No school Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day
All Olympia School District schools and support facilities will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Schools and support buildings will reopen for normal hours on Tuesday, May 31.
Governor Inslee has directed that all Washington state and United States flags at all state agency facilities, including school districts, be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 30 or at the close of business this Friday, May 27 through first thing Tuesday morning, May 31, in recognition of Memorial Day.
Olympia School District facilities that have lights directed on flags may continue to fly flags at half-staff throughout the Memorial Day weekend, including evenings, starting at close of business on Friday.
This federal holiday is in remembrance of the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.
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.
Centennial ES and Olympia HS counselor win state awards
Centennial Elementary School and Olympia High School counselor Amanda Hall have been recognized by the state for their efforts in providing a safe and supportive learning environment.
The Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WSASCD) has awarded Centennial Elementary School with the 2016 “Safe School Award.” The annual award recognizes educators who contribute to providing a safe school where students learn in an environment that is “physically and emotionally safe for students and adults and serve as models for all educators across the state,” according to information released by the statewide organization.
School registration is currently underway for kindergartners who will start school in the 2016-17 school year. Registration packets are available for pickup in all Olympia School District elementary schools.
All Olympia School District elementary schools will move to full-day kindergarten at no cost to families in the 2016-17 school year. Most of the district’s elementary schools had already switched from a half-day to a full-day program; however, this year the full-day program will be at all 11 schools that serve students in kindergarten through grade 5.
District offers free sports physical exams
To participate in Olympia School District athletic programs all students must provide documentation of a current sports physical. To assist all students in meeting this requirement the Olympia School District, in cooperation with Capital Medical Center and local health care providers, is offering free sports physical examinations on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Capital High School gym from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Apply for College Bound Scholarships
The College Bound Scholarship is here! The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of financial aid to eligible students in the seventh and eighth grade whose families might not be considering college because of its cost. Students sign a pledge in the seventh or eighth grade to be good citizens (not be convicted of a felony), graduate high school (with a 2.0 GPA or higher) and apply and gain admission to an eligible college. If families meet the income requirements and the students fulfill the pledge, then the scholarship will be combined with other state financial aid (at comparable public colleges), some fees, and a small book allowance.
To view the application, visit the College Bound Scholarship website. Applications and information are also available at all Olympia School District middle school front offices.
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.