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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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Face Coverings are Still Required in Our Schools.

On March 25, 2021, Governor Doug Ducey issued Executive Order 2021-06 easing COVID-19 restrictions, including county and city implemented mask mandates, on businesses. 

This order has no impact on Laveen’s schools or our mitigation strategies. The Arizona Department of Health Services’ Emergency Measure 2020-04 and our district policies requiring face coverings in schools remain in effect for the remainder of the school year.

Throughout the pandemic, we have seen face coverings be a highly effective method in preventing the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses. Masking is one of the top mitigation strategies for safe in-person learning as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.

Masks will continue to be required on school campuses, on school buses and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors.

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School Starts August 2! Laveen Schools Now Enrolling for 2021-22

All Laveen schools are currently enrolling students for the 2021-22 school year.  Visit our Registration page to enroll your child using our secure online parent portal or to access printable enrollment documents.

Families enrolling a new student will be asked to select your top three school choices in order of preference. Parents/guardians will need to present the required documents listed below in person for verification prior to the start of school.

  • Child’s original birth certificate
  • Child’s immunization record
  • Proof of Residence, such as utility receipt or lease agreement (refer to Arizona Residency Guidelines)
  • Legal papers, if applicable for custody
  • Withdrawal form and report card from previous school
  • Photo identification for parent/guardian.

*Please note, Vista del Sur is an accelerated school and students must take an assessment prior to enrolling. Paseo Pointe is a dual language immersion (DLI) school. Students entering kindergarten – fourth grade must enroll in the DLI program (DLI will expand a grade level each year).

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Free Meals Continue Over Spring Break

Free curbside meals will be served during Spring Break on Wednesday, March 10 at Desert Meadows School from 7-10am. Five days’ worth of breakfast, lunch, snacks & dinner will be provided to prepare and consume at home.
Child Nutrition Services requests that children be present or the parent pickup placard be displayed when picking up meals to ensure we serve as many families as possible.
Meals will be served on a first come, first served basis so plan to arrive early.
Meals are available to all children under the age of 18.
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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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