Virginia Court Elementary
395 S. Troy Street, Aurora, CO. 80012
Main Office: (303) 366-9594
For help in English: (720) 900-2085
For help in Spanish: (720) 608-1719
Hybrid Learning at Virginia Court
We are excited to welcome our learners back to school!
PRESCHOOL: All in-person AM and PM students will come to school M-Th.
Cohort A will begin in-person learning during the week of October 13th (remote learning the week of 10/19)
Cohort B will begin in person learning during the week of October 19th (remote learning the week of 10/13)
Remote Learning Cohort will continue accessing learning virtually
Cohort A will begin in-person learning the week of October 13th (remote learning the week of 10/19)
Cohort B will begin in-person the week of October 19th (remote learning during the week of 10/13)
Remote Learning Cohort will continue accessing learning virtually
Instruction will happen Monday-Thursday from 7:45-2:45 in both synchronous and asynchronous ways
Transportation will still be provided for bus riders
Students will receive free breakfast, lunch, and dinner whether they are learning in person or remotely
We are happy to continue supporting students who will remain in a full-remote learning model by continuing to provide access to a virtual learning environment with teachers and staff.
Fridays will continue to be designated for virtual asynchronous learning (self-paced)
Calendar for cohort report for in-person dates can be found here
As a reminder, there is no parking in the bus lane on Troy St. Please park on Virginia Court or on the east side of Troy St. Thank you for keeping our bus riders safe! Be sure to check your email for an important message with more details about arrival, dismissal, and more to help you prepare for hybrid learning.
Transportation Information: Please see the link for important information about bus transportation for students coming to school for in-person learning.
IN-PERSON HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES
Families will conduct a health assessment daily
Safety guidelines will be strictly followed: Masks are required and must be provided by families, social distancing will be maintained, no shared materials among students, hand-washing, and hand-sanitizing will happen regularly, rooms will be thoroughly cleaned each evening and sanitized throughout the day
When must my child stay home?
Your child MUST stay home if they have at least one symptom from this list:
Fever of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
Difficulty or trouble breathing
New cough or cough gets worse
New loss of taste or smell
Your child MUST stay home if they have at least two symptoms from this list, even if they do not have any symptoms from the first list above:
Excessive fatigue (being very tired)
New or severe headache
New nasal congestion or runny nose
Students and staff are required to wear a mask when in the building, except when eating or playing outside. Please make sure your student comes to school with a mask when coming to school. If your child is struggling to wear a mask. Below are some ways to prepare your student wearing a mask at school:
First practice wearing face coverings in a safe environment, like home.
Model the behavior yourself; kids and teens are more likely to wear their face coverings if their family and friends wear them consistently, too.
Help them gradually get used to face coverings; their time at school should not be the longest time they’ve spent in one.
Our school is also undergoing a full remodel this year. There will be very little construction happening inside the building, but you will notice fencing and heavy equipment in areas where our three additions are happening. Safety is our top priority, always! Our construction team maintains the highest level of safety when working at our school. Areas will be fenced and inaccessible to students and all workers must check in at the main office where they are screened for health and receive a background check. If you have questions or concerns about this, please reach out to me so we can talk.
Our main entrance is moving again, too. The brown doors to the cafeteria will be our new entrance. There will be a buzzer and a camera to ensure safety, and a temporary wall has been built in the cafeteria so that all guests only have access to the main office area when they arrive.
For more information about the construction project click HERE
boys and girls Club
Virginia Court Boys and Girls Club is open for registration. We hope to be able to serve our families this school year with enriching programs while maintaining safety procedures. We are working on a strong program that considers safety, enrichment, and fun. We will be following APS Public Schools schedule and follow the recommendations of the district.
As it stands, we are planning to open on October 13th, 2020 along with Virginia Court. If you have any questions about registration, please email Steven or Kerry.
To register please follow the link below.
October 19th: Cohort B students return and Virtual Meeting with the Principal (4:00pm)
October 22nd: Tech Help with Mrs. Cypher - 2:45 pm
October 23rd: Virtual Meeting with the Principal (7:45 am)
All meeting links can be found in the Parent Update on 10/16
Lunch Application Form: Please use the following link to complete the lunch application form.
Do we have your current phone number and email address? We don’t want you to miss a thing! Please check in and update your contact information.
At Virginia Court We are Committed to Serve Our Community
Vision: Educate, Prepare, Inspire
Mission: We are inspired to collaboratively grow and refine our educational practices, highlighting critical thinking and creativity in a joyful environment.
Purpose Statement: At Virginia Court, we are committed to cultivating critical thinking and creativity. We believe every child deserves an education that is rigorous, relevant and joyful. We strive to nurture a community of problem-solvers who are resilient and culturally responsive in a global society.
2020-2021 Bell Times (Construction Schedule)
Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Enrollment Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bell Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Support for Families
Grab & Go Meals (flier is below)
Monday - Friday 10:45 - 11:30 am at Virginia Court Elementary
Monday - Friday 4:45 - 5:30 pm at Gateway High School
APS student names, grades and dates of birth are required for meal pick up
Free Breakfast and lunch will be provided to those who qualify for free and reduced lunch
All other will be charged $4.75 for grab and go meals
Grab and go super snacks will be free for anyone under 18 years and younger.
This is a great resource to access all the ways APS is supporting families and students and an opportunity to share your voice in supporting your child's learning experience! Click here to access this resource.
Virginia Court Mental Health Information
Recently, we sent out a Family Connections survey in this bulletin. While not required, it is extremely helpful for the mental health team to get your feedback on your child so we can provide appropriate services and curriculum campus-wide this school year.
If you have not yet had an opportunity to complete the brief survey, please take a moment and assist us with collecting this much-needed information at:
FREE Internet Access
If you do not currently have internet access at home, but live in a Comcast area, you can sign up for 60 days of FREE Internet Essentials service. This is normally available to all qualified households for $9.95/month.
Comcast is also increasing internet speeds for all existing customers who have Internet Essentials.
To sign up, visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers: 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
You can read the Comcast Letter here: Comcast Essentials Letter
Check out how to use a mobile hotspot for internet here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9V643h0VKU&feature=youtu.be