Saints Calling

North Clackamas Christian School Newsletter

January 3, 2022

NCCS Mission Statement

North Clackamas Christian School partners with Christian parents in providing our students with a biblically based education that pursues excellence in spiritual, academic, artistic, and athletic programs, training them to serve Christ daily.”

School Verse for 2021-22

Galatians 5:22-26...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022!

Re-Enrollment Open for 2022-23

It is now time to secure your family's enrollment at NCCS for the 2022-23 school year. As of Jan. 3, re-enrollment is open with an early opportunity to secure a spot, ahead of open enrollment for new students. Early re-enrollment (Jan.3-17) also comes with the added benefit of a discounted enrollment fee of $93.75. Please see the email (copy attached below) sent with directions about continuing enrollment into next school year, and respond quickly to the steps you must take to remain enrolled.


Beginning Jan. 18, re-enrollment fees increase to $125 (reg rate/non-refundable) and new students are able to apply for any open spots available, not filled through the early re-enrollment period. The only way to guarantee a spot for your student is to re-enroll by Jan. 17.


Our office has been fielding a record number of inquiries for enrollment and expect full classes again at most grade levels. God is bringing Christian families to our school like never before. Parents and students are recognizing that education based in a Christian worldview is what they desire and can only be found in a Christian school environment. No matter the age of the student, the inflluences of teachers, curriculum, peers, programs, and culture, significantly impact a student's worldview. At NCCS, all aspects of our school are based in biblical truth and Christian faith, we support the student's spiritual formation and worldview throughout.

Open House Jan. 18

On Tuesday, Jan. 18, 3:30-5:30 pm, our doors will be open to those interested in learning more about our school. We have invited new families and want to make this opportunity available to you, current families, as well. If your child is moving up to elementary from preschool, junior high from elementary, or any grade level where you need more information, please feel free to join us! Classrooms and the entire campus will be open, teachers will be available to discuss their grade level and curriculum, programs and opportunites will be promoted, and information will be available regarding tuition and enrollment.


Please invite families in your circle that may be a good fit for NCCS. Word of mouth is the most powerful method of marketing for our school. We hear this from those who inquire about admissions. Thank you for sharing your experience with others and for the positive recommendations!

Click Here To Give NCCS A Positive Review

Would you consider sharing your experience at NCCS? Many parents search online looking for educational options. They use a website, Niche, in this search. Please provide a review and ratings (hope all are 5 stars!) of NCCS.

Thank You for Supporting the Dedicated NCCS Employees

The PTF (Parent Teacher Fellowship) of NCCS wants to thank you all for your support of our teachers, staff, and administration this past Christmas season. We were able to give every employee a Christmas gift (cash) as a token of appreciation and love from the parents.

-Parent Teacher Fellowship


Thank you for your generous and thoughtful gift to all employees at NCCS! We felt appreciated and blessed through your giving. May the new year ahead provide us continued opportunities to partner together as we honor the Lord in the ministry work at NCCS!

-NCCS Faculty, Staff and Administration

Campus Improvement Project (Updates)

It is our desire to keep the NCCS Society updated on the progress of the Campus Improvement Project! We are meeting with potential contractors and getting bids for the mulitple aspects of the project phases. Financial support for these phases of improvement is coming in, but not at the level in which will allow us to initiate work on Phase 1 (replacing siding and windows), the most urgent of need, as of yet. We remain in prayer about the project and believe God will provide. He directs our steps, allowing us to be hopeful and grateful throughout the process.


Do you have someone in mind that we should talk with about support for our project? If so, please share the letter and plans (see below), or share our contact information with them. NCCS is a registered non-profit organization under the IRS 501(c)3 requirement.

Our taxpayer ID number is 01-0765884.


Your donation toward this project will ensure that the mission of our school continues for the future. Please consider this opportunity to support Christian education, beyond your tuition dollars, as we focus on the campus needs at our school.


Donations are made online or by check, made out to NCCS (Campus Improvement Project) and dropped off at the school office or mailed. We will send a receipt acknowledging your gift. Thank you for considering how you will support this very important area of need.

High School Winter Semi-Formal Dance, Jan. 29

The High School ASB will host a student dance on Jan. 29, at 7-10 pm.
  • This event will be held at the Tumwater Ballroom, and include dessert service.
  • Tickets will be sold through the school office, beginning Jan. 10, at $25 each.
  • This is a semi-formal event for students in grades 9-12.
  • One guests will be allowed per student, with a completed and pre-approved permission form, due to the office by Jan. 21. Forms are available in the office.
  • Chaperones include various school staff. Contact Mrs. James with questions.

College/High School Dual Credit Now Available with GFU

We are excited to announce our partnership with George Fox University (GFU) to offer students a dual credit option. What dual credit means is this: For certain approved courses, students who register will be enrolled in a GFU course at the same time that they are taking the high school course. Upon completing the class (with the required grade), these students will earn college credit for that course.

These are the NCCS courses that have been given approval to be offered as a GFU dual credit:

NCCS Course: English 11 and English 12 / GFU Course: LITR 220: Great American Writers (3 cr)

NCCS Course: United States History / GFU Course: HIST 151: US History to 1865 (3 cr) and also HIST 152: US History since 1865 (3 cr)

Please note the following:

  • This is the link to George Fox University's Early College program page: GFU Early College Webpage
  • Registration opens on January 4, 2022. By this time, the student should have a good understanding of what is expected and needed to do well in the class. Here is the link to register for the dual credit: GFU Dual Credit Registration
  • To earn the credit, the student will need to earn an A or B in the class (above a C+ for both semesters).
  • The credit earned is transferrable to other colleges. At the appropriate time, the student will request for the George Fox University transcript (record of GFU courses and grades) to be sent to the college that they will attend. Each college determines how to assign transferred credits (i.e. as a required course, as an elective course, etc.).
  • Questions about this opportuity should be directed to Mrs. Moore.

End of Semester 1

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK, Jan. 17-21


GRADES 7-12:

Monday- MLK Holiday, No School

Tuesday- 7 period day, 8:15 am-3 pm

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday- 8:15-11:15 am (85 min class periods for finals...SEE BELOW)

Note: The Library will be open for quiet study use Wed-Fri, 11:30-4pm. Student will not be allowed to roam the school property after dismissal. Classrooms will be closed, except for special arrangements with a teacher.


GRADES K-6:

Monday- MLK Holiday, No School

Tuesday-Friday, Full Days, 8:15 am-2:30 pm


ALL GRADES:

NO SCHOOL Monday, Jan. 24: Teacher Inservice/Report Card Grading Day

Host Family Needed ASAP

We are excited to welcome two new international students (one male and one female) this month to NCCS. These high school students from Japan will spend 3 months, January 25 to April 14, with us for a special short-term stay. Unfortunately, one family that was going to host the male student, Sota, is no longer able to take him into their home due to health issues.


WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO HOST SOTA? Attached below is a bio on Sota and a letter from his mom. Please pray with your family about this opportunity to be a host family to an international student. Sota will arrive on January 20 and we must find a home for him ASAP. If you feel called, please reach out to Emily Clark at emily_clark@ncchristianschool.com with questions and additonal information. A montly stipend is provided for housing expenses, paid from the international family to the American host family.

Keeping You Informed: Legistlative Action in Oregon

As a member of Oregon Christian Education Coalition (OCEC), NCCS Board and Administration share concerns with OCEC regarding the efforts of OHA to make the mask mandate a permanent rule (Oregon Administrative Rule) for all schools, when the temporary rule expires on January 28, 2022. The next Legislative Session is February 1st - March 8th, 2022. OCEC will be sending a letter/comment to Governor Brown and OHA, regarding its disapproval of a permanent mask rule, as well as a statement about local control for private schools. NCCS parents may also send a comment regarding personal opinions about these rules, through the options outlined below.


SEE THIS LINK- The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, is proposing to permanently adopt Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) in chapter 333, division 19 regarding:

  • Masking requirements in Schools; Vaccination Requirements for Teachers and School Staff (OAR 333-019-1015 and 333-019-1030)


The public is invited to review these proposed rules and to comment on them with OHA. If you wish to present oral testimony, public hearings will be held remotely via video/teleconference using Microsoft Teams at the following times:

  • Adoption of a rule requiring masks to be worn in indoor spaces in Oregon (OAR 333-019-1025): January 20, 2022 at 10:00 AM (Phone Conference ID: 389 374 45#)

  • Masking requirements in Schools; Vaccination Requirements for Teachers and School Staff (OAR 333-019-1015 and 333-019-1030): January 24, 2022 at 9:00 AM (Phone Conference ID: 662 539 793#)

To provide oral testimony during any of these hearings, please contact publichealth.rules@dhsoha.state.or.us to sign-up and receive the link for the Microsoft Teams video conference. Alternatively, for audio only, you may dial 971-277-2343 using the phone conference ID# as the password listed for each hearing above.

You may also file written comments on these proposed rules before 5:00 p.m. on January 24, 2022 to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the following address:

OHA, Public Health Division

Administrative Rules Coordinator

800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930

Portland, Oregon 97232

Email comments to: publichealth.rules@dhsoha.state.or.us.

*Please indicate in your written comments which rule number(s), OAR 333-019-1015 and 333-019-1030, you are commenting on so they can be entered into the appropriate rulemaking record. Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments.

Come Support NCCS Basketball Teams

Show your school spirit and plan to attend the Saints basketball games this season. Wear your Saints gear, dress in blue and yellow, and cheer our teams to victory.


The LIVE schedule for high school teams can be found on the school athletics webpage . Junior high and elementary game schedules are available through the athtletic department. Contact Grant Nelson with questions about athletics.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 3-17 Re-enrollment 2022-23 Open for Current Students

Jan. 10 School Board Meeting, 6:30 pm (Library)

Jan. 17 No School/Office Closed, MLK Holiday

Jan. 18 Open Enrollment begins for New Students

Jan. 18 Open House, 3:30-5:30 pm

Jan. 19-21 Semester Finals Week, Grades 7-12th ONLY (1/2 day of school/Dismissal at 11:15 am)

Jan. 24 End of Semester Grading Day, No School Grades PreK-12

Jan. 29 High School Winter Dance, 7-10 pm (Tumwater Ballroom)

Right Now Media Provides Valuable Resources for Parents

Every parent, staff member, and high school student, received an email invitation for FREE (NCCS provided) access to RightNow Media. To get started, simply click the link in the email or HERE, create your free account, and start browsing more than 20,000 inspiring and valuable videos (parenting, marriage, Bible Study, kids and teens, worship, etc). If you need help accessing this OUTSTANDING resource, please let us know. A video with an overview of this resource is found below.

We are here for you!

Please reach out to us should you need assistance:

Superintendent/Principal: Sherri James (Ext 101)

Dean of Students: Carmen Moore (Ext 214)

Business Office Manager: Emily Clark (Ext 202)

School Office Manager: McKenzie Falotico (Ext 100)

Business Office Assistant: Susan Van Sickle (Ext 603)

Office Front Desk/Attendance: Beth Woody (Ext. 601)

Keep up with us on our Facebook page

We have two Facebook pages at NCCS. The general page is https://www.facebook.com/nccssaints and the Parent Teacher Fellowship page is https://www.facebook.com/groups/250714442018544