The Hawk's Nest

September 4, 2020

The Hawk's Nest

Vanguard West will put out a monthly newsletter, "The Hawk's Nest," on the first Friday of each month!

Our Classrooms Have Invaded Your Homes!

We know our classrooms have invaded your homes, and we have certainly disrupted your privacy.

That said, we want to bring to your attention that we've seen and heard some things from students, adults, and other family members that would be deemed inappropriate in our classroom (for example: colorful language, inappropriate attire/not enough attire, etc.). We ask that you please make yourselves aware that between the hours of 7:50 am-3:15 pm, though we are "in your homes," you are also "in our classrooms," so please watch your language and make sure you are dressed appropriately.

Thank you for your support.

Potential Re-Opening

As soon as we get information from APS regarding whether to stay remote or move to in-person learning starting in the 2nd quarter, we will notify our VCS families of our plans.

We've been told we'll have an answer no later than 9/22, so please be on the lookout for notifications from us around that time.


Please make sure to call the front desk at 303-691-2384 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.

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.

Virtual Back to School Night

Vanguard West will host a virtual back to school night on September 10th from 5 pm - 6 pm. Our teachers will host two sessions with the same content to allow families to attend multiple presentations. We will send out more information via school messenger early next week.

Grab & Go Meals

Grab & Go Meals are now FREE to ALL APS/VCS students.

Families may go to ANY of the locations listed below.

Student names are required for meal pick up.

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Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Even though we started the year in remote learning, it is still important for every family to complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Application 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 2020-21 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 Ms. Prado and Ms. Cordero at 303-691-2384.

VCS West Registration




Due to the current circumstances, we will not be hosting our annual registration event. Instead, we are taking advantage of this unusual time to transition to more of a paperless organization. Please be sure to accurately complete the form (click the link below). It is extremely important for VCS to have your most updated information.

Feel free to contact the main office if you have any questions or need assistance filling out the form.

2020-2021 Parent/Student Handbook

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

iReady Diagnostic Window (8/26 - 9/17)

Wednesday, Aug. 26th, 8am to Thursday, Sep. 17th, 3:15pm

This is an online event.

Labor Day ~ No School

Monday, Sep. 7th, 7:30am-3:30pm

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Virtual Back to School Night

Thursday, Sep. 10th, 5-6pm

This is an online event.

First Day of Fall

Tuesday, Sep. 22nd, 12am

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Check out some of our remote learning office spaces!

If you'd like the chance to see your picture here please submit them after the weekly Class Dojo picture challenge! We are collecting pictures to begin making our 20-21 yearbook!