O'Dea High School


We are looking forward to being back together and the upcoming school year. The purpose of this webpage is to share information on our plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Our goal is to provide clarity on decisions, procedures and protocols, as to how O’Dea will successfully continue to provide a high-quality education to our students, keeping their health and safety at the forefront of our plans 

As of August 6, 2020, as confirmed in a meeting with the Office for Catholic Schools (OCS), Archdiocesan Catholic schools, including O’Dea, will align with the reopening guidance from Governor Inslee’s office and local public health authorities. O’Dea High School will begin the fall semester with remote learning through our eSchool educational platform.

Monday, August 24th: First Day of School for Freshman and Transfer Students
Tuesday, August 25th: Freshman Orientation (No transfer students)
Wednesday, August 26th: No Classes (Staff Professional Development)
Thursday, August 27th: MAROON: First Day of School – All Students
Friday, August 28th: GOLD: All Students

On-Campus Health & Safety

Health and Safety

Health and safety are of the utmost importance to us when we return to campus. Following CDC and Washington Department of Public Health guidelines, we are taking measures to ensure a safe environment for students and staff.

  • Entering Campus: Students and staff will complete a daily online health screening process prior to entering the building. They will also be required to use hand sanitizer or wash their hands as they enter.
  • Class Sizes: Classes sizes in the hybrid model are reduced to allow for social distancing in classrooms.
  • Face Coverings: Everyone on campus is required to wear a cloth face covering at all times.
  • Transitions: There will be staggered passing periods to allow students to move between classrooms in smaller groups. Staircases and hallways will have signage indicating one-way directions. There will also be additional adult presence in the hallways to support safe transitions.
  • Cleaning: There will be additional staff to clean and disinfect all touch points at the end of each day. Classrooms will be stocked with wipes and sanitizer
  • Lunch: All students will eat lunch in their mentor group classrooms. This will allow for social distancing while also limiting students transitioning from one environment to the next. Students are not permitted to leave campus during any part of the day. Lunch deliveries will not be permitted so students should bring their lunch to school each day.
  • Visitors: Visitors will not be allowed inside the building.


Each of our learning models provide teacher guided instruction and student engagement whether the student is learning from home or in the classroom. For more detailed information on the eSchool and Hybrid models, see our updated 2020-2021 Bell Schedule page.