OCCS News and Announcements
October 20, 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
Policy on wearing shorts
No shorts are allowed during the months of November-February. Please refer to the Parent Handbook, p. 26.
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.
  • 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: Bed Bath & Beyond 1% (8% total) through Oct. 30
  • Bonus: JCPenney 1% (6% total) through Oct. 30.
  • Bonus: Outback 6% (16% total) through Oct. 30.
  • 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.