August 12, 2020
"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1
Reminder: Please do the first step of registration online before you come to school on either August 6 or 17. See the 'Registration Information' below.

Every family is required to come into school for the final steps of registration. If you did not come to the first session, you need to come on August 17.
Upcoming Dates
  • August 11-13: GUFS for those who registered, 10:00am-12:15pm
  • August 17 (Monday): Registration, OCCS music room, 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • August 18: 5th grade parent/student meeting, 6:30pm
  • August 24: Back-to-School night, 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • August 25: First day of school, 8:45am dedication service in field behind school
  • August 29: Kickoff event
  • September 7: Labor Day, No School
  • September 8: Preschool begins
Registration Information
The registration forms are online this year for families to fill out before registration. Please read through the two documents attached and go through the process before coming to registration. If you have questions, please call the school office (712-737-2274) or stop in and we will help you. 

Attached is a picture of the chapel shirts for this year. When you register, you can indicate a size and if you would like to order extra shirts.
OCCS Apparel
Apparel is available to order through our online store.
Store closes Tuesday, August 18th at 11:59am 

Sack Pack Program
Please see the attached link for information on the program and to sign up:
School Supply List 2020-21 - PRE ORDERS ONLY
In an attempt to enhance social distancing in the music room during school registration, the Monica school supply committee has decided to take pre-orders only on school supplies this year. Your filled pre-orders can be picked up and paid for on the night you register. To place an order you can either fill out the Google form here: or turn a hard copy into the office, the order form is attached. You may indicate color preferences by items or ‘boy’ or ‘girl’, and we will do our best to honor that. The deadline for pre-orders is August 16 at 5:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact Monique Schiebout,

Link to forms on school website:

7th/8th grade volleyball
If your daughter is playing middle school volleyball, please make sure a completed sports physical and concussion form are turned into the school office by the time practice starts.
Silage Piles
We are planning to cover silage piles again this year. We anticipate starting this by the end of August. We would ask that each family help out at one pile at least. We will also be requesting food items to be brought in for the workers. This is a great fundraiser for our school and many hands are needed!

Return to Learn Information
Please see the attached link for plans for the 2020-21 school year.
Shop with Scrip has released an app called RaiseRight. This will replace the site. If you currently use the TRIP program, you are already setup to use the app. Please contact Kim Vande Zande in the office to find out how to login using your current account.
Pop Can Trailer
If you are willing to sort the pop can trailer for a week, please use the attached sign-up. We are asking for willing helpers to keep this valuable service going. Grandparents and friends can sign up to help also. Here is the link:
Thank you very much for your commitment to OCCS and serving alongside other parents as we build community together.
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