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Students Start to Register for School
Published on Monday, August 24, 2015

Registration for students in the Corvallis School District begins this week. The first day of classes is Wednesday, September 9.

High school students will register according to their grade level on August 25-26.  High school students new to Corvallis should call the appropriate school’s counseling office to register for classes. Other high school registration dates and times are as follows:

  • Corvallis High School
    Aug. 25 - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (seniors); 2:00 to 4:30 pm (juniors)
    Aug. 26 – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (sophomores); 2:00 to 5:30 pm (freshmen)
    Aug. 31 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (late registration)

  • Crescent Valley High School
  • Aug. 25 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (seniors); 1:00 to 4:00 pm (juniors)
    Aug. 26 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (sophomores); 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (freshmen)
    Aug. 31 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 to 3:00 pm (late registration)

    Students at Cheldelin and Linus Pauling middle schools and middle level students at Franklin K-8 School are to register according to the following schedule:
  • Cheldelin Middle School
    Aug. 26 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (6th graders and new students)
    Aug. 27 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (7th and 8th graders)
  • Linus Pauling Middle School
    Aug. 25 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (6th graders); 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (7th graders)
    Aug. 26 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (8th graders); 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (late registration all grades)

    Franklin K-8 School
    Sept. 8 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (6th, 7th, and 8th graders)

    Elementary students new to the district may enroll at their boundary area school any time during regular school office hours before school starts on September 9. Parents are asked to bring proof of their child’s age and address and a record of their immunizations.

    Students in kindergarten begin the year with a “gentle start” the week of September 9-15. Parents of kindergarteners are mailed information about gentle start and what day and time their child is to arrive at school for the first time.

    For more details about the start of a new school year including supply lists, bus routes, school lunch programs, and school calendars, visit the Back to School Information page

Applications sought for interim School Board Position #6
Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Corvallis School Board is seeking applications for the selection of an interim School Board member to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of director Felicia Reid-Metoyer. The interim term is September 14, 2015 through June 30, 2017. The application deadline is August 28, 2015. If an applicant is selected and desires to remain in position #6 beyond June 30, 2017, they must file for the May 2017 election by the statutory deadline through the Benton County Elections Department.

Required qualifications include:

1. Resident of the Corvallis School District for one year as of September 14, 2015.

2. Qualified voter of the Corvallis School District.

3. Not an employee of the Corvallis School District.

4. Attendance at the September 14, 2015 School District Board of Directors meeting and participation in the selection process.

Complete details about the application and selection process are now available here. Questions may be directed to Board secretary, Julie Catala, at 541-757-5841.


Invitación a la Comunidad de la Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar de Corvallis
Published on Thursday, August 20, 2015

La Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar de Corvallis está aceptando solicitudes para un miembro provisional de la junta, la posición # 6. El periodo provisional es desde el 14 de septiembre, 2015 al 30 de junio del 2017.


  1. Ser residente del Distrito por lo menos por un año para el 14 de septiembre, 2015.

2.    Ser votante calificado del Distrito.

3.    No ser empleado del Distrito.

4.    Asistir a la reunión del 14 de septiembre, 2015, de la Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar y participar en el proceso de selección.

Para aplicar:
Los detalles completos de solicitud están disponibles aqui, o al contactar a la secretaria de la Junta, Julie Catala, por correo electrónico a o por teléfono al 541.757.5841. Las solicitudes deben ser recibidas antes de las 5:00 pm del Viernes, 28 de agosto, 2015, para ser considerado.

Los solicitantes deben asistir a la reunión del 14 de septiembre 2015 de la Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar y participar en el proceso de selección. Es una reunión pública y consistirá en una presentación de cinco minutos por cada solicitante para responder a las preguntas que serán proporcionadas por adelantado.

Todas las preguntas
deben ser dirigidas a la Secretaria del Consejo, Julie Catala, por correo electrónico a o por teléfono al 541.757.5841


New Communications Coordinator and Executive Director for Foundation Announced
Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Superintendent Erin Prince announced that Brenda Downum-VanDevelder has been hired asthe school district’s new Communications Coordinator.  Downum-VanDevelder served for four years as the Executive Director of the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation where assets grew to more than $1 million and her skills helped set a new course for foundation operations.  In her new role, Downum-VanDevelder will be tasked with actively and effectively communicating the school district’s vision, mission, and priorities to the community and providing engaging and accurate information about all aspects of Corvallis public schools. She will be charged with developing and maintaining expanded communication channels including online, print, and community forums.

“Brenda was the right person at the right time when she joined the Foundation and we have seen tangible results including the success of the summer programs to help students stay on track to graduate. In her new role, she will help us increase communications with our stakeholders including parents, community members, the business community, and staff. We’re excited to have Brenda in this role. She is highly creative and will bring renewed energy to the way we engage families and other members of the community,” noted Prince.

The Corvallis Public Schools Foundation Board has announced that Liv Gifford has joined the Foundation as their new Executive Director. In her new role, Gifford will be responsible for the management and administration of the foundation’s assets, as well as working with Board members to actively raise funds on behalf of the Corvallis School District. Ms. Gifford’s experience includes research and evaluation, strategic planning, and fundraising through grant writing and developing donor relationships.

“We are extremely excited to have Liv Gifford join the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation.” said Dr. Karen MacEwan, chair of the board of trustees. “With her deep passion for public education and years of experience in non-profit development and fundraising, Liv will continue to advance our mission to unite private donors with public education to provide the best possible education for Corvallis students.”


Summer Free Meal Program to start Tuesday, June 16
Published on Friday, June 12, 2015

Every year, Corvallis School District offers free meals to all children 18 and under, regardless of household income, at a variety of sites throughout the area and are open to all. Our goal is that no child goes without a meal during the summer. We also partner with a wide number of local organizations, such as Osborn Aquatic, Corvallis Parks & Rec, OSU KidSpirit, Lancaster Bridge, Corvallis and Philomath Libraries, PYAC, Lincoln Summer School and Corvallis Boys & Girls Club, among others, to offer free lunches as part of their scheduled summer activities. 

All meals meet USDA nutritional guidelines in addition to utilizing local fruits and vegetables whenever possible.

All meals must be eaten on site. Parents may eat, too (provided all children receive a meal, first), for the nominal cost of $2.00 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch. Please bring the exact amount, as we cannot make change.

The program will start on Tuesday, June 16.  The program at Garfield will be moving to Linus Pauling for just this summer due to renovation projects. We will be serving in back in the kitchen area.

See the Summer Meal Program webpage for a list of sites and serving times, as well as menus. 


Superintendent's Message

Superintendent Erin Prince’s monthly report to the school board about what’s happening in the Corvallis School District.

"Superintendent's Report 8-17-15" - Posted Monday, August 24, 2015

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EEO Statement

Corvallis School District 509J values the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  It is the policy of the district that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, citizenship, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, parental or marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities, or employment.

District Title II Contact Amy Lesan, Student Services 757-5863
District Title IX Contact Jennifer Duvall, Human Resources 757-5840
District 504 Contact Rynda Gregory, Student Services 757-4433

The address of the above contacts is 1555 SW 35th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333