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Articles from January 2017

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

Laveen schools are providing free breakfast and lunch to all children during the period of school closures. 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.

Families may visit any Laveen school (except Vista) for a grab & go bag. Breakfast is available from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and lunch is available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Starting March 18, we’re expanding our free meals program to district bus stops. Use our Nutrislice page to find the stop closest to you. Look for our school buses at the locations below to pick up breakfast (8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.) and lunch (12:00 p.m.. – 1:00 p.m).

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

 

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LAVEEN SCHOOLS AND OFFICES CLOSED. VITAL SERVICES TO CONTINUE.

Governor 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.

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

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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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Laveen Schools Are Now Enrolling for 2020-21.

All Laveen schools are currently enrolling students for the 2020-21 school year. Visit your first choice school office* to enroll your child. Enrollment for Estrella Foothills Global Academy is taking place at the Laveen Education Center, 5001 W. Dobbins.

Please bring the following documents:

  •  Proof of Residence (examples include: utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage statement, etc.)
  •  Child’s Immunization Record
  •  Child’s Original Birth Certificate (copies not accepted)
  •  Parent/Guardian’s Photo ID

Visit our registration page for more information.

*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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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 www.laveenschools.org/preschool.

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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