Fort Vancouver High School

Center for International Studies

JUNE 2020

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

Main office: 360.313.4000

Business office: 360.313.4013

Attendance office: 360.313.4040 or



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


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


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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June 1, 2020


What an amazing and unpredictable year. Who would have thought when we started in August that a Global pandemic would have thrown off so many plans and required so many adaptations to our usual ways of doing things? As a school, we were making great progress in our improvement efforts this year. Focusing on improving both our school. wide climate and culture and providing high quality instruction that gets results for learning is where we have put our efforts thus far and will continue to pay close attention to moving forward. Students are responding to increased predictability and decreased disruptions. Students are benefiting from our instructional focuses around implementing our Center for International Studies work, Culturally Responsive Education practices, utilizing AVID strategies, improving our effectiveness regarding academic language development processes and focused collaboration efforts for teachers. This is a comprehensive, multiyear/step plan. Even with the challenges brought on by COVID 19, our resolve to improve has only increased. We are working diligently on creating plans for the future that will allow for continued progress toward the goals we aim to see. Increasing hope and opportunity will be the focus and results from the work we will do together at our school. I am excited to be a part of that process with you all.

I would like to finish my message this month by sharing a heartfelt thank you to the Class of 2020. I know the end to your senior year was not what you had planned. I know that there were disappointments in the traditions that were lost and pain in not being able to say goodbye as you would have wished. I also know that you are prepared. You are going to make a difference in this world. Our Center for International Studies work has four main focus areas: investigate the world, recognize perspectives, communicate ideas and take action. I feel confident that the Class of 2020 is prepared to live these values with both heart and mind. You will enter the next phases of your lives ready to open the doors before you and step through triumphantly. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey and I wish you well as move to the next phase of life.

Do a great day!!!



Diploma Pickup and Photo Opportunity for Seniors

Seniors can come pick up their high school diplomas and take a photo in their cap and gown on Friday 6/12/20. Seniors must be on track to graduate, have completed their High School and Beyond Plan and have no fees to pick up their diplomas. Families who need to pay fees, can do so online, or will be able to pay in person on 6/12/20. We will be following social distance practices. Please come at the following times based off the first letter of your students' last name:

A-D 9-10
E-I 10-11
J-M 11-12
N-S 12:30-1:30
T-W 1:30-2:30


Last Day of finals and remote learning for Seniors.

All work must be completed and turned in.

JUNE` 8th-12th

Senior Extension/Responsibilities

Mon June 8th

Virtual Senior Awards Ceremony


Video will be posted on social media and emailed to recipients

Class of 2020 Chromebook, Textbook, and Library Book Check In

We’re excited to celebrate your graduation and want you to be sure you are able to receive your diploma. Please mark your calendars for textbook, library book and Chromebook check in. A list of everything on your school library account has been sent to your school e-mail.

How to get ready for check in:

  • Review the list of items on your account and have everything ready to turn in on time. Be sure to remember the stylus ($12) and power cords ($18) for your Chromebook.

  • Make sure your Chromebook is clean and free of any marking/stickers other than the name tag holder. There will be a cleaning fine if you have stickers, paint, marker, etc. on it other than the school barcode and name tag holder.

When you arrive at school:

  • Park at the front of the school near the main entrance. Check in will take place outside the gallery off the Main hallway as you enter the building.

  • Observe social distancing. We will have spots marked as you enter the building to help you stay 6 feet apart. Masks are recommended if you have them. Doors will be propped open so you don’t need to touch any handles.

  • If you see a line outside the building waiting to enter, you are welcome to stay in your car until you feel safe entering the building.

  • Pay attention to staff members who will direct you to various stations.

Schedule for Senior Check-In:

Tuesday: 6/9/20
◾A-D 8:30-10:30 am
◾E-I 10:30-12:30
◾J-M 1:30-3:30 pm
Wednesday: 6/10/20
◾N-S 8:30-10:30
◾T-Z 10:30-12:30

If you are missing anything during check in, you will need to clear those fines before you can pick up your diploma and final transcript. If you need to make up credits to receive your diploma, a fine for any missing materials will be on your account until you turn in your books and/or Chromebook. We encourage you to pay fines online if at all possible. Please use the online site for this at:

Yearbook Pickup



School credit for working

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. Email pay stubs or questions to:

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Students A-Dar : Mike Dillman


Students Das-Jac : Jennifer Riordan


Students Jad-Mora : Layla Afu


Students Morb-Santi : Jane Klaasen


Students Santj-Z : Kelly Smith


OTG Specialist : Susan Holden



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We want YOU to join a winning team.

We don't care how quickly you run or how much you have to walk at the beginning, we want YOU to join us. Really.

And...if you're faster and ready to race...we are equally excited to see you, too!

Email Mr. Frasier or Mrs. Sears to find out about out our fun summer workouts.

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Yearbooks can still be purchased on the VPS website. Get yours before they sell out! $50.00 :)

Marika Wilkerson ASB/Athletics, FVHS

If you are wanting to pay outstanding fines at this time, you may do so online at the VPS website, There is a link at the bottom of the page under ONLINE SERVICES for Fines and Fees. Another option is to contact Fiscal Services at the District Office 360-313-1000. They will be happy to help if you are having difficulty with the online payment process. We are unable to take any form of payment at the school site at this time. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Here are instructions:

*Go to

*Username = your student's 5 or 6 digit ID number with 3 leading zero's.

*Password= The password is the students last name ALL CAPS.

You will then be taken to a screen that says "Who are you shopping for" with your students name listed. Click on the name. The next screen will say: "Shop - Items At Your Student's School" {click on that).

You will have choices under Categories: "Activities, Athletics, Class Fees, Clubs, College Courses or Yearbooks," click on the one you need and proceed. If you have any questions, please call our office at 313-5200 for help.

Theresa (Terri) Kies

Business Office Fiscal Clerk

Fort Vancouver High School


FAX: 360-313-4064