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Articles from December 2021

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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Cheatham Receives Grant to Support Chef in the Garden Program

Cheatham School is the recipient of the Blue Watermelon Project’s Steele Family Foundation Grant to support a  “Chef In The Garden” program.

The Chef in the Garden program provides bi-monthly kits for participating schools to teach students about a particular vegetable, herb, or grain. Kits include aligned curriculum materials that encourage learning through doing.  A local chef is also assigned to lead a lesson, demo, and tasting.

For September, Cheatham received a kit featuring chickpeas. Students learned about chickpeas before making their own flamin’ hot chickpea snack. The beans were planted in the school garden so that students can continue to observe them.

 

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Laveen to Host Clinic for Childhood Immunizations and COVID-19 Vaccines on September 8

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: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 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-10 Vaccines

Two COVID-19 vaccines will also be available at this event. Pfizer (approved for ages 12+) 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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