July_ 2011 Newsletter to the Community3

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                                      Resident/Box Holder
                                      Corvallis MT 59828

          to the

        Community                                            2011

   •   The 2010-2011 Financial Picture, page 2

   •   2010-2011 Enrollment, page 4

                                                               Report on the
   •   Schools’ Highlights, page 5
   •   Community Donations, page 8

   •   Calendar for 2011-12, page 10

                                                               School Year
       Sports Physicals, August 4 and 10, page 11
   •   Sports Schedules for 2011-2012, page 12
   •   Bus Routes, page 15
   •   Registration Information, page 16
   •   Free and Reduced Lunch Application, page 17
   •   Federally Required Notices to Parents, page 19
   •   Booster Club News/Administrative Directory, page 20

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM: (For all kids age18 and younger at no cost)
WHERE? Corvallis School Lunchroom
WHEN? August 8 to August 25       Monday - Thursday
WHAT TIME? Breakfast 8 - 9 am     Lunch 11:30 am -1:00 pm

Dear Patrons,

 Thank you for your support this past school year. I am proud to be a part of the Corvallis School
District, and believe we have the best students and parents to work with every year. The School Board of
Trustees, administration, teachers and support staff are committed to maintaining quality educational
and extracurricular programs and to providing adequate learning facilities for our students. I look
forward to another outstanding year in 2011-2012.

Point of emphasis: The Corvallis School District is committed to a positive, productive working and
learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. Any form of bullying, cyber bullying,
sexual harassment, or intimidation of any kind toward students and employees is prohibited. A copy of
district policies 3225, 3225F, and 3226 on sexual harassment, intimidation, hazing, and reporting
provides detailed information. These policies may also be found on the district’s web site at
www.corvallis.k12.mt.us, or they may be obtained from the principal’s office at each building, the
District’s 504 Officer, Daniel Carrasco, or the Superintendent.

Monte Silk

The 2010-2011 Financial Picture
In spite of an uncertain economic future, the district continued to have a fiscally sound financial base in
the budget year that ended on June 30, 2011. In addition to state and local funding which increased our
general fund budget by $82,245 or about 1.06 percent, the district received Title I funding of $424,769,
Special Education funding of $327,413, and Pre-School funding of $8,086. Federal stimulus dollars
increased funding for Title I by $252,609, Special Education by $255,706, and the Pre-School by
$16,323. Title I and Special Education funds are used to pay for supplemental services to tutor students
who struggle in developing reading and math skills.

The district’s net assets increased slightly as a result of the addition of capital assets and the reduction of
long-term debt. The capital increases were mostly from building improvements and the purchase of
machinery and equipment. The debt reduction was from the decline of long-term debt on the new
portion of the High School and the kindergarten wing at the Primary School, which was financed by
bonds issued in 1997. Those bonds will be paid in full by July, 2012. The accounting firm of Joseph Eve
gave the district high marks for sound accounting practices, and no weaknesses were found in our annual
audit. The district strives to make efficient use of all funding provided.

District Budgets for 2010-2011 (The 2011-2012 budget will be adopted in August 2011)
The Corvallis School Board established budgets in the following amounts during the 2010-2011 school
        2010-2011 Adopted Budget            Mills Levied
    • General Fund - $7,822,600                101.83
    • Transportation - $654,131                  31.37
    • Bus Depreciation - $210,000                 1.26
    • Retirement Fund - $967,640                  0.00
    • Adult Education - $36,000                   2.30
    • Technology Fund - $78,611                    3.73
    • Flex Fund - $52,116                          0.00
    • Debt Service Fund - $371,050               12.64
    • Building Reserve Fund- $59,804              0.00
    • Total - $10,251,952                       153.13

District Budgets and Property Taxes
In 2009-2010 local taxes collected for school operations totaled $2,003,322, and in 2010-2011 taxes
collected amounted to $2,052,133 for an increase of $48,810. However, the $48,810 was only the local
portion of a total increase in revenue of $216,547 the district received in 2010-2011. In addition to local
property tax revenue, the school district received revenue from State funding, State block grants, interest
earnings, County reimbursements for our transportation and retirement funds, and balances

Tax Valuations and District Mills*
The Corvallis School District levied a total of 153.13 mills to fund the 2010-2011 district budgets. This
was a 2.36 mill increase from the previous year. In 2010-2011, taxable valuation for the Corvallis School
District was $13,398,375 compared to $13,288,725 the previous year. For comparative purposes, the
revenue generated from one mill in 2010-2011 was $13,398 and in 2009-2010 one mill raised $13,289
dollars for an increase of $109 per mill. Since 1997-1998, the value of a mill has increased from $6,595
to $13,398.

*Note: The 2.36 increase in mills was largely caused by the need to purchase two school buses. Happily,
the purchase of the two school buses was made under the provisions of the District’s Clean Diesel Grant
Agreement with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. The agreement allowed us to
purchase two buses for the price of one—a savings of $102,000 to the district.

Recent Tax Valuations and the Mill Rate for Schools
Historically, tax values have steadily increased, but recently those tax values have been increasing at a
decreasing rate. To compensate for the slower increase in the tax values of property, the tax rate itself
could increase over time. Tax valuations and the mill rate for schools since 2003-2004 are as follows:

  Year         Taxable Valuation            Increase from prior year         Mill Rate for Schools
2003/04          $10,624,150                       $845,936                        164.79
2004/05          $11,059,076                       $434,926                        163.12
2005/06          $11,554,805                       $495,729                        156.40
2006/07          $12,021,547                       $466,742                        156.41
2007/08          $12,635,575                       $614,028                        163.09
2008/09          $13,005,616                       $370,041                        161.75
2009/10          $13,288,725                       $283,109                        150.77
2010/11          $13,398,375                       $109,650                        153.13

Tax values have increased by $2,774,225 since 2003-2004.

New Vocational Education Facility to Open in August, 2012
In May, upon the recommendation of the Department of Commerce, the 62nd Legislature approved the
district’s competitive grant in the amount of $901,318 to construct a new 6,871 square feet “Vocational
Education Facility” and to renovate the existing shop/welding area of 2,345 square feet into two science
classrooms. CTA Architects have been chosen by the board to complete construction documents so that
bids may be let in November, 2011. Construction will begin next spring and the facility will be
completed for the start of school in 2012.

Facility Projects Completed
   • A federal stimulus grant funded about 80 percent of the cost of several energy efficiency projects
       in the district with a 2 ½ year pay back and provided an immediate rebate of $16,217 from
       Northwestern Energy. The following improvements were made:

            o   New HVAC systems and heat control valves were installed in four rooms in the older
                part of the Primary School
            o New T-8 fluorescent lights, motion sensors, and ballasts were installed in all schools.
    •   Deferred maintenance monies were used to expand and pave the parking lots east of the
        lunchroom, west of the gym, and south of the tennis courts.
    •   Transportation funds were used to secure and fence in a new bus storage area. This will allow the
        Middle School parking and playground area to expand with increased safety.
    •   The school district partnered with the Corvallis Civic Club and Ravalli County to make
        pedestrian improvements along the Eastside Highway. The school district and the Civic Club
        provided required matching funds for federal CTEP funds allocated to the project by Ravalli
        County. Work should begin this summer to extend the pinned curb on the east side of the
        Highway and to construct a separate pedestrian path on the west side of the Highway from the
        Bell Tower building to the REC property line.

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) (Updated from mailed version)
(OPI changed proficiency targets and that altered Corvallis results)
As measured by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal law, the Corvallis School District made
Adequate Yearly Progress in kindergarten through eighth grades in 2010-2011, but the Economically
Disadvantaged sub-group did not make proficiency in grades 9-12; therefore, the High School did not
make AYP. In spite of this disappointment, the district will continue to maintain its strong emphasis on
academic success in 2011-2012. In order to “make” AYP, 70% of all students and 70% of students in all
sub-groups were required to be proficient in Math and 84.4% were required to be proficient in Reading.
The sub-groups include: 1) White, 2) Black, 3) Hispanic, 4) Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 5)
American Indian/Alaskan Native, 6) Asian, 7) Economically Disadvantaged, 8) Limited English
Proficient, and 9) Students with Disabilities.

Major work by the physical education/health department, fine arts department, and counselors resulted in
the School Board of Trustees adopting three curricula during this past year: Health Enhancement, Fine
Arts, and Counseling. The main focus of the Health Enhancement curriculum was to clearly define
standards that were aligned with state standards and benchmarks with an emphasis on health and healthy
habits. The Fine Arts curriculum aligned learning targets with state standards and provided plans for
purchasing supplemental materials to support foundational art skills. Visual arts and music standards
were adopted for all grades. The counseling curriculum used the framework of the American School
Counseling Association to set standards in the three areas for which counselors are responsible: academic
guidance, career guidance, and personal/social counseling.

2010-2011 Enrollment
District enrollment declined significantly during the past three years. From the spring count in 2008 to
the spring count in 2011 enrollment dropped from 1376 to 1290 students—a decrease of 86 students.
This past year showed the largest decline in the three years with 41 students. The district enrollment was
down sixteen (16) students in grades K-4; five (5) students in grades 5-8; and twenty (20) students in
grades 9-12.

Corvallis Primary School, 430 students (16 students fewer than previous year)
   • Kindergarten - 92
   • First Grade - 72
   • Second Grade - 86
   • Third Grade - 88
   • Fourth Grade - 92

Corvallis Middle School, 412 students (5 students fewer than previous year)
   • Fifth Grade - 95
   • Sixth Grade - 93
   • Seventh Grade - 103
   • Eight Grade - 121

Corvallis High School 9-12, 448 students (20 students fewer than previous year)
   • Ninth Grade - 123
   • Tenth Grade - 102
   • Eleventh Grade - 123
   • Twelfth Grade - 100

Corvallis High School Highlights, 2010-2011

All State Orchestra (October 2010), All Northwest Orchestra (February 2011), All Nation MENC
Orchestra (June 2011)
    • Miles Thelen, Bass

Music Festival Solos District/State Ratings
  • Larielle Allred - Chanson d’amour - Superior/Superior
  • Katelyn Ayers -Water is Wide - Superior/No state
  • Lauren Clairmont - Habernera - Superior/Superior
  • Tayler Leavell - The Lovely Song - Superior/Excellent
  • Hannah Lockhart - Le Berceaux - Superior/Superior
  • Madison Ray - Widmung - Superior/Excellent
  • Ariel Rodriguez - American Lullaby - Superior/No state
  • Destiny Smith - Danny Boy - Superior/Excellent
  • Tyrel Stoker - Glory Hound - Superior/Excellent
  • Ari Watt - Chi Vuoila - Superior/Excellent
  • Matt Zwicker - King of Love - Superior/Superior

Music Ensembles District/State Ratings
  • Larielle Allred/Shanli Jessop - Panis Angelicus - Superior/Excellent
  • Nicki Barron/Ari Watt - Flower Duet - Superior/Excellent
  • Lauren Clairmont/Madison Ray - Snow is Falling - Superior/Excellent
  • Lauren Clairmont/Ari Watt - Ave Maria - Superior/Superior
  • Corvallis Women’s Trio - Steal Away - Superior/Superior
  • Ovation Choir - Bim Bam, It Don’t Mean A Thing, Love Psalm - Superior/Superior
  • Corvallis Choir - Superior/No state
  • Symphonic Band – Superior (sight reading)

Music Solo/Ensemble Festival District/State Ratings
  • Michelle Cassens - 3 Superiors/2 Superiors (solo, duet, trio)
  • Mitchell Decker- 1 Superior/ Excellent (guitar duet)
  • Kelly Gifford- 1 Superior/ Superior (cello trio)
  • Kate Hoffman - 1 Superior/ Excellent (flute trio)
  • Shanli Jessop - 1 Superior/ Superior, excellent (flute solo, trio))

   •   Hannah Lockhart -1 Superior (duet)/No state
   •   Darby Martin - 1Superior/ Excellent (flute trio)
   •   Miles Thelen- 1 Superior/ Excellent (bass/cello duet)
   •   Miles Wickham - 1 Superior (guitar duet)/No state
   •   Jan Zdralek - 3 Superiors/2 Superiors (solo, duet, trio)

Sports/Team Highlights
   • Boys Cross Country - Divisional Champs and State Champs
   • Girls Cross Country - Divisional Champs, 4th at State
   • Boys Soccer -3rd in Conference
   • Drama - Conference Champs and State runner-up
   • Wrestling - Divisional Champs - 5th at State
   • Boys Basketball - Conference Champs, Divisional runner-up
   • Girls Softball - 3rd in Conference
   • Boys Tennis - Divisional Champs and State Champs
   • Girls Tennis - Divisional runner-up
   • Boys Track - Divisional Champs and State runner-up
   • Girls Track - Divisional Champs and State Champs

Individual Highlights
   • State Boys Cross Country Champion - Chris Jessop
   • State Girls Cross Country 2nd place - Sadi Henderson
   • State Wrestling Champion -Travis Davis (135 lbs)
   • State Wrestling 2nd place - Riley Nagel (145 lbs)
   • State Drama 2nd place - Humorous Solo –-Weston Erickson
   • State Drama 2nd place - Serious Duo - Julia Wiencek, Lauren Clairmont
   • State Drama 2nd place - Mime - Lauren Clairmont
   • State Tennis - Doubles champions - Cody Lengyel and Bridger Walczynski
   • State Tennis - Singles runner-up - Mitchell Decker
   • State Track Champion - Logan Connors - Javelin
   • State Track Champion - Chris Jessop - 3200 Meter Run
   • State Track 2nd place - Chris Jessop - 1600 Meter Run
   • State Track 2nd place - Colby Henderson - 800 Meter Run
   • State Track Champion - Paige Squire - 100 Meter Hurdles; 300 Meter Hurdles; 200 Meter Dash
   • State Track 2nd place - Lakyn Connors - 100 Meter Hurdles
   • State Track Champion - Girls 4x400 relay (Lakyn Connors, Sadi Henderson, Ayden Eickhoff,
       Paige Squire)
   • State Track Champion - Girls 4x100 relay (Lakyn Connors, Paige Squire, Nikki Barron, Sadi
   • State Track Champion - Sadi Henderson - 400 Meter Dash
   • State Track Champion - Ayden Eickhoff - 1600 Meter Run
   • Coaches of the Year: Joanne Cleveland (Boys Cross Country), Spencer Huls (Track)

Class of 2011 Valedictorians and Salutatorian
   • Valedictorians: Amanda Butt, Kaylie Holmes, Rose Montplasir
   • Salutatorian: William Thelen

2011 Lighthouse Award: Teacher of the Year

   • Nancy Brown - Music Director
Volunteers of the Year
   • Parent - Jake and Kelly Jessop
   • Student - Will Thelen

Senior Awards
CHS Seniors were awarded approximately $1.2 million in scholarships and other funding for their post-
high school endeavors. Local scholarships:
    • Julie Huls Zsupnik Art Scholarship - Belit Pigman
    • Farmers State Bank Scholarship - Jordan Wissenbach
    • Corvallis Faculty Scholarship - Trevor Brown, Eden Hanrahan

Corvallis Primary School Highlights in 2010-2011
Corvallis Primary received a “MBI Exemplar School” award from the Office of Public Instruction for
meeting exemplary standards for promoting a positive school climate and school safety. The school-wide
discipline plan included proactive strategies for defining teaching and supporting appropriate student
behaviors in the school.

Throughout this school year, the primary staff concentrated on curriculum and assessment. The Health
Enhancement, Fine Arts, and Counseling curriculum documents were reviewed. Essential grade level
benchmarks were defined and aligned to standards. Each of the grade levels also wrote learning targets
for math. These targets focus on what students should know and be able to do. Assessments will be
aligned to these targets to help teachers, students, and parents focus on the essential benchmarks. Several
primary teachers participated in assessment for learning sessions throughout the year. They studied and
instituted grading and assessment practices designed to support learning.

Community Outreach
  • The second grade students donated supplies to the Bitterroot Humane Association.
  • A third grade class conducted a fund-raiser for dialysis patients.
  • Several grade levels donated food to Haven House and sang Christmas carols at Sapphire Nursing
     Home, Discovery Care Center and Autumn House.
  • Students collected coins for the Montana Companion Animal Network.

Corvallis Middle School Highlights 2010-2011

Science Olympiad
 The CMS Science Olympiad team took 1st place (out of 35 schools) at this year’s state competition.
Thanks to the generous donations of a wide variety of organizations and individuals, the team had an
opportunity to travel to Wisconsin in May to represent Montana at the National Science Olympiad
competition. Students who received medals for their individual events included:
    • Rachel Devine and Kyle Shifflett - 2nd place in the nation in Ecology
    • Thor Montgomery and Maddy Channer - 1st place in the state in Fossils
    • Maddy and Luke Channer - 1st place in the state in Optics,
    • Maddie Murray and Luke Channer - 2nd place in the state in Tower Building
    • Ashley White and Kyle Shifflett - 3rd place in the state in Anatomy & Physiology

Knowledge Master Open
Corvallis Middle School placed 1st in the state in the Knowledge Master Open competition. When
compared to other middle schools of similar size, our team placed 13th out of 160 schools in the nation.

CMS Spelling Bee Champion
Sarah Cerdena (1st place) and Andrew Mowat (2nd place)

American Legion Citizenship Award
Sam Burdette and Rachel Devine

Parent Volunteer Award
Patti Pape

CMS Football
Our 8th grade football team finished another undefeated season. The team was undefeated in 7th grade as

New Technology
We received a federal grant that enabled us to purchase 24 wireless mobile laptops for use in any
classroom. We also just received a grant through the Valentine Foundation to purchase a class set of net
book computers for the upcoming school year.

Service Project Highlights
   • Corvallis Community Events Center Jog-A-Thon: Over two hundred CMS students participated
        in the annual Jog-A-Thon, raising thousands of dollars to support the CCEC.
   • All middle school classes participated in an annual food drive for Haven House, collecting over
        1000 pounds of food.
   • Holiday Fundraisers: The 8th grade class, 6th grade class, and National Junior Honor Society
        raised over $2000 to provide gifts for local families in need and gifts for teenagers residing at the
        Bitterroot Youth Homes.

Educational Travel
   • The CMS French Club traveled to France during the 2011 Spring Break. Highlights of the trip
       included visits to the Louvre and Eiffel Tower in Paris, the castles and cathedrals of the Loire
       Valley, and the American Cemetery and D-Day beaches of Normandy.
   • We are planning a trip to Washington D.C. for interested students and parents during the 2012
       Spring Break. For more information, please visit the Corvallis Middle School web page.

Community Donations
Donations by individuals, businesses, and organizations within the District and Ravalli County provided
tremendous support to the schools and our students this past year. Donors included the following:
    • The Valentine Foundation - $34,691 - Computers
    • The Greater Ravalli County Foundation - $12,900 - Meals for needy students and teacher supplies
    • Corvallis Community Event Center - $2,700- Classroom activities
    • Jane S. Heman Foundation - $8,242 - School Nurse Program
    • Marcus Daly Hospital - $6.500- School Nurse Program
    • Bitterroot Youth Symphony - $1,260
    • U. S. Forest Service - $5,060 - Classroom Without Walls
    • Tammy Bedey - $10,000 - Clavinova Piano
    • The Foundation for the Advancement of String Education - $2,550 - cellos
    • Bill Thelen/Will Thelen and Michelle Cassens, Fundraiser Coordinator/Assistant Coordinators
        - Clavinova Piano

The community contributed in excess of $83,000 to Corvallis schools in 2010-2011.
Corvallis Schools Foundation
The Corvallis Schools Foundation, through its annual fund raiser and anonymous donations provided for
student scholarships, grants for enrichment activities, and grants to the fine arts and technology. This
year the Corvallis Schools Foundation worked with all three schools to put on a well-attended Academic
Showcase for the community on April 5th. Donations to support the Corvallis Schools Foundation and
Corvallis students may be mailed to the non-profit, tax-exempt Corvallis Schools Foundation at P.O. Box
700, Corvallis, MT 59828.

Volunteers contributed hundreds of hours of time supervising, sponsoring clubs, attending student
functions, planning special activities, reading to our children, and helping with fundraisers. The
administration and teachers appreciate the time and effort of all the volunteers who took the time to make
a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you for your time and effort!

Corvallis Community Events Center (CCEC)
The only all weather track facility in the Bitterroot Valley was used by several groups, including the
Bitterroot Blaze, the Bitterroot Valley area track teams, Relay for Life (cancer), and the Corvallis
football team. The CCEC fields have continued to provide an outstanding venue for football and regional
track meets, and the soccer field is a superior surface for competition. The Corvallis School District
received $4,300 in revenue from other schools and organizations using the CCEC track.

A big thank you from the Corvallis School Board and the school administrators goes out to the CCEC
Foundation Board for sponsoring the annual “Jog-A-Thon” again this spring. $2,700 of the funds raised
was donated to classrooms for the students’ benefit. A special thanks goes to Gus Johnson of Earth and
Wood for his ongoing maintenance and mowing of the soccer fields.

Please continue to make donations to the CCEC at the district office anytime, or by purchasing meters of
track, or by attending and contributing to the CCEC fundraisers. Send checks or inquiries to the Corvallis
Community Events Foundation, PO Box 748, Corvallis, MT 59828 or call the District Office at 961-

Board of Trustees
  • Wilbur Nisly, Chairperson
  • Tonia Bloom, Vice Chairperson
  • Dan Wolsky, Member
  • Jennifer Channer, Member
  • Kathi Harder-Brouwer, Member
  • Ginny Hoffman, Member
  • Adam Sangster, Member

The Board of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Regular meetings are held in the
Corvallis High School Library beginning at 7:00 p.m. with a work session beginning at 6:00 p.m. The
public is always welcome to attend. Agendas for the meetings are posted at the District Office located at
280 1st Street. Questions regarding the agenda or the board meetings may be directed to the district office
at 961-4211.

                  1st Quarter Ends ~ November 4, 2011                                          Aug 25 & 26     AlternAte PIR Days
                  2nd Quarter Ends ~ January 27, 2012                                          Aug 29 & 30     PIR Orientation & In-service
                  3rd Quarter Ends ~ March 30, 2012                                                       End of Quarter
                  4th Quarter Ends ~ June 8, 2012                                                         NO SCHOOL Days
                                                                                                          1:30 pm Early Out - 1/3 PIR

                                                                                                              Parent/Teacher Conf. Dates
                  Parent/Teacher conferences
                       Nov 15~ 5:30-7:30 pm PRIMARY                                                Sept.       6    First Day of School - “A” Day
                       Nov 16 ~ 2-6 pm ALL SCHOOLS
                       Nov 17 ~ 5:30-7:30 pm MS/HS                                                 June        8    Last Day of School early out

          4 PIR   August 2011               1/3 PIR September 2011 19 days                     1/3 PIR October 2011 19 days                1/3 PIR November 2011 19 days

SU MO        TU    WE   TH   FR     SA     SU MO           TU   WE   TH      FR      SA   SU MO          TU   WE    TH     FR      SA    SU MO        TU   WE   TH   FR     SA
      1       2     3   4       5   6                                  1     2       3                                             1                  1A   2B   3A   4B     5
7     8       9    10   11   12     13      4      5       6A   7B   8A      9B      10   2      3B      4A   5B    6A     7B      8       6     7A   8B   9A 10B 11A       12
14    15     16    17   18   19     20     11     12A 13B 14A 15B 16A                17   9      10A 11B 12A 13B 14A               15     13    14B 15A 16B 17A 18B         19
21    22     23    24   25   26     27     18     19B 20A 21B 22A 23B                24   16     17B 18A 19B         20    21      22     20    21A 22B    23   24   25     26
28    29     30    31                      25     26A 27B 28A 29B 30A                     23     24A 25B 26A 27B 28A               29     27    28A 29B 30A
                                                                                          30     31B
                                                 Sept 6 First Day of School                     October 20,21 MEA DAYS                         Nov 23-25 Thanksgiving Break

 1/3 PIR December 2011 16 days                  1/3 PIR January 2012 21 days                  1/3 PIR February 2012 20 days                    1/3 PIR March 2012 22 days

SU MO        TU    WE   TH   FR     SA     SU MO           TU   WE   TH      FR      SA   SU MO          TU   WE    TH     FR      SA    SU MO        TU   WE   TH   FR     SA
                        1B   2A     3       1      2       3B   4A   5B      6A      7                        1A    2B     3A      4                            1A   2B     3
4    5B      6A    7B   8A   9B     10      8     9B 10A 11B 12A 13B                 14   5      6B      7A   8B    9A 10B         11      4     5A   6B   7A   8B   9A     10
11   12A 13B 14A 15B 16A            17     15     16A 17B 18A 19B 20A                21   12     13A 14B 15A 16B 17A               18     11    12B 13A 14B 15A 16B         17
18   19B 20A 21B 22A         23     24     22     23B 24A 25B 26A 27B                28   19     20      21B 22A 23B 24A           25     18    19A 20B 21A 22B 23A         24
25    26     27    28   29   30     31     29     30A 31B                                 26     27B 28A 29B                              25    26B 27A 28B 29A 30B         31

      Dec 23-30 Winter Break                              Jan 2 No School                        Feb 20th Presidents' Day

     1/3 PIR April 2012 16 days                 1/3 PIR     May 2012       22 days             1/3 PIR     June 2012      6 days

SU MO        TU    WE   TH   FR     SA     SU MO           TU   WE   TH      FR      SA   SU MO          TU   WE    TH     FR      SA   Qtr1: 42 days
1     2       3     4   5       6   7                      1A   2B   3A      4B      5                                     1A      2    Qtr2: 50 days
8    9A 10B 11A 12B 13A             14      6     7A       8B   9A 10B 11A           12   3      4B      5A   6B    7A     8       9    Qtr3: 44 days
15   16B 17A 18B 19A 20B            21     13     14B 15A 16B 17A 18B                19   10     11      12    13    14    15      16   Qtr4: 44 days
22   23A 24B 25A 26B 27A            28     20     21A 22B 23A 24B 25A                26   17     18      19    20    21    22      23
29   30B                                   27      28     29B 30A 31B                     24     25      26    27    28    29      30   Board approved 3/8/11

      April 2-6 Spring Break                       May 28, Memorial Day                         June 8 Last day of School
                                                           VOLLEYBALL                                                SOCCER
           VARSITY FOOTBALL                                                                   8-15: First Practice
8-12: First Practice Date                   8-15: First Practice

                                            8-27: Whitefish (H) 11am                          8-26: Billings Central (H) 4pm girls; 6pm boys
9-2: Columbia Falls (A) 7pm
                                            8-27: Columbia Falls (H) 4:15pm                   8-27: Laurel (H) 10am girls; 12pm boys
9-9: Libby (H) 7pm
                                            9-1 Frenchtown (H) 4:15pm                         9-1: Loyola (A) 5:30pm girls; 7pm boys
9-16: Livingston (H) 7pm
                                            9/9: Tip-Off Tourney at Anaconda TBA              9-2: Polson (girls only) (H) 3pm
9-23: Hamilton (A) 7pm
                                            9/10: Tip-Off Tourney at Anaconda TBA             9-6: Frenchtown (H) 3pm girls; 5pm boys
9-30: Anaconda (H) 7pm (Homecoming)
                                            9-17: Dillon (H) 1pm                              9-10: Loyola (H) 10am boys; 12pm girls
10-7: Dillon (A) 7pm
                                            9-22: Anaconda (H) 4:15pm                         9-15: Hamilton (A) 3pm girls; 5pm boys
10-14: Butte Central (A) 7pm
                                            9-24: Butte Central (H) 1pm                       9-24: Stevi (A) 11am girls; 1pm boys
10-21: Stevi (H) 7pm (Senior Recognition)
                                            9-27: Stevi (H) 4:15pm                            9-29 Frenchtown (A) 3pm boys; 5pm girls
                                            9-29: Hamilton (A) 4:15pm                         10-1: Hamilton (H) 11am boys; 1 girls
10-29: Playoffs
                                            10-8: Anaconda (A) 1pm                            10-8: Stevi (H) 11am boys; 1pm girls (Senior Rec)
11-5: Playoffs
11-12: Playoffs                             10-14: Butte Central (A) (JV/V only) 3pm
                                            10-15: Butte Central Tournament TBA               10-15: Playoff
11-19: Championship
                                            10-18: Stevi (A) 4:15pm                           10-22: Playoff
                                            10-20: Whitefish (A) 11am                         10-29: Championship
                                            10-20: Columbia Falls (A) 4:15pm
                                            10-27: Hamilton (H) 4:15pm (Senior Recognition)
    FROSHMORE FOOTBALL                      10-29: Dillon (A) 1pm
8-12: First Practice
                                            11-3/4/5: Divisional @ Butte Central TBA
9-1: Stevi Jamboree (A) 12pm                11-10/11/12: State @ Bozeman                                    CROSS COUNTRY
9-8: Big Sky (Frosh Only) (H) 4:30pm             ALL HOME GAMES WILL START 20                    8-15: First Practice
9-17: Hamilton (Frosh Only) (A) 10am           MINUTES FOLLOWING THE PREVIOUS
9-19: Stevi (A) 4:30pm                                          CONTEST                          8-30:   Butte Central at Fairmont 5pm
9-26: Hamilton (H) 4:30pm                                                                        9-10:   Anaconda at Washoe Park 10am
10-3: Anaconda (A) 4:30pm                                                                        9-17:   Corvallis 10am
10-10: Dillon (H) 4:30pm                                                                         9-24:   Mountain West at Missoula 11am
10-17: Butte Central (H) 4:30pm                                                                  10-1:   Hamilton at Daly Mansion 11am
                                                                                                 10-6:   Helena 12:30pm
                                                                                                 10-8:   Dillon 11am
                                               CORVALLIS HIGH SCHOOL
                                                 2011-2012 FALL ACTIVITIES                       10-15: Divisional at Dillon 11am
                                            ALL FOOTBALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE 12                    10-22: State at Missoula TBA
                                            PRACTICES, ALL OTHERS 10 PRACTICES
                                            PREPARED 6/1/2011, SUBJECT TO CHANGE
                                                     WITHOUT NOTICE


                          CMS FOOTBALL
   DAY        DATE          OPPONENT          PLACE   TIME

 TUESDAY    9/20/2011       HAMILTON          HOME     4:30
SATURDAY    10/1/2011         RONAN           AWAY    10:00
 TUESDAY    10/4/2011       ST JOSEPHS        HOME     4:30
THURSDAY    10/6/2011      STEVENSVILLE       AWAY     4:30
 TUESDAY    10/11/2011       FLORENCE         HOME     4:30
THURSDAY    10/13/2011    FRENCHTOWN          HOME     4:30

                         CMS VOLLEYBALL
   DAY         DATE         OPPONENT          PLACE   TIME
 TUESDAY    9/13/2011       HAMILTON          HOME    4:30
  FRIDAY    6/16/2011        VICTOR           AWAY    5:30
 MONDAY     9/19/2011       LONEROCK          HOME    4:00
WEDNESDAY   9/21/2011       FLORENCE          HOME    4:00
 MONDAY     9/26/2011        VALLEY C         HOME    4:00
 TUESDAY    9/27/2011         STEVI           AWAY    4:30
 MONDAY     10/3/2011         DARBY           AWAY    4:30
THURSDAY    10/6/2011       HAMILTON          AWAY    4:30
 TUESDAY    10/11/2011      FLORENCE          AWAY    4:00
THURSDAY    10/13/2011        STEVI           HOME    4:30
SATURDAY    10/15/2011      FLORENCE          AWAY    TBA

                   WRESTLING                                 BOYS’ BASKETBALL                           GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
11-17: First Practice                                 11-21: First Practice                    11-21: First Practice

12-2: Plains JV Tourney TBA                           12-9/10: Tip-Off Tourney Columbia        12-9/10: Tip-Off Tourney Columbia
12-3: Polson Tourney TBA                              Falls/Whitefish TBA                      Falls/Whitefish TBA
12-8: Anaconda Mixer (A) 5:00pm                       12-15: Sentinel (A) 4:00pm               12-15: Sentinel (H) 4:15pm
12-9/10: Mining City Duals (A) TBA                    12-20: Big Sky (H) 4:15pm                12-20: Big Sky (A) 4:00pm
12-10: Hamilton JV Tourney (A) 9:00am                 1-5: Stevi (H) 4:15pm                    1-3: Stevi (A) 4:15pm
12-13: Hellgate (H) 5:00pm                            1-6: Anaconda (A) 4:15pm                 1-6: Anaconda (H) 4:15pm
12-16: Florence (H) 5:00pm                            1-13: Polson (A) 4:15pm                  1-12: Polson (H) 4:15pm
12-17: CHS Brawley Classic (H) 9:00am                 1-14: Butte Central (H) 1:00pm           1-14: Butte Central (A) 1:00pm
1-6/7: Western A Duals at Ronan (A) TBA               1-17: Sentinel (H) 4:15pm                1-17: Sentinel (A) 4:00pm
1-10: Salmon (H) 5:00pm “Rock the Gym”                1-20: Hamilton (A) 4:15pm                1-19: Hamilton (A) 4:15pm
1-12: Hamilton Mixer (A) 5:00pm                       1-26: Florence (A) 4:15pm                1-26: Florence (H) 4:15pm
1-13/14: Rocky Mountain at Missoula TBA               1-28: Dillon (A) 1:00pm                  1-28: Dillon (H) 1:00pm
1-20/21: Class A Duals at Lewistown (A) TBA           1-31: Stevi (A) 4:15pm                   2-2: Anaconda (A) 4:15pm
1-27: Hamilton/ Dillon (H) 5:00pm (Senior Rec)        2-2: Anaconda (H) 4:15pm                 2-3: Stevi (H) 4:15pm
1-28: Darby Tournament (A) TBA                        2-6: Hamilton (A) JV/Frosh Only 4:15pm   2-6: Hamilton (H) JV/Frosh Only 4:15pm
                                                      2-9: Polson (H) 4:15pm                   2-10: Polson (A) 4:15pm
2-4: Divisional @ Anaconda TBA                        2-11: Butte Central (A) 1:00pm           2-11: Butte Central (H) 1:00pm
2-10/11: State @ Billings                             2-17: Dillon (H) 2:30pm/4:30pm/6:00pm    2-16: Hamilton (H) 4:15pm (Senior Rec)
                                                      2-18: Hamilton (H) 4:15pm (Senior Rec)   2-17: Dillon (A) 2:30pm/2:45pm/4:15pm

                                                      2-23/24/25: Divisional @ Dillon TBA      2-23/24/25: Divisional @ Dillon TBA
      SPEECH/DEBATE/DRAMA                             3-1/2/3: State @ Butte TBA               3-8/9/10: State @ Butte TBA
  10-29: Corvallis                                      ALL HOME GAMES WILL START 20              ALL HOME GAMES WILL START 20
  11-5: Kalispell                                     MINUTES FOLLOWING THE PREVIOUS            MINUTES FOLLOWING THE PREVIOUS
  11-12: Hamilton                                                     CONTEST                                   CONTEST
  11-18/19: Kalispell
  12-2/3: TBA
  12-9/10: Missoula
  12-16/17: TBA
                                                     CORVALLIS HIGH SCHOOL
  1-7: Missoula Loyola                                 2011-2012 WINTER ACTIVITIES
  1-14: Stevi                                      ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE 10 PRACTICES
                                                 PREPARED 6/2/2011. SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT
  1-21: Divisional @ Corvallis                                        NOTICE
  1-27/28: State @ Polson
  2-10/11: NFL @ Butte


This is a draft outline of the bus routes and approximate time schedules for the morning buses. All times
were taken from last year’s routes and may change for the 2011-12 school year if the number of student
riders increase or decrease the number of stops.

Route 1           First stop at Pinesdale. 7:50 a.m. North to Sheafman. 7:55 a.m. East to Lower Mill Creek. South to
                  Dutch Hill. East to school. Arrive 8:10 a.m.

Route 2           West to 1st stop on Orchard Drive. 7:30 a.m. South to Mill Creek Rd. 7:35 a.m. West to Bowman
                  Road. North to Pebble Lane. 7:43 a.m. Back south. Bowman Road last stop 7:50 a.m. East on
                  McKillop to Orchard Drive 7:55 a.m. North and East to Pony Palace 8:00 a.m. South to Hamilton
                  Pack. Turn around, then to school. Arrive 8:10 a.m.

Route 3           Corvallis east on Willow Creek Road to Honey House 7:30 a.m. North to Quast 7:35 a.m. West to
                  Eastside Hwy. North on Eastside Highway to Popham Lane. East to Sutherland Lane. North to
                  Bailey Lane. West to Eastside Highway. North to Wood Lane. Turn around south to Chaffin. West
                  and south to arrive at school 8:15 a.m.

Route 4           North to Bailey Lane. 1st stop 7:25 a.m. East on Bailey Lane. North Birch Creek Road to gravel pit.
                  East on Camp 3 Rd to turn around. Back to Bailey Lane then East to Zacha Lane 7:40 a.m.West to
                  Eastside Hwy 8:00 a.m. South to school. Arrive 8:10 a.m.

Route 5           1st stop at Softrock. Continue north on Summerdale to Mountain View Orchard and Corvallis Hills.
                  Turn around back down Summerdale heading south. East on Coalpit. Turn back down Coalpit Rd
                  to Willow Creek heading west. Turn south on Oilwell Road. Turn around at Rainsong Lane
                  heading back down Oilwell Rd to Willow Creek. West on Willow Creek. Arrive at school at 8:10

Route 6           South on Eastside Highway 7:36 a.m. to Bass Lane. East to Willow Creek Crossroads. South to
                  Hamilton Heights. East to Calf Creek turn around 7:45 a.m. West to Wilcox then to turn around at
                  end of pavement 7:55 a.m. Back to Hamilton Heights. West to Eastside Hwy 8:00 a.m. North to
                  arrive at school 8:10 a.m.

Route 7           South on Eastside Hwy. 1st stop 7:40 a.m. (trailer park). South to Hawker Lane. West to turnaround
                  and back to hwy. South to Christofferson Lane. West to Kruger. Back to hwy. South to Black Lane
                  7:50 a.m.. West to Old Corvallis Rd 8:00 a.m. North to Hawker Lane. East to turn around and back
                  to Old Corvallis Rd. North to Woodside Cutoff Rd. East to arrive at school 8:15 a.m.

Route 8           1st stop Hwy 93N 7:35 a.m. North to Sheafman Cr Rd 7:40 a.m. West to junction Bourne Lane and
                  Red Crow 7:45 a.m. Back to Meridian Rd 7:55 a.m. Meridian South to hwy 93. East to arrive at
                  school 8:10 a.m.

Route 9           West to Lower Mill Creek 7:45 a.m. North to Cherry Orchard Loop. Follow Dutch Hill Road.
                  West to Bowman Rd. North to Pinesdale turnaround 7:55 a.m. Back to Dutch Hill. East to arrive at
                  school at 8:15 a.m.

Route 10          West to Pinesdale 7:52 a.m. Back to arrive at school 8:15 a.m.

Route 11          Willow Creek Rd to Honey House 7:26 a.m. Follow Honey House to Bass Lane. East to Willow
                  Creek Crossroad 7:39 a.m. North to Willow Creek. East to turnaround 7:44 a.m. West to Willow
                  Creek Crossroad. South to Bass Lane 7:50 a.m. West to Eastside Hwy. North to arrive at school
                  8:15 a.m.

Route 13          South on Honey House to Clearview-West to turnaround and return to Honey House 1st stop 7:40
                  a.m. South to Cemetery. West on Cemetery to Eastside Hwy. South to Hamilton Heights. East to
                  Harvey Lane 7:50 a.m. North to Bass lane. West to Eastside Highway. North to Mint View. Follow
                  Cemetery Rd. West to Eastside Highway. North to arrive at school at 8:15 a.m.


PRIMARY SCHOOL, AUGUST 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 31 & SEPTEMBER 1, 2 2011
8:00A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
AUGUST 29 & 30 2011 12:30 P.M-4:00 P.M.

MIDDLE SCHOOL, AUGUST 23, 24, 25 31 & SEPTEMBER 1 2011
9:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.

HIGH SCHOOL, AUGUST 23, 25, 26, 31 2011 8:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.
AUGUST 24, 2011 10:00A.M.-6:00 P.M.

                           **SCHOOL START DATES***

                        SEPTEMBER 7, 2011: ALL STUDENTS – K-12

An application for families who qualify for the free and reduced-priced
meals is included in this letter and will be available at each of the school
offices and at the district office. The forms will also be sent home with
students with a letter to the parents or guardians on the first day of school.
To apply for free or reduced-priced meals, households must fill out the
application and return it to the school. Applications can be submitted at any
time during the school year. If a household is eligible for food stamps, the
household will receive a direct certification letter from the Montana
department of public health and human services in the mail. Please send this
to the school to notify the office that your child qualifies for the free lunch
program. New applications are required for every student every school year.
Households will be notified of eligibility determination.

                            FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE SCHOOL MEALS APPLICATION 2011-12
Part 1. Children in School
Names of all children in school                                        Check if a foster child (legal
(First, Middle Initial, Last)             School Name           Grade  responsibility of welfare agency or
                                                                       court). If all children listed are foster
                                                                       children, skip to Part 5 to sign this form.

Part 2. Benefits
If any member of your household receives SNAP, TANF or FDPIR, provide the name and case number for the person who receives
benefits and Skip to Part 5. If no one receives these benefits, Skip to Part 3.
Name:___________________________________________ Case Number:____________________________________________

Part 3. If any child you are applying for is homeless, migrant, or a runaway, check the appropriate box
Homeless  Migrant  Runaway 
Part 4. Total Household Gross Income – You must tell us how much and how often
1. Names of every        2. Gross income for every person in the household and how often it was received: monthly,                   3.
person in the            twice a month, every two weeks, or weekly.                                                                  Check
household                Earnings from work      Welfare, child           Pensions, retirement,   All Other Income                   if No
                         before deductions       support, alimony         Social Security                                            Income
(Example) Jane Smith       $200/weekly               $150/every two weeks      $100/monthly              $

                            $          /              $           /              $          /             $         /
                            $          /              $           /              $          /             $         /
                            $          /              $           /              $          /             $         /
                            $          /              $           /              $          /             $         /
                            $          /              $           /              $          /             $         /
                            $          /              $           /              $          /             $         /
Part 5. Signature and Last Four Digits of Social Security Number (Adult must sign)
An adult household member must sign the application. If Part 4 is completed, the adult signing the form must also list the last four
digits of his or her Social Security Number. (See Privacy Act Statement on the back of this page.)
I certify (promise) that all information on this application is true and that all income is reported. I understand that the school will get
Federal funds based on the information I give. I understand that school officials may verify (check) the information. I understand
that if I purposely give false information, my children may lose meal benefits, and I may be prosecuted.

Printed Name of Adult _______________________________________________________Telephone_________________________

Address______________________________________________________ City/ZIP_______________________________________

Signature __________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

Social Security Number: * * * - * * - __ __ __ __

Part 6. Children's Ethnic and Racial Identities (Optional)
Choose one Ethnicity                           Choose one or more (regardless of ethnicity)
 Hispanic/Latino                               Asian                                  American Indian or Alaska Native
 Not Hispanic/Latino                           White                                  Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
                                                Black or African American
Do not write below this line. This is for school use only.
                Annual Income Conversion: Monthly X 12, Twice a Month X 24, Every 2 Weeks X 26, Weekly X 52
Determination based on (check one):  Income Household: Total Income _________per_________ Household Size _____
 SNAP/TANF/FDPIR Household  Migrant, Homeless, or Runaway Child  Foster Child (Categorically Eligible)
Check the box that applies: Approved for:                 Free         Reduced-Price
                            Temporary approval for:  Free              Reduced-Price Temporary approval until: _________
                            Denied for:                  Income Over  Incomplete/Missing Information
Determining Official’s Signature: ________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________
Confirming Official’s Signature: ________________________________________________ Date: __________________________

Your children may qualify for free or                           FEDERAL INCOME CHART
reduced price meals if your household
income falls within the limits on this chart.
                                                       Household size            Yearly    Monthly     Weekly
                                                              1                  20,147     1,679       388
                                                              2                  27,214     2,268       524
                                                              3                  34,281     2,857       660
                                                              4                  41,348     3,446       796
                                                              5                  48,415     4,035       932
                                                              6                  55,482     4,624      1,067
                                                              7                  62,549     5,213      1,203
                                                              8                  69,616     5,802      1,339
                                                     Each additional person:      7,067      589        136

Privacy Act Statement: This explains how we will use the information you give us.
The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not
have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals.
You must include the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The
social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food
Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or
when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security
number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and
for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility
information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits
for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into
violations of program rules.

Non-discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.
“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from
discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of
discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington,
D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and

Free or low-cost health insurance for children and teenagers.
Your children may qualify for health coverage under the Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) Plan. Children and
teenagers who get regular checkups (and treatment for health problems) do better in school and are more likely
to become healthy adults. For more information, call 1-877-KidsNow (1-877-543-7669) or visit us on-line at

Federally Required Notices to Parents

Title I Notice
Parents may request and the district will provide the following information regarding the professional
qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers: whether the teacher has met state qualification and
licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction; whether
the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or
licensing criteria have been waived; the baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and other graduate
certification or degree held by the teacher and the field of discipline of the certificate or degree; and/or
whether the child is provided services by paraprofessional, and, if so, their qualifications.

For more information on the Title programs, please contact Daniel Carrasco, Title I Director, at 961-3201

Release of School Records Allowed Unless Parents Say “No”
In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Corvallis Public District #1
guarantees parents the right to inspect their child’s school records. It is the intent of Corvallis Public
Schools to continue to release certain information on its pupils to the news media that is general public
information, such as athletic performances, honor rolls, student’s name, date and place of birth, and
sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, awards received,
photographs, grade level, enrollment status, and other information generally found in the yearbook
without the consent of parents. Any material not pertinent to a student’s file will be removed. The school
will select and include only information, which can assist the student with academic, personal, social and
vocational decisions. Any parent (s) / guardians (s) or eligible student may prohibit the release of any or
all of the above information by delivering written objection to the building principal within thirty (30)
days of the date of this notice. No directory information will be released within this time period unless
the parents (s) / guardians (s) or eligible students are specifically informed otherwise.

Notice of Release of Directory Information
Information to Military Recruiters, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the National Defense Authorization
Act of 2002 require high schools to provide to military recruiters, upon request, access to secondary
school students’ directory information. In accordance with those Acts, military recruiters are entitled to
receive the names, address and telephone listing of students. If you do not wish the Corvallis School
District to release your child’s name, addresses and phone numbers, please stop by the high school office
to fill out the proper form. This notice must be filed each year.

                 HARASSMENT FREE ZONE!

The Corvallis School District is committed to a positive,
productive working and learning environment that is free
of discrimination and harassment.

Sexual harassment or intimidation of students and
employees is prohibited.

A copy of Corvallis School District’s Sexual
Harassment/Intimidation Policy gives detailed information.
Copies of this policy may be obtained from the following

     Mr. Silk, Superintendent - Title IX Coordinator
     Mr. Wirt, Principal – C.H.S.
     Mr. Tucker, Assistant Principal – C.H.S.
     Mr. Durgin, Principal – C.M.S.
     Mrs. Stranahan, Principal – C.P.S
     Mr. Carrasco, Director of Special Services & 504 Officer

Corvallis School District # 1 does not discriminate on the basis of
disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment
in its programs and activities. The Section 504 Coordinator for
the district is Daniel Carrasco To contact the Coordinator for
information or to file a grievance, please call 961-3201.

Annual Asbestos Notification to Parents, Students, and Employees
(Pursuant to the AHERA Rule, 40 C.F.R. §§ 763.84 (c), 763.93 (g) (4)

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which has, until about 1980, been commonly used in building materials.
Asbestos will not burn, is an excellent insulator, has great strength, is resistant to chemicals, and absorbs sound.
Examples of asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM) are vinyl floor tile, sprayed-on acoustical ceiling material,
and pipe insulation. As ACBM deteriorates over time, or are disturbed by maintenance, renovation, or demolition
activities, asbestos fibers may be released into the air. Inhalation of these airborne, microscopic fibers has been proven to
cause such deadly diseases as lung cancer, mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the lungs), and asbestosis (scarring of
lung tissues). Uncontrolled asbestos contamination in buildings has been, and remains, a significant environmental and
public health issue. In 1986, Congress enacted the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) to require public
and private, secondary and elementary schools to identify ACBM in their school buildings and take appropriate actions to
control the release of asbestos fibers. In 1987, the US Environmental Protection Agency finalized a regulatory program
which enforces the AHERA mandate. These regulations are incorporated within the AHERA Rule (40 C.F.R. Part 763,
Subpart E).

In compliance with the AHERA Rule, the Corvallis School District #1 had its school buildings inspected by an asbestos
inspector, accredited by the State of Montana. During that inspection, areas of suspect ACBM were identified. The type,
condition, and locations of the ACBM were noted. Samples were taken of some, or all, of the suspect ACBM.
Laboratory analysis of these samples confirmed the presence or absence of ACBM. Suspect ACBM not sampled and
analyzed were assumed to contain asbestos. Confirmed and/or assumed ACBM currently remain in certain locations in
our school buildings. These materials, and their locations, are listed on Attachment 1.

Upon confirmation of the presence of ACBM, an Asbestos Management Plan was developed for each of the school
buildings in the Corvallis School District by an asbestos management planner accredited by the State of Montana. The
Asbestos Management Plan includes a description of the measures currently being taken to ensure that the ACBM
remaining in our school buildings are maintained in a condition that will not pose a threat to the health of our students
and employees. The Plan describes past response actions taken to abate ACBM, as well as response actions planned for
the future. These response actions are listed on Attachment 2. Information is provided on the periodical monitoring of
the condition of ACBM remaining in our school buildings through triennial re-inspections, conducted by accredited
asbestos inspectors, and through semiannual surveillance, conducted by trained school maintenance staff. Finally, the
asbestos awareness training program for maintenance and custodial personnel is discussed.

A copy of the Asbestos Management Plan is available for your review in the Corvallis School District Maintenance office
during regular office hours. Mr. Jim Bowen is the designated Asbestos Program Coordinator for the Corvallis School
District. Please direct all inquiries regarding the Asbestos Management Plan to him at telephone 961-3201.


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