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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

Extended Day and Camp Registration

UPDATE (7/23):

Summer Camp update: Due to new limitations imposed on tuition-based programs, we will continue to host our two Summer Camps at Belen Soto Elementary and Rancho Santa Fe Elementary through August 14th, but have cancelled the planned Extended Day Care Distance Learner Support programs at Palm Valley Elementary, Mabel Padgett Elementary,  and Verrado Elementary.

Beginning August 17th, some form of child care will be available, but we are currently seeking clarification on what form they will take.

Health and safety issues are of the utmost importance in our preparations for camp.  Click THIS LINK to read some of the many protective measures being implemented this year. 

REGISTRATION FOR 2020-2021 EXTENDED DAY

All participants must be re-registered each year.

To register for a Camp or Extended Day:

- If you already have a DayCareWorks account, login to the parent portal to register.

- If you are new to the LESD Extended Day program, please click here to create an account.

Note: "Camp Only" registration is only for students who are not currently registered for AM, PM, AM/PM or Minimum Use Extended Day and entitles them to attend Extended Day on Early Release Days ONLY.  Registering for "Camp Only" enables families to then register for individual camps, including Inservice Day camps and break-time camps.  Whether your child is registered for an Extended Day program or for "Camp Only" you must enroll and pay for Inservice Day Camps and Fall/Spring Break Camps separately. 

Fall and Spring Break camps and early-release days are included in the price of full-day Preschool, but online registration is still required.  

Contact the Community Education office for information on LESD staff discounts.  

Good News!
No need to keep adding your personal information over and over again on paper forms. If you have a Username and Password from previously registering in one of our Community Education Extended Day Programs, sign into that account through the Parent Portal to register for any program we offer. Click on the “Registration” tab to enroll. Children must be re-registered every school year – registration does not carry over. 

Extended Day Programs

  • AM/PM Program – Attending Extended Day before school and after school

  • AM Program – Attending Extended Day before school ONLY

  • PM Program – Attending Extended Day after school ONLY

  • AM/PM Minimum Use Program – Attending Extended Day BEFORE & AFTER school a maximum of eight (8) days in a month (you select the days you want to attend)  

  • PM Minimum Use Program – Attending Extended Day AFTER school no more than eight (8) days in the month (you select the days you want to attend)

  • Camp Only Program – Attending Extended Day during Early Release Days, In-Service Days and Fall/Spring Camp weeks ONLY - not attending Extended Day any other time.  

All Extended Day programs (Except Summer Camp) are open 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

If at any time during the registration process you have questions, contact the Community Education Office at 623-535-6046, 623-535-6052, or 623-535-6042.

How to register

If this is your first time to register for a Community Education program, click REGISTRATION START.

If you have previously registered for a Community Education program, but need to add or change a program option, click: SCHOOLCAREWORKS HOME.