District News

Spotlight on Success - November 2022

In our most recent edition of Spotlight on Success; Salmon studies for Lincoln ES students at Kennedy Creek, Thanksgiving and Winter Break schedule, Capital HS welcomes visiting Japanese students, Transitional Kindergarten Pilot launches in January, OSD Transportation earns another perfect score...and much more!
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Guaranteed Admissions Program Now Available

Olympia School District has partnered with the Guaranteed Admissions Program (GAP) and two private universities which provide increased opportunities to attend college. For the GAP program, juniors will receive information, and seniors who qualify will receive guaranteed admission letters for up to seven Washington state colleges and universities. ​ In order for colleges to send acceptance letters, students must give permission to release student information for the purpose of higher education through Skyward Family Access.
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Thanksgiving and Winter Break schedule

All Olympia School District schools and the Knox 111 Administrative Center will be closed to the public during Thanksgiving and Winter breaks.
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New OSD Transitional Kindergarten program

Starting in January 2023, Olympia School District will offer a free full-day Transitional Kindergarten program. This new pilot program is designed to meet the needs of children who are going to kindergarten in Fall 2023, face barriers to kindergarten readiness, and are not enrolled in a regular early childhood program. Spaces are limited, so sign up now! Questions? Want to enroll your child? Call the Student Support Department at (360) 596-7539 or email [email protected]
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Stay informed by attending school board meetings

The Olympia School Board invites students, staff, families and community members to stay informed about school district programs and initiatives by attending school board meetings in person or on Zoom. ​ Regularly-scheduled school board meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held in person at the Knox 111 Administrative Center Boardroom, 111 Bethel Street N.E., Olympia, WA 98506. Participants are also welcome to join the meetings on Zoom.
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Board appoints Talauna Reed to District 2 position

The Olympia School Board unanimously agreed to appoint Talauna Reed to fill the District 2 board director position vacated by Justin McKaughan, who resigned effective August 31, 2022. ​ Reed participated in her first board meeting after being sworn into office at the October 27, 2022 Olympia School Board meeting. She will serve a one-year term through December 2023.
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Snow Letter 2022-23

Every year, inevitably, snow or severe weather conditions lead to a delay in start times or the closure of our school buildings. We want to keep you updated about those decisions.
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Flu & COVID-19 vaccines recommended this fall

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is urging the public to get an influenza (flu) vaccine in addition to a COVID-19 booster this fall to keep themselves and others safe and out of the hospital.
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Bus Drivers Needed, Apply Today!

We are looking to hire multiple full (and part-time) Bus Drivers to join the Olympia School District team. Follow the link below for a full description of one of the available openings with details on how to apply. ​ For any additional information please contact Tommy Gallegos, OSD Driver Trainer at (360) 596-7702 or (360) 999-0067. We hope you want to join our team!
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