District News

Marshall & McLane receive School of Distinction

Marshall Middle School and McLane Elementary School have each been recognized as a 2018 School of Distinction. The award is presented annually to the top 5 percent of schools statewide that have made sustained improvement over the past five years in English language arts and math.
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Festive holiday concerts throughout the district

Friends, family and the public are invited to attend our holiday concerts. A nominal entrance fee may be charged at some of our evening concerts taking place at our high schools.
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Board seeks input on proposed dress code

The Olympia School Board is seeking input from OSD students, families, employees and community members about a proposed districtwide student dress code policy and procedure. While individual schools have rules around student dress code, currently there is no districtwide policy or procedure.
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Flags lowered to half-staff through December 31

Acting Governor Duane Davidson has directed that all Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities, including schools and support buildings, be lowered to half-staff, December 2, in memory of former United States President George H.W. Bush who passed away on November 30, 2018. Flags will remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Monday, December 31, 2018.
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School board to vote on student outcomes

After more than six months of extensive community input, the school board is ready to consider approving a set of student outcomes that will drive the more specific goals of the district’s new Strategic Plan.
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Spotlight on Success - November 27, 2018

In this most recent edition of Spotlight on Success; another Bearzaar is in the books, schools across district celebrate our Veterans, Classified School Employees of the Year are recognized, Hansen Alternative Program (HAP) hosts 12th Annual Author Night and much more!
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Text Messaging Opt-In

The Olympia School District recently began offering text-messaging communications to our families. This was via an opt-in text that was auto-generated by SchoolMessenger and went to all families that have cell phone contact information entered into Skyward Family Access.
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Classified School Employee of the Year

Congratulations to three Olympia School District employees selected to receive this year’s Olympia School District Classified School Employee of the Year award. The employees learned of the honor during surprise announcements at impromptu morning staff meetings. The news was greeted with applause, standing ovations and hugs.
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Screenagers - Growing up in the Digital Age

As part of our commitment to providing awareness and education around digital citizenship and digital health and well-being, The Olympia School District is excited to provide an opportunity for you and your family to watch 'Screenagers', a film about the impact of the digital age on our children, and strategies to find balance within it. This film follows a Seattle doctor and her teenage daughter, as they navigate their way into and through the digital age.
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