OCCS News and Announcements
October 13, 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
Basketball Coach needed
We are looking for one or two basketball coaches for our boys teams this year. If you or you know of someone that might be interested please email Mr. De Jong at tdejong@occhristian.pvt.k12.ia.us for more information!
Sickness/Absence Reminders
  • If your child is sick at home, you can pick up their homework at 3:30pm in the office or if there is a sibling at school, we will send the homework with them.
  • Please make sure that if your child has a fever or vomits, they are kept home for 24 hours after the fever or vomiting. Please work with us to keep germs from spreading.
  • Please send a note, email a message or leave a voice message to let the classroom teacher or office know if your child has an appointment or a planned absence. A day prior to the appointment is appreciated.
Parent Directory
Parent Directories went home with students recently. If you did not receive one, please contact the office and we will make sure one goes home this week.

This year the parent directory can also be accessed online. You can find it under "Parents -> Directory" on our website. You can access this using your P/T conference signup information if you have kids in school. If you do not, you will need to enter the username/password below in order to access the information.

username: occsparents
password: Knowhymn365
  • Bonus Fest is happening this month. Each weekend features a different line-up of bonuses for 2 days (Friday & Saturday). The bonuses will be available on all types of gift cards. Check the RaiseRight app or the Shop with Scrip website for more information. Bonuses will be announced every Friday.
  • Bonus: Amazon 1% (3.25% total) through TODAY!
  • Bonus: Bath & Body 5% (17% total) through October 16.
  • TRIP hours are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00am - 12:30pm. and Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00am - 3:30pm.
  • Find information about the OCCS TRIP program on our website by clicking the following link: OCCS TRIP Website
  • Need help on how to use the Shop with Scrip Website or My Scrip Wallet? Click here for step by step instructions: Family Ordering Guide
Late Starts/Early Dismissals
There is the possibility of school cancellation or late starts as the weather turns colder. We will be sending out text messages to anyone who gave us a cell phone number at registration. We will be sending any late starts, early dismissals or cancellations as soon as we know about them. You can also listen to radio stations: Sioux Center-KDCR-FM (88.5); KSOU-AM (1090), or KSOU FM (93.9); for information. Please avoid calling the school
office as it is a busy time. Have arrangements made for your child(ren) if
we would have an early dismissal so they know what the plan is.