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Classes to Begin July 27 Remotely
Higley Unified School District will start the 2020-2021 school year following our current calendar on July 27, 2020. This decision allows us to maintain our fall, winter, and spring breaks as scheduled. We know that many families plan on these times and we want to be as consistent as possible and not change our previously approved calendar.
Governor Ducey’s Executive Order will not allow in-person learning until at least August 17, and it is very possible that this date may be extended This will require that our instruction for all students will begin remotely on July 27.
Higley Unified School District created a new online page with all information for families regarding the opening of school for the 2020-2021 school year. Families can find communication, health & protocols information, instructional model information and more. Please visit the Higley Schools 2020-2021 Opening website for information.
CMS No Place For Hate Recognitions
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)’s No Place for Hate program has designated 39 schools in Arizona as No Place for Hate this year. Cooley Middle School, received the distinction again this year!
In addition to the achievement, ADL Arizona has given one of Cooley Middle School’s coordinators, Shannon Alexander, the additional recognition of Coordinator of the Year. This award is given to only 1 school of the 50 registered schools in Arizona for the program this year. Congratulations, Ms. Alexander!
Welcome to Cooley Athletics! 1st quarter sports tryouts typically begin immediately as we return to school. With our unknown circumstances, we encourage you to complete everything necessary between now and the first day of school to ensure your athlete will be able to tryout. All information on the sports offered each quarter and step by step on how to register can be found on our website under the athletic tab. Be sure and register for ALL sports you think your athlete might try out for. Have a great summer!
Due to circumstances beyond our control, our yearbook has not been delivered to Cooley. Our publisher is keeping us updated and we will notify parents once they have been delivered and are ready for pick up. Thank you!
Higley online registration process
Higley Unified School District is launching a new online registration process. This system allows families to complete all registration and/or open enrollment forms and add photographed or scanned documentation (including proof of residency and birth certificates). Users can save the document in process, step away, and return when they have gathered everything that is needed.
The system is now accepting 2020/2021 registration. Click here to get started. Families will be prompted to use a ParentVUE log-in or create a new ParentVUE account.
Families will be contacted on a business day within 48 hours. A list of frequently asked can be found here. If you have further questions, please contact your school.
ParentVue is the HUSD portal to student grades and attendance history. Higley’s 6th grade, middle school and high school parents use ParentVue for course request approvals for the upcoming school year.
The Higley District is adding new features to the system. Beginning in January 2020, ParentVue can be used to submit new student registration forms and submit open enrollment forms. Families will use ParentVue in Spring 2020 to complete re-enrollment forms.
Families that have not activated their ParentVue accounts, but have an e-mail on file with the district, will soon receive an e-mail from ParentVue inviting them to activate their ParentVue accounts. Directions will be provided in the email to access to this communication tool.
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
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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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.
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