Estrella Vista STEM Academy News

Want to know the latest happenings at Estrella Vista STEM Academy? We love sharing good news with you! We update this page frequently with school news and events, student awards, and helpful parenting tips. You're also welcome to view our entire newsletter.

Governing Board Meeting Notice

Effective immediately and until further notice, the Littleton Elementary School District Governing Board will be enforcing the Center for Disease Control’s health precautionary recommendation limiting all public gatherings to ten people(*)

The April 14 Governing Board meeting will be live-streamed on our YouTube Channel starting at 6:00 p.m.

*Reference: Arizona Attorney General’s Opinion dated March 13, 2020, Re: Concerns Relating to Arizona’s Open Meeting Law and COVID-19).

Enrollment

Are you new to the community? Need to enroll your child in school for either this year or next school year? We are still enrolling. If you need assistance, send an email to registrar@littletonaz.org and one of our enrollment specialists will be able to help you.

School Closures Update - March 30, 2020

We thank you for your support and patience as we have made the transition to remote learning during this unprecedented school closure. At this time, it appears we will have to continue on this path as this morning Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, announced they are extending the closures of schools for the rest of the school year. Please see our March 30 letter for details.

Remind Instructions

Our teachers have been using Remind to contact families regarding the next steps for remote learning. Don’t miss important updates to help support your child’s learning during the school closure. If you haven’t signed up for Remind, attached you will find instructions on how to register. We know that remote learning puts an additional burden on our families and we want to assure you that we will continue to work as partners to keep your child academically engaged.

Nuestros maestros han estado utilizando Remind para comunicarse con las familias sobre los próximos pasos para el aprendizaje remoto. No se pierda actualizaciones importantes para ayudar a apoyar el aprendizaje de su hijo(a) durante el cierre de la escuela. Si no se ha registrado en Remind, adjunto encontrará instrucciones sobre cómo registrarse. Sabemos que el aprendizaje remoto supone una carga adicional para nuestras familias y queremos asegurarle que continuaremos trabajando como socios para mantener a su hijo involucrado académicamente. 

COVID-19 Updates

Please visit our COVID-19 page for the latest updates.

Resources for Academic Learning

Many of you have inquired about online resources to keep your child academically engaged during the school closure. Here is a list of online resources broken out by grade levels and subjects that you can use. Many of the activities listed on the Choice Board Activities sheet require no technology.

Community Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

Below is a list of community resources to help you during this difficult time. Here you will find information on free meals for children, food pantry and food boxes, local take out deals, as well as emotional support resources. Please stay safe, and we will get through this together.

COVID-19 Update - March 12, 2020

In the Littleton District, the health and safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. Please know that we are monitoring the spread of this infectious disease closely alongside of our public health department. In addition, officials assure us that the risk in our community is currently low. We invite you to read through our March 12 letter to parents to learn more.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Attention, Littleton families! We want you to know that Littleton Elementary School District is working to help limit the spread of infection by consistently supplying schools with soap, sanitizers, paper towels, and tissues in our facilities. We have a routine cleaning schedule for all of our campuses because we care about the environment of our students and staff. We also take extra measures prescribed by the Maricopa Department of Public Health when there is any evidence of something that might be community-spread. Currently, there is no confirmed community spread of COVID-19. People should take all of the precautions they might take during any flu season such as good hand-washing, covering a cough, and wiping common area surfaces. Please see the letters below for more information.

VITA Program
At this time, the VITA Program has suspended its free tax preparation service. However, they have an alternate way for you to still get your taxes done for free from home. Please see their closure notice as well as their My Free Taxes flyer
Tax Credit

Remember to donate to our tax credit program. Married couples may donate up to $400 and singles up to $200. Any donation serves as a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on filed state income taxes. Estrella Vista has a premier after school program. By making a donation, you help us maintain a competitive sports program along with clubs and organizations. Please donate in our office or visit our Business Resources page for more information. Thank you for your support!