Governing Board unanimously approves Superintendent contract extension
The Higley Unified School District Governing Board voted unanimously June 7 to approve a two-year extension to Superintendent Mike Thomason’s contract. Dr. Thomason began as superintendent in July 2015 with a three-year contract that was scheduled to expire June 30, 2018. With the decision, Superintendent Thomason’s contract will continue through June 30, 2020.
“I am excited to continue serving the students, staff, teachers and families of our Higley schools. We have an incredible community that is committed to the educational future of its youth,” Thomason said. “I want to thank the board for this opportunity and am ready to see all that can be achieved here in the Higley Unified School District, especially as we roll out our new strategic plan.”
Higley Headlines – June 2017
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If you wish to register your child for the 2017-18 school year after June 5, please read the following information:
Student registrations for elementary schools will be taken at the district office, 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 5-July 6 (offices are closed July 4).
Student registrations for middle school and high school will be taken 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 5-July 6 (offices are closed July 3-7)
Enrollment information can be found at www.husd.org/enrollment. Please be sure to bring all the necessary documents when enrolling.
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.
Summer school, district office hours
As campuses come to the end of the school year, please note the changes in office hours around the district:
During the week of May 29, 2017, the District Office and school offices will be on a normal school-year schedule.
Elementary offices will close on June 2nd and reopen July 10th.
Beginning June 5th, district, middle school and high school offices will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
Kids Club Summer Camp Registration opens Friday, May 5
Higley Unified School District offers a fun-filled summer luau-themed camp program for children ages 3-12. Weekly activities include field trips, swimming and movies.
When: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 5 – July 14 (Camp closed July 3-4)
Where: Centennial Elementary School, 3507 S. Ranch House Parkway, Gilbert, AZ. 85297
Cost: $40 daily/includes snack (please provide a sack lunch)
Families must register and pick camp schedule online. All new and current Kids Club families must complete new registration packets – which will be good through the 2017-18 school year.
Sign up for a week at a time or the entire summer. All payments are due at time of registration. Space is limited. Secure your spot today.
Each week’s registration deadline is the Thursday prior.
A full calendar of events will be posted on the registration page.
Higley summer program information now online
Join Higley Unified School District's Community Education Department this summer for fun-filled activities, including summer camp, enrichment classes, and sports camps. High school students can enroll in summer school for credit recovery or P.E..
Registration is under way for several activities. See the website for more information.
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.