Student Conduct

Students are responsible for conducting themselves properly, in accordance with the policies of the district and the lawful direction of staff. We have high behavioral expectations for Corvallis High School students. We are SPARTA! Scholarly, Prepared, Appreciative, Reliable, Tenacious, Accepting


Students are responsible for maintaining regular attendance in all of their assigned classes. The attendance line is 541-757-5888. Parents are responsible for notifying the attendance office when their child is absent from school. Absences not verified by the parent/guardian withing 48 hours f the student’s return to school will be recorded as “unexplained”.


Students are responsible for conducting themselves properly, in accordance with the policies of the district and the lawful direction of staff. The district has the responsibility to afford students certain rights as guaranteed under federal and state constitutions and statutes.

It is our desire to teach and shape appropriate behaviors. Sometimes consequences must be assigned to support these processes.

Behavior Consequences

Some of the possible consequences for inappropriate student behaviors include:

Community Service

Community Service is a typical consequence for minor infractions. Failure to perform the service assignment will result in progressive disciplinary consequences. If this occurs, clean-up duty will not be an option should the student incur additional infractions.

In-School Suspension (ISS)

Students may be assigned in school suspension for more serious infractions. Students will serve ISS during lunches and off periods as needed.

Lunch Detention

Students may be assigned lunch detention for tardies or other minor infractions as determined by school staff. Lunch detention is held Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 204 from 11:25 to 11:50 am. When assigned a lunch detention, students are expected to attend. If a student chooses not to attend, he/she will be given one chance to make up the detention. If not made up, the student will be assigned in-school suspension.


Students will be held accountable for the destruction of property by fixing, replacing or paying for any damage.

Out of School Suspension

Suspensions may be assigned for up to ten days. Suspended students may not be on any school district property or attend any school or school-related activity for the duration of the suspension. Students will have the right to make up missed work in a reasonable time frame, determined by the individual teacher.


Students may be expelled for up to one calendar year for serious or repeated offenses. Expelled students may not be on any school district property or attend any school or school-related activity for the duration of the expulsion. Alternative education will be provided during the time the student is not allowed on school district property.

Dress Code and Grooming

CHS recognizes the right to free expression and the value of diversity, including diversity in dress and general appearance. The purpose of dress and grooming guidelines is to teach and uphold community standards, and reduce distractions from learning to support student focus on academics. Students’ dress and grooming are the responsibility of the individual student and his or her parents/guardians. When dress and grooming disrupt the learning process or violate community standards, it becomes a matter of school concern and school administrators will take appropriate action.

The guiding principle is that students appropriately cover the six B’s: bra, breasts, buttocks, bellies, boxers, and briefs, and that clothing is aligned with school messages for healthful living. Specific guidelines for students:

  • Dress and grooming will be clean and in keeping with health and sanitary practices. Articles of clothing and accessories may not create a safety hazard to the individual student or others. This also applies to students participating in special activities.
  • Dress and other items that are associated with gangs and/or gang affiliation are not allowed.
  • Articles of clothing that advertise or promote the use of alcohol, tobacco or drug products, or that display sexually suggestive words or pictures are not permitted in school.
  • Underwear or undergarments may not be visible.
  • Bare backs and strapless tops are not allowed.
  • Clothing should cover cleavage and midriffs.
  • Skirts and shorts will completely cover the student’s buttocks in all activities.
  • Wearing sunglasses in the building is not permitted.
  • Neither masks nor complete face paint are allowed at school or school activities.

Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) Sanctioned Events

Student participation in activities and athletics is governed by the regulations developed and administered by the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA), the Mid-Willamette Conference, and the Corvallis School District. The code of conduct is in effect for the entire school year to include fall athletic practice in August and any school-sponsored events, regardless of the time of year. A code of conduct form must be signed by all student participants and their  parent/guardian.

School officials at OSAA events will take measures to ensure that CHS will maintain a high level of sportsmanship. The following specific expectations regarding spectator conduct at all OSAA sanctioned events, including regular and post-season competition, are provided:

  • Spectators are not permitted to have signs or banners (larger than 8.5 x 11 inches), confetti, balloons or glass containers. Spectators are required to wear shirts.
  • Spectators are not permitted to have artificial noisemakers. Some examples of artificial noisemakers are Thunder Stix, cowbells, clappers and air horns.
  • Spectators will not be permitted to use vulgar/offensive or racially/culturally insensitive language. Spectators will not be permitted to engage in any racially/culturally insensitive actions.
  • All cheers, comments and actions will be in direct support of one’s team. No cheers, comments or actions will be directed at one’s opponent or at contest officials. Some examples of inappropriate conduct or actions that are not permitted are: turning backs, holding up newspapers or jeering at the cheerleaders during opposing team introductions; disrespecting players by name, number or position; negative cheers or chants; throwing objects on the floor or field.
  • Spectators who fail to comply with the Association or site management spectator conduct expectations may be expelled from the event and prohibited from attending future events.