New Report Card
Educators in the Olympia School District spent time last year creating a new report card for elementary students. The state had adopted new learning standards, yet our old reporting tool did not match the change in what teachers are asked to teach. It became confusing for students, staff and families. The result of the work is a new report card, complete with a different marking system. When you receive your child’s report card, please take a moment to visit this link to the parent guide will be helpful in understanding the altered format. Parent Guide
PTO Snack Drive
February 22-26 - Snack Drive – The PTO will be collecting snacks for the teachers to pass out to students in their classroom that don’t bring a snack for the day, please donate non-perishable items that are self-sufficient.
Capital High to join area schools in newly formed 3A league
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.
The new league was formed thanks to an agreement worked out this morning in a meeting of 16 area school district athletic directors facilitated by a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) representative.
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. If you know of anyone in your neighborhood that has a child entering kindergarten in fall 2016, please share this information with them and encourage them to attend.
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.
OSD Community Connections - January 2016
The OSD Community Connections newsletter for the month of January is now available. We hope you enjoy reading about all of the great programs, events and activities taking place in our district.
Connect with the Olympia School District by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and now, Instagram. We recently opened an Instagram account, and we are now pushing content to it on a daily basis. Each social media platform will provide unique content to our followers and is constantly evolving!
High school graduation rates reach record highs
The Olympia School District has a record high 89 percent of students who graduated on time in 2015 from among its two comprehensive high schools.
The graduation results are equally as impressive, district officials say, when looking at both Capital High and Olympia High schools individually.
A record high 91 percent of Capital High School students graduated on time (in four years) last spring. At Olympia High, 87 percent of students met the on-time requirement, according to initial graduation rate data compiled by the school district.
Emergency Snow Routes
Below is the 2015-16 snow bulletin for the Olympia School District, which includes specifics regarding emergency bus routes.
L.P. Brown, named after Leland P. Brown, former Olympia teacher, principal and twenty-six year Superintendent of Olympia Schools, is located in the northwest corner of Olympia. It serves approximately 300 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition, special needs children are served in the building’s autism program, and the Infant Toddler Programs.
The school was originally built in 1965. In 1968, additions were made to the school, which included the library and a six-classroom wing expansion. In 1978, the multipurpose building was expanded, increasing the size of the gymnasium. In 1986, a covered playshed structure was constructed. Separate areas for the bus and parent drop-off, a set of new student lavatories and fire sprinklers for the main building were completed in September 1997. The addition of six classrooms in a new wing and a remodeled music room was finished in January 1998, giving L.P. Brown a total of 18 classrooms.
During the school year, L.P. Brown provides space for the YMCA’s before and after-school childcare, and evenings find the building used for sports activities by the YMCA and Olympia Parks and Recreation, as well as school and community meetings.
The OSDEF Presents HONK!
The Olympia School District Education Foundation presents HONK!, an ugly duckling story, featuring the Olympia School District Players.
Performances begin February 25 at 7 PM with all proceeds going to benefit students through the Olympia School District Education Foundation. All performances will take place at the Olympia High School Performing Arts Center.
Safe Schools Alert
Safety is our top priority. SafeSchools Alert is a reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit concerns to our administration in four different ways; phone, text, email or via the web. Anyone may easily report on bullying, harassment, alcohol/other drugs, vandalism or safety concerns through the SafeSchools Alert process. Tips may be submitted anonymously.
Instances of harrasment, intimidation or bullying may also be reported by completing the "HIB Incident Reporting Form" found here on the OSD website. After completing this form it may be delivered in person, by fax, or email attachment to the school principal.
If you have questions, contact your school principal or the District Compliance Officer, Jeff Carpenter at (360) 596-8544.
Our School Mission
We, the community of L.P. Brown School, work together to create a nurturing, safe and exciting environment where all people are respected, successful and challenged to view learning as a lifelong activity.
- Monday, February 8
- Board Study Session
- Tuesday, February 9
- Election Day
- Wednesday, February 10
- Olympia Transition Night
- Monday, February 15
- No School - Presidents' Day
- Tuesday, February 16
- No School - Presidents' Day