Bridges Math Parent Information
Read about our new math curriculum.
Y-Care, Boys & Girls Club to Open Early May 26
We have received some good newsfrom the YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs. Both Y-Care (at all current OSD locations) and Boys & Girls Club (at Jefferson Middle School) will open early on Tuesday, May 26 to provide families with child care at the time school is released on the half-day schedule. Thanks to both these organizations for helping provide this service to families. If you have specific questions, please contact Y-Care and/or the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County.
URGENT: Tues., May 26 Now A Half Day of School
The Olympia Education Association (OEA) has just informed the district that it will hold a half-day walkout in response to the Legislature’s failure to adhere to the State’s Constitutional mandate to fully fund public education. The OEA has made it clear that this is not an action against the Olympia School District.
The half-day walkout will take place the afternoon of Tuesday, May 26. Click the link below for details families will need to know for that day.
Kindergarten Registration Materials Now Available
School specific registration information and materials for the 2015-16 school year are now available. Please visit our Kindergarten Registration page for all the specific details you need to prep for the upcoming school year. Registration packets will soon be available at the front office of your home elementary school.
Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment
Would you like to know more about the Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment that many of our students will take this spring? Click on the link below for a host of resources, including a link to sample tests you can use to help your student get prepared.
Budget - Seeking Your Input!
The Olympia School District is beginning to develop its 2015-16 school year budget. If you would like to offer input into how the district will prioritize spending for the following year, we invite you attend one of our public budget forums:
- Tuesday, May 19 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Reeves Middle School, 2200 Quince St. NE, Library
- Wednesday, May 20 – Noon to 2 p.m., Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way SE, Room 301
Typically we would have a draft budget for review at these spring forums. Unfortunately, this year we have been unable to build a budget because the Legislature has not yet acted and we do not have the major details we would need to build a proposed budget. As a result, we are using these forums as a way to get citizens' thoughts about how the district should prioritize spending once we do get specifics from the Legislature. The forums will begin with an overview of the budget process, what we know at this point, some "givens" that will likely need to be funded and other options on the table. We will spend the remaining time asking forum attendees for their ideas about how they think the district should prioritize resources. We hope to see you there! If you cannot make the budget forums, we invite you to complete our budget survey, which will remain open until the district has enough information from the state to draft a budget.