COVID-19 Resources

Announcements

  • Oct. 9, 2020


    Dear HUSD Community,

    We hope that you and your family are enjoying your fall break. Our greatest priority is the health and safety of our HUSD community. The district health and safety protocols are vital to ensuring that our schools can remain open and that we all do our part to stay healthy. 

    Our District team has been diligently working to improve ongoing communication with our HUSD community. We are excited to announce a new communication tool, the HUSD COVID-19 Dashboard. This detailed status report is designed to communicate the most current district information available regarding active and resolved COVID-19 cases. The HUSD COVID-19 Dashboard will be on our website and will be updated Monday-Friday by 10:00am (excluding holidays).  This tool is in addition to our already existing notification communication protocols when there is a positive case within the District. 

    Dashboard Details

    The purpose of HUSD COVID-19 Dashboard is to provide Higley Unified School District families and employees with current data and a summary of COVID-19 cases by school.  An active case indicates that a student or employee participating in on-campus activities has tested positive for an active COVID-19 infection. Individuals who test positive are excluded from participation in any on-campus activity until the district nurse verifies that the individual meets the return criteria set by state and local health authorities. Once the individual is cleared to return and are no longer considered an active case, it is then transferred to the resolved cases column.  Here is a link to the FAQs on our HUSD COVID-19 Dashboard.   

    Communication Protocols

    If there are individuals who have had primary contact with the person who has been confirmed with a positive case of COVID-19, they will be notified by phone from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health and an HUSD employee. They will also receive written communication from HUSD which may include a 14 day quarantine order as per Maricopa County Department of Public Health. Those with secondary contact will receive an email from the school stating that there was a positive case on campus. Elementary notification will be sent by grade level and middle or high school notification will be determined by common class schedule.  Together we can keep each other safe. You can help by doing your part.

    Stay Informed: In order for HUSD to effectively communicate in regards to COVID-19 cases and all current events at our HUSD campuses, we rely on parents to partner with us. Please make sure you have provided your best contact information to properly receive the information from our schools. Here is a link for more information on how to ensure you are receiving email communication.  

    Stay Healthy: We need your help; it is vital to the health and safety of our community that individuals stay home if they have:

    We also invite you to visit our website for more information about how we can work together to stay healthy.  We want to thank you for your support, cooperation and partnership with us as we plan to safely return to school on October 12th.

     Higley Unified School District


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  • Free School Meals - Updated Sept. 24, 2020 

     
    The Federal Government and the Arizona Department of Education approved free breakfast and lunch meals for all children 18 and under through December 31st, 2020. This now includes weekend meals and meals during our fall break. 

    Online learners and other community families can pick up multiple day meal bundles from Higley Traditional Academy, 3391 E Vest Avenue, every Tuesday and Friday starting on Tuesday, September 29th from 10am-4pm. Tuesday's bundle will consist of 3 days’ worth of breakfasts and lunches and Friday's bundle will consist of 4 days’ worth of breakfasts and lunches. Parents are allowed to pick up meals without children present.

    Students attending in-person, on-campus instruction can receive these free meals starting on Tuesday, September 8th in their respective school cafeterias. A meal consists of: one entrée, fruit, vegetable, and milk. Second meals and a la carte items are not included and will be sold at the regular cost.
     
    To better serve our community, we are hiring foodservice workers for all shifts. If you are interested please apply online at www.compassgroupcareers.com.

    Every HUSD families can complete a meal application form, available online at www.mymealtime.comTo access the complete My Meal Time website, please use a laptop or desktop computer, not a mobile device. Click the orange box that states "Mealtime Apply Online to apply." 
     
    Every meal application helps the district in funding other programs regardless of approval.
     
    Second breakfast and lunch will be priced as follows:
     
    Elementary School
    Breakfast: $2
    Lunch: $2.90
     
    Middle School
    Breakfast: $2
    Lunch: $3.30
     
    High School
    Breakfast: $2
    Lunch: $3.45
      
    No cash will be accepted at this time. Parents and students, please make payments online at www.mymealtime.com
      
    Menus will be available at higleyusd.nutrislice.com. The menus are subject to change based upon product availability.
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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • ParentVUE Update

    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.


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  • 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.


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  • 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


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About HUSD

  • Higley Unified School District is a community of schools that share a common commitment to education and achievement for our youth and a sense of well-being for all. We focus on providing continuity from preschool to high school and offer a well-rounded education with academics, music, arts, languages, athletics, physical education, technology, and character education.
     
    Our performance meets and exceeds state standards in academics, and our students are champions both on and off the field. We are tenaciously focused on each student's learning, and we take the guesswork out of education with data-driven instruction and accountability.

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