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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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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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Trailside Point Is No Place For Hate

Trailside Point has once again been designated as a No Place for Hate by the Arizona Anti-Defamation League. They are one of only 36 schools across the state that were recognized for creating safe learning environments, bringing awareness to the issues of bullying and bias, and promoting unity and respect.

This initiative offers students, teachers, administrators and family members the opportunity to work together to enhance a culture of respect in the school community, encourages schools to complete various activities and projects to promote unity and reduce bullying, name-calling and other expressions of bias. The school’s official banner was presented by Carlos Galindo-Elvira, ADL Arizona Regional Director.

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Trailside Point Is An A+ School of Excellence

Trailside Point Performing Arts Academy has once again been named an A+ School of Excellence™ by the Arizona Educational Foundation.

The A+ School of Excellence program is a comprehensive school assessment program that celebrates outstanding public schools. Schools complete an extensive application which is then followed by site visits by members of the AEF. The A+ School of Excellence™ designation is valid for a three-and-a-half-year period.

Representatives from the Arizona Educational Foundation presented the school with an official banner at a recent student assembly

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Trailside Wins Digital Learning Day Trophy Four Years In A Row

In February, all Laveen schools participated in Digital Learning Day. Digital Learning Day celebrates innovative teaching and learning through digital media and technology engaging students and providing a rich educational experience.

Each of Laveen’s eight schools submitted a video highlighting the theme, “Every day is Digital Learning Day.” This year’s winner of the video competition was Trailside Point. They were awarded the rotating Digital Learning Day trophy, which has been in their possession for the last four years.

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Trailside 3rd Graders Learn the Ukulele

Trailside Point’s third grade ukulele class meets daily to teach students the basics of playing the ukulele.  Students learn to play chords and sing at the same time, read/play individual notes on the treble clef staff and give on-stage performances.  Students learn how to play together as a large group and in small groups.  It is designed to prepare students to play in the 4th grade String Orchestra (violin, viola, cello) or Band (flute, clarinet, trumpet, etc.).

 

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