Schools Closed for Mid-Winter Break February 15 & 16
This is a reminder to families that there is no school on Monday and Tuesday, February 15 and 16 for the Presidents Day Holiday and Mid-Winter Break. School resumes on Wednesday, February 17.
A one-page district 2015-16 calendar, complete with a listing of all school holidays, breaks and early release half days is posted on our district website.
Election Day is today! Remember to vote
Today, February 9, 2016, is Election Day.
The Olympia School District has two ballot measures on today’s Special Election ballot: a four-year Maintenance and Operations (M & O) replacement levy, which replaces one approved in 2012 that expires in 2016, and a $160.7 million school bond to address facility and safety improvements districtwide.
Election ballots have been sent to registered voters and must be mailed or dropped off in postage-free ballot drop boxes by 8 p.m. tonight to be counted.
Learn All About Kindergarten Day
On Saturday, February 20, the Olympia School District will hold its annual “Learn All About Kindergarten” informational event starting at 10 a.m. at Capital High School.
Emergency Snow Routes
Below is the 2015-16 snow bulletin for the Olympia School District, which includes specifics regarding emergency bus routes.
Capital High to join area schools in newly formed 3A league
Capital High School will join a newly formed Class 3A athletic and activities league, which encompasses eight schools representing Thurston, Pierce, Kitsap and Mason counties.
The new league was formed thanks to an agreement worked out this morning, February 2, in a meeting of 16 area school district athletic directors facilitated by a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) representative.
The OSDEF Presents HONK!
The Olympia School District Education Foundation presents HONK!, an ugly duckling story, featuring the Olympia School District Players.
Performances begin February 25 at 7 PM with all proceeds going to benefit students through the Olympia School District Education Foundation. All performances will take place at the Olympia High School Performing Arts Center.
High school graduation rates reach record highs
The Olympia School District has a record high 89 percent of students who graduated on time in 2015 from among its two comprehensive high schools.
The graduation results are equally as impressive, district officials say, when looking at both Capital High and Olympia High schools individually.
A record high 91 percent of Capital High School students graduated on time (in four years) last spring. At Olympia High, 87 percent of students met the on-time requirement, according to initial graduation rate data compiled by the school district.
Safe Schools Alert
Safety is our top priority. SafeSchools Alert is a reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit concerns to our administration in four different ways; phone, text, email or via the web. Anyone may easily report on bullying, harassment, alcohol/other drugs, vandalism or safety concerns through the SafeSchools Alert process. Tips may be submitted anonymously.