April 7, 2021 – Mask Breaks and Reminders
We want to remind families that all students, employees, contractors and visitors at Higley Unified School District are required to wear masks on campus and at school-associated activities. Executive Order 2020-51 and the emergency order from Arizona Department of Health Services AZDHS Emergency Measure 2020-04 requires all school districts to have and enforce a face-covering policy. These protective measures set by the State Department are in an effort to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 within our community. We recognize that as we get closer to summer, temperatures in Arizona will continue to increase. We understand that with rising temperatures, it can be uncomfortable to wear a mask. To help ensure our students are comfortable and staying safe, we will continue to allow extended mask breaks outside at recess, with proper social distancing. Breaks will be taken under the guidance of your student’s teacher.
March 25, 2021 – Return from Spring Break and COVID-19 Updates
Good afternoon HUSD community,
We hope you had a restful spring break. We are so excited to welcome you back to campus to finish this school year strong!
As we return to campus on Monday, we’d like to share a few friendly reminders and updates regarding our COVID-19 protocols and mitigation plan. As of March 25, 2021, these policies are still in place, including the mask requirement at all HUSD campuses and events.
As you may have heard, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order today (March 25) that loosens COVID-19 restrictions in the community. The Order takes away the authority for municipalities (such as the Town of Gilbert) to mandate mask-wearing.
However, it is important to note that we received official communication from the State Department that clarifies this new Executive Order does not include or rescind Executive Order 2020-51 or the emergency order from Arizona Department of Health Services AZDHS Emergency Measure 2020-04 that specifically requires all school districts to have and enforce a face-covering policy.
We will continue working with the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Arizona Department of Education to determine when it’ll be safe to reduce our COVID-19 protocols at HUSD. For now, masks must be worn at all school campuses, on school buses and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors and visitors.
Additionally, we’d like to remind our community that as we return to campus on Monday, March 29, remember to stay home if you:
Thank you for your ongoing efforts in helping us keep our community and schools safe!
Enroll Now for the 2021-2022 School Year!
Higley Unified School District is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2021-2022 school year through the Online Enrollment system.
Online Enrollment 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.
Families will be prompted to use a ParentVUE login or create a new ParentVUE account.
Families will be contacted on a business day within 48 hours. If you have further questions, please contact your school.
Teacher Salary Information
Average teacher salary notice per ARS 15-903(E)
$59,212 Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2021 (budget year)
$56,568 Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2020 (prior year)
$2,644 Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year
5% Percentage increase.
$47,972 Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018
23% Total Percentage increase in average teacher salary since FY 2018
Surprise virtual event celebrates Lindsay Shelton, a fourth-grade teacher at Bridges Elementary