School facilities closed through end of school year; distance learning continues

Close up of person typing on laptop computer with notebook in the foregroundBelow is the copy of a message sent to families and staff on April 6:

Good afternoon OSD families,

As you may have heard, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ordered today that all schools statewide remain closed, and that distance learning continues, through the remainder of this 2019-20 school year.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal joined Gov. Inslee for this afternoon’s announcement and emphasized that distance learning will continue during the closure.

This announcement will inform our continued efforts to create a more robust Distance Learning Plan, which was shared with families in a communication last Friday. We will provide updates on that plan along with answers to other questions like when our district’s last day of school will be, how graduation will occur, or how families can gather students’ personal belongings left in school buildings when they closed last month. We will provide an update by the end of this week.

For now, all Olympia school buildings will remain closed through the end of this school year.

Thank you.