Parking Lot

October 17, 2023

Dear WSVSD Families,

This is an update regarding the status of the parking lot at WPSIS/Henkle and Columbia High School. 

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation related to the on-going parking lot construction. There have been some delays related to the parking lot completion and we appreciate the community’s patience as we work to ensure that the parking lot is completed correctly.

The parking lot will be closed beginning on Wednesday through Saturday. The closure is so crews can stripe the parking lot. We will utilize the same drop off and pick up procedure as was done the first couple weeks of school.

The parking lot project is the final piece to the 2019 voter approved capital bond. It was designed to improve walking pathways for students and to help traffic safely flow through the campus parking lot. The 2019 voter approved capital bond brought various other facility enhancements across the district, including the field house near CHS, the Dr. Jerry Lewis Health and Wellness Center at CHS, and parking lot improvements to “C” court at CHS.

Thank you for your ongoing support, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

My best, 

Rich Polkinghorn

Superintendent, White Salmon Valley School District