve until December 31, 2018.
Application packets will be available beginning Monday, September 25, 2017 at the District Office, located at 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The deadline for submission of application packets is Monday, October 9, 2017 by 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.
Higley Declares Governing Board Vacancy
The Higley Unified School District announced Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, that there is an upcoming vacancy on the five-member governing board. Mrs. Allison Ford submitted her notice of resignation, with her service on the board to end Oct. 26, 2017.
The district will work with the Maricopa County Education Service Agency and Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson to fill the vacancy.
Mrs. Ford joined the board in April 2016 to fill a previous vacancy. She was elected to a four-year term in November 2016. Her term was set to expire Dec. 31, 2020.
On behalf of Higley Unified School District, we thank Mrs. Ford for her dedication and service to our community.
Dr. Mike Thomason
Food services notice - Sept. 22, 2017
Letters of delinquent cafeteria accounts will soon be going home with students. All HUSD students have an account set up with food services and can make purchases. If your child qualifies for free meals, he/she receives a meal.
Families can regulate student purchases or make deposits to a child’s meal account at www.mymealtime.com. Families can also bring a payment to the school office in an envelope with his/her name and ID # on it as soon as possible. Parents/guardians who have more than one child in HUSD, and would like to link their accounts to share funds can visit www.husd.org/familymealaccount.
Families are responsible for paying negative balances and maintaining sufficient funds to purchase school meals. If you cannot afford to pay for school meals, you may apply for free or reduced price meals at www.mymealtime.com.
Governing Board to hold special meeting 6 p.m. Sept. 28 to accept Annual Financial Report
The Higley Unified School District Governing Board will hold a special meeting 6 p.m. Sept. 28 to accept the FY17 Annual Financial Report. The meeting will be held in the District Governing Board room. 2935 S Recker Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85295
Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) §15-904 requires school districts to prepare and submit an Annual Financial Report (AFR), in electronic format, by October 15.
Also, in accordance with A.R.S. §15-904, by November 15, the entire AFR, or AFR summary, must either be printed in 8-point type in the official newspaper of the county as defined in A.R.S. §11-255 or in a newspaper of general circulation within the district, mailed to each household in the district, or transmitted electronically to ADE via the Common Logon for posting on their website. Districts posting to ADE’s website must provide a link on the district’s website to ADE’s website.
With approval, the Higley Unified School District will transmit the report electronically to ADE. It will be found on the ADE website.
District Governing Board adopts three-years of school calendars
The District Governing Board approved school calendars for the next three years during a board meeting Sept. 6, 2017.
The calendars reflect the format most requested by the community and staff in recent surveys, keeping the district on the current modified year-round calendar that has been in place. The board voted at a previous meeting to maintain that format.
The uploaded calendars include the first and last days of school, as well as the vacation schedules. In the next few months, early release days for professional development and parent-teacher conferences will be determined and added.
The approved calendars can be found on the district calendar page.
Kids Club Fall Break Camp
Kids Club is excited to announce our Kids Club Fall Farm Camp. Camp will run for students in preschool through sixth grade who are registered in our Kids Club Program.
Kids Club Fall Camp will be located at Power Ranch Elementary (4351 S Ranch House Pkwy, Gilbert, AZ 85297) and will be available from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $40/per day and includes snacks and field trips.
For more information on Kids Club rates and how to register/schedule, please visit our Kids Club page.
If you have any questions, please contact Community Education office at 480. 279. 7055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail Communication – Stay in Touch with Your School
Classes begin July 24. Please visit www.husd.org/calendar to view the 2017-2018 calendar. Now is a good time to sign up or update Constant Contact e-mail subscriptions.
These e-mails include weekly information from schools, emergency communication and event updates. Families can also select to receive district and/or Community Education e-mails. To stop receiving e-mail from a particular school, click “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the latest e-mail received. New sign ups can be completed at www.husd.org/emailcom.
Please note: Families can also change/update their e-mail address for Constant Contact (formerly known as E-alert) using the same steps. However, this does not update the e-mail address on file at the school. That must be done at the school office.
All HUSD families should sign up for a ParentVue account. This allows parents to view student grades and absences, as well as see – when they are posted – class schedules and teacher information. The district also uses ParentVue during class selection times at the middle schools and high schools.
Sign up requires an IN PERSON visit to the school office. If you already have a ParentVue account, and your child is moving from one HUSD school to another, no action is required. The updated information will appear when it is available.
If you have questions, please contact your school's office.
Follow us today on Social Media
The District maintains three social media accounts to celebrate school, student and staff accomplishments, as well as update the community on events. We invite you to join us!
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HigleyUnifiedSchoolDistrict
Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/higley365
and Tweet us at: http://www.twitter.com/higleydistrict
Should an emergency situation arise that impacts the school day please visit the school's website where a parent notification will be displayed to provide you with the most up-to-date information.
Kids Club Registration Now Online and Open
Kids Club is excited to welcome all families back for the new school year. We provide before- and after-school care programs to enhance the learning that takes place during the school day for students in preschool through sixth grade.
Registration is now open for the 2017-18 school year. Families that plan to use Kids Club must register by the Thursday the week prior.
For more information or to register, please visit the Community Education website.