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Dec 2018

Blended learning: Student tested, teacher approved

2018-12-10T11:29:33+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Storm 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

2018-12-05T14:56:15+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Storm 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 [...]

Sep 2018

Program provides students online access to Fort Vancouver Regional Library District

2018-09-17T16:43:17+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: weLearn1:1|

Connect FVRL, a partnership with Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, provides digital access to eBooks and resources for students in Vancouver Public Schools for reading and research.  Students in grades nine through 12 at all VPS high schools and students in grades six through 12 at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Vancouver iTech [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]