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Artículos de December 2018

Not All Heroes Wear Capes, Some Wear Aprons. School Lunch Hero Day is May 1.

Every day school cafeteria staff serve thousands of children nutritious meals. This year, they are our front line workers, continuing to work each day to ensure all children are fed despite school closures.

Show your support to Laveen’s cafeteria staff with a drive-thru celebration on May 1 during meal pick-up. Be sure to share how you are honoring your #LaveenLunchHero on our Facebook page, @LaveenChildNutrition.

School sites serve meals from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bus stops serve meals from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Visit our Nutrislice page for a pickup site closest to you.

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Laveen’s Kids Club Approved as an Arizona Enrichment Center

To ensure Arizona’s first responders, critical healthcare workers, and essential public sector employees have the support they need to continue combatting COVID-19, the Governor’s office has partnered with a variety of agencies to offer child care through Arizona Enrichment Centers.

The Kids Club program at Desert Meadows School has been approved as one of the few Arizona Enrichment Centers in the Laveen area to provide this service to essential workers who rely on childcare for their young children to be able to continue to work.

When school closures were first announced, Laveen’s Kids Club team immediately stepped up to provide a day camp experience to children whose parents are considered “essential workers.” This program provides structured activities in a safe, supervised environment for children in Grades Preschool – 6. Until the executive order is lifted, Laveen Kids Club will not provide childcare services to parents who are not considered essential workers as defined by the Governor’s executive order and have been encouraged to keep their children home.

We are proud that Laveen’s program can support the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected initiative and serve the families who are working the front lines during this state of emergency.

Qualifying families can find more information about this program at or by calling our Kids Club office at 602-237-7058.

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Academics During School Closures

During this school closure, Laveen’s teachers and instructional coaches have been working to develop lessons and resources that you can work on at home with your children. In addition to all curriculum materials being available online, we have developed an Online Resources website, where you can find various resources to help your child keep up with academics. This can be found under the “Students” tab of our district website.

Please remember that your child will need to log in to our curriculum platforms in order to access the material. If you do not have your child’s login information, please contact your child’s teacher. One single sign-on through Google gives students access to all of our digital curriculum programs  Watch this video for details on logging in or refer to this Quick Reference Sheet.

Please be aware that all Laveen schools have strict internet filtering when a student connects from our server. Once you use your personal device, this filter is not available. Please monitor your child’s internet usage as they will be able to explore whatever sites your home computer allows. Be sure to watch this informational video, also on the website, for parents on how to filter home internet, Internet Filters to Keep Kids Safe Online

Internet Connectivity

If you do not have wi-fi or are unable to access the internet at home, Cox Communications is offering one free month of internet access to qualifying low-income families through their Connect2Compete program. T-Mobile is also offering an EmpowerED data plan.

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Free Meals For Children During Closures

Knowing many of our families rely on school meals for their children, we will be offering free breakfast and lunch to all children between the ages of one and 18 on a grab & go basis. Families may stop by any of our schools (except Vista) or one of our ten district bus stops. Use our Nutrislice page to find the stop closest to you. Look for our school buses at the locations below.

35th Ave & Estes Way 53rd Ave & Glass Ln
41st Ave & Winston Dr 55th Ave & Novak Way
39th Ave & Maldonado Rd Seely St & Riverwalk Dr
37th Ln & Lynne Ave 57th Ave & Vineyard Rd
39th Ave & Burgess Ln Shumway Farm Rd, Between 77th Ln & 76th Glen

Children must be present to take a meal. Adult meals are not available. Families do not need to register for meals and there are no income requirements.

UPDATE: Beginning April 13, there will be changes to our free meal program. For added convenience to our families, and for the health and safety of our employees, we will be providing both breakfast and lunch together during one meal service. Locations remain the same.

School sites will be serving meals from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bus stops will serve meals from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

UPDATE: The meal service schedule will be changing starting May 20 as we transition to the summer meal program.



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Chalkboard using the "Closed not closed" hashtagGovernor Doug Ducey and State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced the extension of Arizona school closures through the end of the school year. The extension follows updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an announcement from the White House extending physical distancing guidelines until April 30, 2020. On March 30 Governor Ducey announced his Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Connected executive order, which provides for the continuation of distance learning, meals for children, and child care provided by public schools.

Laveen will continue to provide vital services to our community including meals for children and childcare. Additionally, our academic team has developed many online resources for our students to continue their learning during the closures. Office staff will continue to answer phones and respond to email messages throughout the closures.

Please visit our designated Coronavirus webpage for the latest updates and information on these available services.

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Cheatham Announces Change in Administration for 2020-21

Cheatham School will be experiencing a change in its school administration for the 2020-21 school year.

Principal Andrew Wait has accepted a position with the AVID organization. Mrs. Sandy Kennedy will serve as interim principal through the end of the 2019-20 school year.

Ms. Kristi Pashley has been named Cheatham’s principal beginning in July 2020. Please review the letter from Mr. Wait for more information.


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Prospective Parents: Open Houses Scheduled At Each School

Each of Laveen’s eight schools will host an Open House between March 24 and March 28. Visitors will be provided with an overview of the school and a tour of the campus with special emphasis on the school’s signature program.We encourage prospective families to attend and see what makes Laveen schools the right choice for your child.

Visit our Open House page for the schedule and details.

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Preschool Programs Enrolling for 2020-21.

Preschool registration for the 2020-21 school year begins February 4, 2020.

Laveen offers preschool at three locations: Desert Meadows, Paseo Pointe, and Vista del Sur. Paseo Pointe offers a dual language immersion program while Desert Meadows and Vista del Sur provide general education programs.

Preschool is a full-day academic program that is taught by certified teachers. It is tuition based and serves children ages 3-5. Before and after school programs are available.

Registration for all three programs must be completed at the Kids Club office, located at Desert Meadows (6855 W. Meadows Loop East).

Please review program details at

For information on Laveen’s developmental preschool for children with special needs, visit our developmental preschool page.

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English Language Arts Adoption Committee Recommends ReadyGEN and StudySync.

The English language arts adoption committee has been meeting regularly since October, 2019 to review potential curriculum to support K-8 students. This process involves representatives from all schools an excellent opportunity to research and evaluate potential English language arts programs for the 2020-21 school year. After many hours of work, reflection and deliberation, the recommendations are:

The recommended programs systematically integrate the four strands: reading, writing, listening and speaking, and language. Additionally, each program provides methods and materials for differentiating instruction for students with disabilities, gifted, and ELL subgroups, while ensuring that all students still encounter grade-level text during the core block of instruction. Finally, the digital engagement component supports our district-wide technology initiatives. 

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