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Feb 2019

A message from the superintendent

2019-02-27T11:45:57-07:00February 27th, 2019|School news|

Dear VPS community, If the legislature doesn't act on a comprehensive set of solutions to provide full funding for basic education, vital programs and services that serve students will be at-risk throughout the state. Today, the Seattle Times reports that 253 of the 295 Washington districts expect to face a budget shortfall next school year. [...]

Feb 2019

New last day of school year is June 19 | Español | Русский | Chuukese

2019-03-29T13:43:19-07:00February 21st, 2019|VPS press releases|

Due to a weather-related closure on Feb. 5, the following schedule will be in effect for the last week of the 2018-19 school year.

Feb 2019

Important update about Friday evening and weekend activities

2019-02-08T14:13:26-07:00February 8th, 2019|Breaking news, Weather updates|

All Friday, Feb. 8, after-school and evening activities will be held as scheduled. The Friday night (2/8/19) basketball game at Columbia River High School vs. WF West has been canceled.  All weekend activities, athletic events and community use of schools are canceled for Saturday, Feb. 9, and Sunday, Feb. 10. All district buildings, including Propstra [...]

Feb 2019

Deadline to turn in school levy election ballots is Feb. 12

2019-02-08T09:40:55-07:00February 8th, 2019|School news|

Ballots are due on Tuesday for Vancouver Public Schools’ levy election. Two levies—an  education and operations levy and a technology levy are on the ballot. These levies are not new taxes. They will replace the levies expiring this year. Voters should vote both sides of the ballot. Ballots can be dropped in the mail (no [...]

Dec 2018

Blended learning: Student tested, teacher approved

2018-12-10T11:26:19-07:00December 10th, 2018|School news|

  Since its introduction nearly seven years ago, Vancouver Public Schools’ one-to-one technology program has expanded to provide digital tools to all students in grades three through 12. Training and professional development for teachers and administrators are major components of VPS’ successful one-to-one technology program. Instructional technology facilitators—teachers on special assignment—lead the work to ensure [...]

Dec 2018

Prepare now for possible winter weather school closures

2018-12-05T09:15:56-07:00December 5th, 2018|School news|

Be ready Winter weather conditions can be difficult to predict, but there are a few steps you can take to prepare for possible school closures or delays. Make sure your contact information is up to date so the school staff can reach you if necessary. Know how to receive school closure information and where to [...]

Jan 2018

New electronic flyer distribution system coming soon

2018-01-29T10:23:21-07:00January 26th, 2018|VPS press releases|

We have good news! Vancouver Public Schools is launching a new electronic flyer distribution tool called Peachjar. To view school-approved digital flyers, simply click the “Extra” button on your school’s website. You’ll find it located under your school activities tab. This system will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands [...]

Nov 2017

Designing new schools and upgrading others: It’s all in a day’s work

2017-11-21T15:45:38-07:00November 21st, 2017|Bond and levy updates, Project: iTech, Project: Lieser, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Peter S. Ogden|

Bond-funded upgrades and design work for several replacement schools and the new Vancouver iTech Preparatory building are making daily progress throughout the district. An update on the projects was presented to the board of directors at the Nov. 14 school board work session. Core planning teams from McLoughlin Middle School and Marshall and Ogden [...]

Sep 2017

A message from the superintendent

2017-09-11T09:26:30-07:00September 7th, 2017|Safe and supportive, Supt news|

Dear families, guardians and students: 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. In light of recent action [...]