Flags at half-staff in memory of former Gov. Mike Lowry
Flags have been lowered to half-staff today through May 30 at all Olympia School District schools and support facilities in memory of former Gov. Mike Lowry, who passed away on May 1.
Gov. Inslee has directed that Washington state and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff and remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on May 30. Memorial services for the former governor will be held at 10:30 a.m. on May 30 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Renton.
Entertainment Explosion and superintendent honored
Congratulations to "Entertainment Explosion" for receiving this year's Community Leadership Award during the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) 2017 Region 113 awards banquet.
Superintendent Dick Cvitanich nominated the group for the honor and shared during the May 24 awards presentation about the members' efforts for more than a decade on behalf of students throughout the region.
Cvitanich was also honored during the awards banquet. Olympia School Board Vice President Frank Wilson surprised the superintendent by recognizing him with a special honor for educators who are retiring this year.
Register for summer school
Summer School registration is now available! Classes begin on Monday, July 3 and run through August 3. School will be in session Monday through Thursday mornings and is for Middle and High School students only.
The summer school program will be held at Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA). Please click on the "read more" link below for additional information and registration forms.
2017-18 bell schedules now available
District launches message line for Spanish-speaking families
El distrito ha lanzado una línea de mensajes en español para las familias que hablan español
El distrito ha iniciado una nueva línea de mensajes telefónicos para familias que hablan español que tienen preguntas sobre el Distrito Escolar de Olympia. Esta línea de mensajes está diseñada para ayudar a las familias a obtener respuestas a preguntas desde cómo inscribirse en la escuela, cómo ser voluntario, cómo localizar rutas de autobús o menús de almuerzo diario.
Una maestra del Distrito Escolar de Olympia que habla español con fluidez monitorea los mensajes y respondera a las familias con respuestas a sus preguntas. La línea de mensajes está abierta las 24 horas del día, los siete días de la semana durante todo el año al (360) 596-7569.
Free sports physical examinations
To participate in Olympia School District athletic programs all students must provide documentation of a current sports physical. To assist all students in meeting this requirement the Olympia School District, in cooperation with Capital Medical Center and local healthcare providers, is offering free sports physical examinations on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Capital High School gym from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
2017-18 school year calendar
We are pleased to announce that the Olympia School District Board of Directors has approved the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. This calendar includes only district-wide holidays and events. School-specific events are not included so be sure to check school websites/calendars for specific school-related events and activities.
Community is invited to farewell gathering for Superintendent
The community is invited to drop by the Knox Administrative Center Board Room between 4 and 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, to bid farewell to Superintendent Dick Cvitanich. After five years in Olympia, he will retire at the end of June.
This farewell is a casual drop-in format with no program, so feel free to stop by anytime to wish him well. Light refreshments will be served.
The Knox Administrative Center is at 1113 Legion Way S.E., Olympia.
District is hiring school bus drivers
The Olympia School District is hiring school bus drivers for the important job of transporting students to and from school. This is an ideal job for retirees, stay-at-home parents or anyone needing a flexible schedule. No experience is necessary, and training is provided at no cost by the OSD Transportation Department.
Bus drivers enjoy summers, school breaks, holidays and weekends off. Hours are flexible with morning and/or afternoon shifts available. Starting pay is $17.40 per hour under Teamsters Local #252. For more information, contact the OSD Transportation Department at (360) 596-7700.
The next bus driver training class begins on July 5, 2017.
Superintendent Cvitanich wins 2017 Crystal Apple Award
Congratulations to Superintendent Cvitanich on being recognized by the Washington School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) as the 2017 Crystal Apple Award winner!
OSD Math Placement Guidelines
The Olympia School District aims for all students to be successful in math. Our goal is that each child is placed in the math course that is most appropriate for their learning needs as they move through their middle school and high school years.
Apply for College Bound Scholarships
The College Bound Scholarship is here! The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of financial aid to eligible students in the seventh and eighth grade whose families might not be considering college because of its cost. Students sign a pledge in the seventh or eighth grade to be good citizens (not be convicted of a felony), graduate high school (with a 2.0 GPA or higher) and apply and gain admission to an eligible college. If families meet the income requirements and the students fulfill the pledge, then the scholarship will be combined with other state financial aid (at comparable public colleges), some fees, and a small book allowance.
To view and complete the application, visit the College Bound Scholarship website. Informational fliers are also available at your local middle school office.