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Casa Grande Union High School District news

Governing Board Extends Mask Requirement

The CGUHSD Governing Board approved the following on September 28, 2021: To continue the mask requirement indoors, optional outside with opt-out option. This will continue through the first semester of the 2021-22 school year.

The Continuity of Learning Committee will continue to meet bi-weekly to monitor CGUHSD and Pinal County Health Department’s weekly COVID-19 numbers.

The Continuity of Learning Committee will present a proposal to either continue or dismiss the use of the district’s mask requirement with opt out at the December 7, 2021, Governing Board Meeting.

Note: Opt-Out Forms are available from your high school or click HERE > https://www.cguhsd.org/Downloads/CGUHSD-FaceCoveringsOptOutForm-Current.pdf.

Voting Continues

First Place voting continues for the Greatest of the Grande contest at https://www.pinalcentral.com/greatest_of_the_grande/#//. Vote once per day from now until Sunday, October 3. Nominees include both high schools and four (4) staff members: (Shopping & Services: Public School) Casa Grande Union High School and Vista Grande High School; (People: Nurse) Linda Cassidy, CGUHS; (People: Principal) Glenda Cole, VGHS; and (People: Teacher) Casey Farnsworth, CGUHS, and Martin Gustafson, CGUHS. First Place winners will be announced Thursday, November 18.

Governing Board Meeting

The next Governing Board Meeting is Tuesday, November 2. For a link to a live video feed and agenda, visit www.cguhsd.org/doGoverningBoard.aspx.

Join Our Team!

CGUHSD career opportunities include Administrative Assistant, Assistant Football Coach, Attendance Clerk, Counselor, Custodian, Electrician, English Teacher, Future Certified Positions, Grounds Supervisor, Grounds Worker, Guidance Clerk, Native American Educational Liaison, Plumber, Public Relations Officer, Security Officer, Special Education Paraprofessional, Student Affairs & Programs Coordinator, Title I Edgenuity Paraprofessional, Title I Read 180 Paraprofessional, Title I Student Parent Advocate, and Volunteer. Apply today at https://cguhsd.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx. For more information, visit www.cguhsd.org/doApplications.aspx.

Support the District’s Allocation of Funding: Apply Today!

If you have not filled out a meal application for this school year, now is a perfect time to do so. We have provided the form for you. Please mail or email the completed form to: Casa Grande Union High School District, Attn: Tammy Darang, 1556 N. Arizola Rd., Casa Grande, AZ, 85122, or email tdarang@cguhsd.org. If you prefer, you can also visit www.myschoolapps.com and fill out the online form or go to the district website at www.cguhsd.org/doFoodServices.aspx. Please consider completing the form even if you do not intend to participate in the Free & Reduced-Priced Meals program. This information is used by the federal government to determine the district’s allocation of funding for numerous grant programs which support school educational activities.

Meal Distribution

Meal distribution takes place on Mondays (for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday meals) and Thursdays (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday meals) at the front gates of CGUHS (10-11 AM) and VGHS (9-10 AM). Questions? Call (520) 876-9400 ext. 4146 or visit www.cguhsd.org/doFoodServices.aspx.

Contact Us

Save time! Call or email us prior to visiting our office: [CGUHS] 520-836-8500 or www.cguhsd.org/cgDirectory.aspx; [VGHS] 520-876-9400 or www.cguhsd.org/vgDirectory.aspx; [District] 520-316-3360 or www.cguhsd.org/doDirectory.aspx. We look forward to working with you!

Casa Grande Union High School

(520) 836-8500

PSAT/NMSQT Testing @ CGUHS

Sophomores & Juniors interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT at CGUHS on Tuesday, October 26, can pay the Online Bookstore at https://az-casagrande.intouchreceipting.com/. The fee for the test is $18 and includes a QR code for the Official PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide and Khan Academy for individualized test prep. The PSAT/NMSQT measures what you are learning in school, determines if you are on track, and opens doors for opportunities to prepare and pay for college. Some of the benefits of taking the PSAT/NMSQT test include: connection to $300 million in scholarships, eligibility for the National Merit® Scholarship Program (juniors only), learning your academic strengths, and free access to personalized prep. Please sign up early at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=6ZDhnFwVK063x_rX2O73yQbA8VrVE2VPtNqQ2tiwCOZURE8zTkNMVExSNVpBTTZGNVdJUkpNTDAwUC4u as tests are limited. The deadline is Friday, October 22, @ 12 p.m.

SAT Testing @ CGUHS

Juniors & Seniors interested in taking the SAT at CGUHS on Thursday, October 28, can pay the Online Bookstore at https://az-casagrande.intouchreceipting.com/. The fee for the test is $55. The SAT measures what students learn in high school and what they need to succeed in college. Offering the SAT test at CGUHS provides a comfortable and safe environment where students can perform their best. The test will take place on Thursday, October 28, in the “L” Building @ 8 a.m. Please sign up early at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=6ZDhnFwVK063x_rX2O73yQbA8VrVE2VPtNqQ2tiwCOZUM0E1VUc0VUZTTUtBNkZJNFhFVjNRVFpRTS4u as tests are limited. The deadline is Friday, October 22, @ 12 p.m.

Get to Know Us!

Set your computer homepage to CGUHS and stay up to date on all the activities and news! Explore all the tabs: About > Families > Departments > Programs > Classrooms > at www.cguhsd.org/casagrandeunionhighschool_home.aspx. Proud to be a Cougar!

Vista Grande High School

(520) 876-9400

Senior Success Night

The Counseling Department hosted their Senior Success Night in September. After a presentation by in-state universities, students and families browsed tables hosted by universities, military branches, trade schools, and scholarship resources. For more information about the Counseling Department, visit www.cguhsd.org/vgCounseling.aspx.

PSAT/NMSQT Testing @ VGHS

Sophomores & Juniors interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT on Tuesday, October 26, can sign up in the Bookstore. The fee for the test is $18 and includes a QR code for the Official PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide and Khan Academy for individualized test prep. The PSAT/NMSQT measures what you are learning in school, determines if you are on track, and opens doors for opportunities to prepare and pay for college. Some of the benefits of taking the PSAT/NMSQT test include: connection to $300 Million in Scholarships, eligibility for the National Merit® Scholarship Program (juniors only), learning your academic strengths, and free access to personalized prep. Official practice tests with answers are also available on Blackboard. Sign up early as tests are limited.

Get to Know Us!

Set your computer homepage to VGHS and stay up to date on all the activities and news! Explore all the tabs: About > Families > Departments > Programs > Classrooms > at www.cguhsd.org/vistagrandehighschool_home.aspx. Proud to be a Spartan!

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