Announcements Archive (2019-20)

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Board of Directors meets August 5
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019, in the Board Room at the Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia 98501. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend.
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Register to vote for November General Election
Thurston County residents may register to vote online, by mail or in-person at the Thurston County Auditor’s Office for the November 5, 2019 General Election. There are three Olympia School Board seats on this election ballot.
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Flags lowered to half-staff September 11
Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agencies, including schools and support buildings, be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, for national Patriot Day, the annual memorial to the victims of the 2001 tragedy. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on September 11, 2019.
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Flags lowered to half-staff October 6
Acting Governor Habib directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agencies, including schools and support buildings, be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, October 6, 2019, in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Flags may be lowered to half-staff at the close of business on Friday, October 4, 2019 and should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on October 6, 2019 or first thing Monday morning, October 7, 2019.
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OSD holds public hearing on October 14
The Olympia School District will hold a public hearing at 6:15 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2019 in the board room at Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. NE, Olympia 98506, to receive public comments regarding the consideration to adopt the 2020-2025 Olympia School District's Capital Facilities Plan.
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School board meets October 28
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Meeting Room at Capital High School at 2707 Conger Avenue NW, Olympia 98502. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend.
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School Schedule Changes Survey
Take School Schedule Changes Survey
School Schedule Changes Survey Go directly to the SURVEY in English, Spanish or Vietnamese or read below for more information. The deadline to complete the survey is 5 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019. Please complete the survey only one time per person.
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Winter Break schedule
All Olympia School District schools will be closed for Winter Break from Monday, December 23, 2019 through Friday, January 3, 2020. Classes resume on Monday, January 6. During Winter Break, the district administrative offices will be open December 27. They will also be open January 2-3. Otherwise the Knox 111 building will be closed until Monday, January 6.
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Citizens Advisory Committee meets November 19
The Olympia School District's Citizens Advisory Committee studying the school year calendar and school start times will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at the Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. N.E., Olympia 98506.
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Flags lowered to half-staff December 7
Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities, including schools and support buildings, be lowered to half-staff Saturday, December 7, 2019, for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The Governor’s Office has no objection to agencies lowering the flags at the close of business on Friday, December 6, 2019. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Saturday, December 7, or first thing Monday morning, December 9.
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2-hour late start Tuesday, Jan. 14
Due to icy roads, all Olympia School District schools will start two hours late today, Tuesday, January 14. Buses will also pick up children two hours late this morning and will run on snow routes. There is no out-of-district transportation.
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School board meets January 27
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020. The meeting will be held in the Cafeteria at Hansen Elementary School, 1919 Rd 65 NW, Olympia, WA 98502. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend.
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Skyward maintenance scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 11
Skyward, including Skyward Family Access, is scheduled for maintenance Tuesday, February 11. Skyward will be unavailable from 6-9 p.m.
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Pioneer ES to celebrate 50th anniversary
Pioneer Elementary is celebrating 50 years of education. Pioneer's doors first opened September 1969 and 50 years later the school is still going strong. Pioneer ES is having an Open House to mark this milestone, Thursday, February 27th 6-8 p.m. All current and former staff and students, as well as the community, are welcome.
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School board meets March 9
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. NE, Olympia, WA 98506. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend.
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School board holds March 23 meeting online
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020.
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School board hosts March 30 online meeting
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a Work Session at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020. COVID-19 District updates will be provided related to: Technology; Basic Services (Food Service, Childcare, etc.); and Academic Program Revisions.
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Board Work Session on May 4 online
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a Work Session at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020. Recruiting and Retaining Educators of Color and Art, Music, and PE Program Updates will be presented.
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School board hosts May 11 online meeting
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020. In light of the COVID-19 situation and social distancing, the Board will be conducting the meeting online using Zoom video/phone conferencing.
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Flags lowered to half-staff for Memorial Day
Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agencies, including schools and support buildings, be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 25, 2020, in recognition of Memorial Day.
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Notice of OSD Event Requiring Board Attendance
The Olympia District will be hosting an Ice Cream Social Event via Zoom on Thursday, May 28, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Three (3) or more School Board Members will be in attendance. No Board action will be conducted during this event.
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School board hosts June 8 online meeting
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2020. In light of the COVID-19 situation and social distancing, the Board will be conducting the meeting online using Zoom video/phone conferencing.
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School board meets June 22 online
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020.
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OSD Board Zoom Retreat: July 18, 2020
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a Board Retreat from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020 via a Zoom Meeting. In light of the COVID-19 situation and social distancing, the Board will be conducting the meeting online using Zoom video/phone conferencing.
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Online Board Meeting: July 20, 2020
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020. In light of the COVID-19 situation and social distancing, the Board will be conducting the meeting online using Zoom video/phone conferencing.
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Special Online Board Meeting: August 3, 2020
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020. The district's Fall Reopening Plan will be presented for Board approval. In light of the COVID-19 situation and social distancing, the Board will be conducting the meeting online using Zoom video/phone conferencing.
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Flags lowered to half-staff August 4 and 5
Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that Washington state and United States flags at all state agencies, including schools and support buildings, be lowered to half-staff August 4 and 5 in memory of two law enforcement officers.
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School board meets August 10 online
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020 online via Zoom video/phone conferencing.
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School Board meets August 24 online
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020. In light of the COVID-19 situation and social distancing, the Board will be conducting the meeting online using Zoom video/phone conferencing.
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Summer office hours
The Knox Administrative Center's summer office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our doors will be locked for the day at 3 p.m. on the days we are open. If you wish to enter the building after 3 p.m., please call (360) 596-6100. The building is located at 111 Bethel St. Olympia. This summer office schedule begins Monday, June 24, 2019 and ends Friday, August 23, 2019.
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Citizens Advisory Committee meets August 14
The Olympia School District's Citizens Advisory Committee studying the school year calendar and school start times, will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, in Room 303 at the Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia 98501. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome.
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Board retreat held August 18
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a board retreat from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2019. The retreat will be held at the Harbor House, 325 Columbia St. NW, Olympia 98501. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend.
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Board of Directors meets September 9
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia 98501. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend.
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School Board meets September 30
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a Special Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2019, in Room 202 at the Knox 111, 111 Bethel Street NE, Olympia 98506. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome.
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Citizens Advisory Committee meets October 15
The Olympia School District's Citizens Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, in Room 202AB at the Knox 111 Administrative Center. The Administrative Center is located at 111 Bethel St. N.E.; Olympia. 98506. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome.
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Flags lowered to half-staff October 17
Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation, Acting Gov. Habib hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff immediately, in memory of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, of Maryland, who passed from complications concerning long-standing health challenges. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Friday, October 18, 2019.
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Citizens Advisory Committee meets November 14
The Olympia School District's Citizens Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019, in Room 270 at Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. NE, Olympia 98506.
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Flags lowered to half-staff November 20
Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Michael Knapp, Interim Police Chief for Lynden, Washington, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities, including schools and support buildings, be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Interim Police Chief Knapp, 79, passed away on November 6, 2019, from injuries sustained when he was struck by a truck. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.
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School board meets November 25
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Gymnasium at Lincoln Options Elementary School at 213 21st Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend.
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School board meets December 16
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel Street NE, Olympia 98506. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend.
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Flags lowered to half-staff December 30
Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Pierce County Deputy Cooper Dyson, 25, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities, including schools and support buildings, be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Monday, December 30, 2019.
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Thurston County Auditor's Office holds art contest
In celebration of Temperance and Good Citizenship Day, the Thurston County Auditor's Office invites students to visualize the power they have to change the world by taking part in the first annual 2020 demARTracy Art Contest. A winner and two runners up will be chosen from four age groups for both 2D and video categories: grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12, undergrad students.
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School board meets January 13
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel Street NE, Olympia 98506. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend.
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Board work session held January 30
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a work session on the School Improvement Plan (SIP) at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. NE; Olympia, WA 98506. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend.
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Board work session set on February 3
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a work session to hear schools present about their School Improvement Plans at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020.
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Citizens Advisory Committee meets February 10
The Olympia School District's Citizens Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020, the Room 270 at Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. NE, Olympia 98506.
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WA State Patrol to hold training on February 18
The Washington State Patrol will conduct an active shooter and reality-based training exercise on Tuesday, February 18, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the old John Rogers School building. This is a routine in-service training for Washington State Patrol. The building, used for district storage, will be closed with signs posted around the property notifying people that the training is underway. Neighbors and motorists passing by may notice some State Patrol vehicles parked at the building, located at 2001 26th Ave. N.E. in Olympia.
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WA State Patrol to hold training March 3
The Washington State Patrol will conduct an active shooter and reality-based training exercise on Tuesday, March 3, from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the old John Rogers School building. This is a routine in-service training for Washington State Patrol. The building, used for district storage, will be closed with signs posted around the property notifying people that the training is underway.
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School Board hosts April 13 online meeting
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a Work Session at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020. Legislative Updates and the 1st Reading of the District's Education Reduction plan will be presented. In light of the COVID-19 situation and social distancing, the Board will be conducting the meeting online using Zoom video/phone conferencing.
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School board hosts April 20 online meeting
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020.
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No School May 22 (snow make-up day)
The Snow make-up day on the district calendar for May 22 is a non-school day for students. There will be NO SCHOOL on May 22. It was only set to be a school day should there be a weather-related school cancellation prior to that date.
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Regular Board Meeting: May 26 (online via Zoom)
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. In light of the COVID-19 situation and social distancing, the Board will be conducting the meeting online using Zoom video/phone conferencing.
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School board hosts June 8 online public hearing
The Olympia School District Board of Directors has scheduled the following public hearings on Monday, June 8, 2020 to receive public comments regarding the following items below. The hearing is open to the public. Property Purchase 5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 2020-2021SY Budget 6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. In light of the COVID-19 situation and social distancing, the hearing will be conducted online using Zoom video/phone conferencing.
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Board holds June 15 online work session
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a Work Session at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2020. Disability and Language Access Policies, Transgender Student Policy Review, and the Academic Fall Contingency Plan will be presented.
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SWAT training at John Rogers
The Washington State Patrol has been approved to use the John Rogers facility this Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9 from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Training. ​ For those who live in the area, or drive by, you will notice a visible presence at this location.
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Flags lowered to half-staff
Gov. Jay Inslee directs that Washington state and United States flags at all state agencies, including schools and support buildings, be lowered to half-staff in memory of Representative John Lewis, of Georgia.
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Board meeting and public hearing held August 19
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia 98501. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend. Before the regular meeting, at 6:15 p.m., a public hearing will be held to provide an opportunity for testimony on the 2018-2019 School Year Budget Extension for Associated Student Body Fund and Debts Services Fund.
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School board meets September 23
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019. The meeting will be held at Madison Elementary School, 1225 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend. Note: The community is invited to meet and connect informally with school board members between 6 and 6:30 p.m. prior to the start of the regular board meeting. Light refreshments will be provided.
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Citizens Advisory Committee meets October 9
The Olympia School District's Citizens Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, in Room 202AB at Knox 111; 111 Bethel St. NE; Olympia 98506. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome.
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Flags lowered to half-staff October 24
Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Christian Johnson, Assistant Fire Chief for Okanogan County Fire District #3, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities, including schools and support buildings, be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Assistant Fire Chief Johnson, 55, passed away on October 2, 2019, from injuries sustained in the Spring Coulee Fire, south of Okanogan. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Thursday, October 24, 2019.
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School board meets November 12
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel Street NE, Olympia 98506. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend.
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OSD Board Retreat January 5
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a board retreat from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2020. The retreat will be held at GRuB (Garden-Raised Bounty) located at 2016 Elliott Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98502. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend.
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Joint Board of Directors meeting February 10
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a joint board meeting with the Olympia City Council at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. NE, Olympia, 98506.
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Citizens Advisory Committee meets March 4
The Olympia School District's Citizens Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Room 270 at Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. NE, Olympia 98506.
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Public hearing on February 24
The Olympia School District Board of Directors has scheduled a public hearing for 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2020 in the Library at Jefferson Middle School at 2200 Conger Ave. NW, Olympia, 98502 to receive public comments regarding the approval of a potential inter-fund loan from Capital Projects Fund to the General Fund for the 2019-2020 school year, and for the adoption and approval of a budget extension for the General Fund 2019-2020 School Year. This hearing is open to the public and the community is welcome to attend.
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Board Work Session on March 2
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a work session on Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. NE, Olympia, WA 98506. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend.
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Fall 2020 School Reopening Plans
Planning is underway to address the question on many people’s minds: What will fall 2020 look like in our schools?
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Flags lowered to half-staff August 5-8
Pursuant to a Presidential Proclamation, Acting Gov. Cyrus Habib has directed that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities, including schools and support buildings, be lowered to half-staff immediately, in memory of the victims of the tragedy in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
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Learn more about registering your child for school
For those of you who are new, welcome to our school district! If you have questions about where to register your child for school or what you need to bring to register, we have that info for you on our Student Registration page.
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School board meets October 14
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Knox 111, 111 Bethel Street NE, Olympia 98501. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend.
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Remember to vote in the Nov. 5 General Election
Ballots for the November 5, 2019 General Election have been sent to registered voters and must be mailed or dropped off in postage-free ballot drop boxes by Election Day to be counted. Ballot drop boxes are open 24 hours a day during elections and will continue to accept ballots until 8 p.m. on Election Day. For a list of drop box locations in the Olympia School District, visit the Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections Division website.
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Citizens Advisory Committee meets October 29
The Olympia School District's Citizens Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, in Room 202 at Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. NE, Olympia, WA 98506. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome.
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Community invited to festive holiday concerts
Come enjoy holiday concerts throughout the Olympia School District. Whether it's band, orchestra or choir, you'll be treated to a wonderful variety of music by our students.
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Authors sought for levy election statements
The Olympia School District is seeking persons interested in helping write a Voters’ Pamphlet statement supporting or opposing the OSD Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy measure that will appear on the February 11, 2020 Special Election ballot.
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School board meets February 24
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020. The meeting will be held in the library at Jefferson Middle School located at 2200 Conger Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98502. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome to attend.
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Skyward release this weekend
This is a reminder of the Skyward DF126 Release this weekend. This does not apply to Qmlativ Districts. RDS/WESPaC, Web Access and EA+ will be down on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 12:01 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Please remind your staff of the scheduled time for the major release and that the system will be unavailable. Thank you!
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Class of 2020 Resources
We know seniors are concerned about graduation and how to meet requirements. We are working closely with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and State Board of Education to provide reasonable pathways for our senior class, and our goal is to graduate every senior student.
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Board hosts April 20 public hearing online
The Olympia School District Board of Directors has scheduled a public hearing from 5:45 - 6 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020 to receive public comments regarding the approval of Resolution No. 606 - ASB Budget Extension for 2019- 2020 School Year.
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Share Memories of Gordon Chamberlain
On behalf of the family, Marla Williams, sister-in-law of longtime OSD educator Gordon Chamberlain who passed away on May 2, will be producing a documentary tribute to Gordon. She requests that anyone who is interested share their photos and their memories to help as she makes a short film about Gordon.
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Message from Superintendent and School Board
The following is a message from Superintendent Patrick Murphy and the Olympia School Board.
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2017-18 Annual Report
We are pleased to share our 2017-18 Annual Report, featuring highlights of the past year from throughout the Olympia School District!
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Citizens Advisory Committee meets November 7
The Olympia School District's Citizens Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019, in Room 202 at the Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. NE, Olympia 98506. This is an open public meeting and the community is welcome.
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Preparing for inclement weather
The winter season is upon us. Inclement weather may result in changes to the regular operations of our district and schools. The Olympia School District uses a variety of notification systems to reach out to staff and families in the event of inclement weather.
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Dedication at McLane Elementary School
Dedications celebrate remodeled elementary schools
Hundreds of students, staff, families and community members gathered in January to celebrate the opening of the newly remodeled Centennial, McLane and Roosevelt elementary schools. Dedication events at each school featured highlights including a ceremonial ribbon cutting, self-guided tours of new learning spaces, and speeches celebrating each school’s past, present and future.
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OSD Night at the Rainiers 2019
OSD Night at the Rainiers: Canceled
We are disappointed to announce that for all the obvious COVID-19 related reasons we are canceling our annual 'OSD Night at the Tacoma Rainiers' scheduled for June 1, 2020. Any individuals who purchased tickets to this game, using the link which we shared out, have been refunded and an email notification has been sent. There should not be anything further which you need to do.
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Last day of school
The district plans to apply this month for a waiver from the state, which would result in the last day of school being June 19, 2020. The district is expecting this waiver to be granted, and will notify the community when the June 19 date is confirmed.
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Schedule Chromebook pickup
Do you have a student who will be enrolled in the Olympia School District next year, but doesn't have an OSD issued Chromebook? Please schedule a time to get one from our Technology Department.
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Now hiring 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.
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Supplemental Learning Resources
For now, to support families during this challenging time amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, we have compiled a menu of resources for students and families to access at home during the time schools are closed in Olympia. We have intentionally provided a variety of options, many of which do not require screen time once accessed. This list will expand in the coming weeks.
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Information about new coronavirus
The Olympia School District continues to monitor and communicate with local and state health officials regarding the new coronavirus, which causes a disease known as COVID-19, and will continue to follow their professional guidance. To assist families, we have compiled and posted on this webpage a list of district and community resources, as well as copies of all district communications to families related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2018-19 Annual Report available on website
Every year the Olympia School District publishes an Annual Report to share with the community many of the student, staff and school successes during the previous year. The 2018-19 Annual Report posted on the school district website also features demographic and financial information, building improvement updates and links to school improvement plans and school performance reports. We encourage you to read the report and join us as we celebrate many of the moments that made the 2018-19 school so memorable!
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