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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

Superintendent's Letter

CGUHSD Parents, Guardians, and Staff:

As a district, we have continued to monitor the COVID-19 data for Pinal County and the ADHS benchmarks to determine when it is safe to return all students to school. Over the past month, we continue to see a decline in percent positivity and an improvement to everyday life for the entire state. Due to the improvements we have seen over the past few weeks in our county, the Governing Board voted last night to allow students to return to full-time in-person instruction, five (5) days a week, beginning on Monday, April 12th. We will spend the rest of this week preparing to welcome all students who have chosen to learn in-person this semester back to school on Monday.

While things have improved in our county, we will continue to require masks to be worn on school campuses and district facilities by both staff and students, for the remainder of the school year. The safety of our staff and students is our highest priority and we will continue to do those things that we have been doing to keep our campuses safe.

We look forward to welcoming our students to learn in person full-time on April 12th. If you have any questions, please contact your school administration.

Thank you,

Steve Bebee

Superintendent

2021 Summer School Registration

Summer School will be offered to students seeking credit recovery who are enrolled at any CGUHSD school. Classes will be held on the Vista Grande campus May 24-June 10. Transportation will be available. There is a non-refundable cost of $25.00 to be paid at the Bookstore or Online Bookstore. Registration is not complete until payment is received. The last day for payment is Friday, May 14. Fee waivers are available for Native American, Migrant, or Homeless students who qualify. For more details and to register online, visit www.cguhsd.org/doSummerSchool.aspx.

Casa Grande Union High School

Key Club Participates In City-Wide Cleanup

Casa Grande Union High School Key Club participated in the city-wide cleanup on Saturday, April 3. CGUHS Key Club had 42 students help beautify the City of Casa Grande by cleaning two (2) miles of trash. They collected 10 bags of trash between Trekell and McCartney roads, and another 15 bags of trash between McCartney and Pinal roads. Breakfast was served at the CG Recreational Center following the adventure. The Cougars are advised by Linda Cassidy, RN. Visit their webpage at www.cguhsd.org/cgKeyClub.aspx.

Order Yearbook

Want to hear something surprising? Yearbooks have been selling like crazy. For the first time in a long time, we may sell out before they even arrive at the end of the year (we only order a limited amount). Don't want to miss out? Order by Friday, April 30, and we will have one for you. Otherwise, it may not happen. To order, visit https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/?event=general.displayLanding&jobnumber=6414.

Vista Grande High School

Spartans Key Club & Student Council Campus Cleanup

Vista Grande High School Key Club and Student Council cleaned up the trash around the high school bright and early Saturday, April 3. For more information about their activities, visit www.cguhsd.org/vgKeyClub.aspx and www.cguhsd.org/vgStudentCouncil.aspx.

Band & Choir Concert

Vista Grande High School had their socially-distanced Band & Choir Concert featuring great solo performances in April. For more information about the VGHS Fine Arts programs, visit www.cguhsd.org/vgFineArts.aspx

Purchase Yearbook In Bookstore

Purchase your Yearbook for $80 in the VGHS Bookstore. Order now (Memories! Friends! Sports! Teachers! One Wild Year!). Visit the Yearbook webpage at www.cguhsd.org/vgYearbook.aspx.

Seeking Items to Support Domestic Violence Abuse Shelters

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Student Council are teaming up with the Governor's Youth Commission to collect items for DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ABUSE SHELTERS. Throughout the month of April, hygiene items will be collected in each Spartan Time class. Students are encouraged to bring items throughout the month. There are DROP BOXES in the Front Office and Library. Bulk items are picked up at each class’s convenience by emailing csalcido@cguhsd.org to schedule pickup. The class which collects the most items WINS (COVID-19 restrictions permitting: Prizes could be pizza, donuts, or individual prize bags with drink, candy, and Spartan Ticket). Students and Staff are asked to WEAR PURPLE every Monday and Tuesday in April in support of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS. For information on domestic violence awareness, support, and prevention, follow VGHS SADD Instagram at vistagrande_s.a.d.d. For information about the organizations, visit their webpages at www.cguhsd.org/vgSADD.aspx and www.cguhsd.org/vgStudentCouncil.aspx. Thank you for your support!

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