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Immunizations Required for 11-Year-Olds Entering 6th Grade

The Arizona Department of Health Services requires that all 11-year-old children entering sixth grade obtain two adolescent vaccines, Tdap and Meningococcal (MCV4). 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 on August 7.

Students who do not have these new, required shots will not be allowed start school. Children who are not yet 11 will be required to get the new immunizations once they turn 11.

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12 Individuals Recognized as Laveen Legends

The Laveen Elementary School District recognized 12 individuals as Laveen Legends. Each recipient was honored for their positive contributions to Laveen schools. Recipients are:

  • Steven Gerace – Assistant Principal, Cheatham Elementary School
  • Brandy Seechoma – School Secretary, Desert Meadows School
  •  Jackie Morales – Volunteer, Laveen Elementary School
  • Brenda Hacker – Volunteer, M.C. Cash Elementary School
  • Maggie Jolly – PTO President, Paseo Pointe School
  • Elizabeth Fritts – PTO Member, Rogers Ranch School
  • Cecilia Lamb – Supervisory Associate, Trailside Point Performing Arts Academy
  • Jacqueline Alvarado – PTO President, Vista del Sur Accelerated Academy
  • Michael Dicken – Laveen Art League Founder
  • Mario Espericueta – Laveen Lions Club Member
  • Catherine Miranda – State Senator – LD27
  • Nindi Wadhwa – Scooptacular Business Owner

An awards dinner, sponsored by Chasse Building Team and Orcutt Winslow , was held on May 17 in the Trailside Point Performing Arts Building.

Photos from the event can be found on our flickr page.

 

 

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Kids Eat Free All Summer

School might be out, but Laveen schools are serving breakfast and lunch to all kids all summer!

Children 18 years and younger may join us throughout the summer for nutritious breakfast and lunch. All kids’ meals are free. There are no income requirements and you do not need to register. Children do not need to be enrolled in a Laveen school to participate. The summer meal program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Breakfast is served from 7:00 am to 9:00 am.

Lunch is served from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Join us at any of the following locations.

Dates Days Locations
May 25 – August 2 Monday – Friday Paseo Pointe
May 30 – July 27 Monday – Thursday Rogers Ranch
May 31 – July 27 Monday – Thursday M.C. Cash
Trailside Point

All sites closed May 29 and July 4.

Meals are available to all children under the age of 18. Adult meals available for $2 breakfast and $2.50 lunch.

May Menu

June Menu

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Bus Pass System Being Implemented

Laveen is implementing a new bus pass system for the 2017-18 school year. Because safety is a primary concern of the Laveen School District, this bus pass system will tell our dispatchers if a student was on board and where they exited.

All school buses will be equipped with electronic card readers; new student ID badges that contain a chip will be issued to all bus riders. As students board and exit the bus, he or she will tap their badge against the reader. A green light will illuminate on the reader if the swipe is successful.

While these two measures won’t be fully implemented until August 2017, our front office staff is currently preparing for the new procedures which will take effect May 15, 2017. Transportation labels will be affixed to student badges. This label will contain the student’s route number and bus stop location. In the event a student boards the wrong bus or is unsure as to where they should exit, the bus driver can easily look at the sticker and ensure the student is where they should be.

As these two phases are implemented, it will be important that your child have their badge with them each day. We will never leave a student at the bus stop in the morning and will bring all students to school. However, a student who has forgotten their badge must report to their school office for a temporary pass for the ride home.

Bus Pass Letter

Carta de pase para autobus

 

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