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Welcome back Oly Families and Students to the 2020-21 School Year!

We have missed you and look forward to getting to connect with our students again.  Students, you will have access to your schedules September 2nd.  If you need to 'meet' with your counselor please email them and you will see  a link to set up a zoom meeting.  You can also email your question or concern for a quicker response.  Please keep in mind that trying to change schedules will not be likely due to the incredibly tight schedule this year.  If you are interested in Running Start, you will find all of the information you need in our email response.  Go Bears!!!

 

School Closure Counseling Messages

Archived messages regarding school closure sent through Skyward: 

3/24/2020 message:  OHS Counseling Message 3_24_2020.pdf

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I make an appointment with the counselor?

Appointments can be made by calling or visiting the Counseling Center Secretary, Patty West. Her direct line is (360)596-7004.


How can I get a progress report?

Parents can keep track of their student's academic progress utilizing our online grading system. Current data about student classes is available by using Family Access. Parents can also email their student's teachers with questions and concerns. Semester grades are finalized and become an official grade on the student's transcript at the end of each semester.

Family Access Log In


How can I find out what my student's homework is if they miss class?

Many teachers have websites that will list schedules, upcoming assignments, tests, etc.  To find teachers websites or contact your student's teachers directly, go to the staff directory at OHS Staff Contact List. 


Where can I find out information about ACT or SAT test dates?

Go to: www.collegeboard.org for SAT dates and registration information.

Go to: www.act.org for ACT dates and registration information.
More information available here.


When do I apply for college?

Applications for four-year colleges are usually available starting in October of your senior year. Deadlines can be as early as October 15 or November 1, so be sure to know the deadline and apply well in advance. To view a list of college application deadlines click HEREOpening in a new window.Opening in a new window

Most college applications are online. You will usually get a quicker response to an online application and the schools are able to contact you more quickly with questions. Applications for two-year community and technical schools are also online and can be filed as early as December of your senior year. The earlier the application, the better chance to get into specific programs and classes.


When do I apply for financial aid?

For most college students, financial aid makes their higher education possible. In fact, more than eight in 10 undergraduate students attending a four-year universities receive some form of financial aid, and the number is similar for students at two-year colleges.[1]

There are several different kinds of financial aid. Take the time to research your options and determine which work best for you, your family and your college situation.

To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. The FAFSA opens October 1st of every year. Completing and submitting the FAFSA form is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.

In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.

 

Find out more information on FAFSA and other financial aid options here.


How do I get my student's name off the military recruiter lists?

By law, the district must provide military services with student information unless the parent/guardian requests otherwise in writing. The form to request this is available in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook given to each student at the beginning of each school year. Usually the deadline to do this is mid-October; check with the high school for the exact date. Signed forms should be returned to the school and must be redone each year. Contact your counselor with questions.