The Hawk's Nest

April 30, 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. In the event that your child cannot be in class, make sure to call the front desk at 303-691-2384. 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.

Specials, Enrichment, and ELD classes are required for all K-8 students.

Staff Appreciation Week May 3 - 7

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Spirit Week May 3 - 7

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  • 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.



Remote Students Chromebook Return

Remote students will return their materials on May 26th

All VCS Chromebooks and chargers should also be returned on that day.

In-Person Students Chromebook Return

In-person students will return their Chromebooks on May 27th

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.).

Hearing and Vision Screening

Our VCS health team will be completing hearing and vision screening for students in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 7th grades during the month of May. If you do not want your student screened please contact our school nurse, Ms. Porter.

If you have a remote student or a student in 4th, 5th, or 8th grade that you would like screened screened please contact our school nurse, Ms. Porter.

Alisha Porter:

Last Day of School

Dismissal is at 12:00 pm on Friday, May 28th.

2021 - 22 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).

Planning for 2021 - 22

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

Front Desk: 303-691-2384

School Supplies for 21 -22 Purchasing Option

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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.


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: 303-691-2384

Talent Show

Calling all talents!

Do you love singing, dancing, playing an instrument, painting, juggling, sewing, skateboarding, playing a sport, gymnastics, reading poetry, doing magic tricks or have a passion for performing? Then this is the event for you, your friends and family! (Staff, this includes you!) Any talent that you have and want to share… Please do!

Send a video of yourself (90 seconds or less) performing your talent to Ms. James at by
May 19th to be a part of our Virtual Talent Show!

What: Virtual Talent Show
When: Online Video Event, May 26th
Why: To share your skills and talents with your community!

Yearbooks are on Sale!

2020 - 2021 Yearbooks can be pre-ordered at the front desk for $21.

Core Virtue of the Month: Joy

  • Joy a feeling of great pleasure and happiness

Resources from the School Health Professionals


Hello VCS West Families...

This is the school nurse Ms. Porter reminding you that if your child has medications needed at school or a health condition needing a health care plan from their physician, please drop them off at the school before they return to hybrid learning on March 22nd or March 23rd. Make sure all medications are properly labeled with your child’s name and prescription when dropping off and physicians orders signed.

Remember if you have not handed in your child’s UPDATED immunizations please send those to me or drop them off at the front desk. If you plan on excusing your child from immunizations, I will need an updated personal or medical exemption form filled out. All these forms can be downloaded below, filled out, and emailed to

Stay healthy, happy, and safe!!


COVID Testing

Recently, COVIDCheck Colorado (CCC) announced a partnership with the State of Colorado that allows all Colorado residents to access COVID-19 testing free of charge at any CCC site, including the APS Professional Learning and Conference Center (PLCC) north parking lot location.

With the increases in testing at the PLCC, we ask that all community members show up promptly for their registered appointments to minimize wait times. Additionally, CCC will be updating the testing process at the PLCC for more efficient service, including additional testing lanes, increased testing appointments and longer testing hours.

Community members, and others who would like to access tests at the PLCC should register here by clicking the button below.


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

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

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.
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VCS West Events

Staff Appreciation Week

Monday, May 3rd, 8am to Friday, May 7th, 3:15pm

Vanguard West

Spirit Week

Monday, May 3rd, 8am to Friday, May 7th, 3:15pm

VCS West

CogAT Screening

Wednesday, May 5th, 9am to Friday, May 7th, 11am

Vanguard West


Thursday, May 20th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Remote Learning Materials Drop Off

Wednesday, May 26th, 9am-1pm

VCS West

Kindergarten Continuation

Thursday, May 27th, 9am

VCS West

Due to COVID restrictions each student may bring two guests. We will hold the ceremony outside. Please bring your own lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.

1st Grade Continuation

Thursday, May 27th, 2pm

VCS West

Due to COVID restrictions each student may bring two guests. We will hold the ceremony outside. Please bring your own lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.

8th Grade Continuation

Thursday, May 27th, 5:30pm

VCS West

Due to COVID restrictions each student may bring two guests. We will hold the ceremony outside. Please bring your own lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.

Last Day of School

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

VCS West

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