Principal's Update

Sept. 4, 2020 - Back to School Newsletter #2

Above All Else, Love One Another (1 Peter 4:8)

Saints Community,

As we approach Back-to-School Camp Days, and the first day of school (remote), there are some items to remind you of and some new information to share that is included in this newsletter. We really appreciate you taking the time to read and complete all the necessary details to start this year.

Please review the following information, and read for more details below:

  • Pre-registration for Camp is REQUIRED. No on-site sign ups will be allowed. Sign up now!
  • School Pictures will take place on Camp Days. Order pictures now!
  • Chromebooks can be checked out and sent home with students on Camp Days. You MUST read and sign the forms and bring the on your student's Camp Day, in order to receive one at that time.
  • ALL parents and student MUST have a sign Agreement on file with the office by Sept. 25.
  • Sports Academy and Middle School Sports information is now available.
  • Join us for the Annual Society Meeting (virtually) on Sept. 11.
  • Family Worship Nights at NCCS are Sept. 11 and 12.


Our faculty and staff are back in the building, planning and working diligently to prepare for the school year. God is showing us each day how to keep moving forward, trusting him through it all.


Possibly, in order to read the full newsletter, you will need to select "view entire message" at the bottom of the email page.


Did you see our latest recognition? Once again this year NCCS has been awarded "The Best Christian School in Oregon City for 2020"! North Clackamas Christian School has been selected two years in a row for the Best of Oregon City Awards for Christian School and now qualifies for the Oregon City Business Hall of Fame.


Giving Him all the glory for the good things He is doing.

Blessings,

Mrs. James

Mrs. and Mr. Steele Share a Song to Help Us as We Come Together at NCCS!

NCCS Covid Jingle

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP

We are excited that next week is our Back-to-School Summer Camp, Sept. 9 & 10, for our students! The camp will be held at the school, following the state guidelines for Summer Camps, which allows for small student groups to meet with teachers prior to the beginning of the school year.


Our purpose in having these camp days is to build a connection between teachers and students, provide necessary school materials from the school for remote learning, to have fun together, and to give students an opportunity to be in their classrooms at school.


Parents will sign up for ONE camp date and time for each student. See the links below if you have not signed up your student yet. As a reminder, please read the information below to be prepared for Camp Days:


  • Parents and students must complete a permission slip (found below), due at the time of entry for the camp, and register for a day and time to attend (see below links).

  • Parents and students must complete a Technology Use Agreement form (found below), and bring that to camp or provide to the school prior to the first day of school (Sept. 14).

  • Parents who wish to check out a NCCS Chromebook for remote learning, must complete the designated form (found below) and return that with the student at camp. Computers will be sent home for those with completed forms and who signed up to borrow them.

  • Students need to bring a backpack to bring home books and materials.

  • Sign up for ONE time slot per student for the day and time of camp (by grade) to attend.

  • No food will be consumed at school this day, please have your student come having eaten.

  • Students should bring a filled water bottle with their name written on it.

  • Students (K-12) must come wearing a face covering, no exceptions. If a student can't or won't wear a face covering, then an alternate plan (remote video, one-on-one outside) for this experience will be offered. All safety protocols will be required and followed.

  • There will be marked entrances for students at each grade level for drop off and for pick-up.There will be a table for turning in paperwork and for checking in for the Camp.

  • Teachers will greet students at the entry points. Teachers will accompany students to the pick up point at the end of Camp and remain with them until parents arrive.

  • Only students and staff are allowed into the buildings.


Questions should be directed to McKenzie Falotico at mckenzie_falotico@ncchristianschool.com

Back to School Forms and Information to Attend To ASAP...CLICK THE BOXES BELOW

Complete the Chromebook Checkout Form (if applicable)

For those who need to checkout a NCCS Chromebook for use during Remote Learning, this form is required prior to being issued. This needs to be completed and returned during camp week.

Complete the Technology Agreement Form

This MUST be signed every year and completed by the first day of school (Sept. 14). Please complete and return to the school office, may be submitted electronically.

Complete the Parent/Student Agreement

Before the first 10 days of school each year, all parents and students must have read the Handbook and turned in a signed agreement to have on file in the office. Complete this by Sept 25. NOTE: The 2020-21 Handbook and COVID Response Plan are below.

NCCS Fall Sports Academy Registration

Sign up for Volleyball and Soccer Sports Academy, 9/14 - 10/15/20

Back-to-School Camp Week: NCCS Community Events

Please join us on Friday, Sept. 11 at 3-3:30 pm, for the annual Fall Society Meeting (Virtual Google Meet Link). This event will be led by Board Chair, Matt Hixson, and Superintendent/Principal, Sherri James. Included in this event, the 2020-21 Board of Directors will be introduced along with faculty and staff.


Following the virtual Society Meeting, pack up the family and come to the school for a "Back-to-School Celebration Drive Thru", Friday, Sept. 11, 4-5:30 pm. Our faculty, staff, and Board, will be out in the driveway of the school to greet all those who come. We will hand out cool treats to all who attend. We are so excited to see you all and kick off the school year in community!


To end Camp Week, we will host two Family Worship Nights at NCCS, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12, 6:30-8 pm. An email went out this week with all the details, including a link to sign up for a time to attend. Registration is required (USE THIS FORM), the entire family is welcome. Come enjoy this time of community and praise!

Sign up your student(s) below for a specific grade level camp:

School Supply Lists

All supplies listed will be needed during the school year, please purchase and keep materials at home for student workstations. Some supplies will be needed during remote learning at home and some when we are able to return to on-site instruction. Please keep all items at home, in the student's workspace, until given directions to bring them to school.


Please note that we are using one Bible for grades 1-5 and one Bible for grades 6-12. The Bible is linked in the supply list below, and you can also access them by clicking the links here:

1-5 bible....6-12 bible

Supply Lists:

Preschool ....Kindergarten.... 1st Grade ....2nd Grade ....3rd Grade ....4th Grade


5th Grade ....6th Grade ....Junior High (7th & 8th) ....High School (9th-12th)

Middle School Sports Information


NCCS Fall Sports Academy

· 6-8 Volleyball and 7/8 Soccer: 9/14 - 10/15

*Unfortunately the practice times that the JH soccer coaches need to have are morning times which eliminates 6th graders from playing soccer in the Fall Sports Academy.


Metro Christian League Seasons

· 7/8 Basketball: 1/18 - 2/24

· 6-8 Soccer & 7/8 Volleyball: 3/8 - 4/28

· 5/6 Volleyball: 3/29 - 4/28

· 5/6 Basketball & 6-8 Track: 5/3 - 6/2

*6th graders will have to choose between these two (meaning you can't do both).


Complete our Middle School Sports survey HERE

Support for the Mental Health of Your Child and Family

During this time in our lives of added stress, of struggling with uncertainty, and possibly dealing with loss and grief, we must turn to God for peace and strength. Children are impacted by the adults around them and the temperament felt in the home, school, and community. Their social, emotional, and spritual growth and well-being are important for us to pay attention to. At NCCS, we partner with you in leading the students to understand how God will see us through, as he brings us closer to him. If you and your student need someone to talk to, please reach out to Dr. Newby, Mrs. Moore, or Mrs. James.

God's Word is truth, and we find security in knowing His love for us, as it says in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Please see the resources below for support, and know that all of us at the school are here for you and your child in this journey.


Help for Families During Coronavirus (Focus on the Family)

COVID-19 Support (Christian Family Care)

Mental Health (Focus on the Family)

Adolescent Depression: What Parents Can Do To Help (healthychildren.org)

Parent Courses for Understanding and Supporting Child Wellness (Mindsight Institute)

Upcoming Events

Sept. 8 Excelsior Kick Off Camp: # 1 @ 4-6:00pm; # 2 @ 6:15-8:15pm

Sept. 9-10 Back to School Summer Camps, 9-11 am OR 12-2 pm

Sept. 11 Annual Fall Society Meeting (Google Meet Virtual), 3pm

Sept. 11 Back to School Celebration Drive Thru at NCCS, 4-5:30 pm

Sept. 11 & 12 Family Worship Nights at NCCS, 6:30-8 pm on the field

Sept. 14 First Day of (Remote) School, K-12

Sept. 14-Oct. 15 NCCS Fall Sports Academy (Volleyball and Soccer)

NCCS Back to School Q&A with Mrs James

CLACKAMAS COUNTY and OREGON HEALTH METRICS

All our behaviors matter in getting the metrics to where we need to be in order to return to on-site learning. PLEASE PRACTICE PHYSICAL DISTANCING, WEAR FACE COVERINGS, STAY HOME IF NOT WELL, AND WASH/SANITIZE YOUR HANDS, TO STOP THE SPREAD OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES.


Latest metrics- SEE HERE

Faculty and Staff Welome Videos

NCCS Elementary Intros Final
NCCS Secondary Final

North Clackamas Christian School

During this temporary campus closure our office hours are limited to 10 am-2 pm, Mon-Fri. However, we are regularly checking email, phone messages, and getting mail. Please reach out to us should you have questions or need assistance.


Superintendent/Principal: Sherri James (Ext 101)

Office Manager: McKenzie Falotico (Ext 100)

Dean of Students: Carmen Moore (Ext 214)

Business Office Manager: Emily Clark (Ext 202)