Updated version of Pandemic Safety Plan posted on website

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Read the latest version (Version 6.0) of the OSD COVID-19 Pandemic Safety Plan. The most current version of the plan is posted on both the staff Intranet and on the district website. Be sure to bookmark the link above for easy access.

The latest updates to the plan include:

  • Page 1: Date added to top left designating when the last update was made to this document, which has been reformatted as an accessible Google Doc. Language updated regarding the use of volunteers, outside of school activities, and overnight field trips.
  • Page 10: New links added to revised Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Pathways (Flowchart for Symptomatic Students and Staff).
  • Pages 11-13: Staff and Student COVID Testing Options – Decision Trees have been added.
  • Pages 14-16: Updated information added regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations
  • Page 17: Information added regarding Student Absences or Closures due to COVID-related circumstances
  • Page 18: Information updated regarding what employees should do if they receive a report of a positive, but unconfirmed case, of COVID-19 at schools or support buildings.
  • Page 19: Information added regarding Student Absence Tracking Procedures.

SSC launches new work order system

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The Support Service Center (SSC) has launched a new work order system, effective August 30. As a result, School Dude Maintenance Direct is no longer available to enter work orders.

Access to the new work order system, called Asset Essentials, is open to custodial staff, maintenance and grounds staff, building administrators, and Knox 111 department administrators. They have each been set up with a Dude Solutions account to enter work orders. Please contact your supervisor if you need to submit a work order.

New version of Return to Work Safety Plan posted on website

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Read the latest version (Version 5.0) of the OSD COVID-19 Pandemic Return to Work Safety Plan. The most current version of the plan is posted on the staff Intranet and on the district website. Be sure to bookmark the link above for easy access. For those who prefer to visit the webpages where it is posted, the plan is shared in the following locations:

The latest update to the plan is:

  • Pages 13-14: These two pages have been updated to include the newest flowcharts from Thurston County Public Health and Social Services regarding information for employees and students who have been vaccinated. No other information has changed from the previous version of our Safety Plan.

Please remember to follow all safety and health protocols outlined in the plan.

New version of Return to Work Safety Plan posted on website

Read the latest version (Version 4.8) of the OSD COVID-19 Pandemic Return to Work Safety Plan. The most current version of the plan is posted on both the staff Intranet and on the district website. Be sure to bookmark the link above for easy access. For those who prefer to visit the webpages where it is posted, the plan is shared in the following locations:

The latest updates to the plan include:

  • Page 2: New hyperlink to Department of Health “Tools to Prepare for Provision of In-Person Learning among K-12 Students at Public and Private Schools during the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
  • Page 11: Updated verbiage in COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire questions.
  • Page 12: New hyperlinks to Washington State K-12 School Testing Guidance, and Thurston County Public Health and Social Services COVID-19 Testing Site.

Please remember to follow all safety and health protocols outlined in the plan.

New version of Return to Work Safety Plan posted on website

Read the latest version (Version 4.4) of the OSD COVID-19 Pandemic Return to Work Safety Plan. The plan is posted on the staff Intranet, so be sure to sign in to Google to access the file, which is located under Departments, Safety & Risk Management. A copy of the plan is also posted on the district Internet site on the Support Services Department webpage, on the COVID-19 Response Protocol webpage, and on the In-Person and Remote Learning Updates webpage.

The latest changes to the plan include:

  • Page 12: New page outlining what employees do when they receive a report of a positive, but unconfirmed case of COVID-19 at schools or support buildings.
  • Pages 13-16: Pages have been updated to reflect the most current COVID-19 flowcharts from Thurston County Public Health and Social Services.

Please remember to follow all safety and health protocols outlined in the plan.

Latest version of Return to Work Safety Plan posted on website

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Read the latest version (Version 4.2) of the OSD COVID-19 Pandemic Return to Work Safety Plan. The plan is posted on the staff Intranet, so be sure to sign in to Google to access the file, which is located under Departments, Safety & Risk Management. A copy of the plan is also posted on the district Internet site on the Support Services Department webpage, on the COVID-19 Response Protocol webpage, and on the In-Person and Remote Learning Updates webpage.

The latest changes to the pan include:

  • Page 1 under Item 2: Line D was added (Attestation).
  • Page 1 under item 3: “Sign out” language was removed.
  • Page 5 Health and Isolation Rooms by Location: Transportation, Knox 111 and SSC have been added to this table.
  • Pages 12-15: Pages have been updated to reflect the most current publication date (October 14, 2020) from Thurston County Public Health and Social Services. No other information has changed in the flowcharts from the previous version of our Safety Plan.

Please remember to follow all safety and health protocols outlined in the plan.

OSD COVID-19 Pandemic Return to Work Safety Plan 4.1 posted online

Read the latest version (Version 4.1) of the OSD COVID-19 Pandemic Return to Work Safety Plan. The plan is posted on the staff Intranet, so be sure to sign in to Google to access the file, which is located under Departments, Safety & Risk Management. A copy of the plan is also posted on the district Internet site on the Support Services Department webpage and on the COVID-19 Response Protocol webpage.

Please remember to follow all safety and health protocols outlined in the plan.

Latest version of Return to Work Safety Plan (4.0) is posted on website

Read the latest version (Version 4.0) of the OSD COVID-19 Pandemic Return to Work Safety Plan. The plan is posted on the staff Intranet, so be sure to sign in to Google to access the file, which is located under Departments, Safety & Risk Management. A copy of the plan is also posted on the district Internet site on the Support Services Department webpage and on the COVID-19 Response Protocol webpage.

Please remember to follow all safety and health protocols outlined in the plan.

Newest version of Return to Work Safety Plan is posted on website

Read the latest version (Version 3.1) of the OSD COVID-19 Pandemic Return to Work Safety Plan. The plan is posted on the staff Intranet, so be sure to sign into Google to access the file, which is located under Departments, Safety & Risk Management. A copy of the plan is also posted on the district Internet site on the Support Services Department webpage.

Please remember to follow all safety and health protocols outlined in the plan.

Donate items for this year’s Teacher Material Exchange

UPDATED 3rd Annual Teacher Material Exchange (1)

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Preparations are underway for the 3rd Annual Teacher Material Exchange. All staff, especially those who are retiring, are encouraged to box up new or gently used classroom materials or office supplies that could benefit new Olympia School District teachers.

Items may be boxed, labeled and sent from schools to the old John Rogers School between now and the last day of school Friday, June 23.

For specific instructions on how to label and send items, as well as a list of ideas for materials to donate, view the flier adjacent to this article (click the flier image to see a larger version that can be downloaded and printed). The deadline to donate items for the teacher materials exchange is Friday, August 4.

New teachers will receive an invitation to come to the old John Rogers School in August to select from these usable items for their classrooms. First-year teachers get the entire first day to pick out items. It will be terrific!

If you need boxes for your donations or are interested in donating items over summer, email Jane Allaire, eallaire@osd.wednet.edu or Ruth Ickert, ickertr@osd.wednet.edu, or call Ruth at 360-628-7770 to arrange a date and time to get items to the old John Rogers School. There is no mail pickup at schools once school has ended.

The material exchange will take place August 15-18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the old John Rogers School building. John Rogers is located at 2001 26th Ave. N.E., Olympia.