April 30, 2021
SENIOR GRADUATION SLIDESHOW
Attention senior families: Does your senior want to share some of their favorite moments and memories from their time at OCSA? We’d like to feature them in the Senior Graduation Slideshow! Seniors must submit their photos by Monday, May 10 via this Google form. The link can also be found on the @mel.dana.senioreps Instagram page.
SENIOR PROM TICKETS COMING SOON
Senior Prom is just around the corner! The event will be held on the OCSA campus on Saturday, May 22 from 7-10 p.m. This in-person, socially distanced, outdoor experience has been specially designed for our Class of 2021. Seniors should get ready for dancing, music, refreshments, and more!
 
Mark your calendars! Tickets will be $60 and available for purchase through MySchoolBucks from Monday, May 10 - Sunday, May 16. This event is exclusively for OCSA seniors, and no guest tickets will be available.
GRAD NIGHT
Seniors, please save the date for Grad Night on Tuesday, June 8! This exclusive senior event will feature a live drive-in concert starring seniors from the Popular Music Conservatory, followed by a big-screen showing of High School Musical 3: Senior Year
 
Grad Night will take place at the Mess Hall at Flight in Tustin. Parking will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be $50 and available for purchase through MySchoolBucks from Friday, May 14 - Monday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m.
 
Important Note: All previously purchased Disneyland Grad Night tickets will be refunded, so interested seniors will need to repurchase their tickets on MySchoolBucks in order to attend. Grad Night tickets are per person and not per car. CDC guidelines will be enforced. Be sure to check out the @mel.dana.senioreps Instagram page for more specific details in the next few weeks.
CAP AND GOWN DISTRIBUTION
Attention seniors: Cap & Gown Distribution Day is scheduled for Friday, May 21 on the OCSA campus. Distribution will take place by conservatory, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Along with caps and gowns, other senior items will be distributed, including conservatory and academic distinction medallions, honor society stoles and cords, the Class of 2021 picture collage, and more. Senior College Chalk Art will be held in conjunction with the distribution, so represent your college by wearing their school apparel, and be ready to chalk your college on 10th Street!
 
Distribution times on Friday, May 21 will be as follows:
9:30-10 a.m. – Instrumental Music, School of Dance
10-10:30 a.m. – Classical Voice, Integrated Arts, Popular Music
10:30-11 a.m. – Acting, Musical Theatre
11-11:30 a.m. – Creative Writing, Visual Arts
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. – Culinary Arts & Hospitality, Digital Media, Film & Television, Production & Design
MIDDLE SCHOOL MEMORIES VIDEO DEADLINE
Attention middle school families: Today is the final day for students in grades 7 and 8 to submit photos and videos of all of their best memories from OCSA, both pre-pandemic and during distance learning, to be featured in the Middle School Memories Video. Please remind your students to submit their memories to this form by the end of the day today, Friday, April 30. Submissions can be selfies with friends, videos from dances or shows, Zoom screenshots, etc. Make sure all memories are school appropriate, as the video will be shared with the entire OCSA community.
LAST CHANCE TO GIVE US 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 at the end of the day today, Friday, April 30. Thank you in advance for your participation.
PRACTICE SAT/ACT REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Attention sophomore families: Today is the final day for students to register to take the remote Practice SAT and/or Practice ACT. Test Prep Gurus will be administering these 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 the end of the day today, Friday, April 30.
CAFETERIA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
OCSA’s Parent Support Organization (PSO) is seeking parent volunteers to help serve lunch on campus Monday through Thursday for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. PSO is also in need of volunteers to serve lunch Monday through Friday in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, in order to start training as soon as possible.
 
Volunteers should be able to commit to their shifts for the entire school year. Currently, volunteers will have to complete a health screening prior to arriving on campus and will need to check in with OCSA Security at the beginning of each shift. Please note that COVID-19 safety protocols may be updated as guidelines change.
 
Please contact PSO@ocsarts.net if you are interested in becoming a cafeteria volunteer or if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!
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!
SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS AT GALA 2021
OCSA’s highly anticipated fundraising event, Gala 2021: Re-Boots & Bling, is coming up this summer! You and your guests have the opportunity to join us in person on Saturday, June 26 at Giracci Vineyards and Farms in Silverado Canyon. Table sponsorships for eight guests are currently available for purchase, and individual tickets will go on sale in mid-May. Please visit www.ocsarts.net/Gala for more information.
 
You can also help make the event a success by donating an auction item, valued at $150 or more! A list of suggested donation items is available on our website. 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.
REGISTER FOR CSARTS ACADEMY CLASSES
Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? We have exciting opportunities for students in 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!
2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR
As a reminder, the following 2021-2022 school calendar documents are currently available to view: 
 
 
Please note that some schoolwide events are still in the process of being scheduled and may result in additional minor adjustments to the calendar or list of important dates. We will continue to keep all families informed as dates are added or adjusted.
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.