OCCS News and Announcements
September 1, 2020
Spiritual Theme: "Heroes of the Faith"
Theme Song for the School Year: "Find Us Faithful"
Theme Verse for the School Year: "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." Heb. 11:1
Reminder: There is a silage pile tonight in Humboldt, SD at 6:00 pm. Use the link to signup: https://signup.com/go/VEaBS.

If you signed up for food or drink, please bring those items to the office today. 

We recognize that this will be a busy week for silage piles. After today, we expect 2 or 3 more silage piles this week. Please know that things will slow down so we would ask you to put in the time and effort to help as much as possible this week. After this week, we only have 1 or 2 more piles that we are planning on covering.  
Saucijsjes in September! 
You saw that right....you can get OCCS saucijsjes in September! We know you are still craving those Tulip Festival treats that we missed this spring. OCCS will be making frozen pig in the blankets for you to purchase by the dozen. A good Dutch treat and supporting OCCS at the same time!

Cost: $15 a dozen (pay due at pickup)
Order by: September 15 at noon
Pick up: September 30 from 6:000 pm - 8:00 pm on East side of school

You can order by clicking this link: https://forms.gle/Am7KDS1FXsKhxmgz7 or by filling out a form by the office at OCCS. Thanks for your support! 
OCCS School Closing text message service
We will be using OCCS’s School Closing text message service again this year. If you supplied us a cell phone number during the online registration process and selected the 'SMS (Text Message)' box, you will receive texts on any school closings and other important messages.
Doors Locked
All doors to the OCCS building are locked during the school day. There is a buzz-in system at the front office entrance. Push the button on the west wall and face the camera until the door is released. Office personnel will unlock the door to allow you in. You will be allowed to enter the office, but guests will not be allowed the rest of the building.
Sign-In and Sign-Out Process
We ask students to sign in and out at the office if they come late to school, have to leave early, or are gone for a period of time throughout the day for appointments or for other reasons. Accurate absences and time away from school needs to be recorded. Parents, please inform your children that they need to stop by the office whenever they come to school late or leave early. 
Absences
If your child will be absent for appointments, sickness, or other reasons, please let the school know about it. Parents must verify an absence by calling the school office (737-2274) or email us before 9:00am (office@occhristian.pvt.k12.ia.us).  If you know in advance, parents should send a note/e-mail to the teacher and the office. A student telling the teacher is not acceptable, please send a NOTE, CALL or EMAIL for all absences.
Assignment Planners
Assignment Planners are given to students in grades 4-8. These planners are purchased by the school and expected to last the school year. If they are lost or damaged and need to be replaced, there is a $5 charge to purchase a new one.