Welcome Back to CVHS 2019-20

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

The Crescent Valley High School administration is dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all students, families, and staff.  Our goal is to provide learning experiences that are relevant to our students’ lives while preparing them for life beyond high school.

In order to meet this goal, we are committed to having our administrators in classrooms every week to support teaching and learning on our campus.  Our goal is to ensure quality learning for every student at Crescent Valley High School.

As a result of being in classes so often, we may not always be immediately available to you; however, your communication is important to us.  If you have a question about a particular class, please contact the teacher directly, as we have found that is the most effective way to clarify issues.  See the Staff Directory page on our school website for staff emails.

  • If you are concerned about attendance or a behavior issue, please contact our Behavior team (Scot McDonald, Kodi Fagan, and Sydney Sturner).
  • If you need to schedule a time to talk to an administrator, please contact Kim Nelson (541-757-5802), as she handles administrator calendars. She will find an appropriate time for us to talk.

Thank you for your on-going support of Crescent Valley High School. You are a valued partner in your child’s education. The implementation of these practices will enhance our ability to strengthen student learning in our school.

Sincerely,

Aaron McKee, Principal
Jon Strowbridge, Asst. Principal
Nicole Hendricks, Asst. Principal
Mark Henderson, Asst. Principal/Athletic Director

Lost and Found Items

There was some confusion with lockers at the end of the 2018-19 school year and our janitors emptied several lockers that had current student belongings in them.  Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing which lockers the belongings came from. All items will be on a table in the main hallway during the first week of school.  After the first week, any remaining items will be donated.

Attendance

In our continuing effort to better track attendance and identify patterns in student attendance data, starting next fall, we are implementing a few changes. Attendance at both Corvallis and Crescent Valley High Schools will be recorded by teachers in 90-minute blocks (the length of one class period). In the past, attendance was taken twice each class period. With better data, school staff will be able to improve systems for supporting regular attendance. Every day matters!

As a result of this change to attendance recording practices, students will be marked tardy or absent according to the following guidelines:

  • If a student is up to 18 minutes late to class (20% of class) they will be marked Tardy

  • If a student misses more than 18 minutes of class (20% of class) at any time they will be marked Absent

The automated attendance call times will also be changed. Parents/guardians of students who have an unexcused absence in the first period of the day will receive a call at 9:30 am. A second call regarding attendance for the entire day will be made after 3:05 pm.

2019-20 Updates from CSD Food & Nutrition Services

The Corvallis School District Food & Nutrition Services department is committed to providing a daily offering of nutritious and healthy meals that are sourced locally when possible. Our menus rotate on a monthly basis and we are proud of our menu offerings for students. Please review some important updates in our meal program.

Family Portal 

Parents are encouraged to create a family portal at family.titank12.com. This portal allows parents to manage their student’s meal accounts. By linking all of their students to their portal they can monitor meal transactions, transfer money between them, set spending limits for their student, receive low balance email notifications, make online payments, and even apply for Free/Reduced school meals. (The online payment site last year, PayForIt.net is no longer operational) When using Titan, type Corvallis in the district box. Parents will need to include the leading zero in the student ID number and use preferred student name. 

Free & Reduced Meals 

Parents and guardians must submit a new application each year unless they already received an email or letter saying their student has already been approved for the current year. Students approved for last year are carried over for 30 days of the new school year or until a new application is processed. The carryover expiration date is October 7, 2019. If you have not yet received notification and want to know if your child has been approved for Free or Reduced meals, please log in to the family portal and link your child. You will be able to see their eligibility as well as carryover expiration date or current year approval. (Note: The ODE online application website ( https://www.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp ) is still available) 

Meal Prices 

Meal prices have not increased for the last 5 years. Due to increased labor, benefits, food costs and USDA regulations, meal prices will increase slightly this year and are listed below. Students approved for Reduced Price will still have meals at no charge. 

Elementary  Breakfast $1.75 / Lunch $2.75

Middle  Breakfast $2.10 / Lunch $3.25 

High  Breakfast $2.10 / Lunch $3.50 

Adults  Breakfast $2.35 / Lunch $4.00 All Milk $.60

IMPORTANT! Charging Policy

Oregon law requires us to provide a complete meal to any student that wants one regardless of whether they have any money in their meal account. No student will be refused a complete “reimbursable” breakfast or lunch. However, we are not required to allow a student to charge an ala-carte transaction. Our new Titan point of sale system will not even allow a student to charge an ala-carte transaction. This includes “milk only”.

  • If a student brings their lunch from home and wants to get milk, they will need to pay cash or have money in their meal account. Otherwise, lunch from home should include something to drink or water is always available.
  • Students eligible for Free or Reduced meals must have a complete meal for it to be at no charge. “Milk only” is not free and can only be purchased with cash or with sufficient funds in their meal account. There is no charging for “milk only”. 

Parents are responsible for maintaining sufficient funds in their student’s meal account. Please use the family portal (see above) to monitor and manage their meal transactions. Outstanding unpaid meal account charges from last year have been carried over to the student’s account for this year. These charges are still the responsibility of the parent. If you have any questions please contact your school or Marv Newcombe, Food Service Supervisor at marv.newcombe@corvallis.k12.or.us or 541-757-5903.

Corvallis Transit System – Route Information

Route CVA, a Corvallis Transit System route which services both high schools, will operate Tuesday, September 3 through Friday, Sept. 6. Route CVA will then be replaced by Route 50. Route 50 will service Crescent Valley High School via the same two bus stops that are currently on CV’s campus. However, whereas Route CVA service CHS via the bus shelter on 11th Street, beginning Sept. 9 it will service CHS via bus stops on Buchanan Avenue. There will two stops each on the north and south sides of Buchanan between 13th Street and 17th Street. Maps of Route 50 and all-new CTS routes are available via a link on the home page of Corvallis Transit  https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/cts

The other item of note is that the departure time of Route 50 from the Downtown Transit Center will be 7:15 am, which is 10 minutes earlier than that of Route CVA. Questions? Timothy.Bates@CorvallisOregon.gov, (541) 754-1761