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Location SHS: Safford High School, Last Updated on 12/8/2017
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Christmas Vacation

School will not be in session from December 22-January 5th. December 21st school will be released at 11:45. School will resume on Monday, January 8, 2018. We hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday vacation.



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Social Media and Cyberbullying

UPDATED 11/8/17

First, I want to thank the Safford Police Department for their very thorough, professional, and efficient investigation during these very trying and difficult two and a half weeks. We had complete confidence in the Police Department and in those conducting this investigation. There have been things known and discovered that could not be shared until everything was finalized. We, as a school cannot and will not interfere with a police investigation. We also want people to know that we cannot and will not release names of students nor discipline administered to them.

Safford Unified School District would like to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the many kind and thoughtful people in this community for support, encouragement, kind words and actions, and FOOD! It means more to us than you will ever know… Thank you!

I would personally like to thank the following people:
District Level Administration, Safford High School Administration, and School Resource Officer for their tireless efforts, sleepless nights, and love for our students.
The entire staff at Safford High School for being the good people they are and for hanging together.
Safford High School students who reported concerns and gave support.

This has been a very difficult time for many of us who have had our names and our schools blasted on Social Media, particularly Facebook, because we were not giving out information to which some people thought they should have access. It is not easy knowing this kind of stuff is being spread on a “Blast” page, but doing the right thing, even when it may not be popular is still and will always be the right thing.

It is disappointing that some people, including adults, chose to release names of individuals, even going as far as threatening them in an attempt to smear the names of some children. Hateful, accusatory, inflammatory, and just plain mean things were posted or said by people with a blatant disregard of factual information. Many people chose to believe what was posted and then chose to add more fuel to the fire. The use and misuse of social media especially the “Blast” page in the Gila Valley caused panic and disruption in our District. This was wrong, uncalled for, and in some cases, malicious.

Many people write and post things they would never dare say in person. It seems that some people think they are protected and anonymous as they post on social media. It is not so and it does not bring any good! We as a community cannot give in to social pressure and the ugly side of social media; If we do then we must ask ourselves what we are teaching our children. We are living during an interesting time. It seems that hostility and verbal assaults have become acceptable means of problem solving with some people in our communities. We cannot allow this type of behavior to take the place of polite conversation, respect, and kindness.

Sometimes we just need to trust in one another...for some reason, it seems that we as a School District may need to do more to earn the trust of the parents and community and we will continue to work to gain that trust. Our students are our number one priority. We want them to know that and we will continue to do all we can to ensure they know it.

We want all students and parents in our school district to know that verified cases of threats or bullying will result in severe disciplinary consequences from the school and charges will be filed with law enforcement….we will not tolerate threats or bullying in any form! We will likewise take necessary action towards anyone bringing forth untrue or false accusations. The most severe consequences will be administered to protect our students.

We strongly remind and encourage all of us be vigilant, care for each other, and as we have been emphasizing: See Something - Say Something - Do Something!
Please join us as we ALL (schools, students, staff, parents, and community) strive to become: TBSDIA !

Thank you once again to all those who showed confidence and support.

Ken VanWinkle
Superintendent


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Rock Garden

Mrs. Stomack, Mrs. Rodgers, and their talented students have joined forces to work together to make this beautiful Rock Garden.

Please look in the "Photo Album" Rock Garden to view more pictures. As always please feel free to come on campus and take a look for yourselves!


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2017-2018 5-Day Modified Bell Schedules




DAILY SCHEDULE


1st Hour: 7:40 - 8:35
2nd Hour: 8:40 - 9:35
3rd Hour: 9:40 - 10:35
4th Hour: 10:40 - 11:40
5th Hour: 11:45 - 12:40

Lunch: 12:40 - 1:15

6th Hour: 1:15 - 2:10
7th Hour: 2:15 - 3:10

RRE FRIDAY DATES
August 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
October 13, 20, 27
November 3, 17
December 1, 8, 15
January 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 23
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 11


EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULE

1st Hour: 7:40 - 8:10
2nd Hour: 8:15 - 8:45
3rd Hour: 8:50 - 9:20
4th Hour: 9:25 - 10:00
5th Hour: 10:05 - 10:35
6th Hour: 10:40 - 11:10
7th Hour: 11:15 - 11:45


EARLY RELEASE DATES
November 22nd
December 21st
May 24th


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Student Parking/Locker Rentals 2017-2018

Parking fee’s for the 2017-2018 school year will be $60.00. If a student is parking on campus without a valid SHS parking pass they will be fined an additional $10.00. Also, if a student purchases a parking spot online with their permit only, they will also be assessed a $10.00 fine and their spot will be given away. Students must have a valid driver's license at time of purchase for a SHS parking spot.

*Rentals will open up online on July 25th at 8:00am. Go to the SHS website and on the right click on the parking/locker rentals. Follow the directions to purchase a parking spot and/or locker. Everyone purchasing a parking rental will need to update their information with the color of their vehicle(s).

**Rentals for Lockers will also open on July 25th. The cost for a locker is $10. Follow the same directions above, just select the option to "Rent Locker Only" if you aren't getting a parking pass.

***It is best to use a home computer or laptop for purchasing. Cell phones are not always compatible with this system.



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TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS

Former Safford High School students and graduates may request official transcripts through Parchment. This is a fast and easy way to send your transcript to the college of your choice or to yourself electronically. There is a $3.50 fee through parchment upon your request. To request a transcript from Safford High School, click on the link below to be directed to the link. For all other requests by mail or fax you must submit a transcript release form located on the SHS homepage under downloads. For questions regarding transcripts contact Registrar, Pam Gonzales, at 928-348-7050, x5710 or pgonzales@saffordusd.com.

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Welcome to Safford High School!!


Home of the
MIGHTY BULLDOGS!

SHS MISSION STATEMENT:
LEARNERS TODAY, LEADERS TOMORROW

SHS VISION STATEMENT:
All Students will be Contributing Members of Society by:

--Applying knowledge & utilizing individual talents to deal with challenges

--Acquiring & practicing traits of good character that include:
responsibility, respect, honesty, initiative, adaptability, perseverance, trustworthiness, optimism, loyalty, courage,contemplation, & compassion

--Successfully transitioning from student to adult with productive, healthy lives

--Preparing for real world situations, college, & work force expectations

--Developing career & academic potential


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BUS PASSES - CHANGES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

In the past Safford High School has allowed students to have a special bus pass to ride the bus or ride a different bus as long as the office received a request from a parent by a phone call or note. This is no longer being allowed. Effective immediately, students will not be allowed to receive a bus pass for non-emergency reasons. If you know in advance that your student will need to ride a bus or ride to a different location, an Emergency Bus Pass form needs to be picked up from the SHS office or can be downloaded from the SUSD website under Transportation. The form must be turned in to the office with a parent signature by the morning of the day the bus pass is needed. After receiving administrator approval, it will then be forwarded to the transportation department. Last minute emergencies do occur and allowances will be made with discretion.

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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Below you will find a link for Arizona graduation requirements. Each school district may, at their discretion, establish additional graduation credit requirements for their students. Please Note: Safford High School requires 24 credits for graduation.

Arizona graduation requirements


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Student Handbook 2016-2017


Student Handbooks have been updated for the 2016-2017 school year. Go to the link below.

Student Handbook


Crisis Response Team Available

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SUSD Homeless Program

Are you currently homeless or experiencing temporary living arrangements due to eviction, job loss or a traumatic event? Safford Unified School District offers services to families through the federal McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The Act offers services for children and families who are in a temporary living situation in someone else's home or are homeless. Services may include enrollment assistance, school supplies, nutrition services, community referrals, and in some cases, school transportation. If you are living in any of the following temporary circumstances, you may fit the criteria for assistance under this act: with another family or friend due to financial hardship, living in a shelter, transitional housing, in a hotel/motel, or are an unaccompanied youth. Please contact Susan Lindsey at 928-348-7018 slindsey@saffordusd.com to inquire further about qualifying for this program.
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