District Quill

Stay updated on relevant information applicable to all Legacy campuses

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (October)

Teacher of the Month (October): Terri Wilburn (PE Teacher) Reason Nominated: Ms. Wilburn is one of our exceptional PE teachers. She supports her students not only in physical health but also in social-emotional learning. She is a team player and

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (October)

Teacher of the Month (October): Alanah Nicosia (Kindergarten-Grade Two Music and Theater Teacher) Reason Nominated: Alanah is always prepared, ready to help, patient and fun. She brings joy to the kids and helps every staff member when she can. Even

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Winter Break Campus Closures

As we look forward to the holiday season and upcoming breaks, we remain committed to doing all we can to ensure the wellbeing, health and safety of our Legacy communities. Therefore, in an effort to further mitigate the spread of

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (October)

Teacher of the Month (October): Jennifer Pichardo (Kindergarten Teacher) Reason Nominated: Jennifer is a wonderful lead teacher who is always ready to help with anything. She encourages our team and makes our meetings fun and engaging. She knows where to

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (October)

Teacher of the Month (October): Erica Bitz (Junior High Math Teacher) Reason Nominated: Erica was nominated for her willingness and drive to go the extra mile to help ensure she is supporting ALL students in her classroom. She makes math

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (October)

Teacher of the Month (October): Cheyna Bonas (Fourth Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: Cheyna has been working so hard as the fourth grade lead. She always has a great attitude and is always willing to help and go the extra mile.

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (November)

Teacher of the Month (November): Kelly Reap (Second Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: Kelly is an amazing team lead! She is always willing to help and is always encouraging her teammates and those around her which is much needed during this

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (November)

Teacher of the Month (November): Jennifer Braithwaite (Lead ESS Teacher) Reason Nominated: Jennifer has been working tirelessly to get all the records for her students and all ESS students up to date. We couldn’t do it without her! Staff of

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (October)

Teacher of the Month (October): Jordan Cuellar (First Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: Jordan is great with her classes and always punctual. She has wonderful management of her students. She has gone above and beyond in preparing her grade level with

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (November)

Teacher of the Month (November): Amanda Crandall (Second Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: Amanda handled coming onto the second grade team with such grace after having so many changes happen at the beginning of the year. She took on the second

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (October)

Phoenix Elementary School Teacher of the Month (October): Megan Wells (Fifth Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: Megan continues to go above and beyond for the fifth grade team. She’s available when the team has questions, is always thinking of new methods

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (October)

Teacher of the Month (October): Yvette Eide (Kindergarten Teacher) Reason Nominated: Mrs. Eide has been with Legacy Traditional Schools for three years. She brings an energy of positivity, enjoyment and enthusiasm for our kindergarten students. Mrs. Eide is one of

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (October)

Teacher of the Month (October): Agustina Bosio (Fifth Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: Agustina is very organized, efficient and a great team leader. She is always willing to help and do what is best for students and her colleagues. Staff of

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (October)

Teacher of the Month (October): Brian Hancock (PE Teacher) Reason Nominated: Brian always helps out several teachers from multiple grade levels but he also helps even more students! Staff of the Month (October): Alexandria Adames (Aide) Reason Nominated: Alexandria works

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (October)

Teacher of the Month (October): Jenni Misener (RISE Teacher) Reason Nominated: Jenni is always so positive and willing to help out wherever needed. She’s simply amazing. She greets everyone with a genuine, contagious smile that brightens everyone’s day. Staff of

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (October)

Teacher of the Month (October): Kathryn Blevins (Third Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: Kathryn has made an amazing transition from junior high to third grade. She is always willing to help her team with anything and we are so thankful she

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (November)

Teacher of the Month (November): Joanna Proffitt (Computer Teacher) Reason Nominated: Joanna is an awesome computer teacher and is great with the kids. She is always willing to work outside of her class and help. Staff of the Month (November):

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (November)

Teacher of the Month (November): Amanda Brown (Third Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: Amanda does SO much for our team and is always going above and beyond to help us with technology issues. She is the definition of a true team member

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (October)

Teacher of the Month (October): Julia Shoemaker (Sixth Grade and Junior High ELA Teacher) Reason Nominated: Mrs. Julia Shoemaker was called upon to teach both sixth grade and junior high ELA since in-person learning began. She took on both roles

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (October)

Teacher of the Month (October): Carmen Esnal (PE teacher) Reason Nominated: Carmen is always positive, lifting others up, and assisting in every area. She is appreciated for her joy for the job and enthusiasm. You cannot have a bad day

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Legacy Students Share Love Of Science

Each year on Nov. 10, United Nations World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the significant role of science in society. In honor of World Science Day, Legacy-West Surprise students discussed what they love most about science and how

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Veterans Day Virtual Celebrations

Our Legacy campuses held some amazing Veterans Day flag ceremonies this year! Visit the campus Facebook pages below to view the celebrations. Thank you to all our veterans and their families for the sacrifices they have made! Arizona Avondale Casa

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Thanksgiving Travel Reminder (AZ)

If your family will be traveling or attending large gatherings in the coming weeks, we strongly encourage you to consider switching your child(ren) to online learning between Thanksgiving and winter break, and delay the return to in-person learning until the

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Veterans Day- No School Wednesday

Just a reminder that Wednesday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. There will be no school on Wednesday. Please look for a special virtual Veterans Day celebration on your campus Facebook page. Thank you to all our veterans for your service

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Virtual Event For New Valley Campuses Coming Soon

Curious about our three new campuses opening in the 2020-21 school year? You, your friends and family are invited to join us for our Virtual Parent Information Meeting led by Deputy Superintendent Patrick Grady! Prospective and new families can tune

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (September)

Teacher of the Month (September): Emily Craft (Music Teacher) Reason Nominated: She goes above and beyond for her students. She loves them dearly and makes music class such a bright spot in their day. Emily is so kind and generous

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (October)

Teacher of the Month (October): Cassandra Hinton (Student Support Coach) Reason Nominated: She is always so flexible and willing to help out different departments of the school. Staff of the Month (October): Brittnee Culwell (Secretary) Reason Nominated: Brittnee is always

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (September)

Teacher of the Month (September): Bethany Morton (P.E Teacher) Reason Nominated: Coach Morton is in our hallways every morning greeting the students and helping them get to class. Her warm smile is always shining. She is there whenever a student

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (September)

Teacher of the Month (September): Rachel Bennett (Middle School Specials Teacher) Reason Nominated: Mrs. Bennett is always cheerful and makes sure her students get the help they need. Teacher of the Month (September): Mrs. Evans (Fifth Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated:

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (September)

Teacher of the Month (September): Renata DeVore (Second Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: Renata goes above and beyond to help the team. She volunteers her time to make math assessments and folders. She is amazing on her meets! Renata truly cares

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (September)

Phoenix Elementary School Teacher of the Month (September): Heather Odusanya (Third Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: Heather is such a great leader for not only her students but also the rest of the third grade team. Heather has gone beyond the

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (October)

Teacher of the Month (October): Mrs. Elias (Sixth Grade Online Teacher) Reason Nominated: She is an amazing leader and coworker. She helps build up her team to be effective teachers. April is a genuine person who cares about her students.

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (September)

Teacher of the Month (September): Leslie Contreras (Kindergarten Teacher) Reason Nominated: Leslie has an am and pm class of kindergarten students this year. She is our kindergarten lead teacher who leads her team fearlessly. She is a team player who

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (September)

Teacher of the Month (September): Mr. Jesus Cardenas (Spanish Teacher) Reason Nominated: Our teacher of the month for September 2020 goes out to Mr. Jesus Cardenas, our amazing Spanish teacher at the North Valley Campus. This new school year has been

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (September)

Teacher of the Month (September): Heather Kirk (Fourth Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: Heather has been a highly effective teacher for Legacy for some time and it’s challenging to ever walk in her class and find deficiencies. She is an incredible

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (September)

Teacher of the Month (September): Thomas Margherita (Fifth Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: Thomas is amazing with his kids. He is hard working and goes above and beyond to help out. He is very fun and provides a great role model

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (September)

Teacher of the Month (September): Alexandra Gonser (Sixth Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: Alexandra was nominated because she is so optimistic and positive with the students. She keeps fighting to be the best she can be and help her students grow

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (September)

Teacher of the Month (September): Kristi Bremer (Instructional Coach) Reason Nominated: Kristi has been balancing being a kindergarten teacher and instructional coach all at once! You can go to her at any time and she will make the time to

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (October)

Teacher of the Month (October): Hannah Gear (Fourth Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: Mrs. Gear has done incredibly well despite the circumstances in her grade group. She has held the fourth grade together by tooth and nail and sheer willpower the

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (September)

Teacher of the Month (September): Debra Myers (Kindergarten Teacher) Reason Nominated: Debra Meyers is our Kindergarten Lead Teacher. She leads her team with compassion and supports them at a high level. She always has a wonderful classroom environment and her

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (September)

Teacher of the Month (September): Sandra Piilo (Student Services) Reason Nominated: Sandra is always kind, supportive, and will always do all he can to help a colleague. She has stepped up to a big role this year and has done

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (Avondale)

Teacher of the Month (October): Andrea Baeza (Junior High Spanish Teacher) Reason Nominated: Andi is everywhere and always helping or taking over something. She stepped up and is taking on more responsibility and classes to cover for other teachers. She

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Six Tips To Help Develop Literacy At Home

Did you know that October is National Book Month, October 20 is National Day On Writing and November 1 is National Family Literacy Day? With so many significant celebrations surrounding us, we should take time to reflect on the importance

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Join Our Kindergarten Virtual Open House Event (NV)

Curious about Legacy’s kindergarten program? You, your friends and family are invited to join us for our Virtual Kindergarten Open House event! Prospective families can tune in on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. and explore a ‘Day in the Life’ of our Legacy

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (West Surprise)

West Surprise Teacher of the Month (August): Jill Fox (Art Teacher) Reason Nominated: Jill Fox was nominated as Teacher of the Month because she is always willing to go above and beyond to help! Not only does she step in and help

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Patriot Day Recognition (Surprise)

Surprise Legacy Surprise held a very special Patriots Day celebration. They honored local law enforcement and first responders with a color guard flag presentation, as well as a slideshow with photos of students and their first responder family members.

Teacher and Staff of the Month (Southwest Las Vegas)

Southwest Las Vegas Teacher of the Month (August): Stephanie Miranda (Second Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: For her heart and spirit. This lady’s beauty radiates from the inside out. Even when life is not ideal, she thrives in her craft. She is

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Teacher of the Year (Queen Creek)

Queen Creek Teacher of the Year (2019-20): Ashlee Gibson (Second Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: The image below describes Ashlee Gibson 100 percent. Mrs. Gibson is a true leader on the Legacy Queen Creek campus. Not only is she a highly effective

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (Phoenix)

Phoenix Elementary School  Teacher of the Month (August): Meagan Wiersma (Math Specialist) Reason Nominated: Meagan Wiersma is our math specialist and was voted teacher of the month because she jumps in and supports our students and our campus any way she can. 

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (Peoria)

Peoria Teacher of the Month (August): Ms. Geith (PE Teacher) Reason Nominated: She showed amazing flexibility during a time of great need on our campus. Normally an amazing PE coach, Ms. Geith stepped up to fill in for a second grade vacancy

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Patriot Day Recognition (Northwest Tucson)

Northwest Tucson On Patriots Day, Legacy Northwest Tucson honored their registrar Teresa’s husband Darin (who is a fire chief) for his 28 years of fire service. Below is an excerpt from the speech Ardemis Martin gave in his honor: “Today

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (North Valley)

North Valley Teacher of the Month (August): LaToya Mills (First Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: This year has started off rocky but Ms. Mills has taken on being a virtual teacher amazingly. She is there for her students and parents at all

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (North Chandler)

North Chandler Teacher of the Month (August): Ruth Resetar (Seventh and Eighth Grade English/Literature Teacher) Reason Nominated: She was nominated for going above and beyond with her morning duties helping the kindergarten students get to their classrooms. She is so sweet and

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (Maricopa)

Maricopa Teacher of the Month (August): Tiffany Voyles (Kindergarten Teacher) Reason Nominated: Tiffany is currently our AM kindergarten teacher. She’s stepped in to take our PM kindergarten position when needed without any hesitation. She is our kindergarten lead and does an

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (Laveen)

Laveen Teacher of the Month (August): Noemi Garcia (Spanish Teacher) Reason Nominated: Noemi is a collaborative team player. She is always going above and beyond helping all members on campus. She is patient, kind, and a great role model for all students.

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (Goodyear)

Goodyear Teacher of the Month (August): Michelle Carrillo (Fifth Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: She was nominated for being a leader and willing to help anyone at the drop of a hat. She always has a sense of calm patience about her

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (Glendale)

Glendale Teacher of the Month (August): Sara Mitchell (Second Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: For doing all the normal duties of a second grade teacher and being the lead teacher to help our new kindergarten team. Staff of the Month (August): Ryan Tokarski

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (Gilbert)

Gilbert Teacher of the Month (August): Stacy Phillips (Fourth Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: She always goes above and beyond to ensure her students and fourth grade team have what they need. Stacy finds the positive in each situation and approaches each

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (East Mesa)

East Mesa Teacher of the Month (August): Mrs. Kosier (Kindergarten Teacher) Reason Nominated: For being a great leader! Staff of the Month (August): Amanda Nowell (Registrar) Reason Nominated: For working so hard on enrollment.

Teacher and Staff of the Month (Chandler)

Chandler Teacher of the Month (September): Tressa Hanger (PE Teacher) Reason Nominated: For assisting around campus whenever and wherever needed. Staff of the Month (September): Victor Casiano (Facilities Manager) Reason Nominated: For hustling around the campus to ensure that everyone has what they

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (Casa Grande)

Casa Grande Teacher of the Month (August): Vanessa Garcia (Special Education Teacher) Reason Nominated: Vanessa is new to our special education department. She is such an asset to our campus and is a true joy. She has built relationships with her students

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (Cadence)

Cadence Teacher of the Month (August): Shaun Loveday (Sixth Grade Teacher) Reason Nominated: Mr. Loveday has been helping out so many different people and trying to help two new teachers. He wants to do his best and works hard each day to

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Teacher and Staff of the Month (Avondale)

Avondale Teacher of the Month (September): Alisa Bryant (Kindergarten Teacher)  Reason Nominated: Alisa embodies “Lynx Stand Together” – she is constantly sharing and using creative solutions to support the school community. Staff of the Month (September): Janelle Smith (Registrar)  Reason

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Kindergarten: Now Accepting Applications for 2021-22 (AZ and NV)

Kindergarten applications for the 2021-22 school year are now open! Legacy’s tuition-free kindergarten program empowers young learners to begin their well-rounded education journey and sets them on the right path toward academic success. Our accelerated, back-to-basics curriculum helps your child

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Expanding Civics Education For Legacy Students (AZ)

Legacy Traditional Schools, Arizona’s largest “A” rated and tuition-free public charter school network recognizes Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Celebration Day on Friday, Sept. 25 – emphasizing the need for children to be properly educated about the history and founding principles

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Vote For Legacy! (NV)

Did you know that our three Nevada campuses have been nominated for best charter schools in Las Vegas? This is the perfect chance to recognize what you love about your school! You can help us win by voting for your

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Fall Break LKC Deadline (AZ- Select Campuses)

Fall break is quickly approaching! If you are in need of childcare for the upcoming fall break and non-school days, please remember space is limited and the deadline to register at our west valley campuses is Wednesday, Sept. 30 by 8

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Legacy Shops Have Been Redesigned! (AZ and NV)

We are excited to share that our campus online stores have been redesigned with a beautiful new look and feel for the 2020-21 school year. The changes will allow Legacy families to navigate the shops more easily and quickly access

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Free Meals Available to All Students (AZ and NV)

We are excited to announce that we will be offering free breakfast and lunch to all students starting September 14! In accordance with a recent USDA announcement, Legacy campuses are now able to provide free meals through the end of

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Delay of In-Person Learning (NV)

As many of you know, the first day of in-person instruction on Nevada campuses is now scheduled for an anticipated date of Monday, Sept. 14. Please click here for more details surrounding this date change and visit our Safe Return to

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Uniform and Spirit Wear Reminder (AZ)

We wanted to remind all our students that Legacy Day will be celebrated every Friday that school is in session this year! This means that all students can wear spirit T-shirts, school sports jerseys or other school sponsored attire (such

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New Lunch Processes

Our Food Service team has implemented new procedures in the lunchroom this year, to ensure that students who purchase meals are able to go through lines quickly and have sufficient time to eat, while maintaining physical distancing.  We have printed

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Saxon Math Curriculum Update (NV)

As you know, COVID -19 has changed the educational landscape and forced schools to adapt rather quickly to meet the needs of students. As a result, the majority of fourth quarter instruction last year was conducted online and students missed

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Remember to Apply For Free Lunch! (AZ and NV)

As many of you know, your campus provides free or reduced-price lunch and breakfast as part of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to eligible families. But, did you know Legacy programs receive federal funding based on the number of eligible

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Onsite Support Services (AZ)

On Aug. 6, the Arizona Department of Health Services released new guidance for Arizona schools, to assist in their decision to safely reopen. Based on this guidance, Legacy campuses in Arizona made the difficult decision to delay the start of in-person learning.

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Legacy Launches Schoology

Online learning has become a reality for so many of our students this year. In order to support all our families in this new landscape of virtual learning, Legacy is proud to be utilizing Schoology, in place of Google Classroom. 

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Grab-and-Go Meals Available at All Campuses

Did you know that Legacy schools are providing breakfast and lunch for all our students even while they are learning remotely? Parents can pick up lunch and breakfast for the following morning now through Aug. 17 between 10 a.m. –

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