District, school offices schedules to change for summer
The district office and school offices will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Tuesday, May 31, 2016. High school and middle school offices will remain on that schedule throughout the summer. Elementary offices will be closed beginning June 6th.
Families that wish to register for an elementary school may visit the district office 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 6-30.
The district, middle and high school offices will be closed Fridays beginning the week of June 6. A regular work-week schedule will be back in operation following the July 4th holiday.
Elementary offices will re-open July 6th. All office hours will remain open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through July 15th. On Monday, July 18th, offices will be open according to the regular school year office hours.
San Tan Elementary School will offer Spanish Immersion for students beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. It is open to all kindergarten students regardless of home school. Parents who wish to learn more about this option can call the school at (480) 279-7200.
District to offer Mandarin Immersion preschool
The Higley Unified School District will offer a Mandarin Immersion preschool class for the 2016-17 school year at Cooley Early Childhood Development Center, 1100 S. Recker Road, Gilbert. The program will be open to Kinder Prep students who will be enrolling in kindergarten the following school year (2017-18). Like the Mandarin Immersion program at Coronado Elementary School, the class will be co-taught by two teachers, including one who is a native Mandarin speaker and one who teaches in English.
Studies have found that students who begin learning a second language at a younger age develop stronger language skills, as well as have an easier time in language acquisition of both English and the second language.
If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact the school at (480) 279-8400.
Governing Board announces Bridges principal; Higley Program for Accelerated Learning to launch
Higley Unified School District governing board approved on Dec. 9, 2015, the appointment of current Power Ranch Principal Sherry Richards to be principal at Bridges Elementary School when it opens in July 2016. Mrs. Richards is currently completing her fourth year as principal at Power Ranch. In addition, the district announced that Bridges Elementary School will host the Higley Program for Accelerated Learning, open to students in grades 3-6 in 2016-17.
Information meeting dates for Bridges Elementary School are now available on a new Bridges Elementary School webpage.
Registration for Bridges Elementary School is now open. Enrollment forms are available online at www.husd.org/enrollment. Once forms are complete, please submit them during regular office hours at Power Ranch Elementary School.
If you know of families in The Bridges of Gilbert who may enroll, please share this link with them.
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