Attendance Line Phone Number
Please call 360-596-6403 to leave messages if your child will be absent or tardy.
Options Community Council Website
There is more information about Lincoln Options and how families can support our students on our Options Community Council website, lincolnoptions.org.
A message from Superintendent Cvitanich
I have been asked by a number of community members how our district will respond to any new executive order from President Trump and accompanying court decisions regarding immigration status, and how these decisions may affect the students and families served by the Olympia School District. With more than twenty different languages spoken in our school district, and 200+ English language learners, we are mindful of our responsibilities to the students and families we serve. We also know students work best in an atmosphere that is perceived as safe and supportive. As such, I have shared with staff the importance of our district's role in creating a safe and positive work environment for all students. All means all.
Learn about elementary school choice programs
Will you have a student in grades K-5 in the 2017-18 school year? If so, are you interested in learning more about our optional programs? We invite you to attend one of our Elementary School Choice Program nights:
- Lincoln Options (213 21st Avenue SE) - Wednesday, February 22 from 6-8 p.m.
- ORLA (2400 15th Avenue SE) - Wednesday, March 1 from 6-8 p.m.
- Lincoln Options (213 21st Avenue SE) - Thursday, March 2 from 6-8 p.m.
- Hansen ES (1919 Road Sixty-Five NW) - Thursday, March 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- Hansen ES (1919 Road Sixty-Five NW) - Tuesday, March 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
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.