September 2022 | Olympic View Elementary School

From the Desk of our Principal

Welcome Back, Orca Families!

We are so happy to see kids back on campus and are looking forward to an amazing year ahead. Please know that we are so excited that your family is a part of our Orca Community.

At Olympic View:

  • We believe in the power of working together and our collective strengths and knowledge.

  • We believe in our students, families and one another.

  • We believe in our community.

  • We believe in what is possible

Thank you for partnering with us to have an amazing year!

Please reach out with any questions or if we can help you in any way.


Mrs. Lucero

Olympic View Support Staff

Karen Bell, Communications Secretary

Andra Shelley, Principal's Secretary

Michael Howard, Students Support Specialist-Dean of Students

Carla Hurst, School Counselor

Sara Lucero, Principal

General Office Contact Information

Office contact number: 360-279-5150

Attendance: 360-279-5159

Office contact email: oveinfo@ohsd.net

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Wa kids Kindergarten | Sept. 1, 2, & 6
  • First Day of School 1st-4th grade | Sept. 6
  • First Day of Kindergarten | Sept. 7
  • PTA Meeting | Sept. 14, 4:20 p.m.

Notes from the office


We are quickly approaching the end of the school year. This will be your last opportunity to rectify any unexcused absences your child may have. Monday, there will be a slip sent home with your child with specific attendance information.

Attendance tracking for the past two years has been a challenge due to COVID. However, with the pandemic recessing, attendance tracking will once again be in full swing for the 2022-2023 school year.

Thank you for your time and for making sure your child's education is a priority.


For families with incoming kindergarteners, please register online as soon as possible.

Required documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of address
  • Immunization record
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Character Strong: Respect

This month we're talking about Respect. One way to think about Respect is “seeing value in all people and things & treating them with care.” Many people feel Respected in different ways and we hope this month inspires discussions with your family about what Respect means to you and how you can practice it together!

Review Respect as a family! Remember that in our lessons we are teaching that Respect means to see value in people and things and treat them with care. Agree as a family to set aside a certain time each day this week to unplug from devices and plug into family time. It shows Respect to practice being present in the moment without the distractions that can come from technology. Debrief and discuss this challenge afterward and commit to this practice at least 1 day each week!

Counselors Corner

Hello and Welcome Back!

I hope you and your family had a fun and relaxing summer vacation. My name is Carla Hurst and I am the School Counselor at Olympic View Elementary. I have always enjoyed the energy and excitement of a new school year as we prepare to see returning students and meet many new ones! I am looking forward to a school year full of lots of successful learning and growth for our students. Again this year, I will be providing classroom lessons as part of my services for all students. Please watch for more information about these lessons and when you can expect them to happen in your child's classroom. Also, if you have any concerns about your child that you wish to discuss with me, please feel free to reach out anytime. I can be contacted at churst@ohsd.net or 360-279-5160. I am lucky to be joined again this year with additional building level counseling supports. Claire Gelrich is our Military and Family Life Counselor working with our military population and Joycelin Vester is our Mental Health Counselor who provides more in-depth individual counseling support. Both Mrs. Gelrich and Mrs. Vester split their time between Olympic View and Crescent Harbor Elementary, but we are very lucky to have them both part-time in our building. We are looking forward to getting the school year underway and are excited for the opportunity to work with the amazing students at OVE! GO ORCAS!!


I am so excited to see you all back on campus in the next few weeks! In n effort to help ease traffic flow and make the pick-up and drop-off process easier for families, our arrival and dismissal procedures have changed. Over the last several years, the number of families who drive to and from school has increased significantly. This has led to some challenges in traffic congestion, especially during dismissal. There are a few ways you can help:

  • Utilize our transportation services, if you qualify for busing. Please be sure to check the transportation website for more information.
  • Walk or bike to school! This is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors and develop a shared plan for getting to and from school.
* If you need help developing the best route for your child(ren), please reach out!

  • Carpool. If you need to drive, then drive together!
  • If you must drive, there are some changes that you'll need to be aware of including:
* Please do not wait/park on campus or on NE Regatta Street. This is for the safety of our community and to help ensure the smooth running of our transportation routes.

We really appreciate your continued support of our Orca Community and need your help ensuring the safety of our community and students and easing the traffic congestion during dismissal.

See you all soon,

Mrs. Lucero

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All vehicles must enter campus via the south entrance (nearest the CDC).

In order to ensure the safety of all students, families, and staff.

  • Follow directions of all staff members.
  • Drive slowly and keep a watchful eye out for students!
  • Students may be on campus at 8:30 AM.
  • Any time you enter the building, please check in at the front office.
  • All students will enter the building through the main entrance at arrival.
  • For drive-through dismissal, no parking/waiting on campus or on NE Regatta St. before 3:15 PM.


Morning drop-off is in front of the school. Please use the drop-off lane closest to the main building. Pull forward to the farthest point possible for the best traffic flow. For your child(ren)'s safety, if you park in the front lot, you MUST accompany your child(ren) across the crosswalk to the front of the school. If your child(ren) needs extra time to unload, please park in the parking lot at the front of the building and walk your child across to the front entrance of the building.


If there are changes in the dismissal plans for your child(ren), please call the office before 1:30 PM to ensure there is sufficient time to pass on the information.

If your child(ren) needs extra time to load, please park in the parking lot at the front of the building and walk your child across the crosswalk to the front entryway of the building.

Front of the School Dismissal

  • If walking, please meet your child(ren) at the front of the building.
  • If driving and parking, authorized adults must walk to the front of the building and escort their child to the car.

Drive-Through Dismissal- Back of School

**For drive-through dismissal, no parking/waiting on campus or on NE Regatta St. before 3:15 PM. All Families will be given a car tag to place in their car for drive-up dismissal. When you enter campus at the south entrance, please have your car tag on the left side of your car's front window or the driver's side window.

  • Have your car tag with your students first and last name visible.
  • Please have a card in every car that is authorized to pick up your child.
  • Additional cards are available, please tell your child(ren)'s teacher or call the office if you need a new one or an extra.
  • Pull your vehicle up so that the car door is lined up with the cone.
  • Please remain in your vehicle during pick up.
  • Follow directions of the staff that are directing traffic. We want to have the process be as safe and quick as possible.
  • Pick up your child(ren when they are at a cone, and not before.
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All health plans and healthcare provider orders are good for one school year only. If your child needs a health plan or needs to take medication during the school day for the school year 2021-2022 (this includes any prescription, over the counter medications, or inhalers used at school, during team sports practices, or after school activities), please download the appropriate form from the district website https://www.ohsd.net/Page/2126. Forms may also be picked up in your school's office. Please drop off medications and physician signed individual health plans BEFORE the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2021. Beat the rush - the office staff can take your forms and medications in August! If you would like to speak or meet with Nurse White please leave a message with the office staff or send an email to rwhite@ohsd.net. Looking forward to a healthy and safe new school year!


Please join our Olympic View PTA

For more information please contact them at:



On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/OVEPTA


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Importance of this form

We strongly encourage all parents to submit a Free and Reduced Lunch Form. Filling out a meal application may help provide many resources for your student and their school. You may pick up an application at any school or the district office. Electronic forms are available on our website or by accessing the Food Service tab in Skyward Family Access. It's critical our families complete this step. Much of our school's funding is tied around our free or reduced meal percentage. Please take a few minutes to fill out the form and see if you qualify. Families who do qualify may be eligible for additional federal benefits later this year. Please contact us if you have any questions.

COVID Questions?

If you are looking for information or have questions about COVID or quarantine please use this link or phone number.



360-678-2301 Mon - Fri 08:00- 4:30pm

About Olympic View Elementary

Our office hours are 8:30 am -4:00 pm. Please feel free to contact us for any questions or information that you might need.