10.10.19

College Day: Wednesday 10/16

Parents and Students,

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 can also access practice exams HERE to prepare in advance.  You may be eligible for scholarships based on your score!

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Regards,

Mrs. Bumatay

Assistant Principal

lora.bumatay@sweetwaterschools.org

09.09.19

After School Tutoring

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. There will be no tutoring on Mondays, Fridays, fall break or Thanksgiving break.
Please refer to the 2019-20 Tutoring Schedule for details

08.15.19

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.  There will be no sales the week of October 7th due to Homecoming activities. Please budget and plan accordingly to pay for the exams. The school deadline is October 25, 2019.
  • 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.

08.04.19

School Site Council

Parents/Guardians/Community Members,

Olympian is now accepting self-nominations for School Site Council (SSC) members.
SSC members shall be elected for 2-year terms.

Duties include:
• Obtain recommendations for, and review of, the proposed Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) from all school advisory committees

• Develop and approve the SPSA and related expenditures in accordance with all state and federal laws and regulations

• Recommend the SPSA and related expenditures to the governing board for approval

• Provide ongoing review of the implementation of the SPSA with the principal, teachers, and other school staff members

• Make modifications to the SPSA whenever the need arises

• Submit the modified SPSA for governing board approval whenever a material change (as defined in district governing board policy) is made in planned activities or related expenditures

• Annually (and at each semester, trimester, etc.) evaluate the progress made toward school goals to raise the academic achievement of all students

• Carry out all other duties assigned to the SSC by the district governing board and by state law

Members MUST be able to attend monthly meetings held the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings are at 3 pm in the Olympian High School College Center (main office).

Elections will be held during Open House on August 8, 2019. If elected you will serve from August 2019-July 2021

School Site Council Self NominationForm

07.28.19

Eagles Nest

Check out our new Eagle’s Nest online resource!  The Eagle’s Nest is a way to see the week at a glance.  It’s under the Calendar drop-down menu on our school website.

07.21.19

Opening Day 2019-20 School Year

Dear Olympian Families,

 

Welcome back!  Our first day of school is Monday, July 22nd. Please note the following:

 

Student Drop Off:

Arrive early and plan ahead!  With enrollment at 2,500 students, traffic will be heavy. We will close access to the main campus driveway at 7 am.  Afterward, students may be dropped off along Magdalena Ave., along Peabody Road and Rock Mountain Road. Please follow all traffic rules and be safe.

 

See map HERE.

 

Student After School Pick Up:

If your child takes the bus:  Buses will leave at 1:25 p.m.

If you will pick up your child: We recommend that you designate a pick-up point off campus to avoid heavy traffic.  Please coordinate with your child in advance.

 

School-wide Assembly

All students must report to the gym by 7:30 a.m. for the school-wide assembly.

 

1st Period

After students are released from the gym, they will report to their 1st period class. There will be seven signs posted around campus where students can locate their 1st period room # by alphabetical order or on the list HERE, by student ID#.  Students must pick up their locator card/schedule during 1st period.

 

Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule

Assembly  7:30 – 8:05

1    8:12 – 9:02

2 9:09 – 9:48

3 9:55 – 10:34

Nutrition  10:34 – 10:44

4 10:51 – 11:30

5 11:37 – 12:16

6 12:23 – 1:02

Lunch    1:09 – 1:39

PLC         1:46 – 2:40

 

Thank you for your ongoing support.  We look forward to a wonderful school year!

07.15.19

Counseling Center Reminders

Welcome back for the 2019-2020 school year.  The first day of school for registered students is Monday, July 22nd.

*The last day to request course changes or electives was Friday, May 31st provided space availability and appropriate placement.

*Counselors will focus on resolving scheduling errors and balancing classes during the opening weeks.  Students with mistakes or concerns in their schedules can see their counselor during lunch.  All students must address concerns in person during these times.  Parents, please direct your students to follow the correct process and practice their self-advocacy skills.

*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.  The addition or closure of classes may be necessary with changes in enrollment or staffing.

 

Please review the Eagle Eye Newsletter for other information regarding important events, SAT and ACT testing, and counseling services.

 

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

 

The OHS Counseling Team

Jessica Skinner (A-Bri)

Araceli Loya (Brj-Elf)

Sara Huerta (Elg-Herm)

Liliana Barron (Hern-Martin)

Graciela Medina  (Martina-Pim)

Sarah Mamaril (Pin-Sn)

Grace Foust (So-Z)