North Clackamas Christian School Newsletter
August 27, 2021
Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year!
We are excited and ready to welcome 290 students (PreK-12) to NCCS for the new school year. Of those, 66 are new students, which we give an extra special welcome to! Our classes are full, with waiting lists in many grades. We believe God has brought us all together and we praise him for all he is doing within our sweet school!
We are planning for students to enjoy all the benefits of a "regular" school experience, with full days of school (in person) for everyone, including PE, Library, Music, Art, Sports, Chapel, Field Trips, Programs, and much more! Our teachers have been working on their classrooms, making it welcoming and special for students. We are excited to see you, and to grow closer to God as we learn together this year!
School entry gates will be opened at 8:05 am and closed at 8:15 am. Any students arriving after the start of school, must enter through the office to check in as tardy. It is imperative to your student's success that they arrive on time, ready to learn each day. We know that on occasion something (traffic, over sleeping, rough start at home, etc.) may happen that causes a student to be late, but this should be very rare. Thank you for making this a priority.
Preschool, 8-11:30 am
K-6th, 8:15 am-2:30 pm
7-12th, 8:15 am-3 pm
EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM (EDP):
For those needing before and/or after school care, this will be available for pre-registered students, starting on the first day of school. Our program is for NCCS students in K-6th grade, and is run out of the Preschool building. Please attend to the designated registration process prior to accessing this service, should it be needed by your family. Space is limited. Questions should be directed to the school office.
Before School, 7:30-8:15 am
After School, 2:30-5 pm
EXCLUSION POLICY: Please be attentive to the expectation that any person who has been exposed to another individual with Covid-19, should not be present at school. The required quarantine period must be followed for managing this virus. It is also expected that parents will notify the office in such cases, and stay in contact with the office throughout the quarantine. This continued contact will help the school to support the family with managing student work, timelines, and other necessary assurances for re-entry back to school. These measures are in place for a healthy school for all students, their families, and our staff. Thank you for supporting our community by doing your part regarding this expectation. Please see the Communicable Disease Plan attached below for all details. Any questions should be directed to email@example.com.
School Verse for 2021-22
Pray for Our Community
Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) School Fundraiser
On Monday, August 30, the delicious and generous MOD Pizza (19550 Molalla Ave.) is donating back 20% of takeout, delivery & pick up orders to support a great cause -- PTF of North Clackamas Christian School!
On behalf of North Clackamas Christian School you’re invited to join us and eat out, not only in support of our school, but to show one of your Oregon City restaurants some love too!
We ask that you RSVP here: https://grouprai.se/e195335 (even if you’re not completely sure) so MOD Pizza knows roughly how many orders to expect & so you have access to all the event details.
We hope you can make it, and please feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and family. Thanks in advance for your support!
-NCCS Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF)
If you are interested in helping with fundraising activities at the school, contact Emily Clark.
Back to School Night Sept. 2
WHEN and WHERE: Sept. 2 at 4 pm (until 6pm); Field, classrooms, gym
WHO: All parents and students, Prek-12th grade
WHY: To start, there will be a brief welcome and introductions of the Board, Administration, and Staff. Classrooms will be open to meet teachers, bring school supplies, and fellowship with parents and students in your class. Secondary students will get their schedules, textbooks and lockers. NEW Saint's spiritwear will be for sale, carpool numbers will be handed out, and you can turn in forms and medication in the gym. Parent Teacher Fellowship will host an Ice Cream Social outside, 5-6pm. This is a fun night where we will have community to kick off the new school year! Please plan to join us!!!
Special Note: Face coverings are to be worn when inside, for all individuals over the age of 5.
Parent Orientation Sept. 14
Outdoor Face Coverings at School:
The new Oregon rule on outdoor face coverings does not determine how schools will operate. Schools are allowed to permit outdoor activity for students without face coverings. NCCS is in compliance with this rule by permitting student choice for wearing face coverings outside when at school.
Vaccinations for Volunteers in School:
The new Oregon rule for COVID-19 vaccinations for those who volunteer to work with students in a school setting will be followed at NCCS. Within the process for signing up to volunteer, we will now include a background check, training, and proof of COVID vaccination (copy of card on file). There are two exceptions allowed for this rule: (1) Medical, (2) Religious. Forms are available through the volunteer process for those who seek to apply an exception to the requirement.
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.
1 Corinthians 1:10
NEW SAINTS SWAG AVAILABLE FOR ORDERING SOON!!!
Welcome New Staff to NCCS
Aksana Sirosh, 1st Grade Teacher
Mrs. Sirosh will teach our 1st grade class at NCCS. She has a BS in Elementary Education, and holds a teaching license with an endorsement in languages. She is a native Russian speaker, who grew up in Clackamas. Mrs. Sirosh previously taught PE and Kindergarten with the North Clackamas School District. She lives in Happy Valley with her husband, they attend Athey Creek, and she enjoys camping, baking, and spending time with family. We are so blessed to have this gifted, strong Christain teacher, at our school. Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Sirosh to NCCS!
Paul Harth, HS Bible Teacher
Mr. Harth will teach high school Bible classes, as well as coordinate chapels and help with facitlity needs at the school. He has a BA in Biblical Studies from Boise Bible College and a Master of Biblical and Theoligical Studies from Western Seminary. He is married to Julie, they have four daughters (2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th grade) who will attend NCCS.They attend Oregon City Christian Church, where Mr. Harth has served in Youth, Young Adult and Adult Ministry. He also worked at Western Seminary as a grad assistant and at UPS. He is a talented artist as well! Join us in welcoming Mr. Harth and his family to NCCS!
Ruth Yerden, Choir Assistant
Mrs. Yerden joins our team this year to fill the role as piano accompanist for our choir program. She is a highly regarded, experienced musician and instructor. Mrs. Yerden has been a professor at Multnomah University, Warner Pacific University, Bethany Bible College, and Azusa Pacific College, and serves at her church in the music ministry program. She earned her undergraduate degree in Music Education at Anderson University, and her master degree from University of Oregon. She lives in Clackamas with her husband, and they attend Rockwood Church of God in Gresham. Please welcome Mrs. Yerden to NCCS!
Aksana Sirosh, 1st Grade Teacher
Paul Harth, HS Bible Teacher
Ruth Yerden, Choir Assistant
Calling All Students...Join the Chapel Leadership Team!
Habitat Begins in October
Important Documents for Your Reference and Attention
Subject to updates and changes. Check the Renweb parent's portal for school calendar details and up to date activity information.
Please review the Handbook with your family. Students will review also with their teachers. The "Agreement" form (attached below) can be emailed back to firstname.lastname@example.org or handed into the office or a teacher by Sept. 17.
Our goal is to provide a healthy environment for our students and staff. We appreciate your efforts to work with us by having your student (and you) wear a face covering indoors (while mandated), and stay home when showing signs of illness.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND MEDICATION (over the counter and prescription) WITH YOUR STUDENT TO SCHOOL. ALL MEDICATION MUST BE ADMINISTERED THROUGH THE FRONT OFFICE. MEDICATION MUST BE IN ORIGINAL PACKAGE AND HAVE SIGNED PARENT PERMISSION.
We selected a new food provider, School Eatery, for lunch at NCCS. Please view their Welcome Letter (found below), which includes a link to create an account for ordering.
PLEASE REVIEW THIS POLICY WITH YOUR STUDENT. Expectations for student appearance are outlined with regard to clothing, hair, and accessories. We need your ongoing attention, partnering with us so that your student is abiding by this policy.
Please fill out and sign one form for each child in your family. This can be emailed back to email@example.com or handed into the front office.
Sept. 7 First Day of School, K-12th, 8:15 am
Sept. 13/14 First day of Preschool, 8 am
Sept. 13/14 School Pictures
Sept. 13 Board Meeting, 6:30 pm (Library)
Sept. 14 Parent Orientation, 6-8 pm (Classrooms)
Sept. 20 Fall MAP testing begins (K-10th grade), 3 weeks
Oct. 13 PSAT, 11th grade (AM, Library)
We are here for you!
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)
Partnering and Supporting Our Parents
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
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.”
Galatians 5:13-26, ESV
Life by the Spirit
13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.