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Laveen Schools to Transition to Virtual Learning November 30

Laveen’s Governing Board voted to transition to virtual learning on November 30, 2020. We expect this to continue until winter break which begins on December 18.

Each school will be operating a Learning Lab for students who need a safe place to participate in their virtual learning during the day. Families must pre-register and students must be accepted prior to participating. Please visit our Learning Lab page for more details and to pre-register. Kids Club is also operating a fee-based childcare program at select sites for students participating in the Learning Labs.

Child Nutrition Services will continue to provide free meals to all children under the age of 18. Meals will be distributed curbside at all schools with the exception of EFGA. Three meals and a snack will be provided at the same time. Distribution windows are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Meals will also be distributed at three bus stop locations in the community between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. These locations are: 53rd Ave. & Glass Ln., 39th Ave. & Maldonado Rd., and 35th Ave. & Estes Way. Students participating in learning labs will receive free meals on-site. There is no registration necessary to receive free meals.

Our offices will remain open during this time. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school during regular business hours.

We will continue to monitor the public health benchmarks regarding a return to our hybrid model of instruction.

Please visit our Return to Laveen page for information related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Free Meals for Children Available During Virtual Learning

Child Nutrition Services will continue to provide free meals to all children under the age of 18 throughout the transition to virtual learning . Students participating in Learning Labs will receive free meals on-site. There is no registration necessary to receive free meals.

Curbside Meal Service

Free meals will be distributed curbside at all schools with the exception of EFGA. Distribution windows are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Three meals and a snack will be provided at the same time.

Meals will also be distributed at three bus stop locations in the community between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. These locations are:

  • 53rd Ave. & Glass Ln.
  • 39th Ave. & Maldonado Rd.
  • 35th Ave. & Estes Way

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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District Technology Coach Named North America Google Trainer of the Month

Laveen District Technology Coach J.D. Williams has been named October’s North America Google Trainer of the Month by Google for Education.

Williams provides provide professional development and support for all teachers, helping them integrate technology and Google tools into their instruction. He also assists with the Parent Help Desk, assisting families troubleshoot Chromebook issues and navigate online curriculum.

There are over 6,000 Google Certified Trainers world-wide.

The Google Certified Trainer of the month is chosen by Google for Education staff from nominations that are put in by other Google Certified Trainers. They have chosen one Trainer from North American and one international Trainer each month since January 2020.

 

 

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2020 Governing Board Candidates

Laveen has three Governing Board seats up for election in November 2020.

The Office of the Maricopa County Superintendent administers school district elections. Voters may read more about the candidates by reading their statements filed with the county Superintendent’s office.

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