August 25, 2023


Mark your calendar for OCSA’s Academic Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 7. Classroom presentations will be held in person on the OCSA campus from 6-8:22 p.m. Please note, in order for faculty and staff members to prepare for Back-to-School Night, Thursday, September 7 will be a no-conservatory schedule day, with school starting at 9 a.m. and concluding at 2:30 p.m. Stay tuned for more details regarding Back-to-School Night in next week’s Weekly Wrap. 

Ice Cream Social 

As part of the Academic Back-to-School Night festivities, the Arts & Enterprise Conservatory will be hosting an Ice Cream Social fundraiser from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Container Lot. Enjoy a cold ice cream, sundae, or float before meeting your student’s teachers and visiting their classrooms. You can mingle with other OCSA families and participate in “Chat with a Counselor,” where the counselors will be available to answer any questions you may have. Visual Arts Conservatory students will also be selling their beautiful ceramic bowls! All proceeds from the Ice Cream Social directly benefit the Arts & Enterprise and Visual Arts Conservatories.


As a reminder, students may only utilize food delivery services for food delivery from 4-5:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. The food must be prepaid and dropped off at the front desk of the Tower. Food dropped off any time prior to 4 p.m. may be discarded. 


Don’t miss out on yearbook savings! Today, Friday, August 25, is your last opportunity to take advantage of the back-to-school discount price of $125. Prices will increase starting tomorrow. OCSA yearbooks typically sell out, so plan ahead and SAVE when you purchase your 2023-2024 yearbook now on MySchoolBucks!


Is your student interested in taking the PSAT/PreACT exams? OCSA will administer the PSAT on Saturday, October 14 and the PreACT on Saturday, October 21. Registration for these exams is now available on MySchoolBucks. Please be aware of the following registration deadlines: 

PSAT: Monday, September 4 by 9 p.m. 

PreACT: Sunday, September 10 by 9 p.m.

Pass Back Night, where a presenter will help students interpret their practice test scores and explain how to prepare for the SAT and ACT, will be held on Wednesday, January 17 at 5 p.m.


Our upcoming Season Premiere 2023 is officially sold out; however, whether you are planning to attend the event or not, you can still contribute and make an impact in support of our outstanding student artists by participating in the Season Premiere Opportunity Drawing! You can enter for a chance to win the “Ultimate OCSA Experience,” which includes tickets to all the biggest OCSA events of the season! Click here to learn more and to purchase tickets. The drawing will remain open until 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 9. Thank you in advance for your generous support!


The Encore Conservatory Challenge has begun! Become an Encore member today and your child's conservatory could win a grant of $2,500 to support a master artist or an arts enrichment program of the conservatory director’s choice! The conservatory with the highest percentage of families who join Encore by Friday, September 8 will win the challenge!

Encore is a fun, social membership group for current and alumni families to meet, socialize, and receive exclusive benefits designed to deliver the ultimate OCSA experience. To learn more about Encore or join today, visit Sign up now to take advantage of the special back-to-school promotional pricing, available until next Thursday, August 31.


We are thrilled to announce that registration is now open for CSArts Academy’s Fall 2023 session. In addition, CSArts Academy has expanded its offerings to include brand-new Discovery Courses for our youngest artists ages 5-7! The fall Saturday Series invites students ages 5-15 from throughout the community to experience a variety of arts disciplines in a creative and nurturing environment. Browse the Fall 2023 Brochure of Classes to see all of the exciting options available for your young artist, and click here to register before Monday, September 11 to take advantage of early bird pricing.  


Don’t miss your chance to apply to Peak State Records, a student-led record label co-run by the Popular Music and Arts & Enterprise Conservatories. Peak State Records is looking to represent select OCSA artists for the 2023-2024 school year! Any OCSA student or student group that performs their own original material can apply by next Friday, September 1. For more information or to apply, click here. If you need any help submitting your materials or have additional questions, please email Ms. Jessica Lipman at [email protected].


Have you heard about Actors Showcase? The cast of Actors Showcase, composed of students from all conservatories and grade levels, performs for casting directors, agents, and managers with the hope of garnering industry representation and professional bookings in film and television. 

To learn more about this opportunity, we encourage you and your student to join us for a virtual information session on Wednesday, September 6 at 6 p.m. Please click here to RSVP. For more information on Actors Showcase, visit


Bundle and Save with Senior Packages

A senior package is the perfect way to check purchasing all your senior’s important items for graduation off your to-do list AND save money! The packages include everything your senior will need for a great year, including yearbook, cap and gown, grad night ticket, senior t-shirt, and a panoramic class photo, plus you can even add a class ring. Set your senior up for success and purchase through by Monday, October 2. Please click here for more information. 

Discount Prices on Senior Yearbook Ads

Senior ads are currently at their LOWEST price for the year! If you are looking to celebrate your graduating senior in a special way, consider purchasing an ad for placement in the yearbook today. Discount pricing ends Monday, October 2! For more information click here. Then go to and use OCSA’s order number 40412 to create your senior ad and lock in the discount pricing!

It’s Time to Submit Senior Yearbook Info

Graduating seniors need to submit all of their required senior yearbook information no later than Friday, January 12 (preferably MUCH sooner!) to ensure they are fully celebrated at graduation AND in the yearbook! Click here for all the information you need to know on how to start this process, then please go to to submit your information. 


The health and safety of our students, staff, and community remain at the forefront of our efforts. OCSA will continue to follow all quarantine guidance set by the California Department of Public Health. At this time, mask wearing on the OCSA campus is optional. Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 and/or are exhibiting symptoms should remain at home and fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form


Labor Day (School Closed): Monday, September 4 

Academic Back-to-School Night (No Conservatory): Thursday, September 7

Staff Professional Development (No School): Friday, September 8

Season Premiere: Saturday, September 9

Picture Make-Up Day: Wednesday, September 20

Non-Student/Non-Teacher Day (No School): Monday, September 25

View Complete List of 2023-2024 Important Dates 


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