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Laveen Shares Local Health Benchmark Data, Reopening Updates

As we look forward to safely reopening our schools for in-person, on-site instruction, Laveen is following guidance provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH).  Both agencies recommend that school districts meet three benchmarks for two consecutive weeks before offering the option of on-site instruction.

On September 3, MCDPH released data that shows Laveen trending towards meeting the public health benchmarks. We will monitor the data for another few weeks to ensure the trend continues.

We are hopeful that we can safely begin the on-site instruction option after Fall Break (October 12).

Read More: www.LaveenSchools.org/Return-to-Laveen

 

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Immunizations Required for 11-Year-Olds

The Arizona Department of Health Services requires that all 11-year-old children obtain two adolescent vaccines, Tdap and Meningococcal (MCV4), or provide a valid exemption. 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.

Children who are not yet 11 will be required to get the new immunizations once they turn 11.

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Return to Laveen. Governing Board Approves Plans for Reopening of Schools.

On June 23, Laveen’s Governing Board approved the recommendations provided by the district’s Reopening of Schools Task Force for the 2020-21 school year. These recommendations were based on results from the recent parent and teacher surveys. The following schooling options were approved, giving parents a choice on the program that best suits their child.

  • Full-Year Online Learning (Laveen Online Academy)
  • Flexible Distance Learning (Distance Learning with Transition to On-Site)
  • Daily On-Site Learning (Full-Day, Every-Day at School)
  • Estrella Foothills Global Academy (Grades K-6, capped class sizes)

Please visit the Return to Laveen webpage for details of these four plans as well as public health updates.

 

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Recommendations for Laveen’s Reopening To Be Presented June 23.

On June 23, Laveen’s Reopening of Schools Task Force will provide their recommendations to the Governing Board for the 2020-21 school year. These recommendations are based on results from the recent parent and teacher surveys. The recommendations include the following options:

  • Full-Year Online Learning (Laveen Online Academy)
  • Flexible Distance Learning (Distance Learning with Transition to On-Site)
  • Daily On-Site Learning (Full-Day, Every-Day at School)
  • Estrella Foothills Global Academy (Grades K-6)

Please visit the Return to Laveen webpage for details of these four plans.

Watch the June 23 Governing Board Meeting, beginning at 4:00 p.m. and streamed live at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMubrMSXbWI

 

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Reopening of Schools Task Force Seeks Parent Input

Since school closures went into effect, Laveen teams have been preparing for the reopening of school in August. We know there are numerous variables to consider in determining what school will look like and that the landscape is constantly changing. We also know that a one-size-fits-all approach is not feasible for our families.

Laveen families are asked to review the three scenarios developed by the task force and provide input. Visit the Reopening of Schools page for details and to take the survey.

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