Vanguard Returns to In-Person Learning this Fall After a Safe Summer Session on Campus
Because Vanguard believes that in-person learning is the best scenario for the majority of our students and families, we have returned to an in-person learning option for the fall. We are adhering to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Texas Education Agency safety guidelines.
Our decision to offer an in-person learning option in large part reflects an in-person 2020 summer session without one case of illness. Vanguard parents had the option this past summer of sending their children back to school or continuing with remote learning, and 60% chose to return to campus. Vanguard diligently trained staff and held everyone accountable. We structured the school into zones to limit contact, set up disinfecting stations at all entrances, and implemented temperature checks prior to students getting out of their cars. Parents were asked to do daily symptom screenings for their child. We required all staff to wear masks and encouraged students to do so as well. While we cannot guarantee that there will be no transmissions, the summer session proved the efficacy of our approach.
Vanguard is blessed to have advantages that many other public and private schools do not with regard to COVID-19. These include:
- 10 students or less in a classroom
- 1:5 Teacher to Student Ratio
- Maximum of 120 students on campus
- Designated school areas (Lower, Middle, High)
- Large classrooms
- Many exterior doors that allow for social distancing when entering/exiting the building and changing classes
- Bathrooms and water in each of the school areas to avoid cross-contamination
- A team of seven mental health personnel available to provide social and emotional support
At this point, 90% of our student population has returned for in-person learning and 10% have opted to continue at-home learning. Please contact us to see if Vanguard is the right fit for your student!
Parent Support Group
Thursday, November 12th
Parent Education Classes
November 17th & 19th
Thanksgiving Break/No School
Vanguard Preparatory School
4240 Sigma Road Dallas, TX 75244
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