Gov. Doug Ducey and State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kathy Hoffman, jointly announced an extension to the closure of all Arizona public schools to April 10. This is from the press release released by the Governor’s office and Arizona Dept. of Education March 20, 2020.
The health and well-being of our students and staff continues to be a top priority. At this time we plan to resume school Monday, April 13. During this closure we are making every effort to help students with continuing education.
We are monitoring the Coronavirus, COVID19, situation and will continue to work directly with state and local public health officials to stay updated regarding new health advisories and to implement any further necessary measures. At this time, there are still no known cases of COVID-19 in our schools but we will continue to pro-actively plan for all possible scenarios.
We will continue to take cautionary measures and will be sanitizing our schools while the schools are closed. In addition to our existing health and safety protocols in place, we will be implementing the following procedures when school resumes:
Ensure that students and staff who are ill, especially with respiratory symptoms, stay at home
Ensure routine cleaning and disinfecting is happening in all areas of the building even after the schools have been sanitized.
Ensure that hand sanitizer, soap, paper towels, and facial tissues are widely available in school facilities
Remind students and staff to cover their coughs and sneezes with a facial tissue or elbow (not in hands)
Place signage and reminders for personal hygiene throughout the school for students and staff
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and clean your hands.
Thank you for your cooperation, patience, and understanding during this unprecedented time.
Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Alta Mesa
Looking for the best school for your child? Visit us at Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Alta Mesa, home of the Knights, where our small school is making a BIG difference in educating and elevating every single student! Come check us out and tour our campus.
Our LFPA Weekly brings exciting news!!!! We are pleased to announce the state has released letter grades and we have earned an “A” rating for 2019 from the Arizona Department of Education. A huge congratulations to all of our faculty, students, and parents for the hard work! At LFPA we are dedicated to ensuring our students receive a high quality education. Our outstanding rating shows that brick and mortar don’t make a school; people with great relationships and dedication to hard work make a school successful!
What makes us different?
Small school / Family atmosphere with less than 300 students campus wide
Serving students in grades K-8
Full Day Kindergarten
A variety of performing arts classes incorporated right into regular school day
Rigorous and engaging curriculum
FREE Before / After Care program *registration fee applies
Half-days every Friday
HQ Passionate teachers and Leadership
After school Enrichment Clubs
Engaging Field Trips
Minimal Homework Policy- because quality family time matters!
Knights Walk Weeks
AND SO MUCH MORE!
Kindergarten through 8th Grade
5761 E. Brown Road, Mesa, AZ
School Hours: 8:30 – 3:35
Early Release: 8:30 – 1:05
LFPA Alta Mesa is an accredited, Character Counts School
Welcome to LFPA Alta Mesa.
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As the director of Alta Mesa I am thrilled to be working within a school environment that really has the feel of “community.” I feel privileged to lead such a dynamic community where family members are visible, as well as having teachers and staff that cultivate an environment where students believe in themselves and it shows through their actions. As we progress through the school year, your input, feedback, and support will be critical to my leadership, the teaching and learning environment, and most importantly the success of your child in school.
At Alta Mesa we are always aiming to improve academic outcomes and constantly encourage our students to work to potential. In order for us to see the best results we need the help and support of our families. Below is a list of things you can do to help make sure your child comes to school prepared to do his/her best every single day:
Send your child to school every day on time.
Make sure your child gets eight hours sleep each night.
Establish a routine for studying. Give your child a quiet corner to read and regular time to do homework.
Keep in touch with your child’s teacher via e-mail, telephone, notes, or letters
Attend school-wide events, classroom events, and conferences
Learning Foundation and Performing Arts vision is to become a leader in education by inspiring learners to own their future.
The mission of LFPA is to provide a rigorous academic and performing arts environment that sets high expectations and motivates students to be successful.
We value all students as unique individuals who have the capacity to learn and succeed. We believe in an honest and respectful approach that develops students’ positive self-image and integrity.
All students have access to core subject teachers and paraprofessionals that are highly qualified and meet NCLB/ESEA requirements and the Arizona Department of Education plan for highly qualified teachers.
We approach academic instruction through a model known as direct instruction combined with a strategy known as project-based learning. We believe this combination will ensure the instructional strength required to help us reach our vision.
Our academic curriculum is research based and fully mapped to align with articulated state standards. In addition to content area academics, performing and fine arts are automatically a part of the student’s school day. Fine arts teachers use the National Standards for Arts Education. Our teachers reinforce the connections between literature, literacy and literary when teaching fine arts courses.
We see fine arts as an honest and respectful approach that develops students’ positive self-image and integrity. Studies indicate that students who have arts integrated in their classroom curriculum out-perform students who didn’t have an arts-integrated curriculum. Student test scores in all grade levels prove this to be the case at LFPA. We’ve also observed that students who work together in performing arts programs develop a more unified attitude with each other
Teachers and staff regularly communicate student progress and education strategies with parents through telephone calls, progress reports, parent conferences, newsletters and Internet connections. LFPA has a parent volunteer program that encourages parents to volunteer in classrooms, at field trips, fine arts performances and any area where extra help and support is beneficial. All stakeholders are invited to join and/or participate in meetings, support extra curricular activities and attend all performing arts and athletic events.
I invite you to visit our school, take a tour and allow us to provide your child with the best in education.
LFPA Values . . .
all students as unique individuals who have the capacity to learn and succeed
a faculty and staff as integral elements to student success
a diverse community and a respect for differences in culture, intellect, gender, age, and physical ability
accountability among students and staff
performing arts and extracurricular activities as experiences that prepare students for life in the real world
an honest and respectful approach that develops students’ positive self-image and integrity
a small, safe, and nurturing environment for the LFPA community
Please browse through our web site to find out more about our schools. We encourage you to contact us at the district or any of our schools with any questions or to tour a school.
Below are just a few of the concepts that ensure the success of our students.
Using best practices with student-centered, personalized learning and innovative instructional techniques.
A data driven student intervention program.
A program of consistent supplemental tutoring.
An integrated, student-centered, rich and challenging curriculum.
Well-rounded programs in art, theater, dance, and musical instruments.
Physical education and athletics programs .
Opportunities for families to be an integral part of their student’s educational experience.
A caring and nurturing environment in which students and staff work in partnership to develop skills for lifelong learning.