May 14, 2021
MASK GUIDANCE UPDATE
On Thursday, May 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their mask guidance to indicate that vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear masks in most environments. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reviewing their own guidelines for schools, and should the state guidance change, we will inform our community as quickly as possible.
 
At this time, all individuals on the OCSA campus, regardless of their vaccine status, are still required to wear a cloth face covering while on campus and at school events.
LAST DAY OF CONSERVATORY
Please be reminded that the last day of conservatory instruction for the 2020-2021 school year is next Thursday, May 20. We hope you had a wonderful year of arts instruction!
MET GALA SPIRIT WEEK
Attention students: Next week is Met Gala Spirit Week in honor of Senior Prom! Below are the themes for each day.

Monday, May 17: Fashion and Fantasy
Dress in a fantasy-inspired outfit.

Tuesday, May 18: Colour Couture Volume 1
Wear your new class color for next year! Using your current grade level: 7th is orange, 8th is red, 9th is purple, 10th is green, 11th is blue, and 12th is white.  

Wednesday, May 19: House of Mirrors
Mirror a friend with a matching outfit.

Thursday, May 20: Colour Couture Volume 2
Wear your new class color again!

Friday, May 21: Flashback Fashion
Post a picture from a previous spirit week. 

Be sure to tag @OCSA.Leadership and @WeAreOCSA to show off your Met Gala Spirit Week looks!
GALA PROGRAM ADVERTISING DEADLINE
Today is your last chance to buy or sell advertising space in OCSA’s Gala 2021 program! In order to be featured in this year’s Gala program, ad forms, artwork, and payment must be submitted by the end of the day TODAY, Friday, May 14
 
Please click here to complete the ad form and to view the detailed information included on the form. Completed forms can be returned to Family Liaison Becky Parsons via email at becky.parsons@ocsarts.net. If you have questions, please contact Becky Parsons at the above email address or by calling 714.560.0900 ext. 5535.
PROM TICKET SALES END SOON
Hurry, Senior Prom ticket sales close this Sunday, May 16! Seniors, secure your spot for a night of dancing and distanced fun, specially designed for our Class of 2021! Tickets are $60 and available for purchase through MySchoolBucks
 
Senior Prom will be held on the OCSA campus on Saturday, May 22 from 7-10 p.m., and the theme is Met Gala: CAMP. Wear your most absurd, extravagant, and eccentric attire. This event is exclusively for OCSA seniors, and no guest tickets are available. Masks and social distancing will be required for the safety of our OCSA community. We can’t wait to see you there in your campiest look!
TAKE THE GRADUATION SURVEY
Seniors, if you haven’t yet done so, it is time to complete your graduation survey in Naviance! Completing this survey is an important step to ensure that your future colleges receive transcripts from OCSA. We ask that all seniors please complete the survey by next Thursday, May 20. The graduation survey must be completed in order for you to receive your cap, gown, and graduation tickets at our Senior Item Distribution Day (see below) on Friday, May 21.
 
Instructions for completing the survey have been emailed to all seniors and can also be found in the Class of 2021 Google Classroom. Thank you in advance for your participation.
SENIOR ITEM DISTRIBUTION DAY
Senior Item Distribution Day is scheduled for next Friday, May 21 on the OCSA campus. Distribution will take place by conservatory, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Caps and gowns and many 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. Graduation tickets (wristbands) will also be distributed, and seniors will be required to sign for their tickets. Please click here to view the Distribution Day Map.
 
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:
9-9:30 a.m. – School of Dance 
9:30-10 a.m. – Instrumental Music
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
VIRTUAL SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT
Our Virtual Senior Awards Night, hosted via livestream, will be held on Thursday, May 27 at 6 p.m. OCSA will honor members of the Class of 2021 through academic distinctions, teacher awards for academic excellence, scholarships, and more. The celebration will also include slides featuring the names of those being recognized by OCSA’s academic honor societies, as well as our Seal of Biliteracy recipients.
 
In the past, Senior Awards Night has been an invitation-only event due to physical space limitations; however, because the event will be virtual, all seniors and their families are invited and encouraged to watch and celebrate the academic achievements of the Class of 2021. To tune in on the evening of the event, please visit www.ocsarts.net/SeniorAwards.
GRAD NIGHT TICKETS AVAILABLE
Seniors, tickets are now on sale for Grad Night on Tuesday, June 8! This exclusive 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 from 5:30-10 p.m. Tickets are $50 and available for purchase through MySchoolBucks until Monday, May 31.
 
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 details.
THE PERFECT END-OF-YEAR GIFT
Celebrate your student with a gift that will last for years to come! Personalized brick pavers are now on sale for a limited time only as part of OCSA’s Leave Your Legacy Gifting Opportunity.
 
Designing a custom paver is a great way to congratulate your student for all they have accomplished or to honor their favorite teacher. Students and staff will be able to see your words of support and celebration every day when you engrave a brick for the Walk of Fame, located right in the heart of the OCSA campus.
 
Visit www.ocsarts.net/LeaveYourLegacy to place your order today. Act fast – sales will close on Monday, May 31. Please contact Anna Belmer, Development Manager, at anna.belmer@ocsarts.net with any questions.
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.
 
Don’t forget to reserve your tickets, 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.
CSARTS ACADEMY IS READY FOR YOU
You can thrive artistically, academically, and creatively this summer with one or more of CSArts Academy’s incredible courses. We are ready for YOU! Click here to see how we’ve been preparing.
 
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: 
 
List of Important Dates (On-Campus Registration Added)
 
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.