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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 6.

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

 

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Meet Your Teacher August 2

Our annual Meet Your Teacher Night is August 2 from 5pm to 7pm at all Laveen schools. Visit your child’s classroom, meet the school staff and other families, and complete any last minute paperwork. School starts August 6.

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Summer Office Hours

All Laveen school and district offices will be open Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. throughout the summer. Please visit the school’s website for individual closings. Our regular Monday – Friday schedule will resume July 23.

All offices will be closed on May 28 for Memorial Day and July 4 for Independence Day.

All schools, except Vista del Sur, will be holding extended registration hours on July 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For information on Summer Meal hours visit Child Nutrition’s Summer Meals page.

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