PXU Safety Letter - September 11, 2022
2022-2023 School Year / PXU Safety Letter
We thank you for your continued trust, support, and dedication to Phoenix Union. We remain more committed than ever to the safety of all students, staff, families, and visitors who enter our campuses.
Phoenix Union High School District (PXU) is hiring 🎉 Join us for our support staff job fair on July 20th from 8:30am to 11:30am at both Carl Hayden and the Academies at South Mountain. PXU has competitive salary packages and benefits 👏 To apply in advance, visit PXU.org/Jobs 💻
For Alhambra High School students graduating next month, the 2022 ceremony is on Wed. May 18th at 2:30pm, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1826 W. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, 85007, with parking in the South lot.
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Get ready for back to school 📚 with Phoenix Union!
Join us this Friday and Saturday, July 30th & 31st, for our great health event.
We're partnering with Wesley Health Centers to offer you school vaccinations 💉, coronavirus vaccines, dental examinations 🦷, mammograms, sports physicists ⚾🏈🏀, & backpacks 🎒 among many other FREE resources and services.
We are hosting Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination events at 6 different schools 💉!
For more information visit 💻 PXU.org/BeHealthy for info & to register or call 📱on 602 764-1500.
A seldom discussed point in Zoology class.
Then re-friending is a pain.
Better get an extra highlighter.
They finally get to go back in person. ;-)
Learn the anatomy of scholarships and how to be the BEST candidate! College Depot at the Phoenix Public Library is providing FREE virtual scholarship labs every Saturday in November. The labs will also be provided in Spanish. Register now at tiny.cc/CDevents
Updated with 3 added photos of the 1967 Yearbook on Oct. 14, 2020.
2nd Quarter update from Superintendent Dr. Chad Gestson:
from Superintendent Dr. Chad Gestson:
Thank you for your continued support and trust in Phoenix Union. The health, safety, and wellness of your student remains our top priority.
Although we cautiously allowed sports conditioning this summer, community spread of COVID still far exceeds state and county benchmarks outlining the safe return to school. In order to maintain the safety of our student-athletes and coaches, we have decided to postpone all in-person sports practices and competition until it is safe to do so. The attachment to this message provides more information regarding this decision.
We are also fully aware that sports is not the only important activity that connects and engages our students. Performing and Fine Arts, JROTC, clubs, and many other programs are critically important to both our staff and students. Once state and county health benchmarks are met, we will also consider the safe return of these important activities.
Thank you again for your continued commitment to your child’s education. Please contact your school with questions or if you are in need of any support.
The first day of the virtual-based fall semester is here tomorrow morning! Be sure to log into Teams with your first hour teacher on Mon. Aug. 3rd by 9:00 am! Unlike the end of last school year, attendance is mandatory, so don’t be late! We can’t wait to see you Lions!
Hey Students, the Clorox company is running a contest to help teachers & their schools obtain supplies for students. Help them by encouraging your wonderful teachers to enter this free contest! This sweepstakes ends Sep. 20, 2020.
Technology distribution started today - see the schedule & time for you to pick up your laptop for the upcoming school year!
Masks and IDs will be required.
Students are assigned a day based on their grade level & the first letter of their last name.
If you have a laptop already, you do not need to bring it back - continue using that one.
We look forward to having you back with us soon. Online distance learning begins Mon. Aug. 3, 2020!
Phoenix Union announces full remote learning for the entire first quarter of the 20-21 school year. For more info, please watch the video address from Superintendent Dr. Chad Gestson https://youtu.be/EOCXtKDfLc0 and visit the website www.PXU.org/ReturnToSchool for the full communication sent to families.
PXU is excited to welcome all students back to school remotely beginning Mon. Aug. 3, 2020 and will continue with remote learning for the duration of the first quarter. Phoenix Union is committed to the health and safety of all students and staff, so will not re-open schools to in-person instruction until it is safe, responsible, and reasonable to do so.
*Note: the District will be using ParentVue as the primary way to communicate with families. Please download the free ParentVue app on your phone (data rates may apply). Contact your school if you need assistance.
Return to School / PXU Return To School
We miss you, we love you, and we cannot wait until we can safely return to in-person instruction. We are excited to welcome all students back to school virtually beginning August 3, 2020 and will continue with distance learning for the duration of the first quarter. Phoenix Union is committed ...
Students save the date! An exciting opportunity awaits you at the Virtual Leadership Summit June 23-24, 2020 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm, courtesy of a partnership between Community Bridges Arizona, The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, South Mountain W.O.R.K.S. Coalition, and PXU. Earn service learning hours and you’ll have the opportunity to win cool prizes! Join us and learn.
Register TODAY at bit.ly/3fqS45X to be part of this important event
This is another reason why completing a high school education is so important.
CLASS of 2020!! We miss you, we love you, and we want to honor you and all your accomplishments. Please view and share this schedule for our PXU 2020 graduation ceremonies that will take place May 18-21. ✨🎓
Check out the newest video collaboration between PXU Dance and PXU Music. Their message speaks to the district initiative.
#PXUDance- Every Student Every Day
PXU Resources During School Closure: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Fy1OtI_u79EhRDx1PJVJxl0RipKeFnBU/view
ATTENTION CLASS OF 2020: We have some exciting news! Cap and Gown / Senior Yard Sign pick-up will begin tomorrow, May 5th! 🎊🎓 The schedule of each school’s pick-up times is below. These signs are free to the families of seniors since school staff donated to get the signs for the kids!
Please note that receiving your Cap and Gown and/or Class of 2020 Yard Sign does not signify that you have met all graduation requirements.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Families please remember, starting today April 20, 2020, PXU will be offering food distribution to students 18 and under (21 and under if they are in the ESS program) at 8 Mega Sites. All information can be found at the website https://www.phoenixunion.org/Page/25716 .
Updated with 3 added photos of the 1967 Yearbook on Oct. 14, 2020.
Updated with 22 added photos on April 11, 2020.
All Phoenix Union Schools (including Alhambra) are closed to students from March 16 - 20 (Monday thru Friday). This normally would have been the week classes resume after Spring Break but circumstances have changed. All staff will report to their school or district site for regularly scheduled work days during this time.
Please visit www.phoenixunion.org/CoronaVirusInfo for updates and resources.
This Sat. Feb. 8, 2020, from 8am to 1pm, the PXU Teacher Career Fair 2020 is open to the public & hosted by the Phoenix Union High School District. The location is the Linda Abril Educational Academy at 3000 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix 85015.
Superintendent Dr. Chad Gestson announces the first electric bus in PXU’s fleet and in Arizona history last Thursday, leading the state toward a cleaner future. 🚌
Semester exams are coming up soon, Tue. Dec. 17, 2019 to Thu. Dec. 19, 2019. Then the end of the 2nd Term / 1st Semester is Thu. Dec. 19, 2019. Almost there. :-)
AZCentral Sports Awards notice:
Does our athletic department need additional funds for uniforms, sports equipment, field or gym upgrades? Maybe funds are needed for tournament, travel or transportation fees? Tell your coaches, advisors & administrators. Whatever the need, fill in the application (via the link below) on what the school will do with the money and why it is deserving. La-Z-Boy will grant one lucky school each sports season with a check for $2,500. Application deadline: Fri. Nov. 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
The winner will be notified the week of Dec. 9, 2019.
La-Z-Boy High School Grant Program
Click here to learn more about the La-Z-Boy High School Grant Program and how to submit your school.
Tomorrow: Are you a 6th-8th grade student or parent looking for the best place to go to high school? Come see the progressive portfolio of 21 school options in the Phoenix Union High School District. They will be giving away 3 iPads as top prizes and will have draw string backpacks and give-a-ways for every 6th-8th grade student in attendance.
When: Sat. Nov. 2, 2019, 9am to 1pm.
Where: Phoenix College, 1202 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix 85013
The PXU Fall Teacher Career Job Fair is tomorrow Sat. Oct. 26, 8am to noon at the Center for Educational Excellence, 4502 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.
Hosted by Phoenix Union High School District, they are hiring and want you to come join their progressive portfolio district and welcome, love, and inspire all students to go places and do things that matter. Find out what really means!
Positions are available for the second semester, beginning Jan. 6, and for the 2019-20 school year. Fall or spring college graduates and student teachers are encouraged to attend. Screening interviews will be held that morning, and school sites will be interviewing in the governing board room. Prospective teachers should bring resume, transcripts, teacher certification, letters of recommendation and a copy of a fingerprint clearance card. It is recommended that applicants complete a Phoenix Union online application prior to the job fair. A general certified employee application is available at www.phoenixunion.org/jobs. For more information, contact Sheri Kaplan in the Talent Department at 602-764-1537.
The 11th annual Taking Steps Towards College Success event will be on Sun. Oct. 20th, 2019 from 8:30 am - 11:30 am at Civic Space Park in Phoenix. The National College Fair will follow from noon - 2 pm.
Phoenix Union High School District has partnered with the Be A Leader Foundation to offer an opportunity for students to receive help with the college application process in a free, fun & exciting way. There will be live performances, give-a-ways & much more.
Alhambra won the 2018 Be A Leader Club Attendance award!!
Parents / staff / students, please watch this important message from Phoenix Union High School District Superintendent Dr. Chad Gestson regarding a recent social media threat. https://youtu.be/oiCDE4UmIWU
Message to PXU Family
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