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First Day of School - Wednesday, September 5

kindergartener with family on first day of school

The first day of school for students during the 2018-19 school year is Wednesday, September 5. Kindergarten and Preschool begins on Monday, September 10.*

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.

*All grades at Lincoln Elementary begin on September 5.

Summer Office Hours 

Staff at the Knox Administrative building observe summer hours Monday, June 25 through Friday, August 24, 2018. Administrative offices are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during this time. Middle and high schools will re-open on August 13, and elementary schools will re-open on August 20. 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.
Kindergarten teacher and student


New Student Registration

Registration assistance will be available at school offices after they re-open following summer break. For more information about student registration before schools open, contact the school district's Student Information Systems office at 360-596-6150.


School Supply Lists

The 2018-19 elementary and middle school supply lists can be found here. If your school link is not included here, please check your school Web page for updates.

The Little Red Schoolhouse Project provides school supplies and clothing items for families in need within Thurston County.  Donations are being accepted between August 1-11 at several local establishments and the FREE distribution of supplies and clothing will take place on Thursday, August 16 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Komachin Middle School, 3650 College St. SE, Lacey, WA 98503.


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 a personal/religious exemption signed by a parent or legal guardian before entering school. For more  information about required immunizations please visit the Department of Health website. 

Thurston County Public Health & Social Services will host several Several Back-to-School Immunization Clinics in August and September. More information about the clinics can be found here.

Child Nutrition Services

The Olympia School District Child Nutrition Breakfast and Lunch programs have received a lot of high marks for our use of fresh fruits and vegetables and organic food offerings. Breakfast is available at selected schools and all district students may purchase a variety of hot lunch selections or fresh fruit and vegetables. We provide free and reduced-price meals for eligible students.

Please visit our Child Nutrition Services page for menus, payment information, nutritional guidance and more.


The Olympia School District Transportation Web Page can be used to look up bus stop and route information, find emergency schedule information, and other information related to transportation.


Every year, more than 4,800 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.