Recently, the Corvallis School District sponsored Technology in the Classroom Nights for pre-school, elementary and secondary levels. At those meetings, parents completed a brief survey regarding the use of technology as an educational tool. We are seeking input from those who were unable to attend one of the technology nights and did not already complete a survey. The survey linked here will provide you with the opportunity to submit your thoughts on this important subject: https://es.surveymonkey.com/s/SP_Technology_Tool. The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete and will provide the district with valuable feedback. The results will be themed and reported to the Corvallis School District Board of Directors. Thank you in advance for your participation.
Kindergarten registration begins March 1 in the Corvallis School District.
Each elementary school will host a Kindergarten Open House on Thursday, March 6. These events are designed to help parents learn more about their neighborhood school’s kindergarten program. The open houses are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at every school, except Franklin K-8 School where the open house is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to be eligible for kindergarten and parents need to register their child for kindergarten next fall at their neighborhood school. This includes parents seeking transfers. Boundary maps are available under the “Popular Links” and the "Parents" tab on the district Web site, or School Boundaries if families aren't sure which school’s attendance area they live in.
Families who want their child to go to a school outside their attendance area may request a transfer. Corvallis area kindergartners requesting a transfer are required to register at their neighborhood school by March 31. Transfer requests will be accepted online March 1-31, but such requests are subject to grade-level enrollment and space limitations. Additional details about kindergarten in the Corvallis district, is available on the Corvallis School District web site on the "Kindergarten Information" page
Applications for district transfers at grades K to 12 for the 2014-2015 school year are available online at the Corvallis School District Web site beginning March 1. The Online Application must be submitted between March 1 and March 31, 2014. The online transfer application is designed for those requesting transfers from outside the Corvallis school boundary wishing to attend Corvallis schools, as well as those living within the Corvallis School boundary wishing to transfer to a school other than their neighborhood school. If you do not have Internet access, computers are available for the public to use at your neighborhood school, the District office, 1555 SW 35th Street, or at the Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Avenue.
The good news is that Corvallis School District 4-year cohort graduation rates are higher than they have been in the past four years, even with the greater rigor of essential skills testing required of all students. Additionally, the five-year completion rate, which includes students receiving a modified diploma, GED or participating in the expanded diploma option is at an all time high in Corvallis.
Our staff is to be congratulated on the dedication and hard work in turning the trend of flat graduation rates around. While this is a move in the right direction, we recognize we still have a long way to go to ensure every student graduates either in four years or completes with college credit in five years.
While our 72% four year cohort and 87% five year completion rate out paces the state average, it is not good enough for our students and families. We have put into place multiple pathways for students to experience success to help close this gap. AVID in both high schools, STEM focused courses, increased technology access, full-year courses at both high schools, and focused supports for students needing interventions are all in place for this year.
We will continue to focus our efforts in providing students in Corvallis with a relevant and rigorous educational experience.
On August 30, 2013, the district closed a sales agreement, previously approved by the School Board on January 10, 2011, with the Corvallis Waldorf School for the former Fairplay Elementary property located at 3855 NE HWY 20, Corvallis. This action was the culmination of a decade-long process.
Click here to for more information regarding this process.
Corvallis School District has finalized a make up plan for the five days of district closure due to the snow storm earlier this month, December 6 – 12, 2013. The district will utilize two emergency days that the state allows, therefore adding back three full school days for students. The district will now have school at all levels on Thursday, January 30 and Monday, February 17. Elementary schools will have school on Wednesday, April 9 and secondary schools will be open for school on Thursday, April 10. Each building will work on a modified conference schedule as needed.
If inclement weather causes additional school closures later in the school year we will be making up the time in June. I would like to thank each of you for your patience and understanding around the inclement weather implications for our District. It is a complex process to determine student make-up days this early in the year.
Dr. Erin Prince
"Superintendent's Report 1-13-14" - Monday, January 20, 2014
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