May 20, 2022
Dismissal Time
Please note that since conservatory instruction has now ended for the year, dismissal will be at 2:25 p.m. each afternoon from Monday, May 23 - Tuesday, June 7. Please click here to view the Friday & No Conservatory Day Schedule.
Recovered Instructional Day Next Friday
Please be reminded that instruction will be held next Friday, May 27. This date was previously listed as a non-student day, but was added back to the school calendar as an instructional day at the start of the spring semester.
Memorial Day Holiday
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the school will be closed on Monday, May 30. We hope you enjoy the day off!
Last Day of the School Year
The last day of school for 2021-2022 will be Tuesday, June 7. As a reminder, Friday, June 3 will be a Green Day. Keep an eye on next week’s newsletter for the Green Day bell schedule!
We would like to announce that the following 2022-2023 school calendar documents are now available to view: 

Please note: The first day of school for the 2022-2023 school year will be Wednesday, August 17.

Please note: Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, school will begin at 9 a.m. on Fridays & No Conservatory Days. 

Please note: Some schoolwide events are still in the process of being scheduled and may result in additional minor adjustments to the calendar and list of important dates. We will continue to keep all families informed as dates are added or adjusted.
The wait to pick up the yearbook for this school year is over! During Office Hours or Lunch on Wednesday, May 25, Thursday, May 26, and Friday, May 27, students can stop by The Callero Family Foundation Plaza (DMS Quad) to pick up their purchased book. Please bring your photo ID.

Still want to purchase a yearbook? A limited number of copies are available via MySchoolBucks under Student Items. Grab your copy before it officially sells out!
Freshman Parents: Please encourage your student to attend the Freshman Ice Cream Social in The Callero Family Foundation Plaza (DMS Quad) on Thursday, May 26 after school from 2:45-4:45 p.m., hosted by the Freshman Representatives. There will be music, games, yearbook signing, and (of course) ice cream with friends! Lactose-free options will also be available.

This is a FREE event, but we ask that students submit an RSVP by Wednesday, May 25 to make sure we have enough ice cream for everyone! RSVPs are not mandatory in order to attend the event.
Don’t miss your opportunity to attend Season Finale 2022! Help us close out the year on a high note with this dynamic annual showcase featuring the talented students of all 16 conservatories. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to get your tickets to join us at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m. This year’s Season Finale is particularly special as we come together to mark the conclusion of OCSA’s phenomenal 35th anniversary season! We hope you will enjoy this high-energy celebration.
We are still on the lookout for parent volunteers to assist at Season Finale 2022 on Saturday, May 28, as well as to help out the day before, Friday, May 27. This is a great opportunity to meet other current and alumni OCSA parents, support our bright and talented students in this year’s last big performance, and, of course, to have fun!

For more information and to sign up, please click here. Once you sign up, your shift will be confirmed via email, and you will receive further instructions the week before the event. If you have any questions, please contact Season Finale Coordinator Lori Solomon at
Calling students from all grade levels and conservatories: MONTAGE! is looking for students to join their performance group for the 2022-2023 season! MONTAGE! is a group of talented young artists who act as OCSA’s performance ambassadors, performing around the community and at exciting VIP events.

Please see the audition schedule below if you are interested. 

Instrumental Auditions
Tuesday, May 31 at 3:30 p.m. | Sign Up

Dance Auditions
Tuesday, May 31 at 3:30 p.m. | Sign Up

Vocal Auditions
Wednesday, June 1 at 3:30 p.m. (Callbacks at 7 p.m.) | Sign Up

To learn more, please visit or email with any questions.
A huge thank you to OCSA’s PSO for purchasing and surprising our seniors with their Class of 2022 yard signs at the Graduation Distribution this week! Seniors who did not yet pick up a yard sign are welcome to pick theirs up after school in Student Services.
An important note regarding transcripts: When seniors requested transcripts earlier in the year, orders included initial transcripts, midyear transcripts, and final transcripts. Since CSU schools, UC schools, and community colleges do not accept initial transcripts, most seniors have not yet requested any transcripts for those schools. Seniors who need to send a final transcript to a CSU school, UC school, or community college should do so now at MySchoolBucks. No further transcript order is needed for seniors who will be matriculating to a private school that they have already ordered an initial transcript for.
Attention senior families: We hope that you are so excited for all the important senior events and milestones coming up! Below are a few important dates to keep in mind.

  • Senior Academic Awards NightThursday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m., Margaret A. Webb Theatre; Invitations have been emailed to recipients and their parents/guardians
  • Academic Distinction & Seal of Biliteracy AwardsFriday, May 27 at 12 p.m., Michael F. Harrah Symphony Hall steps; Invitations will be emailed to recipients only
  • Chalk Extravaganza & Yearbook SigningThursday, June 2 during Office Hours & Lunch, 10th Street
  • Textbook and Device ReturnTuesday, June 7 by 12 p.m., DMS 120; Textbooks and devices must be returned to receive a diploma at graduation
  • Last Day of SchoolTuesday, June 7 
  • Graduation Rehearsal at Cottonwood ChurchThursday, June 9 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (unless otherwise directed)
  • Graduation Ceremony Check-InThursday, June 9, arrive no later than 5:15 p.m.
  • Grad Night at Disney California Adventure ParkFriday, June 10, arrive no later than 12 p.m. to check in at The Callero Family Foundation Plaza (DMS Quad), return to OCSA on Saturday, June 11 at approximately 3 a.m. (Please note that times are subject to change and the bus is mandatory to and from Grad Night). Detailed Grad Night information will be emailed soon.

Please click here to view more detailed information about graduation.
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. 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 to place your order today. Act fast – sales will close on Wednesday, June 1. Please contact Anna Belmer, Director of Development, at with any questions.
We would love to feature your accomplishments in the last edition of State of the Art for this school year! Share any remaining triumphs from this past year that you haven’t yet shared, whether it's a job offer, scholarship, casting, certification, award, or something else. All submissions are welcome! To be featured in the final State of the Art of the 2021-2022 school year, please submit your accomplishments at If you’d like to see last month’s accomplishments, please click here.
Don’t miss out! Early bird pricing on CSArts Academy summer classes ends this Monday, May 23 at 11:59 p.m. – sign up now to save big on your student's next great art adventure. Unique five-week or three-week camps and two-week or one-week intensives are available for students ages 8-18 to explore and grow their skills in a variety of disciplines. Whether your student is looking to try out a new art form or dive deeper into one they are passionate about, CSArts Academy has something for every young artist to enjoy!
The following are a few reminders to keep our school community safe and informed:

Do not come to school if you are sick or experiencing flu or COVID-19 symptoms. If you have received a positive COVID-19 test, have a possible exposure to COVID-19, or experience COVID-19 symptoms, please report it to the school through the COVID-19 Reporting Form as soon as you can.

Please remember that weekly COVID-19 testing is offered every Monday in the Symphony Hall lobby from 12-4:30 p.m. to all students, families, faculty, and staff as an extra health and safety resource. Please note that insurance information must be provided to prevent incurring a $50 testing fee. Visit our COVID-19 Dashboard for information on how to register.

All of OCSA’s most recent COVID-19 information, including policies, procedures, and important health and safety resources, can be found on our COVID-19 Dashboard. Thank you for helping to keep our school environment safe for all students and staff!
Recovered Instructional Day: Friday, May 27

Season Finale: Saturday, May 28

Memorial Day (School Closed): Monday, May 30

2nd Semester Final Exams: Monday, June 6 - Tuesday, June 7

Last Day of School: Tuesday, June 7

Teacher Planning Day (No School): Wednesday, June 8

Graduation – Class of 2022: Thursday, June 9
For more information, please visit