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Governing Board Signs Resolution Urging State Legislature to Override Aggregate Expenditure Limit

On Wednesday, February 9, Laveen’s Governing Board unanimously approved a resolution urging the Arizona State Legislature to immediately pass a resolution that singularly, with no other stipulations, overrides the Aggregate Expenditure Limit for the Fiscal Year 2022, and that the Arizona Legislature approves and the Governor signs a new law that provides a permanent solution to the Aggregate Expenditure Limit issue.

Aggregate Expenditure Limit FAQ

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Laveen School is an A+ School of Excellence

Congratulations to Laveen School for being named a 2022 A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Educational Foundation!

The A+ School of Excellence program is a comprehensive school assessment program that celebrates outstanding public schools. Schools complete an extensive application which is then followed by site visits by members of the AEF. The A+ School of Excellence™ designation is valid for a three-and-a-half-year period.

Laveen School joins Vista del Sur Accelerated Academy, Rogers Ranch School, M.C. Cash School, and Trailside Point Performing Arts Academy in receiving this prestigious award.

Representatives from the Arizona Educational Foundation will present the school with an official banner.

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Preschool Registration Begins February 3

Laveen schools will begin accepting preschool registrations for the 2022-23 school year beginning on February 3. Next year, four schools will offer the full-day academic preschool program, Desert Meadows, Estrella Foothills, Paseo Pointe, and Vista del Sur.

Visit our preschool page to download the registration form. Please make an appointment with the Kids Club office to verify the necessary paperwork.

 

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Now Enrolling for 2022-23

Enrollment for all Laveen schools for the 2022-23 school year has begun. 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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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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