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Articles from December 2020

Free Meal Bundles for Children Distributed Over Winter Break

Child Nutrition Services will be distributing free meals* for children over the winter break.

Meals will be distributed on Wednesday December 23 and 30 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Meals will only be distributed at Desert Meadows School, 6855 W. Meadows Loop East. Five days’ worth of meals will be provided at one time.

Meals are available to all children under the age of 18 regardless of where you attend school.

View the flyer.

*While supplies last.

 

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Complete a Meal Application Today!

We need your help to ensure that crucial programs for your children do not receive cuts in funding as a result of fewer free/reduced-price lunch applications being submitted.

Many of the services we provide such as tutoring, support staff, and access to technology are funded through state and federal grants. This funding is based on the National School Lunch Program Free and Reduced lunch applications we receive from families each year.

Even though your child is currently receiving free meals for the remainder of the school year, we ask you to please take a few minutes to submit an application – even if you think you will not qualify. Every application received is important. Families with approved free or reduced-price lunch applications may also qualify for additional federal benefits such as the Pandemic EBT card.

Please click on EZMealApp.com and complete your application TODAY on the secure portal. It takes just a few minutes. Paper applications are also available online at our Child Nutrition Services page.

Our eligibility for this funding expires in early January, so we appreciate you completing the application now. Your application will remain active for the first 30 days of the 2021-2022 school year. 

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District Technology Coach Named North America Google Trainer of the Month

Laveen District Technology Coach J.D. Williams has been named October’s North America Google Trainer of the Month by Google for Education.

Williams provides provide professional development and support for all teachers, helping them integrate technology and Google tools into their instruction. He also assists with the Parent Help Desk, assisting families troubleshoot Chromebook issues and navigate online curriculum.

There are over 6,000 Google Certified Trainers world-wide.

The Google Certified Trainer of the month is chosen by Google for Education staff from nominations that are put in by other Google Certified Trainers. They have chosen one Trainer from North American and one international Trainer each month since January 2020.

 

 

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Vista del Sur is an A+ School of Excellence

Congratulations to Vista del Sur Accelerated Academy for being named a 2020 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.

Vista joins Rogers Ranch, 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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