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Articles from February 2019

Return to Laveen. Governing Board Approves Plans for Reopening of Schools.

On June 23, Laveen’s Governing Board approved the recommendations provided by the district’s Reopening of Schools Task Force for the 2020-21 school year. These recommendations were based on results from the recent parent and teacher surveys. The following schooling options were approved, giving parents a choice on the program that best suits their child.

  • Full-Year Online Learning (Laveen Online Academy)
  • Flexible Distance Learning (Distance Learning with Transition to On-Site)
  • Daily On-Site Learning (Full-Day, Every-Day at School)
  • Estrella Foothills Global Academy (Grades K-6)

Please visit the Return to Laveen webpage for details of these four plans.

 

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Recommendations for Laveen’s Reopening To Be Presented June 23.

On June 23, Laveen’s Reopening of Schools Task Force will provide their recommendations to the Governing Board for the 2020-21 school year. These recommendations are based on results from the recent parent and teacher surveys. The recommendations include the following options:

  • Full-Year Online Learning (Laveen Online Academy)
  • Flexible Distance Learning (Distance Learning with Transition to On-Site)
  • Daily On-Site Learning (Full-Day, Every-Day at School)
  • Estrella Foothills Global Academy (Grades K-6)

Please visit the Return to Laveen webpage for details of these four plans.

Watch the June 23 Governing Board Meeting, beginning at 4:00 p.m. and streamed live at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMubrMSXbWI

 

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Reopening of Schools Task Force Seeks Parent Input

Since school closures went into effect, Laveen teams have been preparing for the reopening of school in August. We know there are numerous variables to consider in determining what school will look like and that the landscape is constantly changing. We also know that a one-size-fits-all approach is not feasible for our families.

Laveen families are asked to review the three scenarios developed by the task force and provide input. Visit the Reopening of Schools page for details and to take the survey.

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Laveen Offices to Reopen on June 15

All Laveen offices will reopen to the public on June 15. Offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday. Offices are closed on Fridays throughout the summer months.

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, we are permitting only one family in the lobby at a time. We ask families to wait outside, at least six feet apart, until it is their turn. Shade will be provided. We encourage all visitors to wear a mask during their visit.

Families who are enrolling their child for the 2020-21 school year, may begin the process online through our new registration portal, www.laveenschools.org/registration. Necessary documents, as outlined on our registration page, will need to be presented in-person before your child may begin the school year.

 

 

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Kids Club’s Summer Camp is Now Enrolling

Laveen’s Kids Club is now enrolling children for Summer Day Camp.

This year’s camp will be located at Paseo Pointe School,  8800 S. 55th Ave. Camps begin on June 1 and end on July 29 for school-aged children and July 24 for preschoolers. Both camps will operate from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Meals will be provided. Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:00 a.m. And, afternoon snacks will be served beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Program details

Children will be broken up into groups of 10 kids, with 1 staff member and participate in fun and exciting recreational activities including arts/crafts, sports, group games in their assigned group areas throughout the day. 

Children should bring a water bottle (labeled with their name), wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen applied prior to drop off.

Important Information regarding program staff and participant safety:

  • If a child is sick, he or she will need to stay home.
  • Temperature/Health screenings will take place for staff and all children before entering the building each day.
  • If a child becomes ill during the program, they will be isolated from the other children and sent home. Please keep in mind if a child is sent home due to illness and the child has another sibling(s) the siblings may also be asked to stay home.
  • Staff will wear masks. Masks will not be required for children.
  • No personal belongings from home including backpacks. Preschoolers will need to bring a crib size sheet and blanket in a plastic bag for nap time.
  • Hand washing stations will be provided and will require all children to wash their hands regularly.
  • Parents will drop off and pick up students at the check in station (lobby), and will not enter the buildings. Only one parent will be allowed inside for check in/out at a time
  • Custodial staff will provide a nightly deep clean of our facilities, and Kids Club staff will clean periodically throughout the day using a bleach water solution.

Visit our Kids Club Day Camp page for details and registration forms. Summer camp registrations may be completed at Paseo Pointe School between the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

The Kids Club and preschool office operates between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Desert Meadows during the summer break.
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Laveen Child Nutrition Transitions to Summer Meal Program

Beginning on June 1, Laveen’s Child Nutrition Department will transition to the free summer meal program.

Meals for multiple days will be served on Mondays and Thursdays only. These will continue to be served Grab & Go style.

Meals will be served on Mondays and Thursdays only. Each distribution will include breakfast and lunch for multiple days. Meals will be served cold with take and bake instructions.

Meals will be served at four school sites from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

  • M.C. Cash School
  • Paseo Pointe School
  • Rogers Ranch School
  • Trailside Point Performing Arts Academy

We will also distribute meals at five bus stops between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.

  • 35th Ave & Estes Way
  • 39th Ave & Maldonado
  • 37th Lane & Lynne
  • 53rd Ave. & Glass
  • Seely Street & Riverwalk.

Meals are available to all children under the age of 18. Children must be present to receive a meal.

For the most up-to-date summer menus, nutrition information, and allergens please visit Nutrislice.

Summer Meal Flyer

This institution is an equal opportunity  provider.

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Cheatham to Host Community Forum May 18

Cheatham School will be hosting a virtual community forum on May 18 at 4:00 p.m.

The agenda will include the following topics:

• Student Discipline Data
• Race-based Disproportionality
• Strategies to Strengthen the Home/School Partnership
The meeting will be hosted via a livestream link, and parents/community members will have the opportunity to ask questions and give input.
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Laveen Schools Are Now Enrolling for 2020-21.

All Laveen schools are currently enrolling students for the 2020-21 school year. Check out our new online registration portal at www.laveenschools.org/registration.

Using our online system, families will be able to complete necessary forms and submit for enrollment.Within the portal you will be asked to select your top three school choices in order of preference. Parents/guardians will need to present the required documents 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 – third grade must enroll in the DLI program (DLI will expand a grade level each year).

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