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Articles from May 2020

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 School Year Begins Feb. 1

Enrollment for all Laveen schools for the 2022-23 school year begins February 1.  Visit our Registration page to enroll your child using our secure online parent portal or to access printable enrollment documents.

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 – fifth grade must enroll in the DLI program (DLI will expand a grade level each year).

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Mission: Kindergarten 2022 Join us for an Exploration of Kindergarten Feb. 1

Enrolling a kindergartner next school year? Join us for an exploration of Laveen’s kindergarten program on February 1 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at all Laveen schools.

Each of our nine schools will host an information night for prospective families. Our school principals will navigate you through everything you need to know as you prepare to launch your child into a successful academic career.

Registration* for the 2022-23 school year will open February 1. Apply online at www.LaveenSchools.org/registration. Enrollment requirements may apply.

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, 2022 to register for kindergarten. Preschool for children ages 3-5 is offered at Desert Meadows, Estrella Foothills, Paseo Pointe, and Vista del Sur.

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

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Laveen to Host Clinic for Childhood Immunizations and COVID-19 Vaccines on January 4

The Laveen School District, in partnership with Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH), will be providing infant and childhood immunizations as well as COVID-19 vaccines at an event held at the Laveen Education Center.

Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Laveen Education Center, 5001 West Dobbins Rd

General Childhood Vaccines will be administered in the Board Room. Please enter off the east side parking lot.

COVID Vaccines will be administered in Building A on the west side of the lawn.

Childhood Vaccines

State law requires students to have up-to-date immunizations, or a valid exemption, in order to attend school. You may view the immunization requirements on our Immunization page. While most required childhood vaccines are typically administered before the age of six, children who have turned 11* require two adolescent vaccines -Tdap and Meningococcal (MCV4).

Tdap is a combination vaccine that provides protection against three bacterial diseases — Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Whooping Cough). Meningococcal prevents against four types of bacterial meningitis.

Parents should review their child’s immunization records. If these vaccinations have not been received, the child should obtain the vaccination. Proof of immunizations, or an exemption form,  will need to be received before the student can begin school.

*Adolescent vaccines will not be provided to children who have not turned 11 by July 26.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Two COVID-19 vaccines will also be available at this event. Pfizer (approved for ages 5+) and Johnson & Johnson (approved for ages 18+) will be administered as well. Additional scheduled COVID-19 vaccine clinics can be found on our COVID Vaccine page.

There are no out-of-pocket costs for this event. Everyone will be accepted (uninsured, private insurance, or AHCCCS).

Requirements

Parents must accompany their children to receive immunizations.

Face masks are optional for individuals that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Face masks are required for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

Families are asked to:

  • Bring their own pen 
  • Bring the immunization record and any immunization notices sent by the school 
  • Bring the insurance card if available

MCDPH will:

  • Practice social distancing and monitoring the amount of people in the building at one time 
  • Ask only the person/s needing vaccine and or only one parent or guardian to accompany children. Everyone else is asked to remain outside of the building while practicing social distancing. 
  • Ask families to maintain social distancing while waiting 
  • Clean the area and items between families
  • Ask families to avoid coming to the immunization clinic when you or your child is sick with COVID-19 symptoms, which may include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

 

 

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Teacher Job Fair is January 20

The Laveen School District is hosting a job fair for teachers interested in joining our team. The job fair will be held from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Laveen Education Center, 5001 W. Dobbins. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with Laveen administrators including school principals.

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Free Meal Bundle Provided Curbside to Children on Dec. 22

A 7-day meal bundle will be served during Winter Break to children under the age of 18. This bundle will include 7 meals, 7 snacks, and a half-gallon of milk. Bundles may be picked up curbside at Desert Meadows School on Wednesday, December 22 from 7am – 9am, while supplies last. Desert Meadows is located at 6855 W. Meadows Loop East.

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New Social Studies Curriculum Evaluated for Adoption

The K-5 social studies adoption committee has been meeting regularly since October 2021 to review potential curriculum to support K-5 students in social studies. This process involves representatives from all schools that research and evaluate curriculum programs and will make a recommendation for the 2022-23 school year. The committee is currently reviewing the following publishers:
The materials are currently on display at the Laveen Education Center for community input.
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Laveen to Host Pediatric COVID Vaccine Clinic

Laveen is hosting a pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children ages 5-11 during Wednesday’s early release day on November 17 at Rogers Ranch School.

Vaccines will be administered from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on a walk-in basis. Parents / guardians must accompany their child.

Rogers Ranch is located at 6735 N. 47th Ave.

More details on vaccine clinics can be found at https://www.laveenschools.org/covid-19-vaccines

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Laveen’s Annual Winter Festival is December 3

Each year, the Laveen Elementary School District hosts a Winter Festival for the community. The eighth annual Laveen Winter Festival is scheduled for Friday, December 3, 2021. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David Glasser Athletic Complex, 5001 W. Dobbins.

This year’s Winter Festival will feature obstacle courses (for both big and little kids), games, activities, student performances, photo opportunities, holiday gift vendors, food, and much more!

Admission is free. Tickets will be available for purchase for select activities. Credit cards accepted.

All proceeds benefit the Laveen Education Foundation.

Visit our Winter Festival page for more info.

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