SUSD Calendar Survey

The current SUSD calendar template, which has been in effect since 2006-2007, ends with the 2016-2017 school year. We are currently determining the template for the next 10 years and we would like your input.

Attached are 4 calendar templates that we would like you to review.

#1 – current template

#2 – later start/shorter fall break

#3 – modified year-round

#4 – start after Labor Day

As you respond to the survey, please take into consideration the following:

·         Arizona requires 180 instructional days.

·         The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) sets the annual calendar for all fall sports beginning with the first week in August (badminton, cross country, football, golf, swim & dive, volleyball-girls, tennis-freshmen, and soccer). This includes activities for spirit line and marching band.

·         The number of instructional days before high stakes testing (AzMERIT, International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), etc.)

·         Summer activities begin shortly after Memorial Day, e.g. college courses (for students and/or staff) and summer camps.

Please click on the following for the survey link:

The survey will close at the end of the business day on Friday, November 20. Thank you for participating in our survey.

#1 Current Template.pdf
#2 Later Start-Shorter Fall Break.pdf
#3 Modified Year-Round.pdf
#4 Start After Labor Day.pdf


Food Drive Nov 4 – Nov 18

Chaparral Theatre Company is hosting a canned food drive in partnership with Saint 
Vincent de Paul. Canned food items will be accepted from 11/4 through 11/18. Please drop 
off items in either Mrs. Flayton's room (J605) or Mr. Como's room (J604). This drive is 
just in time to donate for other's Thanksgiving meals! Thank you!

Cocopah Teacher -Maureen Brown

Maureen Brown, an eighth grade science teacher at Cocopah, was struck by a vehicle earlier this week. She remains in critical condition. The driver hit her and drove away. There is a significant reward for information leading to the arrest.) If anyone knows anything about the accident, please contact silent witness at 480-948-6377 or 1-800-343-TIPS or click here for the 15-2030 Flyer – Maureen Brown. Thank you!

Scottsdale Police Department/Silent Witness Looking For Help
McDowell Mountain Community Church (MMCC) is organizing a call list to have volunteers each contact 2-3 auto body/windshield companies all over the Phoenix Metropolitan area.  Hundreds of calls need to be made.  If we can secure hundreds of volunteers, each person needs to only call 2-3 businesses…and we can reach thousands of businesses!  If you are interested in making just a few calls, please contact Kate Taylor (602) 909-5440 /  Provide your phone number and email to Kate.  She will compile a list of willing faculty and parents and forward that list to MMCC, so you can be assigned a couple of businesses to contact.

Chapts Meeting – 11/9 5:00pm

Chapts will be holding the November meeting on Monday November 9th at 5:00 pm in room J600. Please note the earlier time. We are moving the time because National Honor Society Induction Ceremony is taking place at 6:00 pm. Thank you for understanding!

All are invited to join us. We will hear an update from Student Government, Principal Holland and hear from the Chapts Committees.

Vote for Chaparral

AZ Central is running a High School Fan Experience contest.

Fans will vote on these nominations, with one overall football fan experience and one overall basketball fan experience facing off at the year-end awards ceremony in spring 2016 for Best Fan Experience. 

Think your school has the most spirit? Yes, we do…please vote for Chaparral.  The winning school will receive $1,000 and even a trophy! go here to vote


SUSD Marching Band Exhibition Nov 10

Please note the date change!! Tuesday November 10th!

Chaparral Marching Band will be participating in the SUSD Marching Band Exhibition on Tuesday November 10th at 6:30pm. It is free to attend and will be held at Saguaro High School. All 5 SUSD high school marching bands will be performing. Chaparral will be performing at 6:35pm.