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!
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!
OSD 180: ORLA Construction Update
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).
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.
- Informational flyer
- List of approved tutoring companies that will serve Olympia students
- Tutoring application
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.
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.
Looking for Data? We've Got It!
If you are into data, we have it for you in the form of our new Data Dashboard. Here you will find MSP,HSPE, EOC scores for all schools over multiple years, yearly academic growth by school, feeder school performance, trends in ACT and SAT, ethnicity demographics, free and reduced lunch rates, graduation totals and more. Congratuatations to OSD Assessment Director Alice Burman, who received the ESD 113 "Spirit of Excellence" award for her exemplary work creating this tool that provides students, staff, families and community members with important information about our excellent schools.
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.
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!
Ways of keeping up with us
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.
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!
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.
Communications & Community Relations
1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Voice: 360.596-6103 / Fax: 360.596.6101