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.

Staff invited to free workshop February 22

All staff districtwide are invited to attend a free workshop on February 22 on “The Impact of Hearing Loss on School-Age Children.”

The Impact of Hearing Loss on School-Age Children

Knox Administrative Center 
Wednesday, February 22: 4-6 PM

This workshop will cover numerous aspects regarding the education for a deaf and hard-of-hearing child.  Audiology, appropriate accommodations, social/emotional support, American Sign Language, speech and English language support, curriculum and assessment will be discussed.  There will be several presenters, each with many years experience with deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  Come and bring any questions you may have.

Voicemail upgrade complete; reminder to reset personal greeting and passcode

Below is an email sent by the Technology department to all employees on December 27 announcing the school district’s voicemail system upgrade is complete. The email also included directions for how employees can reset their voicemail and passcode.

To all OSD Staff,

We have completed the upgrade to our new voicemail system. All voicemail boxes have had the greeting reset to the factory default, and the voicemail password has been set to the phone extension number. Please dial into your voicemail at your earliest convenience to record your name and greeting, as well as select a new passcode. The new system can be accessed from anywhere by dialing 360-596-3334, or by pressing the voicemail button on your district phone.

Due to some technical difficulties, we were unable to migrate old voicemails from the old system to the new one. The old system is currently active and reachable at 360-596-3333 so that any remaining messages can be retrieved.

If you have any questions or need assistance with accessing your voicemail, please contact the Helpdesk at x6172.

Sincerely,

Dave Baird
Technology Department

October is Disability History Month

In recognition of Disability History Month, Kari Lewinsohn, executive director of Student Support, has encouraged staff to visit online links to access information about Disability History Month and disability awareness. Several weeks ago in this blog, we featured information and the link to the Disability History Museum.

This week, be sure to take a look at a Disability Awareness Activity Packet that outlines activities and resources for teaching students about disabilities.