Virginia Court Elementary

395 S. Troy Street, Aurora, CO. 80012

Main Office: (303) 366-9594

Office Hours: 7:15-3:15

School Bell Times: 7:45-2:15

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End of Year Information:

5th Grade Continuation We will be having 5th Grade continuation on Wednesday, May 25! The ceremony will begin at 12:30 and will be followed by light snacks.

We encourage students to dress up for this special occasion! No helium balloons, please.

Preschool Celebration

The Preschool Continuation ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 24th during the last hour of each class (9:30am and 1:15pm) in the school's new courtyard near the preschool room. This will be our last chance to come together before the last day of preschool on Wednesday, May 25th.

AM: 9:30 - 10:30

PM: 1:15 - 2:15

Boys and Girls Club Summer Program

Boys & Girls Clubs is offering after-school and summer programs of Metro Denver from 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. from June 6 to July 29. Find your Club and sign up today! The number of children we can serve is limited so register now to ensure enrollment.

Membership will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Register Here!

School Hours:

Monday school starts at 8:45 and ends at 2:15. (Grades K-5, NOT preschool)

Tuesday - Friday classes start at 7:45 and end at 2:15.

Students will not be dismissed after 1:45 pm; please plan accordingly

Preschool:

AM - 7:45-10:30

PM - 11:30-2:15

Important Information:

2022-23 Information:

Check in NOW for the coming school year

First Day of School is August 9th for 1st-5th and August 15th for Kindergarten and Preschool.

To attend Kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year, your child must be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2022. Centralized Admissions will accept online registrations for Kindergarten students for the 2022-23 school year from March 1, 2022, through April 17, 2022, so parents can complete step 2 of the registration process. Registration will continue throughout the summer. The first day of Kindergarten is August 15, 2022.

School Hours are 7:45-2:15.

Our school is growing and we will have lots of new staff joining us, including a Science Specials teacher.

If you have questions or want to get involved, please let us know.

attendance

We know you care about your child and believe it is very important to give children the best opportunity to learn the skills necessary for success in their future. Attending school on a regular basis is one way to support your child’s education. In these times of COVID-19, we know that difficult decisions need to be made about when to keep them home and when to send them to school. We are here to help!

We look forward to seeing our students every day and believe that it is critical to their success to be here and on time daily. To support this belief, we are beginning a program to celebrate improved attendance every month. This month’s celebration will occur the week before Thanksgiving break where we will notify our improved attendance students from the past month and will have a pizza party in their honor. Each month we will pull attendance to see which students have improved from the previous month and will include them in our monthly celebration.

We are excited to begin this celebratory adventure with your child and appreciate your support in our continued efforts to have school be a place of learning and joy every day.

Thank you for joining us and working as a team for the success of all of our students.

Staying Safe at School:

Health Updates

  • Complete the screener each day. If your child is showing symptoms, please keep them home and call our main office.

  • If someone at home or elsewhere has tested positive for COVID-19, please contact us right away.

COVID-19 Testing

Testing will happen here once a week during the school day. It will be a rapid test with results in 15 minutes and testing will happen right here at school. Of course, families will be notified if their child tests positive.

This is anti-gen testing and not a PCR so it is NOT for those with suspected COVID-19. It is not sick testing.

We are partnering with MAKO Medical and CDPHE for this testing. Medical professionals will administer the tests, not VC staff. Information will be confidential like all other medical information. It is not required that students participate but only registered students will be tested. Once your child is registered, they can be tested weekly unless you un-register them.

Register at this link

It's totally free and students will get a $25 gift card for the first test and then a $10 gift card for every test after that (only for testing done here at school). This is why the registration information is so important so they know where to send the gift cards.

other announcements:

Thank you for all who were able to join us for the May 14th Virginia Court/Wheeling event! It was so wonderful to see families with their students having fun doing all of the amazing activities. We are so proud to work in partnership with you to invest in your child's future. A big thank you to our Playworks and Boys and Girls Club partners for joining us as well!

WEEKLY UPDATES:

  • May 25th - 5th Grade Continuation

  • May 25th - Last Day of Preschool

  • May 26th - Last Day of School (K-5)

Talking Points is an easy way to stay connected. Download the app!

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.

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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.

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Support for Families

Resources for you:

Tri-County Immunizations: Aurora Office

***By Appointment Only***

15400 E. 14th Place Aurora, CO 80011

Low or no-cost immunizations for uninsured children and adults* CHP+, Medicaid, and Medicare accepted

Private insurance accepted (unable to bill Kaiser and select private insurances) Out of pocket costs vary for nonroutine vaccines Immunization Hotline 303-451-0123 Bring your immunization record with you to every visit

Free Meals for Students

Colorado Food Cluster

  • We deliver FREE meal kits that include tasty and nutritious meals and snacks, ready to heat and eat at families' doorsteps to serve the needs of thousands of families who are struggling during this current public health crisis.

  • Any youth 18 years of age or younger is eligible and families can enroll multiple students in each household for which each receives their own kit.

HOW TO REGISTER

  • Use this link to complete your registration process with Colorado Food Cluster www.coloradofoodcluster.com - available in English and Spanish. It usually takes 1 to 2 weeks from signing up to the delivery of the first meal.

SFCR Flyer for caregivers for Fall 2021.docx
SFCR Flyer for caregivers for Fall 2021 - spanish.docx

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.

Internet Essentials Flyer (2) (1).pdf

Internet and Community Resources

RISE Aurora Resource Guide (2).pdf

Parent Playbook

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.