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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
Griffin School District’s Board met for a work session on last night. Topics of conversation included discussion around an announcement of a hybrid learning model and a multi-tiered support … more
Dear Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools, I am writing to inform you of new data and guidance regarding the safety of in-person learning opportunities in the school setting. In … more
OLYMPIA – On Wednesday, Governor Inslee announced new school metrics and recommendations for public and private K-12 schools. Currently, Thurston County is at a 237.9 rate per 100,000 of newly … more
The Olympia School Board met yesterday evening at 6:00 p.m. to reflect on the latest in-person learning guidance issued by Gov. Jay Inslee and the Wash. Department of Health. Since September 21, … more
The Olympia School Board of Directors met on Thursday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. to approve the amended 2020-2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Olympia School District and the Olympia … more
During the Tumwater School Board work session on Thursday, December 3, new operating protocols were discussed. The purpose of operating protocols is to foster the success of the school district … more
Ups and downs of reported COVID-19 cases in Thurston County has largely determined whether students would learn in classrooms or remotely, using home internet or WiFi connections to access … more
As a student teacher during this crazy time, I can tell you that “stressful” is an understatement. This year I am student-teaching 9th-grade World Studies and 11th-grade U.S. History … more
Olympia School District (OSD) board discussed current equity policy and racial equity training during its work session on Thursday, November 19, held online. The focal point of the meeting was the … more
The internet is fraught with remote-learning forums, Facebook posts, and homeschool tips. Across the nation, classrooms are empty, and teachers are anxious. Parents are having sleepless nights … more
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