Fort Vancouver High School

Center for International Studies


From OUR PRINCIPAL, Mr. Scheidel

Fort Vancouver Families

As we come to the conclusion of the school year, I wanted to thank the Fort Vancouver High School community for making my fourth year as principal a rewarding and enjoyable experience. The work of teaching and learning is essential to the functioning of a democratic society and I am so thankful to help in that work with all of you. As we continue to focus on creating a school that has high quality instruction focused on the results of student learning, and establishes a culture and climate supportive and fostering of that occurring, Fort Vancouver will become a model for transformative schools. My goal as principal is to help create the conditions where everyone (parents, students, and staff) work united for each student to meet all measures of student learning placed before them. This year's seniors, and their families, leave our school better prepared for the next stages in the improvement journey, and for that I am grateful.

I believe that we must embrace this journey and break down barriers to a united effort. As principal, I want a school where everyone feels they can be a part. Whether, parent, aunt, uncle, grand parent or concerned citizen, you can find a place to be welcome and to contribute to this effort. We have many, many volunteers working to support our school. Whether with field trips, in the FCRC, putting on student functions, athletics, or Boosters, the structures are in place and the flexibility to meet student needs are already built in for individuals to be actively involved in the work of our school. We are in this together and if you feel it in your heart to become a part, please join the effort, come in, and we can see where your talents can best be used to serve.

As Grandma Bowen so sagely stated, “Many hands make light work.” This is great advice for picking up chairs at the conclusion of an event and even greater wisdom when helping to transform a school. The vision is to create an army of engaged citizens who will help affect change in our school. We are putting in place the avenues for each person to contribute. If you have one day for a couple hours, we have a place for you. If you can and want to give more, we can accommodate that. I just want you all to know that you are welcome and encouraged to join this exciting journey.

I wish you all a wonderful conclusion to this school year.


Click here for FVHS website

Main Office: 360.313.4000

Business Office: 360.313.4014

Attendance Office: 360.313.4040

Graduation is June 13 at the Clark County Amphitheater!

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Senior Parade, Friday June 9

Meet under the FLAGS no later than 9:30 am

Signed Permission Slips are required.

Wear your cap & gown and parade through our elementary middle schools. See old teachers and inspire Future Trappers.

Pick up a PERMISSION SLIP in the Main Office, outside the Business Office or from Miss Andrea in room 171.

Return signed slips to Miss Andrea in room 171.


Ogden, King, Harney, MAC & Marshall


Roosevelt, Truman, Walnut Grove & GAISER


EMAIL or call MISS ANDREA 360-313-4071

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Prom is June 10! Location will be announced soon! Tickets go on sale June 5 in the Business Office, $20 a ticket, Juniors and Seniors only. You must have a Guest Pass to bring someone from another school.

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Art & Pottery Class Fees


Waived Fees

If you qualify, the fees for athletics, activities, clubs and classes are waived. The Education Benefits Form to apply for the waiver is available in the Main Office, Business Office or online here:
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Trappers Swimming

Interested in joining the swim team next year? Step 1: Get info by emailing Coach Sarah at Step 2: Get your sports physical now so you can join us for summer workouts (end of May-end of July). Girls season starts Aug. 21. Boys season starts Nov. 13. Get in shape over the summer so you'll be faster when the season starts!

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Our Music Department is Rockin' it!

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Congrats to the Fort Orchestra!

The Fort Orchestra performed at Music in the Parks on April 29th. They took 1st place in their division AND also won a trophy for Overall Best Score out of all of the orchestras there! Give your congratulations to any Orchestra member you know!

Congrats to the Fort Band!

Our Band recently marched in the Long Beach Loyalty Days Parade and took a Second Place prize, in addition to the BEST OF PARADE award! They worked hard and deserve your congratulations!

Summer Trapper Kids Camp

We are excited for our second annual Trapper Kids Camps! We are offering camps for baseball, wrestling, softball, basketball, football, volleyball and soccer. All camps are $25 and you can find out all the information about dates, times and grade levels of camps by signing up here:

Questions, scholarship help or translation help please email

FREE Sports Physicals


2023 Summer Sports Physicals

Sponsored by Vancouver Public Schools and

Family Medicine 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 17, 2023 @ Fort Vancouver High School

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

3:00 – 4:45 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 PRIOR to your physical.
  • Wear loose fitting shorts and a t-shirt

Forms are available at the school business office, and can be downloaded from our website at

(Click on Athletics, scroll down to Forms at the bottom and click on Physical form and/or Parent Consent form).

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TRiO Talent Search is accepting new applicants! 9th-12th graders are welcome to apply. Drop in to visit the TRiO Talent Search team, Alicia and Trisha, in Room 236.
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"GEAR UP is available next year for all departing seniors to help with college, career, and life skills support. Please fill out the GEAR UP Senior survey, and make sure to use non-VPS contact info so we can get in touch!




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College Financial Aid


Do you still need help with Financial Aid (FAFSA/WASFA) for college or college applications? Please visit the Gear Up office (100 wing), the TRIO Office (200 wing across from Media Center) or the Career Center to set up an appointment to get help.

Gear Up

Trio Talent Search

Career Center

Trapper Boosters Parent Group

Dear Senior Parents/Guardians of 2023:

Fort Vancouver High School Boosters and Senior Parent Party Committee are working together to raise much needed funds for our 2023 Prom and Class of 2023 Senior Party at Fort Vancouver High School.

We are looking for donations and support of our senior party and senior lunch. FVHS Boosters is a 501(c)3 and tax receipts are available upon request. Our Tax ID is 46-4094110.

We need everyone's help to make this party super successful! Thank you to all those who have supported so far!

Here is how you can help!

  1. Give $23 for the Class of 2023! We are asking you to pass this link on to family, friends and others who would be willing to give $23 for the Class of 2023! This money will go towards the party and prom! Every dollar helps!

  1. Do you have gift cards or small items that you believe would make fun raffle prizes that you would be willing to donate? Those can be dropped off at the main office between now and May 30th. Please make all gift cards value $10 or more. Questions contact

  2. If you would like to help get donations, chaperone the party or plan the party please email

Important Things to Know About Graduation:

  1. Flowers and Teddy Bears will be on sale at Graduation. ($15 Grad Bear, $20 Half Dozen Flowers, $30 Dozen Flowers) 20% of all sales goes back to the Senior Events.

  2. Graduation party tickets are on sale now for $25! Buy them here:

Warm regards,

Michelle Weinmaster

FVHS Booster President

Join the Boosters

Join Fort Vancouver High School Boosters! $5 and every penny goes towards Fort Trappers! Boosters is our parent group that supports the programs, clubs and sports of Fort Vancouver High School. We help with concessions, Senior parties, fundraisers, staff appreciation and student programs. Any parent, guardian, or staff member is welcome to join.

Join here:

Find out about all the ways you can support Booster Current Fundraisers at:

Stay Connected to Fort Vancouver High School Boosters


facebook @FortVancouver HighSchoolBoosterClub

Twitter @FVHS Boosters

Instagram: trapperboosters

Banner Sales:

Have a business that is looking for a new way to advertise and want to support your favorite Trapper team buy a banner and we will hang it for you! Find out all the info here:

From the FCRC

C-Tran YOP Passes: All FVHS students are eligible to receive a free C-Tran city bus pass & free access to Firstenberg & Marshall Community Centers! Download the guardian consent form or find them in the FVHS front office. Click here:

Family Resources and Support:

Information regarding rental assistance, food resources, utility assistance, employment services, help to apply for SNAP or TANF, Know Your Rights, Free & Low Cost Internet, Community Crisis Lines: Click here: .

Human Services Council: Transportation to Essentials: Do you need help getting essentials? The Human Services Council (HSC) can help with free transportation/delivery options. HSC can arrange deliver of pre-ordered/pre-paid groceries, prescriptions, and food boxes from local food pantries, or provide you with safe transportation to pick these items up yourself. Contact: 360-762-5292

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Some of the services available at Fort:

  • Confidential individual counseling for all students, referral to ongoing mental health and substance use counseling if applicable, and a variety of support groups to teach students skills and provide ongoing support around a variety of issues/topics.
  • Prevention education series to freshmen and promote awareness on substance use related issues around the school through classroom and lunchroom related presentations and activities.
  • Prevention club and oversee a student led mentor group with community partners.
  • Oversee several programs put on by community partners and am always looking for new partners to meet the needs of students so if you have a need or idea that would benefit students feel free to reach out to us!

If you have any questions about the services we provide or would like to refer someone to meet with us, please feel free to reach us at the contact information provided below.


Tabby Stokes MSW, SUDP, LMHCA

Prevention/Intervention Specialist

Fort Vancouver High School

5700 East 18th Street

Vancouver, WA 98661

Phone # 360-313-4131


Although we were initially told that the COVID tests could be utilized for one year after their expiration date, the FDA has started doing testing on specific lot numbers to give more accurate expiration dates. Most of the lot numbers assigned to the COVID tests in the district expired in April.

Fortunately, the Washington State Department of Health has stated that expired test kits can continue to be used if the quality control line still appears on the test kit when undergoing a test.

For all COVID tests that you hand out to both staff and students, please include this FAQ sheet from the DOH. See below for translations -

FAQ Sheet English

FAQ Sheet Spanish

FAQ Sheet Russian

FAQ Sheet Chuukese

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Want your student to start school on time next year? Make a well-child visit appointment now!

· Vaccinations – Sign up for MyIR (My Immunization Record) to see if your student needs any school required immunizations.

· Individual Health Plans (IHP) for Asthma, Diabetes, Life-Threatening Allergies, Seizures and other life-threatening conditions (complete yearly)

· Medication authorization paperwork for medicine taken at school (complete yearly)

· Annual/sports physicals if your student will play sports (complete yearly)

Make your appointment NOW! Clinics are often booked MONTHS in advance, so don’t wait. And don’t forget to bring your important paperwork—many clinics charge a fee ($20 or more) to complete paperwork outside of an appointment.

The Flu Vaccine is available!

According to the Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization practices,

The Flu Vaccine is recommended for all school age children. The flu vaccine is recommended to

prevent illness, missed school, lost work time for parents, and to help decrease the risk of

grandparents, infants, and other at risk individuals from becoming ill.

Getting vaccinated is the single best way for people to protect not only children against flu, but

their loved ones as well. For locations of places that offer flu vaccines, contact your health care

provider, local pharmacy, or

The best way to prevent illnesses are to wash hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes, avoid

touching your face, eyes, nose, mouth, stay home when sick, as well as get a flu shot!

When children (and adults) are ill, they need to stay home until they are fever free without anti-

fever medication (acetaminophen, ibuprofen) for 24 hours and also should have a Covid19 test

before returning to school. Test kits can be picked up by request at school.

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Please see this link for info about Meningococcal Disease Prevention and the HPV virus.

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Principal: Curt Scheidel

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

James Ensley, Athletic Director

Erin Hanson, Dean of Students

Allison Darke, Professional Development Specialist


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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District Parent Involvement Policy

Vancouver Public Schools

District Policy 4130: Title I – Parent Involvement

The board recognizes that parent and family engagement helps all students achieve academic standards, including those participating in Title I programs. To promote parent and family engagement, the board adopts the following policy, which describes how the district will involve all parents and family members of Title I students in developing and implementing the district’s Title I programs.

The policy can be found at:


Escuelas Públicas de Vancouver

Normativa 4130 del Distrito Escolar: Programa Federal “Título I” (parte de la Ley de Educación Primaria y Secundaria (ESEA) – Participación de los padres

La Junta Escolar reconoce que la participación de los padres y la familia ayuda a que todos los estudiantes logren alcanzar los estándares académicos, incluyendo aquellos que participan en el programa federal de “Título I”. Para fomentar la participación de los padres y las familias, la Junta Escolar está implementando la siguiente normativa, que describe cómo el Distrito Escolar involucrará a todos los padres y miembros de la familia de los estudiantes de “Título I” en el desarrollo e implementación de los programas de “Título I” del Distrito Escolar.

La normativa se puede encontrar en:


Ванкуверские государственные школы

Положение школьного района, номер 4130: Title I (Раздел I Законодательного акта о школьном образовании) – Участие родителей

Совет директоров признаёт, что участие родителей и членов семей в жизни школы помогает всем учащимся, включая тех, которые занимаются по программам Раздела I, достичь академических стандартов. С целью содействовать участию родителей и членов семей совет директоров утвердил следующее положение, в котором описано, как школьный район будет вовлекать всех родителей и членов семей учащихся, занимающихся по программам Раздела I, в процесс разработки и внедрения программ Раздела I в школьном районе.

Это положение можно найти на сайте:

District Performance Data

Vancouver Public Schools uses data to form a detailed profile of students, school and district performance; highlight successes; and identify opportunities for improvement. In addition, we report data to the state of Washington's K-12 public education agency, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and comply with federal mandates to demonstrate adequate yearly progress.

School and district reports are available at Printed copies are available upon request by calling 360-313-1266.

If you would like this document read to you please call:

Russian: Если Вы хотите,
чтобы Вам прочитали этот документ, пожалуйста, позвоните по телефону: 360-936-9574.

Spanish: Si desea que le lean
este documento en español, favor llamar al: 360-521-6453.

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 Dania Narruhn, 360-772-7494