Hudson's Bay Newsletter

November 2021

Administration



Val Seeley, Principal

Amber Beardmore, Associate Principal

Greg Roberts, Associate Principal/A.D.

Eric Sakshaug, Interim Associate Principal

Spencer Williams, Dean of Students/Behavior Specialist

Robin Sonderland, ELL/Instructional

Counselors

Megan Fullbright A - Cook (+ Lieser Branch)

Demetrick White Cop - Han

Kara Hecker Har - Mc

Lissa Potter Me - Sam

Ray Lions San - Z

Main Office Hours

Main Office hours are:

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Business Office hours are:

7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

HBHS COVID 19 CASE INFORMATION

HBHS COVID 19 case information will be available on our website at: bay.vansd.org This information will be updated daily.

You can also access the VPS COVID Dashboard

Public Notice!

Now that our offices are open to the public, masks will be required upon entering the building. Please keep personal hygiene and social distancing in mind while present as we continue to keep our staff, students, and families safe.

Principal's Letter

Hello Eagles.


September and October were exciting months with our Fall Sports Season, Open House, Homecoming, and Parent Conferences. There was good attendance at all these events and super student participation.


As we roll into November and December, Hudson’s Bay staff is continuing to work hard to ensure students have the support they need to be successful. Bay Staff recognize that effective schools respond immediately when students are having difficulty in class. At Bay, we continue to offer different programs to support our students and monitor student progress in these programs and classes through bi-monthly meetings and weekly PLC time. We want to make failing at Hudson’s Bay an impossible outcome. Some support we have here at Bay for our students include:


  • Our 9th grade transition block called Freshmen SET (Successful Educational Transition) is in its tenth year at Bay. This program focuses on supporting our new freshmen academically and socially in a 3-period block and we continue to see very positive results. We serve approximately 60 9th graders in this program. We are also implementing a similar support for 10th grade with a 3-period block. For each of these programs, counselors push into these classes as well to provide support in different areas including Social-Emotional, study skills and/or grade monitoring.

  • We continue to have Student Advocates who work closely with about 30-40 students grades 9-12 who may be struggling academically and/or credit deficient. This year we have been able to add 3 new advocates to support our students.

  • Our Family Community Resource Coordinator (FCRC), Christie Chapin, continues to work with students, staff, and parents to develop additional supports for our students at Bay to help increase student achievement.

  • We have our new and rebranded “Eagle Time” each week on Monday and Friday. On these days, students spend a dedicated 25-30 minutes with their 2nd period class working together on lessons and activities focused on Social/Emotional learning as well as Executive Functioning skills. The goal is to support the social/emotional development of our students and strengthen the skills needed to be successful in school and life.

  • We continue to have a Lieser Campus at Bay and it is running at max capacity. We have seven sessions this year. This program supports mostly seniors, juniors and some sophomores as space allows.

  • We have the Gear-Up Program at Bay. This is a grant focused on supporting our current 11th graders for the next two years at Bay. Ryan Griffiths and Brigitte Condon lead this program at Bay.

  • We are continuing to focus on attendance improvement efforts. We recognize that regular school attendance is critical to student success and are working to check in with students who are not attending regularly. We appreciate the support you provide by monitoring your student’s attendance and encouraging them to attend classes every day.

  • We offer computer lab/work time during both lunches in 319 and also have the 319 lab open for students to access on Mondays from 1:30-3:00 and Wednesday 2:15-3:00.

  • We are continuing our focus on the “Bay Way” to create a positive, supportive environment here at Hudson’s Bay for everyone. In case you forgot, our five traits of focus for the “Bay Way” are:

    • Community

    • Empathy

    • Critical Thinking

    • Perseverance

    • Ownership


We are working hard at Bay to support our students in many different ways so that each student is successful in every classroom and is developing those skills necessary to compete and excel in life, college, and/or the workplace.

Our counselors will kick off Freshmen focus week in December. Our grade level focus weeks are a time to discuss at length student goals and aspirations during and through high school. It is in these weeks that students will develop a vision for the coming years and forecast classes for the coming school year. Each year students complete a portion of their high school and beyond plan which is a required element of all our students at Hudson’s Bay. Being an active participant in these weeks is important to find goodness of fit in classes and identify supports neede to have success with coursework and next steps in after high school plans.



As we roll into November and December, keep in mind that December will be the “over” half-way point of first semester. The end of the first semester is January 27 and Semester Break (no school for students) will be on Jan. 28 (pending no snow days!!). With the approaching end of first semester, it is important to check on, or continue monitoring, your student’s progress in all his/her classes. You may do this through Parent Access which allows you to check grades, attendance, and email teachers as needed. If you have not signed up for this access, please call the main office for more information. If you would like to discuss your student and his/her progress at any time, please reach out to your student’s counselor or grade level administrator so we can work together to ensure his/her success at Bay.


Finally, there will be lots of exciting events happening in November and December. Please make sure to check out our website bay.vansd.org. There is helpful information including office hours, athletic and activity information and calendars. You can also check the following link for all sports schedules throughout the year: 3A GSHL Website (Dates and times subject to change.)


Looking forward to seeing you at upcoming events at Bay. Go EAGLES!


Val Seeley, Principal

Follow me on twitter @valseeley7

Student Survey Letter

Dear VPS Families,


We thank you and your family for being our valued partners as we work together to educate the children in our district. As you may already be aware, building our social-emotional learning skills is an important goal for our schools this year. VPS has adopted a Social Emotional Learning curriculum for core instruction to be provided to all students. Kindergarten - 8th grade students will be using Second Steps and 9-12th grade will be using Character Strong. VPS values input from our community – and we need to hear from your child or children! Students are important partners as we work to improve our communication, academic program and overall experience for everyone.


In order to learn more about student experiences at school, we will be asking for your child’s feedback via an online survey they will be completing at school in grades 3-12. The survey shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes to complete.


We are asking that all of our students in grades 3-12 participate in the survey, as their feedback will provide invaluable insights into their experiences and how we can improve and adapt our district to their needs. If a student doesn’t feel like they have enough information to answer a question, they will be able to skip the item altogether. The responses to these surveys will be used by building staff to provide building-wide, small group, and one-on-one supports for students. We are partnering with a third-party vendor, Panorama, to support us in administering these surveys. For Panorama FAQs, visit this link: FAQs | Panorama Education . To see VPS FAQs click this link: Survey FAQs.


The survey content will ask students to self-reflect on

  • Positive feelings

  • Challenging feelings

  • Supportive relationships

  • Sense of belonging

To see the entire surveys, click on the links below:






Survey Opt-Out Option



Please notify us if you would like your child to opt out of taking the surveys by filling in your name and your child’s name below and returning it to school by November 1. If you have any questions about the SEL survey or survey administration you can read the FAQ document from VPS and FAQs | Panorama Education. If you still have questions please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s school.



Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

School phone number



* * * * * * * * * * * * *




I do not want my child to participate in the Student Wellness survey.

Student Name: ______________________________________________________

School Name: _______________________________________________________

Grade: _______

Guardian Name: _____________________________________________________

Guardian Signature: __________________________________________________

Hudson’s Bay High School Calendar of Events for 2022 Graduation

Please access our calendar of events for 2022 graduation HERE!

VPS 21-22 District Calendar

You can view "2021 2022 Vancouver Public Schools Board Approved Calendar January 2021 (5).pdf" at:

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:48559ffc-0c41-4970-9483-a8f1dcd78c7d

Activities Update

Hello and thank you all for welcoming me into the Hudson’s Bay Family! My name is Eric Sakshaug AKA Mr. Saks. I am happy to be reporting on the fun and enriching activities that have taken place this year so far, as well as the events that will be coming up.


We had a fun and successful Homecoming Dance in early Oct. and we look forward to supporting more events like this in the Winter. We will be monitoring COVID restrictions as we plan for future dances.


This Friday, Oct. 29th our National Honor Society is hosting a Trunk-or-Treat event in the Hudson Bay’s parking lot from 4-6 pm. This will be a fun opportunity to connect our students and staff with families and younger students. Come dressed up in your costume and enjoy some Halloween fun as you gather goodies from the trunks of our school clubs respective cars! There will be:

  • Trick or treating

  • Fun activities at each car

  • Costume contest and more!


Along with all this, we are excited about all of our school clubs. Please reach out to me if you’d like more information on those. Please stay tuned as we will be updating this page monthly to inform you of all that's going on at HBHS!


Curricular Updates

Fall is by far my favorite time of year because it means students and our incredible team of staff kick off another school year. My name is Amber Beardmore and this will be my third year serving the Bay community. This year will bring us joys and challenges that we are ready to face together as our Eagles have done so tremendously these trying months before. I’m thrilled to support our Special Education staff and students as well as partner with counselors and teachers to develop schedules and plans for each student to graduate on time. Students work with counselors during each year to forecast for the coming school year, students and parents will be able to see their schedules in Skyward starting Wednesday, August 25th. Changes at this point are only provided to ensure on time graduation and proper credit accrual.


Counselor Last Name:

Megan Fullbright: A - Cook (+ Lieser Branch)

Demetrick White: Cop - Han

Kara Hecker: Har - Mc

Lissa Potter: Me - Sam

Ray Lions: San - Z


Counselors are here at Bay each day, should you have any questions around grades, classes, schedules you can call Mrs. McDonald, our counseling clerk, at 360-313-4407 and she can connect you with the correct counselor. We are excited to get this school year started and cannot wait to meet all of our Eagles in person.

Athletic Updates

Hey there Eagle community. Winter sports season is here and clearance is open. Please login into FAMILYID to get the clearance started. The winter sports we offer are Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Girls Wrestling, Boys Wrestling, Boys swimming, Dance, Cheerleading, Girls Bowling. We have a great group of coaches leading these programs and we feel that your students participating in extra curricular activities is important to their connection to the Bay community. We feel that sports can do the following:

- Create a community amongst student athletes.

- Develop healthy habits after school.

- Helps develop positive relationships with adults in the building.

- Provides opportunity for students to develop character traits like commitment, teamwork, dedication, perseverance, etc.


Fall season is coming to an end and thank you so much for your support. We're continuing to look at ideas to improve our athletic program. Parent support is a huge area of opportunity for us as we move forward. We're working with our ASB team to develop systems that highlight, promote, and support our student athletes. Please reach out to me if you want to be involved, have questions or comments. Go eagles!

Boys Swimming Informational Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 4, 6-6:30pm at Propstra Aquatic Center

Contact Coach Sarah Dunn for more info: sarah.dunn@vansd.org

First practice is Nov. 15!

Veteran's Day Celebration

Video will be shown (not sure what period) Wednesday 11/10

Chest Drive

Will occur from 11/8 to 11/19 collecting moneys in 1st periods to support our Vancouver Foundation. Our goal is to raise $500 to support the Vancouver community in this event. That 1st period class with the most funds raised will receive a donut party

HBHS FFA FUNDRAISERS!

FFA members will be selling honey, holiday wreaths and centerpieces in November and December. If you are interested in a wreath, centerpiece or honey please contact any FFA member or Advisors Amy Carpenter (amy.carpenter@vansd.org) or Steve Lorenz (steve.lorenz@vansd.org) to place an order. Wreaths are $25, Honey is $13/jar or 2 jars/$25.

Build Trades is Building!

This month the Building Trades class broke ground on fulfilling the needs of our school, using a $3,000 grant from the Port of Vancouver, to build a shed for our janitors tools which have outgrown their corner of the courtyard.

Year 2/3 students Jackson Baer (So), Carl Steele (So), Kodie Pangelinan (Sr), & Jahmi Wilson (Sr) have worked tirelessly to excavate the site, and have broken ground on what will be a learning experience for all. Leaving their legacy through hard work and grit. Thanks to these students, the Port of Vancouver, CTE and Ms. Seeley for their support of this project and program :)

VPS is Hiring!

Are you, or do you know someone who would be a great addition to our Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) team? Did you know that VPS hosts monthly Substitute and Classified Candidate Day interviews for qualified applicants?

Vancouver Public Schools is now hiring for full-time, part-time, substitute, and seasonal employees in the following areas:


Paraeducators

Cafeteria Assistants

Bus drivers

Custodial Assistants

Coaches


Further information can be found HERE!

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ARE FREE!!!

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ARE FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS DURING THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

Dear VPS Families,

Through a partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), school meals will be available to all VPS students at no cost. While each student will continue to have a food service account, students will not be required to enter their PIN (personal identification number) to access school meals. No cash, checks or online payments will be accepted by Nutrition Services Staff this school year since all meals are served at no cost to families.

Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to submit a Meal Application even though all school meals are available at no cost. Families qualifying for free or reduced-price meals may be eligible for waived or reduced fees to participate in other school or community programs. The district also receives additional funding to meet our students’ needs, based on the number of eligible students confirmed by these applications. Meal Applications can be downloaded from the district website or are available in each school office. Additionally, families may complete a Meal Application online. Parents only need to complete one Meal Application for all students in their household.

For further information, please contact VPS Nutrition Services @ 360-313-1190 or email Nutrition.Services@vansd.org.

Off Campus

A reminder that as a junior or senior you may head off campus for lunch, but you must have the off-campus form filled out prior to leaving. Also, if you drive you must register your vehicle! Attached are the forms--fill them out and turn in now so you are ready for the first day of school!


Student Vehicle Registration Form

Off Campus Permit Form

Hudson’s Bay Family- Community Resource Center

Dear Students & Families,
We are thinking of you and hope you’re doing well.
If you need any basic needs support (housing, food, mental/physical health, etc.) our Family-Community Resource Coordinator, Christie, is working and ready to support you!
Feel free to call or email.


Estimados Estudiantes y Familias,

Estamos pensando en usted y esperamos que se encuentre bien.

Si necesita algún apoyo con necesidades básicas (vivienda, alimentación, salud mental / física, etc.) nuestra Coordinadora de Recursos para la Familia y la Comunidad, Christie, está trabajando y lista para apoyarlo. No dude en llamar o enviar un correo electrónico.



Christie Chapin (she/her)

Family-Community Resource Coordinator
Christie.Chapin@vansd.org
(360)313-4571

Prevention Intervention

Bailee Cragun is a Student Assistance Professional working with Hudson’s Bay High School

students to prevent substance use and abuse in our school and in our community. Children and

teens who use alcohol and other drugs are at higher risk than adults for developing short and

long-term physical, developmental and emotional problems. This is because their brains are still

developing and more vulnerable to the effects of drugs. Bailee utilizes the research-based

Project SUCCESS model, which offers a combination of interventions designed to meet the

unique needs of Hudson’s Bay High Schools students. Bailee provides:

o Early alcohol and other drug education and prevention in classrooms and for

school wide-activities

o Screening and early intervention services to students and their families

o Referrals to treatment providers

o Help with transitioning back to school for students who have had alcohol or

other drug problems

o Coordination CPWI West Van Coalition

Bailee provides a variety of support groups for students who have concerns or issues that may

interfere with their optimal academic progress. The groups focus on the development of skills

and self-confidence necessary for students to make positive choices in their lives related to:

school success, resolving conflicts, coping with grief, peer pressure, self-esteem, anger

management, and drug and alcohol use. The purpose of these time-limited groups is to help

students develop skills necessary to realize their academic and personal potentials

We are confident that this statewide program delivers high quality services specifically designed

to meet the unique needs of Hudson’s Bay students. If you have someone you want to refer or

have any questions contact Bailee.

http://www.k12.wa.us/PreventionIntervention/

bailee.cragun@vansd.org│360-952-3465

Vancouver Public Schools new program to offer!

Vancouver Public Schools has a new program to offer to the students and families of the district. The Office of the Education Ombuds works with students, families, schools, and the community through the discipline process to resolve conflicts, build supportive partnerships, and foster collaboration so that every student can engage in a valuable educational experience within Vancouver Public Schools. The ombuds will provide confidential and unbiased guidance, resources, information, and support when parents need assistance navigating the student discipline process or a conflict exists within a discipline matter.


If you have concerns about your child’s experience within the discipline process, please reach out to the Education Ombuds, Rachel Cason. The ombuds is here to help you navigate the district’s processes and procedures as well as provide you with the assistance you may need in resolving conflicts specific to student discipline.


The Education Ombuds, Rachel Cason, can be reached at rachel.cason@vansd.org or 360-313-1340.

https://vansd.org/equity-initiative/#ombuds

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As the holiday season approaches, we give thanks for educators -- like you -- who pour their hearts into doing for our children. We see you and we are grateful for you.


Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Family - ID click here

When you register though 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.

"The Bay Way"

Our Mission

The mission of Hudson's Bay High School is to create lifelong learners and responsible, compassionate, literate citizens by melding the resources of students, staff, parents, and community.


Our Traits of Focus

Our Bay community developed five traits that align with our mission statement that we believe students and staff should strive to exhibit. We teach, recognize, and value the following:


Community

Ownership

Critical Thinking

Perseverance

Empathy



All members of the school community- from staff to students - strive to exhibit the Bay Way Traits of Focus - Community, Ownership, Critical Thinking, Perseverance, and Empathy. Staff and students strive to exhibit these traits at Bay because doing so improves our school culture, the health and happiness of all members of the school community, and benefits students in both academic and non-academic ways.

Hudson's Bay - FLORAL SHOP

Hudson's Bay FFA has been running a "FULL SERVICE FLORAL SHOP" since 1973! Please click above for the order form.

VPS 1:1 Technology

Click here for the Responsible Use and Safety Agreement.

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.

Stormwater Education

Vancouver families depend on clean rivers, streams and lakes for swimming, fishing and preserving habitat for future generations. You can help reduce one of the biggest threats to our waterways, pollution left behind from everyday activities that gets picked up by stormwater.

We all contribute to stormwater pollution, so we all need to be part of the solution. Here are three easy tips you can follow to reduce water pollution and help protect our rivers, streams and lakes.

Only rain down the drain. As simple as it sounds, this is the most important principle for reducing water pollution, and it should be taken literally. Whatever goes down the storm drain almost always ends up in our streams. Even if you’re not putting anything directly into a storm drain, be aware of what runoff can pick up from your home and yard. This includes grass clippings, car washing soap, fertilizers and pet waste, just to name a few.

“Natural” can still be pollution. It’s easy to overlook pollutants that seem “natural,” such as grass clippings, pet waste and organic fertilizers. In our developed communities, these are significant sources of pollution. Fecal coliform is one of the top pollutants found in streams, and much of it comes from pet owners who don’t pick their pet’s waste. Nutrients in yard debris and fertilizers feed potentially toxic algae that deplete water of oxygen needed by aquatic life.

Sweep it up, don’t hose if off. Using a hose to wash away a spill or clean the driveway is a sure way to send pollutants to our streams. Instead, use a broom and dustpan to sweep up pollutants, close them in a bag and put it in the garbage. For liquid spills, put down an absorbent material, such as kitty litter, and sweep it into a bag before disposing in the trash.

For more ideas, visit www.clark.wa.gov/cleanwater and thank you for being part of the solution.

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.

School Credit for Students Who Are Working:

The Vancouver School District recognizes that work experience can be a valuable learning experience for a student. A student who is working at a real job and is at least 16 years of age, can get high school credit for their work hours. For every 180 hours of verified work experience, the student receives a .5 credit. This credit can replace any Elective or Occupational Ed. Credit that the student needs in order to graduate. The credit will also go on the student’s transcript and the grade will be an A – which will help increase the student’s overall G.P.A. score.



Students must be working at a real job and not paid under the table. They also must be at least 16 years of age in order to be enrolled in the Work Based Learning program.



Students may earn up to 2.0 credits of Work Based Learning for each school year. Every Work Based Learning credit earned is listed on the student’s transcript and is graded as an A. This will help the student’s overall G.P.A. score.




Please see Mr. Griffiths (Tom.Griffiths@vansd.org) in office 318 to get signed up for the program.

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.

USE OF CELL PHONES BY STUDENTS:

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.



ANY STUDENT WHO POSSESSES A CELL PHONE ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY FOR ITS CARE. AT NO TIME IS THE DISTRICT RESPONSIBLE FOR PREVENTING THEFT, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO A CELL PHONE OR ANY ELECTRONIC DEVISE BROUGHT ONTO ITS PROPERTY OR TAKEN TO AN OFF CAMPUS SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENT.

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WHAT IS HBF?

The Hudson’s Bay Foundation (HBF) is a 501.3c non-profit school-wide Booster Club for Hudson’s Bay High School that was formed in February of 2010. HBF’s Mission is to ‘benefit the students of HBHS’, through various fundraising efforts and a unique Grant process. HBF’s Board is composed of parent volunteers, alumni, and retired faculty, coaches and administrators, all serving with the goal of assisting the students at Hudson’s Bay. Over the 10 years of this group’s existence, more than $156,800 has been given to a wide range of athletic, activity and academic programs, including assistance with payment of ASB and athletic fees which can prevent low income students from participating fully in all high school has to offer.


Two major fundraisers have been held each year prior to spring of 2020 - the March Madness Silent Auction and the August Golf Tournament at Lakeview. We hope to hold these events again in 2021 if the pandemic protocols allow large gatherings. In the meantime, HBF will be relying on donations which can be made in two ways: by mail to Hudson's Bay Foundation, P.O. Box 61804, Vancouver WA 98666 or by credit card on the HBF website "Donate" page. Donors can earmark their gift for a specific purpose or program, and a receipt with the HBF tax I.D. number will be provided.


Donations from HB alumni will be tallied as part of our “Soaring Eagles” competition. Alumni donations to date total over $156,000. Businesses also contribute by sponsoring components of our fundraisers, by purchasing advertising for athletics and by monetary donations.


Please join us in our efforts to help the Hudson’s Bay Students!


For more information and a detailed list of the Soaring Eagles alumni donations and Grants given to HBHS programs over the years, go to

www.hudsonsbayfoundation.org


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Click here for VPS Sexual Harassment--Between Students

Sexual Harassment--Between Students information from VPS Regulation 3205

Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying --Between Students information from VPS Regulation 3207

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Nondiscrimination information from VPS Regulation 3210

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

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.

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.

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Teaching About Thanksgiving

The Story of the First Thanksgiving

Check out this truly fascinating article chronicling the history of the Thanksgiving story, and how schools are now approaching this history differently.

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Getting students in the Spirit

Speaking of Gratitude...

Here's a 5-minute film festival for your students on the theme of giving thanks & being grateful.

Want to have your students do something for others?

Here's a very simple activity that works for any age group, and that will mean a lot to the folks who are on the receiving end.

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eat, drink, and be merry

Bringing a side dish to the meal?

Take a look at these! You're sure to find one that works for you.

Get Your groove on

With this fun intergenerational playlist!