VCS will remain in the Remote Learning Model through the end of the 3rd quarter, March 21, 2021.

Contact Us

West Campus
P: 303.691.2384
F: 303.226.5529

East Campus
P: 303.338.4110
F: 303.338.4129


West Campus
801 Yosemite St.
Denver, CO 80230

East Campus
17101 East Ohio Dr.
Aurora, CO 80017

Team 4th Grade


Tuesday, Mar. 2nd READ ACROSS AMERICA, online event 8am - 3pm
Thursday, Mar. 4th, 2021 VCS EAST INFORMATION NIGHT, online event 6pm - 7:30pm
Friday, Mar. 12th, 2021 Last Day of 3rd Quarter
Monday, Mar. 15th - Friday, Mar. 19th, 2021 Spring Break, No School
Monday, Mar. 22nd, 2021 COHORT A in person
Tuesday, Mar. 23rd, 2021 COHORT B in person
Wednesday, Mar. 24th, 2021 ALL REMOTE, No in person classes
Thursday, Mar. 25th, 2021 PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES 8am - 7pm, online event
Thursday, Mar. 25th, 2021 4th Qtr Material Pick Up, at Vanguard Classical East, 8am -4pm
Thursday, Mar. 25th, 2021 VCS BOARD MEETING, 6:30pm, online event
Friday, Mar. 26th, 2021 NO SCHOOL ~ COMP DAY


Important Announcements

VCS is excited to be planning for a RETURN TO IN PERSON LEARNING starting in the 4th quarter on March 22nd, 2021. We will be using the Hybrid model as outlined in  this newsletter:  4th Quarter

⟡ We will be using PikMyKid to dismiss all students when we return to school in October. Please review this info and make sure you get registered at: PikMyKid

     You can find instructions on how to register for PikMyKid here: Register

⟡  The 2021/2022 school year is right around the corner, and WE ARE ENROLLING! Please spread the word about our awesome school!  

Please be sure to fill out the Intent to Return form. We need to know whichstudents will be returning to Vanguard for the 21/22 school year and which students will be leaving Vanguard. If you have a new student that you would like to enroll, please fill out the enrollment application on main page. Please call the school at 303-338-4110 or email Wendy Holtz at if you have any questions. The link to the Intent to Return form is here: Letter of Intent to Return

⟡ If you are enrolling a new student at VCS East, use this link:  New Student Enrollment

We take attendance at 8:00am, If your child will be absent, please call the front desk at 303-338-4110.   



Grab & Go Meals are now FREE to ALL APS/VCS students! Click Here for Grab&GoLocations

 Free COVID testing for all CO residents. Those who would like to access tests should register here:

Yearbook!  To order your yearbook online go to:  Enter code vanguardyb2021

⟡ We are excited to share with you that on Tuesday, 12/15, the APS Board voted unanimously to approve our 5 YEAR CHARTER RENEWAL!

⟡  Join us for Social Groups and Mindfulness Club! Click here for the 3rd Quarter Mental Health Flyer!

If you haven't completed the 2020/2021 school year registration for your child yet, follow this link  to complete the registration process.

     You can also pay your school fees and fill out the free/reduced lunch if you haven't done so already.



VCS Remote Learning



The links for classes during the 3rd quarter of remote learning:

Please check Class Dojo for important information from your teachers!

To connect with 4A Mr. Greenlee:

To connect with 4B Ms. Gauthier:

To connect with 4C Mrs. Welch:



*This schedule is subject to change


  • 4A - Nightly reading a minimum of 20 minutes

  • 4B - Nightly reading on, Either one book a night or a max of 25 minutes.On Wednesday nights use the "Record" feature on to record reading aloud.

  • 4C - Nightly reading a minimum of 20 minutes


Please refer to your students Google Classroom to find their To-Do lists, as well as Assignment due dates at


Core Virtue of the Month

"Faithfulness is the concept of unfailingly remaining loyal to someone or something, and putting that loyalty into consistent practice regardless of extenuating circumstances"

Mr. Greenlee

This will be my seventh year as an educator and my third year teaching 4th Grade at Vanguard Classical School East. My educational background is in International Relations, though I am currently working on a Master of Arts in Education in Critical Pedagogy through the University of Colorado Denver. Prior to Vanguard, I have worked in a wide range of positions from non-profits, to the service sector, to education. I have spent the better part of this last decade working and traveling abroad, and out of those years working in education, I have taught a plethora of ages from young adults in the Middle East to elementary school students in Southeast Asia. I am an avid believer in creating strong world citizens and actively take up each opportunity possible to explore new places in this world. I love being in nature when not teaching in front of the classroom and am glad to be putting my roots down in Colorado.


Ms. Gauthier

Last year was my third year teaching fourth grade at Vanguard Classical School, and I am so excited to be continuing my employment here this year! I am currently earning my M.A. in Teaching Diverse Learners with a dual endorsement in Special Education and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Ed. In my spare time, I love playing music, learning new things, traveling, and spending lots of quality time with my two daughters. I absolutely adore the community at Vanguard, and I look forward to another FANTASTIC year! I hope that you become part of my classroom community!


Ms. Welch

My name is Jennifer Welch and I'm proud to be a Colorado native! The 2020-2021 school year will be my 5th year at Vanguard (but my 12th year teaching), and I love teaching 4th grade! I earned my Bachelor’s degree at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and my Master’s degree in Elementary Education at University of Phoenix. I have three amazing children who keep me very busy, but in the little free time I do have, I enjoy spending time in the mountains and playing with my dogs.

4th Grade Educational Assistant

Ms. Gillespie

Hi, my name is Jennie Gillespie and I am the 4th grade Educational Assistant. This will be my second year at Vanguard East in this position. My role is to support the teachers and students in as many ways as I can! I love working with children and I hope to encourage their curiosity and help them maintain a positive outlook at school.
Prior to coming to Vanguard I worked as a Teacher Assistant and a Para in Special Education. In my free time I love to garden, crochet, and do anything crafty. I have 2 dogs, 3 cats, 1 husband, and 2 kids at home. My two children also attend Vanguard and we feel proud to be a part of this great school and community.