Skyview High School Newsletter

November 2020

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Upcoming Events

  • November 6: Senior portraits and quotes are due! See full details here:
  • November 10: Skyview FAFSA Day! Supports seniors and parents as they apply for financial aid. Seniors will have access to different FAFSA events during the day, but the key event will be a virtual presentation at 5 pm - The A-Z of Paying for College. Here's the link:
  • November 11: Veterans Day (No School)
  • November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break (No School)
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Attendance Matters!

Distance Learning requirements for Attendance purposes:

In order for your student NOT to be marked absent for a period -

A- Attend ZOOM class

B- Log on to CANVAS for class that day

C- Connect with the teacher

You can check Skyward Parent Access to see what class is marked Unexcused. When your student is absent -

1. You have 3 days to excuse an absence.

2. To Excuse – Email Call attendance line 360-313-4220 or enter through Skyward Family Access

3. Excusable Reasons - Health care appointment, Illness, Family matter, Emergencies, Religious activities, Pre-arrange absence.

Counselor's Corner

November Counselor Newsletter

Cap and Gown Don’t forget to order your student’s cap and gown by November 8th for a reduced rate! The in school days to order graduation garb have already passed, but your student and you may order online at Orders may also be sent in via mail to Royal-T/Herff Jones 4018 NE 112th Ave. D-3 Vancouver, WA 98682 ________________________________________________________________________

High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) THIS IS A WASHINGTON GRADUATION REQUIREMENT! To login: Students can access Xello directly through ClassLink, or through . You log in with the username: vps-studentID# and your 8 digit birthdate. If that does not work, try your 6 digit birthdate. And if all else fails contact your Career Counselor, they can re-set your password. ( Example login: Username: vps-112233 Password: 06072002 Grade 9 Getting Experience Lesson Update your 4 Year Plan Grade 10 Workplace Skills & Attitudes Lesson Program Prospects Lesson Update your 4 Year Plan

Grade 11 Goals & Plans Lesson Choosing a College Lesson Resume Lesson Job Interviews Lesson Update your 4 Year Plan Grade 12 12th Grade Goals & Plans – Complete the google survey and type in a summary in the text box before clicking “Turn In” twice. Financial Aid – Simply type your FAFSA plan in the text box, you don’t have to upload anything. Then click Turn In twice. Work/Life Balance – This lesson takes about 15 minutes to get to 100% Resume - Simply type your Resume plan in the text box, you don’t have to upload anything. Then click Turn In twice.


Free Tutoring via NHS: Need help in one of your classes? Come to a tutoring session hosted by NHS to receive some help from your peers! Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:10pm - 12:40pm Tutoring is available for the following courses: Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 World Themes US History Biology Chemistry English 9, 10, and 11 Sign up: or email: ________________________________________________________________________

TECH HELP: If you are having trouble with your technology (chrome book, log in for Canvas, hot spot, etc.), please email or call 360-313-5400 for assistance and also be sure to let your teacher know. ________________________________________________________________________

TRANSCRIPT: If you need an official transcript, please complete this Google Form - . ________________________________________________________________________

PSAT TEST: The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) has been moved to January 26th; more information to follow. Due to our limited availability, Home School or non-Skyview students will not be able to test at Skyview. ________________________________________________________________________

COLLEGE APPLICATION/SAT FEE WAIVER: If you qualify under ONE of the following and are interested in this service, please contact your counselor. You're enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Your annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines ( set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. You're enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound). Your family receives public assistance. You live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home, or are homeless. You are a ward of the state or an orphan. SAT and ACT TEST (2020-2021): Visit to get information on SAT test dates, times, and availability. Visit to get information on ACT test dates, times, and availability. Please note the Skyview High School Code: 481-489 ________________________________________________________________________

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS: Be sure to check on application deadlines for your desired college soon, and start assembling the various pieces required (the application, transcripts, letters of recommendation if needed, etc). Deadlines can be earlier than you realize, and even state schools (like the UW) have deadlines as early as November! FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid): Students and families can begin to submit the FAFSA on October 1 and all items related to financing college (scholarships, grants, loans, work study, etc) all begin with the FAFSA. Be sure to visit to start the process! WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) is a financial aid program for students who are not eligible for federal aid due to their immigration status. Go to the following website: or simply Google “WASFA” for more information.


FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHTS WSU-Vancouver | A-Z Paying for College Workshops ( November 3rd - 5:00-6:00 PM | November 19th - 10:00-11:00 AM December 2nd - 10:00-11:00 AM | December 15th - 5:00-6:00 PM Attend via Zoom, for instructions please follow this link ( . ZOOM LINK ( ________________________________________________________________________

NCAA Eligibility Center - If your student plans to play college athletics, they will need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to be cleared. You can complete this process by visiting their website at or simply Google “NCAA Eligibility Center”.


September was suicide awareness month, but these resources for our students and community are always important! Remember to reach out to a counselor if you have any concerns about your student’s mental health. Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1800-273-TALK (1800-273-8255) Crisis Textline: Text TALK to 741741 1-866-4-U-TREVOR: 1-866-488-7386 Clark County Crisis:1800-626-8137 or 360-696-9560 Teen Talk: 360-397-2428 Finding mental health options:

Assessment Information

Families of Sophomores: VPS has canceled the October PSAT administration. At this time, we are planning on making up the PSAT on Tuesday, January 26. Please stay tuned for more information to come closer to this date. If you have any questions please contact:

Skyview Clubs


Skyview DECA club meets Tuesdays at 2:10. See our Instagram @skyview_deca. Email for info & Zoom link.

Skyview DECA is excited to bring Skyview gear to you in an online format. Looking for Skyview gear to give your Skyview Student? We have you covered. Sales close November 18th to guarantee curbside pickup at Skyview before the holiday break.

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Key Club

Are you interested in community service? Skyview Key Club gives a variety of service opportunities for you and your friends! Meetings are every other Tuesday at 2:30pm! Text @skyviewkc to 81010 to join the club's remind for important announcements. We have volunteer opportunities that range from reading children's books to kindergarteners, to writing letters to first responders. Join Key Club to give back to your community while staying safe during this pandemic!
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Skyview Parent Groups

Skyview High School

The mission of Skyview High School is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be college-, career- and life-ready. By providing an innovative educational environment, students are authentically engaged in powerful learning opportunities through meaningful work and real-life research projects.


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, Washington, 98661, or 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–Steve Vance (; IDEA–Daniel Bettis (; Affirmative Action-Janell Ephraim ( Title IX–Kathy Everidge (; Title IX Elementary–Debra Hale (; Title IX Secondary–Jim Gray (; Athletic Equity–Jim Gray ( 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.