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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

    Thurston County Health Department Announcement

    The Olympia School District notified families on Friday that the Health Department is monitoring an individual who has two children in our school district. For updated information from the Thurston County Health Department please follow this link.

    Published: 2014-10-24

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    It's Conference Week!

    It's Conference Week for grades Kindergarten through 8. From Tuesday through Friday our schools will have half days as teachers meet with their students' parents. For information about the schedule click below and scroll to your school. 

    Published: 2014-10-20

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    OSD Flu Shot Clinics

    The Olympia School District is committed to helping keep our students, staff, parents and our community healthy throughout the entire flu season. That’s why we have partnered with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to provide “flu shot clinics” for our district.  Please note that students under the age of 18 will need a Patient Consent Form signed by a parent or guardian. Patient Consent Forms will be available at the clinic site or you can find them below in PDF form.

    We will hold our second and final flu shot clinic at Capital High School on Monday, October 27 from 3-7 p.m.  For more information and forms, click the link below. 

    Published: 2014-10-02

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    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. 

    Published: 2014-10-24

    Kindergarten and First Grade Highly Capable Update

    The Olympia School District will accept referrals for Kindergarten and First Grade students for highly-capable identification from October 15 - 31. Kindergarten and First Grade parents are invited to attend an Information Night on Wednesday, October 15 to learn more. The meeting runs from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Knox Administrative Center Board Room (1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia 98501).

    Published: 2014-10-01

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    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. 

    Published: 2014-09-17

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    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!

    Published: 2014-08-15

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    No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Letters

    Read below for details regarding the recent NCLB letters distributed to parents. NEW! The Olympia School District has extended the deadline for low-income Garfield and LP Brown families to sign up for tutoring services. The new deadline is Friday, Oct. 24.

    Please Note: Only Garfield and LP Brown students are eligible for SES Tutoring Services as determined by NCLB.

    Published: 2014-08-14

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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