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Laveen to Host Clinic for Childhood Immunizations and COVID-19 Vaccines on July 22

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: Tuesday, July 22, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm – 7:00 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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Dr. Ryan Senters Appointed to Governing Board

ryansenterslaveen214x300Dr. Ryan Senters has been appointed to Laveen’s Governing Board by the Office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent.

Dr. Senters is a Laveen parent, local educator, and foster care advocate. He has six children, four of whom attend Laveen schools.

He is a residential faculty member at South Mountain Community College where he teaches developmental psychology, statistics, and research methods.

Dr. Senters is the founder of Ohana AZ, a social service agency that provides residential and social services for foster children and adults with disabilities. He also founded Anchor House Mission, a South Phoenix non-profit that provides housing and support for aged out foster children and young women who are victims of sex-trafficking.

A Laveen businessman, Dr. Senters owns Sky Zone Laveen, a trampoline park, and F45 Laveen, a fitness training facility.

Dr. Senters has a Ph.D in Psychology and master’s degrees in Christian Leadership and Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Senters fills the Governing Board seat held by long-time board member Susan Sanborn who passed away in February.

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Hybrid Learning Resumes March 1

Students who selected the Flexible Learning Option (Hybrid) will return to on-campus instruction beginning March 1. 

The local Laveen community is still experiencing substantial spread of the virus. The district has reviewed and updated the mitigation strategies and believe we have strong practices to prevent the spread of on campus. However, we are dependent on our families to help ensure these practices are followed so that our schools may remain open.

Most importantly, we ask you to keep your child home if they are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone infected with COVID-19. Properly-fitting masks, that cover both the nose and mouth, must be worn while on campus. And, students are asked to be mindful of social distancing.

As a reminder, all students returning on-site must have a signed COVID Acknowledgement Form on file. Parents may sign this form through their ParentVue account.

Laveen has established school-based metrics to determine if a classroom or campus must transition to virtual learning. These metrics, as well as other information related to the return to hybrid learning may be found on our website, www.LaveenSchools.org/Return-to-Laveen.

A few additional reminders for your child’s return:

  • Students returning to campus should bring their charged Chromebook and reusable water bottle with them on March 1.
  • Students who will be utilizing bus transportation must be registered for bus service through our Transportation Department. Students who were registered last semester do not need to register again.
  • Breakfast and lunch will continue to be served free to all students for the rest of the school year, thanks to a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

 

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