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Free Meals for Children Available During Hybrid Learning

Child Nutrition Services will continue to provide free meals to all children under the age of 18 throughout the 2020-21 school year . Students participating in hybrid learning will receive free meals on-site. There is no registration necessary to receive free meals.

Curbside Meal Service

Students who remain in online learning, or children who do not attend a Laveen school, may pick up free meals at one of four school sites. Meals will be distributed curbside at four schools: Laveen, MC Cash, Cheatham, and Trailside Point. Distribution windows are 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday – Friday. Three meals and a snack will be provided at the same time.

There are no income requirements and no need to register. Children do not need to be enrolled in a Laveen school to receive a meal. For your safety and convenience, parents or guardians picking up meals on behalf of children in their care will be asked to complete and display a placard provided on your first day of meal service.

The continuation of the free meals for children program was made possible through a waiver by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Laveen Elementary School District’s Child Nutrition Services Department may only serve one meal bundle, per child, per day. Measures are in place to ensure this federal requirement is met and we appreciate the community’s cooperation in adhering to this policy. The unlawful sale or exchange of meals or components of meals is not permitted. Laveen Child Nutrition Services reserves the right to deny service to children and families that do not comply with the federal requirements of the Summer Food Service Program and all applicable waivers.

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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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Kids Club Adjusts Programming Due to Vacancies

Due to a high number of vacant staffing positions in our Kids Club programs, we are making temporary adjustments to the following childcare programs:

  • Rogers Ranch – Morning Care Suspended Until Further Notice
  • M.C. Cash – Afternoon Care participants will be bussed to Cheatham School
  • Laveen School – Before Care Suspended Until Further Notice
  • Laveen School – After School Care will be bussed to Cheatham School

Parents of participants bussed to Cheatham will need to pick their child up at Cheatham School  until the programs at the home school are staffed according to state licensing regulations.

We are actively recruiting new staff members. Interested in applying? Open positions can be found under the Employment tab of our website. Search “Kids Club”

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Notice of Governing Board Vacancy

The Laveen Elementary School District (LESD) is providing public notice of the opportunity for the residents of the LESD to serve as a member of the Governing Board. There is one (1) seat available on the Governing Board to serve from the date of appointment until after the November 2022 election candidate canvas has been completed.

Please visit our Board Vacancy page for information on the appointment process and to apply for this seat.

 

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Laveen Online Academy Now Enrolling For 2021-22

Over the last year Laveen has found the online learning option to be a popular choice among families. In an effort to continue to meet this need, the Laveen School District plans to open a full online school, Laveen Online Academy, beginning with the 2021-22 school year.  For those students accepted, the Laveen Online Academy will be their new home school for the entire school year. Unlike this year’s Distance Learning Model, students will not have the flexibility to move in and out of online instruction.

Visit our Laveen Online Academy page for more details and to register for next year.

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