June 8, 2020
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
Upcoming Dates
  • June 30: NICSTO Applications are due
  • July 20 - July 31: School closed for final cleaning and waxing of floors
  • August 6 (Thursday): Registration
  • August 17 (Monday): Registration
  • August 24: Back-to-School night, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • August 25: First day of school, 8:45 am dedication service at First CRC
Summer Office Hours
Office hours for the summer are Monday through Thursday from 7:45 am to 12:15 pm.
Spotlight Newsletter
Use the link to access the latest edition of the Spotlight: Apr/May Spotlight
Summer Reading Program change
We are making a change to the prize pickup for the OCCS library reading program. Today will be the last time there is prize pickup in the evening. Starting the week of June 15, we will only offer prize pickup in the morning. Morning prize pickup will be in the school office.

Report Cards
Report cards are available for pick up in the office.

Please take care of unpaid bills (music, lunch, other). This will need to be done or you will not be able to pick up report cards. This does not include tuition.

If you have library books to return, you can leave those in the office.
NICSTO (Northwest Iowa Christian School Tuition Organization) Scholarship for 2020-21
Included is the updated information for NICSTO applications as well as income guidelines. Please apply if you fit the guidelines or are close to the guideline. This is a wonderful program. Please have your application back at the office by June 30. No late applications will be accepted. Thanks!

Remember to turn in your 2019 1040 tax return .

Click here for form: Link to NICSTO Form

TRIP Process
TRIP is available to purchase during office hours. There is a table in the lobby for you to stop and fill out the TRIP form before coming into the office. Once your form is ready, you can proceed into the office to have the order filled. You can also find the TRIP order form online to fill out before you come to school.

Additonal TRIP News
  • Change: Pizza Hut gift cards will now be a plastic gift card with a value of $25.00. The rebate is still 10%.
  • Casey's General Store: If you use Casey's gift cards, please review the attached link: Caseys General Store.
  • Find information about the OCCS TRIP program on our website by clicking the following link: OCCS TRIP Website
  • Need help on how to use the Shop with Scrip Website or My Scrip Wallet? Click here for step by step instructions: Family Ordering Guide
GUFS Program
We are planning for next school year, and a big part of that is the GUFS program we have at OCCS. Knowing that we ended the school year in a different way, we are hoping that the GUFS program will be helpful for your family to get your child Geared Up For School! GUFS is our summer school program that is designed to review concepts taught the prior year and look ahead to what is going to be taught the current year. Depending on classroom teachers, this was emailed to the whole class, or to students that they referred.  This year, we are opening it up to more students because we understand that the end of the year was a strange one ! Here is the link to the form, if you have any questions either email your child's classroom teacher or Erin Driesen at  edriesen@occhristian.pvt.k12.ia.us   We would appreciate prompt sign up so that we can plan for our program. Thanks! 

2020-21 School calendar
Please use the attached link to view the calendar for the next school year:

This the current approved calendar. It is subject to change if we are required to do so.
Check out the OCCS blog at http://occstigertalk.blogspot.com/ .