Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Feed

Fathers and Father-Figures,

Learn more about the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program at the Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Feed on Thursday, September 29 from 6:00-7:30 PM in the Pioneer cafeteria!

Published: 2016-09-29

Tardies and Early Dismissal Guidelines

New guidelines have been implemented for elementary Schools in the Olympia School District regarding tardies and early release of students at the end of the day.

  • Arrivals are tardy between 8:30-9:00 AM (30 minute window).
  • After 9:00 AM (9:01 on) the student is considered a Half Day Absent (AM).
  • If a family takes a student out early from school (before 2:22 PM) it is a Half Day Absent (PM).
  • If the student leaves within the last 1⁄2 hour of the school day (2:22 to 2:52 PM) it is recorded as an Early Departure.

**Unless it is medically urgent, we ask that parents not check out their students after 2:30 PM. At this point, please wait until the end of the day at 2:52 PM for the student to be released.** 

Published: 2016-09-29

Flags lowered to half-staff through September 30

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation, Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff immediately, to honor the memory of former President and Prime Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres.

Flags will remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Friday, September 30, 2016.

Published: 2016-09-29

September is Attendance Awareness Month

The state of Washington is joining a nationwide effort this month to call attention to the importance of regular school attendance. September is Attendance Awareness Month in Washington, where one out of every six students was absent at least 18 days in the 2014-15 school year.

Published: 2016-09-15


Get to Know Dr. Mark Connolly - New Pioneer ES Principal

Published: 2016-09-07

Capital High math teacher honored at state awards ceremony

It was a day filled with anticipation and excitement as the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction honored regional Teacher of the Year finalists, including Capital High math teacher Carol McKay, before announcing the 2017 Washington State Teacher of the Year.

While the top honor went to a Quincy School District educator, Olympia School District Superintendent Dick Cvitanich said he couldn’t be more proud of McKay, one of eight finalists for the state award.

Published: 2016-09-19


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