Vanguard East News!
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.
VCS Leadership Team
Staff Member of the Month
Ms. Richardson, ELD Coordinator
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
Graduation for Our Seniors
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.