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Join Laveen Schools for an Open House

Interested in enrolling your child in one of Laveen’s outstanding schools? Prospective families are invited to visit the Laveen school of their choice during our annual spring open house events.

Visit our Open House page to learn more about our schools and reserve a space for the campus tour.

 

 

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State Testing Begins in April

Between April 7 and April 22. 2022 Laveen School District students will participate in state achievement testing. Students in Grades 3-8 will take AASA, previously AzM2. The AASA test measures students’ skills in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Students in Grades 5 and 8 will take the AzSCI science test (previously AIMS), in addition to AASA. For more information on the AASA or AzSCI assessments and to view sample tests visit the Arizona Department of Education’s assessment page.

Student attendance is very important, not only during testing but also in the next several weeks as we review and reinforce pertinent skills that students will need to achieve success. Listed below are ways you can help your children do their very best during the testing week:

  • Make sure your children get a good night’s sleep.
  • All children should eat a good breakfast either at home or at school.
  • It is important your children arrive at school on time, so they don’t miss any parts of the test.
  • Make any appointments before or after school.
  • Send your children to school with a positive attitude. Encourage them to do their best. Let them know how wonderful you think they are.

Laveen’s state assessment schedule is as follows:

Week of Date Assessment Grade Levels Tested
Week of April 4 Thursday, April 7 AASA Writing 3rd – 8th grades
Week of April 11 Monday, April 11
Wednesday, April 13
Thursday, April 14
AzSCI
AASA Oral Reading Fluency
AASA Oral Reading Fluency
5th & 8th grades
3rd grade
3rd grade
Week of April 18 Monday, April 18
Tuesday, April 19
Thursday, April 21
Friday, April 22
AASA ELA Part 1
AASA ELA Part 2
AASA Math Part 1
AASA Math Part 2
3rd – 8th grades
3rd – 8th grades
3rd – 8th grades
3rd – 8th grades
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Laveen Recognizes Exceptional Service Award Winners

The Laveen District has recognized the following 13 classified staff members as this year’s Exceptional Service Award recipients.

  • Patricio Apolinar, Paseo Pointe Assistant Lead Custodian
  • Elizabeth Arciniega, Trailside Point Attendance Clerk
  • Mary Barger, M.C. Cash Special Education Instructional Associate
  • Lena Bryant, Cheatham Student Success Instructional Associate
  • Michelle Hall, Child Nutrition Specialist
  • Erica Hernandez, Vista del Sur Attendance Clerk
  • Holly King, Human Resources Certified Specialist
  • Catalina Koller Laveen, Guest Teacher Instructional Associate
  • Luis Moran Contreras, Estrella Foothills Lead Custodian
  • Tiffany Oliver, Desert Meadows Special Education Instructional Associate
  • Julie Ostos, Rogers Ranch Computer Technician
  • Elmo Valdez, Support Services HVAC Technician III
  • Kelly White, Transportation Dispatcher

These individuals were nominated and selected for bringing their best to work every single day.  All of the recipients display the following attributes:

  • Strong attendance and dependability
  • High quality and quantity of work
  • Excel at working harmoniously with others
  • Expert in their job responsibilities
  • Regularly show initiative and creatively solve problems
  • Provide excellent customer service

Their commitment to our students, staff, and community is greatly appreciated.  

View photos of the award recipients on the Laveen Flickr page.

 

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Laveen’s Spring Festival is April 8

Each year, the Laveen Elementary School District hosts a Spring Festival for the community. This year’s festival is scheduled for Friday, April 8, 2022. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David Glasser Athletic Complex, 5001 W. Dobbins.

The festival will feature activities, entertainment, 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 Spring Festival page for more info.

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Teacher Job Fair is March 24

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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CDC Releases New Guidance on Mask Requirements

On February 25 the CDC released new guidance stating masks are no longer necessary unless the local community is experiencing a high level of transmission or the healthcare system is seeing a significant increase in hospitalizations. Maricopa County is one of four Arizona counties that have dropped below the high-risk threshold and is currently in the “Medium” risk category.

This means that effective Monday, February 28, masks are no longer required in our schools or on our school buses, regardless of vaccination status. Students and staff may continue to wear a mask if they so choose.

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Visit our Safe Return to School page for more information Laveen’s response to COVID-19.

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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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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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