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May 2018

Washington State Adopts Educational Technology Standards

2018-05-24T15:23:25+00:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Storm news|

Superintendent Chris Reykdal signed new K-12 learning standards that launch Washington classrooms into the digital age. OLYMPIA—May 18, 2018—Today’s students are “digital natives,” and need to be prepared to thrive in the ever-growing technology-powered world. Communicating digitally, understanding computer applications, and using online research tools are examples of skills that students apply daily and need [...]

Jan 2018

New electronic flyer distribution system coming soon

2018-02-07T12:20:59+00:00January 26th, 2018|Categories: VPS press releases|Tags: |

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

2017-11-21T15:37:53+00:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

Oct 2017

New program provides students online access to Fort Vancouver Regional Library District

2017-10-30T16:23:40+00:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: weLearn1:1|

A partnership with Fort Vancouver Regional Library District will provide digital access to eBooks and resources for students in Vancouver Public Schools for reading and research. Connect FVRL will launch Oct. 30 as a pilot program for the 2017-18 school year. Students in grades nine through 12 at all VPS high schools and students [...]

Sep 2017

A message from the superintendent

2017-09-18T16:29:48+00:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: Safe and supportive, Storm news, Supt news|

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.

Sep 2017

Update: Sept. 7 outdoor activities

2017-09-07T08:34:31+00:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: Breaking news, Weather updates|

Outdoor activities are approved for Thursday, Sept. 7, except for students with asthma, respiratory infections, heart and lung disease and diabetes. These students are to remain indoors unless they have written permission from their parents to participate in outdoor activities and athletics.  

Sep 2017

Update for Wednesday, Sept. 6

2017-09-06T12:12:18+00:00September 5th, 2017|Categories: Breaking news, Weather updates|

This update posted Sept. 6 at 11:33 a.m. The Vancouver area remains under an unhealthy air warning Wednesday. Students will remain indoors for recess and physical education until further notice. After-school activities and practices will be moved indoors or canceled. Outdoor athletic games scheduled for Wednesday will be postponed. District administrators will continue to monitor [...]

Sep 2017

Air quality update

2017-09-05T17:19:07+00:00September 5th, 2017|Categories: Breaking news, Weather updates|

Due to poor air quality from regional forest fires, all schools are holding recess and physical education classes indoors today, Tuesday, Sept. 5. Currently, the National Weather Service is reporting an air quality warning in effect until 10 p.m. tonight. After-school athletic practices will take place indoors or be canceled. Tonight’s Columbia River and [...]

Sep 2017

Heat advisory for Tuesday, Sept. 5

2017-09-05T12:30:20+00:00September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Breaking news, Weather updates|

Posted Sunday, Sept. 3 A heat advisory issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is expected to continue through Tuesday evening, Sept. 5. Administrators at Vancouver Public Schools are monitoring the situation, which is currently classified as a “red flag warning” due to hot temperatures and dry conditions. Smoke from regional forest fires [...]