Clark County School Closures and Delays


Is My School Closed?

Update 2/9/2014  7:00 pm: Battle Ground, Camas, Evergreen, Hockinson, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver and Washougal schools and activities are canceled for Monday February 10, 2014.

For the most up to date closure and delay information from your school district, click the appropriate link below. These links will be updated as soon as information is available.

To stay up to date on what Emergency Notifications are going on in your school district, the list below includes the school districts within Clark County Washington with the link to their Emergency Notification system. You can also sign up to receive instant notification by text message, email, or Twitter alert.

Battle Ground School District
Camas School District
ESD 112
Evergreen School District
Green Mountain School District
Hockinson School District
LaCenter School District
Ridgefield School District
SW Washington Child Care
Vancouver School District
WA School for the Blind
WA School for the Deaf
Washougal School District

“The decision to close schools or delay opening them is not taken lightly. The priority is always the safety of students and staff.” Transportation crews begin driving routes as early as 3 am on days of inclement weather; and that information, along with advice from a meteorologist are all taken into consideration for delays or closures. Also keep in mind, road conditions and terrain can vary greatly across Clark County, and even within the same school district.”

Getting Ready for Back to School


Chinook, Salmon Creek, Alki and Skyview Events.

Three little words that can either bring a smile to your face, or tears to your eyes… Back. To. School.

Help your kids be ready for the first day of school by attending the appropriate back to school events.

Chinook Elementary School: New Family Meeting and Orientation: Thursday, August 30, 2012 6-7:00 pm. Ice Cream Social: Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 4:30-6:00 pm. Join the Chinook PTSA for Ice Cream Treats, then go visit your child’s classroom.

Salmon Creek Elementary School: Back to School Social, Thursday, August 30, 2012; 5pm.

Alki Middle School: Back to School Night/New Student Orientation, Wednesday, August 29, 2012; 5pm

Skyview High School: Schedule Pick Up/Student Check In: Freshmen, Monday, August, 27; Sophomores, Tuesday, August, 28; Juniors, Wednesday, August 29; and Seniors, Thursday, August 30.

A-D: 8-9:00 am
E-H: 9-10:00 am
I-L: 10-11:00 am
M-P: 12-1:00 pm
Q-T: 1-2:00 pm
U-Z: 2-3:00 pm 

Back to School BBQ: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from 5:30-6:30 pm at Skyview Tennis Courts. All Skyview students, families and community members are invited to attend ($5 per person for burger,chips, and drink). New student orientation to follow in the Skyview Auditorium.


This post: “Getting Ready for Back to School” was originally featured at Salmon Creek Live!

For more detailed neighborhood coverage of the People, Places, Activities and Events in your Salmon Creek neighborhood, please visit Salmon Creek Live!

Clark County Kids Headed Back to School

Fears, Tears or Cheers…It’s Here.

Seems as my kids get older, our summers get shorter. I received our school district calendar in the mail and started marking all the big dates on the calendar…and…WOW…the first day of school is almost here!

There’s lots of advice on getting ready for the first day of school, and apply to kindergartners as well as seniors: get plenty of rest, eat healthy, get school supplies, compare teachers/schedules with friends, and be sure to check out the back to school events your school has planned!

Clark County School District: First Day of School 2012-2013 [Read more…]

Chinook Elementary Spring Carnival

Annual Community Event.

The annual Chinook PTSA Spring Carnival is one of the largest public school carnivals around, and will take place this year Saturday, June 2, 2012 between 11 am and 3 pm in Salmon Creek at Chinook Elementary School (1900 NW Bliss Rd, Vancouver).

This carnival has become a fun filled day for the entire community! There are bounce houses, cake walks, bake sales, games and so much more…

Your children don’t need to attend Chinook Elementary to come and have fun; this event is open to everyone!

This post: “Chinook Elementary Spring Carnival” was originally featured at Salmon Creek Live!

For more detailed neighborhood coverage of the People, Places, Activities and Events in your Salmon Creek neighborhood, please visit Salmon Creek Live!

Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools Annual Luncheon

Share Some Soul.

The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools will hold its annual luncheon on Thursday, May 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Vancouver in downtown Vancouver.  Students attending the Culinary Arts Program of Fort Vancouver High School will prepare the “Share Some Soul” luncheon. Helen Raptis of KATU AM Northwest will emcee the event. The event is sponsored by Stein Distributing and the Hilton Vancouver.

 The Foundation provides funds for basic needs, mentoring programs and enrichment grants. The Foundation also administers donor-advised funds. Programs funded by the Foundation include a Basic Needs Checkbook at every school, Lunch Buddies, medical & dental care for students without health insurance and other services that support students and education.

 There is no charge for the luncheon but guests will be asked to make a contribution to the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools. Reservations may be made by calling 360-313-4730 or emailing [email protected]