April 16, 2021
SECOND SIX-WEEK SPRING PROGRESS REPORT
The second progress report of the spring semester will be available for review beginning at noon today, Friday, April 16, in the Aeries portal. To view the progress report, please log in to Aeries, click on the "Grades" tab, and select "Grades" from the pull-down menu.

Points to remember about progress reports:
  • Progress reports provide a snapshot of a student’s achievement at a specific point in the semester.
  • Plus and minus marks are used on progress reports to encourage students to continue a strong effort; they are not included with semester grades.
  • Progress report grades are not included on high school transcripts; your child’s prospective college will not see these marks unless you provide them a copy of the progress report.
  • As a policy, grade changes are not made for progress reports unless there has been a clerical error on the part of the teacher.

OCSA does not mail home paper copies of progress reports, so please be sure to download and print a copy for your records. If you or your child have questions or concerns regarding your child’s grades, please do not hesitate to contact the teacher directly using their school email.

The Aeries portal provides parents and students 24/7 access to report cards, unofficial transcripts, immunization records, test scores, and other important information and documentation. Please note that if you have never accessed the Aeries portal, you may need to check in with OCSA Tech Support for your verification code information. They can be reached at techsupport@csarts.net.
LAST CHANCE TO RSVP FOR ANNUAL PARENT MEETINGS
Attention parents/guardians of returning students: If you have not yet done so, please RSVP to attend one of the Annual Parent Meetings for your child’s conservatory. These mandatory meetings will take place via Zoom beginning next Monday, April 19 and continuing through Thursday, April 29.
 
Each year, all parents/guardians are required to attend this meeting as a part of the annual enrollment process. To view the available dates and times for each conservatory, and to submit your RSVP, please visit www.ocsarts.net/AnnualMeeting. Thank you in advance for your participation.
OCSA CHROMEBOOKS
In preparation for upcoming state testing, the necessary testing application will be installed on all OCSA Chromebooks beginning next Wednesday, April 21. When students launch their Chromebooks, they will be automatically directed to the SecureTestBrowser application. In order to bypass this mode, students must press Ctrl + Alt + S while the application is loading. Please click here for further instructions, and reach out to OCSA Tech Support at techsupport@csarts.net if you experience any issues.
WE WOULD LIKE YOUR FEEDBACK
Each school district is required to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that aligns with their annual budget in collaboration with all stakeholders. OCSA’s LCAP identifies the school’s goals and aligns with the school's budget in order to guide spending as it relates to the state and local priorities.
 
Please click here to provide feedback on OCSA’s LCAP goals. The feedback form is open to OCSA parents/guardians, OCSA faculty/staff, and community members. The form will close on Friday, April 30. Thank you in advance for your participation.
GRADUATION AUDITIONS
Calling senior vocalists, dancers, and instrumentalists in all conservatories! Today, Friday, April 16, is the FINAL DAY to submit your audition to be a featured performer in the Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, June 10. Seniors may choose to audition for one discipline only. Performers must be available for the entire day of graduation.
 
Click here for full details and audition instructions. Please submit your audition by 11:59 p.m. this evening in order to be considered for this incredible in-person performance opportunity.
SENIOR COLLEGE WALL
Attention seniors: Today is the last day to share your college acceptances for inclusion in our virtual #OCSACollegeWall. Please fill out the College Acceptance Form by the end of the day today, Friday, April 16, so that we can continue our annual tradition of acknowledging the successes of our graduating seniors! Don’t forget to also use #OCSACollegeWall on Instagram to share photos or videos of you receiving your acceptance letters for a chance to be featured on the @WeAreOCSA account.
FREE PRACTICE SAT/ACT TESTING
While OCSA will not be offering the Practice SAT or Practice ACT on campus this year, we are pleased to share that Test Prep Gurus will administer remote Practice SAT and Practice ACT exams this spring at no cost to OCSA students in grade 10. If your sophomore would like to take one or both of these practice exams, please register here by Friday, April 30.
SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR 2021-2022
As previously announced, the OCSA Board of Trustees has approved the school calendar for the 2021-2022 school year. Please click here to view the approved calendar.
 
We would also like to provide you with OCSA’s 2021-2022 List of Important Dates, which features additional dates and special events that are not included on the calendar linked above. Please review at your convenience and prepare as needed.
 
Please note that while we do not expect there to be a change to the start/end date of the school year or to major school holiday breaks, some schoolwide events are still in the process of being scheduled and may result in minor adjustments to the calendar or list of important dates. We will continue to keep all families informed as dates are added or adjusted.
RESERVE YOUR VIRTUAL SEASON FINALE TICKETS
We are looking forward to celebrating our students and the conclusion of another memorable school year during our Virtual Season Finale on Saturday, June 5 at 7 p.m.! We hope you will tune in from the comfort of your home for an evening of spectacular presentations by the talented students of all 16 arts conservatories.
 
Tickets are now available on the OCSA Box Office. Attendance is free, however, a suggested tax-deductible donation of $30 per household is greatly appreciated. Get excited and be sure to spread the word!
DONATE AN ITEM TO OUR GALA
OCSA’s highly anticipated fundraising event, Gala 2021: Re-Boots & Bling, is rapidly approaching in June! More information about this one-of a-kind, week-long experience will be coming soon.
 
You can help make the event a success by donating an auction item, valued at $150 or more. For a list of suggested donation items, please see the graphic below. All donated items will contribute to the event's Silent and Live Auctions, which directly benefit our arts conservatories. Click here to donate an item now, and please reach out to Director of Special Events Jamie Schofield at jamie.schofield@ocsarts.net with any questions about auction donations.
CSARTS ACADEMY SUMMER REGISTRATION OPEN
Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? Registration is now open for our CSArts Academy Summer 2021 session! This summer, CSArts Academy is offering a wide variety of classes on both the OCSA and CSArts-SGV campuses, as well as virtually. There are courses designed for students of various ages, skill levels, and interests.
 
Click here to browse our digital brochure and be sure to register for classes before Monday, May 24 to take advantage of special early bird pricing. Don’t forget to spread the word to family and friends who may be interested in this unique and educational summertime experience!
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
AP Testing: Monday, May 3 - Thursday, June 10

Last Day of Conservatory: Thursday, May 20

Prom (12th Grade): Saturday, May 22

Non Student/Teacher Day (No School): Friday, May 28
UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS
For more information, please visit www.ocsarts.net/BoxOffice.