Hudson's Bay Newsletter

July & August 2018


Val Seeley, Principal

Joe Accuardi-Gilliam, Associate Principal

Mike Meskel, Associate Principal

Patrice Woods, Associate Principal/A.D.

Paul Beckel, Dean of Students

Theo Mikaele, PBIS Coach


Megan Fullbright - A - EQ

Kara Hecker - ER - LAM

Danijel Brdar - LAN - RE

Ray Lions - RF - Z

Elizabeth Mikaele - Lieser Campus & Success Academy

Summer Office Hours

Registration by appointment only, please call Joan directly at 360.313.4418

Main office and Business Office will open August 8th at 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

College Board, PSAT assessment

In October of 2018, the Vancouver School District is providing an opportunity for all 10th grade students to take the College Board, PSAT assessment during the school day. This opportunity will also be provided to any and 11th grade student who scored in the range of qualifying for a National Merit Scholarship (189+) as a sophomore

For those students wanting to access free online study tools, we recommend the following site:

Finally, if your son or daughter is going to take the PSAT and needs to request testing accommodations, we need to know by June 18, 2018 in order for the school to order appropriate materials. All testing accommodations for College Board assessments require documentation. Students and Parents can request accommodations directly through College Board or work through their home high school for the request. We recommended you work through the school for your request. Please, complete the College Board’s “Consent Form for Accommodations Request,” and get it back to us prior to June 18th, 2018, if you wish for us to apply for accommodations for your son or daughter. Consent forms can be sent electronically to Megan Fullbright at

College & Career Center News



Registration is open for summer school at Cascadia Tech Academy. Make your summer count with FREE job skills training and earn .5 high school elective credit!

The CTA summer school program is available to students who have completed the 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade during the 2017-2018 school year.

Dates: June 25—July 13, 2018 (No school on July 4)

Times: 8:00a.m.—3:00p.m.

Transportation: There is no transportation provided. Parent / student must provide own transportation

Cost: There is no cost for summer school, except for a possible $10 to $25 lab fee in some classes

On-line Registration: Open now

Summer Jobs!

Vancouver Parks & Recreation

· Lifeguard and Swim Instructors

· General Recreation Staff

· Pay: $11.50 / hour

Children NW Job Openings

· ESD 112

· Several childcare opportunities

Furry Friends Volunteer

· Helping homeless and abused cats

· 16 years and older

· (360) 993-1097

Visit Bay’s website and check out the Career Center page, “Teen Employment” for more opportunities!

Class of 2019 - Summer to do list!

  • · Look for a summer job, volunteer or internship. Try to get one related to a major you’re considering

    · Take a summer class. You can find summer classes at Clark College or CTA!

    · Start looking for scholarships

    · Visit college campuses to find a fit

    · Start working on your essays for college applications and scholarships

    · Update your resume

    · Start your application process if you’re applying to college as Early Decision or Early Action

    · Study for the SAT or ACT


June 25—July 13, 2018

(No school on July 4th)

Register on-line at

CTA is located at 12200 NE 28th St, Vancouver, WA 98682

(360) 604-1050

Parent's Corner

Skills for Success

Students who succeed in school aren’t just good at memorizing facts or reading quickly. Research shows that “non-cognitive skills” or “soft skills”, things like perseverance (determination) and self-regulation (self-control) might be just as important in helping students in the classroom and in the real world.

These skills include:

· Resilience: The ability to recover from setbacks and cope well with stress.

· Grit: Perseverance and passion for challenging long-term goals.

· Conscientiousness: A tendency to be organized, self-controlled, hardworking, responsible, and willing to delay gratification.

· Creativity: Curiosity, open-mindedness, and the ability to come up with new ideas.

· Focus: The ability to zero in on one thing at a time, tune out distractions, and avoid multitasking.

· Self-regulation: An awareness of what matters and the self-control to avoid temptations and see a task through

These traits are especially important when a student goes to college and then enters a career. Time management and attendance are essential. Good communication skills are crucial to deal with difficult roommates or to ask for help. You can help your teen develop these traits by setting goals, sharing expectations and encouraging persistence.

Did you know?

Intelligence is like a muscle:

The brain changes based on one’s experiences and efforts. A growth mindset means that intellect and talent are not determined at birth or set in stone. They can be developed through dedication and hard work. Students show greater motivation, better grades, and higher test scores when they understand that through hard work, they can develop and improve their intelligence and abilities.

Junior Spring & Summer Checklist

Compile writing samples. Put together your portfolio with a personal essay, activities list, etc. Work on audition tapes if the colleges or scholarships require them.

Consider taking a summer class. You can start earning college credit at a community college or elective credits at Cascadia Technical Academy.

Take AP exams for any AP classes you’ve completed.

See your counselor for an NCAA Clearinghouse form if you want to play intercollegiate sports at NCAA levels 1 or 2.

Look for a summer job or internship. Aim for one related to a major or future career you’re considering.

Juniors over 17 are able to enlist with the National Guard. for more information.

Continue to look for scholarships.

Research & Visit college campuses to find a fit.

Start work on your essays for college applications and scholarships.

Import your SAT scores into Khan Academy and study so you are ready to retest in the fall.

School messages will now reach more families

VPS is always looking for ways to improve communication with all of our families including families with students who have multiple residences. In response to parent requests, these families now will receive auto calls and emails from their school. The following criteria must be in place:

  • The family must be listed as the “second” family on the school registration form.

  • The family must also be signed up for the district’s online Parent Access.

At this time, attendance messages will continue to go to the parent who has listed their phone number and email as the primary contact. Parents who do not wish to receive school messages can opt out from receiving emails and calls.

Instructions to opt out:

  • Opting out of auto calls: Call 855-502-7867 from the phone number that is receiving the phone calls you wish to stop.

  • Opting out of emails: Parents can click on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the email to stop receiving emails.

Questions? Please call our school office at #360.313.4400

Los mensajes de la escuela les llegarán ahora a más familias

El Distrito Escolar “Vancouver Public Schools” (VPS, por sus siglas en inglés) siempre está buscando formas de mejorar la comunicación con todas nuestras familias, incluyendo a las familias con estudiantes que tienen residencias múltiples. En respuesta a las solicitudes de los padres, estas familias ahora recibirán llamadas automatizadas y correos electrónicos de su escuela. Los siguientes criterios deberán darse:

  • La familia debe aparecer como “segunda” familia en la forma de inscripción de la escuela.

  • La familia también debe estar inscrita en el Acceso de Padres en línea del distrito. (“Parent Access”)

En este momento, los mensajes de asistencia seguirán siendo enviados al padre que haya anotado su número de teléfono y correo electrónico como contacto principal.

Los padres que no deseen recibir mensajes de la escuela pueden optar por no recibir correos electrónicos y llamadas.

Instrucciones para optar por no recibir correos electrónicos o llamadas:

  • Para no recibir llamadas automatizadas: llame al 855-502-7867 desde el número de teléfono en el que recibe las llamadas telefónicas que no desea recibir.

  • Optar por no recibir correos electrónicos: los padres pueden hacer clic en el enlace "cancelar suscripción" en la parte inferior del correo electrónico para dejar de recibir correos electrónicos.

¿Tiene preguntas? Por favor llame a la oficina de la escuela al 360-313-4400

Сообщения из школ теперь будут доходить до большего числа семей

Ванкуверские государственные школы (VPS) всегда ищут дополнительные пути улучшения поддержания контакта с семьями всех наших учеников, включая те случаи, когда учащиеся проживают не только в одной семье. По просьбам родителей эти семьи теперь будут получать из своих школ автоматизированные звонки и электронные письма. (email). Для этого должны быть выполнены следующие условия:

  • «Вторая» семья, желающая получать сообщения, должна быть указана в разделе «Non-custodial parent» на регистрационной форме.

  • Семья должна быть также зарегистрирована для получения информации онлайн по программе района, которая называется «Доступ для родителей - Parent Access».

В настоящее время сообщения о посещаемости и пропусках, по-прежнему, будут поступать на номер телефона и электронную почту родителя, который на регистрационной форме указан как основное лицо для контакта.

Родители, которые не хотят получать сообщения из школы, могут отказаться от получения электронных писем и звонков.

Инструкции для отказа от получения информации:

  • Отказ от автоматизированных звонков: Наберите 855-502-7867 с телефона, по которому вы получаете звонки, поступление которых вы хотели бы остановить.

  • Отказ от получения электронных писем: для того чтобы остановить получение электронных писем, родители должны щелкнуть на слово «unsubscribe» в нижней части электронного письма.

Вопросы? Звоните в школьный офис по телефону 360-313-4400

Family Communication Change information in Chuukese

Iká pwe ke mochen epwe wor emén epwe ánea ngonuk masowen ei taropwe nón fóósun fénúomw ren ómw kopwe weweiti,
en mei tongeni kéri Juanita Yasu, 360-771-5343.

We have a new website!

We have redesigned our website in partnership with the district’s communications office. The new site not only has an updated look, but also is a mobile-friendly way to view our calendar, latest news and staff contact information. You’ll also find quick links to important information such as bus routes, school supplies, closures and the lunch menu. You may need to update your bookmarks. Visit us at today! The redesigned site also will feed news into the VPS mobile app, which is free to download. To learn more about the app, visit

¡Tenemos un nuevo sitio Web!

Hemos rediseñado nuestra página web en colaboración con la oficina de comunicación del distrito. El nuevo sitio no sólo tiene un aspecto actualizado, sino que usted también puede fácilmente ver en su aparato móvil nuestro calendario, las últimas noticias y la información de contacto de nuestro personal. También encontrará enlaces rápidos a información importante tal como: rutas de autobuses, útiles escolares, cierre de las escuelas y el menú de almuerzos. ¡Visítenos en hoy! El sitio Web rediseñado también transmitirá noticias a la aplicación móvil de VPS, la cual se puede bajar gratis. Para conocer más sobre esta aplicación, visite

У нас появилась новая страничка в интернете!

В сотрудничестве с информационным отделом школьного района мы обновили нашу страничку на интернете. Эта новая страничка не только выглядит по-другому, она также адаптирована под мобильные телефоны, чтобы вы имели возможность посмотреть наш календарь, последние новости и контактную информацию сотрудников. Выйдя на эту страничку, вы также найдёте быстрые ссылки на важную информацию, такую как маршруты школьных автобусов, списки школьных принадлежностей, дни, когда нет занятий в школе и меню школьных обедов. Посетите нашу страничку интернета сегодня! Также эта обновлённая страничка интернета будет передавать новости на мобильное приложение Ванкуверского школьного района (VPS), которое можно загрузить бесплатно. Чтобы узнать больше об этом приложении, посетите страничку интернета

Mei wor ach ei minafén website!

Kich sia angang ngeni ach ewe offesin Communication ach sipwe fér sefáni ach ewe website. Ach ei minafén website a sókonó nikinikin. A mecheres ámi oupwe katon seni néúmi foon, iPod, iPad iká tablet. Ámi mei tongeni katon néúch en kánántér me katon minafén póróusen ekkei sukkun. Ámi mei pwan tongeni kúna neun chóón angang nampan foon me ar e-mail iká pwe ou mochen póróus ngenir. Wón ei website, mei wor ekkan neni ámi mei tongeni nó ngeni ren póróusen ekkóch mettóch mei aúchea, ren anen ekkan bus, pisekin sukkun, póróusen an ekkan sukkun repwe kesip, me met chóón sukkun repwe áni neónowas. En mei tongeni nó ngeni ómw kopwe katon! Ámi mei tongeni pwan minatiw an VPS en app wón néúmi foon, iPod, iPad iká tablet. Ei app ese kamé. Meinisin póróus e pachetá wón ena website ina epwe pwan nómw wón ena app. Ren tichikin póróusan ei app, nó ngeni

Prevention and Intervention Specialist

Did you know that 1 in 5 Washington 10th graders reported using marijuana in the past 30 days? Marijuana can change the way a teen’s mind and body perform, affecting memory, learning, mood, motivation, coordination, and judgment. However, there are ways you can help prevent teens from using marijuana. Research shows adults are the number one influence in teens’ lives, especially when it comes to making healthy decisions like not to use marijuana. Teens watch and listen to the adults they know and respect. When influential adults are present and engaged, teens are happier, healthier, and make better choices.

To learn more about the risks and consequences of using marijuana, and tips on how to talk about it with the teens in your life, visit or Tina Johnson, Prevention and Intervention Specialist at Hudson’s Bay High or 360-313-4431

VPS 1:1 Technology

Responsible Use and Safety Agreement

The use of a district issued computing device and all accounts for the related services and applications are solely for educational purposes and users have no expectation of privacy because the district has a right to monitor, inspect, copy, review, and store information transmitted or received, at any time, without prior notice. If information is collected that indicates activity outside of the acceptable use, that information will be reviewed with the student and/or parent/guardian during normal school business hours.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Information obtained by school district officials, after school business hours, suggesting or indicating imminent danger to a person(s) will initiate a 911 report upon receiving that information. Building administration will contact the parents/guardians on the next school business day regarding the matter.

VPS 1:1 Technology

Click here for the Responsible Use and Safety Agreement.

Student Welfare and Attendance

Vancouver School District’s goal is to ensure that students attend 90% or more of the school year. With that, we hope to reduce the rates of chronic absenteeism to a minimum. What is chronic absenteeism? Chronic absenteeism is defined as instances where a student is absent for more than 10% of instruction time in a school year or missing about 2 days per month.

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Training for Families & Educators

All trainings are free and registration is not required. For more information, please contact: Clark County Development Disabilities (360) 397-2130

Work Based Learing

If you have a job and are working as a paid employee for a company. You could receive a .5 credit for every 180 hours of work. You have to be 16 years of age or older.

For more information on Work Based Learning please contact Mr. Griffiths in Office 318 to sign-up.


Possession of a cell phone by a student on school district property is a privilege which may be revoked if the student does not follow this district policy:

During classroom and instructional time, the cellular telephone must be “OFF & AWAY”. Text messaging is NOT allowed during classroom or instructional time. If a student uses his/her phone during instructional time and a staff member asks for it to be handed over to him/her, the student must relinquish the phone immediately or will be disciplined for failure to cooperate.


2018 Summer Sports Physicals

Sponsored by Vancouver Public School, Family Medicine of Southwest Washington, and The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington

Available to Vancouver Public School students entering 6th through 12th grades

**These physicals are provided by volunteers and are meant to target those athletes with difficulty accessing care or who do not have health insurance. These exams are not meant to replace regular health visits with your primary care provider. If you have access to primary care, please have your sports physical performed there.

Students with known cardiac, asthma, diabetes and/or seizure related issues or other conditions of concern cannot be served. If an abnormality is found, you will be referred to your primary care provider before being cleared for your sport.**

August 9, 2018 @ Hudson’s Bay High School

1:00 – 2:30 pm last name starting with A – K

3:00 – 4:30 pm last name starting with L – Z

No appointment necessary

August 16, 2018 @ Fort Vancouver High School

1:00 – 2:30 pm last name starting with A – K

3:00 – 4:30 pm last name starting with L – Z

No appointment necessary

Students please bring:

WIAA Sports Physical Form with you with the medical history portion completed before your physical.

Wear loose fitting shorts and a t-shirt


Forms are available to download from our website at, and are available at the school business office.

Your child may be eligible for free or low-cost medical, dental and vision coverage through Washington Apple Health for Kids. You can find out more information or apply at the sports physicals. If you would like to apply, please bring proof of all household income, birth certificates for your children, and picture ID for your children 16 years and older.

Family - ID click here

When you register thought the program it keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. You enter your information only once for each family member. You may then access your profile to register for future sports and activities.

New Turf at HB!

As part of the district-wide improvements funded through a bond measure that local voters approved in February 2017, Vancouver Public Schools plans to install artificial turf fields at four of its high schools.

Columbia River, Fort Vancouver, Hudson’s Bay and Skyview high schools each will receive a multipurpose artificial turf field. The new fields will replace existing natural grass fields and will be used for football, soccer, lacrosse, physical education and additional sports. Fort Vancouver’s varsity softball field and Hudson’s Bay’s baseball infield also will receive artificial turf.

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Click here for VPS Sexual Harassment--Between Students

Sexual Harassment--Between Students information from VPS Regulation 5161

Click here for VPS Nondiscrimination

Nondiscrimination information from VPS Regulation 5119

Vancouver Public Schools Non Discrimination Statement

Vancouver School District 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 also contact any of the following people by writing to them at:

Vancouver School District, PO Box 8937, Vancouver, Washington 98668-8937 or by calling 360-313-1000.

ADA Kathy Everidge; Title VII, 504 Kym Tyelyn-Carlson; IDEA Daniel Bettis; Affirmative Action Kathy Everidge; Title IX Elementary Debra Hale, Doug Hood; Title IX Secondary Chris Olsen, Doug Hood; Athletic Equity Albert Alcantar.

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

Уведомление об отсутствии дискриминации

Ванкуверский школьный район (VSD) является районом, предоставляющим равные возможности в области программ по образованию, различных видов занятий и деятельности, получения услуг и трудоустройства. Наш школьный район не дискриминирует на основании расы, убеждений, цвета кожи, религии, пола, национального происхождения, семейного положения, сексуальной ориентации, включая половое самовыражение и самовосприятие, возраста, наличия детей в семье, категории демобилизованных с честью ветеранов или военного статуса, наличия какой-либо сенсорной, психической или физической инвалидности, или использования дрессированных собак- поводырей или других животных, помогающих инвалидам. Наш район предоставляет равные возможности для вступления в организацию бойскаутов (Boy Scouts) Америки и в другие специализированные юношеские организации. Наш район также соблюдает Раздел 504 Акта о Реабилитации от 1973 г., Раздел IX Поправок к Закону об образовании (Title IX of the Education Amendments) от 1972 года, Раздел 402 Акта о Помощи ветеранам вьетнамского периода от 1974 г., Акт об американцах-инвалидах от 1990 г., Акт о Гражданских правах от 1964 г., Акт о Дискриминации по возрасту при трудоустройстве, Акт о Защите работников старшего возраста, также, как и все другие штатные, федеральные и местные законы о равных возможностях. Вы можете также обратиться в письменной форме к следующим сотрудникам Ванкуверских государственных школ по адресу PO Box 8937, Vancouver, Washington 98668-8937 или по телефону 360-313-1000: ADA – Kathy Everidge; Title VII, 504 – Kym Tyelyn-Carlson; IDEA – Daniel Bettis, Affirmative Action (Предоставление преимущественных прав) – Kathy Everidge; Title IX для начальных школ – Debra Hale и Doug Hood; Title IX для средних и старших школ – Chris Olsen и Doug Hood; Равный доступ к спортивным программам (Athletic Equity) – Albert Alcantar. Это уведомление может быть предоставлено на соответствующем языке лицам других национальностей и представителям национальных меньшинств, имеющим ограниченные навыки владения английским, для этого следует позвонить по телефону 360-313-1250.

Notificación de No Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar “Vancouver Public Schools” es un distrito que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en sus programas educativos, actividades, servicios y en el empleo. El distrito no discrimina debido a raza, credo, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional, estado civil, orientación sexual, incluyendo expresión o identidad de género, edad, familias con niños, por ser veterano de guerra retirado honorablemente o por estado militar, por la presencia de cualquier discapacidad sea de tipo sensorial, mental o física o por el uso de un perro guía o animal de servicio entrenado. El distrito provee acceso igualitario para los “Boy Scouts of America” y otros grupos juveniles designados. El distrito también cumple con la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, Título IX de las Enmiendas Educativas de1972, con la Sección 402 de la Ley de la Readaptación de Veteranos de la Era del Vietnam de 1974, con la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades de 1990, con la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, con la Ley contra la Discriminación por Edad en el Empleo, con la Ley de Protección de Empleados de Edad Mayor y con todas las otras leyes de igualdad de oportunidades a nivel estatal, federal y local. También puede contactar a las siguientes personas en la oficina administrativa del Distrito Escolar de Vancouver, escribiéndoles a PO Box 8937, Vancouver, WA 98668- 8937 o llamando al 360-313-1000: ADA – Kathy Everidge; Título VII, 504 – Kym Tyelyn-Carlson; IDEA – Daniel Bettis; Ley de Acción Afirmativa – Kathy Everidge; Título IX Primaria, Debra Hale, Doug Hood; Título IX Secundaria, Chris Olsen, Doug Hood; Igualdad en los Deportes, Albert Alcantar. Esta notificación se puede proporcionar en el idioma apropiado para las comunidades de origen nacional y para las personas de grupos minoritarios con conocimientos limitados del idioma inglés, poniéndose en contacto con el 360-313-1250.