VCS East Hawk Talk

August 2021

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We're Hiring!

If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming a part of the VCS staff, we are looking to fill the following positions:

Lunchroom/Recess Monitors:

  • Hours: 10:00 am-2:00 pm each school day
  • Duties include behavior management and supervision in the lunchroom and/or at recess.
  • Required level of education: High School Diploma or higher
  • Starting salary: $15.86/hour

In-House Substitute/Paraprofessional:

  • Hours: 7:15-3:45 pm each school day
  • Duties include covering classes (mainly in grades 7-12) and other duties as assigned when not covering classes.
  • Required level of education: Bachelors Degree or higher
  • Starting salary: $15.86/hour

Please send resumes to Ms. Van Luit at AND Mr. Steele at

Student Registration Day is Thursday, 8/5 from 2:00-5:00 pm

  • Pick up schedules
  • Find out who your teachers are
  • Fill out required paperwork
  • Get your locker
  • Fill out free/reduced lunch application
  • Sign up to volunteer
  • Pay school and athletic fees
  • Drop off medications

Back to School Night is Thursday, 8/5 at 5:00 pm

We're doing Back to School Night a little differently this year by having it before the first day of school.


  • There will be two identical 30 minute sessions given by grade level teams. Presentations should be about 20-25 minutes with a 5-10 minute Q&A session at the end.


  • Families will have the opportunity to run through their child's schedule. Each period will be 10 minutes long. Presentations should be about 7 minutes long with a Q&A at the end.
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Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch

It is important for every family to complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Application every school year even if they think they do not qualify. Applications are available at and only take about 10 minutes to complete. If you applied last year, click ‘Login’ to enter the site and apply again for the 2021-22 school year. If you are applying for the first time, click ‘Register’.

Families who require assistance completing the application may contact the Nutrition Services Department at 303-343-0295 or their child’s school.

Why are Free and Reduced Applications Important?

  1. If your child qualifies for free or reduced price lunches, they qualify for free or reduced price breakfasts at school, free or reduced field trip admissions, and even free or reduced school fees (does not include athletic fees).
  2. Your child and many others may receive other school benefits. The number of applications that are returned and approved can affect how much funding our school gets to help students meet academic benchmarks, including materials like books and computers.

Some parents are concerned about listing income amounts and social security numbers on the application. Any personal information you provide will not be shared. Free and reduced price meal applications are confidential. Your information will only be used to determine your child's eligibility for the school meal programs. We cannot share your information without your written permission. Students who receive free and reduced price meals are not identified. No other students or staff will know who is and who is not receiving free or reduced meals.

Pay 2021-2022 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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Uniforms are back!

VCS will be returning to our traditional uniform. We will host our uniform sales at registration. If you have gently used uniforms that you would like to donate, please drop them off at our front desk.

School Supply Lists

Click the button below to access the school supply lists should you choose to purchase your own instead of going through EduKit.

VCS 2021-2022 Calendar

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2021-2022 Parent/Student Handbook

Click the button below to access the 2021-2022 Parent/Student Handbook. There have been some updates, so please read through this thoroughly. Enrolling in our school means you agree to all items presented in this handbook.

FREE Before/After Care with Innovation Learning

Click on the flyers below to learn more about FREE Before/After School Care and/or to learn how to register your child.

Picture Day is Tuesday, 8/17

Click the flyer for more information, and then click the button after picture day to place your order!

Event Code: FE161921

VCS East Campus Improvements & Updates

Over the summer we had our back parking lot completely redone, and our front parking lot repaired and resurfaced.

We are currently waiting on permits and drainage zoning for our field. We are hoping to break ground in October. We will keep you updated!

We are looking for a community member to join our Board of Directors!

We are looking for people with positivity and a passion for our mission to join our board of directors! We have one community member board seat open. At this time, there are no open seats for VCS parents/family members. Per our bylaws, we can only have on parent representative from each campus, and those spots are occupied.

Our board of directors assists us with our strategic direction and our long-term sustainability. Their leadership helps ensure our vision and values and our commitment to equity are lived out in our daily work.

Board members work collaboratively with other members, the executive director, and the school leadership team.

We value a broad range of personal and professional backgrounds.

Interested? Please contact our Executive Director Mr. Cerny at, to discuss this leadership opportunity.

Fall of 2021

VCS is planning to be fully in-person in the Fall of 2021. We are not offering a remote option, however, we will utilize remote learning for emergency purposes related to the pandemic.

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

Planning for 2021-2022

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

Front Desk: 303-338-4110


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Thank you for your support!

Resources from the School Health Professionals

Immunizations & Medications at School

It is a new school year which means we are in need of ALL your children's updated immunization records and medical forms. If your child has a medical or nonmedical exemption from immunizations we will need the correct form filled out, signed by your child's health care provider, and sent in to the health office.

You can find the exemption forms below or at this website:

Quick Links

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


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VCS East Events

Registration Day

Thursday, Aug. 5th, 2-5pm

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Back to School Night

Thursday, Aug. 5th, 5-6pm

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1st-12th First Day of School

Monday, Aug. 9th, 7:45am-3:30pm

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Kindergarten Screening

Tuesday, Aug. 10th, 8am to Thursday, Aug. 12th, 3pm

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Kindergarten First Day of School

Monday, Aug. 16th, 7:45am-3:15pm

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Individual Picture Day

Tuesday, Aug. 17th, 7:45am-3:15pm

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