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August 4, 2020Dear HUSD Community,
Thank you for your ongoing support and patience during these ever-changing times as we navigate the reopening of schools. We want to thank those that have taken the time to reach out to us and share your thoughts and concerns. We hear you and are working to address your specific questions with answers as quickly as possible. As we shared in our communication last week, we are expecting on Friday, August 7 additional health benchmarks provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services. These guidelines are intended to help district leadership determine if we are able to reopen schools for in-person learning with appropriate mitigation strategies.
Late Monday, August 3rd we received communication from State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kathy Hoffman, regarding the forthcoming public health metrics. Here is an excerpt of her letter sent to school superintendents “Arizona is not currently in a place to resume in-person or hybrid learning by August 17th. As school leaders, we should prepare our families and teachers for the reality that it is unlikely that any school community will be able to reopen safely for in-person or hybrid instruction by August 17th.”
Thus, we wanted to share with you that we will review these metrics with our Governing Board when they are released and will continue to develop our reopening plans. We wanted to share this update with you so that you have the same information that we do at this time. We will continue to keep you aware of any new information. In addition, we wanted to share that the Educational Services team is working on providing additional clarification on the differences between online and remote learning so that all questions and concerns can be addressed.Thank you for your ongoing support during these unprecedented times.
Dr. Mike Thomason, SuperintendentDr. Dawn Foley, Associate Superintendent
School Meals to Go
Higley Unified School District Meal service will be available for all enrolled students starting on July 27th, 2020.
Breakfast and lunch will be offered 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday at every school. Food will also be available for a limited time each day at select Higley bus stops. Information about the food service locations is available at www.husd.org/schoolmealstogo.
Higley families can visit any district campus or select bus stops to obtain school meals. They do not have to visit their specific campus or bus stop. Only currently enrolled Higley families may participate at this time.
Meals will be charged to the students meal account according to the student’s Free/Reduced/Paid status. Students or families picking up meals must have student ID or the recently mailed food service ID. No cash will be accepted.
Meal applications need to be filled out every school year. Applications from last school year will expire on September 4, 2020. Income eligibility requirements have changed for this year.
Parents PLEASE fill out the meal application form, available online at www.mymealtime.com.
If you have additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
School Cash Online now open
Higley Unified School District is introducing a new way for parents to pay for field trips, class fees, yearbooks, spirit wear, athletic fees, and more. Some items will be added throughout the year. Families will receive notifications from their schools.
The system is called School Cash Online and high school families can use it today! Learn more online at www.husd.org/schoolcashonline. Middle school and elementary school families will be able to use the system at a later time.
Register your email before school starts on July 27 so you don’t miss a beat! Middle school and elementary families will not be able to select their children until the system opens for their campuses.
All school meals will continue to be collected through MyMealTime.com.
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.
Higley District releases communication regarding 2020-2021 school opening
The 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.
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 Higley Unified School District portal to student schedules, student grades and attendance history. It is also used for registration and re-enrollment each year.
Families that need help to access ParentVue, should contact their school offices.
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.
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
Headlines & Features
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Special Governing Board Meeting
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Governing Board Meeting