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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

    Draft of 2015-16 School Calendar

    Here is a draft of the 2015-16 school year calendar. Winter Break, spring break and all other holidays are final, while remaining details are subject to change.  Status will be updated once the calendar has been finalized. School starts Sept. 9!

    Published: 2015-03-17

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    Kindergarten Registration Materials Now Available

    School specific registration information and materials for the 2015-16 school year are now available.  Please visit our Kindergarten Registration page for all the specific details you need to prep for the upcoming school year. Registration packets will soon be available at the front office of your home elementary school.

    Published: 2015-03-13

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    Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment

    Would you like to know more about the Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment that many of our students will take this spring? Click on the link below for a host of resources, including a link to sample tests you can use to help your student get prepared. 

    Published: 2015-03-12

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    Late Start Survey Results

    Recently we asked parents and OSD staff how our current schedule of late starts for teacher professional development was working for them. The results are in; you'll find them at the link below. This is something the district will continue to discuss as we develop the schedule for the upcoming year. 

    Published: 2015-03-03

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    Parents: How to Manage Your District Phone Calls

    You may now manage how and where you receive phone calls and other notifications from the school and school district. Click below for more details.

    Published: 2015-02-03

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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: 2015-01-07

    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