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First Day of School: 2021-22

Wednesday, September 8


Centennial EZSThe first day of school for students during the 2021-22 school year is Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Kindergarten and Preschool begins on Monday, September 13, 2021.

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.


2021-22 School Year Calendar

The one-page 2021-22 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 Office is open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The administrative office is located at 111 Bethel St. N.E., Olympia, 98506.   

Middle and high school offices will re-open on August 16, and elementary school offices will re-open on August 23. 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

Lincoln ESThe 2021-22 elementary and middle school supply lists can be found here. 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. 

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


Virtual Academy of Olympia

Are you interested in enrolling your student in the new Virtual Academy of Olympia (VAO)? Have you reached out to your child’s school, teacher, the district office, or even tuned in to watch a school board meeting via Zoom to try and learn more? Visit the VAO webpage for more details and enrollment information.


Child Nutrition Services

The Olympia School District will continue to offer free meals to all children through the 2021-22 school year as part of an extension of a federal program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Schools throughout the country can provide children with continued access to free meals through June 30, 2022, regardless of families’ ability to pay. The continuation of the program, which was first implemented at the beginning of the pandemic, is part of the federal government’s plan to reopen schools safely.

Families are still encouraged to complete an application for free or reduced lunches, as eligibility for free or reduced lunches could possibly lead to future benefits.

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


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.


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.