This article was originally published by the Indianapolis Recorder on February 11, 2021. It was written by Tyler Fenwick – Twitter @Ty_Fenwick.

Temperature kiosks could make return to school safer.

CEO and Vanguard Collegiate executive director with Mobil Trackr device

School administrators have a lot to worry about as students begin going back to classrooms for in-person learning. Wearing masks, social distancing, paying attention to who’s sniffling and sneezing — all while being ready to shift back to virtual learning in case there’s a COVID-19 outbreak.

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Our scholars are always excited to take their learning to the next level. One way we accomplish this at Vanguard, is with our commitment to field trips and hands-on learning outside the classroom. Interactive experiences and experiential learning helps scholars to truly retain their in-class learning. The topics come to life — literally! 

children gardening

Recently our Vanguards went to visit the farm where our school lunch food is grown, Public Greens.

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The National Association of Social Workers defines social justice as “the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities.” By addressing social justice in our Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis classrooms, we enable our scholars to engage in authentic examination of their world. We know our scholars are future leaders and we unapologetically educate them to be so. To study social justice is to learn about the problems that dramatically impact quality of life for us,

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As we develop leaders in thought, word and action tackling internet safety is tantamount. Parental supervision online tends to ease as kids are in middle school. Preparing our fifth to eighth graders to make good choices now and always — will help keep them safe online for years to come. 

The internet is an amazing resource. But it’s also a scary place — and collaborating together — adults and kids — can teach our middle schoolers how to exist online in a safe and fun way.

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Our mission of Learn. Serve. Lead. — is always top of mind. To best support our fifth to eighth graders we have assembled this quick but helpful list of ways we think might best keep scholars on track, until it is safe for us to be together in-person again. 

Along with the 3 ups of staying safe: 

  • Wash Up
  • Mask Up
  • Back Up (to a safe distance)

washing hands at sink

We offer 5 Ups and 2 Boosts for staying on track online: 

1) Show Up!

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A middle school grounded in a culture of respect, structure, and high academic and behavioral expectations sets students on a path to high school, college, and life success. This is the Vanguard Way. 

Now, more than ever, our Black and Latinx scholars deserve this. Vanguard Collegiate is a structured and supportive fifth to eighth grade environment where scholars and staff are respected. We, the Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis teachers and administrators,  “sweat the small stuff” because wisdom is in the details. 

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Every child deserves an incredible school experience. That’s why we created Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis. We bring high-quality instruction, character development and a rigorous curriculum to our 5th to 8th grade students. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the world has changed. This health crisis has specifically ravaged Black, Latinx and poor communities. 

COVID-19 did more than present challenges like our community has never seen; it also made plain the inequities that exist in education,

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Charter Schools are public schools that excel where other traditional public and private schools can’t. Public charter schools partner the best scholastic offerings in smaller and more innovative classrooms, ensuring an individualized education for every student.

At Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis, we are unapologetically focused on academics for our fifth to eighth grade students. We create scholars by setting a high bar for educational fluency and leadership, and we provide extensive supports to get there.

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Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis partners with our scholars — and families — to build leaders, in thought, word and action, our definition of a Vanguard. 

We are unapologetically focused on academics for our fifth to eighth grade students. We create scholars by setting a high bar for educational fluency and leadership, and we provide extensive supports to get there. It’s our firm belief that empowering middle schoolers to create and find their leadership voices will change the world. 

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