In this issue: A replacement levy will be on the February ballot, learn about the VPS budget, and more.
In this issue: Meet our education ombudsman, Vancouver Public Schools is partnering with Share of Vancouver and Clark County Food Bank to host free food pantries, the SmileMobile is coming to Vancouver, replacement levy planned for February 2023!
College admissions staff will reach out to qualifying students by email beginning in December.
On September 8, 2022, Governor Inslee announced that all remaining COVID-19 emergency orders and the ongoing state of emergency will end on October 31.
Families can find free food at several locations.
In this issue: Write our story, VITA Learning Lab introduces students to project-based learning, bus driver shortage results in delayed bus routes, replacement levy planned for February 2023, join the VPS team!
We have been alerted by the Clark Regional Drug Task Force about new versions of the drug fentanyl that look like Skittles or Smarties candy.
In this issue: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, replacement levy planned for February 2023, curriculum nights are underway, join the VPS team!
This year, all second through fifth grade students will have an opportunity to visit this new school and learn more about the community they live in.
In this issue: First day of school photos, fall Panorama survey, Transitional Kindergarten, free meals for all students.
In order to learn more about student experiences at school, we will be asking for your child’s feedback via an online survey they will be completing at school in grades 3-12.
No time to make a sign? Use one of these for a great first-day-of-school picture!
Here are the top things to know.
Replacement education and operations levy planned for February 2023 ballot | Español | Русский | Fóósun Chuuk
The current education and operations levy, passed by voters in 2019, will expire at the end of 2023.
News to know: Back-to-school information, immunizations, attendance messages and more.
Sharing gratitude as we end the 2021-22 school year, congratulating the class of 2022 and planning for the future.
Leading up to graduation, we interviewed hundreds of seniors. We asked them about what worked for them and what we could improve to make school the best place it can be.
Thank you to our students, families and staff for your collaboration and contributions to a successful school year!
News to know: Boundary exceptions are due June 10, June 16 is the last day of school, COVID-19 testing changes and more.
News to know: Boundary exceptions due June 10, family survey closes May 27, openings still available in dual language programs, summer meals for students and families.
Summer meals will be available for students thanks to our community partners.
Lea este mensaje en Español. Прочитать данное сообщение по-русски. Ánea nón fósun Chuuk. Vancouver Public Schools values your feedback! This May, we will be asking you to take a brief survey [...]
Radon testing results, Future Ready Parent Workshop materials, new last day of school year is June 16 and more!
If your child will be 5 on or before Aug. 31, you can register them online or at your child’s school.
News to know: Still time to apply for specialty programs, important dates to know, absences due to religious holidays and more.
Several VPS programs are again accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year. Deadlines vary, so apply now!
Do you want your child to learn to speak and read in Spanish and English? If your child will be in kindergarten in the 2022-23 school year, enroll them in the Spanish/English dual language program.
New learning lab will introduce students to project-based learning | Español | Русский | Fósun Chuuk
The Vancouver Innovation, Technology and Arts Elementary School will serve as the VITA Learning Lab when it opens in the fall.
Masks and face coverings will be optional in school buildings and on buses.
News to know: Mask requirements changing, new opportunities for students to access advanced courses and programs, Spanish/English dual language program now accepting applications and more.
Until March 12, masks will continue to be required in VPS buildings and on VPS buses.
In this issue read about the indoor mask mandate ending on March 21, lead levels in school water and the approved 2022-23 district calendar.
Update: Masks and face coverings will become optional in VPS schools and buildings and on VPS buses starting Saturday, March 12.
News to know: Possible changes to mask rules coming soon, school board approves equity policy, new program may eliminate student quarantine timeframe--and more!
The program may eliminate an at-home quarantine for students who are not fully vaccinated and who are close contacts of someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
Until state leaders change the rules, we must continue wearing face coverings indoors.
The policy will help ensure that all students have what they need to participate in school life and reach their full potential.
News to know: Surge of COVID-19 cases creates backlog of notifications, environmental monitoring in 2021-22 school year, possible changes in bus routes and more.
News to know: In-person learning to continue, possible changes in bus routes, survey seeks student feedback about pandemic, update on athletic testing--and more!
At this time, no upcoming remote learning dates are expected in VPS. All schools plan to provide in-person learning.