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Higley District to offer SAT exam for young, accelerated students
Higley Unified School District will offer the SAT test on Dec. 1 at Higley High. While this test is open to all students, this specific opportunity is designed to give young, accelerated students a chance to better prepare for future college entrance exams. Spaces are limited.
Information about the SAT for families of younger students will be available during a meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Williams Field High School in room 199.
In addition, a representative of Johns Hopkins University will offer an informational meeting about its young talent program, which is available to sixth- to ninth-grade students who receive a qualifying score on the SAT. High-scoring young students will be honored during a ceremony Feb. 12.
To register for the SAT exam, visit the College Board website to create an account. Registration deadline: Nov. 2. Cost: $47.50. Optional essay portion: $17. The essay portion is not required for the talent search program and is not recommended for middle school students.
Due to internet privacy laws, parents of students 12 and under will need to call College Board at 866-756-7346 to request a paper registration packet. Packets must be complete and mailed to College Board by November 2nd. Registration packets received by College Board that are postmarked on or before November 2nd will be accepted for December 1st testing.
Higley Unified School District Parent Presentations
Higley Unified School District will host several parent presentations surrounding the topic of mental health over the next few months. Three of the presentations will be held 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Higley Unified School District Office, 2539 S. Recker Road, Gilbert.
Dr. Cheryl Smith, PsyD, LPC will run these events and be available to speak with individuals for 30 minutes following each session. The Dec. 4 event will be run by Community Bridges at Williams Field High School.
Nov. 7: "Communicating for Connection: Scaling a stone wall."
Dec. 4: “Resiliency and Coping with Stress,” 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Jan. 23: "Parents being held hostage: 'If you don't let me, I will...'"
April 3: Parent Presentation: "When kids are mad or sad, Not Bad."
Mental Health Community Awareness Events
Information about community events that address a number of mental health and mental wellness topics, including suicide prevention, coping with stress, depression and anxiety, is now available online.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to research information about each program to determine the best fit for their family audience. The page will be updated as other events become available.
Yearbooks are now on sale at yearbookordercenter.com for $30. The school code is 16443. Don't miss out - buy your yearbook today!
Higley Unified School District launched an App this spring as a tool for communication with Higley families. The new system will allow schools to send e-mails, as well as push notifications for those who download the app. In order to receive e-mail communication, families must have a current, up-to-date e-mail address on file with their schools. Families that do not have an updated e-mail with the schools may not receive all the communication being sent.
If you have changed your e-mail in the last few months, created a new e-mail or have not provided an e-mail to your school, please do so as quickly as possible. If your child is rolling up to a new school, your current information will transfer with your child.
If you have not downloaded the App, we encourage you to do so. It can be found in your favorite App store.
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.
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.
Emergency Contact Information
As a reminder, emergency contacts are designated adults that are able to pick up your student when they need to leave school due to a medical emergency. The school cannot release a student to an emergency contact for other reasons such as to go to lunch, appointments, etc. To release a student during the school day to someone other than a parent/guardian, the school needs parent permission ahead of time. 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 including Door Dash, Uber, etc.
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.
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