School Closure Updates

Learning from Home Resources
Posted on 3/19/2020
Updated on 3/25/2020
Updated on 5/11/2020


Visit this page for resources for Learning from Home with your student(s). 



Grading During Closure
Posted on 5/11/2020

The purpose of grading during school closure is to provide students and parents feedback on student progress without harming students who may not have been able to participate. This means that a student’s grade in place at the time of school closure will remain the same or can improve by the end of the grading period. All missing work will be marked incomplete and will not be calculated in the overall grade. Late work rules are suspended because we know that parents and students share technology devices, and home schedules require greater flexibility.  Students may redo missing work or low quality work for higher scores to demonstrate they have learned the skills or content. 

Teachers enter at least one new score per week in teacher gradebooks for ELA and mathematics for all grade levels, and teachers also enter at least one score per week in science and social studies in the 4th-8th grades.  Parents may log in at any time to ParentVue to check on student progress and completion of assignments.

Focused Learning from Home
Posted on 5/11/2020

This month, teachers began introducing new content and skills through Google Classroom and paper packets. Student lessons focus on the high priority learning standards that are most essential for the next grade level. Lessons are designed for about two to three hours per day with a balance of online and other non-technology activities.

Visit this page for resources for Learning from Home with your student(s). 

Update for Meals Provided During School Closure
Updated on 4/23/2020


Beginning on Friday, April 24, 2020, the Liberty Elementary School District will be offering a weekend meal package. The meals will be available for pick up from 10:00 -11:30 AM on Friday's at the following locations only, Estrella Mountain Elementary School, Freedom Elementary School, Las Brisas Academy, and Rainbow Valley Elementary School. Children do not need to be present to pick up meals.  Anyone under the age of 18 is eligible to participate. Each child/parent/guardian will receive the weekend meal package during the time provided. 



BUHSD School Bus WiFi Access Points
Updated on 4/15/2020

Our neighbors at Buckeye Union High School District have equipped school buses for students to connect to for WiFi access.  They have offered this service to our students as well. The buses will have signage with connection directions that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students can also access WiFi in the parking lots at any of the four high school campuses. Below you will find the information from BUHSD.  Thank you to our partners in education.


Update for Meals Provided During School Closure
Updated on 4/8/2020

Beginning on Monday, April 13, 2020 Grab n' Go meals will be available for pick up at Estrella Mountain Elementary School, 10301 S San Miguel Dr, Goodyear, AZ, from 10:00 - 11:30 AM. Children do not need to be present to pick up meals.  Anyone under the age of 18 is eligible to participate. Each child/parent/guardian will receive both breakfast and lunch during the time provided.

WiFi Access
WiFi Access for Google Classroom
Updated on 4/7/2020

Families without internet access can drive to any school parking lot within the Liberty School District and access Google Classroom from their vehicle. You will have to have a Liberty District issued device (chromebook) in order to access Liberty's internet.


Update for Meals Provided During School Closure
Updated on 4/6/2020

Beginning on April 6, 2020 Children no longer need to be present to pick up meals.  Anyone under the age of 18 is eligible to participate. Each child/parent/guardian will receive both breakfast and lunch during this times provided.  As a reminder, the buses will only remain at each stop approximately 10 minutes.  Please plan to arrive a few minutes early as the timing may vary. 

Governor Ducey Issues an Executive Order to Stay Home
Posted on 3/30/2020 @ 2:30 PM AM

Gov. Ducey issued an executive order urging Arizonans to stay home. The order takes effect at the end of business on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  "Stay home, stay healthy and stay connected," he said. The order urges Arizona residents to remain at home except for employment or to conduct "essential activities." But he says grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open, and that restaurants will continue to offer takeout and delivery.


Governor Ducey Extends School Closures through the Remainder of the School Year
Posted on 3/30/2020 @ 8:04AM

This morning Governor Ducey extended school closures through the end of the school year.  Ducey said the announcement is in line with yesterday's updated federal social distancing guidance. President Trump announced yesterday that it will be in place for the next 30 days, at least until April 30. 

"While this isn't the outcome that many of us wanted, we are grateful for the partnership of schools around the state, who have stepped up to offer virtual and take-home learning opportunities for our students," Ducey said in a joint statement with Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kathy Hoffman.


Learning from Home Plan
Posted on 3/25/2020

Your child's learning has been at the center of all of our district work and planning. We want to share with you the steps we have taken so far to EQUIP our teachers, parents, and students for online learning. Please let us know how we can support you. The Learning From Home Delivery Plan also provides information on our next steps as we work towards our goal to provide online new learning for ALL children.

Please click on Liberty Elementary School District Learning From Home Plan to read more.

Google Classroom Lessons are Launched
Posted on 3/25/2020

Google Classroom Lessons Begin


Internet and Computer Options/Resources for Parents

Listed below are technology vendors that are assisting families in getting internet connectivity and/or low-cost computers.  Please start the process as soon as possible to qualify and receive assistance. The Liberty IT department is here to support you, contact Lawrence Demoise via email at ldemoise@liberty25.org or via telephone at 623.474.6686. 



Learning From Home Technology Needs Survey
Posted on 03/25/2020
If you have not taken the survey, click here. Take this survey to inform the District if you have technology and internet services for online learning for your child. If you have not yet taken the survey for each child in your home, please take a few minutes and complete it now.


Grab n' Go Meals Update
Posted on 3/24/2020

 

Starting Wednesday, March 25th, in addition to Freedom ES, Las Brisas, & Rainbow Valley ES serving locations have been expanded to the following locations:

RAINBOW VALLEY ELEMENTARY LOCATIONS
  10:00 – 10:10  Desert Family Christian Fellowship Church, Narramore Rd and Airport Rd     
  10:22 – 10:27  
Piazzo Dairy (West Side of Tuthill), Tuthill Rd and Germann Rd  
  10:28 – 10:32  Dairy (East Side of Tuthill), Tuthill Rd and Ryan Rd    
  10:40 – 10:55  Hermit Rd and Watermann Lane
  11:02 – 11:12  188th Ave and Arlington Rd
  11:20 – 11:30  Grandview Ranches, 194th Dr and Carver Rd 

FREEDOM / LIBERTY ELEMENTARY LOCATIONS
  10:00 – 10:10  Sonora Estates, 221st Ave and Watkins St
  10:15 – 10:50  Windmill Village Sports Park, Windmill Village Parkway and Devin Dr
  11:00 – 11:30  Blue Horizons, Ted Williams Park, Harrison St and 196th Dr 

LAS BRISAS / LIBERTY ELEMENTARY LOCATIONS  
  10:00 – 10:30  
Canada Village Park, 181st Ave (Bus Stop)             
  10:35 – 11:00  191st Ave and Roosevelt St 
  11:05 – 11:30  Vista De Montana, Playground, 193rd Dr and Vista De Montana Parkway

Thank you to the Food Services and Transportation Departments for their partnership.



Schools Closed Through April 10th
Governor Ducey & Superintendent Hoffman Extend School Closures
Posted on 3/20/2020

This afternoon Governor Ducey extended school closures through April 10, 2020, which means that Liberty Elementary School District schools will now be closed through April 10, 2020. (Click here to view the Governor’s announcement.) We will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation and make adjustments as needed, or as directed by officials. 

Grab n Go Meals
Grab 'N Go Breakfast and Lunch Program Available
Posted on 3/20/2020

Liberty's Grab 'N Go meals are available at Rainbow Valley, Las Brisas Academy and Freedom Elementary. Meals are available to anyone under the age of 18 years, regardless of where they live or what school they attend. Children do need to be present to pick up meals. 

Starting Monday, March 23rd, both meals will be available for pick up from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Each child will receive both meals at this time. Meals will be served on a “grab and go” basis, as eating in the cafeteria will not be permitted. Meals will meet nutritional standards.

The District continues to research additional locations to serve meals. Visit the Liberty Elementary School District website at liberty25.org or contact ccabnilla@liberty25.org for questions or information about the program.



Schools Closed Through April 3rd
Governing Board Approves School Closures
Posted on 03/14/2020
The Governing Board of the Liberty Elementary School District held an emergency Board Meeting at 6:30 P.M. today, March 14, 2020, and approved the closure of all the District’s schools effective immediately through April 3, 2020. The District will continue to monitor the situation. Further information will be emailed to all parents, and information will be updated on the district website.

LESD COVID-19 Update
Posted on 03/12/2020

Our first commitment is to our children’s safety. Liberty Elementary School District administration has been closely monitoring developments on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Schools will continue to remain open as recommended by Maricopa County Department of Health.

Information that is sent to parents will also be available online on this page on the District’s website. Additionally, administration at each school will have the most current information at any given time. If you have questions, we encourage you to contact your school directly.

You are encouraged to check the District's website for updates.  You are also encouraged to make certain the District has an accurate parent/guardian email address and phone number on file. The District will be communicating via SchoolMessenger (email & telephone) and PeachJar (flyers) To ensure smooth delivery of these communications, we suggest you add Liberty Elementary School District's spe.schoolmessenger.com  and school@peachjar.com to your email contacts.


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