The Hawk's Nest

August 6, 2021

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We're Hiring!

If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming a part of the VCS staff, we are looking to fill the following positions:

Lunchroom/Recess Monitors:

  • Hours: 10:00 am-2:00 pm each school day
  • Duties include behavior management and supervision in the lunchroom and/or at recess.
  • Required level of education: High School Diploma or higher
  • Starting salary: $15.86/hour

Please send resumes to Mrs. Keria McCafferty at AND Mr. Steele at

Meet and Greet is this Thursday, August 5 from 4 - 6 pm

  • Pick up schedules
  • Drop off school supplies
  • Find out who your teachers are
  • Fill out required paperwork
  • Get your locker
  • Fill out free/reduced lunch application
  • Sign up to volunteer
  • Pay school and athletic fees
  • Drop off medications
  • Sign up for clubs and sports
  • Sign up for free before and after school care

Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch

It is important for every family to complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Application every school year even if they think they do not qualify. Applications are available at and only take about 10 minutes to complete. If you applied last year, click ‘Login’ to enter the site and apply again for the 2021-22 school year. If you are applying for the first time, click ‘Register’.

Families who require assistance completing the application may contact the Nutrition Services Department at 303-343-0295 or their child’s school.

Why are Free and Reduced Applications Important?

  1. If your child qualifies for free or reduced price lunches, they qualify for free or reduced price breakfasts at school, free or reduced field trip admissions, and even free or reduced school fees (does not include athletic fees).
  2. Your child and many others may receive other school benefits. The number of applications that are returned and approved can affect how much funding our school gets to help students meet academic benchmarks, including materials like books and computers.

Some parents are concerned about listing income amounts and social security numbers on the application. Any personal information you provide will not be shared. Free and reduced price meal applications are confidential. Your information will only be used to determine your child's eligibility for the school meal programs. We cannot share your information without your written permission. Students who receive free and reduced price meals are not identified. No other students or staff will know who is and who is not receiving free or reduced meals.

Pay 2021-2022 School Fees Online

You can now pay your school fees through our online platform of RevTrak. You can go to our website or click here to pay any school fees your child may have. We will only be accepting online payments for school fees at this time.
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Uniforms are back!

Vanguard will be returning to our traditional uniform. We will host our uniform sales at meet and greet.

If you have gently used uniforms that you would like to donate, please drop them off at our front desk.

School Supplies

Click the button below to access school supply lists.

2021 - 2022 Calendar

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Parent/Student Handbook

Click the button below to access the 2021-2022 Parent/Student Handbook. There have been some updates, so please read through this thoroughly. Enrolling in our school means you agree to all items presented in this handbook.

Innovations Before and After Care

VCS is planning for the return of before and after school care. If you would like to get your student on the list for the 21-22 school year, please call our front desk, 303-691-2384.
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We are looking for people with positivity and a passion for our mission to join our board of directors! We have one community member board seat open. At this time, there are no open seats for VCS parents/family members. Per our bylaws, we can only have on parent representative from each campus, and those spots are occupied.

Our board of directors assists us with our strategic direction and our long-term sustainability. Their leadership helps ensure our vision and values and our commitment to equity are lived out in our daily work.

Board members work collaboratively with other members, the executive director, and the school leadership team.

We value a broad range of personal and professional backgrounds.

Interested? Please contact our Executive Director Mr. Cerny at, to discuss this leadership opportunity.

Fall of 2021

VCS is planning to be fully in-person in the Fall of 2021. We are not offering a remote option, however, we will utilize remote learning for emergency purposes related to the pandemic.

PLANNING FOR 2021-2022

If plans have changed and your child will not attend Vanguard this year please contact our front desk as soon as possible.

Front Desk: 303-691-2384


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If so, we'd love to have you share some positive reviews on Google and We'd also love to hear from you if you'd like to share a testimonial directly with us, send them to

Thank you for your support!

Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Log in to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal to access student course schedules and to check grades and attendance.

Contact Ms. Cordero or Ms. Prado for assistance at 303-691-2384.



It is a new school year which means we are in need of ALL your children's updated immunization records and medical forms. If your child has a medical or nonmedical exemption from immunizations we will need the correct form filled out, signed by your child's health care provider, and sent in to the health office.

You can find the exemption forms below or at this website:


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VCS West Events

Meet and Greet

Thursday, Aug. 5th, 4-6pm

Vanguard West

Meet the teachers and staff, see classrooms, drop of supplies, and learn about after school sports and clubs.

APS Back to School Event

Saturday, Aug. 7th, 10am

14200 East Alameda Avenue

Aurora, CO

Join us at the Aurora Town Center! We will have school supplies to give away. There will be access to immunizations and fun games!

First Day of School ~ 1st - 8th Grade

Monday, Aug. 9th, 7:45am-3:15pm

VCS West

Kindergarten Screening

Tuesday, Aug. 10th, 8am to Thursday, Aug. 12th, 3pm

Vanguard West

First Day of School ~ Kindergarten

Monday, Aug. 16th, 7:45am-3:15pm

Vanguard West

Picture Day

Wednesday, Sep. 1st, 8am

VCS West