District News

Community child care options

Looking for child care for your school-age child? There are a variety of options in Olympia and the surrounding area, including offerings for low-income families.
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Superintendent Message: Fall 2020 School Reopening

Thurston County Public Health and Social Services announced today that based on current levels of COVID-19 in our community, it does not recommend school districts open for in-person learning this September. As a result, we will begin school on September 9 in a full-time distance learning model.
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CHS teacher Carol McKay wins national award

Capital High School math teacher Carol McKay has been recognized nationally with the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). ​ McKay is one of only two award winners statewide selected from a field of five finalists named last fall. She represents Washington state as the math award winner, while a Lynwood middle school teacher is the science honoree. Nationwide, there are 107 winners honored this year. ​ The veteran educator is also the second Olympia School District teacher to win the national honor in the past five years. Reeves Middle School teacher Jana Dean received the award in the 2016-17 school year.
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Summer athletes abide by 10-person gathering rule

Students and coaches who use OSD fields and/or indoor athletic facilities as part of the voluntary summer sports program will meet in groups no larger than 10 people to comply with Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent update to Phase 3 social gatherings.
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Access to John Rogers property restricted Aug. 1

Beginning August 1, 2020 a temporary fence will be installed and access limited to the former John Rogers Elementary School property as workers prepare the building for demolition. ​ Voters authorized the demolition of the former school as part of the 2016 school bond. Demolition is necessary as the building cannot be occupied without costly repairs to meet building codes in areas such as fire safety, insulation, seismic, heating and air conditioning, lighting, and Americans with Disability Act requirements. Even then, it would be an inadequate education space due to the aging infrastructure.
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Schedule Chromebook pick-up

​Do you have a student who will be enrolled in the Olympia School District next year, but don't have an OSD issued Chromebook? Please schedule a time to get one here. ​ If you don't have internet access at home, call our family technical support line at (360) 596-8530 and we can help get you a wifi hotspot to borrow for the year.
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Pandemic EBT Emergency School Meals Program

​Due to COVID-19 school closures, families enrolled in the Olympia School District may be eligible to get help with food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT Emergency School Meals Program or P-EBT.
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ORLA: Donate Blood at our Pop-up Donor Center

Bloodworks Northwest will transform the main Gym at Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA) into a Pop-Up Donor Center providing additional opportunities for people to give blood. First-time and repeat donors are urged to make their one-hour donation appointment today as a safe and essential action.
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Free Summer Meals Program

The Olympia School District is distributing free grab-and-go meals this summer to students and youth, including lunch and breakfast for the following morning, at designated schools and community sites.
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