Dear Parent/Guardian,

Hello Vanguard Families!

We are very excited to welcome our students back to campus via our hybrid model. Provided is information you will need in preparation for on-campus instruction beginning October 26. Our virtual and hybrid models were designed to be fluid and allow for students to stay within the Teams platform. Schedules and the school day will remain the same.

Re-Opening Details:
  • Cohort A (All Middle School Students) - On Campus Monday & Tuesday
    * Virtual –Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
    ** Instruction will be via Teams in the same fashion as it is currently provided.

  • Cohort B (All High School Students) – On Campus Thursday & Friday
    * Virtual – Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
    ** Instruction will be via Teams in the same fashion as it is currently provided.

  • 100% Virtual – Virtual Monday through Friday 
    * Students will continue with the Teams platform and will livestream into their classes. 
    ** Students will continue with their same schedule. 
    *** There are no additional steps for this mode of teaching/learning as it will be supported by the staff on campus.

Health & Safety Plan:
Please review our updated Health & Safety plan located on the VFES website.

Hybrid Handbook:
The Communications Department will be sending this information out by the end of the week. 

Safety Precautions:
  • Please take your student’s temperature daily and follow the safety protocols outlined in the handbook. 

  • Masks- we are asking all students to arrive with their mask on and to have a back-up mask should they need to change it.

  • If your son/daughter is unable to wear a mask, please provide a doctor's note stating it is medically necessary for him/her to not use a mask. We are allowing face shields as alternatives for students who have medical needs.

Supplies Needed:
In an effort to minimize the use of communal supplies and the spread of germs, we are asking that each student arrive to school with the following: 
  • Backpack (students will not have access to lockers)

  • Pencil case and personal writing supplies

  • Fidget case for sensory items

  • Reusable water bottle (Preferably a plastic bottle. The cafeteria will have water available for purchase daily). Please label the bottle with your child’s name.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Ashley Smith
Program Supervisor
Kristin Meyer
Program Supervisor
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