OSD News & Notes: November 6, 2015

In this week's News & Notes Washington MS students open discussion on stereotypes, Capital HS Career & Tech Ed programs attend Pierce County Career Day, ORLA team volunteers at Family Support Center of South Sound...and much, much more!

Published: 2015-11-25


Emergency Snow Routes

Below is the 2015-16 snow bulletin for the Olympia School District, which includes specifics regarding emergency bus routes.

Published: 2015-11-23


Upgrades to District Voicemail System

On November 19, the school district switched over to a new voicemail system. During the switch, there is a brief period of time that any calls left at our district schools/offices may not have been received. If you called and left a voicemail message with any of our schools or district buildings between the time offices closed (after 3:30 p.m.) and 7 p.m. on Thursday November 19, and you haven’t received a return call, please call again.

Sorry for the inconvenience. We appreciate your understanding and continued support of our students.

Published: 2015-11-20

Safe Schools Alert

Safety is our top priority.  SafeSchools Alert is a reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit concerns to our administration in four different ways; phone, text, email or via the web.  Anyone may easily report on bullying, harassment, alcohol/other drugs, vandalism or safety concerns through the SafeSchools Alert process.  Tips may be submitted anonymously.

Instances of harrasment, intimidation or bullying may also be reported by completing the "HIB Incident Reporting Form" found here on the OSD website.  After completing this form it may be delivered in person, by fax, or email attachment to the school principal.

If you have questions, contact your school principal or the District Compliance Officer, Jeff Carpenter at (360) 596-8544.

Published: 2015-09-29


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.