• Lake and road at sunsetExecutive Team Strategic Retreat – 10/29/21
    Executive-level leaders from across the agency spent the day together reflecting on leadership, how the agency has changed, and the first session of […]
  • Sunrise at Lila Lake in the Alpine Lake Wilderness. Central Cascade mountain range, Washington State, July 2019.Superintendent’s Message: Indigenous Peoples’ Day
    Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day! Today is a day set aside to honor the culture and people who inhabited the lands where we reside. Their way of being, […]
  • hands holding puzzle piecesAll-Staff Equity Series Starts October 18
    We are eager to welcome Jahmad Canley to lead ESD 113’s year-long Equity Series beginning October 18, 2021. As the CEO of Potential Unleashed […]
  • CoronavirusCOVID-19 Updates
    Vaccine Attestation Form COVID Testing at ESD 113   […]
  • Seeking Applicants for the ESD 113 Board of Directors
    Capital Region Educational Service District 113 is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Board of Directors. There are four positions up […]
  • HappyCapital Region ESD 113 Board Embraces Change
    Contributed by Dr. Al Cohen, Chair of the Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors at the July 14, 2021 board meeting. Today, my opening remarks […]
  • Younger hands holding older handsNew Washington State Long-Term Care Program and Employee Tax
    Washington State has passed a new law mandating long-term care (LTC) benefits for Washington residents. This is the nation’s first public, […]
  • Child painting with water colorsIn The Know May 2021
    (Download pdf) WHAT’S NEW? May 2021 Updates CAREERS AT SOUND TO HARBOR: CURRENT & FUTURE OPENINGS Our centers are growing! We are currently […]
  • Capital Region ESD 113 BoardBoard of Directors Recognizes Black History Month
    Capital Region ESD 113 joins our partners across the state in examining our history and building a better future, together. The Board of Directors […]
  • COVID-19 Checklist
    Checklist for responding to suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 Adapted from the Washington State Department of Health (Version: December 11, […]
  • Ugly winter sweaters on a blue background113 Ugly Sweater Week 2020
    113 Ugly Sweater Week is upon us! Join your colleagues in donning your best ugly sweater from December 7 to 11, 2020. Upload a picture to Workplace […]
  • hands holding a giftGiving Tree 2020
    Welcome to this year’s Virtual Giving Tree! Our tree supports children/youth/students age 18 and under who are receiving ongoing, direct […]
  • hands stacked togetherSpirit Award 2020
    Purpose The Spirit Award is intended to encourage teamwork around the agency. It highlights departments/programs/individuals who go above and beyond […]
  • person wearing jeans, walking up stairsIs It Friday Yet?
    Capital Region ESD 113 has a business casual environment. We provide public-facing services to leaders at all levels of the educational system, and […]
  • happy employeeReturn-to-Work Plan
    Download Printable Version (pdf) PHASE 1 PHASE 2 PHASE 3 PHASE 4 Work Assignments All staff will tele-work during regular business hours, as […]
  • zoom callDrop-In With Dana
    Working remotely can get lonely. Join Superintendent Dana Anderson via Zoom for a weekly chat every Friday at noon: Ask questions, connect with […]
  • worker completing an inspectionPre-Inspection Assessment
    Why Inspection Occurs WA State Department of Labor and Industries, Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) does not need a specific […]
  • person typing on a computer, smilingGetting Connected From Home
    Here’s a roundup of popular internet service providers and what they’re doing — from hotspots to data upgrades to fee waivers — to help […]
  • Worker on video conferenceTelecommuting
    Stay Connected Check in with coworkers Make a call, even if just to say hello Send an email Schedule a video conference (remember to follow all tech […]
  • Woman stretching at computerTelecommuting
    Take a Break Establish working hours, and stick to them Get up, and move around Take a walk (even if it’s around your home) Stretch often to keep […]
  • a properly set up workspaceTelecommuting
    Check Your Space Designate a specific area for work setup Ensure adequate lighting Clear clutter Watch for potential trip hazards Cords or items on […]
  • Clipboard that says "Safety Procedures"Safety Meeting Minutes — February 2020
    February 24, 2020 9:00 AM | Satsop Room Call to order: Ed O., Acting Chair Temp. Members Present: Shelley B., Nichol L., Kristi P., Jamie B., Arlin […]
  • hand washing in a sink with water runningStay Healthy!
    The 24/7 news cycle can create hyper awareness of world health issues that may create anxiety. Among many items in the national news, you have […]
  • Assorted filing cabinetsSurplus Items Available!
    Does your department need a filing cabinet? A safe? How about a sit-and-stand mount for your desk? We have several available in the warehouse! Please […]
  • cars parked in a parking lotParking & Entry
    Changes are coming to parking & entry at Capital Region ESD 113, starting February 1! Tyee Site Employees Please park in the back of the building […]
  • capitolPolicy Advocacy
    The 2020 Legislative Session starts next week! Will you be involved in legislative advocacy or legislative testimony? The Public Disclosure […]
  • thumbs up and downCommunications Survey Results
    Thank you to the 258 staff (79% of us!) who completed our communications survey. Your feedback is important. We will use your input to clarify our […]
  • snowy sceneInclement Weather
    As a general rule, the ESD does not close for weather events (either good ones or bad ones). If the ESD offices are closed, and you have signed up […]
  • colorful strings of light, hands holding a heartHoliday Blood Drive
    (Posted on behalf of Bloodworks Northwest) ‘Tis the season for cookies and milk, and that ever-important blood donation. During the holiday […]
  • data on an electronic screenWhat Questions Do You Ask of Data?
    Data review should not be a “dumpster dive” into information. We need to be intentional. What questions do you ask when you’re looking at data? The […]
  • computer keyboard, pen, glasses, cactus, notebookAdministrative Professionals Conference
    Capital Region ESD 113 is hosting a new conference to support administrative professionals in our region! The event will be held on April 24, and […]
  • capitol building2020 Legislative Session
    Washington’s next legislative session starts on January 13, 2020. Capital Region ESD 113’s legislative priorities are posted on the ESD website. And […]
  • Employees sitting around a table, talkingYour Voice Counts!
    We’re looking for ways to improve internal communication within the agency — please let us know what ideas you have. We’ll use your […]
  • giving tree in the lobbyGiving Tree 2019
    Our Annual Giving Tree has arrived in the main lobby! Our tree supports children/youth/students age 21 and under who are receiving ongoing, direct […]
  • person wearing jeans and boots, walking up stairsCasual Week
    The Capital Region ESD 113 main building on Tyee Dr SW in Tumwater is closing to the public at 3 pm on Wednesday, November 27, and will remain closed […]
  • Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)ESD 113 Team Member Wins National Award
    George Christoph has been teaching for 51 years with no plans to retire. Most recently, he taught at River Ridge High School for ten years. His […]
  • gloved hand cleaning an arm with a cotton ballFlu Prevention
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, “The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year.” We can help! […]
  • Male in plaid shirt typing on laptopEmployee Incident Reports Now Online!
    In an effort to simplify the incident reporting process we are happy to announce the Employee Incident Report form is now available online. Process: […]
  • person wearing jeans and rubber gloves, picking up trash outsideNeighborhood Clean-up
    The Tumwater Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a neighborhood clean-up. If you can help, please meet at the Deschutes Print & Stitch located in […]
  • calendar on a deskFall 2019
    September 20: Annual All-Staff Event (everyone comes!) October 3–4: Leadership Team Retreat (for Leadership Team!) October 10: “We Are ESD […]
  • targets with arrowsGoal Updates
    It’s time for a goal refresh — and the conversation is getting started. Our current draft goals read as follows: Close the Gap: Support school […]
  • music notesAll-Staff Event UPDATE
    You’re invited (and expected!) to come to our annual All-Staff Event on September 20. We’re excited to get us all in the same room to get […]
  • ESD's employees at last year's clean-up eventNeighborhood Clean-up
    The Tumwater Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Fall Neighborhood Clean-Up event. If you have available time during your lunch break on Friday, […]
  • person wearing jeans and sneakers, sitting next to a laptopThis Week: Casual Friday — & THURSDAY!
    Who couldn’t use a little mid-week, nearing-the-end-of-summer good news? Well, this week we are relaxing our typical “dress […]
  • American flagJuly 4th Holiday
    Capital Region ESD 113 is celebrating July 4! Our building will close to the public at 3 pm on Wednesday, July 3, and remain closed all day on […]
  • ESD 113 buildingBuilding Hour Update
    Capital Region ESD 113 is trying new hours for our main building at 6005 Tyee Dr SW! Starting on Monday, June 3, 2019, the building will be open to […]
  • ""Crucial Accountability Training
    When people see accountability as “someone else’s job,” they waste time and resources. And it affects morale. In fact, research […]
  • mexican ponchoTaco Bar
    The Capital Region ESD 113 Events Committee invites ESD staff to a Taco Bar & Towel Drive on Friday, May 4, 11:30 am – 1 pm, outside the Warming […]
  • employee typing on a computer keyboardSkyward Employee Access
    Skyward Employee Access is unavailable from about 3 pm on Tuesday, March 26, through April 8, as we migrate to Qmlativ. Learn more about the Qmlativ […]
  • children clappingNew ESD Websites
    The ESD website has changed! It’s good to keep our brand up-to-date. And we’re excited to ensure our site is inclusive and […]
  • Capital Region ESD 113 “Dress Code”
    ESD 113 has a business casual environment. We provide public-facing services to leaders at all levels of the educational system, and interact with […]