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Articles from December 2021

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Vista del Sur as One of the Best Elementary/Middle Schools in AZ

Laveen’s Vista del Sur Accelerated Academy has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best elementary and middle schools in Arizona. This recognition is based on Vista’s success in educating students from all socioeconomic backgrounds with the goal of preparing them for success in high school.

“Vista del Sur’s impressive ranking speaks to the commitment of the school’s leadership, teachers, and staff to provide each and every student a quality education,” said Dr. Jeff Sprout, Laveen Superintendent. “Vista’s families must also be commended for the level of support they provide to their children as well as their support of the school’s educational program.”

The rankings are based on students’ performance on the 2018-19 mathematics and reading/language arts state assessments and their results in the context of socioeconomic demographics, such as free or reduced-price lunch and underserved ethnicity groups. 

U.S. News & World Report predicted math and reading achievement levels based on this data. The greater the actual results compared to the predicted results determined a school’s ranking.

Over 118,000 schools nationwide were included in the rankings. Vista del Sur was one of 5,300 K-8 schools to be included in both the elementary and middle school rankings.

Vista del Sur is an accelerated school where all students work a grade level ahead in Mathematics and English Language Arts. The school is a U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and an Arizona Educational Foundation A+ School of Excellence. It has historically received an “A” label from the Arizona Department of Education each year.

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Laveen to Host Clinic for Childhood Immunizations and COVID-19 Vaccines on September 8

The Laveen School District, in partnership with Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH), will be providing infant and childhood immunizations as well as COVID-19 vaccines at an event held at the Laveen Education Center.

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Laveen Education Center, 5001 West Dobbins Rd

General Childhood Vaccines will be administered in the Board Room. Please enter off the east side parking lot.

COVID Vaccines will be administered in Building A on the west side of the lawn.

Childhood Vaccines

State law requires students to have up-to-date immunizations, or a valid exemption, in order to attend school. You may view the immunization requirements on our Immunization page. While most required childhood vaccines are typically administered before the age of six, children who have turned 11* require two adolescent vaccines -Tdap and Meningococcal (MCV4).

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. Proof of immunizations, or an exemption form,  will need to be received before the student can begin school.

*Adolescent vaccines will not be provided to children who have not turned 11 by July 26.

COVID-10 Vaccines

Two COVID-19 vaccines will also be available at this event. Pfizer (approved for ages 12+) and Johnson & Johnson (approved for ages 18+) will be administered as well. Additional scheduled COVID-19 vaccine clinics can be found on our COVID Vaccine page.

There are no out-of-pocket costs for this event. Everyone will be accepted (uninsured, private insurance, or AHCCCS).

Requirements

Parents must accompany their children to receive immunizations.

Face masks are optional for individuals that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Face masks are required for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

Families are asked to:

  • Bring their own pen 
  • Bring the immunization record and any immunization notices sent by the school 
  • Bring the insurance card if available

MCDPH will:

  • Practice social distancing and monitoring the amount of people in the building at one time 
  • Ask only the person/s needing vaccine and or only one parent or guardian to accompany children. Everyone else is asked to remain outside of the building while practicing social distancing. 
  • Ask families to maintain social distancing while waiting 
  • Clean the area and items between families
  • Ask families to avoid coming to the immunization clinic when you or your child is sick with COVID-19 symptoms, which may include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

 

 

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