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Limitations on DHS immigration enforcement action at sensitive locations

All children have a right to a free public education, regardless of their actual or perceived immigration or citizenship status or that of their parents. Education leaders, teachers, students, and families, have asked questions about guidance that was released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that limits immigration enforcement actions from occurring [...]

Student pens winning essay

A visit to Glacier National Park was the inspiration for an award-winning essay by Ryan Welch, an 8th-grader at Vancouver Home Connection. Welch earned first place for 8th-grade at the local, state and Northwest Regional level of the 2017 American History essay contest, sponsored by Daughters of the American Revolution. Welch was recognized with certificates, [...]

2017-04-21T15:16:38+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Uncategorized, VPS in the news|

Revised homework policy reflects learning needs of students

Revisions to Vancouver Public Schools homework policy will help ensure that homework, when assigned, will support teaching and learning goals. The revisions are in response to current research, which shows that homework assignments given to children in primary grades offers few, if any, educational benefits. Specific revisions to Regulation 6133 concerning homework aim to improve [...]

2017-04-20T17:04:18+00:00 April 20th, 2017|VPS press releases|

Last day of school year is June 21 | Español | Русский | Chuukese

Due to weather-related school closures in December 2016, the following designated snow-replacement days have been added to the school calendar: Monday, June 19, 2017 (full day) Tuesday, June 20, 2017 (two-hour early release) Wednesday, June 21, 2017 (two-hour early release and the last day of school, barring additional weather-related closures for the remainder of [...]

2017-04-01T16:11:18+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Lieser Campus news|

State laws, district policies will continue to protect transgender students

A statement from the state superintendent assures that Washington schools will treat transgender students "consistent with the student's gender identity." Washington state law continues to protect transgender students from discrimination in school, in spite of a recent change in federal guidance on the matter. Read the full press release from the Office of Superintendent of [...]

Safe schools are a VPS commitment

Dear students, families and guardians, At Vancouver Public Schools, we work hard everyday to ensure that our schools are inviting, respectful and safe learning environments for each student. We want all children and their families to know they are valued members of our culturally rich and diverse learning community. To follow up previous communication [...]