VCS East Hawk Talk

November 2020

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Announcements

Family/Teacher Conferences

Virtual conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 20th. Teachers are sending out invites on Tuesday, 11/2, and you can also click the button below to access links to appointments (they will be live on Monday, 11/2).


K-4 Families:

  • Select ONLY ONE slot with your child's homeroom teacher.


5-6 Families:

  • Select ONLY ONE slot with your child's homeroom teacher.
  • Content teachers will provide notes to homeroom teachers to go over during your conference.
  • Should you need to speak with a teacher other than your child's homeroom teacher, please contact them directly to set up an appointment on another day.


7-12 Families:

  • Under normal in-person circumstances, we typically have all 7-12 teachers in one space, and families have the opportunity to wait in line to see any teacher they wish. In a virtual setting, it's impossible for all of our teachers to see every family of every student they serve on conference day.
  • Should you run into scheduling issues on conference day, please contact teachers directly to set up an appointment on another day.

Student Social Groups

VCS HAWKS...Are you missing your friends and wanting a social outlet? Are you struggling with mental health due to lack of socialization? Consider joining the school's mental health team for a fun and relaxed time to get to know other peers and ensure that you are receiving much needed social interactions. No reservations are required, links will be sent to your school email weekly, so just pop in if you can--all are welcome!


  • Grades 9th-12th - Mondays @ 3:10 pm-3:45 pm

  • Grades 7th & 8th - Tuesdays @ 2:40 pm-3:10 pm

  • Grades 5th & 6th - Wednesdays @ 2:20 pm-2:39 pm

  • Grades 3rd & 4th - Tuesdays @ 8:00 am-8:15 am

  • Grades 1st & 2nd - Fridays @ 8:00 am-8:15 am

  • Grades Kindergarten - Mondays @ 8:00 am-8:15 am

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

Our Book Fair is online November 9th-22nd! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25.

It's a new school year... let's instill a new-found love of reading!


Click the button below to visit the Virtual Scholastic Book Fair with your child to discover new books together!

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support our school or your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you other than what you choose to buy on Amazon.


Follow these steps:


  1. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones.
  2. Look for Vanguard Classical School, Inc. if you'd like to donate to our school.
  3. Every time you purchase an item through AmazonSmile, VCS receives a donation!


Thank you for your generous contributions!

Attendance

Please make sure to call the front desk at 303-338-4110 when your child will be or has been absent from class. You will receive an automated phone call in the evening if your child was absent from any classes throughout the day if you do not call in to notify us of the absence. You may email teachers to get make up work, but call the front desk, as well.

Core Virtue of the Month

Wonder

  • Wonder is to stop and say: “Wow!”
  • Wonder is to delight in beauty and mystery.
  • Wonder is the first step on the path to knowledge.
  • Wonder is to marvel at mystery, to stand in awe before the unexplained.

Resources from the School Health Professionals

It’s important to get your household ready for COVID-19. As a family, you can plan and make decisions now that will protect you and your family.


Stay informed and in touch

  • Get up-to-date information about local COVID-19 activity from public health officials including the Tri-County Health Department. https://www.tchd.org/818/Coronavirus-COVID-19
  • Create an emergency contact list including family, friends, neighbors, healthcare providers, teachers, and employers.
  • Prepare for possible illness
  • Consider members of the household who may have an increased risk for severe illness.
  • Choose a room in your house that can be used to separate sick household members from others.


Those at higher risk for severe illness


Take everyday preventative actions

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Wear a mask when you go out in public.
    • Masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.


What to do if you are sick

If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild symptoms and are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.

  • Keep track of your symptoms.
  • If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get emergency medical care immediately.


Protect Your Health This Flu Season

It’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter. Healthcare systems could be overwhelmed treating both patients with flu and patients with COVID-19. This means getting a flu vaccine during 2020-2021 is more important than ever.


While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19 there are many important benefits, such as:


  1. Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.
  2. Getting a flu vaccine can also save healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19.

Safe2Tell

Safe2Tell Colorado gives YOU a safe, anonymous way to help someone who is struggling or hurting. Learn what to look for, what to listen for, and what to report.

Quick Links

Are you having Tech Issues?

Submit tickets to itsupport@vanguardclassical.org.


Our team will work to resolve your issues in a timely manner.

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. Torres, Ms. Zewdu, or Ms. Holtz for assistance at 303-338-4110.

Pay 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.

VCS East Events

Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, Nov. 9th, 7:15am to Sunday, Nov. 22nd, 11pm

This is an online event.

Conferences

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 8am-7pm

This is an online event.

NO SCHOOL ~ Comp Day

Friday, Nov. 20th, 7:45am-3:30pm

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Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 23rd, 7:45am to Friday, Nov. 27th, 3:30pm

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