2800 NE 54th St. • Vancouver, WA 98663 Phone: 360.313.2500 • Fax: 360.313.2501 Attendance Line: 360.313.1428
Parent @ccess Has Arrived! Have you signed up yet for your Parent @ccess account? Parent @ccess allows you secure access to your child’s student information, including schedule, food services account, attendance and more! You can access information about any of your children in the Vancouver School District from one screen. Grades and additional information are also shown for middle and high school students. If you have not registered and are interested in accessing the Parent Portal, please contact Teresa Zimmerman at Minnehaha(you must come into the school to register) or call 313-2500 for information.
September 16One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community
September 23One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community
October 14One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community
October 23Two-hour early release, all schools
October 24Two-hour early release, middle and high schools only
October 24Parent conferences, no student attendance, elem. only
October 25Parent conferences, no student attendance, all schools
October 28One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community
November 11Veterans Day holiday, no school
November 18One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community
November 25One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community
November 27, 28, 29Thanksgiving break, no school
December 9 One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community
December 23 - January 3, 2014 Winter holiday, no school
January 6School resumes
January 13One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community
January 20Martin Luther King holiday, no school
January 27One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community
January 29*Semester break, no student attendance*
February 10One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community
February 17Presidents Day, no school
February 24One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community
March 10One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community
March 20Two-hour early release, all schools
March 21Two-hour early release, elementary only
March 21 Parent conf., no student attendance MS and HS only
March 24One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community
April 7-11Spring break, no school
April 14One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community
April 28One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community
May 12One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community
May 26Memorial Day holiday, no school
June 16, 17Two-hour early release days
June 17*Last day of school*
* Snow makeup days (if needed): January 29, June 18, June 19, June 20
Welcome to Minnehaha!
Our School History: The "first" Minnehaha school was built in 1949 and was torn down in the summer of 1998 to make room for the new Minnehaha on the same site. A team of staff, parents and community members assisted in designing our school for the future. We moved into our new structure with the start of the 1999-2000 school year. Our wonderful new Minnehaha building has flexible learning spaces and the latest technology. We are truly a state-of-the art facility.
How Parents Are Involved:
Minnehaha parents have many opportunities to be involved in the planning, reviewing, and improvement of instructional programs. Curriculum Nights are offered as a means for informing all parents of programs and expectations here at Minnehaha. Parents are then encouraged to give written feedback or hold conversations with staff regarding input into instructional or school related programs. A Parent Learning Improvement Team meets twice a year to learn about our progress towards developing programs designed to meet the needs of every student. At these meetings, parents provide input on program development and advise of ways we improve our support to all parents.
Monthly Parent Teacher Association meetings are held in the afternoon and evenings and during these sessions parents have the opportunity to provide feedback to the principal, other parents, community members, and staff on any school or instructional issue.
During the spring, surveys relating to perceived school performance are distributed to all famiilies and information gathered from these forms is shared with staff and parent groups as a means of improving the educational process. Throughout the year notices are published in the bulletin inviting parents to visit our school or make an appointment with the principal or staff in order to discuss instructional issues. The entire Minnehaha community works to support the instructional programs offered to our children. Through parent survey results and informal conversations it is apparent that parents trust the school staff to make professional instructional decisions to assist all students in meeting high standards. We continue to work at maintaining open lines of communication between all parties engaged in the education of our children.