Message from Principal Bethards – April 24, 2020

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

Helen Keller

Dear Mountain View Families,

Thank you for your continued partnership and support of your child. A personal highlight is seeing student music, art, poems, and writing that has been shared as well as hearing the stories about students connecting with friends during virtual class meetings. We recognize that the shift to distance learning remains a challenge in many ways and our team desires to connect and support you.

The following link has a variety of information including local resources for food, housing and other needs. It also includes FAQs, technology assistance, and information on how to support your child.

https://www.csd509j.net/distance-learning/

We have always valued our partnership with families; moreover, the shift into distance learning has deepened our sense of connectedness with you. We are grateful for your support, collaboration, and commitment. Thank you.

Please read below for other school district updates.

Take care,

Byron Bethards

Principal

School Year Extended to June 19, 2020

Our school year calendar includes a number of possible make up days in the event that

students miss instructional days due to weather or other emergencies. Corvallis

students missed five days of school (March 16-20) leading up to Spring Break as we

followed Governor Kate Brown’s mandated school closure order.

  • In order to make up the five instructional days, students will continue with Distance Learning and we will utilize the designated school make up days from June 15-19.

  • June 19 will be the last day of the 2019-20 school year.

Distance Learning for All began April 6 for middle and high school students and April 13

for elementary students. The additional time for Distance Learning in June provides a

final week of learning activities and closure for students and teachers and will extend

our connection with at-risk students leading into the summer months. Our staff is

working hard to connect resources and support to all families and we are grateful for

your patience and partnership.

Wi-Fi Access available at LPMS North Parking Lot

To support the learning needs of students, our district has created an internet access

area in the Linus Pauling Middle School parking lot, located at 1111 NW Cleveland

Avenue. Access located in the north parking lot, please enter from NW Highland Drive.

Wi-Fi access is available from 7 am – 10 pm, 7 days a week.

  • Student devices will automatically login through the district filter at this location.

  • Parent/guardian non-district devices can also login to the Corvallis School District Wi-Fi network using the password Education.

  • If you come to the area by car, please plan to remain in your vehicle.

  • If you are not in a vehicle, please practice safe physical distancing (6 feet or

  • more) from others.

  • The area will be monitored, but no supervision will be provided.

Please call the Technology Services Department Help Desk with questions about

student device connectivity. 541-757-3911, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Social Studies Curriculum to be Adopted, Public Viewing and Comment Invited

As part of the instructional materials adoption cycle, the Corvallis School District has

been reviewing middle and high school social studies curriculum materials to ensure

alignment with state educational standards.

On April 22-30, 2020, the instructional materials in review for this adoption cycle will be

available for public viewing and comment. This is an opportunity for constituents to be

able to look at the curricular materials and to provide feedback. Due to the current

school closure period, materials are available online only. An online form is available to

provide your feedback.

Visit the district website at the following link to review the materials.

https://www.csd509j.net/news/public-invited-to-review-middle-and-high-school-social-

studies-curriculum/

Community Flyers

Community flyers are now shared on the Corvallis School District website! Learn about programs, sports, and opportunities in our community. Flyers posted this week are listed below:

Classes and programs:

Pre-College programs TAG program “Adventures in Learning” “Expeditions” “Outside The Box”

Summer 2020 Week-long Experiential Education Programs for High School Students at College Campuses across Oregon

High School student job opportunities & internships:

Willamette Valley Legislative Fellowship

Please visit the community flyers page for all current flyers:

https://www.csd509j.net/departments/communications/community-flyers/