Flu shot clinics set for October 16 and 17

Bandaid with heading Flu Shot ClinicThe Olympia School District is committed to helping keep students, staff, parents/guardians and community members healthy throughout the flu season.

The district has partnered with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) to provide flu shot clinics.

Clinic Dates and Locations:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 16 – Olympia High School, 2:30-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 17 – Capital High School, 2:30-6 p.m.

The clinics are open to all OSD staff, students, families (children must be four years of age or older) and community members.

As a reminder, everyone will need to complete a Patient Consent form which includes their name, address, date of birth, name of insurance carrier and individual insurance subscriber number. Please remember to bring your insurance card. This information is required in order to process the billing.

Uninsured participants will pay for their own flu shots. The $40.00 fee for the standard Quadrivalent flu shot, cash or check only, will be collected at the clinic at the time the shot is given.

For more information please contact Ken Turcotte, executive director of student support, at (360) 596-7530 or klturcotte@osd.wednet.edu.

Reminder: Final session for ‘Building Blocks for Success’ is Monday, April 15

Building Blocks for Success postcard, with QR code to register at bit.ly/2019BuildingBlocks and information contained in article.Be sure to remind families about the March 25 Building Blocks for Success event, which will provide information and activities on the topic “Raising a Mathematician” for families with children age 4 to 5.

The event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Garfield Elementary School and is the final of three sessions to promote kindergarten readiness. Childcare will be available for children age 3 to 10.

Reminder: Next ‘Building Blocks For Success’ is set for March 25

Building Blocks for Success postcard, with QR code to register at bit.ly/2019BuildingBlocks and information contained in article.

Be sure to remind families about the March 25 Building Blocks for Success event, which will provide information and activities on the topic “From Families to Friendships” for families with children age 4 to 5.

The event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Garfield Elementary School and is the second of three sessions to promote kindergarten readiness. Childcare will be available for children age 3 to 10.

Instructions for interpreter requests and interpreter phone service

Hand holds up a world globe to represent different languages spoken in OSD and need for translation servicesWith conferences coming up, the Student Support department has documents that remind people how to request an interpreter and how to use the interpreting phone service (Language Link). It is recommended to submit your requests in a timely manner.

Please contact Becky Paxton, administrative assistant in Student Support, with any questions. She can be reached at Ext. 7546 or at paxtonr@osd.wednet.edu.

Written translation requests should be directed to the Communications department at Ext. 6103.

District offers flu shots October 23 and 24

Image of bandaid and the words Flu Shot Clinic to support an article about district flu shot clinicsThe Olympia School District is committed to helping keep students, staff, parents/guardians and community members healthy throughout the flu season. The district has partnered with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) to provide flu shot clinics.

Clinic Dates and Locations:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 23 – Olympia High School, 2:30-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24 – Capital High School, 2:30-6 p.m.

The clinics are open to all OSD staff, students, families (children must be four years of age or older) and community members. Please note that students under 18 will need a Patient Consent Form signed by a parent/legal guardian.

You must provide health insurance information. While almost all insurance plans are accepted, the SVNA does not accept Cigna.

Download the Consent Form here. Forms will also be available at the flu shot clinic.

Students under 18 without insurance coverage will be offered the shot at no cost. Adults without coverage must pay $40 by cash or check only.

For more information please contact Ken Turcotte, executive director of student support, at (360) 596-7542 or klturcotte@osd.wednet.edu.

Instructions for interpreter requests and interpreter phone service

Hand holds up a world globe to represent different languages spoken in OSD and need for translation servicesWith conferences coming up in October, the Student Support department has documents that remind people how to request an interpreter and how to use the interpreting phone service (Language Link).

Please contact Becky Paxton, administrative assistant in Student Support, with any questions. She can be reached at Ext. 7546.

Translation requests should be directed to the Communications department at Ext. 6103.