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Articles from April 2019

Prospective Families Invited to Attend May 4 Open House Event

Prospective families can learn more about our schools at our annual Open House event. Each of our schools will host an in-person open house on May 4, 2021. Two separate sessions will be held, at 5:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Families will be provided with an overview of the school and a tour of the campus with special emphasis on the school’s signature program.

In order to assist in our planning and accommodate social distancing, we are asking visitors to register for this event at the link below. Face coverings are required of all visitors.

Register Here

Visit our Open House page for more details.

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Face Coverings are Still Required in Our Schools.

On March 25, 2021, Governor Doug Ducey issued Executive Order 2021-06 easing COVID-19 restrictions, including county and city implemented mask mandates, on businesses. 

This order has no impact on Laveen’s schools or our mitigation strategies. The Arizona Department of Health Services’ Emergency Measure 2020-04 and our district policies requiring face coverings in schools remain in effect for the remainder of the school year.

Throughout the pandemic, we have seen face coverings be a highly effective method in preventing the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses. Masking is one of the top mitigation strategies for safe in-person learning as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.

Masks will continue to be required on school campuses, on school buses and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors.

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Laveen Schools Now Enrolling for 2021-22

All Laveen schools are currently enrolling students for the 2021-22 school year.  Visit our Registration page to enroll your child using our secure online parent portal or to access printable enrollment documents.

Families enrolling a new student will be asked to select your top three school choices in order of preference. Parents/guardians will need to present the required documents listed below in person for verification prior to the start of school.

  • Child’s original birth certificate
  • Child’s immunization record
  • Proof of Residence, such as utility receipt or lease agreement (refer to Arizona Residency Guidelines)
  • Legal papers, if applicable for custody
  • Withdrawal form and report card from previous school
  • Photo identification for parent/guardian.

*Please note, Vista del Sur is an accelerated school and students must take an assessment prior to enrolling. Paseo Pointe is a dual language immersion (DLI) school. Students entering kindergarten – fourth grade must enroll in the DLI program (DLI will expand a grade level each year).

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Free Meals Continue Over Spring Break

Free curbside meals will be served during Spring Break on Wednesday, March 10 at Desert Meadows School from 7-10am. Five days’ worth of breakfast, lunch, snacks & dinner will be provided to prepare and consume at home.
Child Nutrition Services requests that children be present or the parent pickup placard be displayed when picking up meals to ensure we serve as many families as possible.
Meals will be served on a first come, first served basis so plan to arrive early.
Meals are available to all children under the age of 18.
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Free Meals for Children Available During Hybrid Learning

Child Nutrition Services will continue to provide free meals to all children under the age of 18 throughout the 2020-21 school year . Students participating in hybrid learning will receive free meals on-site. There is no registration necessary to receive free meals.

Curbside Meal Service

Students who remain in online learning, or children who do not attend a Laveen school, may pick up free meals at one of four school sites. Meals will be distributed curbside at four schools: Laveen, MC Cash, Cheatham, and Trailside Point. Distribution windows are 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday – Friday. Three meals and a snack will be provided at the same time.

There are no income requirements and no need to register. Children do not need to be enrolled in a Laveen school to receive a meal. For your safety and convenience, parents or guardians picking up meals on behalf of children in their care will be asked to complete and display a placard provided on your first day of meal service.

The continuation of the free meals for children program was made possible through a waiver by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Laveen Elementary School District’s Child Nutrition Services Department may only serve one meal bundle, per child, per day. Measures are in place to ensure this federal requirement is met and we appreciate the community’s cooperation in adhering to this policy. The unlawful sale or exchange of meals or components of meals is not permitted. Laveen Child Nutrition Services reserves the right to deny service to children and families that do not comply with the federal requirements of the Summer Food Service Program and all applicable waivers.

Virtual Enrichment Activities

Laveen Child Nutrition is proud to offer virtual enrichment activities as part of the USDA At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program.

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Hybrid Learning Resumes March 1

Students who selected the Flexible Learning Option (Hybrid) will return to on-campus instruction beginning March 1. 

The local Laveen community is still experiencing substantial spread of the virus. The district has reviewed and updated the mitigation strategies and believe we have strong practices to prevent the spread of on campus. However, we are dependent on our families to help ensure these practices are followed so that our schools may remain open.

Most importantly, we ask you to keep your child home if they are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone infected with COVID-19. Properly-fitting masks, that cover both the nose and mouth, must be worn while on campus. And, students are asked to be mindful of social distancing.

As a reminder, all students returning on-site must have a signed COVID Acknowledgement Form on file. Parents may sign this form through their ParentVue account.

Laveen has established school-based metrics to determine if a classroom or campus must transition to virtual learning. These metrics, as well as other information related to the return to hybrid learning may be found on our website, www.LaveenSchools.org/Return-to-Laveen.

A few additional reminders for your child’s return:

  • Students returning to campus should bring their charged Chromebook and reusable water bottle with them on March 1.
  • Students who will be utilizing bus transportation must be registered for bus service through our Transportation Department. Students who were registered last semester do not need to register again.
  • Breakfast and lunch will continue to be served free to all students for the rest of the school year, thanks to a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

 

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Kids Club Adjusts Programming Due to Vacancies

Due to a high number of vacant staffing positions in our Kids Club programs, we are making temporary adjustments to the following childcare programs:

  • Rogers Ranch – Morning Care Suspended Until Further Notice
  • M.C. Cash – Afternoon Care participants will be bussed to Cheatham School
  • Laveen School – Before Care Suspended Until Further Notice
  • Laveen School – After School Care will be bussed to Cheatham School

Parents of participants bussed to Cheatham will need to pick their child up at Cheatham School  until the programs at the home school are staffed according to state licensing regulations.

We are actively recruiting new staff members. Interested in applying? Open positions can be found under the Employment tab of our website. Search “Kids Club”

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Laveen Online Academy Now Enrolling For 2021-22

Over the last year Laveen has found the online learning option to be a popular choice among families. In an effort to continue to meet this need, the Laveen School District plans to open a full online school, Laveen Online Academy, beginning with the 2021-22 school year.  For those students accepted, the Laveen Online Academy will be their new home school for the entire school year. Unlike this year’s Distance Learning Model, students will not have the flexibility to move in and out of online instruction.

Visit our Laveen Online Academy page for more details and to register for next year.

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Join Rogers Ranch for a Virtual Exploration of Kindergarten

Enrolling a kindergartner next school year? Join us for a virtual exploration of Rogers Ranch’s kindergarten program on February 2 at 5:30 p.m. We will be hosting this evening’s event through GoogleMeet. Click this link to join us.

We will navigate prospective families through everything you need to know as you prepare to launch your child into a successful academic career.

Visit www.LaveenSchools.org/Kindergarten for more details.

Registration* for the 2021-22 school year will open February 2. Apply online at www.LaveenSchools.org/registration.

Students may be enrolled in any of our schools regardless of where they live, space permitting. Families living outside of a school’s transportation zone will be responsible for providing transportation.

*Children must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2021 to register for kindergarten. Preschool for children ages 3-5 is offered at Desert Meadows, Paseo Pointe, and Vista del Sur.

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