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TAXPAYERS, LOWER YOUR TAXES AND SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS!
 
TAX CREDIT: HOW DOES IT WORK?

A Tax Credit, which is the dollar-for dollar reduction of your tax liability, is better than a tax deduction, which only reduces your taxable income before taxes are computed.

Instead of sending all your state taxes to the State of Arizona, you can make a contribution to a public school. A.R.S. §43-1089.01 allows taxpayers a TAX CREDIT  up to $200.00 for “Single” or “Head of Household” tax filers and up to $400.00 for “Married Couple Filing a Joint Return” when contributing to EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES in public schools. This gives you the opportunity to help your local school. The tax credit is available to all taxpayers, regardless of whether they have children in school. It would be advisable to consult your tax advisor regarding your specific tax status.

What is an EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY?

Extracurricular activity means any optional, non-credit educational or competitive school sponsored activity that supplements the education program of the school. Activities such as sports, visual and performing arts, field trips, outdoor education or character education programs can be funded with tax credit money. Extracurricular activities do not include any events that are recreational, amusement or tourist activities.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
You may select which school and which program you would like to support. The amount of the tax credit you take does not have to be for the total allowance. You can make a difference in our schools with just $50.00, $75.00, or $100.00. In addition, the credit may be split between one or more schools and/or one or more programs. 

HOW CAN I TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE TAX CREDIT? UPDATE

Complete the attached form and return to the school of your choice by April 15, 2020 or mail to the District Office prior to April 15, 2020 in order to take it off your State of Arizona taxes at the time you file for 2019. Arizona Tax Credit Donation Form
Create an online payment by going to this link  

It is easy! The District will provide you with a receipt verifying that you have contributed to an eligible extracurricular activity.

For more information contact Wendy Taylor at the District Office, 623-535-6000.

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize the Litchfield Elementary School District (LESD) either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction

COVID

Thank you for choosing Litchfield Elementary School District!
 

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HealthyVerify Certified

We are pleased to announce that Litchfield Elementary School District has successfully completed its intensive HealthyVerify certification process. We are among the first school districts in the state to achieve this status that represents a rigorous third-party examination of our health and safety protocols. Thank you to our A+ staff members who've committed themselves to the health and safety of our Litchfield family. 

 

Updated Friday, april 30

Thanks to educators being prioritized for vaccinations, encouraging research by the Center for Disease Control, and Litchfield Elementary School District’s strong mitigation plan that is HealthyVerify certified, we are thrilled to have students back in classrooms! 

Please continue to adhere to health and safety standards to slow the spread of the coronavirus. You can help keep students in classrooms by limiting your outings and gatherings, wearing face coverings, washing hands frequently, and staying home when ill. 

We offer you our deepest gratitude for your support during this remarkable challenge. Our teachers, staff, families, and students have shown exceptional flexibility and grace in what is likely the most substantial crisis we as educators will see in our lifetime. We are humbled by your support and honored to partner with you in support of your child’s growth and education.

Thank you for choosing Litchfield Elementary School District.

#Maskup

With health and safety as our top priority, and in consultation with Maricopa County Department of Public Health and HealthyVerify, Litchfield Elementary School District will continue the mitigation plan adopted by our Governing Board on August 11, 2020 that requires face coverings to be worn by students, staff members, and visitors to school and district facilities.

The rescinding portions of Governor Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-51 and Emergency Order 2020-04 issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services still allows for local governance on this issue and Litchfield Elementary School District will continue to follow the District’s adopted mitigation plan. 

 

LESD COVID-19 DASHBOARD

Updated: Friday, April 30
 

Current Active COVID Cases - On Campus
“Current active COVID cases on campus” reflect students and staff members participating in on-campus activities who have tested positive for COVID-19. Individuals who test positive are excluded from participation in any in-person/on-campus activity until the isolation period and guidelines are met. Once the individual has completed the isolation period their case is no longer considered active and it is removed from the “Current Active COVID Cases” count. 

Current Active COVID Cases - Off Campus
“Current active COVID cases off campus” reflect students and staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 but were not on campus on day one (1) of their designated isolation period. Individuals who test positive are excluded from participation in any in-person/on-campus activity until the isolation period and guidelines are met. This typically includes individuals in Digital Learning Academy and Distance Learning. Once the individual has completed the isolation period their case is no longer considered active and it is removed from the “Current Active COVID Cases” count. Data is reliant on cases being reported to Litchfield Elementary School District.

Current COVID-Like Illness - On Campus (symptoms or test result pending)
A “Current COVID-like illness on campus” reflects students and staff members in isolation due to symptoms and/or test results pending. Individuals in Digital Learning Academy and Distance Learning are typically excluded. 

Current Active Quarantine - On and Off Campus 
“Current active quarantine” cases reflect all students and staff members exposed to someone with COVID-19. This data is reliant on cases being reported to Litchfield Elementary School District.

Total COVID Cases (cumulative since 10-23-2020)
“Total COVID cases” reflect all of the COVID positive staff and students that have been reported since 10-23-2020 (when the LESD COVID Dashboard began).

The communication regarding positive, or potentially positive, COVID-19 tests falls within the HIPAA guidelines and the privacy rights of students and staff must be protected. When a positive case is reported to any LESD school it is immediately reported to Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

After Maricopa County Department of Public Health has investigated and confirmed the positive case, the school will gather additional information, identify any potential close contacts, and prepare communication for staff and the community. Anyone who is identified as a "close contact" will be sent a notification that they may have been within six feet for 15 minutes or longer with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19. If anyone is required to quarantine as a result of being in close contact, their notification will include a return date (a negative COVID-19 test will not allow an individual to return earlier than specified). 

Disclaimer: All COVID-19 data shared by the Litchfield Elementary School District is for informational purposes only and will be updated every Friday. Information shared is based on what is shared with the district and can be verified with MCDPH. Data in the table below is current as of Thursday at 4:00 PM on the day prior to publishing. Litchfield Elementary School District is not liable for lack of information we have not received or been able to verify.

Click here to view the LESD COVID-19 Dashboard
Updated: Friday April 30, 2021
(Data is updated every Friday.)

MCPH Contact info

If you have questions about an exposure notification you received from your child's school and need further clarification of the guidelines Litchfield Elementary School District is following for COVID-19, please see Maricopa County Public Health's FAQ's. You can also speak to someone directly at MCPH by calling the COVID-19 Parent Hotline. Dial 2-1-1, then press Option 6 for COVID-19, and then Option 3 to connect to a hotline staff member. You also can submit your questions through MCPH Contact Us web form.

Report COVID cases to your child's school

Please contact the school nurse at your child' school to report your child's positive COVID-19 test. 

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