Meet 3 of our new teachers (left to right): Andrew Logan (grade 3), Anna Lyons (grade 2), and Lindi Barkman (grade 4).

Meet 3 of our new teachers (left to right): Andrew Logan (grade 3), Anna Lyons (grade 2), and Lindi Barkman (grade 4).

OCSI Connections:

I’m excited about having students back at OCSI! We count it a privilege to assist you with the education of your student(s). Through our accredited, Christ-centered K-12 program, we will work to equip your student(s) to:

  • Understand God, His world, and their place in it.
  • Think critically and Biblically.
  • Collaborate with others, respecting them as God’s image bearers.
  • Communicate truthfully and effectively.
  • Create ideas, products, and solutions.
New playground equipment has been installed!

New playground equipment has been installed!

I’m also excited about good things that happened over the summer, including:

  • Students being involved in our summer reading program.
  • New lights being installed in classrooms, the gym roof being painted, playground equipment being installed, and 2 sidewalks being added.
  • Students attending daily vacation Bible school.
  • New instructional materials arriving, for example, new science materials for elementary.
Visit our college and career corner (in the office).

Visit our college and career corner (in the office).

Classes start on Tuesday, August 21, and we invite you to help us get off to a good start by…

  1. Keep Each Other Safe LogoReviewing our safety-related policies, for example: TyphoonBullying PolicyChild Protection PolicyBehavior Management (Elementary and Kindergarten), Behavior Management (Secondary), and Grievances, Whistleblowing, and Complaints Policy.
  2. Remembering that while parents/guardians are responsible for students in situations away from school, continued public disregard for the school’s standards will result in administrative intervention and possible expulsion (Board Policy B2.3.5.1).
  3. Contacting appropriate staff with your questions and concerns. Please contact teachers about attendance, the principals about curriculum and policies, the business manager about finances, and the chaplains about personal counseling.
  4. Praying for OCSI. Try using our prayer guide and/or our monthly prayer letters.
Staff reflect on student safety.

Staff reflect on student safety.

Key dates:

  • 8/17: Back-to-School Night for pre-K and kindergarten
  • 8/21: Classes begin
  • 8/24: Back-to-School Night for grades 1-12 (not for kindergarten)
  • 9/3: Labor Day – no school
  • 9/17: Professional Development Day – no school for students
  • 10/8: Professional Development Day – no school for students

Thanks again for the privilege of assisting you with the education of your student(s).

Sincerely,
Michael B. Essenburg, superintendent
Equipping students to walk with God and impact the world for Him
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