News & Announcements:

Eric Beasley Named Wilson Elementary Principal
Published on Thursday, February 26, 2015


Corvallis School District is pleased to announce that Eric Beasley will be the new principal at Wilson Elementary beginning July 1, 2015.  He joined the district in July 2011 as the principal at Linus Pauling Middle School.  A selection committee comprised of district leadership, teachers and parents selected Beasley from an extremely deep and talented candidate pool. 

Beasley started his career in Sherwood School District as a third grade teacher.  After seven years in the classroom he became the dean of students and instruction for the same elementary school, followed by his journey to middle school as a TAG coordinator and assistant principal.   Beasley has gained a variety of experience with Life Skills, CLASS, Dual Immersion and ELL through his time at Linus Pauling, while also leading a committed student-first staff.  He is dedicated to the needs of his students and staff with an open mind of looking for new, best practices that will lead to success for all.  Beasley also has a passion for technology as well as a communication style of “all about respect.”  While being a current 509J administrator, he will be ready to hit the ground running for Wilson.

Superintendent Dr. Erin Prince is confident that Beasley’s experience and passion for elementary school will serve in the best interest for students, parents and staff.  

 

2015-2016 Student Transfer Requests
Published on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Transfer requests for grades K-12 are made through the online application process that is available through the district’s website (Transfer Page).  If parents do not have access to an internet-accessible computer, they may utilize such equipment necessary at either individual school locations or the district office. 

The online process for the 2015-16 school year opens on March 1 and closes on March 31.  Kindergartners requesting transfers are required to register at their neighborhood school by March 31.  If the number of students seeking transfer exceeds the number of spaces available, a lottery process will be used and a waiting list created. 

Students applying for transfers outside of the March 1-March 31 time period are placed at the bottom of the waiting list (if any) in the order their applications are received.  No preferential treatment will be provided to in-district students or siblings applying after March 31, unless their sibling has been assigned by the district to a school other than their boundary area school for a specialized education program.  The impact on school budgets, staffing, and programs is considered as these requests are processed.  They will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by the assistant superintendent. 

For more information contact Cindy Dagesse, 541-766-4704. 

Peticiones de traslado de Estudiantes

Las solicitudes de traslado para los grados K-12 se realizan a través del proceso de solicitud en línea que está disponible a través de la página web del distrito (Transfer Page) Si los padres no tienen acceso a una computadora con acceso a Internet, podrán utilizar estos equipos necesarios en cualquiera de las oficinas de cada escuela o en la oficina del distrito. 

El proceso en línea para el año escolar 2015-16 se abrirá el 1ro de marzo y finalizará el 31 de marzo. Se requiere que los estudiantes de Kindergarten que solicitan transferencia se registren en su escuela de la vecindad para el 31 de marzo. Si la cantidad de estudiantes que soliciten traslado es superior al número de lugares disponibles, se utilizará un proceso de lotería equitativo y se creará una lista de espera. 

Los estudiantes que soliciten transferencias fuera del período de tiempo del 1ro al 31 de marzo, se colocan en la parte inferior de la lista de espera (si existe) en el orden en que se reciban las solicitudes. No se dará preferencia a los estudiantes del distrito o a sus hermanos que soliciten el traslado después del 31 de marzo, a menos que su hermano haya sido asignado por el distrito a una escuela que no está dentro del límite del área de la escuela para un programa de educación especializada. El impacto en los presupuestos de la escuela, el personal y los programas se consideran como estas solicitudes son procesadas. Serán evaluadas en una base de caso por caso, y deben ser aprobadas por el superintendente auxiliar. 

Para tener más información llame a Cindy Dagesse, al 541-766-4704.

 

School Board Elections
Published on Thursday, February 19, 2015


There will be four School Board positions on the May 19, 2015 Special Election ballot: position #2, currently held by Judy Ball; position #3, currently held by Beth Heaney; position #6, currently held by Felicia Reid-Metoyer; and, position #7, currently held by Chris Rochester.  On February 17, 2015, Ms. Heaney informed the Board that she would not run for re-election. 

The filing deadline is March 19, 2015.  For complete details about how to file for election, please visit the Benton County Elections web page. 
http://www.co.benton.or.us/elections/2015_may_election_index.php  

 

2013-2014 Graduation Rates Increase
Published on Thursday, January 29, 2015


The Oregon Department of Education released statewide graduation rates this week, for the 2013-2014 school year, showing a significant increase for Corvallis School District.  The district’s graduate rate jumped nearly 12 percentage points to 83.77% for 2013-2014 from 71.88% in 2012-2013. The graduation rate in 2011-2012 was 67.5%, which truly shows the momentous growth over only three years.  The district also surpasses the state average of 71.98%.  Superintendent Dr. Erin Prince applauds the outstanding efforts of staff at College Hill, Corvallis and Crescent Valley High Schools.  “I couldn’t be more proud of our staff with these results.  There has been relentless dedication to supporting all students and not letting anyone slip through the cracks,” Prince said.  Prince added that all staff from administrators to teachers in the classroom and classified have had laser focus and truly supported rigorous expectations.  “There are many pieces to our end goal of Every Student A Graduate, such as an emphasis on teaching essential skills, consistent Response to Intervention (RTI) focus, providing alternative pathways and focusing on individual strengths of students,” Prince commented. 

Corvallis
High School saw a jump of 14.5 percentage points from the previous year, with a 2013-2014 graduation rate of 85.6% for the four year cohort and 91.2% for the five year completers. Crescent Valley graduation rate of 85.2%, four year cohort, also shows an increase of 6.4%.  The five year completers have a graduation rate of 91.2%. 

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2014-15 509J By the Numbers Now Available
Published on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Finance and Operations has just released an updated version of "509J By the Numbers."

Designed as an overview of the district's demographics, facility utilization, and budget, the intent of this document is to provide factual data to inform the reader about the district in one central and easily accessible location.

Newly configured for 2014-15, this document now includes the district's Report Card from the Oregon Department of Education.

Staff welcome comments, suggestions, and questions about this document. Please forward them to jennifer.schroeder@corvallis.k12.or.us.

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509J Facebook and Twitter
Published on Monday, December 01, 2014


Social media has made its way to Corvallis School District.  The district is live on Facebook and Superintendent Erin Prince can be followed on Twitter @SuptPrince.  

CSD is thrilled to use these tools to connect more with students, parents and community member
s.  Become a 'fan' of the Facebook page and follow Superintendent Prince on Twitter for quick updates, school spotlights and more.



  

 



2015 - 2016 STUDENT TRANSFERS

Opens March 1, 2015



Superintendent's Message

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

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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