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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

    Bus Routes

    Bus route information is now available! For details visit Online Bus Route Finder. You can also download a printable version of your bus routes.

    Published: 2015-08-25

    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. Those community forums are tentatively scheduled for September 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Garfield Elementary, and September 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Knox Administrative Center. Watch this site for additional information as the dates get closer. 

    Published: 2015-08-19

    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

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    OSD Budget Finalized

    The Olympia School District has finalized its budget for the 2015-16 school year. Among other positive notes, the budget reduces class sizes in kindergarten through third grade, provides after-school activity buses for students in our middle schools, expands free full-day kindergarten, enacts the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system district-wide, and provides cost-of-living increases for our staff. To read more about the OSD's final budget, click on the link below. 

    Published: 2015-08-12

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    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: 2015-08-07

    2015-16 School Supply Lists

    Supply lists for the upcoming 2015-16 school year are now available!

    Published: 2015-06-12

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    Ingersoll Stadium Closed for Turf Replacement

    Ingersoll Stadium is closed through early September for installation of new field turf. During the closure there is no public access to Ingersoll, including key card access, due to the work that is ongoing across the entire turf area and staging of the work in the area along the track. There is a football game scheduled for Friday, Sept. 4 (CHS vs. Tumwater - Go Cougars!), which will be conducted as planned, but the stadium likely will not be open to the public until school starts as the finishing touches are put on the project. The new turf will replace an 11-year-old surface that has exceeded its eight-year life span. Thanks to everyone for their patience as the district undertakes this important safety project! 

    Published: 2015-06-02

    2015-16 School Calendar

    The 2015-16 school year calendar has been finalized. Here are some of the significant changes: 

    • A recent survey showed elementary and middle school families preferred early releases to late starts for teacher collaboration time. The new calendar honors that request by ending late starts and moving to early releases for elementary and middle schools.
    • There will be fewer of these early releases than there were late starts this year. This will present fewer disruptions to learning time and provide larger time blocks for teacher collaboration in elementary and middle schools.
    • There will be more consistency in that all early releases will be a half day.
    • High schools will not have early releases except for Friday, Nov. 13, Friday, Jan. 29 and Friday, June 17 (for grading).
    • The spring elementary conference week has been moved to be right before spring break, much like our neighboring districts. 

    Click the link below to view the 2015-16 calendar.

    Published: 2015-03-17

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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