05.30.20

All School Update – 5/30

Please read some important updates below:

1. Yearbooks – Unfortunately, I was notified this morning by our yearbook manufacturer, Jostens, that delivery of our 2020 yearbooks have been further delayed and will not arrive in time for our already scheduled distributions next week. Expected arrival is the week of June 9th, so we will be postponing Yearbook Distribution to Friday, June 12th. Please see revised yearbook distribution plan below:

tinyurl.com/RevOHSYearbookPickup

In the meantime, Jostens is offering a FREE Yearbook Digital Signing. It is a one-of-a-kind web experience that provides students with a fun and interactive experience that results in a printable permanent keepsake. It’s free for all students, whether they purchased a yearbook or not and no limit on how many signatures you can get. Check it out at www.yearbooksigning.jostens.com

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2. Textbook Return – A reminder that we will continue textbook return next week with 12th graders on June 2nd and 11th graders (and 9th and 10th grade makeups) on June 5th. Due to the yearbooks being delayed, we will be rerouting the 11th grade book return to the gym like we did with the 9th and 10th graders. Please review a map of the revised processes below:

tinyurl.com/OHSTextbookReturn (For 9-11th graders)
tinyurl.com/SrPickupandReturn (For 12th graders)

Reminder: Prior to returning textbooks, all students must complete the Book Form below:

tinyurl.com/book-form

We will have extra copies at school, in the event that you do not have access to a printer. You will not be able to return textbooks without this form completed.
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3. Custom Olympian Masks – We have received some 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 below or the attached images for more information:

gradmasks.com

**The deadline to order is June 7th.**

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4. Library Debts/Fines – Once all library books are returned, they need to be quarantined for 72 days. After that, our librarians will process the returned textbooks and provide us with an updated list of outstanding items/fines. Seniors must clear all debts in order to receive their diplomas. Therefore, the priority will be for 12th graders to get the information by June 10th, so that any debts/fines can be resolved on June 12th. More information to follow regarding the debt payment process. Underclassmen with outstanding items/fines will be handled at the start of next school year.

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5. **SENIORS ONLY**
a. Diplomas – We will be distributing diplomas to seniors, along with yearbooks, on Friday, June 12th between 10am-12pm. As stated above, all debts must be cleared in order to receive your diploma. Procedures on the debt payment process will be communicated in the near future.

b. District Senior Survey – Thank you to the seniors who have taken the survey! There are only 87 of you left who need to take it! tinyurl.com/ISTILLneedtotaketheSurvey 🙂
The survey is a mandatory component of Senior Clearance, so be sure to take it. View instructions on how to access the survey here –> tinyurl.com/OHSSeniorSurvey20

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Here is a revised Final Countdown timeline with the majority of the above information:

tinyurl.com/REVISEDFinalCountdown

As always, please let me know if you have any other questions. Enjoy your weekend!

Take care,

Ms. Scott
Asst. Principal of Student Activities

05.26.20

Senior Update – 5/23/20

Good afternoon Seniors and Parents/Guardians,

First, I want to thank you for your patience as we navigate through these uncharted waters. Information is constantly changing on a daily basis, so we often have to wait to relay information to you, but I understand how that could be frustrating. We ask for your continued grace and want you to know that we are doing the best we can under the restrictions given. Please be sure to thoroughly read the entire update below, as it contains 10 topics with important information.

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1. Senior Celebration Parade – As the district just recently announced, there will be a district-wide Senior Celebration on Thursday, June 4th at Southwestern College. Each senior will receive a Celebration Parade Pass at Senior Item Pickup Up on June 2nd. You must have that pass in your windshield in order to enter the parade. Please review specific details at the link below:

tinyurl.com/SeniorsRollWithSUHSD2020

I want to take a second to address some of the discontent that I have seen/heard about the district-wide parade. While I understand that many would rather an individual graduation, there are a few factors that came into play resulting in that not being an option for SUHSD schools. Please know that SUHSD’s goal is to provide an opportunity to celebrate the Class of 2020 in a manner that is equitable across all schools in our district. Paired with other logistical and fiscal complications, the solution resulted in the district-wide celebration parade. We acknowledge and understand that nothing, other than turning back time, will ever be able to replace what our seniors have lost this year, but we hope that you will join us for this opportunity for Olympian High staff members to wave/scream congratulations to our awesome seniors that day. 🙂

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2. Yearbook Distribution and Textbook Collection – As mentioned in previous updates, the yearbooks are averaging a one week delay on delivery, due to COVID-19 shutdowns. Pre-COVID, the yearbooks were originally scheduled to arrive this week. So, adding the week delay and the holiday, we are estimating the arrival of yearbooks at the end of next week or maybe even June 1st. In order to limit campus visits/transmission of COVID-19, we have decided to pair the yearbook distribution with cap and gown pickup on Tuesday, June 2nd. At this event, seniors will also turn in any textbooks and library items, as well as pick up a Vehicle Pass for the Celebration Parade, CTE sashes and Compact for Success cords (if applicable). CSF sashes will be issued, if the shipment arrives in time. Contact the CSF Advisor, Mr. Collins, with any CSF questions. Please review specific details about Senior Item Pickup and Textbook Return at the link below: (Diplomas will be distributed mid to late June…more info to come)

tinyurl.com/OHSItemPickupandReturn

Please note: We are completely sold out of yearbooks, so there will be no books for sale on June 2nd. I have created a waiting list, in the event that we end up with extra books. While there is no guarantee that there will be any available, if you are interested in putting your name on the waiting list, please fill out the form below:

tinyurl.com/OHS2020YearbookWaitingList

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3. Cap and Gowns – All cap and gowns ordered through SoCal Recognition are shipped to Olympian High School. We are currently waiting for the cap and gowns ordered between March 15-May 15. They should arrive next week.

There will be a limited amount of cap and gown units (includes tassel) available for sale ($32 exact cash only) on June 2nd. Sizes are first come, first served.

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4. Laptop Return – 12th and 13th graders will return all district-issued laptops at the SUHSD Device Collection on Monday, June 1st at Otay Ranch High School between 8am-2pm. There is a specific collection breakdown by last names, so please read specific details at the link below:

tinyurl.com/SUHSDLaptopReturn

Please note: We will not accept any laptops at Olympian High, they must be returned at the district scheduled return.

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5. Star News Graduate Edition – The local newspaper, Star News, is doing a special Graduate Edition for the Class of 2020. If you would like to purchase an ad for your senior, please see the details below:

tinyurl.com/StarNewsGrad2020

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6. District Senior Survey – All Gov/Econ teachers should have notified seniors sometime in the last two weeks that you have to complete a District Senior Survey. As of the end of day on May 21st, less than half of you have completed the survey. The survey is a mandatory component of Senior Clearance, so you will not receive your diploma until you complete all parts. Instructions on how to access the survey are below. If you have any trouble accessing the survey, please let me know.

tinyurl.com/OHSSeniorSurvey20

Not sure if you took the District Senior Survey yet? Check the list below of students who have NOT taken the survey as of May 21st:

tinyurl.com/IneedtotaketheSeniorSurvey 🙂

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7. Senior Clearance – All seniors must complete the following items in order to receive their actual diploma in mid-late June:

*Complete CA Grad Plan Requirements
*Return textbooks/library materials/laptop
*Clear all outstanding debts/fines
*Complete the District Senior Survey

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8. Transcript Requests – We have been receiving many requests for transcripts to be sent to colleges/universities. Please note: Any students attending SDSU or UCSD will automatically have their transcripts sent directly to the school. All other students may submit a transcript request at the link below:

tinyurl.com/OHSTranscript

The deadline to submit a transcript request is June 10th.

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9. Graduation Ceremony – As mentioned before, the Senior Celebration Parade is not in lieu of the delayed Graduation Ceremony. The district has not released any information about the details yet, so stay tuned for a district update.

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10. The Final Countdown – Yikes, I know that was a lot of information to process…so, take a breath…you’re almost done! 🙂 The last four days of your high school career are just around the corner! I have condensed most of the information above into a timeline with important dates and direct links to the information. Please use this as your guide for the next two weeks:

tinyurl.com/OHSFinalCountdown

The past 2.5 months have been nothing but unexpected changes, but the one thing that doesn’t waver is the love and support that Olympian administration and staff have for our students. Seniors, our hearts continue to break for how much of your senior year you have lost. Please know that we are so incredibly proud of the integrity, fortitude, and perseverance that you have displayed throughout this whole ordeal. We miss you dearly and look forward to seeing you soon…even if it is six feet away with masks on! 🙂

 

Take care,

Ms. Scott
Asst. Principal of Student Activities

05.07.20

AP Exams

AP Exams will take place starting next week:

May 11 – May 22

Please take some time this week to do the following:

  • Go to cb.org/ap2020 and complete a demo for the exam(s) you are registered for. This will help to give you a feel for the exam and make sure your tech works. It is recommended to use a laptop or desktop computer. We have been advised to turn off the Grammarly plug-in or access to exams may be problematic.

 

  • Check your My AP account to make sure you are registered for all the exams that you have purchased and that your email is accurate. (It is too late to sign up at this point.) Two days before each exam, you will receive an e-ticket via email. You may also access your e-tickets on your My AP account.

 

  • All College Board approved accommodations for an extended time have been built into the exam for identified students. If you have a temporary condition that may affect taking the exam, (i.e. broken arm, sprained wrist, etc.), and you do not already have College Board approved accommodations, please go to cb.org/ap2020accommodations and enter your information there.

 

  • If something happens on exam day, (i.e. battery dies, power outage, etc.) and you are unable to complete the exam, please have your original e-ticket information available and submit a form within 48 hours of the exam to cb.org/requestmakeup. Not submitting your exam on time is not grounds for requesting a makeup exam.

 

  • If you no longer wish to take the exam(s), the College Board is waiving the “no show” fee just for this year. On exam days, do not click on “Go to exam” as this counts as accessing the exam. You will receive another e-ticket to take the exam(s) on the designated makeup day in June as they will assume something prevented you from taking it in May. Again, do not click on “Go to exam”. Only if, in both instances, you do not use the e-tickets, will a refund be considered. A list will be issued to our school and our school will process refunds over the summer. Checks will be mailed to the address listed in Infinite Campus.

 

It is advisable to review the 2020 AP Testing Guide if you haven’t already. If you have a question about something and do not find a written policy prohibiting it in the 2020 AP Testing Guide, then in general, the answer to your question is “Yes, it is permissible.”

 

The 2020 AP Testing Guide, AP Exam schedule and FAQs can be found in the AP Student Resource Hyperdoc, docs.google.com/document/d/11rHCkfKqA8jjnf8_lBA-RhXY3PMP5rE0PXc9WZJ_PvI/edit?usp=sharing .

 

If you have any further questions, please reach out to Mrs. Bumatay at lora.bumatay@sweetwaterscshools.org.

 

04.14.20

Yearbooks still available for purchase!!

The 2019-2020 Olympian High School Yearbooks are scheduled to arrive at the end of May. If you haven’t already done so, CLICK THE BANNER BELOW to order your yearbook directly from the Jostens website. The deadline to purchase is May 15th (or until they are sold out). More information to come regarding the distribution of yearbooks at the end of May.