District News

Bus route information

As the district transitions to more in-person hybrid learning, now is a good time for parents and guardians to review bus route information.
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COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Providing a safe learning environment is our number one priority. The Olympia School District is working closely with the Thurston County Department of Health and monitoring reports of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The OSD also follows the Washington State Department of Health Decision Tree in our response.
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Countdown to Kindergarten: March 6, 2021

The Olympia School District will hold its annual “Countdown to Kindergarten” informational event starting at 10:30 a.m. on March 6, 2021, via Zoom. If you know of neighbors or friends who have a child entering kindergarten in the fall and live within the Olympia School District, please share this information with them and encourage them to attend.
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Update on Hybrid In-Person Learning

In-person hybrid learning will expand to include grades one and two starting on Monday, February 22, 2021.
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OSD Optional Elementary Programs

The Olympia School District optional elementary programs at Lincoln Options, Hansen Alternative Program (HAP), and ORLA Montessori are excited to move forward with enrollment and lottery information.
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2020-21 snow bulletin

Every year, inevitably, snow or severe weather conditions lead to a delay in start times or the closure of our school buildings. This year, with some of our students learning remotely and others learning in a hybrid model, we have modified plans for school schedule changes.
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Message from the Superintendent

It seems like each week over the last year has been more momentous than the last. But, I would say that this week, Feb 1-5, 2021 has been one of special significance in the Olympia School District. Today marks the final day of “Black Lives Matter at School Week” -- a week that has been proclaimed by our school board the past three years, and has been recognized by educators across the country during the first week of February, which is also Black History Month. And in this same week, based on the recommendation of our health officials, for the first time in nearly a year, we welcomed many preschoolers and kindergartners into our school buildings as the first step in our roll-out of in-person hybrid learning for all students.
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Spotlight on Success: January 2021

In our most recent edition of Spotlight on Success; Olympia High School wins AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award, School Board proclaims Feb. 1-5 Black Lives Matter at School Week, Meet Don Westfall, Distinguished Grad from Capital HS, Class of 1978, Teaching Through COVID Video Series, Countdown to Kindergarten set for March 6, 2021 and much more!
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New state guidance on high school athletics

New state guidelines have been announced regarding high school athletics and an upgrade of our region to Phase 2 of the Governor’s Healthy Roadmap to Recovery. Based on Department of Health guidance, Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Healthy Washington Sport and Activity Guidelines, and WIAA Return to Play Guidelines, the Olympia School District plans to start WIAA Modified Season 1 sports on Monday, February 1, 2021.
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