The Corvallis School District is committed to providing a safe environment that fosters learning for all students. In the case of emergencies, our staff are trained and prepared to respond. A crisis may occur before, during, or after regular school hours. The Corvallis School District crisis plan follows a model recommended by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to respond to a variety of situations including a weather related emergency, school or building disaster, or another threatening situation.
Whenever there is an emergency situation that impacts our schools, an initial emergency alert will be posted on the Home Page above the News and Announcements section and will include a link to relevant information (i.e. snow bus routes when school is delayed because of inclement weather). The school district's response will be determined by what will keep students and staff most safe.
Our goal is to respond quickly in order to minimize the impact of an emergency situation and to provide accurate information to parents and if necessary, emergency personnel. In the event of school closures due to weather, the decision to cancel or delay school is typically made by 5:30 am.
Once a school based emergency is determined, response begins. The following actions are used in schools depending on the situation. Parents are provided with Emergency Guidelines (Español) that includes an overview of the school district's Standard Response Protocol (SRP). Terms for parents to know include:
The school district will relay information to parents as soon as possible. In a crisis it is best to keep school district telephone lines available for emergency communications. School closures and emergency updates will be recorded on the district emergency hotline: 541-757-4555.
Parents can receive critical information and instructions in the following ways:
The district uses FlashAlert as one means of announcing emergency messages. This emergency notification web site (also available as a smartphone app) gives you access to breaking news or snow closure information, as well as news releases from participating organizations in several area states. Registration is free and there is an option to receive information as an e-mail, cell phone text message, or notification through the app on your smartphone.
Linn-Benton ALERT is a mass notification system that allows public safety officials to provide rapid notifications of emergencies, evacuations and other urgent events to Linn and Benton County residents. In signing up, you choose how and where to receive alerts, including your cell, home, and/or work phone; by e-mail, text messages, or TTY (hearing impaired devices); and more.
Emergency Calling System
In addition, an automated calling system may be used for school closures and emergencies. This method of contacting families is in addition to the methods mentioned above and should not be relied upon as a sole source of information. In the event of early morning school cancellation due to inclement weather, calls to home phone numbers will begin at 5:30 a.m. If school closes during the school day, the daytime numbers listed on student registration cards will be used. If you wish to opt out of this calling system, please notify the school district office at 541-757-5811.
Safety Preparedness Guidelines
The Corvallis School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, parental or marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Jennifer Duvall, Human Resources Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
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