Website Accessibility Questions
If you, or someone you know, needs special assistance with a disability to access any content on this web site, please contact our Accessibility Hotline 480. 279.7041 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For other, general district questions, please call 480. 279.7000.
Higley to host American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s “Talk Saves Lives” presentation Aug. 29
Higley Unified School District will host a free presentation by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert.
The presentation, “Talk Saves Lives: A Brief Introduction to Suicide Prevention,” will provide information on 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.
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.
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.
Governing board approves meal price increase to meet federal requirements
The Higley Unified School District Governing Board approved a meal price increase in May to meet federal requirements. All paid lunch prices for the 2017-18 school year increased by 10 cents. Details below:
Elementary school paid price: $2.65
Middle school paid price: $3.05
High school paid price: $3.20
The Governing Board also increased the price of a second meal to be the same price as the first. In addition, breakfast costs increased 15 cents to $2 per student. Second breakfast meals will also cost $2.
Information about free- and reduced-price meal applications will be posted online and e-mailed to families in July. All new and continuing status applications are due by Sept. 2, 2017.
Join the Higley Unified School District Orchestra Program
Elementary school orchestra will be offered to all 4th-6th graders who are interested in playing the violin, viola, cello, or string bass during the 2017-2018 school year. Classes will meet two to three times a week from 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. at San Tan Elementary. Transportation from orchestra to the student’s elementary schools will be provided by HUSD
Students will need to have an instrument to participate. Some instruments will be available to rent from the district for a small fee. Other instruments will need to be rented from local music stores or purchased
If you are interested in having your child join orchestra either as a beginning or returning student, please complete the registration form and return to the front office of your elementary school.
Classes will begin in August and more information will be available at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.
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.