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

Avanti High named a School of Distinction

Avanti High School joins an elite group of less than 100 schools statewide that have been named a School of Distinction for being among the top 5 percent of highest improving schools.

Published: 2016-09-30


Nominations open for Classified School Employee of the Year

The Olympia School District is accepting nominations for one or more staff members to be honored as Classified School Employee of the Year. The program recognizes the work of classified staff members who have made a positive difference in their profession. All school and support building employees who are categorized as “Classified” staff are eligible for nomination. Nominees should be employees who consistently demonstrate outstanding work performance, professional leadership and collaboration.

Please complete this online nomination form and submit by 4 p.m on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. A committee will review the applications and select the individual(s) to be recognized. The individual(s) chosen will be eligible to compete for the regional Classified School Employee of the Year selection process. The winner at that level advances to the state Classified School Employee of the Year selection process.

Published: 2016-09-28

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

Published: 2016-09-07

Volunteer art docents needed

Volunteers are needed to serve as art docents in an expanded elementary school visual arts program this year.

This is the second year of the visual arts program, which started last year in 10 elementary classrooms and is being expanded this year to 30 classrooms throughout the district’s 11 elementary schools.

Published: 2016-09-15


Library and district partner to bring students greater resources

Timberland Regional Library (TRL) and the Olympia School District (OSD) have formed a partnership to bring students access to a wider range and depth of information via the library’s vast electronic services collection.

Both organizations met for several months last spring to determine the feasibility of offering TRL materials to K-12 OSD students. From those meetings, the concept of an online-only Timberland library card was born and named “MyTRL.”

The MyTRL program, which launches September 21, provides students in elementary, middle and high schools access to the public library’s large and updated collection of research resources, eBooks, digital magazines, downloadable music, videos, and kids and teen homework help. While the first partnership of its kind for TRL, it is patterned after other similar library/school district partnerships statewide.

Published: 2016-09-07


Skyward Family Access

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