• Two girls playing with apples.In The Know November 2020
    Download newsletter (PDF) Congratulations! Congratulations to our SPSCC crew. SPSCC submitted the winning name for our newsletter. Our newsletter […]
  • 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 […]
  • Person using a laptop and mobile device.Daily Symptom Checker — Coming November 2!
    Stay healthy & stay safe As part of our phased building reopening, all staff at the Tyee site and Olympic Academy will complete a Daily Symptom […]
  • Child enjoying fallOctober 2020
    Download newsletter (PDF) Name This Newsletter! The contest for our new newsletter’s name is currently underway. Each center will submit their name […]
  • 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 […]
  • CoronavirusCOVID-19 Updates
    If you are coming in to the office today, please fill out the Daily Symptom Checker. Check out the agency’s Return-to-Work Plan. COVID-19 […]
  • handshakeBoard Vacancy
    Capital Region Educational Service District 113 is seeking applicants interested in filling the Director District #5 board position that encompasses […]
  • budget binder, charts, calculatorESD 113 Budget Adoption for 2020-21
    At the ESD 113 board meetings every month, the executive leadership shares the ESD’s progress on our budget schedule.  At the budget hearing […]
  • Investigations folder on keyboardFraudulent Unemployment Claims
    ESD 113 operates an unemployment risk pool, which, in a normal year, may see 400 claims. Superintendent Dana Anderson updated the ESD 113 Board of […]
  • Cheryl VanceSpecial Recognition: Kickstart the Restart
    Cheryl Vance joined the July 2020 ESD 113 board meeting as a representative of our Kickstart the Restart campaign. Enrollment has been high — these […]
  • 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 […]
  • people hiking on a trail with backpacksUpdated ESD 113 Goals
    After several months of reflection and discussion, the Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors updated the agency’s strategic goals at their […]
  • Olympic Academy staff via ZoomSpecial Recognition: Olympic Academy
    At their meeting on June 10, 2020, the Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors recognized Olympic Academy for a successful first year. Director […]
  • 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 […]
  • Tracye Ferguson talking to Dana AndersonWelcome, Tracye!
    Tracye Ferguson Named Assistant Superintendent of Early Learning Tracye Ferguson today joins Capital Region Educational Service District 113 (ESD […]
  • microphone on a table, people sitting in backgroundESD 113 Board Meeting — March 2020
    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Superintendent Dana Anderson updated our Board on what’s happening around the state and how it affects schools in our […]
  • 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 […]
  • CRISC and GRAVITY team, with BarbSpecial Recognition — Barbara Wischer
    The GRAVITY staff nominated Barbara Wischer, Senior Systems Analyst in our CRISC department, for special recognition at the February 2020 ESD 113 […]
  • Dana, Lisa, DonSpecial Recognition — Lisa Summers
    “If you want to see PE class done well, come and visit me,” says Lisa Summers, Capital Region ESD 113’s 2020 regional teacher of […]
  • 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 […]
  • person in an orange safety vest holding a clipboard, writingSafety Meeting Minutes — December 2019
    December 23, 2019 11:00 am | Satsop Room Call to order: Jamie B. Members Present: Shelley B., Kristi P. Admin. Rep: Ed O. Guests: Bob P., (Jason A., […]
  • 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 […]
  • Dana, Stephanie, Shiloh, DonSpecial Recognition—Capital Event Center Staff
    The Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors celebrated the work of the Capital Event Center staff at their January 2020 meeting. They keep various […]
  • 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 […]
  • young child writing on paperWe’re Hiring!
    Capital Region ESD 113 is looking for an Assistant Superintendent who will lead program development and manage daily operations of our Sound to […]
  • Don, Cal, Denise, DanaSpecial Recognition—Denise Wolff
    The Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors recognized Denise Wolff, Director of School Finance, at their December 11, 2019, meeting. She is a […]
  • Male in plaid shirt typing on laptopAccessibility Policy
    Our staff has been hard at work making our website and documents accessible for all! Capital Region ESD 113 is moving toward creating an […]
  • 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 […]
  • Dana administers the oath of office to SusanWelcome, Susan Fortin
    The Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors appointed Susan Fortin to replace Rick Anthony at their November 13, 2019, meeting. Susan recently […]
  • Don, Carrie, and DanaSpecial Recognition—Carrie Sherman
    The Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors honored Carrie Sherman at their meeting on November 13, 2019, for her significant contributions to our […]
  • Adopt-a-Road signTrash Pick-Up
    The Sustainability Committee has organized a trash pick-up event along our adopted section of Tyee Drive on Friday, November 1, 2019. They will head […]
  • ADA Accessibility Training
    Learn how to create ADA accessible documents (and remediate existing PDFs). Presented by Cindy Jouper 360-464-6708 | [email protected] Creating […]
  • holiday cookies on a plateCookie Exchange—December 13
    Save the date: On December 13*, come and exchange your favorite homemade holiday cookies with your ESD friends! Make cookie bundles to hand out […]
  • stack of blanketsBlanket Drive
    Each year, the ESD supports a group of families from our Early Learning Program and a group of students from our youth programs for the holidays. […]
  • 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! […]
  • new employees, Oct 2019Welcome New Staff!
    A cohort of new ESD team members participated in our first “We Are ESD 113” orientation event of the 2019–20 school year! They joined us […]
  • Dana, Debbie, and DonSpecial Recognition
    Thank you, Debbie Leonard, for getting us to and through September payroll! This season has been particularly challenging with the significant […]
  • rick anthonyRick Anthony Retirement
    Rick Anthony, who was appointed to the Capital Region Educational Service District 113 Board of Directors in 2006, resigned his position on October […]
  • handshakeSeeking Applicants for Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors
    Capital Region Educational Service District 113 is seeking applicants interested in filling the Director District #1 board position that encompasses […]
  • 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: […]
  • SpaghettiESD 113 Family Night
    Pasta! Games! Cupcakes! Fun for the whole family. Date: October 18, 2019 Time: 5–7pm Location: ESD 113 (6005 Tyee Dr. SW Tumwater, WA 98512) Join us […]
  • Fall leaves and grassESD 113 Harvest Festival
    Date: October 31, 2019 Time: 11am–1pm Location: Pacific, Grays Harbor and Thurston Rooms Soup, Stew & Chili Cook Off Show off your cooking […]
  • 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 […]
  • group of teenage friends, laughingBoard Proclamation
    The ESD 113 Board of Directors proclaimed that October is Bullying Prevention Month. “Unity Day” is coming up on October 23, 2019. Read […]
  • Gayle Capsel2019 Classified Employee of the Year
    Our region’s 2019 Classified School Employee of the Year, Gayle Capsel, stopped by the September ESD 113 Board meeting to thank the the Board […]
  • ESD staff receiving certificatesSpecial Recognition
    At the September ESD 113 Board of Directors meeting, the board celebrated recent accomplishments of ESD staff. Some of these staff (Scott Killough, […]
  • leadership team members walking to a work stationLaunching a New Year
    The leadership team met for the first time in the 2019–20 school year on September 9. The purpose of these meetings is to increase the productivity […]
  • 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 […]
  • Cupcakes, laid out in the shape of the number 50ESD 113’s 50th Birthday Party
    Before their meeting on July 10, the Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors joined ESD staff for a cookout to celebrate 50 years of ESD service. […]
  • Person using a calculatorUpcoming Budget Hearing
    Cal Brodie presented a preview of ESD 113’s proposed 2019–20 budget to the Board of Directors on July 10, 2019. The Board will conduct a public […]
  • 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 […]
  • cupcake with sparkler on topNifty, Nifty — Look Who’s 50!
    You’re Invited Join Capital Region ESD 113 for grilled burgers/veggie burgers, chips, pasta salad, fruit, dessert, and drinks to celebrate 50 […]
  • moving boxes stacked upOn the Move — Teaching & Learning, Student Support
    As Superintendent Dana Anderson mentioned in his email on June 13, 2019, with the retirement of Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Mike […]
  • Mike HickmanSpecial Recognition
    After 41 years in public education, Mike Hickman, our assistant superintendent of student support, retired on Wednesday, June 12. The board of […]
  • moving boxes stacked upOn the Move — Fiscal Services
    To make way for the new Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) Executive Director Jessica Vavrus — whose office will be located here at […]
  • ESD 113 buildingWork Day & Work Week Policy
    On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the Board of Directors voted to eliminate the ESD’s Work Day and Work Week Policy 5220, which designates ESD business […]
  • 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 […]
  • ""Performance and Development Plan
    The ESD goal is to have 100% of our annual Performance and Development Plan (PDPs) complete by August 31. Your supervisor should contact you soon to […]
  • ""Hope Theory
    If you’re looking forward to summer reading, a lot has been written on the science of hope. Kelly Johnston joined the leadership team meeting on May […]
  • ""Early Learning Updates
    Sandy Nelson, Interim Director of Early Learning, presented a program overview for the 2019–20 school year to the Leadership Team at the meeting on […]
  • Don, Lai Wan, Dana, Stacey, SaraSpecial Recognition
    On behalf of the Board of Directors, Board Chair Don Rash and Superintendent Dana Anderson recognize members of the ESD Response Team: Erin Wick, […]
  • Helene, Dana, Andy, DonSpecial Recognition
    On behalf of the Board of Directors, Board Chair Don Rash and Superintendent Dana Anderson recognize members of the WASA Leadership Team; Joel Aune, […]
  • 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 […]
  • Annie MerrittOnboarding New ESD Staff
    Annie Merritt, our Onboarding & Training Coordinator, shared with the Board the relatively new process here at the ESD to welcome new staff. Her […]
  • Dana, Scott, Ron, and DonESD Board Honors AWSP
    On behalf of the entire Association of Washington School Principals team, Scott Seaman and Ron Sisson joined the Board at their April meeting to be […]
  • Dana, John, and DonESD Board Honors 2018 Principal of the Year
    Pioneer School District’s new superintendent, John Gummel, was a principal in the Kelso School District last year when he was awarded 2018 […]
  • people typing on computersQmlativ is LIVE
    Qmalitv is now online! Take some time to get familiar with Skyward’s new format. Reminders: Time Tracking (the True Time equivalent in Qmlativ) […]
  • caution - wet floorSafety & Security
    Ed Otos has revamped our safety & security materials. They will be prominently featured at all of our new employee orientations, but current […]
  • handshake between employeesNew Employee Orientation
    Our next new employee orientation is scheduled for April 16, 2019. On that morning, our newest employees will learn more about Capital Region ESD […]
  • trash pick upNeighborhood Spring Clean-Up
    The Tumwater Chamber of Commerce is hosting a neighborhood spring clean-up event. Please consider joining them if you have available time during your […]
  • 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 […]
  • Adopt-a-Road signAdopt a Road
    Did you know that Capital Region ESD 113 has adopted a stretch of Tyee Drive? You can find our sign near the Costco entrance. Our Sustainability […]
  • target with dart in the bullseyeOn Target Together! 
    Our ESD offers many programs and services that could help our districts meet their goals — and save money — now that the “McCleary fix” is forcing […]
  • shaking handsSpecial Recognition
    Capital Region ESD 113’s Board of Directors and Board Chair Don Rash, as well as Superintendent Dana Anderson, honored the Washington State […]
  • 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 […]