District News

OSD Student Well-being Recording

On Wednesday, November 3, our community was invited to a 1-hour Zoom webinar to learn about the OSD supports for student well-being and ask questions to Superintendent Patrick Murphy and the accompanying panel.
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Spotlight on Success: November 2021

In our most recent edition of Spotlight on Success; Courtney Jarmon: U.S. Air Force veteran & WMS 6th grade science teacher, Laurie Creighton, beloved OHS volleyball coach, retiring after 43 years, OSD welcomes new Native Education & Tribal Relations Program Manager, Capital Grad Kendall Hooper named Olympia Sports Star of the Year, Ribbon-cutting celebrates completion of solar panel project at OHS and much more!
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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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New voluntary COVID testing options

Thurston County health officials have announced new voluntary COVID-19 testing options designed to reduce the length of quarantine for an unvaccinated, asymptomatic student or employee identified as a close contact to a positive COVID case.
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