Fort Vancouver High School

Center for International Studies

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FEBRUARY 2021

Principal: Curt Scheidel


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


James Ensley, Athletic Director


Kathleen Paradis, Dean of Students


Allison Darke, International Studies Coordinator

Click here for FVHS website

Main office: 360.313.4000


Business office: 360.313.4014


Attendance office: 360.313.4040

OUR VISION

We are globally aware and engaged citizens who are college, career and life ready.

OUR MISSION

We are leaders who value diversity, and we empower lifelong learners who actively and positively contribute to our school, our community and our world.

GLOBAL OUTLOOK

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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FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

Fort Families,


We are a month into 2021 and there is much on the horizon for us to consider. Elementary students are returning in greater numbers each week. Hybrid instruction has begun in earnest and connections between students, families and school are starting to move in a more hope -filled direction. Middle Schools are next in line with a mid to end of February start being a real possibility. That will leave High Schools awaiting the go ahead to begin hybrid learning for our students. No date has been confirmed yet, however, I am confident that will become a reality for us too.


Even though there have not been firm dates set for starting hybrid instruction, we have been working diligently in preparation for the time when the opportunity to implement our plans is firmly set. I wanted you all to know that the plans are detailed and aimed at providing the safest opportunity we can for students and teachers at our school. Here are just a few of the areas that we have been planning for, and precautions that will be in place, when hybrid learning beings.


  1. Masks will be required

  2. Families and students will complete a weekly online attestation as to their health readiness for school

  3. Every individual coming into the school will pass daily through thermal camera technology (two separate entrances to our building) in which temperatures will be verified.

  4. A health annex has been created where any students showing potential symptoms will be evaluated.

  5. Staff will be training on all protocols and how to respond effectively

  6. New travel patterns in the building will be implemented to ensure directional flow consistency between classes.

  7. Dedicated time for instruction of students and staff on safety protocols and new processes both before and after we start hybrid.

  8. Reduced number of students on campus at one time.

  9. New processes and procedures for lunch times to ensure the ability to contact trace, even during that time.

  10. A great deal of support and compassion as we all make the adjustment to the hybrid experience.


My goal this month was to assure you all that we have excellent plans, based on district, county, state and national health standards and guidance. Resources have been heavily invested in ensuring we are ready and able to do the work we need to do. We are not sure yet when exactly that time will come and we will prepare to support our staff, students and families in moving forward with the essential work we are called to do, educating our students.


Take care,


Curt

FROM OUR DEAN OF STUDENTS

We want Fort to be a school where increasing hope and opportunity is the daily focus and reality for every individual who chooses to be a part of our school. As part of this effort, we have developed a site specifically for our families at FVHS-CIS. This site has content around Family Health and Wellness, Family Education, supporting Your Child at Fort, Community Resources, a Q&A page as well links to resources within and outside of Fort. Coming soon, we will be able to support virtual meetings in multiple languages with Fort Families, online "chats" with specialized staff (School Psychologist, Dean of Students, FCRC coordinator, etc.). By engaging with families and providing information and opportunities, we hope we are better able to increase hope and opportunity for all of our Fort Community. Come check us out!

https://sites.google.com/vansd.net/fvhs-cisfamilyresourcepage/home


Kathleen E. Paradis

(she, her, hers)

Dean of Students

Climate and Culture

Fort Vancouver High School

Center for International Studies

360.313.4012

IN LAK’ECH

"Tú eres mi otro yo.

You are my other me.

Si te hago daño a ti,

If I do harm to you,

Me hago daño a mi mismo.

I do harm to myself.

Si te amo y respeto,

If I love and respect you,

Me amo y respeto yo.

I love and respect myself."

- Luis Valdez

Work Based Learning

To those students who are enrolled with Mrs. Barry in Work Based Learning, zero period (credit for working), please continue to email your pay stubs to her so she can confirm your work hours. If you have a new part-time job and need your Parent/School Authorization Form signed, please email it for signature.


Email pay stubs or questions to: tamara.barry@vansd.org



Apply for the Fort Vancouver Magnet Programs - Culinary Arts, Welding or Careers in Education!

Click on the link below to register to apply or if you already have an online account.

Even if you are in the program THIS year, if you want to be in it again NEXT year, you need to REAPPLY!

Deadline to submit applications is Friday, February 19, 2021.

If you need help, email Mrs. Barry at tamara.barry@vansd.org


www.vansd.org/choices (Click red Apply Here button)

New Accounts: https://vancouver.schoolmint.net/signup

https://vancouver.schoolmint.net/welcome

Existing Accounts: https://vancouver.schoolmint.net/signin

https://vancouver.schoolmint.net/welcomeback

FROM OUR COUNSELING CENTER

If you are placed in the wrong level class or if you have a missing period in your schedule please contact your counselor. Otherwise no other schedule change requests will be taken. Here is the counselor breakdown and email contacts:


Mr. Dillman A - DAR

michael.dillman@vansd.org

Mrs. Riordan DAS - JAC

jennifer.riordan@vansd.org

Ms. Afu JAD - MORA

layla.afu@vansd.org

Mrs. Klassen MORB - SANTA

jane.klaasen@vansd.org

Ms. Gibbs SANTJ - Z

jacqueline.gibbs@vansd.org


1. Canvas parent accounts: How to create an account (this is also on the WeLearn site under resources)

2. If parents do not have an email account: Need an email?


For your information:


1. The Responsible Use Policy: This Document is now digital and in Skyward for parents. Emails will be going out to families who have email accounts in Skyward. Paper copies will be available for families on-site for device pick up days.

INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

Tabby Stokes

Prevention/Intervention Specialist at

Fort Vancouver High School:

503-343-5576 or Tabby.Stokes@vansd.org



https://sites.google.com/vansd.net/fvhs-prevention-page/home

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From the Business Office

If you purchased a 2019/20 yearbook and have not picked it up, please come by the Business Office and do so.

Also, please note that we are only able to take in-person credit card payments at this time.


You can also make payments through Skyward at fines.vansd.org


I hope to see your smiling faces soon!


Miss Terri

From the Kitchen

Free Breakfast/Lunch is available to all in-house students at Fort Vancouver!

Come on down! We are happy to serve you!!!

Original Grab and Go sites are still open as well.


We are glad to be back,

Your Friendly Lunch Ladies