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!
Board Study Session
The OSD Board of Directors will hold a study session on Monday, April 28, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia 98501. The topics of discussion are the Transition Program and an update on the Budget.
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!
Highly Capable Program Informational Meeting May 8
Do you have a student in the Program for Academically Talented Students (PATS) and/or a student currently enrolled in Kindergarten through 4th grade and want to more know about enhancements coming to the Olympia School District's Highly Capable program? We invite you to attend a meeting to learn more.
WHO: Parents of students currently participating in the PATS pull-out program in grades 2, 3 and 4 AND/OR parents of students currently enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 4 who want to know more about the district's Highly Capable Program.
WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Knox Building (1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia 98501) in the board room on the ground floor.
WHAT: The purpose of this meeting is to provide an orientation for parents regarding the Olympia School District's Highly Capable 2014-15 service plan. Topics will include the student nomination/screening/selection procedure, elementary grade level service options, and review of the revisions to the state regulations regarding highly capable students.
No need to RSVP. Questions? Conctact Linda Heade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSD News & Notes: April 18, 2014
In this week's News & Notes Olympia High School students excel at Econ Challenge, OSPI recognizes Washington Achievement Award winners, ORLA students amaze at Capital ESD Art Show...and much, much more!
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!
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 link. Kindergarten packets will be available at elementary schools March 10 and signups begin March 28. Welcome to the Olympia School District!
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.
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.
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