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Thursday, June 16th, 2016
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NEWSLETTER

Summer Office Hours

The CHS main office will be open from 8:00-3:00 p.m. June 20th – June 24th. The office is closed June 27th – August 5th and will reopen August 8th at 8:00 a.m. If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact the Olympia School District Office at 596-6100 or visit the district website at osd.wednet.edu.

2016-17 Schedules For CHS 9th Graders

If you are a incoming 9th grader coming from one of our OSD feeder middle schools (Marshall or Jefferson Middle School), you can view your 2016-17 schedule on Skyward Family Access. If you are not from an OSD feeder middle school, you may visit the Superintendent’s Office at the Knox Building (1113 Legion Way SE Olympia) between 8:00-4:30 p.m. to pick up a copy of your schedule.

School registration now available online

School registration is available online for the 2016-17 school year. Families without computer access may do so in person between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Olympia School District Administrative Center, Room 305, 1113 Legion Way S.E. in Olympia (three-story building on the corner of Legion Way S.E. and Eastside Street). Registration assistance will also be available at school offices after they re-open following summer break.  Middle and high schools will re-open on August 8, and elementary schools will re-open on August 17. For more information about student registration before schools open, contact the school district's Student Information Systems office at 360-596-6150.

Click here to access the online registration system

2016-2017 School Year Calendar

We are pleased to announce that the Olympia School District Board of Directors has approved the calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. This calendar includes only district-wide holidays and events.  School-specific events are not included so be sure to check school websites for specific school-related events and activities.

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Fall Sports Clearance Dates

Fall sports clearance will be held on the following dates:

8/15 8:00-4:00 PM
8/16 8:00-4:00 PM
8/17 7:00-2:30 PM
8/18 7:00-2:30 PM
8/19 8:00-12:00 PM
8/22 7:00-3:30 PM
8/23 12:30-3:30 PM
8/24 12:30-3:30 PM

Football practice begins on August 17th. All other sports begin on August 22nd. A $125 Pay to Play fee and $40 ASB card are required.

Freshmen/New Student Orientation - August 29th

The CHS Freshmen/New Student Orientation for the 2016-17 school year will be August 29th from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

CHS Class Change Request Form

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District achieves many successes in 2015-16

The Olympia School District is proud of our students and staff who achieve amazing successes every day. In an effort to recognize and celebrate those achievements both inside and outside the classroom,we have compiled a 2015-16 Accomplishments list.  The list includes academic, athletic and extracurricular accomplishments that involve members of the Olympia School District community.

This will be an evolving document, changing as we learn of new reasons to celebrate student achievement, continuous improvement and 100 percent commitment to quality in our district.  In September of 2016, we will begin a new list for the 2016-17 school year. 

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Capital HS Math Teacher Carol McKay named Capital Region 2017 Teacher of the Year

Capital High School Math Teacher Carol McKay has been named 2017 Regional Teacher of the Year by the Capital Region Educational Service District (ESD) 113. 

McKay has been a teacher for 10 years, having spent the first part of her professional life in engineering and marketing positions.  McKay said she was ready for a change and, having been raised by two teachers, knew the impact they made on students’ lives.

During her tenure as a teacher, colleagues say McKay has worked tirelessly and successfully integrated her technical, problem-solving and communications skills into a successful career in the classroom. In a recent thank you note, a student wrote to McKay, “Thank you for being one of the best math teachers I ever had…your teaching style and constant support for all of your students are what make you great.” 

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Summer lunch and kids in parks programs

Olympia Parks and Recreation will facilitate the USDA FREE lunch program this summer at both Garfield and Madison Elementary schools.  Lunches are free for children 18 and under.  Kids 6-12 years old can also participate in the free SKIPP (Summer Kids in Parks Program) after lunch.

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