District News

Learn about Technology and Safety Levy proposal

The community is invited to a one-hour Zoom webinar on Wednesday, December 1 to learn about the Technology and Safety Replacement Levy proposal that will appear on the February 8, 2022 Special Election ballot.
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Take School Supports and Environment Survey

Building students’ social-emotional learning skills is an important goal for all Olympia School District schools this year. Over the next several weeks, students and teachers will participate in several exercises to better understand these concepts and to reflect on how they identify these skills internally.
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Snow Bulletin 2021-22

Every year, inevitably, snow or severe weather conditions lead to a delay in start times or the closure of our school buildings. We want to keep you updated about those decisions.
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Laurie Creighton retires after 43 years of service

November 20 marked the final state tournament for Olympia High School volleyball coach Laurie Creighton. Creighton retires this year after 43 years coaching at OHS. In that time, her teams went to state 24 times and won two state titles. “The two state championships are highlights of my career at OHS,” Creighton said. “Winning both, while the tournament was played locally at St. Martin's (University), was pretty great. Also, helping teams qualify and compete at the state tournament a bunch of times has been really special. I'm grateful to get to do that with this last group of outstanding kids.”
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Technology & Safety Replacement Levy Election 2022

The Olympia School Board has unanimously agreed to place a Technology and Safety Replacement Levy proposal before voters on the February 8, 2022 Special Election ballot. ​ The proposed replacement levy is not a new tax. It would replace an expiring four-year technology and safety levy approved by voters in February 2018. The levy would raise an estimated $52.4 million over four years (2023-2026). ​ “This replacement levy proposal reflects a continuation of our strategic planning efforts to make technology accessible to all students and prepare them for success now and into the future,” said School Board President Scott Clifthorne. “It also proposes investments to enhance safety and security at every school site.”
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COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has posted new information on its website about the emergency use authorization of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11.
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Some Classrooms Impacted by Curriculum Delays

Olympia School District has been experiencing delays to some classrooms accessing curricular resources. In these classrooms, teachers are supporting student learning of Washington State Learning Standards (WSLSs) through alternative resources, digital access to curriculum, and/or printed versions of curricular resources. We apologize for any inconvenience this has on staff, students and families.
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Now Hiring for Substitute Teachers

Interested in the field of education? The Olympia School District is looking for qualified candidates to sponsor in obtaining their Emergency Substitute Teaching Certificate. An Emergency Substitute Certification enables someone who is not fully qualified for a regular teaching certificate to serve as a substitute teacher.
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Spotlight on Success: October 2021

In our most recent edition of Spotlight on Success; Meet Olympia High School Running Phenom Ethan Coleman, Community invited to Student Well-Being Webinar Nov. 3, McKenny students contribute thousands of hours to the food bank, Reeves students learn power of meditation, self-care, Capital High School Performing Arts Center opens to the public and much more!
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