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Health & Wellness

Student Health Services

The Corvallis School District has two full-time nurses on staff to provide nursing services to our schools. Our district nurses assist in taking care of students' health while at school, ensure that the district's health policies comply with state laws, and provide students and staff with a variety of health resources.


Oregon law requires that children enrolled in pubic school be adequately immunized against diptheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and rubella. On registration day, kindergarten parents must bring their child's immunization records to school. School staff will then advise about needed immunizations. Most kindergarteners will need to receive a booster dose of diptheria/tetanus vaccine and polio vaccine to meet the requirements of the law. Those who have not had one dose of measles/mumps/rubella vaccine will need one. Immnuzations are available through your regular family physician or the Benton County Health Department.

Plan now to comply with Oregon's School Immunization Law. If you have questions about immunization requirements, please call your child's school or the health department. 

If your child has a religious exemption to any vaccine which was signed prior to March 1, 2014, new documentation for your child is required. Please do one of the following BEFORE February 17, 2016. If we do not have documentation prior to this date, your child will be excluded from school beginning that day until documentation is provided.

  1. If your child has since received these vaccines, please present the dates on a Certificate of Immunization form, available at your child's school.
  2. Obtain a new non-medical exemption. Information on the process is available at this link.
  3. Obtain a medical exemption. This requires a statement from your child's physician. This will be presented to the health department where it will be either approved or denied.

Questions about immunization requirements may be directed to your school office or the school district nursing staff.
Denise Diller, R.N. Trish Pokrzywa 

A growing body of evidence shows a strong connection between good nutrition, physical activity, healthy lifestyles, and student achievement. And since schools represent an opportunity to provide our children with valuable lifelong health skills, the Corvallis School District has adopted a School Wellness policy to encourage all students to be physically active on a regular basis, to provide students with healthy, nutritious meals while at school, and to teach students how to make wise decisions when it comes to their personal health and well-being.

509J Wellness Policy/Nutrition Program -- EFA / EFA-AR

District Wellness Council
A District Wellness Council was created in 2006 to assist the superintendent in the implementation of the district’s wellness policy and to serve as a resource to schools as they implement their own wellness initiatives. Over the years, our schools have encouraged healthy lifestyles in multiple ways:

Walking trails and running paths on-site for kids to use during recess and lunch 
Walk/Bike to School Days once a month
Tasting Tables program during lunch to encourage children to try new, locally grown fruits and vegetables
School gardens to teach students how to raise fresh produce

Three of our schools -- Franklin K-8 and Hoover and Garfield elementary schools -- have received state wellness awards from the Oregon Department of Education in recognition of their school programs to encourage students and staff to develop lifelong healthy lifestyles.

Wellness Council members and school representatives are listed on the District Wellness Council page, along with more details about what schools and students are doing to improve their health and fitness. Also listed are community organizations and businesses that partner with the district to support its health and wellness initiatives.

Food Services & Nutrition
The district’s Food Services and Nutrition department provides nutritious meals every day that meet state guidelines and federal requirements established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As often as possible, locally grown produce is served in school cafeterias, including some vegetables and greens raised by students in school gardens.
The Food Services Web page offers many more details including school menus, information about the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal program and numerous links to articles and Web sites focused on nutrition.


Contact Us

Corvallis School District
Address: 1555 S.W. 35th St., Corvallis, OR 97333
Phone: 541-757-5811