ALERT - 8TH GRADE PARENTS @ COMBS MIDDLE SCHOOL
High School Registration forms were due Jan. 29. The High School has picked up the forms from the Middle School. We are missing many student’s packets. Please have your student get their form turned in to the Middle School front office ASAP. Early registration assists students in getting their first request. Thank you for your assistance.
PSAT - Results Are In
Attention Senior Parents
On Feb. 4 all seniors received two documents that they were required to sign and turn in.
Document 1 was a behavior contract - The contract states that any behavior infractions between now and graduation could result in exclusion from any or all senior events.
Document 2 stated the rules and regulations pertaining to the actual ceremony. Your student should have a copy of this document. Dress code, times and any specifics requirement for that evening are included.
If your student has not ordered their cap and gown they need to do so immediately. Go to jostens.com to place the order.
If your student has outstanding debts in the bookstore those debts must be paid in full before graduation for your student to receive their diploma. Debts needs to be paid by May 13.
Seniors with textbooks, library books, athletic equipment, uniforms, etc. must have all items turned in by May 13.
Senior finals are May 19 and May 20
Baccalaureate is May 21 at 6pm - 8pm in the cafeteria
Graduation Practice is Mandatory. Practice dates are May 23 at 8am in the large gym and May 24 at 11:30 in their assigned rooms. Students who do not attend graduation practice will not be allowed to march in the graduation ceremony.
District After school Enrichment for Combs Elementary Students
Combs elementary students have a variety of after school enrichment classes to choose from right on their campus, directly after school! Parents can also get fit and have fun after school! Read on for more information:
Chess Emporium will not only teach your beginner or advanced chess enthusiast rules and strategies of the game, but will also develop visualization, problem solving, and analytical skills. This class is offered at Combs Traditional Academy but is open to all K-6th grade students (transportation not provided). See the attached flyer or www.chessemporium.com/clubs.
Athletes in Training starts soon with Soft Lacrosse followed by Basketball and Water Bash! These classes are offered at Ellsworth and Harmon Elementary schools but is open to all K-6th grade students (transportation not provided). See the attached flyer or www.athletesintraining.com.
SWCMA is a specially designed training program that teaches more than just karate. Students are evaluated on techniques and skills that they have learning and are presented with a Rank Certificate at the end of each session. These classes are offered at all elementary schools. See the attached flyer or www.swcma.com.
District After school Enrichment for Combs Parents
For adults only! Join us for PoundFit and rock out while you work out! POUND® IS THE WORLD'S FIRST CARDIO JAM SESSION INSPIRED BY THE INFECTIOUS, ENERGIZING AND SWEAT-DRIPPING FUN OF PLAYING THE DRUMS. Offered at Harmon Elementary at 4:00pm on Mondays and Thursdays, this class is just $5 at the door for parents and community members.
Banner Children’s HealthMobile
Banner Children's HealthMobile offers free healthcare to students who do not have insurance and/or are seriously underinsured.
The HealthMobile is at Banner Ironwood every Thursday and at Banner Goldfield Medical Center on Southern, in Apache Junction every Tuesday.
Some of the services they provide are - Health assessment and health history, well-child checks, Immunizations, some labs, diagnosis and treatment of episodic illness (for example: flu, strep, urinary tract infections, earaches, rashes, asthma, etc.); sports and camp physicals.
You can call 480-412-6344 to schedule appointments - they do have bilingual schedulers.
They will take walk-ins, but prefer that you make an appointment.
Did you know?
Students who are eligible for free and/or reduced lunch are also eligible for free and/or reduced breakfast daily. Students may also receive a reduction on AP Exams, tutoring scholarships and college scholarships. Make sure your student is afforded every opportunity.
The district participates in the National School Breakfast/Lunch program. All meals served meet guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The forms are available online and are available in the front office. One application per household is needed each year. Applications are accepted anytime during the year. Please allow 10 school days for notice of eligibility results. Parents may also submit the Free and Reduced Lunch Application online. Please visit https://secure.ezmealapp.com/Default.aspx to begin the process. Please call 480-987-5312 if you need any assistance.
(480) 882-3540 Main Office
Jule Ann Stout, M.Ed. Guidance Counselor (A—G) 480-882-3549
Jette Thompson, M. Ed Guidance Counselor (H—Q) 480-882-3552
Sherry Hammer, M. Ed Guidance Counselor (R—Z) 480-882-3553
View the current newsletter from the Counseling Department.
In preparation for the Annual Awards Ceremony, please complete the Scholarship/Award Notification form and Post Graduation Plan. Go to the Guidance Webpage and download forms and return them to guidance.
See the most recent guidance newsletter for all scholarship information.
Any athlete interested in pursuing D1 or D2 athletic Scholarships needs to register for the NCAA Clearinghouse. See Ms. Thompson for more information.
Changes to Arizona public university admission requirements:
Universities now accepting Career and Technical Education credit for admission. The Arizona Board of Regents gave final approval to a policy change that will allow career and technical education credits to count for university admission. Students can now demonstrate either fine arts or CTE competency in applying for assured undergraduate admission.
8-19 Course entry—individual transcript review/credit check
25 CAC ASSET test for interested sophomores, sign up in Career Center.
24 CAC ASSET test for interested juniors and seniors, sign up in Career Center.
25 Spring Holiday —No School
11-29 Transition Classroom Guidance
2-13 AP testing
17 Awards Ceremony
19-20 Senior Finals
23-24 9th-11th grade final exams
Did you know all families are eligible to apply for participation in the National School Lunch Program? We have had many new families join our schools mid-year who may not have had the opportunity to submit an application.
If you are a new family to J.O. Combs or if you have not applied for the program yet this year please complete the application online or on paper for timely approval. The application can be found on our district website on the food services page. You may submit it online or print and complete. Forms should be returned to your child’s school for processing. Remember to complete all sections for faster approval. The response to the eligibility is usually less than 10 days, and qualification keeps your family eligible through the 2015-2016 school year.
If you are already participating, and your application has been submitted and approved this year please do not complete a second application. Submittal of a second application for participating families could interrupt your current status and benefits. Your application is valid through the 2015-2016 school year.
For additional questions, please contact Jennifer Roorda, Food Service Supervisor, at 480-987-5311.
If your student needs to leave school during the school day a parent or guardian must come into the office to sign the student out.
The minutes from each monthly Governing Board Meeting are now posted on the district website under About Us.
Monday Early Release
After School Tutoring
If students are attending tutoring, they must be in the room for the subject they need tutoring in by 2:30.
Math is in 201.
Science is in 335.
English, History, and Electives are in 443.
If taking a test, report to the library.
The bus leaves campus at 4:45 at the end of tutoring - this bus is for tutoring students only.
Combs High School will be participating in athletic competition supervised by the Arizona Interscholastic Association. Spring sports are Baseball, Softball, Track and Field, Boys Volleyball and Girls Sand Volleyball. Students will need to be cleared through the Athletic Office to begin practice. Ticket prices for athletic events is $4 for adults and $3 for students. Athletic fees can be paid online through the Combs web store at www.combscoyoteshop.com with a debit or credit card. Athletic Passes can be purchased through the web store as well. $200-family pass, $40-student pass.
To participate in athletics, band, choir and orchestra a student/athlete must complete the following:
This is an on-line payment option for parents to add money and monitor student accounts. Please call 480-987-5312 for your student’s ID number. Checking your child’s account balance and making payments on-line are great benefits. There is a $2.50 processing fee for each transaction.
Lunch: Day - $ 3.25 (Paid) Monthly - $ 65.00 Drinks: Milk - $ .45
Weekly - $ 16.25 School Year - $ 585.00 Water - $ .75
Reduced lunch is .40
Breakfast: Day - $ 1.25 (Paid), reduced breakfast is .30)
Please refer to Student Handbook for complete Dress Code policy :
All shorts and skirts must meet the minimum requirement. When a student is standing, the bottom hem of the shorts or skirt must touch the tip of the thumb.
Guidelines for pants, skirts, shorts, etc.:
CHS Online Store
Follow the link below to check a way to purchase CHS apparel, yearbooks, pay for course fees and athletic fees.