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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

    OSD News & Notes: November 21, 2014

    In this week's News & Notes RES teacher-librarian Jean Schuna introduces QR codes to students, Riana Hoagland honored by YWCA as 'Young Woman of Achievement', Madison cooking cart makes a appearance in Mrs. Majors class...and much, much more!

    Published: 2014-11-21

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    OSD 180: ORLA Construction Update

    Published: 2014-11-21

    Inclement Weather? Here's Where to Find Information

    It's getting to be that time of year when weather incidents can change school schedules. Click below to read our "Snow Bulletin" that includes information about how to find out if there's a schedule change (page 1) AND snow bus routes (page 2).

    Published: 2014-11-10

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    Maintenance Direct Usage Procedures (For Staff)

    We are pleased to announce that we are introducing a new process for tracking staff maintenance work requests.  You will no longer need to turn in a paper form to your school secretary or send in an email.

    Published: 2014-11-24

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    Message for LP Brown and Garfield Elementary Families

    Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, low-income students attending Title I schools in certain “steps of improvement” are entitled to “Supplemental Educational Services,” meaning free tutoring services for their child. In the Olympia School District, low-income families at Garfield Elementary and LP Brown elementary schools fall into that category. For more information or to apply, click on the links below. 

    Published: 2014-11-19

    Interested in Referring a 5th-7th Grade Student for Highly Capable Services?

    You're invited to attend a meeting on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 6-7 p.m. at the Knox Administrative Center to learn more. Topics will include the student referral/screening/selection procedure, middle school service options, and a review of revisions to state regulations regarding highly capable students. For more information about Highly Capable services, click here. For more information about the meeting, click on the link below. 

    Published: 2014-11-13

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    Interested in Referring a 2nd-4th Grade Student for Highly Capable Services?

    You're invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 6-7 p.m. at the Knox Administrative Center to learn more. Topics will include the student referral/screening/selection procedure, elementary grade level service options, and a review of revisions to state regulations regarding highly capable students. For more information about Highly Capable services, click here. For more information about the meeting, click on the link below. 

    Published: 2014-11-13

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    Elementary Math - Welcome to Bridges!

    In 2014 the Olympia School District adopted a new elementary math curriculum called Bridges in Mathematics. The program has a host of tools for families to use at home to support their student(s) in math. To access those resources click on the link below. 

    Published: 2014-09-17

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    ORLA Construction Updates

    Remember you can keep up to date on the construction progress of our new Olympia Regional Learning Academy building (see link below).  Looking forward to opening our doors in early 2015!

    Published: 2014-08-15

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    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