VCS East Hawk Talk

May 2021

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In-person students should be at school every day unless they are sick or quarantined. It is very difficult to plan for students when they are expected at school but then stay home for the day and login. Thank you for your support and understanding on this matter.

Attendance in every class every day is essential for your child's academic growth. 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.

Staff Appreciation Week, 5/3-5/7

  • Monday, 5/3: Write your teacher(s) a small note, email, poem, or card
  • Tuesday, 5/4: Wear your favorite staff member's favorite color.
  • Wednesday, 5/5: Build, draw, pick, or purchase flowers for your teacher(s)
  • Thursday, 5/6: Bring in a sweet treat for your teacher(s).
  • Friday, 5/7: Bring a gift card for your teacher(s).


  • Please send your child with a doubled layered mask every day. If possible, please send a backup as there are many times where they need to switch out their mask.
  • Remind your child to keep their mask pulled up over their nose.

Planning for 2021-2022

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

Front Desk: 303-338-4110

Last Day of School

Dismissal is at 12:00 pm on Friday, 5/28.

Remote Student Material Drop Off, Wednesday, 5/26, 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Items such as textbooks, novels, Chromebooks, chargers, and any other school-issued item must be returned on Wednesday, 5/26 between 9:00 am-1:00 pm.

Chromebook Return/Possible Fees

Remote Students Chromebook Return

  • Remote students will return their materials on Wednesday, 5/26.
  • All VCS Chromebooks and chargers should also be returned on that day.

In-Person Students Chromebook Return

  • On Thursday, 5/27, in-person students will return their Chromebooks.

Guidelines and Expectations

  • Students do not need to return headphones.
  • Please walk your child through a basic cleaning of these devices prior to their collection. Here are your Chromebook cleaning guidelines:
    • Make sure the device is turned off
    • Use the Chlorox/Lysol wipes
    • Squeeze the excess liquid out of the wipes before wiping down the devices. This prevents the extra liquid from penetrating the device interior.
    • Wipe down the outside, inside (keyboard and mouse)
    • Remove any gunky areas of stuck-on residue
    • Remove any stickers and their residue (other than the white asset tag)
    • Return the charger

Please note that there will be a charge for any damage done to the Chromebook. This includes damage from personalizing (stickers, engraving, etc.).

2021-2022 Remote Learning Option Survey

Both VCS East and VCS West are fully intending to return to full in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year. If there is adequate family interest, VCS is also considering a separate fully remote option for the 2021-22 school year only. This remote option would be independent from the regular instruction and instructors would be hired specifically for this program. Families that choose the remote option would be committing to remote learning for the entire year. They would also be responsible for providing adequate internet connectivity for their child(ren).

Innovation Learning Summer Program

Innovation Learning will be offering Camp Discovery at Global Village Academy East and West this summer. They would like to include our VCS families who need summer camp care.
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We will have a yearbook this year!

K-12 families...we need your help!

Send teachers photos of your child in their remote learning space, doing a fun activity with the family, enjoying time outside, etc.

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

Core Virtue of the Month: Joy

  • Joy: a feeling of great pleasure and happiness

Resources from the School Health Professionals


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COVID-19 Resources/Information

FREE Vaccine Clinic for Students

We are excited that all Coloradans ages 16 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Aurora Public Schools is partnering with STRIDE Community Health Clinic to host a FREE vaccination clinic for our families. The clinic will be open to individuals ages 16 and older.

Friday, May 7

1:30-7:30 p.m.

Hinkley High School Parking Lot

1250 Chambers Rd.

Aurora, CO 80011

You do NOT need to be a U.S. citizen to receive a vaccine. Providers cannot require ID before offering you a vaccine. Also, state and local public health agencies will NEVER share your information for any immigration or law enforcement purposes.

Vaccines are free of charge and will be provided by appointment only. Please register and make your appointment at the link below. You will need to register each individual in your family separately. STRIDE staff may ask you for ID and proof of insurance. However, you do not need to provide an ID or proof of insurance to receive a vaccine.

Register Here:

  • Everyone signing up must be at least 16 years old by the date of the COVID vaccination. Anyone 16 or 17 years old must arrive with a parent or legal guardian in order to be vaccinated.
  • Upon submitting the registration information, an automated email will be sent to the email address you provided. This email will include a link to sign up for the UC Health Portal at We encourage everyone registering for a vaccination to also sign up for this portal. However, signing up for the UC Health Portal is not required.
  • STRIDE will be offering the Pfizer vaccine only. Two doses are required at least 21 days (three weeks) apart. Once you get your first Pfizer vaccine, you will be automatically scheduled for your second dose three weeks later at the same time and place. Please note that you are considered 95% protected against COVID-19 infection two weeks after your second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

This is a drive-through event. Everyone should remain in their cars throughout the vaccination process. However, if you are registered for the event and are taking public transportation, you can walk up to be vaccinated.

  • STRIDE staff may ask you for ID and proof of insurance. However, you do not need to provide an ID or proof of insurance to receive a vaccine.
  • Eat something and drink some fluids prior to arrival for your vaccination.
  • Wear a t-shirt or top that allows for easy access to your upper arm without having to remove clothing.

Have you moved, changed your phone number, or would like to add/remove people who can pick up your child?

Please contact our front desk when there is a change in your personal information so that we may update it in our system.

Front Desk: 303-338-4110

Click the pdf below to download our 2021-2022 calendar.

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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

Graduating Seniors Family Meeting

Thursday, May 6th, 5:30pm

This is an online event.

Staff Appreciation Week

Monday, May 3rd, 7:45am to Friday, May 7th, 3:30pm

VCS East

CoGAT Screening

Monday, May 3rd, 8am-2:30pm

VCS East

Junior/Senior Prom

Saturday, May 15th, 6-8:30pm

VCS East

VCS Board Meeting

Thursday, May 20th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

High School Graduation

Monday, May 24th, 6pm

VCS East

  • Limited to 5 family members only
  • The ceremony will be live-streamed for friends and family unable to attend in person.

Remote Learning Materials Drop Off

Wednesday, May 26th, 9am-1pm

VCS East

8th Grade Continuation

Wednesday, May 26th, 6pm

VCS East

Limited to 2 family members only. This includes siblings.

Kindergarten Continuation

Friday, May 28th, 9am

VCS East

Limited to 2 family members only. This includes siblings.

K-5 Field Day

Thursday, May 27th, 8am-2:30pm

VCS East

6-12 Color Run

Friday, May 28th, 8-11:30am

VCS East

Last Day of School

Friday, May 28th, 7:45am-12pm

VCS East

The Last Day of School is a half day, so ALL students will be dismissed at 12:00 pm.