OCCS News and Announcements
December 22, 2020
December Hymn: "My Faith Looks Up to Thee"
Verse: "I lift up my eyes to the mountains - where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2
Reminders for today
  • Chapel will take place starting at 8:30. The students in K-4 will start at 8:30 and 5th-8th grade will follow around 9:00am. Chapel will be available to livestream.
  • We have a noon dismissal with no lunch served
  • If you are coming for a classroom Christmas party, please stop in the office to sign-in and to complete the medical screening.
The OCCS office will be closed during the Christmas break
May the Christmas season and Christmas Day be a joyous and blessed time
for you and your families. May the true Prince of Peace fill your hearts and minds with peace. May the love demonstrated through Christ’s birth fill your heart and home and overflow to others.
  • If you have TRIP certificates to pick up, please do so before 12:00 noon Tuesday, December 22. We will open again on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 8:00am.
NICSTO Donations - Urgent Need
You may have heard about our need for additional NICSTO contributions for the upcoming calendar year. We have 75 families that depend on this aid to lower their cost of tuition due to their income level. Each year we help these families budget out their tuition payments based on the contributions that we get from donors. If we do not receive these contributions, we will be forced to add hundreds of dollars on to the tuition statements for each of these families.

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 $180,000 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 395-3018 (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."

If you plan on donating, please let us know as soon as possible. Donations are due by December 31.
Tuition Payment Requirement
At least 30% of the annual tuition must be paid by the end of the first semester which is Friday, January 15.

You can check your tuition balance anytime on the OCCS website under 'Parents', then 'JMC.' The username is your last name and the password was the one you provided at registration. Contact Pat Ahrenholz in the office if you need assistance with your login.

Any family who falls behind 30 days to their agreed upon payment schedule signed at registration will incur a $25 late fee for every month they are not caught up.