Fort Vancouver High School

Center for International Studies

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JANUARY 2021

Principal: Curt Scheidel


Luis Castro-Quintanilla, Associate principal
Kirstin Kunihisa, Associate principal
Tony Liberatore, Associate principal


James Ensley, Athletic Director


Kathleen Paradis, Dean of Students


Allison Darke, International Studies Coordinator

Click here for FVHS website

Main office: 360.313.4000


Business office: 360.313.4014


Attendance office: 360.313.4040

OUR VISION

We are globally aware and engaged citizens who are college, career and life-ready.

OUR MISSION

We are leaders who value diversity, and we empower lifelong learners who actively and positively contribute to our school, our community and our world.

GLOBAL OUTLOOK

It’s important for our students to be prepared to compete, connect and cooperate with others locally and globally. Being an international studies school helps us accomplish this goal by creating an environment where all students are learning to become globally competent.
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FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

Fort Families,


Welcome to a new year!!! Well, 2020 sure was interesting. I recognize the challenges that many have faced this past year. It has been both difficult and awakening for many of us. A year of reflection, growth and endurance. I did learn a great deal this past year, which is always a blessing and I am sure that many of those lessons, I do not want to repeat in 2021. My hope is that we can begin to see decreases in the influence of COVID in our world and increases in students returning to the building for school.


I can promise that we will continue to work at building a school that enables more and more students to be successful. We will continue to focus on developing sustainable practices and structures that will allow us to fully meet our long term improvement goal that: FVHS CIS is an aligned and well functioning school where increasing hope and opportunity is the daily focus and reality for every individual who chooses to be a part of our school. This goal is being supported through focused efforts on building around six key areas.


  1. Being a Center for International Studies

  2. Having strong Culturally Responsive practices

  3. Developing mindsets and practices centered on AVID philosophies and strategies

  4. Supporting student academic language development in every classroom

  5. Building strong collaborative teams

  6. Creating a culture and climate that invites all to participate and engage full with our school


These are the cornerstone focus areas for our school improvement. We have been working on these over time and will make even more steps in the year and years to come. I am grateful for our school community and I am looking forward to the learning that will come in 2021.


Take care,


Curt

FROM OUR DEAN OF STUDENTS

We want Fort to be a school where increasing hope and opportunity is the daily focus and reality for every individual who chooses to be a part of our school. As part of this effort, we have developed a site specifically for our families at FVHS-CIS. This site has content around Family Health and Wellness, Family Education, supporting Your Child at Fort, Community Resources, a Q&A page as well links to resources within and outside of Fort. Coming soon, we will be able to support virtual meetings in multiple languages with Fort Families, online "chats" with specialized staff (School Psychologist, Dean of Students, FCRC coordinator, etc.). By engaging with families and providing information and opportunities, we hope we are better able to increase hope and opportunity for all of our Fort Community. Come check us out!

https://sites.google.com/vansd.net/fvhs-cisfamilyresourcepage/home


Kathleen E. Paradis

(she, her, hers)

Dean of Students

Climate and Culture

Fort Vancouver High School

Center for International Studies

360.313.4012

IN LAK’ECH

"Tú eres mi otro yo.

You are my other me.

Si te hago daño a ti,

If I do harm to you,

Me hago daño a mi mismo.

I do harm to myself.

Si te amo y respeto,

If I love and respect you,

Me amo y respeto yo.

I love and respect myself."

- Luis Valdez

Work Based Learning

To those students who are enrolled with Mrs. Barry in Work Based Learning, zero period (credit for working), please continue to email your pay stubs to her so she can confirm your work hours. If you have a new part-time job and need your Parent/School Authorization Form signed, please email it for signature.


Email pay stubs or questions to: tamara.barry@vansd.org

FROM OUR COUNSELING CENTER

If you are placed in the wrong level class or if you have a missing period in your schedule please contact your counselor. Otherwise no other schedule change requests will be taken. Here is the counselor breakdown and email contacts:


Mr. Dillman A - DAR

michael.dillman@vansd.org

Mrs. Riordan DAS - JAC

jennifer.riordan@vansd.org

Ms. Afu JAD - MORA

layla.afu@vansd.org

Mrs. Klassen MORB - SANTA

jane.klaasen@vansd.org

Ms. Gibbs SANTJ - Z

jacqueline.gibbs@vansd.org


1. Canvas parent accounts: How to create an account (this is also on the WeLearn site under resources)

2. If parents do not have an email account: Need an email?


For your information:


1. The Responsible Use Policy: This Document is now digital and in Skyward for parents. Emails will be going out to families who have email accounts in Skyward. Paper copies will be available for families on-site for device pick up days.

INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

Tabby Stokes

Prevention/Intervention Specialist at

Fort Vancouver High School:

503-343-5576 or Tabby.Stokes@vansd.org



https://sites.google.com/vansd.net/fvhs-prevention-page/home

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News From Our New Secretary!

Happy New Year!


Many of you know me from my roll in the Athletics Office. I am happy to announce I have moved positions and am now the Secretary. It is with honor to be able to follow in Paula Colby's footsteps. You will be able find me in the Main Office.


Stay well and I hope to see you all soon.

Miss Marika

From the Business Office

If you purchased a 2019/20 yearbook and have not picked it up, please come by the Business Office and do so.


Also, please note that we are only able to take in-person credit card payments at this time.


I hope to see your smiling faces soon!


Miss Terri