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We're looking forward to a great school year!  Our Orientation events are coming up tomorrow, Tuesday, August 15 here at Olympus.  To help make this a smooth start to the year, we're sending out some more information about what to expect at Orientation.


Orientation

We're looking forward to seeing everyone Tuesday, Aug. 15 for Orientation.  We have different programs for our 7th-grade students, 8th-grade students, and parents.  

7th Grade Students should arrive at our Gym a little before 8 am for our WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) Orientation.  We have a full program planned for our new students to help them feel like a Spartan.  The purpose of this orientation is to make the transition from elementary school to junior high school a positive one. A select group of 8th graders will be serving as leaders and mentors to the 7th graders. Large and small group activities are designed to address students’ needs and concerns in an enjoyable manner.  Wear comfortable clothes and don’t bring all your stuff (purses, backpacks, etc.)... Travel Light!  The program will wrap up at 12 pm.  Students should plan to stay for the entire time.

8th Grade Students are welcome to attend the PTC Orientation in the Multi-Purpose Room, but will not be allowed on campus during the WEB Orientation.  If you are a new 8th-grade student to Olympus, please meet some of our WEB Leaders at the front gate at 12:20 PM on Tuesday.  They will show you where everything is on campus and you'll make some new friends!

Parents, you are welcome to attend our PTC Orientation in the Multi-Purpose Room.  You can come in anytime between 8 am - 12 pm.  This is where you can pick up everything you will need to start the year and get class schedules.


Web Store

We are again using our Web Store for PTC Orientation.  If you would like to move through the lines quicker, get online and make your purchases (PE Clothes, Spirit Team Shirts, and PTC Pledge Drive) ahead of time. We are including specific directions for logging on to the Web Store below:

  • Go to the OJHS website and click on Web Store or CLICK HERE to go directly to our Web Store

  • Follow the directions on the home page for your first log in.  You will need the following information to access your account:

  • Student ID Number

  • Password: first initial & last name

The Webstore will allow you to pre-purchase everything at Orientation.  Please print your receipt and bring it with you to expedite your check-out.  We will be using the Web Store throughout the year.  We will let you know when new items are added!


PTC Pledge Drive

The Olympus Pledge drive is the ONE AND ONLY PTC fundraiser of the year. It’s simple and low-impact (no more jog-a-thons or selling gift wrap and cookies).  Year over year, our parents and community have done a tremendous job in supporting our students.  It’s no wonder that Olympus is one of the top performing Junior High Schools in all of California.  Please help our students carry on this tradition.

HOW TO DONATE

  • We’re asking for a $75 per student contribution (but we’ll gladly accept any amount)

  • Contribute $75 or more and receive a FREE ticket to the first dance on September 15th.

  • This one-time donation is Tax Deductible.

  • Simply submit your donation when you come to Orientation on TUESDAY, August 16th 8AM to 12PM - OJHS Multi-Purpose Room

  • Donate through our Web Store


Schedules

Student schedules will be available after you check out at Orientation.  The schedule will include Student ID numbers, information for logging in to PowerSchool, Locker Assignment and Combination, and Campus Map.  Please note that in organizing our classes for this year, great care has been taken to ensure that classes are balanced and schedules are set to meet the academic needs of our students.  Due to the care and consideration put into original placements, we are not able to honor schedule change requests.


1st Day of School

The first day of school starts at 7:45 am on Wednesday, August 16.  Instruction begins at 7:50 am.  School dismisses at 2:20 pm.  After the WEB Orientation, your student will have a good sense of where their classes are located.  Teachers, WEB Leaders, and Administration will be out and about helping students with their schedules.


Future Communications

The Olympus website (olympus.eurekausd.org) will be our primary means of communication throughout the year.  All of the events throughout the year will be posted to the calendar.  Teachers will maintain a classroom website and calendars to help communicate assignments and post resources for students and parents.  Our Sports Zone will include information about tryouts, schedules, required forms, and donations needed to maintain our sports programs.  We will continue to add content throughout the year.  Sign up for REMIND notifications to receive text updates throughout the year.  Don’t forget to “like” our Facebook page (@OlympusJrHigh) to see pictures and celebrations throughout the year.


I think that’s enough to get us started!  We will keep you up-to-date on all of the events that are happening throughout the year.  Make sure to check out the Olympus website olympus.eurekausd.org


HAIL SPARTANS!

 
-- 
Sean Healy
Principal, Olympus Jr. High School
 

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