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School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100

Creating opportunities and shaping success for all students

CHS Handgun Incident Update from the City of Olympia

The City of Olympia and Olympia Police department have released updated information on October first's handgun incident.

For more information read the City's Update regarding the Handgun incident


Published: 2015-10-02

School Board Meeting at Knox Center

The OSD Board of Directors will hold a regular Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2015, at the Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia 98501. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend.

Published: 2015-10-02


Responding to Emergency Situations

Our hearts go out today to the families and educators at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. 

Please know that student safety is a top priority in the Olympia School District. This is especially important to remember when visiting school buildings. Checking in at the office to sign in and obtain a visitor’s badge may be inconvenient, but it is a protocol which helps protect students and staff. 

Our schools are well rehearsed through ongoing practice of emergency protocols.  Teams of adults at each site have developed plans for and hold drills on a variety of crises. As part of these emergency plans, trained staff members are ready to respond to emergencies in the schools. Depending on the type of emergency, decisions affecting schools will be made by district officials in collaboration with the Thurston County Sheriff and Olympia Police Department. We are confident that our staff and students are prepared for emergency situations.

With all of the media coverage of this morning’s tragic incident in Roseburg, it is likely that your child will learn of the school shooting and have emotions related to the news. With this in mind, we urge you to monitor your child’s behavior closely for the next several days. There is no one way people grieve. Sometimes there is anger, especially in older students, while for others there is a great deal of sadness and even a lot of confusion.

An import reminder to parents is to assure that your family’s emergency contact information is current at your child’s school office.

Together with the help of our parents, community members, and local law enforcement, we will continue to make our schools safe and effective learning environments.

Finally, we encourage parents to attend a special presentation next week at Olympia High School by school safety expert, Jesus Villahermosa, at 6:30pm, Tuesday, October 6, 2015.  This free event will also allow parents to ask questions and receive important school safety information. 

Published: 2015-10-01

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.

If you have questions, contact your school principal or the District Compliance Officer, Jeff Carpenter at (360) 596-8544.

Published: 2015-09-29

Parent Safety Meeting

On Tuesday, October 6, Jesus Villahermosa will be presenting some important safety messaging at a district-wide parent meeting. The meeting will take place at Olympia High School, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This is a free event. Parents are invited to attend and will have the opportunity to hear Mr. Villahermosa’s presentation and ask any questions that come to mind. We hope to see you there!

Published: 2015-09-28

Citizens Facilities Advisory Committee Update

On Monday, Aug. 17 Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Priddy presented the school board with a first look at the Citizens Facility Advisory Committee's work over the spring and summer. The committee has been working on recommendations for the board about facilities that need changes, remodels or upgrades. You will find that presentation here. You will also find additional details at this link. Part of the process involves holding community forums on the district's construction options and proposed plan.

We recently held our first community forum at Garfield Elementary School to present our Administrative Recommendations for the 2016 Construction Bond Request.  You can find that presentation in the 'Read More' link below . Our next community forum will be taking place on September 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Knox Administrative Center.

Published: 2015-08-19


CHS Handgun Incident Update from the City of Olympia

Published: 2015-10-02

Annual Yearly Progress Information

As required by federal law, the Olympia School District has just mailed Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) letters to district families. For more information click the link below. 

Published: 2015-08-25



October, 2015

Today's Events

  • Saturday, October 3rd
    • OHS: SAT Test
    • STAD: Youth Football