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EDITOR’S NOTE — Following is part of a regular feature provided by Casa Grande-area schools about their programs and activities. More items can be found at www.pinalcentral.com/casa_grande_dispatch/ under Education.

Casa Grande Union High School District

NACAC Virtual College Fair

More than 600 colleges and universities will be accessible on Sunday, October 18, 9AM-5PM, at virtualcollegefairs.org to offer live and interactive Zoom sessions and more. Students everywhere can log in, drop in, and ask questions.

Complete Your FAFSA Today

Each year, the U.S. Department of Education rewards over $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds to more than 13 million students. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the only way to apply for federal, state, and college aid. It is completely free and typically takes ONLY 30 minutes to complete. Students may submit their FAFSA starting October 1st of their senior year at fafsa.gov. Many schools offer money on a first-come-first-serve basis, so the sooner one applies, the better. Questions? Contact your high school’s Counseling Department.

Greatest of the Grande

Vote October 1-23 for your favorite school under the "Public School" category. Over 12,000 nominations were received this year with both our high schools making the "Top 3"! The 1st Place winners, for all categories, will be announced at a virtual event on December 1. Vote TODAY at www.pinalcentral.com/greatest_of_the_grande/#/gallery/?group=358380.

Free Meals Through December 31, 2020

ALL STUDENTS receive FREE MEALS through December 31, 2020. Children 18 years of age and younger are eligible for (1) breakfast and (1) lunch daily. All pickup meals have both breakfast and lunch in the bag for the day. *Weekend meals are distributed with the Friday meal pickups.

AOI ONLINE STUDENTS: Meals are available every day at the front gates at VGHS (9-10 AM) or CGUHS (10-11 AM).

MODIFIED IN-PERSON STUDENTS (ON-CAMPUS DAYS): Daily access to meals is available on campus including a full snack bar a la carte menu available daily at the Snack Bar at VGHS and CGUHS locations.

MODIFIED IN-PERSON STUDENTS (AT-HOME DAYS): Meal distribution is after school in the bus-loading areas for students who do not attend classes the following day. Instead of after school, students may pick up meals on the day they do not have in-person classes at VGHS (9-10 AM) or CGUHS (10-11 AM).

Casa Grande Union High School

Yearbook Pictures

Pictures for the Yearbook are Monday, October 19 - Friday, October 23, from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. during English classes. Questions? Visit www.cguhsd.org/cgYearbook.aspx.

Yearbook & Senior Ad Sales

Order your yearbooks now for the lowest price of the year! Senior parents may also order senior tribute ads. Note: Purchase your Yearbook and Senior Ads before November 30 and save $20! For the available options, visit www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/6414.

Vista Grande High School

National Honor Society

If you are a junior or senior, National Honor Society (NHS) applications were sent to those who meet the GPA requirements. Applications are due Tuesday, October 20, and are ONLINE (linked in the email they received). If students have any questions, email msemore@cguhsd.org.

Senior Pictures

Pictures for 12th graders are 10/22 and 10/23. Check your emails for more details.

Senior Special Pages

Seniors, please submit your 1st day of kindergarten photos AND your 1st day of senior year photos using Herf Jones eshare by downloading the Herf Jones eshare app or visiting http://hjeshare.com/eShare/index.html. The school code= vgspartan.

VGHS Library

The VGHS Library is open with limited hours from 8AM-5PM. Occupancy is limited to maintain social distancing. There are signs and floor markings to follow. Computers are spaced 6-feet apart and may be reserved for 1-hour sessions at the lobby desk. Virtual programs continue online. Visit https://casagrandeaz.gov/library for the schedule of events. Book drops remain open. Items are quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours before being checked in and re-shelved. All overdue fines have been waived. Questions? Contact Julie Andersen at jandersen@cguhsd.org or visit www.cguhsd.org/vgLibrary.aspx.

Vista Grande Study Center

Come enjoy a quiet space to study, use the WiFi, or print your documents for school. Register for up to 2-hours per day, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. All K-12 grade students are welcome. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. Masks are required in all city facilities. Bring your own devices and headphones. If you need to print, please bring your own change/small bills as printing is fully self-serve. Register at https://pcld.libnet.info/v/assets/245.

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