VPS this week: 2/25/21
High school hybrid learning: Start dates
The Washington state Dept. of Health recommends that high schools begin hybrid learning once local case rates decrease below 200 cases per 100,000 people for 14 days.
As of Feb. 23, the COVID-19 case rate for Clark County is 136.95 cases per 100,000. High school hybrid learning will begin on the following dates:
- March 8: Ninth grade
- March 15: 10th, 11th and 12th grades
Parents of high schoolers received a survey asking them to indicate whether their child will participate in hybrid learning, remain in full remote learning or enroll in Vancouver Virtual Learning Academy.
Health screenings: What parents and guardians need to do
- The health screening with a unique link for your child will be emailed or texted each morning that your child is scheduled to be at school. Complete the screening to confirm that your child does not have COVID-19 symptoms. The email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org and the text will come from 855-276-7139. If you don’t get an email, check your junk folder or please contact your child’s school.
- After completing the health screening, you will receive an email indicating whether your child is eligible to come to school that day.
- If a student is not eligible to come to school, the absence will be excused. A separate absence notification is not required.
If your child does not have symptoms (fever, cough, etc.) initially but develops them later on, after you have completed the screening, please keep them home and contact the school to inform them that your child will not be attending in-person learning that day.
Update on superintendent search
School board vacancy
Vancouver Public Schools is seeking applicants for the board of directors, position 2. Applications will be available next week. Please visit vansd.org for details starting March 1.
Puesto vacante en la Junta Directiva Escolar
El Distrito Escolar “Vancouver Public Schools” está buscando candidatos para la posición 2 en la Junta Directiva. Las solicitudes estarán disponibles la próxima semana. Por favor visite vansd.org para más información a partir del 1 de marzo.
Вакансия в Совете директоров
Ванкуверский школьный район ищет желающих подать заявление на вакантное место в совете директоров, позиция №2. Заявления можно будет получить на следующей неделе. Пожалуйста, выйдите на vansd.org для получения более подробной информации, начиная с 1 марта.
- Information on COVID-19 cases connected to VPS is available in a data dashboard. Visit the dashboard.
- School employees are included in Phase IB, Tier 2 and 4 of the state's vaccination schedule. The start date for vaccinating people in Tiers 2 and 4 hasn’t been announced, and it is dependent on vaccine supply. Get more information.
- Beginning today at 4 p.m., we are accepting applications for fall 2021 enrollment in our language learning programs. Get the details on applying for an incoming kindergartner:
- Is your child trying to decide on a college? Encourage them to register for BigFuture Days to get help exploring their options.
Read Across America Day
Students in full remote learning will receive their bags at a packet pickup.