State laws, district policies will continue to protect transgender students

A statement from the state superintendent assures that Washington schools will treat transgender students "consistent with the student's gender identity." Washington state law continues to protect transgender students from discrimination in school, in spite of a recent change in federal guidance on the matter. Read the full press release from the Office of Superintendent of [...]

Limitations on DHS immigration enforcement action at sensitive locations

All children have a right to a free public education, regardless of their actual or perceived immigration or citizenship status or that of their parents. Education leaders, teachers, students, and families, have asked questions about guidance that was released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that limits immigration enforcement actions from occurring [...]

Safe schools are a VPS commitment

Dear students, families and guardians, At Vancouver Public Schools, we work hard everyday to ensure that our schools are inviting, respectful and safe learning environments for each student. We want all children and their families to know they are valued members of our culturally rich and diverse learning community. To follow up previous communication [...]

Principal’s Corner – March 2017

Dear Alki Families: We are looking at Winter iReady Diagnostic scores in Reading and Math as we focus on Principle #5 of our School Improvement Plan. Our plan is based on the following seven Turnaround Principles: 1. Strong Leadership 2. Staff evaluation and professional development 3. Expanded time for student learning and teacher collaboration 4. [...]

2017-03-02T13:18:15+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Principal update|

Vancouver’s mobilization of resources earns national award

Taking outreach services on the road has earned Vancouver Public Schools a Magna Awards 2017 Grand Prize, given by the National School Boards Association.