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Olympia

School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100

News

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OSD 180: Inside the District

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Capital High to join area schools in newly formed 3A league

Capital High School will join a newly formed Class 3A athletic and activities league, which encompasses eight schools representing Thurston, Pierce, Kitsap and Mason counties.

The new league was formed thanks to an agreement worked out this morning, February 2, in a meeting of 16 area school district athletic directors facilitated by a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) representative.

Published: 2016-02-02

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Learn All About Kindergarten Day

On Saturday, February 20, the Olympia School District will hold its annual “Learn All About Kindergarten” informational event starting at 10 a.m. at Capital High School. If you know of anyone in your neighborhood that has a child entering kindergarten in fall 2016, please share this information with them and encourage them to attend.

The event begins with a welcome by Superintendent Dick Cvitanich and general overview in the school theater followed by an information fair until noon in the Commons. During the event parents will learn about a variety of topics related to kindergarten and school in general, including how to register for kindergarten, kindergarten program options, riding the bus, and how to use the district’s Family Access student information system to stay updated on everything from grades to lunch accounts.

A reminder that children should be 5 years old by August 31, 2016 to be eligible to start kindergarten this fall. The event is geared for adults of incoming kindergartners in the Olympia School District. Childcare is not provided. Capital High School is located at 2707 Conger Ave. N.W. in Olympia.

Published: 2016-02-01

High school graduation rates reach record highs

The Olympia School District has a record high 89 percent of students who graduated on time in 2015 from among its two comprehensive high schools.

The graduation results are equally as impressive, district officials say, when looking at both Capital High and Olympia High schools individually.

A record high 91 percent of Capital High School students graduated on time (in four years) last spring. At Olympia High, 87 percent of students met the on-time requirement, according to initial graduation rate data compiled by the school district.

Read more about record-high graduation rates

Published: 2016-01-27

Emergency Snow Routes

Below is the 2015-16 snow bulletin for the Olympia School District, which includes specifics regarding emergency bus routes.

Published: 2015-11-23

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The OSDEF Presents HONK!

The Olympia School District Education Foundation presents HONK!, an ugly duckling story, featuring the Olympia School District Players.

Performances begin February 25 at 7 PM with all proceeds going to benefit students through the Olympia School District Education Foundation. All performances will take place at the Olympia High School Performing Arts Center.

Published: 2016-01-28

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Remember to Vote by February 9!

Ballots for the February 9, 2016 Special Election have been sent to registered voters and must be mailed or dropped off in postage-free ballot drop boxes by Election Day to be counted.

The Olympia School District has two measures on the February 9 Special Election ballot: a four-year Maintenance and Operations (M & O) replacement levy, which replaces one approved in 2012 that expires in 2016, and a $160.7 million school bond to address facility and safety improvements districtwide.

Read more about the two ballot measures

 

Published: 2016-01-28

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.

Instances of harrasment, intimidation or bullying may also be reported by completing the "HIB Incident Reporting Form" found here on the OSD website.  After completing this form it may be delivered in person, by fax, or email attachment to the school principal.

If you have questions, contact your school principal or the District Compliance Officer, Jeff Carpenter at (360) 596-8544.

Published: 2016-01-04