• 5/21/20

    Dear Higley Families,

    As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, below is some information you may find helpful.

    Meal Service
    This week's meal service, including the menu, locations and times, is available online.
    Due to the Memorial Day holiday, meal service on Friday, May 22, will include five days' worth of breakfast and lunch for Friday, May 22, through Tuesday, May 25.

    Meal service will continue through at least June 30. Summer meal service information, including menu, locations and times, is available online.

    Report Cards
    Student report cards are available on ParentVue. Families can access the information on the ParentVue app or through a computer. If you need help accessing your ParentVue account, please contact your school.

    Spring Higley Magazine
    Our Spring Higley Magazine is now published! Read more from the Superintendent, learn about our top graduates, and discover spotlights from the school year.

    2020-2021 School Year Updates
    Higley continues to monitor state and federal guidelines regarding the opening of campuses. Information about next school year will be updated on the website and emailed to families when it becomes available. Please keep watch at www.husd.org.

    While our doors may be closed, please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you need assistance.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    5/20/20
    Dear Higley Families,

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    Virtual Graduation
    Join us for Higley High School and Williams Field High School virtual graduations Thursday, May 21, on HCTV. HHS is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. online.  WFHS is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. online.

    Families and friends can test the viewing experience and sound check today by clicking on here. If any tech issues arise in the sound check or on the day of viewing, contact the Higley Unified School District Information Technology team at 480.279.7011.

    Both graduation ceremonies will remain on the Higley Center website for future viewing following the original broadcasts.

    Report Cards
    Student report cards will be posted on ParentVue this evening. Families can access the information on the ParentVue app or through a computer. If you need help accessing your ParentVue account, please contact your school.

    Meal Service
    This week's meal service, including the menu, locations and times, is available online.
    Meal service will continue through at least June 30. Due to the Memorial Day holiday, meal service on Friday, May 22, will include five days' worth of breakfast and lunch for Friday, May 22, through Tuesday, May 25.

    2020-2021 School Year Updates
    Higley continues to monitor state and federal guidelines regarding the opening of campuses. Information about next school year will be updated on the website and emailed to families when it becomes available. Please keep watch at www.husd.org.

    Summer Wishes

    It's the last official day of school! Our Spring Higley Magazine is now published! Read more from the Superintendent, learn about our top graduates, and discover spotlights from the school year.
    While our doors may be closed, please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you need assistance.


    We at HUSD want to wish everyone a safe and happy summer vacation.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    5/19/20
    Dear Higley Families,

     

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    Virtual Graduation
    Join us for Higley High School and Williams Field High School virtual graduations Thursday, May 21, on HCTV.
    HHS at 9:30 a.m. online.
    WFHS at 2:30 p.m. online.
    Other HCTV broadcasting schedule is available online.

    Tech Tip

    Take your document and presentation designs to the next level! Learn how to remove a background from a photo in today's Tech Tip.

    Meal Service
    This week's meal service, including the menu, locations and times, is available online.

    Due to the Memorial Day holiday, meal service on Friday, May 22, will include five days' worth of breakfast and lunch for Friday, May 22, through Tuesday, May 25.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    5/18/20

    Dear Higley Families,

    MMM

    This week's meal service, including the menu, locations and times, is available online.

    Meal service will operate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Times and locations are as follows:

    Cortina Elementary School, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Higley Traditional Academy, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Higley High School, Noon to 6 p.m.

    Multiple days' worth of meals will be distributed. Breakfast and lunch for the day served and following day(s) the service is not provided. This means Monday's service will include both Monday and Tuesday meals; Wednesday's service will include meals for Wednesday and Thursday; and Friday's service will include Friday, Saturday, and Sunday meals.

    Note: Due to the Memorial Day holiday, meal service on Friday, May 22, will include five days' worth of breakfast and lunch for Friday, May 22, through Tuesday, May 25.

    HCTV

    Virtual Graduation

    Join us for Higley High School and Williams Field High School virtual graduations Thursday, May 21, on HCTV.

    HHS at 9:30 a.m. online.

    WFHS at 2:30 p.m. online.

    Other broadcasting schedule is available online.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    5/15/20

    Dear Higley Families,

    GVF

    Listen to a message to the Class of 2020, including thoughts from the HHS and WFHS Senior Class Presidents! Congratulations to all graduates.

    Meal Service

    Beginning Monday, May 18: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    Due to staffing and weather meal service operations will change beginning Monday, May 18, and is expected to continue through Tuesday, June 30. Meal service will operate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Times and locations are as follows:

    Cortina Elementary School, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (menu available the Friday prior to the following week)
    Higley Traditional Academy, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (menu available the Friday prior to the following week)
    Higley High School, Noon to 6 p.m. (Chef's choice)

    Multiple days' worth of meals will be distributed. Breakfast and lunch for the day served and following day(s) the service is not provided. This means Monday's service will include both Monday and Tuesday meals; Wednesday's service includes meals for Wednesday and Thursday; and Friday's service will include Friday, Saturday, and Sunday meals.

    Note: Due to the Memorial Day holiday, meal service on Friday, May 22, will include five days' worth of breakfast and lunch for Friday, May 22, through Tuesday, May 25.

    Next week's menu can be found online.

    HCTV

    Virtual Graduation
    Join us for Higley High School and Williams Field High School virtual graduations Thursday, May 21, on HCTV.

    HHS at 9:30 a.m. online.

    WFHS at 2:30 p.m. online.

    Other broadcasting schedule is available online.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


     5/14/20

    Dear Higley Families,

    kimt

    This week's "Keep It Movin'" activity is from Sossaman Middle School's Coach Brown. Home Court is intended to be a training tool for basketball players of all ages but really can be used for anyone and at any skill level. You can challenge yourself through many different basketball and agility drills. You can do almost all of these challenges 100% by yourself with a cell phone.

    Meal Service
    This week's meal service, including the menu, locations and times, is available online.

    Meal Service Beginning Monday, May 18: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    Due to staffing and weather meal service operations will change beginning Monday, May 18, and is expected to continue through Tuesday, June 30. Meal service will operate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Times and locations are as follows:

    Cortina Elementary School, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (menu available the Friday prior to the following week)
    Higley Traditional Academy, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (menu available the Friday prior to the following week)
    Higley High School, Noon to 6 p.m. (Chef's choice)

    Multiple days' worth of meals will be distributed. Breakfast and lunch for the day served and following day(s) the service is not provided. This means Monday's service will include both Monday and Tuesday meals; Wednesday's service includes meals for Wednesday and Thursday; and Friday's service will include Friday, Saturday, and Sunday meals.

    Note: Due to the Memorial Day holiday, meal service on Friday, May 22, will include five days' worth of breakfast and lunch for Friday, May 22, through Tuesday, May 25.

    HCTV

    Virtual Graduation
    Join us for Higley High School and Williams Field High School virtual graduations Thursday, May 21, on HCTV.

    HHS at 9:30 a.m. online.

    WFHS at 2:30 p.m. online.

    Other broadcasting schedule is available online.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


     

    5/13/20

    Dear Higley Families,

    WW

    As summer break is right around the corner consider visiting Wide Open School.  This resource provides a wide variety of activities for K-12 students. Included are fun activities for emotional well-being, art and music, life skills, live events, and much more!

    Meal Service
    This week's meal service, including the menu, locations and times, is available online.

    Meal Service Beginning Monday, May 18: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    Due to staffing and weather meal service operations will change beginning Monday, May 18, and is expected to continue through Tuesday, June 30. Meal service will operate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Times and locations are as follows:

    Cortina Elementary School, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (menu available the Friday prior to the following week)
    Higley Traditional Academy, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (menu available the Friday prior to the following week)
    Higley High School, Noon to 6 p.m. (Chef's choice)

    Multiple days' worth of meals will be distributed. Breakfast and lunch for the day served and following day(s) the service is not provided. This means Monday's service will include both Monday and Tuesday meals; Wednesday's service includes meals for Wednesday and Thursday; and Friday's service will include Friday, Saturday, and Sunday meals.

    Note: Due to the Memorial Day holiday, meal service on Friday, May 22, will include five days' worth of breakfast and lunch for Friday, May 22, through Tuesday, May 25.

    HCTV

    Virtual Graduation
    Join us for Higley High School and Williams Field High School virtual graduations Thursday, May 21, on HCTV.

    HHS at 9:30 a.m. online.

    WFHS at 2:30 p.m. online.

    Other broadcasting schedule is available online.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    5/12/20

    Dear Higley Families,

    Tech Tip

    Learn some tips to use when navigating YouTube in this week's Tech Tip.

    Meal Service
    This week's meal service, including the menu, locations and times, is available online.

    Meal Service Beginning Monday, May 18: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    Due to staffing and weather meal service operations will change beginning Monday, May 18, and is expected to continue through Tuesday, June 30. Meal service will operate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Times and locations are as follows:

    Cortina Elementary School, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (menu available the Friday prior to the following week)
    Higley Traditional Academy, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (menu available the Friday prior to the following week)
    Higley High School, Noon to 6 p.m. (Chef's choice)

    Multiple days' worth of meals will be distributed. Breakfast and lunch for the day served and following day(s) the service is not provided. This means Monday's service will include both Monday and Tuesday meals; Wednesday's service includes meals for Wednesday and Thursday; and Friday's service will include Friday, Saturday, and Sunday meals.

    Note: Due to the Memorial Day holiday, meal service on Friday, May 22, will include five days' worth of breakfast and lunch for Friday, May 22, through Tuesday, May 25.

    HCTV

    Virtual Graduation
    Join us for Higley High School and Williams Field High School virtual graduations Thursday, May 21, on HCTV.

    HHS at 9:30 a.m. online.

    WFHS at 2:30 p.m. online.

    Other broadcasting schedule is available online.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    5/11/20

    Dear Higley Families,

    KMM

    This week's meal service, including the menu, locations and times, is available online.

    Meal Service Beginning Monday, May 18: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

    Due to staffing and weather meal service operations will change beginning Monday, May 18, and is expected to continue through Tuesday, June 30. Meal service will operate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Times and locations are as follows:

    Cortina Elementary School, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (menu available the Friday prior to the following week)
    Higley Traditional Academy, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (menu available the Friday prior to the following week)
    Higley High School, Noon to 6 p.m. (Chef's choice)

    Multiple days' worth of meals will be distributed. Breakfast and lunch for the day served and following day(s) the service is not provided. This means Monday's service will include both Monday and Tuesday meals; Wednesday's service includes meals for Wednesday and Thursday; and Friday's service will include Friday, Saturday, and Sunday meals.

    Note: Due to the Memorial Day holiday, meal service on Friday, May 22, will include five days' worth of breakfast and lunch for Friday, May 22, through Tuesday, May 25.

    HCTV

    Virtual Graduation

    Join us for Higley High School and Williams Field High School virtual graduations Thursday, May 21, on HCTV.

    HHS at 9:30 a.m. online.

    WFHS at 2:30 p.m. online.

    Other broadcasting schedule is available online.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    5/8/20

    Dear Higley Families,
     
    GVF
    HUSD's 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year is Hope Berg! Please listen to the surprise announcement and interview with Hope.  

    HCTV
    Broadcasting schedule is available online.

    Meal Service
    Next week's meal service, including the menu, locations and times, is available online.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


     

     

    5/7/20

    Dear Higley Families,
     
    KMT
    This week's activity comes from Crystal Brown, physical education teacher at Gateway Pointe Elementary. Virtual runs are a growing trend in recreational running. Not only can you run but anyone can walk, bike, or hike. You can feel as if you're a part of the crowd. One event is the #Covid19runchallenge. Post your run, walk, or hike with a picture and the hastag #covid19runchallenge for 19 days. Cheer others on by liking and commenting on their achievements! Another good option is Virtual Run Events. Each race benefits a different charity.

    HCTV
    This week enjoy Rhythm of the North (episode 2), EThree, and One Night in Memphis. Broadcasting schedule is available online.

    Meal Service
    This week's meal service, including the menu, locations and times, is available online.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    5/6/20

    Dear Higley Families,
     
    ww
    Did you know you can take of your mental health through volunteering? You can find the benefits of volunteering here.

    HCTV
    HCTV
    This week enjoy Rhythm of the North (episode 2), EThree, and One Night in Memphis. Broadcasting schedule is available online.

    Meal Service
    This week's meal service, including the menu, locations and times, is available online.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent

    5/5/20

    Dear Higley Families,

    .Tech Tip

    Today’s helpful tech tip is how to watch YouTube videos safely, for more remote learning resources please visit our website.

    HCTV

    HCTV

    This week enjoy Rhythm of the North (episode 2), EThree, and One Night in Memphis. Broadcasting schedule is available online.

    Meal Service
    This week's meal service, including the menu, locations and times, is available online.
     
    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent

    5/4/20

    Dear Higley Families,

    Meal Service
    Next week's meal service location, times and menu may be found online.

    HCTV

    HCTV
    This week enjoy Rhythm of the North (episode 2), EThree, and One Night in Memphis. Broadcasting schedule is available online.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    5/1/20

    Dear Higley Families,

    HCTV

    HCTV
    This weekend you can tune-in to the Music of the Moody Blues and Lee Rocker The Low Road. Broadcasting schedule is available online.


    Meal Service
    Next week's meal service location, times and menu may be found online.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


     4/30/20

    Dear Higley Families,

    KIMT

    Mrs. Richardson from San Tan Elementary with this week’s Keep It Movin' Thursday.
    How about trying to get that 60 minutes of activity with Uno Fitness?
    • Find a deck of Uno Cards, you can modify with a regular deck of cards and instead of colors, use the suit.
    • Flip a card and do the number on the card with the activity correlating to the color.
    • Halfway through, change the activities on this card. Ideas: Sit-ups, burpees, high knees, etc.

     

    HCTV

    HCTV
    Broadcasting schedule is available online.

    Meal Service
    Meal service location, times and menu may be found online.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


     4/29/20

    Dear Higley Families,

    WW
    Not only is Teen Lifeline available for teens to discuss any topic of concern, they also provide a variety supports including programs and parent resources.

    HCTV
    HCTV
    Broadcasting schedule is available online.

    Meal Service
    Meal service location, times and menu may be found online.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    4/28/20

    Dear Higley Families,

    Today’s helpful tech tip is how to easily reopen a closed browser tab. For more remote learning resources please visit our website.

    Tech Tip

     

    HCTV

    HCTV

    Broadcasting schedule is available online.

    Meal Service

    This week's meal service, including the menu, locations and times, is available online.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    4/27/20

    Dear Higley Families,

    Meal Service

    This week's menu is available online.

     HCTV

    Broadcasting schedule is available online.

     

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    4/24/20

    Dear Higley Families,

    FGV

    A message from the Superintendent.

    HCTV
    Tune in on Monday, April 27, 2020, at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. to watch a lively and fun show that includes spectacular images, and sizzling piano with genuine examples of sensitive environmental issues centered around entertainer's Johnny B.'s home in Homer, Alaska.

    HCTV

    Meal Service
    Meal service locations, times and menu may be found online.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    4/23/20

    Dear Higley Families,

    Keep moving

    Sixty minutes of daily physical activity can help you stay healthy. Daily walks, bicycle rides, or running are fun ways. Another way is to incorporate regular ‘fitness games’ to add variety to get moderate to vigorous physical activity.
    One such game which is both easy and fun to play is Spell Your Name Fitness. Here is how to play!
    1. Pick either your first, middle and/or last name.
    2. Now match each letter with its corresponding exercise.
    3. Finally, perform each exercise until you have spelled the name!

     SN

    When you have finished challenge someone in your family to spell their names also! Be sure to add or subtract the number of repetitions for each exercise depending on your current fitness levels.

    HUSD Introduces HCTV
    The Higley Center of Performing Arts has created a television studio to provide the community an opportunity to watch performances from their homes. Please tune in on Thursday, April 22, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. for the first broadcast. Don Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer for over 50 years, will be performing. Tune In.

    HCTV

    Meal Service
    Meal service locations, times and menu may be found online.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    4/22/20

    Dear Higley Families,

    WW

    These one-minute stress strategies are simple and can make a real difference in how you handle stress. One-Minute Stress Strategies.

    HUSD Introduces HCTV
    The Higley Center of Performing Arts has created a television studio to provide the community an opportunity to watch performances from their homes. Please tune in on Thursday, April 22, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. for the first broadcast. Don Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer for over 50 years, will be performing. Tune In.

    HCTV

    Meal Service
    Meal service location, times and menu may be found online.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    4/21/20
     
    Dear Higley Families,
     
    As you are navigating remote learning here is a trackpad tip that might be helpful.

     

     Tech Tip
     
    Meal Service
    Meal service locations, times, and menu may be found online.
     
    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent

    4/20/20
     
    Dear Higley Families,
     
    Meal Service Reminder
    Reminder: Higley High has become an additional afternoon location, 1-3 p.m., for meal service pick-up for families. The site will not follow the menu of the other campuses. Meals will be chef's choice.
     
    Check online for this week's menu for all other sites.
     
    Chaparral Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Cortina Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Higley Traditional Academy 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Higley High School 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Chef's Choice)
    Centennial Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Power Ranch Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Williams Field High School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
     
    Sincerely,
    Mike Thomason, Superintendent

     
    4/17/20
     
    Dear Higley Families,
     
    As we all continue to adjust to our daily lives, I wanted to take a moment to share  some thoughts and accomplishments.
     
     
    It is my hope that each and everyone of you can take time this weekend to do what is best to support both the emotional and physical well-being of you and your family.
     
    Meal Service Update
    Beginning Monday, April 20, Higley High will become an additional afternoon location for meal service pick-up for families. The site will not follow the menu of the other campuses. Meals will be chef's choice.
     
    Check online for next week's menu for all other sites.
     
    Chaparral Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Cortina Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Higley Traditional Academy 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Higley High School 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Centennial Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Power Ranch Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Williams Field High School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent

    4/16/2020
     
    Dear Higley Families,
     
    HUSD produced three (3) podcasts this year: Signs of Stress; Juggling It All; and Helping Others in Need.  While the focus is geared toward students, the conversations may be useful for adults too. 
     
    Take a Moment Podcasts
     
    Registration Reminder
    We continue to take K-12 registration for next school year. Complete your online packet or open enrollment form at husd.org/enrollment.
    We are accepting preschool registration for the 2020-2021 school year via email. Information is online.
     
    Meal Service 
    Meal service pick-up continues for both breakfast and sack lunch as scheduled below. This week's menu may be found online. Friday's pick-up will include 6 meals for each individual served.

    Chaparral Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Cortina Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Higley Traditional Academy 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Centennial Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Power Ranch Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Williams Field High School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent

    4/15/2020
     
    Dear Higley Families,
     
    Nothing is more important right now than the well-being of you and your family. There are a number of resources available through Apps. Visit our Wellness Apps for All Ages webpage for information and activities you can do at home!
     
    Apps Logos
     
    #HUSDstrongertogether
     
    Registration Reminder
    We continue to take K-12 registration for next school year. Complete your online packet or open enrollment form at husd.org/enrollment.
    We are accepting preschool registration for the 2020-2021 school year via email. Information is https://www.husd.org/preonline.
     
    Meal Service 
    Meal service pick-up continues for both breakfast and sack lunch as scheduled below. This week's menu may be found online.

    Chaparral Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Cortina Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Higley Traditional Academy 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Centennial Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Power Ranch Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Williams Field High School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent

    4/14/20
     
    There are no new updates today.
     
    Meal service pick-up continues for both breakfast and sack lunch as scheduled below. This week's menu may be found online.

    Chaparral Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Cortina Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Higley Traditional Academy 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Centennial Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Power Ranch Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Williams Field High School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent

    4/13/20

    Dear Higley Families:

    Remote Learning Technical Support
    In order to provide ongoing support for you at home we have added some resources to our remote learning support webpage to assist with technical needs at home.
     
    Supporting Your Wellness
    I hope each of you were able to relax this past weekend. Please visit the Supporting Your Wellness webpage for information and activities you can do at home.
     
    Manage stress

    Meal Service

    Meal service pick-up will be available at the following sites and times this week. Both breakfast and sack lunch will continue to be available for pick-up at the same time. This week's menu may be found online.

    Chaparral Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Cortina Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Higley Traditional Academy 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Centennial Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Power Ranch Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Williams Field High School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent 


    4/9/20
     
    Dear Higley Families:
     
    Just a reminder that there is no school on Friday, April 10th in observance of the Spring Holiday.
     
    Update on Grading
    In order to allow time for all students to successfully transition to remote learning, we wanted to update you that 4th quarter progress reports will not be posted on April 17th. Please click here to learn more about how teachers in HUSD will assign grades for your students report card at the end of 4th quarter.
     
    Remote Learning Technical Support
    In order to provide ongoing support for you at home we have added some resources to our remote learning support webpage to assist with technical needs at home. We want to remind you that  If you require technical assistance with login information or access to specific curriculum resources, you can contact us by phone at 480.279.7011 or e-mail. The help line is available from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
     
    Meal Service
    Meal service pick-up will be available at the following sites and times next week. Both breakfast and sack lunch will continue to be available for pick-up at the same time. Next week's menu may be found online.
     
    Chaparral Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Cortina Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Higley Traditional Academy 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Centennial Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Power Ranch Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Williams Field High School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
     
    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.
     
    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent 

    4/8/20

    No New Updates

    Practical Ways to Cope

    Meal Service
     
    Due to the Spring Holiday Friday, April 10, no meal service will be provided.  On Thursday, April 9, there will be 8 meals provided to each individual served. This week's menu may be found online.

    Meal service pick-up will be available at the following sites and times.

    Chaparral Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Cortina Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Higley Traditional Academy 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Centennial Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Power Ranch Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Williams Field High School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


    Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.

    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.


    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent

     


    4/7/20

    Dear Higley Families:

    Supporting Your Wellness

    Taking care of your child's emotional wellness is even more important at this time.  Please visit the Supporting Your Wellness webpage for information and activities you can do at home.

     Routine is key to ease the burden navigating a new reality at home


    Meal Service
     
    Meal service pick-up will be available at the following sites and times. Both breakfast and sack lunch will continue to be available for pick-up at the same time.  Due to the Spring Holiday Friday, April 10, no meal service will be provided.  On Thursday, April 9, there will be 8 meals provided to each individual served. This week's menu may be found online.

    Chaparral Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Cortina Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Higley Traditional Academy 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Centennial Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Power Ranch Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Williams Field High School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


    Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.

    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.


    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    4/6/20

    Dear Higley Families:

    Supporting Your Wellness

    Taking care of your child's emotional wellness is even more important at this time.  Please visit the Supporting Your Wellness webpage for information and activities you can do at home.

     Self-Care


    Meal Service
     
    Meal service pick-up will be available at the following sites and times. Both breakfast and sack lunch will continue to be available for pick-up at the same time. This week's menu may be found online. Friday, April 10, is the Spring Holiday.  No meal service will be provided.  On Thursday, April 9, there will be 8 meals provided to each individual served.


    Chaparral Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Cortina Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Higley Traditional Academy 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Centennial Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Power Ranch Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Williams Field High School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


    Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.

    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.


    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent

     


    4/3/2020

    Dear Higley Families:

    Supporting Your Wellness

    Taking care of your child's emotional wellness is even more important at this time.  Please visit the Supporting Your Wellness webpage for information and activities you can do at home.

    Meal Service
     
    Beginning, Monday, April 6, meal service pick up will be available at the following sites and times. Both breakfast and sack lunch will continue to be available for pick-up at the same time. Next week's menu may be found online.

    Chaparral Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Cortina Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Higley Traditional Academy 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Centennial Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Power Ranch Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Williams Field High School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    Friday, April 10, is the Spring Holiday.  No meal service will be provided.  On Thursday, April 9, there will be 8 meals provided to each individual served.

    Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.

    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    4/2/20
     
    Dear Higley Families:
     
    Meal Service
     
    Through Friday, April 3, meal service is available at all sites. Friday’s pick-up will include 6 meals for individuals to have both breakfasts and sack lunches over the weekend. Hours may vary. This week's menu may be found online.

    Beginning, Monday, April 6, meal service pick up will be available at the following sites and times.  Both breakfast and sack lunch will continue to be available for pick-up at the same time.

    • Chaparral Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Cortina Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Higley Traditional Academy 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Centennial Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Power Ranch Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Williams Field High School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

    Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.

    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent


    4/1/20
     
    Dear Higley Families:
     
    Meal Service
     
    Through Friday, April 3, meal service is available at all sites. Hours may vary. This week's menu may be found online.

    Beginning, Monday, April 6, meal service pick up will be available at the following sites and times.  Both breakfast and sack lunch will continue to be available for pick-up at the same time.

    • Chaparral Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Cortina Elementary School 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Higley Traditional Academy 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Centennial Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Power Ranch Elementary School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Williams Field High School 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

    Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.

    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent

     

    3/31/20
     
    Dear Higley Families:
     
    Kids Club Childcare Programs to Close
     
    With the Governor's increased directions to the community, the Higley District has made the difficult decision to close the Kids Club's childcare program. The last day will be Friday, April 3, 2020. We understand some families still need childcare during this time. For those who need assistance securing childcare, here is an online list.
     
    Meal Service
     
    This week’s menu may be found online. Pick-up is currently available at each school. Hours may vary. 
     
    Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.

    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent

    3/30/20

     
    School Closure Update
     
    Dear Higley Families:
     
    As you may have heard today, the Governor and the Arizona Department of Education announced that the school closure would extend through the remainder of the school year.  While this is called a "school closure" we are by no means "closed". We are providing remote learning opportunities so that all students can successfully complete their school year. 
     
    Today remote learning began, and I am so proud of the work put forth by our teachers as they start teaching remotely. They have put in countless hours over the last few days to create meaningful opportunities for students in a different format. I want to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of them as they will continue to work very hard to embrace this new challenge. It is important to know that this will be a transition for all of us as we work together to create new ways to optimize instruction for students and families alike.
     
    Please visit our remote learning support webpage for general support information and resources that we will continue to add to over the next several weeks. 
     
    We understand there is a lot on your plate as a parent. Nothing is more important right now than the mental, emotional and physical health of you and yours. We know many of you are trying to juggle work-at-home, as well as remote learning activities for your children. We will all need to be flexible and continue to communicate with each other as needs and questions arise. Please reach out directly to your child’s teacher or principal with specific questions or concerns as we navigate this remote learning endeavor together. 
     
    We know there are questions you may have that we don’t have answers for at this time. Please know we will continue to keep you informed regarding specific end-of-the-year activities as we gain more information and official guidance. Thank you for your patience as we coordinate these details with forthcoming state guidance. We will share information as soon as we are able to do so. 
     
    Athletic Activities Cancelled
     
    With the state's decision to close schools for the rest of the year, the Arizona Interscholastic Athletics Association announced the cancellation of the AIA spring season and championships.
     
    Meal Service

    This week’s menu may be found online. Pick-up is currently scheduled at each school. Hours may vary. 
     
    Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.

    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason
    Superintendent
     

    3/27/20
     
    School Closure Update

    Dear Higley Families:

    Thank you for all your support as we adjust to a new normal. In these ever-changing times, I encourage everyone to take time for yourself this weekend and enjoy your family.

    Remote Learning Lessons Begin

    Our amazing Higley teachers and principals have been working hard to begin remote learning lessons for students on Monday, March 30. Teachers are excited to get back to teaching and working with your students. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we transition into a new way of learning together. Please know that our teachers will be flexible and supportive throughout this whole process. Please contact them directly if you have any questions.

    Meal Service

    Meal service will resume 6:00 a.m. Monday, March 30 and continue Monday through Friday during the school closure. Next week’s menu may be found online. Pick-up is available at each school from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.

    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason
    Superintendent

    3/26/20
     
    School Closure Update
     
    Dear Higley Families:

    Remote Learning

    Principals and teachers are working hard to prepare for the transition to remote learning for our HUSD students beginning Monday, March 30. Be on the lookout for specific communication from your student's school as teachers will be reaching out to the students and parents directly.

    Meal Service

    Friday’s pick-up will include 6 meals for individuals to have both breakfast and lunch over the weekend. Pick-up is available at each school from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday. This week’s menu can be found online.

    We will provide an update daily by 5 p.m. Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.

    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason
    Superintendent

    3/25/20
     
    School Closure Update
     
    Dear Higley Families:
     
    Remote Learning
     
    Thank you to those who have already completed the remote learning survey to help us identify electronic device needs at home. If you haven’t done this already, we look forward to receiving your input. For those who have indicated you are in need of a device, please watch your email for specific information regarding device distribution.   
     
    Meal Service
     
    We're excited to announce that we will provide 6 meals during Friday's pickup. Each participant will receive breakfast and lunch for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Meal service will continue Monday-Friday throughout the closure.
     
    We've had an overwhelming response from the community. Some schools have run out of their supply before 8:00 p.m. Please visit your sister school if you find this to be the case. Pick-up is available at each school from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. This week’s menu can be found online
     
    Teacher Communication Reminder
     
    Due to the high volume of messages, please check your ParentVUE account directly to ensure you receive all the notifications from teachers. You may download the ParentVUE app to receive notifications. You may use the Higley App to sign-in to ParentVUE to receive notifications.
     
    If you need help with your ParentVUE log-in, please call your school site.

    We will provide an update daily by 5 p.m. Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.

    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason
    Superintendent

    3/24/20
     
    School Closure Update
     
    Dear Higley Families:

    Remote Learning

    The Education Services team delivered an e-mail to families this week regarding remote learning for students. The email includes a survey for electronic devices need in the home. You may access the survey here.  Please complete the survey by noon Wednesday, March 25. 

    Teacher Communication

    Teachers are  sending messages to families through ParentVUE. Due to the high volume some of those messages are not making it to recipient's email addresses. Please check your ParentVUE account directly for this communication. You may download the ParentVUE app to receive notifications. If you have the Higley App, you may sign-in to ParentVUE to receive notifications through that system, as well.
    If you need help with your ParentVUE log-in, please call your school site. Families may also use ParentVUE to update contact information.
     
    Meal Service

    Free breakfast and lunch meal pick-up began this week. Pick-up is available at each school from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Those 18 and younger are eligible to receive the meals and must be present at the time of pick-up. This week’s menu can be found online. Due to an overwhelming response, some school's have run out of their supply before 8:00 p.m. Please visit a sister school if you find this to be the case.
     
    We will provide an update daily by 5 p.m. Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.
    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Dr. Mike Thomason
    Superintendent

    3/23/20
     
    School Closure Update
     
    Dear Higley Families: 
     
    Remote Learning
     
    The Educational Services team is working closely with principals and teachers to prepare for the transition to remote and continuous customized learning for our HUSD students beginning Monday, March 30.
     
    Thank you in advance for your patience and support as we endeavor to provide our best delivery of instruction to our students. Details regarding your student’s specific instruction will be communicated by the end of the week.
     
    This evening, you will receive a second e-mail from Higley Unified School District detailing information about Higley's transition to remote learning during the school closures. The e-mail will include a link to a survey where families can indicate their needs for an electronic device. Only one survey needs to be completed per family.
     
    While school administrators, teachers and staff have returned to their duties, campuses are not open to the public at this time. You are welcome to call or e-mail if you have questions or concerns.
     
    Meal Service
     
    Meal service began Monday. Families can pick up breakfast and sack lunch for everyone 18 and younger, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., at all school sites.
     
    We will provide an update daily by 5 p.m. Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.
     
    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Dr. Mike Thomason
    Superintendent

    3/22/20

    School Closure Update
     
    Dear Higley Families:
     
    Higley's free meal service begins on Monday, March 23. Any individual age 18 and younger may pick up both breakfast and a sack lunch from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, in a drive-thru style service at ALL Higley schools.
     
     
    Individuals must be present to receive the meals and meals are to-go only. 
     
    Last week, families received information about optional learning activities you are welcome to explore with students this week. The District has been on spring break the last two weeks. Monday will be the first week that teachers and school staff are reporting back to duties. With that, we will be addressing the design of instruction for the following two weeks based on the framework and direction from the state.
     
    Once finalized, schools will send out communication.
     
    We will provide an update daily by 5 p.m. Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.
     
    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Dr. Mike Thomason
    Superintendent

    3/21/20
     
    School Closure Update
     
    Dear Higley Families:
     
    Under the direction of Arizona Interscholastic Association, Higley athletics will remain on hold throughout the school closure, now extended until April 10. With that, practices and games will not take place. According to the AIA, return to interscholastic competition is delayed until further notice.
     
    As a reminder, our free meal service begins on Monday, March 23. Any individual age 18 and younger may pick up both breakfast and a sack lunch from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, in a drive-thru style service at ALL Higley schools.
     
    There are no income or resident requirements as this is part of a federally funded program.
     
    Children attending Community Education’s childcare will automatically receive meals.
     

    Individuals must be present to receive the meals and meals are to-go only. All meals will also include napkins, plastic ware, straw and bathroom tissue.

     
    Families in need of childcare next week can call the office Monday at (480) 279-7055. Additional information can be found online.
    We will provide an update daily by 5 p.m. Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.
     
    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Dr. Mike Thomason
    Superintendent

    3/20/2020
     
    School Closure Update
     
    Dear Higley Families:
     
    Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Education announced Friday a two-week extension of school closures, now through April 10.

    I know this is an unusual time for our students and staff. We will work to keep you informed as we navigate the next few weeks together.
     
    Higley Unified School District has created a collection of educational materials and activities to support our students’ ongoing learning and enrichment during this school closure through next week. While these things are optional, we highly recommend these activities and resources to keep children engaged in learning. These are not required and will not count toward any credit or grades. Your school will be in touch with additional information.
     
    Early next week, my leadership team and I will continue developing longer term remote learning opportunities for students. We will communicate more information next week through e-mail and on the District website.
     
    In addition, the Governor requested meal services continue and the expansion of childcare opportunities for those parents who must report to work.
     
    Also, President Trump announced Friday that the U.S Department of Education will not require standardized testing for the current year for all students, elementary through high school. With that, we anticipate students will not be required to take the AzMERIT at all grade levels and high school students will not be required to take the ACT this year. We will share additional information as it is communicated.  
     
    We will provide an update daily by 5 p.m. Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.
     
    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.  
     
    Sincerely,  
     
    Dr. Mike Thomason  
    Superintendent

    3/19/2020
     
    School Closure Update
     
    Dear Higley Families:
     
    We have finalized our plans to begin a free meal service on Monday, March 23.
     
    Any individual age 18 and younger may pick up both breakfast and a sack lunch from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, in a drive-thru style service at ALL Higley schools.
     
    There are no income or resident requirement as this is part of a federally funded program ope to anyone under 18 years old. Individuals must be present to receive the meals and meals are to-go only.
     
    Children attending Community Education’s childcare will automatically receive meals.
     
    Monday
     
    Breakfast: Multigrain cereal, fruit and milk.
    Lunch: Turkey and American cheese sandwich, fresh vegetable, fruit and chocolate milk.
     
    All meals will also include napkins, plastic ware, straw and bathroom tissue.
     
     
    We will provide an update daily by 5 p.m. Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.
     
    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.
     
    Sincerely,

    Dr. Mike Thomason
    Superintendent


     
    3/18/2020
     
    School Closure Update
     
    Dear Higley families: 
     
    As of today, we are finalizing details to provide meals to community members 18 and under beginning Monday. In addition, the education team is helping develop student enrichment opportunities we hope to provide for next week.

    Higley meal service to start March 23 
     
    Families can receive both breakfast and lunch sack meals, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, beginning Monday, March 23. Locations to be announced later this week.
     
    Field Trips
     
    All scheduled field trips through April 30 for students and staff are cancelled. In addition, the District Fine Arts Festival is cancelled.
     
    Community Education Childcare Opportunity
     
    HUSD is providing childcare opportunities through Community Education’s Kids Club for families in need. Additional information is posted on the Community Notifications tab of the District’s COVID19 website.
     
    District leadership continues to work daily to address many issues surrounding school closure. We are looking for ways to support students, staff and community where we are able. 
     
    We will provide an update daily by 5 p.m. Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already.
     
    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.
     
    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mike Thomason
    Superintendent
     
    Community Education Childcare Opportunity
     
    HUSD is providing childcare opportunities through Community Education’s Kids Club for families in need. 
     
    Kids Club is operating with health and safety in mind:
     
    • The club is running at a 1:5 ratio in each classroom, with one adult per five children.
    • Families will be kept together.
    • Students will be kept with the same adults throughout the closure.
    • Students will be kept in the same group throughout the closure.
    • Student groups will remain in the same classroom throughout the closure, including mealtimes.
    • Staff are cleaning throughout the day, including high-traffic touch areas such as doorknobs.
    • Students and staff are hand-washing multiple times a day.
    • Custodians are doing thorough cleaning in the evenings.
    • Drop-off protocols are being adjusted to allow for more social distancing.

    3/17/2020
     
    School Closure Update
     
    Dear Higley Families and Staff:
     
    Guidelines and directions surrounding COVID-19 are ever-changing. The Higley leadership team is working diligently to address the impact of this event on our students, staff and community.
     
    HUSD Athletics
     
    The Arizona Interscholastic Athletics Association suspended all games through Saturday, March 28, based on the decision by the state to close all schools through Friday, March 27.
     
    All HUSD middle and high school athletic games, practices, competitions, tryouts, clinics, etc. have been cancelled during school closures. Parents will be notified of any changes or updates.
     
    ACT Postponed
     
    The ACT for juniors scheduled for March 24 has been postponed. The state of Arizona is working with the vendor to find an alternate testing date.
     
    FAQ Page Updates
     
    We recently updated the FAQ page on the District’s COVID-19 site. Please see the site for additional information.
     
    We will provide an update daily by 5 p.m. Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already.
     
    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.
     
    Take care of yourself and your family during this trying time.
     
    Dr. Mike Thomason
    Superintendent
     

    3/16/2020
     
    School Closure Update
     
    Dear Higley Families and Staff,
     
    With the closure of schools next week, we are planning to operate Kids Club, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, March 23-27. The ratio of teacher-to-students is 1:5. The cost will be $20 a day, with a $25 registration fee for new families. Daily fees will be waived for parents who are first responders or health providers. Families that need care this week can call for assistance: 480-279-7055. Additional information may be found online.
     
    The Educational Services team is working to provide optional learning activities and lessons for students to continue their educational engagement. Look for more information later this week.
     
    Our current focus is on the immediate needs of students and staff. I know school closures bring up dozens of questions and my team and I are working to address these as quickly, as possible.
     
    We will provide an update daily by 5 p.m. Please download the Higley App for the latest information if you haven’t already. It is available in your favorite App store.
     
    If you have additional questions, please e-mail safe.hotline@husd.org.
     
    Dr. Mike Thomason
    Superintendent
     

    3/15/2020
     
    Governor Closes Arizona Schools through March 27
     
    Dear HUSD Staff and Families,
     
    I want you to know that my team and I have been monitoring the COVID-19 developments and have been in daily communication over the past week. 
     
    On Sunday, March 15, the Governor and the Arizona Department of Education announced a statewide two-week school closure, beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27, 2020. We are following the directions of the State, and will continue to monitor our own situation to determine the best course of action for our District beyond March 27.
     
    Last week, HUSD took a proactive lead to have any staff who could work from home do so. This will continue through March 27, 2020.
     
    Rest assured that my team will continue to meet over these upcoming weeks to design plans to serve our students, staff, and community.
     
    While there may be recommendations beyond March 27, it is my commitment to you that we will make decisions that best serve our students, staff, and community.
     
    Please visit our COVID-19 website where there is valuable information on the disease and how to cope with and plan for this pandemic.
     
    We will post updates daily no later than 5:00 PM.
     
    Dr. Mike Thomason
    Superintendent
     

    3/10/2020
     
    Guidance to Schools COVID19 logo
     
    The Arizona Department of Education released a letter, "Guidance to Schools on COVID-19," today. The letter was sent to all district superintendents and principals.
     

    3/2/2020
     
    Information for school communities
     
    Prevention:
     
    • At this time HUSD schools are continuing to follow the established practices, procedures and policies of the district and the Arizona Department of Health.
    • Fever: Please keep your child home if they have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher. They may return to school after being fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of medication.
    • Vomiting and/or Diarrhea: Please keep your child home until symptom free for at least 24 hours. The child must be able to consume his/her regular diet without any problem.
    • Any changes to those would be at the direction from an outside agency such as the CDC and/or Arizona Department of Health.
    • Disinfecting practices in the schools are being given additional attention.

    Preparation for Possible Changes for Schools:

    • While the District does have alternate plans outlined should the school day be impacted, these plans are fluid depending on the level of impact and when the impact would occur. Customizing the plan will be crucial at the time of implementation.
    • Field trips and extra-curricular activities are being reviewed on an on-going individual basis.
    • Higley will follow direction set forth by Maricopa County Health Department and the CDC in determining any need for a change in school practices and/or a school closure.
    • In following the recommendations of the CDC, we encourage families to prepare steps for childcare needs should your child become ill and/or a school day is interrupted or closed.
     

    2/28/2020
     
    Maricopa County Department of Health provided the letter below to share with school families.