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Articles from March 2020

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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Chalkboard using the "Closed not closed" hashtagGovernor 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. Office staff will continue to answer phones and respond to email messages throughout the closures.

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

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Laveen Announces Administration Changes for 2020-21

With the retirement of district superintendent Dr. Bill Johnson at the end of 2019-20 school year, several changes are taking place throughout the district and school administrations. The following individuals will be taking on new roles during the 2020-21 school year. Read more about these administrators.

Administrator New Position
Dr. Jeff Sprout Superintendent
Tim Thomas Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
Kristi Pashley Cheatham Principal
Megan Hamburgh Rogers Ranch Principal
Jon Rohloff Paseo Pointe Principal
Sarah Zembruski Estrella Foothills Principal
Brett Humphrey Trailside Point Principal
Ashley Grant Trailside Point Assistant Principal
Erin Scagnelli Vista del Sur Assistant Principal
Reed Brotherton Laveen School Assistant Principal
Erin Lebish Estrella Foothills Dean of Students


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