Letter from the Principal: Important Updates and Reminders

Brett Goble

Greetings City High School Parents and Guardians,

We have successfully launched the new school year! In our first days of school, students and staff have been working together to create a caring, inclusive, and academically challenging learning community. This email will provide you with some important updates and information for the first weeks of school. 

Back-to-School Night is happening this week, on Thursday, August 22, from 6:00-8:00pm. The purpose of Back-to-School Night is to give parents and guardians a chance to get to know their child’s Advisor, teachers, course schedule, and curriculum. We will also be sharing our new learning management system, which will enable you to check on your student’s academic progress in each class. Here is a link to a detailed agenda for the event.

Staff Updates: I am excited to introduce you to some amazing new City High School staff members! They are each highly qualified and experienced in their subjects and role. We could not be happier with the team we have in place for this year. 

  • Laurie Cale teaches Physical and Life Sciences
  • Teré Fowler-Chapman is our Dean of Student Life & School Culture
  • Gabriel Reyes teaches Geometry, Algebra 2, and Precalculus
  • Liz Rose teaches Study Skills and Geometry Math Support and is an Education Assistant in Geometry, American Studies, and Quantitative Reasoning
  • Alisha Vasquez teaches the Senior Capstone class and is our College & Career Pathways Coordinator
  • Susan Whiting is our Administrative Assistant and Receptionist

Voices Extended Day Program: City High School supports our extended day program with a 21st Century Learning Center grant. This year we are thrilled to be able to offer a wide variety of enrichment activities for our students. Some before and after school programming has started already this past week. The full set of offerings will be in place by the first week of September. I encourage every student to get involved in at least one Voices program this year to enhance their experience at City High School. Check out the Fall 2019 schedule.

Please take two minutes and fill out this High School Health and Wellness Survey. The Parent/Guardian survey is available in English and Spanish online at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y3ParentSurvey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HSHWSpanishParentSurvey

Your participation in this survey helps us track the effectiveness of our Heath and Wellness program, which is supported by a competitive grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family. The intent of the program is to prevent the onset of the use of alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs and to foster the development of social and physical environments that promote healthy and drug-free lifestyles. 

Save the date for Parent-Teacher Conferences happening on the evening of September 12 and the morning of September 13. During either of these times, you will have an opportunity to talk to each of your child’s teachers, learn more about their course curriculum and learn more about how your student is making progress in their class. More information on Parent-Teacher Conferences will be coming soon. 

Feel free to share any feedback you might have about your child’s experience at City High School. The teachers and support staff have worked tirelessly to create meaningful and challenging learning experiences for your student. We are looking forward to working with you this year as partners in your student’s learning journey. 

Kind Regards,

Brett Goble

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