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Updates from the Principal

Dear Vanguard Students and Families:

It may be difficult to believe but the start of the 23-24 School Year is only a couple weeks away.  We are excited to welcome you to Vanguard and the learning experiences we will have together.  I wanted to send a brief communication to you with some key information for the start of the year.

Monday, August 21, 8am – 12 noon; OR
Tuesday, August 22, 2pm – 6:00pm
All Students should plan to come to registration on one of these two days in order to complete some tasks that will help to start the year smoothly including:
  • Request Studio Classes (Spanish, French , PE, Music/Recording Studio, Computer Science, Makerspace labs, etc.) – ALL GRADES
  • Purchase Yearbook, ASB card, Parking Pass (w/proof of driver’s license) and Vanguard Gear
  • Complete any essential forms (Meds/Medical Forms, Profile update, Consent to Share, etc.) – ALL GRADES
  • Complete Running Start Forms and CB Tech Schedules – 11th GRADE ONLY
  • Technology and ChromeBook Check Up (Bring your Chromebooks in to be sure they are ready to go when classes start) – ALL GRADES
  • School Tours (see the school with student/staff led tours) 9th GRADE & NEW STUDENTS

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​*If you can’t make it during these times, please contact the counselors to schedule a time to review course schedules and requests

1st DAY OF CLASSES – School Starts at 8am and dismisses at 2:55pm
Wednesday, August 30th – 9TH GRADE ONLY ORIENTATION (Mandatory for 9th grade)
Thursday, August 31st – ALL STUDENTS FIRST DAY OF ATTENDANCE (Mandatory)
Thursday, August 31st
Monday, September 4 – Labor Day Observance
Monday, September 11 (School Starts at 9am)Monday, September 18Monday, September 25


We look forward to the growth our students will experience at Vanguard Academy this year and invite you to call us at (509) 766-2660 with any questions or if we can be of service.  Our office hours, August 16-29, will be 8am-3pm.  Starting August 30th through the school year, our office hours will be Mondays 8:30am to 4:00pm, and Tuesday to Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm.

Enjoy the last couple weeks of summer including the Grant County Fair next week and I strongly encourage you to come to registration.

Matt Stevens, Vanguard Principal
James Yonko, Vanguard Assistant Principal