Message from Principal Bethards – May 22, 2020

Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.”   -L.R. Knost

Dear Mountain View Families,

The end of the school year is fast-approaching and we are in the process of planning for next school year. Although there is still much uncertainty around how we will return to school, we are reimagining education in Corvallis in a way that meets the needs of all our students. In doing so, we are committed to providing: rigorous and meaningful learning experiences, equitable access and opportunities, collaboration across all levels, and innovative/real-world education.  

As we begin to reimagine education, we will embrace the challenge with the same progressive-thinking that Corvallis has alway embodied. Our community is one that values education, innovation, and connectedness. Moreover, we all share an unending belief in the potential of our children. As always, we will continue to hold our students at the center of all we do. 

On a personal note, my wife and I are expecting our second child next week. I will be taking a leave to be at home with my family for the remainder of this school year. In my absence, Tracey Fischer will be leading our school. Mrs. Fischer is a veteran Corvallis teacher and has most recently served as an administrator intern here at Mountain View. She can be contacted at

Before I step away, I want to extend my appreciation for the patience, understanding and support from you during this time. I am continually grateful to be a part of the Mountain View community and our team effort to educate our children. 

With gratitude, 

Byron Bethards 


Helpful Information


Monday, May 25th is Memorial Day – There is NO School. No items will be pushed out through our digital platforms and teachers will not be in contact with students or families that day.

Last Day of School 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.