VPS this week: 3/19/21

Issue 28

Physical distancing in schools

On March 19, the Centers for Disease Control began recommending 3 feet of physical distance between students in classrooms. The CDC still recommends 6 feet of distance in common areas; cafeterias, when masks can’t be worn; and during some activities.

We have not yet made a decision to revise physical distance requirements in VPS schools. The Washington state Department of Health must first adopt the guidelines, and we would need to reassess the feasibility of bringing more students into school buildings, which would impact operations related to schedules, transportation, meals and much more.

Please watch for further updates.

We will continue to follow the state’s recommendations and maintain efforts, including distancing, to keep students and staff safe at school.

COVID information

  • Information on COVID-19 cases connected to VPS is available in a data dashboard. Visit the dashboard.


Vancouver Public Schools

We serve 23,500 amazing students and their families in the great community of Vancouver, Washington!

Notice of nondiscrimination

The Vancouver School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, age, families with children, honorably discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America, and other designated groups. You may also contact any of the following people by writing to them at Vancouver School District, PO Box 8937, Vancouver, WA 98668-8937, or by calling 360-313-1000: 504 – Steve Vance; Civil Rights and Affirmative Action – Janell Ephraim; ADA and Title IX – Kathy Everidge; Title IX Elementary Schools – Debra Hale; Title IX Secondary Schools – Jim Gray.