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Dear Superintendents and Heads of School, Thurston County is experiencing higher levels of COVID-19 transmission in our county. This is reflected in the following metrics: Thurston … more
  Thurston County Elections will hold a Candidate Filing Workshop online on Thursday, April 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  The meeting is open to anyone interested in running for office this … more
OLYMPIA - Head Start employees here want more flexibility as kids return to the classroom.Sophia Rychener, a teacher who heads the Federation of Head Start Employees, said some of her union members … more
North Thurston Public Schools' Board of Directors has chosen Jennifer S. Thomas, PhD, to join them to represent Director District 3. Thomas replaces Director Melissa “Mel” Hartley, who … more
Sometime over the summer, solar panels will likely be installed atop the roof of the gymnasium at Olympia High School as part of a partnership between the district and Puget Sound Energy to increase … more
North Thurston Public Schools’ District 3 Board Member Melissa “Mel” Hartley will be stepping down from the board after accepting a job offer on the east coast, school officials … more
In a message to families yesterday, North Thurston Public schools announced the upcoming hybrid-learning schedule and Today we welcomed back our 3rd and 4th grade students to in-person hybrid … more
About one in three families in the Olympia School District say they aren’t comfortable with their students returning to school for a hybrid model of in-person and remote … more
The Tumwater School Board met for a work session Thursday, February 25 at 5:00 p.m. First up on the agenda was a meeting with Littlerock Elementary School Principal, Glenn Spinnie regarding the … more
The Olympia School District board met for a regular board meeting on last night via Zoom. Superintendent Patrick Murphy provided the board and the public with extensive updates concerning hybrid … more
The North Thurston Public Schools district board met via Zoom last night for a regular board meeting. Topics included student preparedness in terms of post-secondary success, the announcement of the … more
The Olympia School District held a regular meeting last Thu., Jan. 28 via Zoom. The board reconfirmed plans to resume in-person learning for pre-school and kindergarten students under a hybrid plan … more
January 29, 2021 Dear Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools, Since I released my recommendation to open schools to in-person instruction in a cautious phased in approach to … more
The Tumwater School District Board met for a work session last night via Zoom. The meeting was facilitated by Amy Cast, a member of the North Shore School District Board for eight years, who is … more
The North Thurston Public Schools’  board met for a regular meeting last night. Agenda items included a sports announcement, grading scales, the Komachin Middle School construction … more
Olympia School District’s board met via Zoom yesterday for a work session. This work session was specifically devoted to the hybrid expansion plan and pandemic education response updates. … more
January 21, 2021 Dear Thurston Superintendents and Heads of Schools, In my letter on January 15, 2021, I affirmed Thurston County is in alignment with the Washington State Department of … more
Prior to Winter Break in mid-December, North Thurston Public Schools served around 900 students in-person. Superintendent Debra Clemens expects that number to increase gradually at the start of the … more
Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek sent a letter to the Thurston County Educational Community today. Her letter is shown below. Dear Thurston County Educational … more
Tumwater School Board met last night for a regular board meeting to discuss a series of updates and community concerns. The district’s recent hybrid learning plan, announced yesterday, was a … more
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