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First Day of School: 2022-23

Wednesday, September 7


students riding bikes downtownThe first day of school for students during the 2022-23 school year is Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Kindergarten and Preschool begin on Monday, September 12, 2022.

The first day of school can be both exciting and stressful. We have put together a few resources that will make it easier for our students and parents to get the school year off to a great start!  

Below you will find links to resources like school supplies, bus routes, new student registration and more.


2022-23 School Year Calendar

The one-page 2022-23 school year calendar is available to download and print from the district website.


New Student Enrollment

Enrollment assistance will be available at school offices after they re-open following summer break. For more information about enrollment, please visit our Student Enrollment page.

Administrative Office Hours 

The Knox 111 Administrative Center located at 111 Bethel St. N.E. in Olympia is open to the public:

  • Through Friday, July 1, 2022: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • July 5-29, 2022: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday (closed to the public on Fridays except by appointment only)
  • Starting August 1, 2022: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday


Middle and high school offices will re-open on August 16, and elementary school offices will re-open on August 22. Please check individual school websites for their operating hours and additional information.


School Hours

View the school hours page for special programs and regular operation hours.  The Olympia School District offers full-day kindergarten. All kindergarten classes follow the same schedule as their respective schools.


School Supply Lists

students celebrating during Battle of the BooksThe 2022-23 elementary and middle school supply lists will be posted during the summer and included on each school's supply list page. If your school link is not included here, please check your school webpage for updates.


The Olympia School District Education Foundation makes possible the "Principal's Emergency Checkbook Fund" at each of our schools. Please contact the school directly if you need assistance accessing school supplies for your child.



Washington State Immunization Law requires all students attending public schools (preschool - 12th grade) to provide proof of immunization, a medical exemption signed by a physician, or an exemption signed by a parent or legal guardian before entering school. For more information about required immunizations please visit the Department of Health website.


View a list of required immunizations for school children. 

Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps will host several back-to-school immunization clinics in August and September.  


Virtual Academy of Olympia

The Virtual Academy of Olympia will enroll students for the second school year in 2022-23. Visit the VAO webpage for more details and enrollment information.


Child Nutrition Services

Please visit our Child Nutrition Services page for menus, payment information, free and reduced lunch applications, nutritional guidance, and more. Free and reduced lunch applications for 2022-23 will be mailed to every household in August 2022. Online applications through Family Access will also be made available by the end of August. Check back for updated income guidelines and applications this summer!


The Olympia School District Transportation Webpage can be used to look up bus stop and route information, find emergency schedule information, and other information related to transportation. Families needing to complete a transportation request form should do so on the website. 


If your student plans to ride the bus to and from school in the 2022-23 school year, please register each student using this online registration form.



Every year, nearly 5,000 people choose to volunteer in Olympia Schools. Each year volunteers must complete an ONLINE Volunteer Application or a Paper Volunteer Application.  In addition to the application itself, two additional forms require signature and submission; the "Confidentiality Statement for Volunteers" and the "Code of Conduct for Volunteers." Once your paperwork has been received and a background check is completed, you will be contacted.

For more information about volunteering at the Olympia School District visit our Volunteer Page.