WEEK OF 08/19/2019

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.

SURF CLUB

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

WEEK OF 08/12/2019

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 michael.govea@sweetwaterschools.org

JOIN PTSO


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 michael.govea@sweetwaterschools.org

SATURDAY SCHOOL

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.

WEEK OF 08/05/2019

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.

Ms. Cordero

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.

QUIZBOWL

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

SPORTS CALENDARS

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.

WEEK OF 07/29/2019

CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

LIBRARY SCHEDULE FOR BOOKS AND LAPTOPS

Please remember to bring your locator

LUNCH APPLICATION CONTEST CONTINUES!! ASB is still sponsoring a competition for all 2nd period classes and awarding prizes to those with the highest rates of completing the Free and Reduced Lunch Applications. 

We encourage ALL students to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application.  Students that receive free or reduced lunch have several benefits including:

  • Free HS meals: breakfast and lunch
  • Course Exam Reduced Cost:
  • AP – Advanced Placement (College credit)
    • Reduced from $96.00 to $10.00
  • 12 College Entrance Exam Waivers:
  • 4 applications to Private and Out of State Universities
  • 4 applications to Universities of California and
  • 4 application to California State Universities
  • Priority Registration for state-mandated groups
  • Active Duty military
  • Foster Youth
  • CalWORKs
  • Disability Support Services (DDS)
  • Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

Social-Emotional Learning submitted by Ms. Bumatay

In life, we will encounter situations where someone is upset, emotional or angry. Here are some steps that can be of help.

H.E.A.T:

  • H – Hear Them Out    Show someone you are really listening. It will reduce his or her stress faster.
  • E – Empathize             Show care and concern for each person’s situation. It will make him/her feel better.
  • A – Ask and Answer Questions  Before jumping in too quickly with solutions, make sure you understand the whole situation by asking open-ended questions.
  • T – Take Responsibility to Assist   Saying “Don’t worry, I’m here to help you.” can also help reduce someone’s  frustration and anxiety.

From the book “The Science of Service-Six Essential Elements for Creating a Culture of Service in the Public Sector”

FIELD HOCKEY

Students interested in trying out for FIELD HOCKEY, there is an informal meeting on Friday 08/02/2019 in room 510 during lunch at 12:00. We welcome all grades to attend the meeting.

EAGLE PRIDE VIDEO 

This video was created a few years ago but still captures the purpose of our school: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cFogTAs6_ZhAZSTTvwRKJGBQUnT8SN4-/view?usp=sharing

Week of 07/22/2019

This week at Olympian

LIBRARY SCHEDULE

The library schedule is posted bellow. Please bring a large backpack (or two) for the dates listed. Information about laptop contracts will be sent from the library next week.

“FIRST FRIDAY” BLACKLIGHT DANCE IN THE GYM

FRIDAY JULY 26 FROM 6PM TO 9PM

  • Free Admission for 9th Graders
  • Free Admission with ASB card
  • $3 Pre Sale, $5 at the door.

LUNCH APPLICATION CONTEST!!

Our ASB will be holding a competition for all 2nd period classes and awarding prizes to those with the highest rates of completing the Free and Reduced Lunch Applications. 

This year we will be encouraging ALL students to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Applications.  Students that receive free and reduced lunch have several benefits including:

  • Free OHS meals: breakfast and lunch
  • Course Exam Reduced Cost:
  • AP – Advanced Placement (College credit)
    • Reduced from $96.00 to $10.00
  • 12 College Entrance Exam Waivers:
  • 4 applications to Private and Out of State Universities
  • 4 applications to Universities of California and
  • 4 application to California State Universities
  • Priority Registration for state-mandated groups
  • Active Duty military
  • Foster Youth
  • CalWORKs
  • Disability Support Services (DDS)
  • Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

In addition, our site can potentially receive:

  • Funds to expand OHS academic and enrichment programs
  • Funds to purchase OHS educational supplies, instructional materials, and technology equipment

We encourage all students to apply!!

DONORS CHOOSE FOR MS. HAMMI

Ms. Hammi is starting a donors choose fundraiser, please click on this link for further information: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/ukuleles-in-the-classroom-the-way-to-Co/4204884/?rf=email-system-2019-07-proposal

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WEEK OF 07/15/2019

THIS WEEK AT OLYMPIAN

Principal’s Message

Whether you are returning or are new to the school, we would like to welcome you to the 2019-20 academic year! We are committed to working with our families, and providing a learning environment where each individual will make great strides in their intellectual, social, moral and physical development for citizenship, lifelong learning and entry

into the workplace or post-secondary studies. It is great to be an Eagle!

The Mission of Olympian High School

The mission of Olympian High School is to guarantee that each graduate will qualify and be academically ready for success in a four-year college or university through a coherent system of learning. Based on our mission, considerable planning is being directed to support the academic success of all students. Student learning will be set in the context of a coherent system of learning focused on college preparation. Primary to this end will be the continued implementation of our school-wide Academic Literacy Plan. In this initiative, we will be developing students’ (based on college research) academic “Habits of Mind” and critical thinking skills which will be taught through the advancement of reading and writing skills across the disciplines.

Our belief is that academic literacy combined with rigorous course curriculum will position all students to be college eligible and college ready.

At Olympian, our staff has high expectations for themselves and the students within our building and are committed to ensure each student is successful. However, this can only be achieved when the learning and desire comes from within: we encourage our students to try their best, do the right thing, and get better each day…

Staff, students and parents have created a wonderful school community that values academics, athletics and the fine arts programs. At Olympian we offer a wide variety of extra-
curricular and co-curricular programs, using positive attitude and commitment as a basis for success.

We know that only the individual can make their high school career a positive experience, therefore, by encouraging participation and enjoyment of school life will guide our students in the direction of responsible involvement in their communities and our society as a whole. So please, as a family make the most of your time at Olympian and get involved by showing your Eagle pride.

As in all communities, guidelines are necessary to ensure our school functions effectively. As communication between teachers, parents and students is vital, this handbook has been carefully prepared and is designed to support our families in understanding the expectations for behavior and conduct in the Olympian High School community and out lines the procedures to be followed when these expectations are not met. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with its contents so that you understand the information and
expectations provided.

We strive to maintain a safe and caring environment that allows everyone to feel like they are a viable and important member of our family. This goal requires all of us to work
together as a team to make that environment a reality! To be a responsible citizen we must watch out for one another.
Our faculty and staff look forward to working closely with you and your family, and to creating another productive and rewarding school year at Olympian. Please call upon us
at any time.


Sincerely,


Dianne Cordero

Principal, Olympian High School

ASB INFORMATION

Need an ASB Card, School ID, Senior Pictures or other things from the ASB? Please visit their website at: http://olh.sweetwaterschools.org/asb/

DAYS TO REMEMBER

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