In the Corvallis School District we use Bridges in Mathematics for students K-2nd. It is a comprehensive curriculum that follows the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in a manner that is rigorous, coherent, engaging, and accessible to all learners.
The curriculum focuses on developing students’ deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems. Bridges blends direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration. It taps into the intelligence and strengths of all students by presenting material that is as linguistically, visually, and kinesthetically rich as it is mathematically powerful.
Bridges Website for further information: https://www.mathlearningcenter.org/bridges
3 – 5 ENGAGE NY
In the Corvallis School District we use EngageNY math Curriculum for 3rd-5th grade. Engage NY is directly linked to the Common Core Standards.
Engage NY Website for further information: https://www.engageny.org/
During the 2018-19 School Year the Corvallis School District is bringing on a new literacy curriculum published by Collaborative Classroom. The components are Being a Reader (K-2), Being a Writer(K-5), and Making Meaning (K-5th).
For more information on the three individual components that make up Collaborative Classroom, please click here.
During the 2018-19 School year the Corvallis School District is introducing a newly adopted health curriculum. THE GREAT BODY SHOP has a unique approach to delivering health education. This is because it is designed primarily for children and their families. Briefly this is how it works: Monthly, for grades K-5, Student Issues will come to the school to be used in the classroom. The Student Issue looks like a health magazine and is used like as a periodical or informational text. Teachers and students work with the instructional materials, typically 3-4 times a month, to provide a solid understanding of the health issues found in the magazine. At the end of the month, students take the Student Issue home and use them for family activities, discussions and homework. In this way, one Student Issue is able to educate not only the student, but support the family as well.
THE GREAT BODY SHOP’s comprehensive approach includes topics that cover all aspects of physical, mental, social, emotional health, and safety. The Great Body Shop promotes wellness through the integration of ten health content strands including substance abuse and violence prevention, injury and personal safety, fitness and nutrition, disease and illness prevention, body systems, growth & development, illness & disease prevention and consumer and environmental health. Social and emotional learning, as well as substance abuse and violence prevention skills and messages are integrated into every unit.
It is our belief that when schools and families work as a team to reinforce health knowledge and skills, it can go a long way toward helping children make the kind of decisions about his or her body that will keep him or her healthy, safe, drug free, and ready to meet the challenges of the future
COMMON CORE STANDARDS
The National PTA, with the help of educators and parents, created a Parents’ Guide to Student Success in response to the Common Core State Standards that more than 45 states have adopted.
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS (CCSS)
For general information about these state standards and how they were developed, please visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
The Oregon Department of Education has created a comprehensive website to provide parents, teachers, and students with the resources and tools necessary to understand CCSS. The Parent Toolkit includes many helpful links.
Here are a few of the included resources:
SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENTS
Our 3rd through 5th grade students take Smarter Balanced Assessments in the spring. Their website offers parent information and practice tests for students.
2018-19 Smarter Balanced Opt-out Notice
House Bill 2655 permits parents of students in grade 3-8 and 11 to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math. To opt-out of one or both of these tests, you must complete the official 2018-19 Opt-out form and submit it to your child’s school. Any student exempted from a state test will be provided with supervised study time while other students are testing. More information including the opt-out forms are located on the Corvallis School District website. https://www.csd509j.net/departments/teaching-and-learning/assessments-and-common-core-standards/opt-out-parental-notification/ You can also contact the school principal if you have questions about participation in state tests.
Your child’s participation is important to ensure schools and districts receive the targeted resources they need to help all students succeed. Not having information on our students’ academic progress limits our ability to accurately identify where students are struggling, where they are excelling, and whether we are fulfilling our goal of narrowing achievement gaps.
Please contact the front office if you have any questions.
TALENTED & GIFTED
District Liaison: Eric Beasley