WEEK OF 08/03/2020

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – START OF SCHOOL

Dear Olympian Community,

I hope your family had a safe, restful and enjoyable summer despite our current circumstances.

I would like to warmly welcome you to the 2020-21 school year which will begin in a distance learning format. Olympian teachers and staff have been tirelessly preparing to make this unusual school year opening as productive and enriching as possible. We have committed to using the Google Classroom platform as our learning management system. Teachers will be emailing students the Google classroom codes so your student will be able to log in to all their classes in one single location.

Our schedule will be as follows:



Resources to get back into the groove of distance learning:
The first week “back-to-schooling” after summer vacation is a great opportunity to recommit to good learning habits at home.

  1. Set (and keep) a schedule
  2. Make sure they have any materials necessary to complete all assignments
  3. Provide an environment conducive to learning
  4. Create a daily plan
  5. Don’t just teach–help them understand
  6. Make sure all work is completed
  7. Help them check messages and communicate with school
  8. Keep in mind that it’s about the child, not the work
  9. Organize their learning environment
  10. Encourage self-direction
  11. Help them find their own motivation


Stay connected
For the latest news and information Visit our website, http://olh.sweetwaterschools.org/

Thank you, and have a great week!

Dianne Huslin

Principal, Olympian High School

WELCOME BACK VIDEO

Your Eagle family welcomes everyone to a great new year

WHO’S WHO VIDEO AND MESSAGE TO 9TH GRADERS

A video of some the of the Staff at Olympian High

New at our school? No worries, here is a tour that explains the campus

GREAT START TO THE YEAR,AND SPIRIT CONTEST

Congratulations on making it through your first day of Distance Learning. We know there were, and still are, some bumps and kinks along the road, but try to stay positive and patient, as we all work through them together.

STAY CONNECTED

Stay Connected!!!! Thank you to everyone that participated in our “Fresh First Day Fits” Spirit Day today! If you haven’t submitted your fit yet, there is still time, just tag us in your post and let us know your grade level so you can earn spirit points for your class. No IG, no worries, you can submit your entries to me via JupiterGrades. For more ways to stay connected at OHS, visit this link:
tinyurl.com/StayConnectedOHS

For more oporunities to stay connected please click the link OHS Stay Connected – 2020.pdf

CHECK YOUR SCHEDULE

Class schedules will continue to be updated through the first 15 days of school. It is super important that you check Infinite Campus every morning before school starts to ensure you are going to the correct classes.

STUDENT LOG IN INFORMATION

PHONE SUPPORT FOR COMPUTERS

As you would imagine, IT has been bombarded with calls and emails. They would still like us to direct everyone via the phone system, however, there is a backup number they have provided to alleviate some traffic from the other line. Please call 619-498-6890 if you are having trouble getting through to the 619-585-7995 number

PARENT AND STUDENT HANDBOOK

From grading, attendance to counsenling information, you can see it using the Student Handbook link

MISTAKE IN YOUR SCHEDULE?

If you believe there is an error in your class schedule and would like it reviewed by your counselor, please click the link below: Schedule Error Review Request Form. The counselors are working extra hard on resolving schedule conflicts, so please be patient. Class schedules will be changing constantly so please be sure to check your schedule Monday morning.

CONGRATULATIONS CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA STUDENTS

Ms. Opdahl would like to congratulate students from choir and orchestra who participated in the Upbeat Global virtual leadership camp this week! Thank you for working on your leadership skills: Mark Canilang, Sam Carlseen, Adrienne Wong, Mikayla Sampang, Andrei Reyes, Majesty Bessette, Kaeleen Huertas, Aolani Mendoza, Alyssa Sardon, Alessandra Navarro, Thomas Presiche, Amy Aguinaldo, and Paris Ratliff.

LUNCH DISTRIBUTION

Tomorrow, August 4th, kicks off our first week of lunch distribution at Olympian from 11am-1pm. Please see the attached map of the lunch distribution plan. This distribution is just for SUHSD students and will be checked via a barcode. Please be sure to print the barcode that was emailed to you from Nutrition Services. If you do not have the barcode this week, not to worry, there will be a one week grace period. In the meantime, be sure to fill out your lunch application! The grade level to complete and turn in the most lunch applications by the deadline of August 14th will earn 10 spirit points!! To get your barcode, fill out your application and more Nutrition Services info, click the link below:
nutrition.sweetwaterschools.org/

OHS Lunch Distribution – COVID 2020.pdf

Week of 07/27/2020

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL ABOUT DISTANCE LEARNING

Hello Olympian Parents!

As we are gearing up to start the year with distance learning our teachers are preparing to keep your child engaged in learning. As a parent of high school students myself, I can relate to how challenging the abrupt transition to distance learning was this past spring.  There are things we can do as parents to help our children during this time.

1. Establish routines and expectations

It is important to develop good habits from the start. Create a flexible routine and talk about how it’s working overtime. Chunk your days into predictable segments. Help students get up, get dressed and ready to learn at a reasonable time. Everybody make your bed! Keep normal bedtime routines, including normal rules for digital devices. Adjust schedules to meet everyone’s needs but do not default to staying up late and sleeping in.

2. Choose a good place to learn

Your family’s regular learning space for occasional homework might not work for extended periods. It is also a great idea to get dressed and out of bed. Set up a physical location that is dedicated to school-focused activities. Make sure it is quiet, free from distractions and has a good internet connection. Make sure an adult monitors online learning. Keep doors open, and practice good digital safety. Our teachers, counselors and safeguarding teams will do the same.

3. Stay in touch

Teachers will mainly be communicating regularly through our online platforms and virtual learning environments. Make sure everyone knows how to find the help they need to be successful. Stay in contact with classroom and support teachers, school leaders and counselors but understand it may take a day or two for us to respond. If you have concerns, let someone know.

4. Help students ‘own’ their learning

No one expects parents to be full-time teachers or to be educational and content matter experts. Provide support and encouragement and expect your children to do their part. Struggling is allowed and encouraged! Do not help too much. Becoming independent takes lots of practice. At Olympian, your child usually engages with other students and any number of adults hundreds of times each day. Many of these social interactions will continue from a distance, but they will be different. You cannot replace them all, and that is OK.

5. Begin and end the day by checking-in

In the morning, you might ask:

• What classes/subject do you have today?
• Do you have any assessments?
• How will you spend your time?
• What resources do you need?
• What can I do to help?

At the end of the day you might ask:
• How far did you get in your learning tasks today?
• What did you discover? What was hard?
• What could we do to make tomorrow better?

These brief grounding conversations matter. Checking-in helps students to process instructions they received from their teachers, and it helps them organize themselves and set priorities – older students too. Not all students thrive in distance learning, some struggle with too much independence or lack of structure. These check-in routines can help avoid later challenges and disappointments. They help students develop self-management and executive functioning that are essential skills for life. Parents are good life coaches.

Dianne Huslin

Proud Principal of Olympian High School

“Where Champions Are Made”

ASB 9th GRADE ORIENTATION AND INFORMATION EMAIL SENT

Welcome to Olympian High School…you are now a part of our Eagle Family! Please take a few minutes to read some important information that was emailed to all 9th Grade students last week.

9TH GRADE AND NEW STUDENT LAPTOP DISTRIBUTION AT OTAY RANCH

All 9th graders and any other student that is new to Olympian can pick up their computer on Friday, July 31st, using the schedule shown. Please note that laptops will be picked up at Otay Ranch High, not our school. We ask all parents and caregivers to review the information on for Device Distribution for students

YEARBOOK PICK UP AND TEXTBOOK DROP OFF MAKE-UP DATE

If you have books from last year or need to pick up your yearbook, please stop by the ASB on Tuesday, July 28th from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Prior to returning textbooks, all students must complete the Book Return Form:tinyurl.com/book-form

DISTANCE LEARNING SCHEDULE AND PLATFORMS

The Sweetwater Union High School District adopted Google Classroom, Google Meet and Jupiter Ed as the platforms for learning for Olympian High School for the next upcoming year. If you would like to view the entire board presentation please click on the link for the SUHSD Reopening of Schools Plan

MESSAGE FROM OUR COUNSELORS, ALPHA BREAKDOWN AND CHANGING CLASSES

Welcome back Eagles!

The first day of school for registered students is Monday, August 3rd.

During the first weeks of school, the Counseling Center experiences a high volume of emails and new student registrations.  We appreciate your patience as we do our best to respond to your questions/concerns in a timely manner.  Thank you for your understanding!

The following is our tentative Counselor Caseload Alpha-Breakdown based on our current enrollment:

CounselorCaseload (based on student last name) As of 7-24-20  SUBJECT TO CHANGE 
SkinnerA-Bri
LoyaBrj-Eli
HuertaElj-Hof
VACANCY  CONTACT APs: Ms. Lora Bumatay Mr. Michael GoveaHog-Lum
MedinaLun-Pa
MamarilPe-Seo
FoustSep-Z

The counselor caseload will be finalized once the student enrollment settles. Please direct all questions/concerns to our Assistant Principals if your last name falls between the alpha “Hog-Lum”.  

Counseling Center Reminders

  • Schedules have not been finalized and are subject to change (pending administrative decisions for the Master Schedule).
  • The last day to request course changes or electives was Friday, May 22nd provided space availability and appropriate placement.
  • We are unable to honor requests for specific teachers, class periods, and other preferences.
  • Counselors will work to balance class sizes to ensure productive learning environments and to meet teacher contractual limits.
  • Counselors will focus on resolving scheduling errors and balancing classes during the opening weeks. 
  • The addition or closure of classes may be necessary with changes in enrollment or staffing. 

Can I change my schedule?

Due to current Master Schedule limitations, minimal spaces are available in a few electives only.  SEE GOOGLE FORM deadline: Wednesday, July 29

Please refer to the OHS website for additional information: http://olh.sweetwaterschools.org/

We look forward to another fantastic year at Olympian High School!

Sincerely,

Your OHS Counseling Team

HOW TO CONTACT OUR REGISTRARS

We are happy to announce that we now have two registrars available to help parents with registration and educational documents needed:

Student Last Registrar Email

A – K MS. YBANEZ Karla.Ybanez@sweetwaterschools.org

L – Z MS. DE LEON maria.deleon3@sweetwaterschools.org

JOIN OLYMPIAN BAND OR COLORGUARD, ONLINE MEETING THIS WEEK

Hey Eagle Families!  Welcome to Olympian High School.  The Band and Guard program would like you to know that we are always accepting students that are interested in playing an instrument or performing with the color guard (flags, rifles, and dance).  We will be meeting ONLINE this week Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-3:00 pm. Students will meet the band leadership and some of the members of the section they’re interested in being a part of, while also starting to play music.  If you’re interested, contact Mr. Mabrey for a link to those meetings, eric.mabrey@sweetwaterschools.org and let him know what instrument or if you need him to help you pick an instrument.  We’re excited to continue with our great music program at Olympian High School and look forward to meeting all the new members!  The sooner you contact Mr. Mabrey, the sooner he can help communicate with counselors to register for the class!

OLYMPIAN AND AMAZON ENGINEERS JOIN FORCES

Mr. Claudio, our Computer Science Teacher, is proud to announce that the Amazon Future Engineers program is now part of his class. For more information, please click on the Amazon Engineer Information page

JOIN OLYMPIAN PTSO (Volunteering not required)

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. Remember, joining PTSO does not mean you have to be involved, but if you do want to volunteer in any capacity please do contact our PTSO President, Ms. Lafrancis

WEEK OF 07/20/2020

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Hello Returning and New Eagles:

As the proud principal of Olympian High School I would like to welcome you to the new school year. I wish I could have the opportunity to meet you before we start school on August 3. Unfortunately, COVID-19 presents significant challenges for us to return to the physical school site. We will begin the school year with distance learning on August 3. You will receive more information about the bell schedule, your classes and how to access your teachers’ online classes in the next week or so. I know there are many questions and we will do our best to address them before school starts. In the meantime, we encourage you to visit our website at olh.sweetwaterschools.org for more information and updates regarding the 2020-21 school year.

Here are some important steps to review:

Registration

  • Please make sure you have completed the online registration process. This is a requirement for the school to have the most updated contact, emergency, and any health information for your student. If you did it on your phone please note that the last steps to complete are only available using a computer.
  • Please note that if you have moved, (you now have a different address than what is listed in Infinite Campus) new proof of residency (within last 60 days) and an affidavit will need to be submitted. Please email these documents to our registrars, karla.ybanez@sweetwaterschools.org (Last name A – K) and mariadeleon3@sweetwaterschools.org (Last name L – Z).
  • There have been some questions regarding immunization. A copy of immunization records is only required for students brand new to our district.  This is collected as part of the new student registration process. If you are continuing as a student in the district, immunization does not need to be submitted.

School Materials

If you are an incoming 9th grader, bellow is the schedule for laptop distribution. Please note that you will be picking up the laptop at Otay Ranch High, not Olympian:

If you currently have a laptop that is not functioning properly please contact Mr. Pele at james.pele@sweetwaterschools.org

The textbook distribution process will be announced soon.

Counselors

Our counselors will return this week and will be ready to address concerns on the 21st. Our website will have an updated list of assigned counselors based on the student’s last name. 

Athletics

At this point all athletic activities have been suspended. CIF did provide an update, please click on this CIF Link for further information from San Diego CIF.

We will continue to update further information on Athletics in the upcoming weeks.

Orientation

We plan to have some form of a virtual orientation to welcome our newest Eagles. I will also begin to schedule virtual principal chats through a sign up process. Stay tuned.

If you have any questions you can contact me at dianne.cordero@sweetwaterschools.org. We are Eagle strong and we will move forward with a positive attitude to address the challenges ahead of us. I believe in our Eagle community. We will do everything possible to be safe and provide a worthwhile learning experience. Our teachers are learning new strategies to address to succeed at distance learning.

I am confident that our Olympian students will succeed! Be safe and go Eagles!

Ms. Cordero, Principal

AP SCORES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

AP Scores are now available, please contact the College Board if you are not sure how to access your score, you can use the AP Score Link to see your score. Here are some highlights from our students and teachers:

  • We tested in 23 subjects, 1446 tests were taken
  • Our mean score in 17 subject areas surpassed the California rate, and 12 of those subject areas surpassed it by more than 10%, a huge accomplishment
  • Four (4) of our subjects passed with 100%: 2-D Art, Calculus BC, Drawing and Spanish Literature

We thank and congratulate the effort and commitment by the students and we also thank the effort in teaching and guidance by our AP Teachers.

THANK YOU MR. PATTERSON

Mr. Patterson has taken on an assignment at a neighboring school. We thank him for his care and dedication of the staff, students and community of Olympian High School.

Should a student need assistance, here is the new alphabetical breakdown by last name:

WEEK OF 06/08/2020 AND SUMMER

2020 CLASS PARADE

It was so wonderful seeing our Senior Eagles at the 2020 Car Parade. We will truly miss you.

FAREWELL TO THE CLASS OF 2020

SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP AND ATHLETIC AWARDS

A MESSSAGE TO OUR SENIORS FROM THE COUNSELORS

WELCOME TO OUR NEW PTSO BOARD

Congratulations to the newly elected Olympian PTSO Board:

  • President Josie LaFrancis
  • Vice-President Andre Gomez
  • Secretary Lisa Adamson
  • Treasurer Michelle Galvan
  • Parliamentarian Colvert Burgos
  • Historian/Communications Director Christine Decker-Hughes

We thank the current members for all the hard work and dedication to the students at Olympian High School and look forward to the new officers taking care of our students.

We ask all students and parent to join consider joining PTSO by following  this link . Rmemeber, when you join you are making a financial contribution, no volunteering is required.

CLASS OF 2020 NAMES BANNER

Ms. Scott picked up the new names banner. It is set up the following days and times for photo opportunities for students and their families out on Magdalena (in front of the campus where the sign was posted last time):

Wednesday, June 10th – 9am-11am
Thursday, June 11th – 2pm-4pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm

SENIOR DEBT LIST

Please find the 6/10 Senior Debt List below. Please be sure to look carefully as the list is sorted by ID number. (Please note: Some ID numbers have multiple items owed.)

tinyurl.com/OHSSeniorDebtList

**To find your ID number easily:
1. Press CTRL + F
2. Type in your ID #
3. The number of entries matching that ID # will show up in the top right corner of the spreadsheet. (For example: 1 of 1 means you have one entry, 0 of 0 means you have zero entries, 1 of 4 means you have four entries, etc)

In an effort to try to limit the delays for diploma pickup, we ask that anyone with debts owed please come to the ASB between 2-4pm on Thursday, June 11th to settle those debts. Please have an envelope with the student name and ID number written on it and do not seal the envelope until it is verified at the ASB cashier window. We will also be collecting debts on Friday during diploma/yearbook pickup, but please know that this will slow down the diploma pickup process.

YEARBOOKS ON FRIDAY 06/12/2020

Seniors: This Friday, June 12th from 10am,-12pm will be yearbook/diploma pickup. Please review the newly REVISED 12th Grade process link.

9TH, 10TH and 11th Grade: This Friday, June 12th from 1pm-3pm will be yearbook pickup. Please review Underclassmen process link.

SENIOR AWARDS

The following students earned additional awards listed below:

US Marine Corps Awards

Male Distinguished Athletes

  • Justin Nguyen
    • Tennis

Female Distinguished Athletes

  • Hailey Watson
    • Cross Country, Soccer and Track

Scholastic Excellence

  • Brian Park
    • 4.62 GPA

Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence

  • Nicholas Burgos
    • Band and Choir

Female Tri-sport Athlete Award

  • Samarys Bonilla
    • Field Hockey, Soccer, and Lacrosse

Male Tri-sport Athlete Award

  • Johnathan Hicks
    • Football, Basketball, Track

Spirit of the Eagle Award

  • Jasmari Aquino
    • ASB President

High School Sports Association of San Diego – Female Scholar Athlete

  • Kamaile Signo-Hawkins
    • Field Hockey and Track

High School Sports Association of San Diego – Male Scholar Athlete

  • Eduardo “Gio” Martinez
    • Basketball

Male Citizen & Scholar Athlete Award

  • Kristian Edraisa
    • 4.26 GPA
    • Football and Track

Female Citizen & Scholar Athlete Award

  • Rosanna Javier
    • 4.21 GPA
    • Cross Country and Track

Outstanding Male Senior Athlete of the Year

  • Anthony Gilpin
    • Football and Track

Outstanding Female Senior Athlete of the Year

  • Yesenia DeGuire
    • Wrestling

WEEK OF 06/01/2020

CLASS OF 2020 LAPTOP COLLECTION ON MONDAY

Senior Laptop and charger return will be done as a drive-through service on Monday, June 1 at Otay Ranch High School using the schedule listed above. For computer information and Covid 19 regulations please use the link to access the 2020EOYCollectionNotification .

Para información en español por favor siga la página PROCESO DE DEVOLUCION DE DISPOSITIVO MOVIL

12th GRADE BOOK RETURN TUESDAY JUNE 2, 10:00-12:00 , 1:00 – 3:00

9TH, 10TH AND 11TH GRADE BOOK RETURN FRIDAY JUNE 5, 1:00 – 5:00

Prior to returning textbooks, all students must complete the Book Return Form:tinyurl.com/book-form

12th grade map and instructions for Tuesday: tinyurl.com/SrPickupandReturn and lick on 12th Grade Checked Out Books to see what books are owed

9th, 10th, 11th grade map and instructions for Friday:  tinyurl.com/OHSTextbookReturn  and click on the right link by grade for books checked out: 11th Grade Checked Out Books , 10th Grade Checked Out Books , 9th Grade Checked Out Books

GRADUATION PARADE AT SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE ON THURS, JUNE 4, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

Seniors from all schools in the Sweetwater Union High School District are invited, along with members of their household, to join an automobile procession around the Southwestern College campus. Students and their families will be greeted by music throughout the route and staff members of each high school. For more information please click on the graduation car parade link

INTRODUCING OLYMPIAN MASKS FOR GRADS AND UNDERCLASS

We have received requests for Olympian masks, so we partnered with gradmasks.com to make custom Olympian High masks and neck gaiters. The ordering window is now open and all purchases will be sent directly to your homes. With every purchase, $5 will be donated to Olympian High to fund student activities, events, and athletic programs next year! Please visit the website to view and and order: gradmasks.com **The deadline to order is June 7th.**

CSF CABINET

Congratulations! To  the Following Eagles appointed to the Following positions:

  • President – Milana Rodriguez
  • Vice-Presidents: Dayo Amisu and Lana Caitlyn DeGuzman
  • Treasurers: Jin Woo Park and Lyric Talplacido
  • Secretaries: Marlene Baldonado and Sophia Alvarez

Your fellow and future members are looking forward to your leadership!

CHOIR AUDITIONS

Be part of the tradition of excellence that is Advanced Choir at Olympian High School. Audition are being done only by submitting a video, please click on the link for the OLYMPIAN CHOIR AUDITION FORM

ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

Students interested may contact the teacher directly at jennifer.opdahl@sweetwaterschools.org

SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2020 GOING TO SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE

The Chula Vista Police Activities League (PAL) is offering a scholarship to up to 3 graduating seniors to cover the cost of completing an Associate Degree program or a transfer program to a university from Southwestern College. The individual must attend one of the Chula Vista high schools, and must attend Southwestern College after graduation. The scholarship is needs-based and requires proof of income, but the qualifying GPA is very reasonable at just 2.5. 

Apply through their website at: cvpal.org/scholarships/ They extended the application deadline until June 15, 2020

WEEK OF 5/25/2020

INFORMATION FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS

Ms. Scott has condensed the important events for the final two weeks of school into a timeline with important dates and direct links to the information. This includes information about laptops, books, musical instrument collection, PE locker pick-up and such. Please use this as your guide for the next two weeks:tinyurl.com/OHSFinalCountdown

IMPORTANT: LAPTOP COLLECTION FOR SENIORS IS AT OTAY RANCH ON MONDAY 06/01/2020

Senior Laptop return will be done as a drive through service on Monday, June 1 at Otay Ranch High School using the schedule listed above. For computer information and Covid 19 regulations please use the link to access the 2020EOYCollectionNotification .

Para información en español por favor siga la página PROCESO DE DEVOLUCION DE DISPOSITIVO MOVIL

CLASS OF 2020 CSF LIFE MEMBERS

Congratulations to the class of 2020 CSF lifetime members, we are very proud of your accomplishments and know you will represent Olympian Eagles with pride in your future endeavors. Here is a link to the CSF Lifetime members

HERO THANK YOU VIDEO

Mr. Exum’s class has collaborated to make a thank you video to the essential workers through distance learning. They met online and strategized how to logistically organize the work flow, and from there the students organized themselves to acquire the necessary clips , most of which is original footage.

We are very proud of what they created for our community. For additional videos from KOHS News please click on the link http://kohsnews.weebly.com/other-videos.html

POLYNESIAN DANCE COMPANY – OFFICER APPLICATIONS DUE

PDC Officer Applications due by Tuesday, May 26, 2020 before midnight. No late applications will be accepted.  https://sites.google.com/sweetwaterschools.net/ohs-pdc/home

ADVANCED CHOIR AUDITIONS

Be part of the tradition of excellence that is Advanced Choir at Olympian High School. Audition are being done only by submitting a video, please click on the link for the OLYMPIAN CHOIR AUDITION FORM

THE STAR NEWS WANTS TO SHOWCASE ALL GRADUATES

The Chula Vista Star News is working with the Sweetwater Union High School District to get a list of all high school graduates to be included in a special issue. They know grads can’t walk as they normally do this year due to COVID-19, so they are wanting to do something extra special to celebrate our graduates! They are inviting parents to place a celebration announcement for their grad in an upcoming issue.

For information please contact Mr. John Moreno, Regional Account Manager for East County Californian | The Star-News 619-441-0400 ext.1202

SCHOLARSHIP FOR SENIORS THAT PLAN TO ATTEND SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE

The Chula Vista Police Activities League (PAL) is proud to inform you of their annual PAL/Jim Zoll Scholarship. Through the cooperation of the community and corporate sponsorship, they are offering a scholarship to up to 3 graduating seniors to cover the cost of completing an Associate Degree program or a transfer program to a university from Southwestern College. The individual must attend one of the Chula Vista high schools, and must attend Southwestern College after graduation. Unlike most scholarships, the Jim Zoll scholarship is not for a single monetary amount; but rather remove barriers that often prevent students from succeeding and pursuing higher level degrees and careers. The scholarship is needs-based and requires proof of income, but the qualifying GPA is very reasonable at just 2.5. The scholarship includes:

• New laptop and printer (chosen by PAL)
• Tuition/Registration fees for all courses associated with transfer, or AA program at Southwestern College, recipients will have up to 3 years to complete transfer or receive an AAA/S Degree.
• Cost of all books purchased through the Southwestern College bookstore
• Necessary supplies needed for courses purchased at the Southwestern College bookstore (i.e. scantrons, composition books, etc…)
• Bus pass if needed

This year the application is fully online through their website at: cvpal.org/scholarships/ They extended the application deadline until June 15, 2020 in lieu of the current situation. They are very excited about this opportunity and hope that they can continue to build strong connections throughout the community.

COME HELP SUPPORT PTSO

BAND AUDITIONS

Week of 5/18/2020

SUMMER SCHOOL DEADLINE IS 05/21/2020

  • Summer School dates:  June 8 to June 26 (8:00 am to 1:30 pm)
  • Distance Learning Format will continue (on-line classes only)
  • NEW applications must be submitted (previous paper applications are now void).

Registration is only through the Infinite Campus Student Portal: https://campusportal.sweetwaterschools.org/campus/portal/students/sweetwater.jsp

Username: Student ID#. Password: 8 digit birthdate (XX/XX/XXXX). *If students already changed their password, it is the same one used for their district e-mail address.

  • Use the “Survey” Tab in the Portal’s Message Center.
  • For assistance with password reset, contact district Computer Services at (619) 585-7995, option 3.

For Step by step instructions please click on this link

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE OPPORTUNITES

From our dynamic Teacher Ms. Clark Cladwell: Interested in reading about and analyzing topics such as love, hate, revenge and discussing why we do what we do? Check out AP Lit! We have room for 10 more students, click HERE for more information!

POLYNESIAN DANCE AT OLH

Olympian High School Polynesian Dance Company updates and announcements for the 2020-21 school year will be available via remind.com Class Code: @072020

STUDENT REGISTRATION

For information and commonly asked questions about enrolling for next year please click on the FAQ’s about registration

AP TESTING CONTINUES

Follow this link for the updated AP testing schedule. To all the students taking AP tests good luck and good skill to you, we know you you will make us proud.

COMMON SENIOR EXPERIENCE (CSE) LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE

Be part of the team that plans the Senior Project next year. Applications are now being accepted via this link, due Date May 25.

KRISPY KREME CELEBRATES THE CLASS OF 2020

Krispy Kreme has something sweet for high school and college seniors – and their families and friends – who are unable to celebrate graduation by walking across the stage.  A new 2020 Graduate Dozen will be available for purchase the week of 5/18-5/24.  To sweeten the deal, on 5/19 seniors can get one 2020 Graduate Dozen FREE by wearing their cap and gown, or other Class of 2020 swag proving their senior status, to their local Krispy Kreme shop. For more information please visit the Krispy Kreme website

NEW EXIT PATTERN AT OLYMPIAN HIGH

As part of the construction project, the District and Site Administration collaborated to improve traffic patterns at Olympian. It should reduce time as cars exit our parking lots.

CYBERSECURITY COURSE AVAILABLE

Did you know Olympian is offering a Cybersecurity course ? This is a high demand job with cool opportunities.  Want to learn about white hat hacking ?  We have a few seats left.
See attached for more information or send an email to michael.claudio@sweetwaterschools.org
Last day to add/drop is May 22.
Use this link
olh.sweetwaterschools.org/2020-21-course-request-change-form/

WEEK OF 05/11/2020

Updated information on SUHSD Summer School 2020 is now available.

  • Summer School dates:  June 8 to June 26 (8:00 am to 1:30 pm)
  • Distance Learning Format will continue (on-line classes only)
  • NEW applications must be submitted (previous paper applications are now void).

Registration is only through the Infinite Campus Student Portal: https://campusportal.sweetwaterschools.org/campus/portal/students/sweetwater.jsp

  • The Deadline to register is Thursday, May 21. Thereafter, the next opportunity will be in June by appointment.
  • Username: Student ID#.

Password: Initial password is the 8 digit birthdate (XX/XX/XXXX). *If students already changed their password, it is the same one used for their district e-mail address.

  • Use the “Survey” Tab in the Portal’s Message Center. Follow the steps in the attachment for reference.
  • For assistance with password reset, contact district Computer Services at (619) 585-7995, option 3.

For Step by step instructions please click on this link

WANT TO BE A PEER COUNSELOR?

Reminder: Peer Counselor Applications are due Monday, May 11! Contact Ms. Mamaril or Ms. Barron for more information. To apply, please click on the Peer Counselor Application Link

ASB CANDIDATES CELEBRATE TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Students applying as ASB commissioners helped celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, you can see their projects on this page

HAPPY NURSES DAY

To all healthcare professionals, including our own Ms. Magaraci, we thank you for a your care and service our community.

CLASS OF 2020 GRADUATION INFORMATION


1. Graduation – We know how difficult this has been for you and that you may still have unanswered questions. Thank you for your patience and understanding as the district works through options for our students. Based on the results of the district survey, an overwhelming number of parents and students voted for a delayed Graduation ceremony once restrictions have been lifted, so that is the current plan. In the meantime, the district cabinet and site administrators are still exploring opportunities to celebrate our seniors. More info to follow.

2. Cap and Gowns UPDATE– Due to the COVID-19 virus and safety and health concerns, all LOANER Caps & Gowns are canceled for the Class of 2020. However, anyone who reserved a loaner or has not bought one to date, may still purchase a cap and gown, class ring or tassel at the direct link below by May 15th:

tinyurl.com/OlympianCapandGown – Online ordering will remain open and available through the website, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The deadline for all cap and gown purchases is May 15th. Any orders that were placed prior to the the March 20th deadline have been shipped to Olympian High School, so we are expected to receive those by next week. Any online orders from March 21st through May 15th are expected to be delivered at the end of May. A distribution process will be communicated once we have received the items.

If you have further questions, please contact support@socalrecognition.com.

3. Announcements – Today I checked the tracking number on the announcements, and they were shipped last week from SoCal via USPS…the current tracking for a few of the orders I looked up says “out for delivery as of 4am this morning. So anyone who is expecting announcements should be receiving them today or tomorrow.

4. Yearbook – The 2019-2020 Olympian High School Yearbooks are currently scheduled to arrive at the end of May, however they are experiencing about a one week delivery delay. More information to come regarding the distribution process for the end of May. If you would still like to purchase a yearbook, please click the link below to order directly from the Jostens website by Friday, May 15th (or until they are sold out):

tinyurl.com/OHSYearbook2020

5. College/Military/Career Signing DayPlease fill out the google form below by Friday, May 8th, 2020 at 5pm. We will be posting all of our seniors throughout the day on May 15th on the Class of 2020 Instagram account (@olympianhigh2020). Also, please note that by filling out this form, you are giving consent for Olympian High School to post this information on our ASB social media Instagram account (@olympianasb).

tinyurl.com/OHSEagles2020

Please note: You must be signed into your district gmail account in order to access the form.

6. Prom/GradNite 2020 Refunds – Last week, we mailed out 150 refund checks and this morning, we mailed out another 200. We will be mailing out the final batch next Tuesday. Thank you for your patience as we complete this tedious process.

COMPUTER COURSE AVAILABLE

Good Morning Student/Parents/Guardians:

Did you know Olympian is offering a brand new
Computer Science course ? We have a few seats left.
See attached for more information or send me an email to michael.claudio@sweetwaterschoosl.org
Last day to ad/drop is May 22.
Use this link
olh.sweetwaterschools.org/2020-21-course-request-change-form/

Mr Claudio
AP Computer Science & Cybersecurity
bitly/OHS-CSD

GOOD LUCK ON AP TESTING

Follow this link for the updated AP testing schedule. To all the student taking AP testing the next two week, good luck and good skill to you, we know you will make Olympian proud.


UNIFORM COLLECTION PROCEDURES RESUME

Students will be able to drop off their uniforms starting Wednesday, please refer to the instructions provided by Ms. Scott via this link

GIRLS WHO CODE

As summer approaches, Girls Who Code is thrilled to share that we are currently accepting applications for our FREE Virtual Summer Immersion Program (SIP)! SIP is a virtual 2-week program that teaches 9th–11th grade girls the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community, while preparing for a career in tech. Would you be able to share the opportunity with your high school students?

ELIGIBILITY

Current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade girls and non-binary students (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) are eligible to apply!

APPLICATION

Interested students can apply at girlswhocode.com/virtualsipform. SIP is 100% FREE and need-based Summer Stipends of up to $300 to cover tech and living costs are available for students who qualify.

To learn more about the program, you can sign up for an online webinar here.

SPREAD THE WORD

Please share the information below with your students.

Apply to Girls Who Code’s Virtual Summer Immersion Program for an unforgettable summer experience! During this FREE 2-week virtual program, you’ll learn the computer science skills you need to make an impact, get an inside look into the tech field, and join a supportive lifelong sisterhood — all while being virtually hosted by influential companies, like AT&T, Goldman Sachs, Disney, and more. 

Current 9th-11th grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply. SIP is 100% free and need-based stipends of up to $300 are available for those who qualify to help cover living and tech costs.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis, but classrooms are filling up fast! Apply today at girlswhocode.com/virtualsipform or learn more in a webinar.

COX COMMUNICATIONS WIFI PROGRAM

The district has partnered with Cox to connect students that do not have an internet connection at home through their Connect2Compete program.  This program will ensure your student (s) continue learning at home. 

The Cox Connect2Compete program is available to families who:

  • have at least one child that attends our schools
  • participate in one of these government subsidies programs: The National School Lunch Program, SNAP, TANF or Public Housing
  • are not a current Cox Internet customer

If your household meets these criteria, you may qualify for discounted home internet service from Cox. For a limited time for eligible customers, Cox is offering free Connect2Compete service until July 15th, 2020 for customers who connect by May 15th, 2020; $9.95/month thereafter. Cox will also provide free access to remote helpdesk support until July 15, 2020 to provide peace of mind and easy access to new technology.   

There are no deposits or annual contracts with Connect2Compete, and free in-home wifi equipment is included with no installation fees. Cox is also working with PCs for People to provide discounted, refurbished computers for eligible families.

Find out if you qualify by visiting www.cox.com/c2c.

For step-by-step instructions please refer to the parent tutorial on this link

MATH TUTORING AVAILABLE

Mr. Govea will start providing email tutoring all day Tuesdays and Thursdays and live help form 1:00 to 2:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays. For information and Google-meet codes please follow this link

WEEK OF 05/04/2020

DAY OF THE PRINCIPAL WAS LAST FRIDAY

It was Ms. Cordero’s day last Friday, we thank her for all she does for the students, parents and staff of the Olympian High School community.

HELP CELEBRATE OUR TEACHERS THIS WEEK

Teachers at Olympian High School are committed to the education and caring of students of our community. Please join us in celebrating them this special week.

MEAL DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

For more information please click on the Sweetwater Union High School District Meal Service Updates link.

SENIORS: GIVE US YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, TIME IS RUNNING OUT

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ATTENTION SENIORS: As you all know, it is a tradition at our school to hold a senior signing day at the beginning of May to honor all of our Eagles and congratulate each other on entering the next chapter of our lives. Because we cannot gather together in person, we still want to continue this tradition by hosting a “Virtual Senior Signing Day.”

Please fill out the google form below by Friday, May 8th, 2020. We will be posting all of our seniors throughout the day on May 15th. Also, please note that by filling out this form, you are giving consent for Olympian High School and SUHSD to post this information on our social media accounts. tinyurl.com/OHSEagles2020

Please note: You must be signed into your district gmail account in order to access the form. Please feel free to email Ms. Scott if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

INFORMATION FORM THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO ABOUT WIFI

The county of San Diego is providing information on how to receive free or reduced fee internet service. For more information click on their Single Page Flyer link

THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS DESIGNATED THE MONTH OF MAY AS ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH

The State Board of Education has adopted a resolution designating May 2020, as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  The Sweetwater District is given the opportunity to recognize that the State of California is home to approximately 750,314 Asian American and Pacific Islander students from at least 17 different groups

DO YOU NEED TO CONTACT YOUR TEACHER?

On Friday 05/01/2020 we asked teachers if they had a student that needed to check in or do something for their class, here is a link to the list by ID number. If you see a green cell or can’t find an ID number then the student is up to date.

ADVANCE DRAMA AUDITIONS

FORMER OLYMPIAN STUDENTS FEATURED ON MICHELLE OBAMA’S INSTAGRAM PAGE

Former First Lady Obama is promoting the upcoming College Signing Day and featured two of Olympian’s former students in her post. So proud of our Eagle Graduates

WEEK OF 04/27/2020

CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY FOR NEW TRACK AND FIELD AT OLYMPIAN HIGH SCHOOL

#InThisTogetherSUHSD www.sweetwaterschools.org

TEACHER DISTANCE LEARNING PLANS

To view a teachers plan for online instruction please click on this link

ATTENTION SENIORS: As you all know, it is a tradition at our school to hold a senior signing day at the beginning of May to honor all of our Eagles and congratulate each other on entering the next chapter of our lives. Because we cannot gather together in person, we still want to continue this tradition by hosting a “Virtual Senior Signing Day.”

Please fill out the google form below by Friday, May 8th, 2020. We will be posting all of our seniors throughout the day on May 15th. Also, please note that by filling out this form, you are giving consent for Olympian High School and SUHSD to post this information on our social media accounts.

tinyurl.com/OHSEagles2020

Please note: You must be signed into your district gmail account in order to access the form. Please feel free to email Ms. Scott if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

YEARBOOKS SALES CONTINUE

Eagles, a lot has changed in a short amount of time, but one thing that’s still here for you is the yearbook. There were so many great things that happened this year and we managed to capture them and put them into a book that you can look at and relive those moments with us and your friends.

Yearbooks can be purchased at this link or copy this text into your browser window: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01099740

CYBERPATRIOT

Mr. Claudio wanted to provide the following opportunity: Introducing CyberPatriot.  Learn technical skills for white hat hacking.  Get motivated for careers in cybersecurity & STEM.  A descrtiption can be found at the Airforce Cyberpatriot link.

For more information you can fill out the Cyberpatriot Survey.

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