Corbett School e-Newsletter
- National Recovery Month: This month helps to educate all Americans on treatment and mental health services for those with substance use disorder
- 9/15-10/15 – National Hispanic Heritage Month: This month honors the culture and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans
- 9/20 – HeForShe (Women): initiated by the UN to promote gender equality
- 9/22 – Autumnal Equinox: As summer moves into fall, the autumnal equinox is a time for various religious observances worldwide
- 9/25 – 9/27 – Rosh Hashanah (Jewish): the Jewish New Year, a time for reflection in the faith
School District Public Meetings
Regular School Board Meeting
Monday, Sep. 19th 2022 at 7pm
At this time it is assumed the meeting will be offered hybrid: in person and via Zoom.
The meeting agenda including the Zoom link will be posted here 3 days prior to the meeting: https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Organization/1554
Everyone is welcome, and each meeting includes time for public comment. The agenda will provide instructions for public comment.
2022-23 School Board Members: Michelle Vo - Board Chair; Todd Mickalson- Board Vice Chair
Bob Buttke, Katey Kinnear, Todd Redfern, Rebecca Bratton, David Granberg.
Co-Student Representatives - Anneliese Loveland and Elizabeth Loveland.
Bond Oversight Committee Meeting
Monday, Sep. 26th 2022 at 7pm
ZOOM Virtual Meeting
Video Message from Superintendent Dr. Derek Fialkiewicz
Corbett Cardinals Build Community
Hello friends and families of Corbett! We are looking for a variety of adults throughout the community who want to help us improve our school and build a stronger community. If you are interested in being a select part of the district who helps us implement new state initiatives, assist in reviewing documents, and collaborate through relevant feedback as we navigate this process--then we want you!
Welcome New Staff
AP BIOLOGY, 8/9 SCIENCE
Julie Trisel - I am very excited to be joining Corbett High School this year. Growing up in Oregon has cultivated in me a great passion for engaging all students in the practices of science. I am going into my 9th year of teaching a wide variety of science courses including physics, chemistry, biology among others. I am on the Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA) Executive Board and am editor of The Oregon Science Teachers monthly newsletter. These roles have enabled me to collaborate with teachers, specialists, and higher ed faculty across Oregon and Washington to bring differing perspectives and highly relevant STEM curriculum to the classroom for students. I'm looking forward to a great year!
PE/WEIGHTS, HEAD FOOTBALL COACH
Sean Cease - I am very excited to be joining the Corbett community. I will be in my 33rd year as a football coach and 23rd as a teacher. This is my 11th year as a head coach. I am coming from Ilwaco High School in Long Beach, Washington. I spent the past 4 years there as the head football coach, PE/health teacher and athletics director. I like the enthusiasm I have received from the Corbett Community.
CAMPUS MONITOR, HEAD BASEBALL COACH
Robert Peterson - will be joining Corbett School District as our new campus monitor. He has also been promoted to the head Baseball coach position after serving as the assistant coach. Coach Peterson has been coaching baseball for the last ten years. This will be his second season with Corbett High School. During his free time he loves watching NCAA baseball and MLB. His two favorite teams are Vanderbilt University and The New York Mets! Go Cards!
MIDDLE SCHOOL INTERVENTION SPECIALIST
Ashlee Ray - I am a mother to three awesome boys and I am passionate about art. In my spare time, (ha!) I am a mixed media artist and I love to paint murals. I also enjoy traveling, the ocean, and camping.
I love teaching because I love working with students. My decision to enter education is a direct result of having wonderful teachers growing up, and education opening the door for growth and creativity for me. What I love about Corbett is the care and attention that each of my own children have received. My boys are thriving in so many ways, and I attribute this directly to our district. I am really looking forward to meeting our students at CMS and getting to know each of you this school year!
Student Fees: 2022-23 School Year
Free and Reduced Lunch Application-See information and link to sign up later in this newsletter.
- CHS/CAPS 8th-12th $4.25
- CMS/CAPS 6th-7th $3.95
- CGS/CAPS K-5th $3.70
- K-12th $2.30
- High School athletic participation $225.00
- High School reduced lunch program $115.00
- High School free lunch program $40.00
- High School uniform replacement (lost or not returned) $100.00
- Middle School athletic participation $150.00
- Middle School reduced lunch program $75.00
- Middle School free lunch program $40.00
- Middle School uniform replacement (lost or not returned) $75.00
- Yearly family max for athletic MS/HS participation $900.00
- High School $40.00
- Middle School $30.00
- High School $40.00
Athletic Gate Fee
- Adults $6.00
- Students $4.00 (Free with activity card for home regular season games)
HOW TO PURCHASE SCHOOL ACTIVITY CARD
School activity card provides a student free admission into any home sports games. The fee is also used to support general student activities.
High School = $40.00
Middle School = $30.00
School activity cards can be purchased with cash or check from Mrs. Gibbs in the MS/HS office, or online via credit/debit card with your MealTime account (5% fee incurred). Activity Card purchase is optional.
Community Open House & Welcome Back Family Night BBQ was a Success!! Thank you staff!!
Grade School News
Life Touch Picture Day
CAPS September 28th
To order pictures online:
Celebrating our Nature Space at CAPS
I want to take a little time to send a big thank you to our Nature Space team. Last April a small committee came together with the intent to plan the enhancement of our playground area which we call Nature Space. Meetings and discussions with students and adults led to the design, build and installation of two new climbing structures were designed. The energy, dedication, and love of parent and staff volunteers made this possible. It's not finished yet - more enhancements are on the way to significantly upgrade the playground!
'Thank you' is not an adequate expression of the joy and deep gratitude I have for our volunteer team who included: Nancy Gyerko, Christina and Paul Morgan, Jennifer and Atom Larsen, Jason Stepper, Eli, Ozora and Sydney Spevak, Dave Selden, Brad Hunter, McArthur Krishna, Luke and Everest Goodloomis, Mikayla Patrick, Marty and Gary Larsen.
Thanks also to Steve Salisbury, our head of maintenance, for reviewing plans, collaborating and making the space ready for the work.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
Corbett Middle School students have been building community and settling in!
More Plastic Bottle Caps Needed!
One of the middle school’s art enrichments this year will focus on sculpture and 3D art forms. We’ll be repeating the plastic cap mosaic project we had so much fun with last year, so we’re going to need more caps!
Please rinse, dry and donate plastic bottle caps of all sizes to the middle school office, or send them with your children to bring to Mr. Houck. Thanks to all of you who have been donating over the past year. And next time you visit the middle school commons, look up and check out some of the new cap mosaics!
8/9 Academy News
High School News
High School Principal Chat
Corbett’s Cross Country team is off to a Strong Start
Led by captains Ava Horton, Jackson Minsker and Jack Plummer, Corbett has competed in two races so far.
At the Canby Invitational, 8 Corbett runners placed in the top 10 in their respective races and Ava Horton, Logan Auble, Matthew Caulfield, Ethan Pinedo, Logan Matias and Thatcher Peterson all set personal records.
At Ultimook, our athletes ran hard and represented Corbett well. Those setting season or personal records were Olivia McGrew, Malena Mayell, Ava Horton, Aidan Pinedo, Thatcher Peterson, Jack Plummer, Ethan Pinedo, Elliot Greene, Anand Davidovici, River Denney and Bryce Plummer.
Our next race is September 10th at the Logger Elk Run near Seaside.
Graduating Class of 2023 Parents CHAMPS needs you:
Corbett Education Foundation Scholarship
District Wide News
Free and Reduced Lunch Program
The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program offered at Corbett
School District. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches and snacks to school-aged children. You must apply to this program annually by October 1st each year.
If you are interested in this program, you can apply online at https://www.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp or you can fill out a form at the school if you do not have access to a computer.
This information will be kept confidential. Your child(ren) will not be told that they are on the
program. Likewise, no other students will know that they are on the lunch program. It is our
utmost priority to make it invisible to everyone except the parent/guardian.
If you have any question, please feel free to contact Janet Ruddell by
Corbett PTA News
Welcome back to school! This is going to be a great school year!
We hope you will join us on September 8, 2022 at 6:30pm in the Grade School for our general meeting. We will be discussing ideas on Jog-A-Thon/Move-A-Thon for this year.
We would like to encourage you to become a member of the PTA. We need all kinds of people to be successful! You can do so by clicking on this link: Oregon PTA
Please keep scanning those Box Tops! Support the Corbett PTA when you shop at: smile.amazon.com and select "Corbett Elem PTA". Every little bit helps and the PTA loves giving back to our schools and teachers!
Follow us on Facebook: Corbett PTA | Facebook
From the Health Room
Mental Health & Addiction Services:
If you or somebody you know is having trouble functioning, Mental Health and Addiction Services is here to listen. Seek help by calling the Mental Health Call Center at 503-988-4888. Our team of mental health professionals is prepared to help anyone experiencing mental health issues at any time, in any language.
When you call the Call Center at 503-988-4888, you get:
Free, 24/7 mental health support
Interpretation services for non-English speakers
Referral to low-cost or sliding-scale agencies
Information about non-crisis community resources
Urgent Walk-In Clinic
Need to meet face to face? Stop by our Urgent Walk-In Clinic.
The clinic can help anyone experiencing a mental health crisis at no cost.
Receive immediate care during a mental health crisis
Speak to a psychiatrist or a mental health nurse practitioner
Get help with medication and treatment
Location: Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Urgent Walk-in Clinic
4212 SE Division St, PortlandHours: Monday - Saturday 7 am-10:30 pm, Sunday 9 am-9 pm
Corbett School Counseling Services
● Corbet SD has partnered with Care Solace to offer free mental and emotional health services to our students and families.
● Corbett SD has a website provided by the School Intervention Team (SIT) at: https://corbett.k12.or.us/students/mental-health-resources/
● Visit the Student Services web page at:
● Visit the Corbett Mental Health & Behavior Support website at:firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a family who needs an interpreter, not in Spanish, email Melissa Davis as well.
For questions about access to resources at Corbett School District, please call Student Services at (503) 261-4235.