October 13, 2023


Recently, the OCSA Maintenance and Custodial Staff have had to conduct frequent repairs to soap dispensers, bathroom stall doors, and fixtures in boys' bathrooms across campus; sometimes to multiple locations on the same day. Although our staff works to return these bathrooms to working order as quickly as possible, unnecessary time and resources are being spent addressing these issues. Please have a conversation with your student about respecting and taking good care of school facilities and avoiding behaviors that are in conflict with school expectations. Students are encouraged to report vandalism to the confidential OCSA Text-A-Tip number (657.529.6272).


Attention Parents/Guardians: The State of California’s School Reporting System has a new mandate that requires OCSA to accurately submit the highest level of education for every parent/guardian. We are asking for your immediate help to complete this requirement and request that you submit this information no later than Friday, October 20. Please take the time to review your Aeries account and confirm the highest level of education for each parent/guardian.  

To complete this process:

  • Go to your Aeries Portal.
  • Click on “Student Info” in the menu on the left-hand side. 
  • If you have previously provided the highest level of education for each parent/guardian: 

  • Click on “Contacts” and please verify that the “Ed Level” is correct for each parent/guardian. If this information is correct, you are done. 

  • If you have NOT previously provided the highest level of education for each parent/guardian: 

  • Click on “Data Confirmation.” (Note that “Data Confirmation” will only appear as an option if you have not provided information previously.) 
  • Select “Contacts.”
  • Click on the pencil icon, located to the left-hand side of each parent’s name. This will open up the contact record in order to edit.
  • Find “Ed Level” midway down on the right-hand side.
  • Use the numbered drop-down menu and select the highest level of education that best defines the parent’s educational status. 
  • Click “Save” at the bottom of the page. 
  • Repeat the steps above to adjust the record for “Parent/Guardian 2.”

If you have questions or need support regarding this process, please contact School Registrar Laura Ely at [email protected] or Tech Support at [email protected].


Next week is OCSA’s annual College Fair, held on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20! We are excited to welcome our high school families to this FREE, comprehensive event with master classes, workshops, and representatives from various colleges to help our amazing students find the right postsecondary fit. Please click here or see below for the full schedule of events.

High School Students: Registration is now open to grades 9-12. Registration will close this coming Monday, October 16, so do not delay! Students who do not sign up by the deadline will not be able to attend their desired sessions. Please follow the steps below to register for College Fair 2023.

  1. Click here to visit the College Fair website.
  2. Click on “Register for College Fair Events Here,” and follow the steps to register.

High School Parents/Guardians: Due to space limitations, parents/guardians must sign up for the College Fair Evening Sessions they wish to attend. Be sure to register here at your earliest convenience.

College Fair attendees will also be able to purchase food and beverages outside the red gates of The Callero Family Foundation Plaza (DMS Quad) on Thursday, October 19 from 4:45-6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!


Middle school students: Festiv-Fall, OCSA’s middle school dance, is today, Friday, October 13, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Container Lot! We are excited to see you all at this fall-themed event with tons of yummy snacks, fun activities, a photo booth, music, and friends! As a reminder, this dance is reserved for OCSA students in grades 7 and 8 only. No older or outside guests are allowed, and an OCSA student ID will be required for entry. For any questions, please email [email protected].


High school students, are you ready to dance the night away tomorrow? Homecoming 2023: The City That Never Sleeps is Saturday, October 14 from 7-11 p.m. at Hangar 21 Executive in Fullerton! We are excited to see you all there! For more Homecoming information, click here.


The great Painted Pumpkin Auction is back! You are invited to participate in this annual Visual Arts Conservatory fundraiser. Come to the Tower Lobby to view all the stunning faux pumpkins created by Visual Arts students in a variety of styles. With 26 different pumpkins to choose from – ranging in designs from movies to animals, flowers to scary things – there is sure to be a pumpkin for you to love! Bidding will be fierce for these sought-after pumpkins, so don’t delay! The auction will close on Wednesday, October 18 at 9 p.m. Click here to view the entire collection and make a bid today! If you are a winner, your pumpkin will be available for pick-up from the OCSA campus in time for Halloween festivities. Winners will receive an email with specific instructions.


OCSA's Halloween Maze, co-produced by the Production & Design and Arts & Enterprise Conservatories is back and more thrilling than ever! Join us on Thursday, October 26 from 5-7 p.m., Friday, October 27 from 3-5 p.m., and Monday, October 30 from 5-7 p.m. for the grand re-opening of a legendary Santa Ana landmark, the Pates Motel! We cordially invite students, families, and staff to reserve a room and tour this most elegant establishment, located at The Charlotte and Scott Egan Studio Theatre. To reserve your room at this enchanting motel and tour its famous doll collection, please fill out this permission waiver. Room rates and tours are $5 per person, which will be collected when you check-in at the motel. Book your stay today!


The El-Erian Family Acting Conservatory wreath fundraiser is in full swing! Now is the time to purchase your holiday evergreens in support of OCSA’s amazing student artists. This year, the Ballet Folklórico, Creative Writing, Film & Television, Integrated Arts, Musical Theatre, and Popular Music Conservatories, as well as The Garn Family Jazz Studies Program, are also participating in this fundraiser! Click here to view all of the available evergreens, and click here to view Chanukah options. 

To support a particular student, be sure to select that student from the drop-down list when checking out. To support a specific conservatory, please note the conservatory at checkout. Tuesday, October 31 is the last day orders will be accepted. If you have questions, please email [email protected].


Current students wishing to apply to a new conservatory for the 2024-2025 school year must complete a Conservatory Transfer Application, which will be available in mid-October. Students will also need to participate in the Conservatory Placement Activity for their desired new conservatory. In-person Conservatory Placement Activities will take place in January. Please stay tuned for more information once the application is live. If you have any questions, please contact OCSA Admissions at [email protected].


October Senior Deadlines

Fall is upon us and as the holiday season ramps up we want to remind seniors of the following, fast-approaching deadlines for October:

  • Diploma Name/Address Verification: Friday, October 27, click here to submit.
  • Recommendation Letter/Transcript Requests: Monday, October 30 is the deadline for December 1 college application deadlines and Thursday, November 9 for January 1 deadlines.

Please refer to the Class of 2024 Senior Bulletin for more details on important information and links regarding senior year. To review other informational documents relevant to the senior class, including details about senior yearbook information and senior ads, information from SoCalGrad, and more, please visit www.ocsarts.net/12thGrade. If you have questions after reading the above information, please email [email protected].

Senior Ad Holiday Pricing!

It’s not a trick, it’s a treat! Take advantage of holiday prices on senior ads and treat yourself to savings! See below for the holiday pricing. A senior ad in the yearbook is a great way to congratulate your graduating student on their final year of high school. Don’t wait till the last minute to check this off your to-do list! Click here for more information and go to www.yearbookordercenter.com to purchase (use OCSA’s order number 40412 when prompted) by Friday, December 1 for holiday pricing.


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.


Middle School Dance: Friday, October 13

Homecoming Dance, Grades 9-12: Saturday, October 14

College Fair 2023: Thursday, October 19 – Friday, October 20

Halloween (No Conservatory): Tuesday, October 31

Veterans Day (School Closed): Friday, November 10

View Complete List of 2023-2024 Important Dates 


For more information, please visit www.ocsarts.net/BoxOffice.

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