Knox administrative building - summer hours
Staff at the Knox Administrative building will be observing summer hours taking effect Monday, June 27, 2016, through Friday, August 26, 2016. Administrative offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during that time. Please schedule any business during these hours. Thank you!
School registration now available
School registration is now available for the 2016-17 school year. Registration packets are available for pickup in all Olympia School District schools.
OSD Community Connections - June 2016
In this month's Community Connections newsletter Centennial Elementary recognizes Jack Reynolds and his 30 years of volunteerism, WMS student Nathan Landers gets accepted to prestigious national arts acacademy, Olympia High School is recognized by the Tronie Foundation...and much, much more!
Water samples show district drinking fountains below lead content threshold
Water samples collected last month at each of the Olympia School District’s schools and its Transportation department show lead levels below the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) threshold for school drinking water in all drinking fountains tested.
Register for summer school
Summer School registration is now available! Classes begin on Monday, June 27 and run through July 29. School will be in session Monday through Thursday mornings and is for Middle and High School students only. The summer school program will be held at Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA). Please click on the "read more" link below for additional information and registration forms.
Summer reading is fun at Timberland Regional Library
Summer reading is fun and helps kids maintain reading skills learned during the school year! The Timberland Regional Library (TRL) summer reading programs for kids and teens are FREE and offer activities, prizes and incentives for kids to read this summer! The theme for this year is the fitness of the body and mind. To keep track of all the special events, check out TRL’s Facebook page with links to fun events!
Summer fun in our community
Numerous nonprofit organizations have fliers posted on our district website sharing information about summer activities, including camps and sports opportunities.
Be sure to visit the district flier page to see the full list of events and activities, which range from Hands on Children’s Museum summer camps and YMCA summer sports, to a Middle School Robotics Summer Camp and Seed to Table camp for youth. Be sure to check back regularly to learn about additional summer happenings as well as opportunities throughout the 2016-17 school year!
Jack Reynolds Centennial ES volunteer extraordinaire
Jack Reynolds has rarely missed a day of volunteering in nearly three decades of service to Olympia School District students.
The 89-year-old Olympia resident faithfully arrives at Centennial Elementary School before the morning bell and, after saying his hellos around the main office, heads down the hall to his “home room” — Julie Kapsandy’s second-grade classroom.
Reynolds greets students as they unpack their backpacks and hand in their homework in the morning, joins them as they recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and then quickly gets to work at a desk set up just for him near the back corner of the room.
Congratulations to all of our graduates! The Olympia School District is proud to recognize the Class of 2016 as we celebrate our students during five graduation ceremonies at locations throughout Olympia and award over 800 high school diplomas to the Class of 2016.
Summer lunch and kids in parks programs
Olympia Parks and Recreation will facilitate the USDA FREE lunch program this summer at both Garfield and Madison Elementary schools. Lunches are free for children 18 and under. Kids 6-12 years old can also participate in the free SKIPP (Summer Kids in Parks Program) after lunch.