Articles from December 2015

Laveen Schools to Implement Student IDs for 2017-18

Beginning in August 2017, all students attending Laveen schools will be required to wear a student identification badge at all times while on campus or on the bus.

In addition to serving as school identification, the badges will contain a bar code for students to use as they go through the cafeteria line. Students utilizing Laveen’s bus transportation will also swipe their badge as they board and exit the bus. Read more about the Zonar bus pass system.

In an effort to expedite the issuing of these badges when school resumes, we ask newly enrolled students to visit their school office to have their photo taken. Hours for student ID photos are as follows.

Date Hours Schools
June 22 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All Laveen Schools
June 29 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All schools except Desert Meadows
July 10,11,12,13 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All Laveen Schools

Badges for returning students will include the student’s photo on file.

 

 

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Now Enrolling for 2017-18

All Laveen schools, with the exception of Vista del Sur, are currently enrolling students for the 2017-18 school year. Visit any of our school offices Monday – Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to enroll your child. We will also be holding extended enrollment hours on Tuesday, July 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

In addition to registering your child for classes, you will also be able to

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

Children registered early will receive a free gift!

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. Incoming kindergartners (beginning in 2017-18) must enroll in the DLI program (DLI will expand a grade level each year).

 

 

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Immunizations Required for 11-Year-Olds Entering 6th Grade

The Arizona Department of Health Services requires that all 11-year-old children entering sixth grade obtain two adolescent vaccines, Tdap and Meningococcal (MCV4). These new immunizations are important as they will provide protection against serious illness.

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 at either their doctor’s office or an immunization clinic. Proof of immunizations will need to be received before the student can begin school on August 7.

Students who do not have these new, required shots will not be allowed start school. Children who are not yet 11 will be required to get the new immunizations once they turn 11.

 

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Kids Eat Free All Summer

School might be out, but Laveen schools are serving breakfast and lunch to all kids all summer!

Children 18 years and younger may join us throughout the summer for nutritious breakfast and lunch. All kids’ meals are free. There are no income requirements and you do not need to register. Children do not need to be enrolled in a Laveen school to participate. The summer meal program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Breakfast is served from 7:00 am to 9:00 am.

Lunch is served from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Join us at any of the following locations.

Dates Days Locations
May 25 – August 2 Monday – Friday Paseo Pointe
May 30 – July 27 Monday – Thursday Rogers Ranch
May 31 – July 27 Monday – Thursday M.C. Cash
Trailside Point

All sites closed May 29 and July 4.

Meals are available to all children under the age of 18. Adult meals available for $2 breakfast and $2.50 lunch.

May Menu

June Menu

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Bus Pass System Being Implemented

Laveen is implementing a new bus pass system for the 2017-18 school year. Because safety is a primary concern of the Laveen School District, this bus pass system will tell our dispatchers if a student was on board and where they exited.

All school buses will be equipped with electronic card readers; new student ID badges that contain a chip will be issued to all bus riders. As students board and exit the bus, he or she will tap their badge against the reader. A green light will illuminate on the reader if the swipe is successful.

While these two measures won’t be fully implemented until August 2017, our front office staff is currently preparing for the new procedures which will take effect May 15, 2017. Transportation labels will be affixed to student badges. This label will contain the student’s route number and bus stop location. In the event a student boards the wrong bus or is unsure as to where they should exit, the bus driver can easily look at the sticker and ensure the student is where they should be.

As these two phases are implemented, it will be important that your child have their badge with them each day. We will never leave a student at the bus stop in the morning and will bring all students to school. However, a student who has forgotten their badge must report to their school office for a temporary pass for the ride home.

Bus Pass Letter

Carta de pase para autobus

 

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Laveen Schools Recognized for PBIS

Congratulations to all eight Laveen schools for being recognized with the PBISaz Achievement Award. This award recognizes schools for successful implementation and measurable student outcomes with school-wide systems of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS). Award levels are based on time participating in PBIS as well as measured student improvement.
School Award
Trailside Point Gold
Desert Meadows Silver
Vista del Sur Silver
Cheatham Bronze
Laveen Merit
M.C. Cash Merit
Paseo Pointe Merit
Rogers Ranch Merit
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Annual Parent Survey Available Online

It is time for the annual Parent Survey. The Laveen Elementary School District believes that parental input to the educational process is critically important. This survey is a part of our district’s ongoing continuous improvement process and provides school leaders a view into the perception of our community and areas that possibly need improvement. You should plan on taking 5 to 10 minutes to complete the online survey. This survey will be available March 27 — April 21.

Your cooperation and support are greatly appreciated.

2016-2017 Parent Survey

2016-2017 Encuesta de Padres

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Digital Learning Day a Success

Digital Learning Day was on February 23. Across the Laveen District, 245 teachers participated. At least 85% of teachers at school participated in the event. A variety of technology tools were used to engage students. Some of the popular choices included Nearpod, SMART Labs, Discovery Education, and Seesaw. View our school’s video.

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