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Staff
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Principal: Mrs. Kristine Porterfield

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.
Title 1 Parent Participation
enVision Parent Website
enVision Parent Website: Our new math curriculum features an online version of the student textbook. Click the link for instructions on how to access
MinnehahaReportCard.pdf
District Report
Key Dates for Families
2013-2014 Calendar

September 4, 2013    First day of school

September 16     One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community

September 23     One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community

 

October 14          One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community

October 23          Two-hour early release, all schools

October 24          Two-hour early release, middle and high schools only

October 24         Parent conferences, no student attendance, elem. only

October 25         Parent conferences, no student attendance, all schools

October 28          One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community

 

November 11      Veterans Day holiday, no school

November 18       One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community

November 25       One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community

November 27, 28, 29      Thanksgiving break, no school

 

December 9           One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community

December 23 - January 3, 2014     Winter holiday, no school

 

January 6             School resumes

January 13           One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community

January 20          Martin Luther King holiday, no school

January 27           One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community

January 29*       Semester break, no student attendance*

 

February 10         One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community

February 17        Presidents Day, no school

February 24         One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community

 

March 10             One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community

March 20             Two-hour early release, all schools

March 21             Two-hour early release, elementary only

March 21             Parent conf., no student attendance MS and HS only

March 24             One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community

 

April 7-11          Spring break, no school

April 14               One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community

April 28               One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community

 

May 12               One-hour early release, Professional Learning Community

May 26               Memorial Day holiday, no school

 

June 16, 17         Two-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.

Safe and Supportive Learning Environment Initiative
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