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WEEK AT A GLANCE
WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE: 7:30 – 12:00
Due to college day (see next paragraph) students will be dismissed at 12:00 ON Wednesday.
IMPORTANT: PSAT/COLLEGE DAY IS THIS WEDNESDAY
College day is on Wednesday, October 16th, an important day at Olympian High! There are going to be many activities going on so please read this information carefully.
Seniors WILL NOT be attending any classes. Seniors will report directly to the gym at 7:30 for a cap and gown assembly and the panoramic picture. Please remember our dress guidelines. Do not jeopardize the opportunity to be in the picture by wearing something inappropriate or being taken out of the picture due to uncooperative behavior. Seniors will be dismissed after the picture ONLY IF you bring in a signed parent permission slip that you will be job shadowing, doing community service, or visiting a college campus. The permission slip will be emailed out to 12th graders by Mr. Patterson.
ALL 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will report to their regular period 1 class. Since it is College Day, please wear a college t-shirt to school! We are on a modified day schedule with student lunch time at the end of the day. Students will be released at 12:00 pm. Buses will depart school at 12:15.
9th graders need to bring your laptops fully charged! You will be working on your e-portfolio and other activities.
10th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT test. Report to your Period 1 teacher. Students will receive a pass if they will be taking the test with another teacher. Please bring No. 2 pencils, a 4-function calculator, and a book to read when you are finished with the test. See the acceptable calculator list here, https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/taking-the-tests/test-day-checklist/approved-calculators. Students will have to place their backpacks in a separate area in the classroom on test day. No cell phones will be allowed on your person during the test. Please make sure to eat a good breakfast and get plenty of rest the night before. There will be no nutrition break. The inside cafeteria lines will be open on Wednesday morning from 7:15 to 7:25 before school. There is no penalty for guessing, so please try your best! You may be eligible for scholarships based on your score!
Any questions please contact Ms. Bumatay at email@example.com
SKATEBOARDS & SCOOTERS NOT ALLOWED ON PREMISES
Skateboard Racks have been installed next to the bicycle racks so that students have a safe place to store their skateboards while in school. The rack, located near the MPR gate, provides for a way for students to lock their skateboard so that only they can remove it. Students need to bring your own lock, a combination lock that is typically used on lockers works well.
With this new rack installed, it is no longer permissible to carry skateboards around campus.
UPCOMING PARENT CONFERENCES
EAGLE PRIDE – CONGRATULATIONS TO CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER
Our very own Carter Stuhlmacher was featured on this article on the Star News as he wins the Mount Carmel Invitational. Olympian is very proud of Carter’s achievement and we thank him for representing the school with pride.
SCHEDULE THIS WEEK
Wed through Fri 7:30 – 2:40
Wednesday & Thursday Block Schedule with ATP
Friday Assembly Schedule
HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK
See this video for the activities for this week: OLH Spirit week
Monday: Pajama Day
Thursday: Tourist Day
Friday: Class Spirit Day. Wear the colors from the video
A reminder to all students that outfits must conform to established dress codes.
KUSI MORNING PEP RALLY ON FRIDAY
hey Eagles? Do you want to show off your school spirit on live TV? Be sure to come out at 5:45 AM at the Gym this Friday! The class with the most attending our pep rally will earn 10 SPIRIT POINTS, so you don’t want to miss out! Those attending will also be provided with free breakfast!
CANINE AMBASSADORS TO VISIT OLYMPIAN
The Humane Society’s Canine Ambassadors are coming to Olympian during ATP and lunch on October 17th and only during ATP during Nov. 6th and Dec 4th. You must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver form, available in rooms 609, 401, and in the counseling center. Return the form to the box in the counseling center. Students will be given a pass with their timeslot. If you don’t make it into the first visit, don’t worry. We will have more visits in the future. Come enjoy the company of some very special furry friends.
KIDS 12 AND UNDER GET IN MUSEUM FREE IN OCTOBER
This October 1-31, kids 12 and under receive free admission at more than 40 art, cultural, and science museums and historical sites in San Diego County when they present the Kids Free in October coupon.
ONE BOOK FOR TEENS
One Book for Teens is a companion program to One Book, One San Diego, that is just for tweens and teens. Every year, the community is asked to nominate titles the entire community should read together – for adults, teens and kids. The One Book 2019 selection is The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, a Newbery Medal winner. Visit the One Book One San Diego for Teens page for more information.
|Scholarship and Award Opportunities, Essay Contests for Students|
|Coca-Cola Scholars Program: The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based $20,000 scholarship awarded to 150 qualifying high school seniors who will pursue a degree at a post-secondary institution in the U.S. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. The application deadline is Oct. 31. Visit the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation page to apply.|
|BBB Ambassador Scholarship: Through the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Ambassador Scholarship program, students can win scholarships between $1,000 and $2,500 for delivering presentations to their peers with tips and resources for navigating topics such as credit, rentals, loans, and employment scams as they near college and beyond. Each ambassador or team needs to deliver a minimum of three presentations to groups of any size organized through school or other extracurriculars. The application deadline is Oct. 31. For more information and to apply, visit the BBB scholarships page.|
|Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is searching for top youth volunteers in grades 5 through 12 in the areas of serving those in need, promoting health and safety, protecting the environment, and more. The awards program, sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, is the largest youth-recognition program in the country and is based exclusively on volunteer community service. The nomination process begins at the school level, and candidates can advance to state- and national-level judging. Two California winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship, a medallion, and a trip to Washington, D.C. Additional awards will be given at the national level. Student applications are due Nov. 5, and certifications by the applicant’s school are due Nov. 15. Visit the Prudential awards website for complete information.|
|Flying Leathernecks Essay Contest: The University of San Diego’s Character Development Center and the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation present their fifth annual Fall Essay Contest. This year’s theme, Who is Your Hero?, asks students in grades 6 to 12 to reflect on the core values of the U.S. Marine Corps and our society by exploring what the virtues of honor, courage, and commitment mean in their own lives. Cash prizes are awarded to first through third place winners, and teachers of winning students receive a cash award as well. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 11. Visit the contest page at flyingleathernecks.org for more details.|
|KidsWrite! SD: A Unique Children’s Writing Contest Students from 6 to 18 years of age can participate in a creative writing contest centered on the theme of freedom and sponsored by the San Diego Writers Festival in partnership with The San Diego Union-Tribune. The submission categories are poetry, reflective essay, short story, and graphic novella. There is a Special Writers division for writers with special needs. There will be cash prizes for winners in each category and the top entries may be published in The San Diego Union-Tribune. The submission deadline is Jan. 2. Visit the KidsWrite! contest webpage for more information.|
TWO WEEKS AT A GLANCE
VACATION AND STUDENT SCHEDULE
Student Vacation: Monday, September 23 through Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Student Return: Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Full Day Block Schedule with ATP
Ms. Marjorie Sanchez Military & Family Life Counseling (MFLC)
The Department of Defense is providing professional licensed counseling staff to provide non-medical counseling services to Service member and their families, children and staff. It is our pleasure to introduce Ms. Marjorie Sanchez LMFT as our new Military liaison.
MFLC is available to provide non-medical support to faculty, staff, parents and children for issues amenable to short-term problem resolution such as school adjustment issues, deployment and reunion adjustments, and parent-child communications. In her role as a counselor, she is available to work on areas such as communication, social skills, resolving conflicts, managing anger, building positive self-esteem,behavioral management techniques, deployment and reintegration issues.
In order for a child to see the counselor, a consent form must be signed by the parent and returned to the school. You can reach Ms. Sanchez at our main line at (619) 656-2400 and ask for her, or she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
PSAT and College Day
College day will be held on Wednesday, October 16th. 10th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT test. Student study guides were distributed in English classes recently, please make sure your child received one. The Fall Break would be a great time to review the material, you can get more information directly from the College Board’s PSAT Website directly, which includes practice tests. More information will follow next month!
SAT PREP COURSE THROUGH PTSO
The next SAT Prep Course at Olympian High starts after the fall break! See the flyer above for course details and online registration instructions. Here is the website to join PTSO and to register for the SAT Prep Course: http://olh.sweetwaterschools.org/ptso/
INTRODUCING THE EAGLE BASE CLUB
STUDENTS: Are you a military dependent or interested in military culture? Join our brand new club called Eagle Base. Meet us at lunch on Fridays in Room 610, Mrs. Troxil’s room!
CHOIR PERFORMANCE AT PETCO PARK
On Friday, September 6, our choir students joined together in a joint performance of 180 Sweetwater choral singers to perform the National Anthem at Petco Park, led by our very own Choir teacher Ms. Opdahl. We are very proud of this performance and wanted to share it with you (please turn up the volume): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iONL0vmh2gnwZjQUYVrVjRWNuJL06ZX3
CONGRATULATION EAGLE SCOUT
Our very own Olympian Eagle, Pranav Nambiar, received the highest rank in scouting: the Eagle rank.
The honorable Mayor of the City of Chula Vista, Ms. Mary Salas, attended the rank advancement ceremony and presented him with a recognition certificate. We are very proud of you Pranav
WEEK AT A GLANCE
TUTORING AVAILABLE AFTER SCHOOL
After school tutoring will be in the library from 3-4PM, Tuesdays-Thursdays. Teachers will be available in the library to tutor in the following subjects: social science, math, English and science. Please refer to the tutoring schedule bellow:
SUICIDE PREVENTION PRESENTATION
Join us Thurday, September 19, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:00 in the MPR for an important conversation about how, together, we can be proactive in supporting our children and school community as a preview of the curriculum to be covered in classes.
Know the Signs. Suicide is Preventable. Depression is Treatable.
The Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) is partnering with South Bay Community Services (SBCS), North County Lifeline (NCLL) and San Diego Youth Services (SDYS) to prevent youth suicide, suicidal ideation, and help foster safe schools and create a safer place to learn with suicide and bullying prevention education through the Helping, Engaging, Reconnecting and Educating (HERE) Now Program.
The HERE Now Program focuses on preventing suicide by educating youth, their families and educators on the risk factors of suicide and reduce the stigma around seeking help for themselves or others.
For more information please click on this link for the Suicide Prevention Initiative document
Senior Portraits Deadline is October 4th. If you haven’t scheduled an appointment and have them done by October 4th, your portrait will not be included in the yearbook this year.
Students can call Prestige Portraits (Lifetouch) at 858.935.6969, email email@example.com or scan the attached QR document and it will lead students directly to the website to make an appointment, confirm, or reschedule. Please feel free to print and post in any senior areas.
CONGRATULATIONS $500 WINNERS!
Congratulations to the Elks Chula Vista Lodge 2011 Teenagers of the Month Scholarship Winners, Nozaneen Arshady Brian Park! Nozaneen and Brian received a $500 award and are automatically entered as contestants for the $1000 Elks Teenagers of the Year award.
TAKE A STAND AGAINST BULLYING
Use the P3Tips app or website, you may get a reward for expressing your concerns.
There are tickets still available for a discount price for the dance, stop by ASB for more information.
CALENDAR AT A GLANCE
Attention all softball players. Instructions were sent out vie email on how to register for the off-season workouts. If you did not receive the instructions, either Coach Gross doesn’t have you on his list or your email is incorrect. Please contact Coach Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the information. Also, please sign up as soon as possible so you can attend the workouts.
UCSD ESSAY CONTEST
The University of San Diego’s Character Development Center announces the fifth annual Fall Essay Contest sponsored by The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation and the Character Education Resource Center.
This year’s theme, Who is Your Hero?, asks students in grades 6 to 12 to reflect on the core values of the U.S. Marine Corps and our society by exploring what the virtues of honor, courage, and commitment mean in their own lives. Cash prizes are awarded to first through third place winners, and teachers of winning students receive a cash award as well. The essay contest opens Sept. 9 and all entries must be received by Nov. 11. Visit the contest page at flyingleathernecks.org for more details.
BBB Ambassador Scholarship Through the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Ambassador Scholarship program, students can win scholarships between $1,000 and $2,500 for delivering presentations to their peers with tips and resources for navigating topics such as credit, rentals, loans, and employment scams as they near college and beyond. Each ambassador or team needs to deliver a minimum of three presentations to groups of any size organized through school or other extracurriculars. The application deadline is Oct. 31. For more information and to apply, visit the BBB scholarships page.
TWO OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLORE MUSEUMS FOR FREE
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day is Sept. 21. Participating museums and cultural institutions will provide free admission to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. One ticket can be downloaded per email address and each ticket provides general admission for the ticket holder plus one guest. Visit the Smithsonian website for more information and a list of participating museums
San Diego Museum Council Kids Free in October
Throughout the month of October, kids 12 and younger can get in free to more than 40 participating museums across the county with a paid adult. There’s a limit of two free children’s admissions for each adult. Visit the San Diego Museum Council website to register for and download the kids free coupon, which will be available soon.
TAKING PUBLIC TRANSIT JUST GOT MORE AFFORDABLE FOR STUDENTS
Students in San Diego County now have more affordable transit options. As of Sept. 1, youth passes for the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and North County Transit District (NCTD) are $23 per month (down from $36). Additionally, a new youth day pass option is available for just $3.
Youth passes are available for students ages 6 to 18 (children 5 and under ride free). A school ID, transit identification, or government-issued photo ID is required to purchase and use a discount pass.
Students can get Youth Compass Cards at the MTS Transit Store (downtown San Diego), NCTD Customer Service Centers (Escondido, Oceanside, and Vista), and at all Albertsons and select Vons stores in San Diego County. The passes will also be available on the Compass Cloud mobile ticketing app (additional eligibility requirements apply).Download flyers in English and Spanish to help spread the word. Visit the MTS website for complete details.
Students are assigned to the NON-PRIVILEGE LIST for attendance, for missing Saturday School, or for disciplinary reasons (suspensions). For attendance, if you are on the list you can attend Saturday Schools most weekends unless it is a holiday or vacation. Here is a link to the Student Page on our website that has the non-privilege list, look to the right side of the page. It is listed by ID number only.
Students on the list due to discipline should see their Assistant Principal if they wish to attend a school event. If you need to attend Saturday School here is a schedule of when we have them:
WEEK AT A GLANCE
DIFFERENT SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK
- MONDAY: NO SCHOOL
- TUESDAY: MINIMUM DAY, STUDENTS OFF AT 12:00
- NO SATURDAY SCHOOL OR SAT THIS WEEKEND
PROGRESS REPORTS ARE ON FRIDAY
Reminder to students and parents that grades are coming up in a few weeks. It is a good time to have discussions with your teachers if you have any questions.
Remember that tardies affect the Citizenship grade, they can be made up in lunch detention in room 706. To check attendance, simply log on to CAMPUS PORTAL , if you have never used it before scroll down for directions for first time users.
If you need the dates of future grades or other school timelines, please check the IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER posted on our school website.
GOT A REALLY COOL PICTURE?
Upload it using the Josten’s replayit app to upload, it might be used in our yearbook. available as a phone app too.
FINANCIAL PLANNING WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS OF 9TH AND 10TH GRADERS
COACH VAN NOSTRAND IS THE KUSI COACH OF THE WEEK
Olympian’s head coach received Coach of the Week from KUSI, you can see the video clip by clicking here. Our team won against Ramona, you can see the highlights on the Prep Pigskin Report . GO EAGLES!
WEEK AT A GLANCE
COLLEGE AND CAREER NIGHT IS THURSDAY
FOOTBALL GAME FRIDAY NIGHT
The first game of the season is Friday at 7pm. Come take part of a tradition of fun and excitement that your parents and their parents enjoyed in high school. Also, remember that other sports could use your support, click here for the sports calendar on our website
GRADES ARE COMING UP ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
A reminder to students and parents that grades are coming up in a few weeks. It is a good time to have discussions with your teachers if you have any questions.
Remember that tardies affect the Citizenship grade, they can be made up in lunch detention in room 708. To check attendance, simply log on to CAMPUS PORTAL , if you have never used it before scroll down for directions for first time users.
If you need the dates of future grades or other school timelines, please check the IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER posted on our school website
GRADE LEVEL MILESTONE PROJECTS
Olympian High School students participate in grade level projects every year called the Milestone Projects. They will start their milestone projects during the ATP period on Wednesday an Thursday. Here is an outline of what each grade level will be taking part of:
- 9th – Student-Led Conferences
- 10th – College & Career Night(s)
- 11th – Junior Portfolio Exhibition
- 12th – Common Senior Experience
Students: Be sure to join your grade level Counselor Google Classroom to access important counselor updates and required school activities! Next Wednesday and Thursday, August 28 and 29, are designated milestone activity days during ATP Periods 2 and 5. Please bring your device. We will be on a NO ATP schedule for these block days. Everybody will stay in.If you are a returning 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student, you should already be a member of your Counselor Google Classroom. New students should visit Google.Classroom.com, click the “+” (plus) sign in the upper right corner of the screen, click JOIN, then enter your class’s join code below. You must be logged into your sweetwaterschools Google account.Attention Freshmen: All freshmen need to join their Counselor Google Classroom! Please visit Google.classroom.com and use the add code h81ssag to join your Class of 2023 Google Classroom ASAP! Joining your Class of 2023 Google Classroom will give you important directions and guidance for your Freshman Portfolio, along with updates from your counselors. Next week on August 28th, you will begin your Freshman Portfolio during ATP through a required assignment posted in the Class of 2023 Google Classroom, so go to Google.Classroom.com, click the “+” (plus) sign in the upper right corner of the screen, click JOIN, then enter the code h81ssag. Instructions for the Milestone Days will be posted in the Google Classrooms the day of the activity.
Counselor Google Classroom Join Codes for Students
|Class of 2020||e4kgkpw|
|Class of 2021||d9ytvd6|
|Class of 2022||896sv1w|
|Class of 2023||h81ssag|
Students: If you missed the announcement during 2nd period or you just want to verify a time or room number, here is the link for DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS from our ASB page.
THE SAN DIEGO HORNSWOGGLE IS HAVING A FREE HORN CONCERT AT OLYMPIAN HIGH SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3O, FROM 3:00PM TO 4:00PM IN OUR MULTIPURPOSE ROOM (MPR)
On Wednesday, August 30th, San Diego Hornswoggle will be playing a free concert here at Olympian HS. They are a group of 20-30 French Horn players that perform around San Diego. Musicians range from professional to hobbyists. If you haven’t heard this group perform, you really might want to take the opportunity to hear them. You’d be surprised at how cool the French Horn choir can sound! Our very own Mr. Mabrey is one of the French Horn players and will be conducting one or two of the selections as well. They have some great music for you as they prepare to perform at this year’s International Horn Conference in October. It’s a great way to relax and wait for traffic to clear out.
VERSUS SPIRIT WEEK
The Eagles favorite time of the year is when we get to dress up. Spirit week starts Monday, here are the days to dress up:
CALENDAR AT A GLANCE
COLLEGE AND CAREER COLLEGE NIGHT FOR JUNIORS AND SENIORS IS ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, AT 5:30PM
The counselors have set up a great opportunity to get valuable information about colleges and careers, hope you can join us.
PTSO IS HAVING A CLASS CONTEST, THE WINNING CLASS GETS $1000 TOWARD THEIR SENIOR ACTIVITIES
THE SWEETWATER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT (SUHSD) SCHOOL BOARD DESIGNATED HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH SEPTEMBER 15 TO OCTOBER 15 2019
The Board of Trustees of the SUHSD approved a resolution declaring National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Students interested in joining the Olympian Surf Club please come to the next meeting on Monday, August 19, in room 416 during lunch at 1:03pm
PARENT MEETING FOR ELAC
Dear Olympian Families,
You are invited to participate in the 2019-20 English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). The mission of ELAC is to support English Learner students meet all the requirements to achieve proficiency in English. ELAC parents collaborate with teachers and administrators to analyze student data, develop goals and implement strategies to support English Learners.
Your child is currently identified as an English Learner. By participating in ELAC you will be able to learn how to help your child learn English and be involved in school decision-making.
Our first meeting is on August 22 at 10:00 a.m. in the Main Office. We hope you can join us!
Mark Patterson, Assistant Principal
Estimadas Familias de Olympian,
Están invitados a participar en el Comité Asesor de Aprendices de Inglés (ELAC) 2019-20. La misión de ELAC es ayudar a los estudiantes aprendices de inglés a cumplir con todos los requisitos para lograr el dominio del inglés. Los padres de ELAC colaboran con los maestros y administradores de Olympian para analizar los datos de los estudiantes, desarrollar metas e implementar estrategias para apoyar a los estudiantes de inglés.
Su hijo está actualmente identificado como un aprendiz de inglés. Al participar en ELAC, podrá aprender cómo ayudar a su hijo a aprender inglés y participar en la toma de decisiones de la escuela.
Nuestra primera reunión es el 22 de agosto a las 10:00 a.m. en la oficina principal. Esperamos que pueda unirse a nosotros!
Mark Patterson, Subdirector
WEEK AT A GLANCE
STUDENT DRIVERS AND OHS PARKING PERMITS
If your student is driving to school, please be aware that they must have a Olympian High School Student Parking Permit. The student parking lot is the south parking lot right when you enter campus. Please fill out this application to get a parking permit. Copies of all documents must be provided to the Assistant Principal’s office. Vehicles that do not display an OHS parking permit may be cited.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS
Parents of Advanced Placement Students,
The College Board, creators of Advanced Placement, recently made significant changes to the AP exam ordering process, deadlines, late fees and cancellation fees that will be mandated for all schools and all students in the 2019-2020 school year.
It is important that all families are aware of these changes:
- AP Exam payment for the May exams will be collected this Fall semester. The cost of each exam is $100.00 for the exam and for administration/proctoring costs. Students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch will pay $40 per exam. Payment can be made in person at the ASB or online at the ASB Webstore starting in August until October 25. There will be no sales the week of October 7th due to Homecoming activities. Please budget and plan accordingly to pay for the exams.
- Any exams ordered after the initial school order submission to the College Board will be assessed an additional $40.00/exam late fee per exam.
- An additional $40.00/exam cancellation fee will be assessed for any exam order cancelled after Nov 15, 2019.
- Furthermore, there is a $40/exam no show fee for students who ordered a test but do not take it in May.
- Please see this link for more information.
STUDENT CHEAT-SHEET FOR VARIOUS SOFTWARE
The following table gives students the basic information on how to log on to the software used at Olympian High. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Govea, he is in charge of assisting students and parents with computers and software, via Jupiter Grades or via email at email@example.com
PTSO is having their membership drive, we ask all parents and staff to consider joining PTSO. They provide valuable resources to the school and parents. For more information, please visit the PTSO website
A PARENT GUIDE TO CHECK ATTENDANCE AND STUDENT RECORDS
Parents that would like to check attendance can do so by going to the Infinite Campus Portal . Basic instructions can be found bellow. If you have any questions please call and ask for attendance at (619)656 – 2400
All parents are able to view grades via Jupiter Grades. If you don’t know your password simply click on FORGOT PASSWORD and reset it. If you run into any problems please contact Mr. Govea at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bellow is our schedule for Saturday Schools this year. It is a great opportunity for students to catch up work and to make up attendance.
OPEN HOUSE IS THURSDAY, AUGUST 8TH
Parents and students are invited to attend open house next Thursday. Activities start at 5:00 and classroom visits at 6:15.
OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE
WEEK AT A GLANCE
A MESSAGE FROM MS. CORDERO TO OLYMPIAN PARENTS
What’s SEL? Is it different from social-emotional skills?
SEL stands for social-emotional learning. According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, it’s the process by which we learn and apply social-emotional knowledge, attitudes, and skills for understanding and managing emotions, setting and achieving goals, establishing and maintaining relationships, and feeling and showing empathy for others. Second Step is considered an SEL program because it provides a process for learning and practicing many important social-emotional skills. This SEL: What and Why video explains SEL in less than three minutes.
As a parent, how can I learn more about this and support it at home and in my kid’s school?
Two ways to support social-emotional development at home are through the SEL Passport Challenge and with books. This reading list includes books on topics such as friendship, cooperation, bullying, dealing with anger, and problem-solving. For parents and caregivers of children ages two through five, check out this Sesame Street–Committee for Children resource on navigating challenges, and if you are a parent of a teen, look into ParenTeenConnect to support your teen with real issues at home. For more information, check out this list of curated blog posts on Edutopia.org.
Principal, Olympian High School
OLYMPIAN’S VARSITY FOOTBALL COACH
Have you met our Varsity Football Coach? If you haven’t, check out this online article: http://edition.pagesuite.com/popovers/dynamic_article_popover.aspx?guid=00af2c97-3c5b-4bb2-a796-a492424cd28c&v=sdk
Help Students Experiencing Homelessness
| Each year, the San Diego County Office of Education and San Diego County Credit Union partner to collect new, unused school supplies for the more than 22,000 students in San Diego County experiencing homelessness. |
Although the school supplies collection portion of the campaign has finished, online monetary donations are still being accepted through Aug. 9. These donations will be used to buy school supplies, such as backpacks, binders, paper, pens, crayons, and more, that will go directly to students in grades K-12 in the 42 school districts in San Diego County.
Help students be prepared and ready to learn on the first day of school. Go to the online donation site to donate. Visit sdcoe.net/stuffthebus to see more details about the campaign.
OLYMPIAN SURF CLUB
Students interested in starting a Surf Club with Ms. Hadi and Mr. Govea, we will have our 1st meeting Monday, 08/05/2019, during lunch in room 416.
We welcome Ms. Hake as our new Quizbowl advisor.
Tryouts will be August 5th through August 9th from 3:00 – 5:00 in room 418. For more info on IG @olympianqb . No experience necessary, all are welcome to try out!!
Boys Varsity Water Polo wants to invite everyone to come see their games. The first match is Tuesday, August 13th against Hilltop at the Parkway Pool at 3:00pm. See bellow for additional dates
All athletic schedules will be posted next week on the ASB page of our school website: http://olh.sweetwaterschools.org/athletics/
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
The Eagle family welcomes Mr. Govea, our new Assistant Principal.