The August Newsletter with information about the beginning of the year is available here. All newsletters are also available on our About Us webpage.
See list of back-to-school resources
The first day of school for the Olympia School District is Wednesday, September 7! Kindergarten and Preschool begin on Monday, September 12. We have put together a few resources that will make it easier for our students and parents to get the school year off to a great start! On our back to school page you will find links to resources like school supplies, bus routes, new student registration and more.
School registration 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.
JAMS teacher earns prestigious travel award
Sixth grade Jefferson Middle School teacher Jana Dean received an amazing honor this summer! The National Science Foundation and the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics chose Dean for a travel award to attend the prestigious International Congress on Math Education in Hamburg Germany in July. The congress is held only every four years and brings together educators from all over the world to discuss trends and breakthroughs in math education.
Dean, a teacher in the JAMS (Jefferson Accelerated Math and Science) program, was among only about 35 funded representatives from the United States selected from a field of over 700 applicants for the award. Dean will share her experiences via a statewide webinar hosted by the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession this October.
Congratulations Jana, we are so proud of the incredible work you, and all of our teaching staff are doing every day in our schools!
Jefferson Handbook Online
Questions about Jefferson’s policies and procedures? Consult the latest edition of the Jefferson Handbook regularly available as a link under “About Us” on the webpage menu bar.
Immunizations offered at no cost
The Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps is offering a free back-to-cchool immunization clinic. This free clinic will take place at Group Health Cooperative, at the Olympia Medical Center, 700 Lilly Road NE on Saturday, September 17 from 9 am to 12 p.m. It is not necessary to be a Group Health member to participate in the clinic.