Corvallis public schools will be closed Dec. 22, 2014 to Jan. 2, 2015. Classes will resume on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.
The school district’s administrative offices also will be closed to the public during this time. The central office will reopen for business on Monday, Jan. 5 according to its regular hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Corvallis Public Schools Foundation, however, will continue to accept end of the year tax-deductible donations. Checks may be mailed to:
Corvallis Public Schools Foundation
1555 S.W. 35th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333
Online credit card donations also may be processed online at the foundation’s Web site at www.cpsfoundation.org. Donations processed or postmarked by midnight, Dec. 31, 2014 qualify as charitable donations but donors may want to consult their tax advisor.
Foundation staff will be available to answer questions by phone during the winter break at 541-766-4856. Voice mail messages will be returned within 24 hours.
Beginning on January 1, 2015, current Crescent Valley High School teacher Trinity Welch will become interim Assistant Principal for the remainder of the school year. She will replace Michael Beck, who has accepted the Director of Human Resources position at Willamette ESD.
Trinity has worked as a math teacher at Crescent Valley for the last eight years, most recently also stepping into the role of intervention specialist and RTI (Response to Intervention) coach. She has been actively involved throughout her career in 509J, serving as a department head, mentor, summer school teacher and national honor society advisor, among other duties. The district is excited to have Trinity a part of the leadership team, while also wishing Michael the very best with his new position.
For the second year in a row, the Corvallis School District received a Collaboration Grant from ODE and the Chalkboard Project. This year, Corvallis, one of only a few Oregon School Districts, received $636,000 to continue the work of the grant.
The new web page is designed to provide our community with the progress of this collaborative effort. The purpose of the grant is to empower teachers and explore initiatives in four categories that would lead to improvements in student achievement. The four categories are: Professional Development, Evaluation, Career Pathways and Creative Compensation.
Benton County Health Services reports that there is at least 1 laboratory confirmed case of pertussis (whooping cough) in the Corvallis School District and there are 4 diagnosed cases at Philomath Middle School.
Pertussis is a bacterial infection, spread by airborne droplets from coughing, and by contact with saliva or nasal secretions. The incubation period is from 7-21 days.
Symptoms of pertussis include fits of coughing, severe cough, or a mild cough that may last for weeks. Young children may often vomit or gasp for breath after coughing.
The best way to prevent Pertussis is by vaccination. Adolescents usually get a Tdap vaccine at 11 or 12 years old. This vaccine can help prevent or lessen the symptoms of Pertussis. If you child is not up to date with this vaccine, please contact your child's health care provider.
Anyone with coughing fits, severe cough, or any cough that is not improving after 10 days should be seen and cleared in writing by a health care provider, before attending school or other group activities.
If you have questions, please contact the Benton County Health Services at 541-766-6654 or 541-766-6255 or your school nurse at 541-757-4527.
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 members. Become a 'fan' of the Facebook page and follow Superintendent Prince on Twitter for quick updates, school spotlights and more.
Corvallis School District is working with an education research company, Bright Bytes, to assist us in analyzing the many components of 1:World, the district’s technology initiative. The Bright Bytes Clarity software helps our schools make smart technology decisions that improve student learning outcomes in significant ways.
The district will collect Bright Bytes surveys several times a year for accurate and updated data. All teachers, parents and students across the district will receive an anonymous survey to complete.
The survey opens Monday, December 1 and will remain open through Friday, December 12.
It is important for the district to know and understand parents’ perspectives. Please look for a listserv e-mail in the next few days from the schools with a link to their survey. Thank you for your feedback.
"Superintendent's Report 11-3-14" - Posted Monday, November 03, 2014
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