District News

Spotlight on Success: March 2024

In our most recent edition of Spotlight on Success; Countdown to Kindergarten: April 13, 2024, 2024-25, school year calendar now available, Around the world with McKenny and Pioneer elementary schools, Join us for our inaugural Olympia Reads!! event, Thank you Education Support Professionals and much more!
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2024-25 school year calendar now available

The Olympia School District Board of Directors has approved the school year calendar for the 2024-25 school year. ​ This calendar includes only districtwide holidays and events. School-specific events are not included, so be sure to check school websites/calendars for specific school-related events and activities. ​ Graduation dates for 2025 will be published as soon as the dates are confirmed.
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Countdown to Kindergarten: April 13, 2024

​ We would like to welcome the students and families from the Class of 2037 to join us at our annual Olympia School District 'Countdown to Kindergarten' event. This exciting and informative event is open to all parents/guardians who have children entering kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year. This event is open to all in-district and out-of-district families. Note: Students must be 5 years old by August 31, 2024 to enter kindergarten in the 2024-25 school year.
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Join us for our inaugural Olympia Reads!! event

Book lovers across Olympia prepare yourself because you are in for a treat. The Olympia School District is proud to announce the inaugural year of Olympia Reads!! The mission of this event, made possible through funding set aside in this year’s school board budget, is to excite readers of all ages by connecting them with published authors and illustrators. Olympia Reads!! is proud to partner with Timberland Regional Library and the Olympia Education Foundation in bringing this enriching literary event to our community. ​ Mark your calendars for May 7, 2024, as we gather at the Capital High School Performing Arts Center to celebrate Olympia Reads!! with author Christine Day.
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2024-25 Transfer Requests Now Accepted

New and renewal transfer requests are now being accepted for the 2024-25 school year. ​ Any student desiring to attend (or continue to attend) school in the Olympia School District, outside of their regular attendance area, must apply for a transfer. Parents and legal guardians need to submit their student’s name(s) to the district via a Choice Transfer Request to be considered for transfer.
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Registration is open for Early Learning Programs

Olympia School District Early Childhood programs are now accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year. Located at many of our elementary school sites, OSD early childhood programs offer free and low-cost preschool options for all students. These options include Transition to Kindergarten, Developmental Preschool, and Early Support Services ("Birth-to-Three").
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School Facility Efficiency Review Update

The following is an update of work that has been done, as well as next steps, in the School Facility Efficiency Review process. ​ Background In late August 2023, the Olympia School Board received an analysis of enrollment trends and a long-term enrollment forecast from Flo Analytics in Seattle. That analysis showed that districtwide enrollment has declined in recent years and is projected to continue to decline by nearly 1,000 students over the next 10 years. The lower enrollment projected is due to a variety of factors, including housing trends and declining births — issues not unique to our district. View the complete Flo Analytics report posted on the district website.
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Interested in being a substitute paraeducator?

Interested in becoming a substitute paraeducator? The Olympia School District, like districts across the region, state and country, is experiencing staffing shortages and a lack of substitutes. The following are some steps we have taken to mitigate our substitute shortage and related information:
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Bus Drivers Needed, Apply Today!

We are looking to hire multiple full (and part-time) Bus Drivers to join the Olympia School District team. Follow the link below for a full description of one of the available openings with details on how to apply. ​ For any additional information please contact Tommy Gallegos, OSD Driver Trainer at (360) 596-7702 or (360) 999-0067. We hope you want to join our team!
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