OCCS News and Announcements
October 2, 2019
October Hymn: I Will Extol You, O My God
Verse: "I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever." Ps. 145:1-2
Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12
Please discuss with your child an emergency plan for your home in case of a fire.
Hot Lunch Accounts
Please be prompt in making your Food Service payments. Do not let your hot lunch account run a negative balance. If you have questions or need assistance concerning this, please stop by the school office. You can check your family’s account balance online under the parent link on the school website. If you have problems signing in with your username and password, please let the office know.
OCCS on Social Media
Would you like to hear more about what is happening at school? OCCS shares information through a few different Social Media sites.

  • OCCS has a blog that is updated weekly. You can access it through “News & Info” on the school website or at https://occstigertalk.blogspot.com/.
  • OCCS has a Facebook page, an Instagram page, and a YouTube Channel. You can find information and pictures on events at school and watch concerts, chapels, and other programs.

We look forward to sharing what is happening in and out of the classroom through the perspectives of students, teachers, parents, and the school community. Check it out!
NICSTO Donations
Northwest Iowa Christian School Tuition Organization (NICSTO) is still receiving contributions to provide tuition assistance to those who qualify. Anyone who contributes will receive a 65% tax credit up to the total amount of Iowa income tax that he/she pays. For example, if you donate $2,000 to NICSTO, your state income tax liability will be reduced by $1300 while NICSTO uses your contribution to help qualified students attend a Christian school. Our school still needs close to $160,000 before the end of the year. We encourage you to participate. It’s a win-win situation, for those who give and to those who receive! What a privilege to be able to use some of our state tax dollars for non-public education! You may also donate non-cash items such as grain, stocks and securities. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Kramer at Unity 737-4114 (NICSTO Treasurer) or Mr. Alons at 737-2274 or stop by the school office. The donation forms are also available on the school website under "About Us", "Support Us", then "NICSTO Contribution Form."