Flags lowered to half-staff July 31 in memory of Kent Police Officer

Flags at half mast outside the Knox Administrative Building in OlympiaGoverner Inslee has directed that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities, including schools and district support buildings, be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, July 31 in memory of Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno. Officer Moreno was killed in the line of duty on July 22, 2018.

Flags will remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

August 21 is deadline to submit OSDEF teacher grant applications for fall 2018

OSDEF Logo with image of stick figures of an adult and children and the name of the Foundation beneathThe Olympia School District Education Foundation (OSDEF) is accepting grant applications for the 2018-19 school year. Although applications may be submitted at any time of the year, if funds are needed for Fall 2018, please send an application to the OSDEF as quickly as possible and no later than August 21, 2018.

Grant requests will be evaluated based on commitment to the OSDEF mission: to provide programs and services to students and partners with teachers to enhance educational success and promote learning for all students of the Olympia School District.

Grant categories, guidelines and applications are available online on the OSDEF website. Questions may be directed to Bev Sperry in the OSDEF office. She can be reached by email at bsperry@osd.wednet.edu or at the office phone, (360) 596-6110. Bev is available during the summer months.

 

DRS offers retirement webinars July 24

Open notebook with words "My Plan" at the top and person preparing to write with a penThe Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) upgraded the Plan 3/DCP (Washington State Deferred Compensation Program) website in April.  The DRS Education & Outreach team invites employees to attend one of the following live webinars “Plan 3/DCP Website Enhancements” to show how to use the website to get a more complete view of your retirement:

Tuesday, July 24, at 8 am
Tuesday, July 24, at 2 pm

Please see the webinar schedule for the link to join the webinar, and to review the full webinar schedule for additional webinars, dates and times.  It is recommended that you log into the webinar 10-15 minutes in advance to test connection and sound.

Review how to join a DRS Webinar for tips on accessing the webinar, audio, and sending questions.  Please be aware the audio comes through your computer so you’ll need speakers or a headset.  The webinars are not recorded.

 

Flags lowered to half-staff on July 3

Flags at half mast outside the Knox Administrative Building in OlympiaPursuant to a Presidential Proclamation, Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that Washington State and United States flags at all state agencies, including schools and district support buildings, be lowered to half-staff on July 3 “in solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence at Annapolis, Maryland on June 28, 2018.”

Flags will remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on July 3, 2018.

As a reminder, we post all flag lowering announcements on the district website and social media.

Celebration of Life planned June 25 for Dave Forrester

Field of colorful flowers against blue skyA Celebration of Life is planned on Monday, June 25 for Dave Forrester, an Olympia High School counselor who passed away on June 5, 2018. A brief reception will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the Olympia High School Commons, followed by a program at 6:45 p.m. in the school’s Performing Arts Center. The school is located at 1302 North St., Olympia.
If you would like to help with providing snacks/desserts and/or event set-up (at 5:30 p.m.), please contact Wendy Rae, administrative assistant to the OHS Principal, at wrae@osd.wednet.edu.
Contributions to The Rio and Maya Forrester Educational Fund may be made at any Key Bank location or in a collection box at the Celebration of Life on June 25.

All employees asked to complete technology self-inventory

Man typing on laptop computerThe OSD Technology department is asking that all staff complete a Technology Self-Inventory.

This year Technology is testing out a new self-inventory process for staff who are assigned technology equipment.  Please follow this link: https://selfinventory-dot-osd-schoolsites.appspot.com/, log in with your district Google account, and complete the inventory process.  It should only take a couple of minutes.

Please note, this does not include classroom technology such as Document Cameras, Projectors and Audio Systems.  It also does not include Desktop Labs and COWs.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk at x6172 or helpdesk@osd.wednet.edu.