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August 14, 2016 | Starting School at Olympus!

posted Aug 14, 2016, 11:50 AM by Greg Ponikvar   [ updated Aug 14, 2016, 11:55 AM ]
Summit Public Schools
SUNDAY    •     AUGUST 14     •     2016
Olympus Parent Website


We can't wait to get started with school this week and welcome your students to a new school year! This is just a friendly reminder that school will be starting:

--> Monday, August 14th for all new students for new student orientation,

--> Tuesday, August 16th for all returning students,

The first week of school will primarily be focused around building and setting the tone for our community and school-wide expectations for the year.  Students will participate in a number of events with their mentor groups, participate in group problem solving and collaborative experiences, and get to know their fellow classmates. We're excited for the week ahead!

Back to School Night this year is this upcoming Thursday, 8/18 from 6-7:45! It is incredibly important that all families attend to learn about the school. Dinner will be served starting at 5:30, and your full families are welcome to attend!  During Back to School Night, you will have an opportunity to:

--> Learn about the goals for the school year and meet the leadership team,
--> Meet your students new teachers and mentor in person,
--> Sign-up for Personalized Learning Plan meetings that your student will lead,
--> Meet representatives from organizations that support our school, including our counselors, club advisors, Expedition teachers, and Washington Charter supporters,
--> Learn about opportunities to support the school throughout the school year,
--> Get acquainted with the PLP and learn how you can support your student throughout the school year,

As you can tell, there is a lot to cover! See you on Thursday!


On Tuesday, your student will come home with a full copy of the 2016-17 Student & Family Handbook.  Attached in the link, you can find a preview copy to begin to look through. We'll need the front page signed and returned to the front desk at Summit Olympus by Friday, August 26th.


Mon. August 15th | 8:15-3:30 | First Day of School FOR NEW STUDENTS

Tues. August 16th | 8:15-3:30 | First Day of School for RETURNING STUDENTS

Thur. August 18th | 6-8pm | Back to School Night
Come learn about your students' teachers, classes, mentor groups, and the goals of the school for the year. It is incredibly important that all families make this event that can. Snacks will be served.

Thur. Sept 8th - 9th | Olympus Student & Family Overnight Camping Trip!

All the best,
Greg Ponikvar, Alex Horowitz, and Jessica Miranda
Summit Public Schools
OUR MISSION: To prepare a diverse student population for success in a four-year college, and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society