WEEK OF 01/25/2021

MS. ADAMS’ MATH TUTORING STARTS THURSDAY

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:45 to 3:45

Mr. O got a job as a teacher at another school, but not to worry, Ms. Adams is ready to take over tutoring in Math on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45PM to 3:45PM starting Thursday 01/28/2021. She has experience in most levels and has taught classes here at Olympian both last year and this year. No need to sign up, students just show up to the online live session using this google meets link. Once in, please have them type in their name and ID, that is it!

Military Families: Ms. Adams will also be working through the Military grant to offer Math tutoring services on Mondays after school, there will be a separate announcement about that when it start.

We thank Ms. Adams for being available for the Olympian students.

YEARBOOK INFORMATION

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SENIOR EAGLES, FRIENDS AND FAMILIES!

Yearbook will be having special pricing for Senior Ads beginning in February. Senior ads are a great way of congratulating that special Senior whether they’re your friend or family. Ads are also a great way for you and your friends to carve out a special section in the yearbook that is customized for your group.

EARLY EAGLE SPECIAL on YEARBOOK ADS

From February 1st to the 12th purchase your ads at a limited time discounted price!

Full Page ads will be $185

1/2 Page ads are $95

1/4 Page ads priced at $50

1/8 Pages ads selling at $30

Prices are only for a limited time and will go up after this deal is over. Take advantage of these prices to say something special to someone in the yearbook!

Senior ads can be purchased at the following link:

https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1661839

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Rick Dominguez

Art Teacher, Yearbook Adviser

Olympian High School

DONATE YOUR SPARE CHANGE FOR POLIO

The Sunshine Rotary of Chula Vista will be collecting money for the fight against Polio (last year it was called Pennies for Polio). Please consider coming by with your spare change and will accept money that rolls or folds. I will see you there – Mr. Govea

ENGAGE IN STEAM – MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Click on the link for the Engage in Steam Sweetwater District Newsletter

PEER COUNSELOR CORNER ON THURSDAYS DURING LUNCH

Peer Counselors on Twitter: "Good morning, everyone! Have a blessed  weekend! 🤗"

Peer Counselor Corner: A safe space for peer support and guidance


Do you have a quick question? Do you need peer insight to a scenario? OR do you just want to make friends? Stop by Peer Counselor Corner every Thursday during lunch!

Join with Google Meet
meet.google.com/jbg-tohr-mqg

Join by phone
‪(US) +1 513-480-5043 PIN: ‪798 761 309#

KOHS NEWS

WELLNESS MESSAGE FROM THE COUNSELING CENTER

Staff Resources / Wellness

Pandemic & Politics

Taking Care of your Emotional Health during a disaster, emergency, crisis, pandemic, politics, etc.
Remember: it is okay to stay informed but it is also okay to take breaks too. (READ FULL ARTICLE FROM CDC: emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfcare.asp )

•Stay informed– When you feel that you are missing information, you may become more stressed or nervous. Watch, listen to, or read the news for updates from officials. Be aware that there may be rumors during a crisis, especially on social media. Always check your sources and turn to reliable sources of information like your local government authorities.
•Avoid too much exposure to news– Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories. It can be upsetting to hear about the crisis and see images repeatedly. Try to do enjoyable activities and return to normal life as much as possible and check for updates between breaks.
•Seek help when needed– If distress impacts activities of your daily life for several days or weeks, talk to a clergy member, counselor, or doctor, or contact the SAMHSA helpline at 1-800-985-5990

READ FULL ARTICLE from CDC: emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfcare.asp

#BeWellEagles,
OHS Counselors

WEEKLY MILITARY ZOOM GROUPS

Military Family Support Group – Dedicated to honoring and empowering  Service Members, Veterans, and their families in El Dorado County,  California

We have Counselors that are assigned to Olympian High School to help military families and their students. Please join them in the Weekly Military Student or Parent Zoom , clik on this link for the groups: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BPxw88XQrQo7XOC_sAY62cRpO6gm_WOF/view

COUNSELOR EVENT CALENDAR

Did you know that the counseling center has a calendar or events and supports for students on their calendar? Click on this link for the Counseling Center Events Calendar

ENGINEERING CLUB TO HOST AMAZON ENGINEERING CAREER PANEL

Amazon Future Engineer | Homepage

On January 27 from 3:00-4:00 PM, the STEM Club will be hosting “Engineering at Amazon,” a career panel event with a mechanical and civil engineer at Amazon. Students will be able to ask questions from these speakers, in addition to receiving what may be crucial advice for future classes to take.

Please include this RSVP link so students can submit their questions for prior approval: https://tinyurl.com/SC-Jan-RSVP

WEEK OF 01/18/2020

ATHLETICS UPDATE

A Message from Ms. Scott and Ms. Haynes

One of the things we have all been anxiously awaiting, besides a safe return to school, is a safe return to athletic competition. CIF recently released a statement on the status of Athletics, but ultimately, SUHSD has final say on what we do in our district. Please read the important update below on Athletics:

https://tinyurl.com/SUHSDAthleticsUpdateJan15

As stated in the update above, the clearance website will open on Wednesday, January 20th for the only two allowable Purple Tier Sports: Cross Country and Swim & Dive. This does not guarantee that we will be starting competition, but solely that we are getting athletes prepared, so in the event that we get the green light from the district, we are ready to go! If your child is interested in playing either of those two sports, it is recommended that if you haven’t already done so, please make sure you have a valid physical and valid health insurance. All physicals must be valid through June 2021. You must also complete the online clearance process. More information to come on Clearance Dates and Times. Please visit our Athletics page on our school website for detailed instructions on how to clear for a sport, as well as insurance information and details on a location that does walk-in physicals:

http://olh.sweetwaterschools.org/athletics/

If you or your child has any questions about a specific sport, please click on the link for Coach Contact Information and email the specific coach regarding your questions or concerns. As always, if you have any other questions, please reach out to Athletic Director – Ms. Stilwell, morgan.stilwell@sweetwaterschools.org.

SENIOR UPDATE – CLASS OF 2021

As of right now, there has been no official word on the status of the Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony. Having said that, Olympian High has selected a tentative date of Friday, June 4, 2021 for the Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony, whether traditional, virtual, or other. While we don’t know what the status of the pandemic will be at that point, we want to make sure we are prepared. All San Diego County and SUHSD COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed. Backup plans are currently being developed in the event that we will not be able to host a traditional graduation ceremony.

Community Service: Just a reminder, our official guidance from the district for this school year is that the class of 2021 will not be required to meet the minimum 30 hours of community service in order to be eligible for graduation. Because the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency has extended the order to stay home and eliminate any gatherings, and the social distancing requirements remain in place, we do not want to expose students to any potential harm. The community service requirement has been eliminated for the class of 2021.

In the meantime, our Graduation Retail partner, SoCal Recognition, has updated their website to streamline the process of purchasing graduation items, as all items will be directly sent to the home of the student. Please remember that purchasing your cap/gown and any other graduation products is optional. Please follow the instructions below:

STEP #1:

All Graduates are required to “REGISTER” online with SoCal Recognition, Inc. at www.SoCalRecognition.com

STEP #2:

Seniors and Senior Families will receive an email confirming their registration information and can go back online to https://www.socalrecognition.com/ to complete their order for all Graduation Products including Caps & Gowns.

CURRENT PROMO CODES (Case Sensitive):

25OFFDIP = 25% OFF Custom Diploma Plaques

SpringGrad21 = 10% OFF Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Packages

ColdNights20 = 20% OFF Senior Sherpa Pullover OR Senior Performance Hoodie Sweatshirt

**Promo Codes are applicable through March 1, 2021 and must be applied at the time of checkout (cannot be applied retroactively once an order is completed).**

SPECIAL NOTE: All Graduation Products are manufactured, packaged, and drop-shipped directly to the student’s home address including the Cap & Gown unit. To confirm, Caps & Gowns will be shipped separately and delivered directly home to each Senior prior to the Graduation Commencement Events in the Spring. 

DIRECT LINK TO SENIOR GRADUATION PRODUCTS PRESENTATION

https://www.socalrecognition.com/welcome-assembly

Please contact SoCal Recognition, Inc. if you have any questions or concerns regarding those items. Email: Support@SoCalRecognition.com     

GET HELP FROM A PEER TUTOR DURING LUNCH OR AFTER SCHOOL

Ms. Sheppard’s peer tutors are ready to help students in a variety of academic programs during lunch and after school. These are students that have experience in a course students may be taking and have been trained on student support. Please click on the Peer Tutoring Calendar for a list of courses and times available.

MR. O’S MATH TUTORING CONTINUES

We are happy to announce that Mr. Oyorzabal, our Cohort Math Teacher, will be available for online tutoring this semester!

Until Friday 01/22/2025, he will be available for tutoring during period 4, 5 and 6 students, just go to his google meet link after they are done with the synchronous portion of your class:

Tutoring Link: https://classroom.google.com/c/MjI0ODA1MDQ4MzE3?cjc=4lpdfqs

After School: Mr. O will be available all semester, Monday through Thursday from 2:45PM to 3:45PM, to help with any level of Math using the same link as above.

SHEDULE THIS WEEK

ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES

The Hybrid Return / Attendance

A reminder to parents, caregivers and students: Attendance is based on the asynchronous (live) portion of each class, students must log in with their teacher and remain in the online class until dismissed. Every class has an asynchronous (not live) portion in which they can finish their work, so students should be working throughout the day, much like the hours they kept when we attending school physically.

To report absences due to technical issues, we ask that students take a screen-print of the problem and report it to attendance using the new Attendance Change Request for Tech Issues (Only)

To contact our Attendance Office please call (619) 656 – 2400 (press #1) or via email at diana.enriques@sweetwaterschools.org

CONSIDER A CLASS IN CYBERSECURITY

Report: Cybersecurity Incidents at K-12 Schools Nearly Tripled in 2019 -  Campus Safety

Did you know that Olympian will be offering a class on CYBERSECURITY? You can sign up for it next month when you sign up for next year’s classes. To give you an idea of what the class will be about, here is a link from Mr. Claudio about Interesting Facts about CyberSecurity

JOIN THE INTERACT CLUB

The Interact Clubs are established world wide in partnership with the Rotary Club International, who give scholarships to students at Olympian every year. They do fundraising and community events for local and worldwide projects and students can apply for the scholarship through the club. For information about what the club is about please click on the Interact Clubs webpage.

If you would like more information about joining, please fill out the Interact Club Interest Form

WEEK OF 01/11/2021

WELCOME BACK MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy New Year!

I hope you were all able to have a happy, healthy, and restful winter break.

As we near the beginning of the second semester, I would like to thank you for your support and look forward to our continued partnership in providing each of our students with a quality education during these challenging times.

I also want to keep you informed of some changes at Olympian:

Administration

Congratulations to our former AP, Ms. Lora Bumatay, who is now principal at Chula Vista Middle School. Also, congratulations are in order for Ms. Sasha Scott, who is now our part time office AP and works the rest of the time leading Assistant Principals around the district.

We are thrilled to have Ms. Angie Santana as a full time AP at OHS.

Finally, we are excited to welcome our new Activities AP, Ms. Sesha Haynes. Ms. Haynes, a former teacher of the year, comes to us from Sweetwater High full of energy and passion.

Class Schedules

As we continue to navigate distance learning, we can agree that we need to find new ways to ensure students have any and every opportunity to be successful. Over the break, administration and counseling staff reviewed student grades and schedules. We opened some support classes to assist students during the second semester. We also made some changes to allow students to better focus on their core classes. Please make sure to review your student’s schedule before classes resume on Wednesday. If you have any questions, please please us this link to reach out to your student’s counselor

Dianne Huslin, Principal

MR. O’S MATH TUTORING FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS

We are happy to announce that Mr. Oyorzabal, our Cohort Math Teacher, will be available for tutoring this semester!

During School: For then next two weeks, until Friday 01/22/2025, he will be available for tutoring during period 4, 5 and 6, just go to his google meet link after you are done with the synchronous portion of your class:

Tutoring Link: https://classroom.google.com/c/MjI0ODA1MDQ4MzE3?cjc=4lpdfqs

After School: Mr. O will be available all semester Monday through Thursday from 2:45PM to 3:45PM, use the same link you see above to sign in.

SCHEDULE NEXT TWO WEEKS

WELCOME TO OUR NEW ASB ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Sweetwater High Star Teacher Sesha Haynes Named San Diego County Teacher of  the Year – Sweetwater Currents

Olympian High Eagle Community would like to welcome Ms. Sesha Haynes, as our new Assistant Principal of Student Activities! Ms. Haynes comes to us from Sweetwater High School as an extremely spirited 14 year teacher in Special Education, coach, club advisor, as well as District TOSA, and 2019 San Diego County Teacher of the Year. She is eager to join the Eagle Family and continue to promote and contribute to our excellent Eagle spirit, culture, and community! Welcome Ms. Haynes!

STUDENT SELF-SERVICE PASSWORD RESET

Top Ten Reasons You Need to Change Your Password

The default password is too easy for others to know and use, don’t let their online safety and security be compromised. To change their password, students first register for Self-Service Password Reset, instructions on how to do it can be found following this link:  www.sweetwaterschools.org/passwordmanagement/ 

It will also ask them security questions in case they need to recover their password. After changing their password ask them not to share it with anyone. Any issues please don’t hesitate to ask for help by emailing  james.pele@sweetwaterschools.org., our technician.

OLYMPIAN HIGH SCHOOL – Where Champions are Made

MOVING TO A NEW SCHOOL?

Nicole Dieker: moving back to the Midwest was the best money I ever spent -  Vox

Hello Olympian Families,

If you are planning to move over winter break and/or have your student enroll in another school for second semester, please contact our registrars as soon as possible to start the disenrollment process and coordinate textbook and laptop drop off, etc. You will need the paperwork for the new school.

Please contact:

Karla.ybanez@sweetwaterschools.org for students last names A – M

Maria.deleon3@sweetwaterschools.org for students last names N – Z

The first day back of second semester is Wednesday, January 13, 2020.

Thank you, OHS Administration

Winter Break 2020

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MS. HUSLIN

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Dear Olympian Students and Families,

We are off to take a much needed winter break.

Last year around this time, our school was proudly engaging in many student activities to showcase their many talents. When our school doors closed in March we did not imagine that the closure would be this prolonged. Many school traditions, from traveling to Italy, to our assemblies and sporting events, to hosting an in-person graduation, were either abandoned or experienced in a new, virtual format.  Perhaps the biggest loss of all last spring, however, was daily access to teachers, instruction, and classmates. 

This fall, our students, and our teachers, returned to Olympian via a remote learning model and from day one, we have had our screens on — for each and every class period, with live teacher instruction, and on-line lessons and activities for students to further their learning. I could not be prouder of the efforts of this staff to put together meaningful learning experiences for our students, to experiment with different lesson structures, and to, day in and day out, often in the face of black screens and without the benefit of seeing the faces and reactions of their students, keep their energy and their spirits high. Our students, in turn, have made the effort to show up and hold on despite the challenges of trying to meet people and make friends with those they cannot see. They have put in the time, learned to become independent learners and organizers, and have remained good humored, and hopeful.  

There are still many unknowns but the resilience and the partnership that is the Olympian community is not one of them. We have remained true to who we are and grateful for the connections we have with our families, our students, and amongst our staff.  We anticipate 2021 will be a year of healing, health, and hope. And, that it will also be the year that brings us back together, in person.

Please do take some time to do some backwards planning with your student to work towards a complete, and much needed, break from school. Let us all walk away from computer screens and take a walk outside.

Happy Holidays!

Dianne Huslin, Principal

SEMESTER REPORT CARDS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE

Semester grades may be viewed on Infinite Campus using the Parent Portal under the GRADES section. If you are not familiar with it, you can use the following guide on viewing grades on infinite campus . If you have never used the parent portal, here is a parent guide to the Parent Portal.

To contact a Teacher concerning grades please use the staff directory . Counselors are also available by clicking on the Counseling Staff link

JANUARY PSAT CANCELLED

Significantly Lower Scores on October 2019 PSAT - What Does That Mean?

In an abundance of caution and with the health and safety of the Sweetwater students in mind, please see the attached letter regarding the cancellation of the January 26 PSAT administration: PSAT Cancellation Letter.pdf

HOLIDAY FOOD DISTRIBUTION

STUDENT NEWSPAPER FOR DECEMBER

Mr. Exum’s class is proud to present the December edition of the student newsletter. To view it please click on following link: BLACK AND GOLD NEWSPAPER

KOHS HOLIDAY EDITION

SEMESTER 2 STUDENT CALENDAR – WEEK 1

HOLLIDAY ASSEMBLY

SHUT DOWN YOUR COMPUTER

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To care for your school laptop it is recommended that it be shut down when not in use, not just closing it. If you haven’t shut down in a while, please do so over the break, and if prompted, do any updates that are pending. Then put it away and enjoy your break away from your laptop.

THANK YOU MS. BUMATAY

An enthusiastic congratulations to Ms. Bumatay who was appointed as the new principal of Chula Vista Middle School. We will miss her but knew it was only a matter of time before she would take the next step in her educational career.  We wish her the very best, she will always soar as an Olympian Eagle!

WEEK OF 12/14/2020

AP EXAM PAYMENTS

Invoices for AP Exams are being sent from APTS to the student email addresses listed on the student College Board accounts. Please check your junk folder as well. Some students are putting “.org” at the end of their email addresses, when it should be “.net”. Students will need to log in and change the email listed in the profile.  If you still do not see an invoice, please send an email with your name, school name and a request for an invoice to info@aptsusa.com

FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION

SHAKE THE STRESS OUT AND HULA! 12/17

Hula Dancer And Hawaiian Image Set Royalty Free Cliparts, Vectors, And  Stock Illustration. Image 20242820.

Join us for the Self-Care opportunity!  All are welcome! Yes, your household can join in too!

Your very own OHS Polynesian Dance Company Officers will be teaching Hula AND Tahitian dance this Thursday, 12/17/30 from 2:30PM to 3:30PM!  Join us for a 1 hour session to unwind and shake out the stress!  🙂

No experience necessary! All are welcome!   SIGN-UP HERE: https://forms.gle/KUFy8PyzRz4atU1Y9

You will receive the Zoom info. closer to the date!  Thank you all for your support over the years! Mahalo nui loa! Māuruuru roa!  -Sarah Marie Mamaril, OHS PDC Advisor/Counselor

Meet your DANCE CAPTAINS: https://sites.google.com/sweetwaterschools.net/ohs-pdc/home

In Support, Sarah Marie Mamaril – PDC Advisor

MOVING TO A NEW SCHOOL?

Nicole Dieker: moving back to the Midwest was the best money I ever spent -  Vox

Hello Olympian Families,

If you are planning to move over winter break and/or have your student enroll in another school for second semester, please contact our registrars as soon as possible to start the disenrollment process and coordinate textbook and laptop drop off, etc. You will need the paperwork for the new school.

Please contact:

Karla.ybanez@sweetwaterschools.org for students last names A – M

Maria.deleon3@sweetwaterschools.org for students last names N – Z

Our last day of this semester is Friday, December 18, 2020.  The first day back of second semester is Wednesday, January 13, 2020.

Thank you, OHS Administration

LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL

Monday through Thursday will follow the normal Distance Learning Calendar.

PEER TUTORING CONTINUES MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Peer Tutoring will be available Monday-Wednesday next week if students need help preparing for finals for most courses. Help is available before school, during lunch and after school. Please click on this link for assistance information: https://tinyurl.com/y2lgdgdn

SEND A MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE TO A STAFF MEMBER AND BE ENTERED TO WIN A FREE GIFT

Do you want to submit a message of gratitude to an Olympian Staff Member? If you or your family members are PTSO members for 2020-2021, you will get entered into a raffle for a $10 Starbucks gift card, simply for sending a message of gratitude at the Google Form below!

forms.gle/m7KcNyrQTBYcG7uo9

One lucky PTSO member on OHS Staff will also win a $50 gift card if their name is drawn just because an Eagle student or family decided to send them a note of appreciation!

PTSO would like to announce the 2 winners, PTSO members:

Ms. Bermudez ($50 Starbucks e-card)

Autumn ($10 Starbucks e-card) 


For more info on how to join PTSO, click the link: tinyurl.com/OHSPTSO

KOHS STUDENT NEWS

Mr. Exum’s students want to invite you to watch the latest edition of KOHS news and hope you enjoy. http://kohsnews.weebly.com/december-2020.html

Take care and be safe, Your KOHS staff

BEGIN YOUR FAFASA, START A SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, AND GOLLEGE APPLICATION HELP!

Why every student applying to college should be required to fill out the  FAFSA (opinion)


OHS Counselors continue to be available for support with:

*College Applications:
-CSUs extended deadline to December 15! www2.calstate.edu/apply
-Private universities/out-of-state continue to accept applications: www.commonapp.org/

*Beginning your FAFSA
studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

*Beginning to apply for scholarships
sites.google.com/sweetwaterschools.net/ohscounselingcenter/scholarships-financial-aid?authuser=0

Click on Google Meets link in Counseling Center Events Calendar for “College Application/Begin FAFSA/Begin Scholarships Support” Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 3:45PM to 4:45PM: sites.google.com/sweetwaterschools.net/ohscounselingcenter/calendar?authuser=0


EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS FOR MILITARY STUDENTS!

Attention Eagle Military Families:

We are excited to invite you to an online presentation sharing educational benefits for military families on December 14! Join us to hear about the CalVet College Fee Waiver and GI Bill programs. Please follow the link below to register for the event.

Topic: OHS Parent Workshop – Educational Benefits for Military Families
Date: Monday, December 14
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Register to receive the presentation link: forms.gle/4oCdArehBezqtPMCA

Thank you,

OHS Counselors
Olympian High School: olh.sweetwaterschools.org/
Counseling Center Website: sites.google.com/sweetwaterschools.net/ohscounselingcenter/home
School Newsletter: eaglenewsletter.wordpress.com/

If you have any questions about this event, please email jessica.skinner@sweetwaterschools.org.

JOIN US FOR PIZZA ON THURSDAY FOR THE OLH ORCHESTRA!

MR. O’S ONLINE MATH TUTORING CONTINUES AFTER SCHOOL

Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30, Mr. O, our Cohort Math Teacher, will be available online from to help with math. Getting live help from Mr. O is easy: he will live on google meet daily and any student may join for assistance at any time, just click on the link google meet(link)

WEEK OF 12/07/2020

SIGN UP FOR THE CABE MINI-CONFERENCE

For OLH Registrations: https://forms.gle/kkRGHb1aWacAVk526

REGISTRESE PARA LA MINI-CONFERENCIA DE CABE

Para registrarce: https://forms.gle/kkRGHb1aWacAVk526

A MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY FROM THE SWEETWATER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Click for reopening plan’s return to in-person instruction Click to view board meeting

UN MENSAJE A LA COMUNIDAD DEL DISTRITO DE ESCUELAS SECUNDARIAAS DE SWEETWATER

Oprima para nuestro plan de apertura Oprima para ver la junta del distrito

COLLEGE APPLICATION SUPPORT FROM THE COUNSELORS

The Ultimate Guide to a Stellar College Application for Your Online Degree

Remaining days for College Application Support, help with beginning your FAFSA, and help with starting your scholarships:


12/8, 12/9, 12/10, 12/15, 12/16, 12/17
from 3:45PM to 4:45PM


Please see Google Meets Link on our Counseling Center Events Calendar:
sites.google.com/sweetwaterschools.net/ohscounselingcenter/calendar

RENTAL AND MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

South Bay Community Services

South Bay Community Services (SBCS) offers the COVID-19 Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program funded by the United Way of San Diego County to help those who have suffered a loss in income and are unable to pay their back rent because of financial problems related to COVID-19.

Click here to view application

South Bay Community Services (SBCS) ofrece el Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler e Hipoteca COVID-19 de South Bay Community Services (SBCS) financiado por United Way del Condado de San Diego para ayudar a aquellos que han sufrido una pérdida de ingresos y no pueden pagar su renta debido a problemas financieros relacionados con COVID-19.

Oprime aquí para ver la aplicación

COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION WEEK IS DEC 7TH-13TH

Computer Science Education Week – SIUE STEM

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field.

Register for the HOUR OF CODE virtual session, Dec 8  3-4pm. Seats are limited

The ‘Hour of Code™’/’Hora del Código®’ is a global initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. Register at https://tinyurl.com/ohshoc

If you have questions please email: michael.claudio@sweetwaterschools.org

DONATE YOUR SPARE CHANGE NEXT SATURDAY TO HELP END POLIO

CHULA VISTA SUNRSIE ROTARY (CVSR) https://chulavistasunrisenotary.org/

To learn more about the Rotary’s pledge to end polio please click on this link: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-causes/ending-polio

IMAGINE A CAREER IN BIOTECHWORKSHOP

Biotechnology Jobs | MEIRxRS

The OHS STEM Club has organized a career panel and Q&A for Olympian Students – “Imagine A Career in Biotech”. Here are the details:

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Time: 3:00PM-3:45PM
Platform: Zoom

Imagine what it’s like to work in a field that is harnessing the power of biology to make a positive environmental impact on the world! Genomatica is a San Diego biotechnology company that is developing biobased processes to make plant-based ingredients that enable everyday products like athletic wear and cosmetics to be more sustainable. Learn what it’s like inside and outside the lab as the women of Genomatica share their experiences as a strain-engineering director, a senior research associate, project analyst and a brand communication strategist.

Speakers: Bo Chen -Director Process Development, Process Technology Rosary Stephen -Research Scientist II, Analytical Narjes Tavoosi – Project Analyst, R&D Christine Gallup – Communications Specialist, Commercial Zara Fulton- Senior Analyst, Strategy & Corporate Development

RSVP here: tinyurl.com/y37rypfa

Attached to this email is also a flyer for the panel and Q&A. Hope to see you there!

Imagine a career in biotech Original (1).pdf

KOHS WEEKLY NEWS

ATHLETICS UPDATE FOR SEASON 1 SPORTS

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Please click the link below to read the latest update from the CIF-San Diego Section offices regarding the start of Season 1 Sports (Cross Country, Cheer, Field Hockey, Girls/Boys Volleyball, Football, Boys/Girls Water Polo): tinyurl.com/CIFUpdateSeason1-Dec1

As always, please let me know if you have any other questions. Stay safe and be well!

Take care,

Ms. Scott
Asst. Principal of Student Activities

MR. O’S ONLINE MATH TUTORING CONTINUES AFTER SCHOOL

By popular demand, Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30, Mr. O, our Cohort Math Teacher, will be available online from to help with math. Getting live help from Mr. O is easy: he will live on google meet daily and any student may join for assistance at any time, just click on the link google meet(link)

CSE FUNDRAISER AT BLAZE PIZZA

PANDEMIC LISTENING SESSION FROM SDSU

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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit San Diego families hard, and the County of San Diego wants to hear from families and youth about what they need during this tough time. We would love your help in spreading the word to all families and youth at Olympian High about this opportunity for their voices to be heard.

All San Diego parents/guardians and all youth ages 12 and older are invited to attend a virtual community listening session, hosted by the SDSU Institute for Public Health, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 11 a.m. to share their thoughts. Families and youth can register here: https://sdsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_emlRlMZXpbTwFLv

Please note that each member of the family who attends will need to complete a separate registration. A Zoom link and instructions will be sent to the week of the listening session.

Youth are eligible to receive two hours of community service hours for participating; a certificate of completion will be emailed to the youth after the session!

The session will focus on how the pandemic has impacted the well-being of San Diego families:

What are the most serious mental health issues facing our families during this time?

What about concerns related to substance use?

How can we make sure that youth and families come out of this crisis stronger than ever?

For questions, or if you would prefer to participate in a one-on-one interview rather than in the group event, please visit our website, http://listentosandiego.org/ , or feel free to contact the following IPH staff:

Martha Crowe: mcrowe@sdsu.edu 619-559-1851

Nasreen Nabizadeh: nnabizadeh@sdsu.edu 619-890-7972

Click here for listening session flyer Oprima aquí para ver información español

WEEK OF 11/30/2020

A MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY FROM THE SWEETWATER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Dear Sweetwater Union High School District Families,

We hope this letter finds you and your family safe and healthy. The COVID-19 pandemic remains a major challenge to our community, state, nation, and specifically our schools. Here in South County, where our COVID numbers are nearly twice that of San Diego County, we acknowledge the daily impacts the pandemic is having on all of us.

Given the current state of community spread, we wanted to update you on action that our Board of Trustees took last week: the Board of Trustees approved a plan to continue distance learning into the second semester in January, 2021. They also approved plans to continue and expand small in-person groups and supports where possible, and to continue our athletic conditioning program for students per the guidelines of the California Department of Public Health.

Finally, the Trustees also updated metrics for reopening in-person learning on campus based on South County’s COVID cases and positivity rates in our community and added an additional milestone checkpoint on our plan for February 1, 2021. This enables us to continue to provide updates on small in-person groups and, if possible, move into the next steps of our reopening plan’s return to in-person instruction.

If you did not have a chance to watch the meeting, where staff also updated the community on distance learning, metrics for reopening and finances, you can view it

 here.

We acknowledge how difficult these decisions are for our school community, all of whom wish we could be back on campus teaching and/or learning. We will continue to closely monitor the latest information and work with our local health agencies, medical professions and our partners to ensure that our reopening decisions focus on the health and safety of our students, staff and the entire community.

Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility, and please remember to follow the guidance of our health professionals: wear a mask; socially distance, and wash your hands.

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UN MENSAJE A LA COMUNIDAD DEL DISTRITO DE ESCUELAS SECUNDARIAS DE SWEETWATER UNION

Estimadas familias del Distrito Escolar de Sweetwater,

Esperamos que esta carta los encuentre a usted y a su familia sanos y salvos. La pandemia de COVID-19 sigue siendo un gran desafío para nuestra comunidad, estado, nación y, específicamente, nuestras escuelas. Aquí en el sur del condado, donde nuestros números de COVID son casi el doble que los del condado de San Diego, reconocemos los impactos diarios de la pandemia.

Dado el estado actual de la difusión de la comunidad, queríamos informarle sobre las medidas que tomó nuestra Mesa Directiva la semana pasada: la Mesa Directiva aprobó un plan para continuar el aprendizaje a distancia en el segundo semestre en enero de 2021. También aprobaron planes para continuar y expandir pequeños grupos y apoyos en persona cuando sea posible, y continuar nuestro programa de acondicionamiento atlético para estudiantes de acuerdo con las pautas del Departamento de Salud Pública de California.

Finalmente, la Mesa Directiva también actualizó las métricas para reabrir el aprendizaje en persona en el campus en función de los casos de COVID del sur del condado y las tasas de positividad en nuestra comunidad y agregaron un punto de control adicional en nuestro plan para el 1 de febrero de 2021. Esto nos permite continuar brindando actualizaciones en grupos pequeños en persona y, si es posible, continuar a los siguientes pasos del regreso de n uestro plan de reapertura a la instrucción en persona.

Si no tuvo la oportunidad de ver la reunión, donde el personal también actualizó a la comunidad sobre educación a distancia, métricas para reapertura y finanzas, puede

 verla aquí.

Reconocemos que estas decisiones son difíciles para nuestra comunidad escolar, todos los cuales desearían que pudiéramos estar de regreso en el campus enseñando y / o aprendiendo. Continuaremos monitoreando de cerca la información más reciente y trabajaremos con nuestras agencias de salud locales, profesiones médicas y nuestros socios para asegurarnos de que nuestras decisiones de reapertura se centren en la salud y seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, personal y toda la comunidad.

Gracias por su paciencia y flexibilidad continuas, y recuerde seguir la guía de nuestros profesionales de la salud: use una máscara; distanciarse socialmente, y lavarse las manos.

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A REMINDER THAT NO STUDENTS ARE ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK

In an abundance of caution, and in light of medical guidance regarding risk of community spread over the Thanksgiving holiday, the District is temporarily pausing all small group cohorts beginning November 26, 2020. We anticipate these groups will resume again starting on and or after December 7, under additional safety protocols, including getting a COVID 19 test dated 12/01/2020 or later.

MR. O’S ONLINE TUTORING

Monday November 30 to Friday December 4, Mr. O, our Cohort Math Teacher, will be available online from 9am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:30pm to help with math. Getting live help from Mr. O is easy: he will live on google meet daily and any student may join for assistance at any time, just click on the link google meet(link)

FRESHMAN PARENTS’ WORKSHOP

Starting the Career and College Plan

Wednesday, December 2nd 6:00 PM Pacific Time

  • Learn about graduation and college entrance requirements (6 Year Plan)
  • Learn how to support your freshman’s career exploration

Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/OHSParentWorkshop

STUDENTS: SEND A MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE TO A STAFF MEMBER

Students: Do you want to submit a message of gratitude to an Olympian Staff Member? If you or your family members are PTSO members for 2020-2021, you will get entered into a raffle for a $10 Starbucks gift card, simply for sending a message of gratitude at the Google Form below!

forms.gle/m7KcNyrQTBYcG7uo9

One lucky PTSO member on OHS Staff will also win a $50 gift card if their name is drawn just because an Eagle student or family decided to send them a note of appreciation!

For more info on how to join PTSO, click the link: tinyurl.com/OHSPTSO

STEAM OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

Update on Re-Opening Plans, Free COVID testing information, resources for Distance Learning, Tech Support, Upcoming GIRLS STEM Conference, STEAM Talks, Moon Pop Essay Contest, Coding Virtual Robots and many more. Check out the “Engage in STEAM” newsletter https://www.smore.com/c4u3b

KOHS STUDENT NEWS – THANKSGIVING EDITION

Check out this week’s episode and past episodes of KOHS News on the class link: kohsnews.weebly.com/november-2020.html

OHS ATTENDANCE GUIDE

To report absences due to technical issues, we ask that students take a screen-print of the problem and report it to attendance using the new Attendance Change Request for Tech Issues (Only)

To contact our Attendance Office please call (619) 656 – 2400 (press #1) or via email at diana.enriques@sweetwaterschools.org

WEEK OF 11/23/2020

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

The Olympian Family is thankful that our Eagle students continue to strive for excellence in distance learning, to embrace diversity and to foster a positive and inclusive school climate. Our sincere appreciation for your confidence, support and partnership in your student’s education. We are deeply thankful and extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Holiday.

THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE

NO ACADEMIC OR ATHLETIC COHORTS NOV 26 – DEC 6

No In-Person O-Campus Tutoring or Sports Conditioning

In an abundance of caution, and in light of medical guidance regarding risk of community spread over the Thanksgiving holiday, the District is temporarily pausing all small group cohorts beginning November 26, 2020. We anticipate these groups will resume again starting on and or after December 7, under additional safety protocols, including getting a COVID 19 test.

MR. O’S ONLINE MATH TUTORING

NOV 30 – DEC 4

Monday November 30 to Friday December 4, Mr. O, our Cohort Math Teacher, will be available online from 9am to 12 and 1:00 to 3:30 to help with math. Getting live help from a Math Teacher is simple: he will have his google meet(link) ready daily and any student may join for assistance.

MS. SHOLTY’S MEMORIAL SERVICE

JUNIOR CLASS ACTIVITIES

The Junior Class officers have planned some important class and schoolwide events; they have several activities and fundraisers planned for the rest of the semester and hope you’ll continue to support your class!

Please click on the Junior November-December Activities link

FRESHMAN PARENTS’ WORKSHOP

Starting the Career and College Plan

Wednesday, December 2nd 6:00 PM Pacific Time

  • Learn about graduation and college entrance requirements (6 Year Plan)
  • Learn how to support your freshman’s career exploration

Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/OHSParentWorkshop

CABE MINI CONFERENCE

For OLH Registrations: https://forms.gle/kkRGHb1aWacAVk526

STUDENTS: SEND A MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE TO A STAFF MEMBER FROM PTSO

Students: Do you want to submit a message of gratitude to an Olympian Staff Member? If you or your family members are PTSO members for 2020-2021, you will get entered into a raffle for a $10 Starbucks gift card, simply for sending a message of gratitude at the Google Form below!

forms.gle/m7KcNyrQTBYcG7uo9

One lucky PTSO member on OHS Staff will also win a $50 gift card if their name is drawn just because an Eagle student or family decided to send them a note of appreciation!

For more info on how to join PTSO, click the link below:

tinyurl.com/OHSPTSO

Sincerely, 2020-2021 PTSO Cabinet

NEW EPISODE OF KOHS NEWS


Hey Eagles, check out this week’s episode of KOHS News!
kohsnews.weebly.com/november-2020.html

HOUR OF CODE

What is the Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.

Computer Science education week is Dec 7-13.  Stay tuned for more details and activities in future newsletters.


WEEK OF 11/16/2020

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MRS. VANESSA SHOLTY

If you would like to make a donation towards supporting the family through this difficult time, click on this GoFundMe link. For students in need of emotional support or assistance please click on the Student Support Page which has a number of resources available to students as they grieve this loss.

AP EXAMS PAYMENTS

Check email for AP Exam Payment Invoice


Hello AP Students and Parents,
Invoices for payment of AP Exams will be sent to student email addresses. Please check for an email from ATPS, you might have received an invoice already. Let Ms. Bumatay know as soon as possible if there is a mistake on your invoice. Please review the link bellow as it gives more specific information:

Sweetwater 2020-2021 AP Exam Payment Instructions.pdf

You can also click on the the APTS Sweetwater District Information Website. Any questions please email Ms. Bumatay

COLLEGE APPLICATION ASSISTANCE

Seniors: Need College Application Assistance?

Have you started your college applications? Need a set time/place for you to work on your college applications? Need to ask questions about the Southwestern College App, Common App, CSU App, or UC App, but don’t know who to ask?

Your OHS Counselors are available from 3:45PM to 4:45PM every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for college application support!

1) Go to our Counseling Center Events Calendar: sites.google.com/sweetwaterschools.net/ohscounselingcenter/calendar
2) Click on “College Application Support” for the current date
3) Click on the Google Meet Link to get the help and information you need from your OHS Counselors!

CLASS OF 2022 NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER EVENTS

The Junior Class officers have planned some important class and schoolwide events; they have several activities and fundraisers planned for the rest of the semester and hope you’ll continue to support your class!

Please click on the Junior November-December Activities link

CSF LISTS AND INFORMATION

CSF Lists have been updates, please click on one oft he following links: SENIOR CSF LIST JUNIOR CSF LIST

The Spring 2020 columns are blank because the registration process was interrupted and canceled due to COVID-19. It is assumed that anyone who registered during that period qualified. For questions please contact the CSF advisor, Mr. Collins, at  craig.collins@sweetwaterschoools.org

Reminder to the Class of 2023: If you plan on registering for CSF next semester make sure you meet the requirements (outlined in the CSF Presentation and tutorial links below). The grades you receive THIS DECEMBER are the ones used to register, CSF does not accept failing grades in either academics or citizenship.

We have compiled a list of resources to help support CSF students , please click on the CSF Resources link

Congratulations to all the CSF Members! 

WEEKLY CLASS SCHEDULE

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A reminder to students to prepare for class by charging their computers, turning them on 15 minutes before the class begins and be in the synchronous portion of the class on time.

THANKSGIVING WEEK

COMPUTER ISSUES? LET US HELP

Having computer problems? Problems uploading or downloading documents? Issues with attending live meetings? Problems with google drive, google mail or can’t remember your password? Don’t let technical issues get in the way of your education. Please email Mr. Pele, our computer technician, and/or Mr. Govea, Assistant Principal for technology, with any questions or to troubleshoot your device.

Mr. Govea can also be reached via Jupiter Grades if you are not able to log into your email or if a parent needs to activate their account.

TECH TIPS

Simple steps to help you in daily distance learning

Restart your computer at least weekly

Always be signed in to your school account prior to doing your work or signing into google meets

Adjust brightness if having difficulty reading the screen

Clean/Sanitize your laptop, especially if someone else used it

WEEK OF 11/09/2020

Dear Olympian Community,

lt is with deep sadness that I inform you of the sudden death of one of our staff members at Olympian. Ms. Vanessa Sholty, our PE and dance teacher, suffered a medical emergency over the weekend and died suddenly on Sunday.

Sweetwater Union High School District grief counselors will be available today to meet with staff and students who knew Ms. Sholty. Counselors will continue to be available in the upcoming days and weeks as needed.

All of us at Olympian High School extend our deepest sympathy to Ms. Sholty’s family and friends.

Because of our close school community, this death touches everyone at our school. When an adult close to a child dies, students react in many ways. Please watch your children and be alert to any changes such as:

  • Physical-any changes in sleep patterns or eating habits.
  • Emotional-any changes such as unusual fears, anger, worry or clinging behaviors toward parents; or
  • Social- Loss of interest in usual activities.

Open communication between parents and children is very important. Give reassurance and try to understand your child’s feelings. If you think your child is having a particularly difficult time dealing with this situation, please contact your child’s school counselor and we will provide additional assistance as needed.

Here is the link to resources for students: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1p9sgeFLdixwZfTVSt9OiKOwQmd2ZhKIonqb3OYb11wM/edit?usp=sharing

Sincerely,

Dianne Huslin, Principal

PROGRESS REPORTS ARE FRIDAY 11/06/2020

Progress reports may be viewed on Infinite Campus in the Parent Portal under the GRADES section. If you are not familiar with it, you can use the following guide on viewing grades on infinite campus .

If you have never used the parent portal, here is a parent guide to the Parent Portal.

To contact a Teacher concerning grades please use the staff directory Counselors are also available by clicking on the Counseling Staff link

HAPPY VETERANS DAY WEDNESDAY 11/11/2020

Olympian High School joins the community and the rest of the United States of America, in recognizing and honoring all who proudly served in our Armed Forces.

NEXT WEEK’S SCHEDULE

MARKED ABSENT BUT NOT SURE WHY?

Attendance is based on student participation in online classes, not on the work they turn in. Parents have the ability to check attendance at any time using the Parent Portal . If you have never used it, click on the Parent Guide for New Users. For inquiries about attendance or to report absences to online instruction, including technical difficulties, please contact our attendance technician. Please email at diana.enriques@sweetwaterschools.org. You may also call direct at (619) 656-2403 to leave a message. Please allow 2 days for a reply.

FOR SOPHOMORE STUDENTS AND PARENTS

Last week, the Fall Sophomore Counselor Guidance Lesson video was shared in the 10th grade PE classes. This presentation included important information on graduation and college/university requirements, 10th grade focus points, how to achieve honors distinctions, Compact for Success, college assessments, meaningful community service, and more!

It is suggested that Parents and Students complete the assignment together. Please finish before Thanksgiving

Student Instructions: Using your STUDENT log in, log into the Class of 2023 Counselor Classroom: ox72zjg

SEASON 1 SPORTS – CONDITIONING UPDATE

Students who plan on participating in Season 1 Conditioning for Cheer, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Girls Volleyball, or Water Polo, please read the update on the OLH Website.

KOHS NEWS – ISSUE #2

For all the KOHS newsletters and videos please click on their website: http://kohsnews.weebly.com/

SUHSD-UCSD PARENT UNIVERSITY

The Sweetwater School District is excited to share with you the upcoming SUHSD-UCSD Parent University workshop series facilitated by UCSD Community Outreach and Extension.  This series is open for all parents free of charge.  Attending the full series will earn parents a UCSD certificate!

Workshops topics:

November 10, 2020 1:00 -2:00 p.m.

  1. Fundamentals of Brain-Compatible Learning for Parents

November 17, 2020 1:00 -2:00 p.m.

  • Social and Emotional Learning and Stress Reduction

December 8, 2020 1:00 -2:00 p.m.

  • Creating and Maintaining an Effective Environment for Learning at Home

December 15, 2020 1:00 -2:00 p.m.

  • Supporting Essential Skills for the 21st Century: A Guide for Parents

All classes will be provided Spanish interpretation.

Registration is required via http://bit.ly/SUHSD_PURegistration

Zoom meeting link https://bit.ly/360Au5F

NIMSI STUDENT RECOGNITION & AWARDS

If last school year (2019-20), you attended a participating NMSI Partner SUHSD high school (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista, Eastlake, Hilltop, Mar Vista, Montgomery, Olympian, Otay Ranch, Southwest, and Sweetwater), AND you took an AP STEM exam, AND you received a qualifying exam score of 3 or better, you are eligible to receive a NMSI Student Award of $100 per qualifying exam score!

Please click on the College and Career Readiness link for more information and a list of students that qualified for the award.

STUDENT MEDICAL CAREER WEBINARS

Intersectional Health Project and Chicanx/Latinx through UCSD for Community Medicine would like to invite you and anyone interested to our third Q&A panel in the Mini Medical Career Webinar Series scheduled for Friday, November 20th from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM virtually through Zoom.

The Mini Medical Career Webinar Series is a great opportunity for all to discover different careers within the healthcare field through a short panel a month for the upcoming months. This series is designed for those interested in specific health careers to interact with students and professionals with their direct interests and gain insight into their aspirations. Participants are able to attend more than one webinar in the series. 

Listed below is the schedule:

#3 November: NP, RN, PA

#4 December: OT, PT 

#*5 January: Dentistry (tentative) 

#6* February: PhD (tentative) 

#7* March: MPH (tentative) 

We will additionally be providing students with a Swag Bag while supplies last. The link to register can be found here

All attendees are required to have a waiver signed in order to attend, which can be found through the sign-up link. If the students are under 18, please have the waiver signed by their parents/ legal guardians.

It would mean a lot to us if you could send this out to your teachers/counselors to let their students know. For your convenience, I have attached our flyer for the event. If you need more information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to view our Facebook event page or email us at any of the following: ihpsducsd@gmail.com, ucsdccm@ucsd.edu, or mgarciae@ucsd.edu

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: THANKSGIVING

ECO CLUB FUNDRAISER: PERSONALIZED PAVERS FOR GARDEN

For more information, including drive-up directions, please click on their DESIGN A PAVER information link.

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