May 28th, 2021

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Columbia River High School

800 NW 99th ST.

Vancouver WA 98665


Principal/ Head of School - Alex Otoupal

Associate Principal/Curriculum - Rob Duncan

Associate Principal/Activities - Ken Roberts

Associate Principal/Athletic Director - Nick Davies

Report Card


Alex & Michael share student renderings of the Rapids


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Freshman Welcome Night

There will be a virtual Welcome Night for incoming Freshmen on Wednesday June 2nd. We will have a live Q & A with the Principal, Freshman Administrator, and Freshman Counselor from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM on June 2nd. The zoom information is below. You can also find out more information about our International Baccalaureate program by watching these IB Welcome Videos. You can learn more about our athletic programs by watching these Sports Welcome Videos. We look forward to meeting everyone in the fall!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 827 6567 6611
Passcode: 633983

Summer Scholars

We offer summer school for credit recovery at no cost, and registration is officially open. Summer school is a great way to make up one or two failed classes. Our Summer School Website has a lot of detailed information to answer many of your questions.

This year we will have two sessions of in-person classes:

Session 1 - June 18 to June 30 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 2 - August 9 - August 20 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

You can register now through our short Summer Scholars Registration Form.

Please reach out to your grade level counselor if you have questions.

Ashley Thurber (9th grade)

Rachael Howington (10th grade)

Jennifer Waller (11th grade)

Alexis Bruce (12th grade)


Download a printable copy below or copies are available in the front office. Please return to the front office at Columbia River High School as soon as possible in order for a timely return.
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Coffee With Counselors

Parents, come join the counselors from 7:30-8:30am on Wednesday, June 2nd, to ask us questions. This is a casual event in which we can share updates on what will be happening in the Summer and Fall, and to answer any questions that you may have. Agenda/topic items will be chosen by you. Whatever you ask, we will attempt to answer or find out answers for you!

Bring your coffee and zoom with all of us, Alexis Bruce, Jennifer Waller, Rachael Howington, & Ashley Thurber. We look forward to seeing you!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 879 8338 6102 Passcode: 881407

(if you need an interpreter, please let us know several days in advance so we can make arrangements, Si necesita un intérprete, avísenos con varios días de anticipación para que podamos hacer los arreglos necesarios, если вам нужен переводчик, сообщите нам об этом за несколько дней, чтобы мы могли договориться, yesli vam nuzhen perevodchik,

soobshchite nam ob etom za neskol'ko dney, chtoby my mogli dogovorit'sya)

Café con consejeras

Queridas familias,

Hay una junta para hacernos preguntas a las consejeras de 7: 30-8: 30 am el miércoles 2 de junio. Este es un evento informal en el que podemos compartir actualizaciones sobre lo que va a suceder en el verano y el otoño, y para responder cualquier pregunta que puedan tener. La agenda / temas serán elegidos por ustedes. ¡Independientemente de lo que pregunten, intentaremos responder o encontrar las respuestas por ustedes!

Traigan café y hagan zoom con todos nosotros, Alexis Bruce, Jennifer Waller, Rachael Howington y Ashley Thurber. ¡Esperamos verlos!

Unirse a la reunión de Zoom:

ID de reunión: 879 8338 6102

Código de acceso: 881407

(si necesita un intérprete, avísenos con varios días de anticipación para que podamos hacer los arreglos)

Родители, приходите к консультантам в среду, 2 июня, с 7:30 до 8:30, чтобы задать нам вопросы. Это случайное мероприятие, на котором мы можем поделиться обновлениями о том, что будет происходить летом и осенью, и ответить на любые ваши вопросы. Повестка дня / темы будут выбраны вами. Что бы вы ни спросили, мы постараемся ответить или найти ответы для вас!

Принесите свой кофе и увеличивайте масштаб вместе со всеми нами, Алексис Брюс, Дженнифер Уоллер, Рэйчел Ховингтон и Эшли Тербер. Мы с нетерпением ждем встречи с вами!

Присоединяйтесь к Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 879 8338 6102 Passcode: 881407

если вам нужен переводчик, сообщите нам об этом за несколько дней, чтобы мы могли договориться

Seniors! You can still apply to WSUV and Clark College

Did you know that it is not too late to apply for our local community college, Clark College or our local 4 year university, Washington State University Vancouver for this fall?

If you're interested in applying for Clark College, join our virtual workshop on Wednesday, June 2nd at 1:30p.m. to start work on your application! Register here. BONUS: Clark College waived their application fee, so it's FREE to apply!

If you're interested in applying for Washington State University Vancouver and have a 3.0 GPA or higher, check out their Cougar Quickstart session every Wednesday from 1-3p.m. Register here. where you can get admitted on the spot! If you don't have a 3.0, no worries -- just reach out to Morgan Parker in the Student Pathways Center and we will help you get started on your application.

Senior Exit Survey

Seniors! We want to hear about your experience in schools. Please fill out this survey to let us know about your plans after high school and what things were important to you in your high school career.

Senior Awards: June 4th

Join us for the virtual Senior Awards event on Friday, June 4th. We will provide the link to attend as the date gets closer. For now, please tell us about any scholarships or awards you have received and what your plans are for after high school so we can highlight you and your accomplishments! Click this link to let us know.

Any information not submitted by end of day today, May 21st, may not make it into the final program.

Please Complete the Technology Survey

Thank you to all 283 students who completed the survey yesterday. You do not need to do it again and we will be reaching out ASAP for any of you who have repair issues.

We do need to get info from EVERY student who has a school device to help us plan end of year check in, renewal and repair. If you missed it yesterday, please complete it today before the weekend! Have a great Friday and feel free to reach out to us if you need anything else or if you have questions.

Link to survey

Instrumental Music Concert

Instrumental Music Concert will be held on Tuesday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m. (Covid restrictions allowing).

Care Closet

Care Closet is open and assistance with food items is available. Contact Gina Gasser in the Counseling Center. You can also contact your counselor.

Upcoming Virtual Visits

Click the links below to pre-register to attend.

June 2nd @ 10:30a.m. - Military

June 2nd @ 11:30a.m. - Washington State University Vancouver

June 2nd @ 1:30p.m. - Clark College

  • Seniors! You can join us and apply to Clark College during this visit if you want!

Launch Pad to College for High School Seniors

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the college enrollment process? Clark College can help! Get college enrollment help and start exploring your future campus at Launch Pad to College!

High school seniors can join Clark College staff for the Launch Pad to College event designed to guide them through the Summer and/or Fall 2021 enrollment process from start to finish. By the end of the event, students will have everything they need to register for first-term classes, understand the financial aid process, and prepare for their first term at Clark College.

All students in attendance will have the opportunity to schedule a campus tour the Saturday after each session date. Tour registration will be sent to students after attending their registered Launch Pad date. Choose from 5/20, 6/13 or 6/24.

We highly encourage students to apply to Clark College prior to their registered Launch Pad event date. The application is free and takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Apply at If you need help with the application, contact us at

Register here!

Looking for a Summer Job?

The Vancouver Parks Department has as many as 50 Recreation Staff positions open for the summer. You must be at least 16 years old to apply. Check out more details and how to apply here.

Get a Construction Job this Summer!

If you will be 18+ by this summer, follow these simple steps to get introduced to hiring managers in the trades!

1. Watch videos (before 5/13 panel)

2. Have students fill out the form

3. Register and Attend Zoom, Thursday, 5/13/21 from 9-11 (or at least from 9-10)

Check out this document for more details.

Paid Summer Internships Available!

Would you like to get your foot in the door with a paid internship this summer? Sign up for at least one Job Ready Boot Camp class and you will be considered! Click on the flyer below to register, or let Morgan Parker in the Student Pathways Center know that you are interested.

Space is limited, so apply early!

Job Readiness Bootcamp

Partners in Careers is offering a virtual job readiness bootcamp this month! If you are interested in any of these, connect directly with Partners in Careers by texting 360-453-7442 with your first and last name and email address or email with our first/last name and phone number.

May 13th @ 3p.m. - Resumes

May 20th @ 3p.m. - Finding a Job

May 27th @ 3p.m. - Interviewing

June 3rd @ 3p.m. - Mock Interviews

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Considering an apprenticeship?

Check out the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute's career exploration page!

Apprenticeship is a great way to get the advanced training you need after high school. While you can’t apply to PNCI until you are 18, now is the perfect time to research your options. Explore all of the tabs on this page, including the HS Connections section, as you develop your post-secondary plan.

Schedule Appointment with the Student Pathways Center

If you want to talk individually about your plans for after high school or need support with any planning, please schedule an appointment! We're here to help.


Vancouver Public Schools is an equal opportunity district in education programs, activities, services, and employment. The 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. The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The district complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Older Worker Protection Act, and all other state, federal, and local equal opportunity laws. You may contact any of the following people at 2901 Falk Rd., Vancouver, WA, 98661, or by writing to them at VPS, PO Box 8937, Vancouver, WA 98668-8937 or by calling 360-313-1000: ADA & Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator––; Title VII, 504–; IDEA–; Title IX Elementary–; Athletic Equity & Title IX Secondary– This notification can be provided in the appropriate language for communities of national origin and minority persons with limited English language skills by contacting 360-313-1250.