- Wednesday, February 10
- Olympia Transition Night
- Monday, February 15
- No School President's Day
- No School - Presidents' Day
- Tuesday, February 16
- No School Mid Winter Break
- No School - Presidents' Day
Absences -- Please Call the Pioneer Office!
If your student is going to be absent, please remember to call the Pioneer office at (360) 596-6500 -- preferably before the start of the school day. There is voicemail available if you don't reach a person. When leaving a message, please provide your name, your student's name, the date of the absence, and the reason for the absence. If your child is out sick for multiple days, please call the office each day of the absence. We cannot assume that your student continues to be absent due to illness.
An absence will be marked unexcused if you do not inform the office of the absence (by phone call or email on the day of the absence, or by written or verbal communication prior to the absence). You will receive an automated phone call and/or email from the School Messenger system. Olympia School District Policies and Procedures Policy 3200 states: When a student reaches 10 or more unexcused absences during the current school year, the District is required to file a court petition. Unexcused absences can not be amended after 72 hours from the date of the absence. When a student reaches 20 or more excused absences during the school year, the District may file a court petition.
Yearbooks on Sale Now!
Yearbooks are on sale through the Pioneer PTA for $14.00. Grades K-4 please place your order by March 4, 2016. All 5th graders will receive a free yearbook courtesy of Pioneer PTA. There are 2 easy ways to order:
1) Complete a yearbook order form and return it to the office with a payment of $14.00. (Checks can made out to Pioneer PTA.) Order forms will be sent home with students and are also available in the Pioneer office.
2) Order online at: http://create.blossom-books.com/CommunityOrder.aspx
(type in Pioneer Elementary)
Learn All About Kindergarten Day
On Saturday, February 20, the Olympia School District will hold its annual "Learn All About Kindergarten" informational event starting at 10 a.m. at Capital High School.
The event begins with a welcome by Superintendent Dick Cvitanich and general overview in the school theater followed by an information fair until noon in the Commons. During the event parents will learn about a variety of topics related to kindergarten and school in general, including how to register for kindergarten, kindergarten program options, riding the bus, and how to use the district's Family Access student information system to stay updated on everything from grades to lunch accounts.
A reminder that children should be 5 years old by August 31, 2016 to be eligible to start kindergarten this fall.
The event is geared for adults of incoming kindergartners in the Olympia School District. Childcare is not provided.
Capital High School is located at 2707 Conger Ave. N.W. in Olympia.
Highly Capable for 2015-2016
Second through seventh grade kids can be referred by anyone for the Highly Capable Program. Forms can be found on the OSD website under Academic Programs, or click on this link for more information. The deadline to submit referral forms is February 12 at noon.
Thank you voters! Levy and bond measures passing
Olympia School District voters have overwhelmingly approved a four-year maintenance and operations replacement levy and a school bond in the February 9 Special Election, based on unofficial election results released at 8 p.m. on Election Day.
A four-year Maintenance and Operations Replacement Levy (Proposition 1) received 74.79 percent yes votes compared to 25.21 percent no votes in early returns. Voters also approved a $160.7 million school improvements bond (Proposition 2) with 71.25 percent yes votes compared to 28.75 percent no votes, according to the unofficial results.
Capital High to join area schools in newly formed 3A league
UPDATE February 9: The eight schools in the newly formed Class 3A league agreed today to name the league "South Sound Conference."
Capital High School will join a newly formed Class 3A athletic and activities league, which encompasses eight schools representing Thurston, Pierce, Kitsap and Mason counties.