On behalf of the entire Olympus Junior High School staff, we want to welcome you to the Spartan Family! All of us at Olympus look forward to providing a rich learning experience for your child both in and out of the classroom. We have a tremendous number of opportunities for our students to explore and grow into productive young adults. We have a number of after school sports and clubs available for students. There are so many ways for our students to feel connected and involved in school. School involvement = Academic Success!
Our teachers have a strong focus on providing rigorous instruction - challenging our students at a high level and providing support to students that need it. Along with our high academic standards, we work very hard to help our students with the social and emotional aspects of their lives. Our student-centered approach has helped us develop a positive school culture where students feel safe, respected, involved, and taken care of. As I like to put it, we treat our students as human beings, not just humans doing...
Olympus Jr. High and many schools throughout the area are continuing their work with EQ Schools to continue our work integrating Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology, and Emotional Regulation into our classrooms. We accomplish this through supporting teachers' well-being, providing them with concrete and practical tools, and creating a space for connection and collaboration. Our Counselor, Mrs. Fowler, continues to be available for all students and has been instrumental in bringing mental health education to our classrooms. Olympus is proud to lead the way in this very important, but often overlooked, area of education.
Olympus (and other schools throughout the Eureka Union School District) will continue their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program that started in the 2017-2018 school year. This means that students will be able to bring a device to school from a list of recommended devices that meet minimum specifications.
Our school website should be your primary source of information for everything at Olympus. Specifically on the Olympus website, our Events Calendar will help you stay up to date with the latest events going on at Olympus. Our teachers are rolling out brand new websites to better communicate what is happening in their classrooms. Our students are maximizing their use of Google Apps to efficiently collaborate with their teachers and classmates and manage their work electronically. We are rolling out a plan to have all homework and classwork assignments "pushed" into student Google calendars - eliminating the outdated paper planner.
Remember, the first school bell rings at 7:45 am and instruction begins at 7:50. School is dismissed at 2:20 pm. District wide collaboration days are Mondays for the purpose of teacher training and planning. Dismissal each MONDAY is at 1:20 pm.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office (782-1667) or email your students' teachers. You can always contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help!
Principal, Olympus Jr. High School