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April Newsletter

Yearbook Orders Extended to May 31st!


Vanguard East's yearbooks are on sale now until 5/31!


  • Hard cover yearbooks: $25
  • Soft cover yearbooks: $20

Remote Learning Through the End of the School Year

April 3, 2020


Dear VCS Families,


The safety and security of our students, families, and staff is our priority. Due to Governor Polis issuing a statewide school closure through April 30th, Vanguard Classical School has decided to close both campuses, East and West, for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This decision aligns with Aurora Public Schools’ announcement.


VCS staff is committed to progressing through the current Remote Learning Plan, and will continue to make connections with your students through weekly communication.

Additionally, the VCS Leadership Team is developing a plan for families to pick up student belongings. Because of the Governor’s stay-at-home order, we will determine specific dates for material pick-up after the order has been lifted.


Please know that we, too, are experiencing a range of emotions and are working hard to make the best of this situation. We miss our students very much.


We appreciate your understanding, and we will continue to update you as new information is made available.


Sincerely,


VCS Leadership Team

Staff Member of the Month

Ms. Richardson, ELD Coordinator

We are so lucky to have Ms. Richardson on our team. Over the course of her time with us, Ms. Richardson has developed a great ELD program. She supports several of our students and teachers in grades K-12.


Next year, Ms. Richardson will join the VCS East leadership team as our K-12 Dean of Students!

April Core Virtue...Forgiveness

  • Forgiveness is having enough heart to let go of hurt.
  • It is finding it in your heart to pardon others or excuse others of their actions and it is freeing yourself from anger and the other from guilt.

Honoring K-5 Quarter 3 Academic Accomplishments

When stay-at-home orders are lifted, hard copies of 3rd quarter report cards and awards for students who earned them for 3rd Quarter Core Virtues, Academic Achievement, High Honor Roll, and/or Honor Roll will be mailed.

Graduation for Our Seniors

The school year for our seniors will be extended for five school days in order to allow for enough time for the students to complete the necessary work. We will then be having a virtual graduation on May 23rd in order to honor the Class of 2020. Finally, we will be having a traditional graduation ceremony in December of 2020 so that the students can walk across the stage and have family and friends celebrate their accomplishments.

From Our School Health Professionals - Mental Health

There is no question that due to the recent events in the world regarding COVID-19 families are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress, fear, uncertainty, and anxiety. Mental health is extremely vital during these trying times. Amid this crisis, being aware of the impact the virus has on mental health and how to support your family’s mental health needs can make a very big difference. There are a few things you can do at home to help boost your family’s mood and support their mental health. Talking to children about COVID-19, answering their questions, and exploring their thoughts can offer reassurance to children who are scared or experiencing stress. Another helpful tip may be to limit screen time for your children. This gets rid of distractions and gives them time to wind down, play, and spend quality time with family members. You also may choose to support mental wellness by focusing on gratitude.


It is easy to think about things that we are missing at this time, but it may help to create a list of things that we are thankful for each day. Establishing a routine can also provide stability and security to children. Simple things like waking up, cooking breakfast together, and working on educational activities can all help stimulate your child’s mind and provide a sense of normalcy.


For more information regarding mental health and COVID-19 please visit the following websites.


https://www.childrenscolorado.org/conditions-and-advice/parenting/parenting-articles/coronavirus-anxiety/


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html