Important update about Friday evening and weekend activities

All Friday, Feb. 8, after-school and evening activities will be held as scheduled.

  • The Friday night (2/8/19) basketball game at Columbia River High School vs. WF West has been canceled. 

All weekend activities, athletic events and community use of schools are canceled for Saturday, Feb. 9, and Sunday, Feb. 10. All district buildings, including Propstra Aquatic Center and the Jim Parsley Community Center and pool, will be closed.

The WIAA has canceled or rescheduled most district and regional sports events for teams traveling outside the area, as well as events being held within Southwest Washington. Rescheduled events include the bi-district swim meet in Kelso and the 4-A wrestling tournament in Camas which will occur today (Feb. 8) only. The District Gymnastics Meet at Northpoint will move to next Saturday, Feb. 16.

Weather conditions will continue to be monitored throughout the weekend. Please watch for more information regarding possible delays or closures next week.

Weather alert update: CLOSED on Tues., Feb. 5, 2019

All schools will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 5, due to icy conditions. All after-school and evening activities are canceled.

Debido a las inclemencias del tiempo, todas las escuelas de “VPS” estarán cerradas 5/February/2019. Todas las escuelas de” VPS” estarán cerradas.

Прослушайте важное сообщение из Ванкуверского школьного района. В связи с неблагоприятными погодными условиями, во вторник, 5 февраля все школы будут закрыты. Все занятия после школы и вечерние мероприятия отменены.

Weather alert: 2-hour late start on Tues., Feb. 5, 2019 | Español | Русский | Chuukese

All VPS schools are on a two-hour late start on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

No morning preschool or other morning activities.

UPDATE: Buses are on snow routes this morning.

Find more weather-related information.

5 Febrero
Debido a las inclemencias del tiempo, todas las escuelas de “VPS” comenzarán 2 más tarde. Los autobuses funcionarán en las rutas establecidas para días nevados.

5 февраля
Прослушайте важное сообщение из Ванкуверского школьного района. В связи с неблагоприятными погодными условиями, во вторник, 5 февраля занятия во всех школах начнутся на 2 часа позже. Автобусы будут ходить по «снежному» маршруту.

Fápéwéri 5
Pokiten mei ngaw fetánin ásepwán, meinisin sukkunen nón VPS repwe poputá mang 2 awa. Ekkan bus repwe sá wón ekkan aan mei tongeni nimenim en sno me wón.

Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at 7:30 a.m. to include translations.
Posted: Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at 8:33 p.m.


Weather update: Feb. 20

After-school and evening activities are canceled today, Feb. 20, for VPS elementary, middle and high schools.

Exceptions are optional practices until 4 p.m. for Skyview basketball, Columbia River basketball and Skyview Stormbots.

Schools that typically end later in the day—Vancouver Flex Academy, Lieser Campus, Vancouver iTech Preparatory and Vancouver School of Arts and Academics—are closing at 2:05 p.m. Students will be bused to their home middle school, where they will stay until middle schools are released. At that time, they will ride the middle school buses home. Alternately, parents have the option to pick their child up from Flex, Lieser, iTech or VSAA at 2:05 p.m.

Update: Sept. 7 outdoor activities

Outdoor activities are approved for Thursday, Sept. 7, except for students with asthma, respiratory infections, heart and lung disease and diabetes. These students are to remain indoors unless they have written permission from their parents to participate in outdoor activities and athletics.


Update for Wednesday, Sept. 6

This update posted Sept. 6 at 11:33 a.m.

The Vancouver area remains under an unhealthy air warning Wednesday. Students will remain indoors for recess and physical education until further notice. After-school activities and practices will be moved indoors or canceled. Outdoor athletic games scheduled for Wednesday will be postponed. District administrators will continue to monitor air quality on a daily basis.


Air quality update

Due to poor air quality from regional forest fires, all schools are holding recess and physical education classes indoors today, Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Currently, the National Weather Service is reporting an air quality warning in effect until 10 p.m. tonight. After-school athletic practices will take place indoors or be canceled. Tonight’s Columbia River and Skyview girls soccer games are postponed until further notice. For more information, please check with your school and/or coach.

A decision about tomorrow’s activities and schedules has not been made at this time. Please watch the website for updates. Any changes to regular school hours and/or scheduled activities will be communicated as soon as they are known. If there are no changes to the regular schedule, then no information will be reported, and parents and staff will know that schools are operating on regular schedules.

Heat advisory article, posted Sept. 3


Debido a la mala calidad del aire por los incendios forestales en la región, todas las escuelas tendrán el recreo y clases de educación física dentro del edificio el día de hoy, martes, 5 de septiembre.

Actualmente, el Servicio Nacional Meteorológico está reportando que la alerta por mala calidad del aire se mantendrá en efecto hasta las 10 de la noche del día de hoy.
Las prácticas deportivas después de clases tendrán lugar adentro o se cancelarán. Los partidos de fútbol femenino de las escuelas Columbia River y Skyview quedan pospuestos hasta nuevo aviso. Para más información, por favor consulte con su escuela y/o entrenador.


Ikenái, Oru, Sept. 5, meinisin sukkun repwe efisi ar recess me P.E. nón imwen sukkun pokiten mei nimengaw masowen enienin ásepwán.

Ewe national weather service mei awora esinesin pwún eninenin en ásepwán epwe nimengaw tori nepwinei kunók 10. Ach kei sukkun re kan awora ar practice núkkún resapw mwo practice. Nepwinei, an nengin kewe urumwot ren soccer seni ekkewe sukkun Columbia River me Skyview repwe ne mwo útiwitino. Sipwapw esinesin iká inet epwe fiis ar kei urumwot. Ren tichikin póróus, checki an noumw na sukkun me/iká póróus ngeni néún na coach.


Сегодня, во вторник, 5 сентября по причине плохого качества воздуха, вызванного региональными лесными пожарами, во время всех школьных перемен и занятий физкультурой учащиеся будут находиться внутри здания.

В настоящий момент Национальная служба прогноза погоды предупреждает о плохом качестве воздуха сегодня вплоть до 10 вечера. Занятия спортом после школы будут проходить в помещении или будут отменены. Сегодняшняя игра между футбольными женскими командами старших школ Колумбия Ривер и Скайвью откладывается. За получением дополнительной информации обращайтесь в школу своего ребёнка и/или к тренеру.

Heat advisory for Tuesday, Sept. 5

Posted Sunday, Sept. 3

A heat advisory issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is expected to continue through Tuesday evening, Sept. 5. Administrators at Vancouver Public Schools are monitoring the situation, which is currently classified as a “red flag warning” due to hot temperatures and dry conditions. Smoke from regional forest fires is affecting air quality.

Please monitor the VPS website for updates to this message.

The health and wellbeing of our students and staff members are our highest priority. We will monitor the temperature of our schools and classrooms as well as the air quality outside. While most of our schools are fully air conditioned, some areas of our older schools are not. Maintenance and custodial crews will work to cool those schools overnight, and a plan to move students to cooler areas of those schools will be enacted as soon as classrooms become too warm.

Playgrounds and athletics
During high temperatures and/or poor air quality, students will not go outdoors for recess. After-school athletics will not hold practice outdoors during high temperatures and/or poor air quality. Student athletes should check with their coaches to find out if practices will be held inside or canceled.

How parents can help
Please make sure your child has a water bottle. Water bottles can be refilled throughout the day at school. Also, make sure your child’s school has an up-to-date health plan alerting the staff of asthma or other health concerns that could compromise your child’s safety during high temperatures and poor outdoor air quality.

VPS school buses are equipped with tinted windows to keep them cool. Windows will be lowered to allow maximum air flow inside the bus.

For more information

Clark County Public Health

National Weather Service
Heat safety:

Red Cross
Heat wave safety: