Take Our Budget Survey!

Each spring the Olympia School District plans and enacts its annual budget. One of our goals is to gather as much community feedback as possible. As part of that effort, we are pleased to offer an online survey to seek your opinion about where the District should concentrate its resources. The information you provide will be used to help the Superintendent and School Board build and implement the District’s 2014-15 school year budget. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey you will find an open-ended question where you can offer additional ideas and feedback. We invite you to take the survey at the link below. Thank you for helping us set spending priorities for your local school district!


Highly Capable Program Informational Meeting May 8

Do you have a student in the Program for Academically Talented Students (PATS) and/or a student currently enrolled in Kindergarten through 4th grade and want to more know about enhancements coming to the Olympia School District's Highly Capable program? We invite you to attend a meeting to learn more. 

WHO: Parents of students currently participating in the PATS pull-out program in grades 2, 3 and 4 AND/OR parents of students currently enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 4 who want to know more about the district's Highly Capable Program.

WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Knox Building (1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia 98501) in the board room on the ground floor.

WHAT: The purpose of this meeting is to provide an orientation for parents regarding the Olympia School District's Highly Capable 2014-15 service plan. Topics will include the student nomination/screening/selection procedure, elementary grade level service options, and review of the revisions to the state regulations regarding highly capable students.

No need to RSVP. Questions? Conctact Linda Heade at lheade@osd.wednet.edu

OSD News & Notes: April 18, 2014

In this week's News & Notes Olympia High School students excel at Econ Challenge, OSPI recognizes Washington Achievement Award winners, ORLA students amaze at Capital ESD Art Show...and much, much more!


Important Info for Soon-to-be Kindergarteners

It was great to welcome more than 300 folks to our Learn All About Kindergarten Day on Saturday, March 1. If you couldn't make it don't worry - you will find the information we presented at this linkKindergarten packets will be available at elementary schools March 10 and signups begin March 28. Welcome to the Olympia School District!


The Options Program at Lincoln School offers an alternative approach to elementary education that is a choice for students in the Lincoln Service Area and from the Olympia School District. The program provides a unified model for grades K-5 that respects how children learn and views learning as a collaborative effort of staff, students and parents.

The Options Program

  • The emotional and social growth of children and academic progress are equally valued and developed in an environment where differences and diversity are appreciated and respected.
  • Children stay with the same teacher in multi-age classrooms for two years or more to support their learning and strengthen family school relationships.
  • The curriculum is organized around concepts and themes rather than as a series of separate subjects. A variety of experiences acknowledging the many forms of intelligence encourage individual initiative and cooperative learning.
  • Multiple intelligences, cooperation, social justice and sustainability are taught and practiced.
  • Parents are vital to sustaining the Options Program and are involved in governance, as partners supporting learning in the classroom, enrichment activities, field trips, fund raising, and social events.
  • The Options classroom provides a developmentally-based curriculum that takes children from where they are "in total" and gives them opportunities and equipment to move forward at their own rates (in areas of their specific interest), enabling them to acquire life support skills (the basic education) in the process.

A Special Place

The Lincoln Garden, Native Garden, Chickens and Wetland are just a few of the many things that make Lincoln Options special.