May 18, 2020
May verse: "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
Year End Schedule
We will have final pickup/drop off times on May 20 from 9:00am to 12:00pm and May 21 from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 5:00pm - 6:00pm. This will include all items for your students that were left in the classroom. We ask that all materials from home to be brought to school including completed assignments, textbooks, library books, music books and anything else you might have that needs to be returned.

You will also have an opportunity to look at the lost and found items.

Report cards and any projects handed in during the last drop off will be available to be picked up June 2. We will provide details on how this will work as we get closer.

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 year prior 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   We would appreciate prompt sign up so that we can plan for our program. Thanks! 

Future 7th grade students
Before students begin 7th grade, we are required to have an updated immunization form. There are 2 vaccines required before entering 7th grade: an additional Tdap booster and the meningitis vaccine. Please turn in an updated form by registration in August.

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.  Remember to turn in your 2019 1040 tax return . This is a wonderful program. Please have your application back at the office by June 30. No late applications will be accepted. Thanks!

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