Corbett Grade School

March 2022

Corbett Grade School Principal, Michelle Dawkins

Dear Families,

We are now entering the final trimester of the 2021-22 school year. It has been so wonderful to watch our students settle into working hard academically and becoming strong class communities. The strength our staff and students have shown this year has been inspiring to watch first hand.

I would also like to acknowledge how thankful we are for our educational assistants. Each day they provide support in our classrooms and provide supervision during meal and recess times. They have also been instrumental in providing a safe routine for our arrival and departures this year. We appreciate their dedication to our school.

In our final trimester, classrooms are planning field trips, our students in grades 3-5 will prepare for state testing, and we will see changes in guidance on face coverings beginning March 12. To help our families with their questions and concerns, I have scheduled a GS Principal Chat for Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30pm. Principal Chat Meeting Link This will be a virtual meeting with the hopes of meeting in person in April.


Michelle Dawkins

Corbett Grade School Principal


Thursday, March 3 - End of the Winter Trimester

Friday, March 4 - Assessment Day for Certified Staff

Thursday, March 10 - 100th Day of School

March 21-March 25 - Spring Break

March 31 - 2/3 Field Trip to Eagle Fern

Friday, May 13 - Teacher Inservice

Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day No School

Wednesday, June 1 - Portfolio Night

Friday, June 3 - Last Day of School


If your child will be absent for the day:

  • email your child's teacher and Carrie Evans (
  • 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
  • students may return 24 hours without a fever and use of medication
  • students may return 48 hours after last episode of vomiting or diarrhea
  • a staff member will call or email and let you know when your child may return to school


Corbett PTA and AmazonSmile

Smiling can be an act of charity!

Did you know that you can support the Corbett PTA through Amazon has a feature called AmazonSmile, where you can support your favorite charity, such as “Corbett Elem PTA”. While shopping for your usuals, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of all qualifying purchases to the Corbett PTA. It’s like SUPER AWESOME!!

To join please follow these simple steps

  1. Visit

  2. Once logged in choose “Corbett Elem PTA” from the list of charities

  3. Bookmark so that Corbett Elem PTA benefits every time you shop!

**If shopping from the Amazon app on your smart phone, you would simply open the Amazon app and find “settings” in the main menu (☰). Tap on “AmazonSmile” and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

Same products, same prices, no cost to you.

You shop. Amazon gives.

WIN WIN for our kids AND our community.


Corbett Grade School Playground Update Committee:

  • We are looking into grants and other sources of funding
  • If you have knowledge about writing grants, please contact
  • Wildwood Playground is creating a proposal that will include phases and costs
  • Once the proposal is ready, we will share the design and cost with our school community


Corbett School District will be holding a lottery for the 2022-23 school year for out of district families. Families may apply to the lottery now until March 8 at noon. If your child is already a student at Corbett, you do not need to apply to this the lottery.

Information will be posted on our district's website:

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We will be having clothing in the hallway for students to view this week. This link below will be updated on Monday, March 7 with items not claimed by their owners. Please let your child's teacher know if you see an article of clothing that belongs to your child.

Summer Enrichment

Corbett Grade School will be offering Summer Enrichment during the weeks of June 13-16 and June 20-23. We are working on the details, but hope to offer academics, athletics, and lots of fun during these two weeks.


This year, ODE is requiring state assessments 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
  • Email for opt out forms

Students in grade 3-5 will take assessments after spring break. More information will be coming from your student's classroom teacher.