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Sossaman Middle School Student Council Food Drive
Sossaman Middle School Student Council members will be hosting their annual food drive through Wednesday, November 21st. Students and families are encouraged to participate by donating non-perishable items to your son or daughter's first hour class.
Most wanted items include: peanut butter, canned meats, soups, tuna, and canned fruits and vegetables.
Thank you for your efforts with this initiative.
Save the date: 2019/2020 Secondary schools information nights
Families of students planning to attend one of Higley Unified School District’s secondary campuses next school year are invited to participate in an upcoming information night. These events are planned specifically for new students, unless noted. We look forward to seeing you there.
Sossaman Middle School Open House
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Higley High School AP/Honors Night (current and future students)
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Higley High School Rising Freshman Night
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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.
Dec. 4: “Resiliency and Coping with Stress,” 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Jan. 24: "Parents being held hostage: 'If you don't let me, I will...'" **note date change
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.
Outside of reporting your child's absence to our attendance line, the responsibility of make-up work due to an absence remains the responsibility of the student. As we prepare our Spartan students for high school, our campus emphasizes the importance of staying on track and being proactive. Outlined in the student syllabus, missed work can be found by logging into EDMODO and reviewing documents. Parents are welcome to notify an instructor of an absence; however, due to the volume of individual requests regarding missed homework, parents will be encouraged to communicate with their child the classroom policy for missing work.
In an effort to be considerate of costs, students interested in purchasing a 2018-2019 yearbook are encouraged to visit the following site to place their order. Current cost for a yearbook is $35 with all outstanding fees, iPad, and textbooks required to be returned to the media center prior to distribution. The Sossaman Middle School code to purchase is 16449.
If you are interested in helping contribute to our yearbook? Please visit https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/index.html with school code 16449 to upload athletic, academic, fine/performing arts, and club photos/memorabilia.
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.
Higley Unified School District is always on the lookout for positive news about its employees. Sharing these stories with district stakeholders helps us show the community what we've known all along: how deeply we care about HUSD children, their families, and each other.
You can help us spread the word by letting us know when you've witnessed or experienced exemplary customer service. We encourage you to take the time and acknowledge a teacher, administrator, or support staff member who continues to display notable actions. To nominate an employee, please visit: Customer Service Recognition
iPad User Agreement
Sossaman Middle School provides a highly engaging, student centered, interactive curriculum. We emphasize higher order thinking, encourage self-exploration through various means of growth mindset activities, and 21st Century technology. Families are encouraged to review the iPad User Agreement which outlines expectations for student's part of the Higley Unified School District. In addition, families are afforded the opportunity to enroll in the iPad Protection Plan. Note this purchase is not required, but highly recommended.
As student safety is our first and foremost priority, we ask that you keep the following in mind: Please ensure you have state issued identification readily available when checking out a student. Students will not be released to those not listed in our system or fail to provide proper identification. Additionally, in the event you have a student late to campus, we ask that parents or guardians take the time to come on campus to sign your son and/or daughter in. This ensures you are aware of your child's whereabouts and student safety.