OCCS News and Announcements
August 26, 2020
August/September Hymn: "How Firm a Foundation"
Verse: "But now, this is what the LORD says--he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: 'Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." Isaiah 43:1-3a
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Fall Society Meeting Scheduled
The Fall Society Meeting for Orange City Christian School will be held on Monday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. Election of new board members will take place. Please reserve this date! Everyone is encouraged to attend!
Silage Pile Fundraisers
Thank you to everyone who came out on short notice to help with the silage pile on Saturday. We are expecting to cover more piles possibly by the end of this week. We expect next week to be busy and we will be covering some of the larger piles so many workers will be needed. 

The sign-up for food and drink is full at this time. Thank you for your quick response! You can use the attached link to check what you signed up for:  https://signup.com/login/entry/188435874065.

Reminder: Homemade or store bought items are acceptable, but everything must be individually wrappedYou can drop off items in the office at school.  
Student Pictures Coming
We are taking pictures over two days this year to accommodate social distancing and to allow time for sanitizing. Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, September 9 and Thursday, September 10. Order envelopes will be sent home soon.  Preschool and grades K-8 students will have their pictures taken. A schedule will be sent soon to let you know which day each grade will have their picture taken.
School Enrollment
The 2020-21 school year beings with 329 students in grade Preschool-8. Teachers and classroom:
Welcome New Students/Families
1st grade:
Brantley Jansen - Noah & Sybil Jansen 

2nd grade: 
James Van Voorst - Tim & Jeana Van Voorst

4th grade: 
Abbi Jansen - Noah & Sybil Jansen
Adin Jansen - Noah & Sybil Jansen

5th grade:
Gratia Masters - Brian & Allison Masters

6th grade:
Beckett Masters - Brian & Allison Masters

Welcome To New Kindergarten Families
We also want to welcome new families who have their first child starting kindergarten this year:
Graham Kuiken - Phil & Shawndra Kuiken
Ethan Van Walbeek - Joe & Leah Van Walbeek
Beckett Vreugdenhil - TJ & Jenna Vreugdenhil
Haley Wassenaar - Tyler & Kristin Wassenaar
JMC Access to view hot lunch and tuition
You can check the balance of your hot lunch and tuition accounts. You can find this by going to the OCCS website, selecting 'Parents' and 'JMC'. The login is the same as you used for online registration. Contact the office with questions.
Tuition Statements
Tuition statements are emailed home once a month, around the 10th. If you have signed up for a 10 or 12 month payment plan, please make a payment during the month. For those with a quarterly payment plan, please make a payment in November, February and May. We appreciate prompt payment! If you have any questions concerning this, please call the school office (737-2274).