Columbia River Weekly Newsletter
September 3, 2021
Columbia River High School
800 NW 99th ST.
Vancouver WA 98665
Principal/ Head of School - Alex Otoupal
Associate Principal/Curriculum - Rob Duncan
Associate Principal/Activities - Ken Roberts
Associate Principal/Athletic Director - Nick Davies
COVID Safety - What to expect at River to start the school year
As we get closer to the school year, we are updating the ‘River Playbook;’ similar to last year’s version. Here is similar information - River Playbook Slides. Here are some key points to know about Columbia River:
We will be on a regular 6 period schedule with all students back in the building!
Masks are required for everyone who comes into the school and social distancing is expected when possible.
Students will be 3 ft apart whenever possible. Teachers will remain 6 ft whenever possible.
All classrooms will have seating charts.
We will be back to eating lunch in the commons and courtyards.
At this time, we are no longer doing attestations or temperature checks.
Many COVID/School questions can be found on the district’s FAQ Page
Safe and Healthy Classrooms Update
The school district will be posting specific COVID-19 case notifications on our website, river.vansd.org. You can find the information on the bottom right of the page. The district will be doing the same thing on the district website through the VPS COVID Dashboard. Additionally, here is a link to the district’s detailed health and safety plan.
We will be on an assembly schedule on 9/10/2021 for class meetings
Note - The football game against Skyview is Saturday, September 4th at 7:00 PM. This was changed from the 3rd. Ticket gate will be in place.
Schedules are mostly set, but there have been a few changes. ArbiterLive is becoming very reliable for up-to-date scheduling.
Girls Swim Schedule (Their schedule does not show up on ArbiterLive)
Job Opening - We had so many athletes join our Cross Country team that we are adding an additional coach! We plan on a quick turn around, so please apply if you are interested.
Some common questions we have been getting:
Are we charging an entrance fee to games?
Yes - all JV and Varsity games at Columbia River and Kiggins will have an entry fee (Football, Soccer, Volleyball) - $6 for adults / $4 for kids
How many spectators can come?
As many as show up!
Are there COVID restrictions?
Yes - Masks are required indoors. As of today, there will be no indoor concessions. Masks are not required outdoors. There will be pre-packaged concessions only for some events.
The school district is required to follow all state and local guidelines. Below are links to detailed state documents that we have to follow:
Are there construction restrictions?
Yes - the grandstands at the stadium are still under construction. Please bring a chair and sit outside of the track. Parking is open in the west lot by the new 500 wing! If the main lot is full, you can now park on the other side of the school.
How can I support athletic programs?
Join the CR Booster Club!
New Logo Information
Rapids Branding Guide - Detailed information on our logo and how to use it.
Curriculum and Classrooms
- Where can I find the school readiness / School Supply list? The VPS website has school supply lists for all schools - Supply List link here
Which lunch will I have? Where can I find information about breakfast/lunch? Lunch is determined by 4th Period class. Students with a 4A class will have 4th period class, followed by Lunch. Students with a 4B class will have Lunch first, followed by 4th period. We will have lists of Lunches by Teacher posted throughout the building. This year Breakfast and Lunch will be free for all students (during the 2021-22 school year).
- Who can I talk to about a schedule change or questions I have like: “what if I am missing a class or assigned to the wrong class”?
Students and Families should contact their grade level counselor for schedule questions. Schedules are created based on requests made by students/families in the Spring of 2021.
9th Grade - Alexis Bruce (Ms. Bruce will have a substitute for the Fall, Heidi Axford, email@example.com)
10th Grade - Ashley Thurber, firstname.lastname@example.org
11th Grade - Rachael Howington, email@example.com
12th Grade - Jennifer Waller, firstname.lastname@example.org
The CR Counseling Center will be open for phone calls starting August 20, 2021. (360) 313-3930
Where can I find out information about the bus and parking on campus? Bus information can be found under the “Our School” section on the CRHS Website. Parking information and Parking Permit request forms will be available through the Attendance Office ~ Bonnie Womack will distribute forms after August 31..
Remodel Photo Update
Apprenticeship Program Opportunity
Trade School Open House
Women In Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Careers
This roll-up-your-sleeves event is designed specifically for women to learn about the exciting career opportunities that are available in advanced manufacturing and mechanical. You will preview each program in our industry-standard labs and participate in hands-on activities led by Clark College professors. Get your questions answered and explore the fulfilling careers that women can have in the Automotive, Diesel, and Welding fields. We look forward to having you on campus! Explore the exciting opportunities for you in these fields: Automotive, Diesel, and Welding Clark College expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal in its programs and activities. Learn more at www.clark.edu/nds. If you need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event, you should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-992-0901 VP, as soon as possible. Closed-toe shoes and long jean pants are required; long-sleeved shirts are recommended. Safety goggles will be provided.
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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
The Vancouver School 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 and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America, and other designated groups. You may also contact any of the following people by writing to them at Vancouver School District, PO Box 8937, Vancouver, WA 98668-8937, or by calling 360-313-1000: 504 – Steve Vance; Civil Rights and Affirmative Action – Janell Ephraim; ADA and Title IX – Kathy Everidge; Title IX Elementary Schools – Kristie Lindholm; Title IX Secondary Schools – Jim Gray.