Olympia

School District

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

News

Here at the OSD it is our goal to provide as many resources as possible to keep you informed about what is going on in our district. This page provides a detailed list of those resources that will keep you updated on all the news and events going on in our district!

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    Current Headlines

    OSPI Recognizes Washington Achievement Award Winners

    The OSPI has just announced the 2013 Washington Achievement Award winning schools and our District has four recipients! What an amazing achievement. Here are our schools which will be receiving awards and the category for which they are being recognized:

    Boston Harbor ES: Overall Excellence & Special Recognition in Reading
    LP Brown ES: Special Recognition in Reading
    Jefferson MS: Overall Excellence & Special Recognition in Reading
    Capital HS: High Progress

    These award-winning schools will be honored at a ceremony on April 24 at Timberline High School in Lacey.  Congratulations to all involved, this recognition is hard-earned and well deserved!

    Published: 2014-04-16

    Major Dates for 2014-15 School Year

    The OSD 2014-15 school year calendar will be ready soon. Here are the tentative major dates (pending board approval) for those families out there planning their 2014-15 school year. School starts on Sept. 3. Winter break runs from Dec. 22 through Jan. 2. Midwinter break is Feb. 16-17. Spring Break is April 6-10. The last day of school is June 12. Watch for the full calendar to be posted soon. 

    Published: 2014-04-16

    PATS Update

    Interested in the Program for Academically Talented (PATS) for your elementary-aged student? The screening window will open soon! Watch this website for updates.

    Published: 2014-04-16

    Take Our Budget Survey!

    Each spring the Olympia School District plans and enacts its annual budget. One of our goals is to gather as much community feedback as possible. As part of that effort, we are pleased to offer an online survey to seek your opinion about where the District should concentrate its resources. The information you provide will be used to help the Superintendent and School Board build and implement the District’s 2014-15 school year budget. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey you will find an open-ended question where you can offer additional ideas and feedback. We invite you to take the survey at the link below. Thank you for helping us set spending priorities for your local school district!

    Published: 2014-04-04

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    Parents: How to Manage Your District Phone Calls

    You can now manage how and where you receive phone calls from the school district.

    Published: 2014-04-01

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    Important Info for Soon-to-be Kindergarteners

    It was great to welcome more than 300 folks to our Learn All About Kindergarten Day on Saturday, March 1. If you couldn't make it don't worry - you will find the information we presented at this linkKindergarten packets will be available at elementary schools March 10 and signups begin March 28. Welcome to the Olympia School District!

    Published: 2014-03-01

    Learn More about the Common Core State Standards

    Changes to the K-12 curriculum are underway as schools across Washington begin implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Learn more about the CCSS at our Common Core web site

    Published: 2014-01-29

    Ingersoll Stadium Usage Procedures

    Last fall the school board approved Procedure 4260P(D), making changes to Ingersoll Stadium security. Part of that change involved additional locking of Ingersoll and the issuing of electronic key cards to community members so they access the stadium for personal recreational use. Key cards are available to community members and students. 

    On February 21, 2014 key cards became required for access to the stadium. For the safety and security of students and staff, the stadium will be closed to public access, even with a key card, when an Olympia School District (OSD) school is conducting classes, activities or athletic practices. For more information on Ingersoll security, including instructions for obtaining a key card, visit our Ingersoll web page.

    Published: 2014-01-15

    Ways of keeping up with us

    Facebook

    In January of 2012 the OSD joined the Facebook community. Since that time we have made it a priority to update our Facebook page on a daily basis with news and events taking place in our District. Whether it's information on upcoming theatrical performances taking place in our District, to links to local news articles featuring schools or students in our District, we make it a point to post it all on our page. Please take a second to browse our Facebook page, and if you like what you see you can 'like us' to receive automatic updates: www.facebook.com/OlympiaSchoolDistrict.

    Twitter

    Similar to our Facebook page, our Twitter account is available with daily District updates. Our Twitter account is tied to our Facebook account so that any postings we make on Facebook are automatically posted on Twitter so you won't miss a thing! Take a look at our Twitter page and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our tweets: www.twitter.com/OlympiaSchools.

    News & Notes

    Throughout the school year Superintendent Dick Cvitanich and our Communications team put together a News & Notes feature with stories and photos of news items that recently took place throughout our district. This is a great way to get a peek into all the great events and activities going on in the schools. Take a peek at our News & Notes page!

    Friends of the OSD

    Once a month we send out our Friends of the OSD email to our email list. This is a monthly recap of news and events that took place throughout the District. This is a combination of materials from our Friday Updates, Facebook posts, as well as news fresh off the press!

    Subscribe to receive regular email updates as well as emergency and school closure notices.

    If you have something you’d like to see added, send the information to Conor Schober and we’ll work to get it posted to this page.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:
    Communications & Community Relations
    1113 Legion Way SE
    Olympia, WA 98501

    Voice: 360.596-6103 / Fax: 360.596.6101

    Rebecca Japhet, Communications Director 596-6104
    Conor Schober
    , Communications Specialist 596-6108
    Dave Eilers
    , Web Developer 596-6106