7/20 Weekly Newsletter

This week on the Weekly Newsletter:

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– Letter from the principal that covers:
• Registration
• School Materials including laptops
• Counselors
• Athletics and CIF update
• Orientation
– AP Scores available
– Farewell to Mr. Patterson

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Yearbook/Diploma Pick-up Make-up Day – 6/16

Missed yearbook or diploma pickup last week?? Come to the Make-up Day on Tuesday, June 16th from 1-4pm at the ASB. Please be sure to have your ID for verification.

**Seniors may also use this day to pay debts/return textbooks**

TransGriot: Shut Up Fool! Awards- Oops, I Forgot Edition


6/9 Updates for Seniors and Underclassmen


1. Names Banner – I will be picking up the new names banner this afternoon…yay! 🙂 I have 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

2. Senior Debt List – The librarians are working very hard on processing all of the books that were returned by seniors. Ms. Lopez will send me an email tomorrow afternoon with a list of seniors with outstanding debts. As soon as I receive it, I will send it out. In an effort to try to limit the delays for diploma pickup, I am asking 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. As always, if you have any questions, please let me know.
3. Senior Survey Update – We are almost there!!! We have 60 students left who have not taken the district survey. Please remember that this is a mandatory part of senior clearance and may result in the delayed receipt of your diploma. Here is the list of students who still need to take the survey:


Here are the instructions for the survey:

4. Yearbook/Diploma Distribution – This Friday, June 12th from 10am,-12pm will be yearbook/diploma pickup. Please review the newly REVISED process at the link below:


This will be different from the underclassmen pickup or the June 2nd pickup, so please be sure to read the map and directions carefully!!

We are encouraging seniors to wear their cap and gowns if they have them, as there will be a photo opportunity for the senior (only) at the end of the pickup route. Parents are welcome to attend this event if they choose to, but we ask that each senior is limited to one vehicle to decrease the traffic.

*We will also be collecting debts on this day for any seniors who have outstanding fines. Please bring exact change in an envelope with student name and ID number on it.
*We still have a limited number of caps, gowns, and tassels for sale. $32 for a cap and gown unit (which includes a tassel) or $10 for just a tassel. Please bring exact change.
5. Laptop Return – If you have still not returned a laptop (seniors only), the district is offering a pickup day tomorrow, June 10th at the IT office. Please see more details below:






1. Debt List/Unreturned Books – Thank you to everyone who returned their textbooks and library materials. As of right now, there is no makeup date for underclassmen. The librarians are working very hard on processing all of the books that seniors returned, in order to get them cleared for their diplomas. Later in the summer, once all underclassmen books have been processed, the librarians will send out a list of items owed. If you owe any items, you will have to return them before you are issued new books for the school year. More info to follow.

*Please note: Underclassmen are keeping their laptops until next school year, so please keep them in a safe place until then.
2. Yearbook Distribution – This Friday, June 12th from 1pm-3pm will be yearbook pickup. Please review the process at the link below:


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


Senior Official Transcripts

Final Official Transcript Request Information:

Students accepted to SDSU or UCSD do NOT need to make a request for a transcript because transcripts will be delivered to those schools personally by the district curriculum office. If you will not be attending SDSU or UCSD in the Fall and need to request final transcripts for universities you have been accepted to or are pending admission, please complete this Olympian High Transcript Request Form 

The deadline to request transcripts is Wednesday, June 10th. Southwestern College Transcripts: Do you have community college credits to transfer to a four-year college or university? If you took a SWC course through the College Bound Program (Olympian High Campus) or High School Special Program (Southwestern College Campus) prior to the spring semester, you will need to order the official transcript directly from the SWC registrar and have it sent to your college. Here is the link: https://tinyurl.com/SWCtranscript. If you are currently enrolled in a Southwestern College Course, you will need to request your SWC official transcript after completion of your spring semester. Request your official transcript through the SWC Registrar’s office.


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:


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


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:


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.

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:


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


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.


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


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


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

Take care,

Ms. Scott
Asst. Principal of Student Activities


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.

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:


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. 🙂

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)


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:


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.

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:


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

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:


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.


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 🙂

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

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:


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

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.

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:


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