First Day of School
Grades First - Fifth grade will start school on Wednesday, September 7th 9:00 a.m.-3:22 p.m.
Kindergarten - start school Monday, September 12th 9:00 a.m. - 3:22 p.m.
- Kindergarten families have Parent/Teacher/Student conference meetings September 7-9. See letter mailed home with information on the conference date and time.
Summer Hours - School Office
The school office is open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
New students should come in and register as soon as possible. Returning families will receive paperwork for the new school year at the Welcome Back to School Open House on Tuesday, September 6.
Centennial's August Newsletter mailed out 8/23/16 check your mail in a couple of days
Dates to Remember:
- September 6, 2016 - Welcome Back to School Open House 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (New families can arrive at 11:00 a.m. to walk through the information tables in the cafeteria and gym. Classrooms open up at 11:30 a.m.)
- September 7, 2016 - First Day of School 9:00 a.m. to 3:22 p.m.
- September 7, 8, and 9, 2016 - Kindergarten - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences. Kindergarten first day of school September 12, 2016
- September 20, 2016 - Curriculum Night grades K-5
Welcome Back to School Open House
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
- 11:00 a.m. new families to CES can start to visit the information tables in the cafeteria/gym
- 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Classrooms open to meet teacher, drop off school supplies and find desk, pick up first of the school year paperwork.
Centennial's Curriculum Night
Tuesday, September 20th
- 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Kindergarten, First and Second grade classes
- 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. Third, Fourth and Fifth grade classes
This is a meeting for parents and the teachers to go over class information, curriculm for the grade level and answer any questions.
See list of back-to-school resources
The first day of school for the Olympia School District is Wednesday, September 7! Kindergarten and Preschool begin on Monday, September 12. We have put together a few resources that will make it easier for our students and parents to get the school year off to a great start! On our back to school page you will find links to resources like school supplies, bus routes, new student registration and more.
School registration available online
School registration is available online for the 2016-17 school year. Families without computer access may do so in person between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Olympia School District Administrative Center, Room 305, 1113 Legion Way S.E. in Olympia (three-story building on the corner of Legion Way S.E. and Eastside Street). Registration assistance will also be available at school offices after they re-open following summer break. Middle and high schools will re-open on August 8, and elementary schools will re-open on August 17. For more information about student registration before schools open, contact the school district's Student Information Systems office at 360-596-6150.
Immunizations offered at no cost
The Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps is offering a free back-to-cchool immunization clinic. This free clinic will take place at Group Health Cooperative, at the Olympia Medical Center, 700 Lilly Road NE on Saturday, September 17 from 9 am to 12 p.m. It is not necessary to be a Group Health member to participate in the clinic.
Police to conduct active shooter training Aug. 17 and 31
The Olympia Police Department will conduct an active shooter training on August 17 and August 31 at the school district’s John Rogers Building, a facility on 26th Avenue Northeast that formerly housed the Olympia Regional Learning Academy and John Rogers Elementary School.
The routine annual in-service training for Olympia Police Department patrol officers will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.
The John Rogers campus, located at 2001 26th Ave. N.E., will be closed with signs around the property clearly notifying people that police training is underway. Olympia police plan to hold most of the practice inside of the building with little of the activity visible to the public. Police report the tools they will use are not expected to cause any alarming noises. An occasional loud voice may be heard by adjacent neighbors, and several police patrol vehicles will be in the building’s parking areas.
Any questions about this training may be directed to Olympia Police Lt. Paul Lower at 360-753-8410.
2016-17 district leadership assignments announced
We are pleased to announce that several individuals have been selected to serve in leadership positions for the 2016-17 school year. All positions were approved by the Olympia School Board this summer. District and school leaders work in close collaboration with other district leadership, teachers, students and families to ensure all students are successful.
District achieves many successes in 2015-16
The Olympia School District is proud of our students and staff who achieve amazing successes every day. In an effort to recognize and celebrate those achievements both inside and outside the classroom,we have compiled a 2015-16 Accomplishments list. The list includes academic, athletic and extracurricular accomplishments that involve members of the Olympia School District community.
This will be an evolving document, changing as we learn of new reasons to celebrate student achievement, continuous improvement and 100 percent commitment to quality in our district. In September of 2016, we will begin a new list for the 2016-17 school year.