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Superintendent’s Office

Dear Parents and Families,

We hope you are enjoying your summer. This year, we are excited to open a new school, Blue Horizons Elementary for K-5th grade students and also Liberty Elementary rebuilt for K-8th grade students. Both of these construction projects were made possible with bond funding approval from our community. 

We want to provide you with current information on the start of school. Liberty Elementary School District is offering two options for student learning next year: In-Person Learning and Remote Learning. Both options are intended to be a year-long placement. All children will be automatically placed in an In-Person Learning classroom unless parents have completed the form to select Remote Learning. If you are interested in Remote Learning and have not yet enrolled, please click here.

This past year, we experienced a number of changes as we responded to changing COVID community spread and updated guidance from health departments. We know that you have questions about what school will be like this next year and what mitigation strategies will continue to be used. Click here to learn more. As much as possible, our schools are returning to pre-COVID operation. However, we will continue to keep students within cohorts and maintain cleaning and hand-washing protocols. Our goal is to keep students in school as much as possible with the least disruption. Our district is still required to follow Arizona Department of Health quarantine and isolation guidelines when students are exposed. 

We are pleased to welcome visitors and volunteers back to our campuses. We have missed you! Please take a few minutes to complete a volunteer application in advance to the start of school so we can support you in getting started right away. Click here to access the volunteer application.

This year, our teachers will be very focused on accelerating children’s learning to ensure all children are on track for success. Over the summer, we offered extended Summer Labs for kindergarten through 2nd grade students. We will continue to offer tutoring and other interventions for K-8 children who need targeted support.

You can expect to see first-hand our district values of excellence, innovation, equity, collaboration, grit, and integrity as we demonstrate with our actions our continued commitment to an exemplary education for your child as well as your child’s health and safety. Please check our website regularly for updated information in the coming weeks as we prepare for the start of an exciting new year. Thank you for your continued support.



Lori Shough, Ed.D.


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Dr. Lori Shough, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools