Corbett Grade School
Corbett Grade School Principal, Michelle Dawkins
After winter break in December, January always seems like a long month and this one was no exception! The good news is that with the support from our outstanding staff and families, we were able to overcome the challenges of the Omicron variant and the mighty East wind.
We thank everyone for helping with the early dismissal last week due to the power outage. All of our students made it home successfully, and we appreciate our families' flexibility. We are also fortunate to have staff that are able to step in and step up during an unusual end to our day.
Our staff continues to see a lot of our students making progress in many areas. Families can help their students by promoting reading at home, working on math facts, and encouraging them to be kind to their classmates.
Corbett Grade School Principal
UPDATED SCHOOL HEALTH GUIDANCE
Please have your student remain home if your student is experiencing illness or has tested positive for COVID-19.
Please have your student remain home if your student has been in close contact with someone who is positive or presumed positive with COVID-19 and if your student is not fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Students that are fully vaccinated and have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 may come to school as long as they are not experiencing any symptoms of illness.
Please keep your student home until your student's fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication. Students are also required to stay home until they have had 48 hours without vomiting or diarrhea.
Below is our Communicable Disease Response: Flowchart. We use this guide and rely on Multnomah County Health Department to make the final recommendation.
Please contact our office if you have any concerns or questions. By working together, we are able to continue safely educating our students in-person.
If your child will be absent for the day:
- email your child's teacher and Carrie Evans (email@example.com)
- let us know why your child is not in school (illness, appointment, vacation etc.)
- if your child is ill, please keep them home
- if your child or someone in your household has recently tested positive for COVID-19, please keep them home
- a staff member will call and let you know when your child may return to school
We appreciate your help in following the guidance from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Multnomah Education Service District (MESD), and the Multnomah County Health Department (MCHD).
IMPORTANT DAYS AND EVENTS
Friday, February 4 - Inservice for Certified Staff
Wednesday, February 16 - CSD Board Meeting 7pm
Monday, February 21 - No School President's Day
Friday, February 25 - Friday School Day
Thursday, March 3 - End of the Winter Trimester
Friday, March 4 - Assessment Day for Certified Staff
March 21-March 25 - Spring Break
All volunteers will need to complete a background check, a confidentially statement, a COVID-19 release form, and be fully vaccinated to be eligible to volunteer at school.
Here is the link to the required forms: https://corbett.k12.or.us/about/volunteers-contractors-forms/
WEATHER and RECESS
We will continue to have students outside for recess when possible, but we have our gym and shed areas when the weather is too cold to safely and comfortably be outside. We are asking that students come prepared to be outside each day by bringing a coat and hat to wear. Gloves are also helpful on those chilly days. Please label coats with your student's name.
SNACK and LUNCH MENU LINK
Here is a link to the menus:
PLAYGROUND UPGRADE COMMITTEE
Corbett Grade School Playground Update Committee held their first meeting Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 4:30pm. The meeting allowed the committee to focus on what upgrades and additions are needed, the people that will need to be involved in planning and installation, and the next steps in the process.
For our next meeting, the committee will be:
- Gathering photos of other playgrounds
- Looking into grants and other sources of funding
- Talking with our staff that supervises recess
- Consulting with our maintenance staff on safety requirements and location limitations
- Begin planning of phases to purchase and install new equipment
The next committee meeting will be held virtually on Monday, Feb. 7, at 5:30pm.
CGS LOST AND FOUND
Last chance Lost and Found. Please go to the link below. If you see an item that belongs to your student, please email your teacher. Items will be donated on Thursday, Feb. 24.
RETURN TO STATE ASSESSMENTS
For the past two years, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has not required schools to administer annual state assessments. This year, ODE is requiring a return to assessment for our students.
- Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the English/Language Arts and Math assessments
- Students in grades 5, 8 and 11 also take a Science assessment
- Parents can opt their child out to the ELA and Math tests and can request that their child be exempt from the Science assessment. We will email those forms in the beginning of February.
Students in grade 3-5 will take assessments after spring break. More information will be coming from your student's classroom teacher.
CSD LOTTERY APPLICATIONS for 2022-23
Information will be posted on our district's website: www.corbett.k12.or.us