Articles from March 2018

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), or provide a valid exemption. 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 required shots, or a valid exemption, 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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Vista del Sur Student Receives Chief Azul Scholar Award

Vista del Sur student Angel Molina is a recipient of the Gila River Indian Community’s Chief Azul Scholar Award. The Chief Azul Scholar Award is given to students who personify Chief Azul’s leadership and educational ability. The students were chosen based on grade point average, attendance, behavior, accomplishments and extracurricular activities.

Chief Azul was known for leading the tribe during a turbulent time, through Mexican jurisdiction, the Gadsden Purchase, and keeping the Gila River Indian Community from being relocated to Oklahoma.

Angel was honored at a recent banquet held at the Vee Quiva Hotel and Casino’s Event Center. Read the article from the Gila River Indian News.

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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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Laveen Schools Serving Free Breakfast And Lunch All Summer

School might be out, but Laveen schools are serving free 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.

Dates Days Locations  Hours
May 24 – August 1 Monday – Friday Paseo Pointe Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
May 29 – July 26 Monday – Thursday Rogers Ranch Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
May 30 – July 26 Monday – Thursday M.C. Cash Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
May 30 – July 26 Monday – Thursday Desert Meadows Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

All sites closed May 28 and July 4.

Meals are available to all children under the age of 18. Adult meals available for $2 breakfast and $3 lunch.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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