Principal's Update

November 20, 2020

- Above all else, love one another - 1 Peter 4:8

Thanksgiving Holiday Break Next Week

No School Nov. 23-27, PreK-12

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Elementary Fall Art

Thanks for Your Support!

We had another successful Pie Sale this year! A total of 362 pies were ordered, which means we rasied $2061.75!!! Thank you to all who supported this fundraiser.

Virtual Open House - Released Dec. 1

Recently, we have had quite an increase in interest in NCCS and we are excited to be able to share more about our school through the upcoming Virtual Open House. Please share our Facebook post and link to our website to encourage those you know who may be interested in learning more about our incredible school. We have a few openings in most grade levels and are enrolling new students every day. Praise God!!!

School Update

These continue to be days where we must attend to the ever changing dynamics involved in operating a school during COVID-19. Since the Governor issued her previous “2 Week Pause” on social activities to slow the spread of COVID-19 in several of our counties, there has been an alarming spike in both cases and COVID-19 hospitalizations across the state. A majority of these cases stem from sporadic community spread.


The Governor’s recent two-week freeze announcement reflects significant measures given rising cases of COVID-19 in communities throughout the state. It will be in effect for two weeks, starting Wednesday, November 18th through Wednesday, December 2nd. The order pertains to personal and business practices, with new restrictions in place to mitigate the spread of the virus. The freeze also reflects a commitment to in-person instruction, with a goal to lower the case count for every county.


Additionally, there is a new TRAVEL ADVISORY for our state. We understand there are a great deal of factors in planning for the holidays, but please keep in mind the risk involved when traveling and the guidance to quarantine should you choose to travel (or be with others from another state). This is a government issued advisory, not an executive oder. At this time, we are not requiring students and staff to quarantine, or report travel, just to take this into consideration out of an abundance of caution. Without taking these precautions, the likelihood of returning to remote learning across the grades increases, so let’s protect this opportunity for our children to go to attend school on-site.


With our state under an additional COVID executive order and the travel advisory, we look at the impact (if any) this has on our plans at NCCS. Schools still have their own set of guidelines, which we continue to follow and adjust our future plans as necessary. To date, we have no known COVID-19 cases among students and staff. In coordination among our administration and school board, we are looking at the health of our school and local community to guide our decisions.


We want to ask that those in our school community commit to the health safety measures, in order that we stay well so that our students are able to continue some level of in-person learning. My own family will celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas with those in our household, not extended family. We are choosing to do this so we can assure our family does not become a statistic of COVID spread, and out of love for one another.


Thank you for being thoughtful to what has been outlined and for giving attention to our plans for the coming month. Please note that when adjustments to our plans are necessary, we will communicate in a timely and clear manner.


UPDATED SCHOOL PLANS FOR NOV. 30-DEC. 17:

PreSchool

We wil continue with our program as established, with no expected changes this year.


Elementary Students, Grades K-6

We will continue with on-site, full day, instruction for these students.


DROP-OFF/ PICK-UP Procedures:

  • On rainy mornings, teachers will be at their exterior classroom entry doors to greet students, rather than on the playground blacktop lined up.


Secondary Students, Grades 7-12

We will continue to offer two days (Mon & Tue) a week of onsite instruction, along with the 3 days of remote instruction, for these students. Students will remain in their scheduled 2 hour block and these will continue as consistent cohorts for the in-person instruction days moving forward. We are not increasing cohort size, rather remaining with approximately10 students per grade level cohort.


DROP-OFF/ PICK-UP Procedures:

  • For arrival, students enter the gate near the gym. Students will proceed directly to their first class upon arrival.

  • Please be prompt for arrival, as the gate will close by 8:30 or 12:30. Additionally, please be prompt for pick up at dismissal (10:30 or 2:30), as we are limited in the amount of time students are allowed to be on campus.

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Online Book Fair

You are invited to shop our Online Book Fair and support our school! The Fair runs from November 16 - 29. Our Fair will feature a Virtual Fair walk-through so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience: Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and much more! All purchases will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!). Free shipping for book-only orders over $25. Orders will be delivered by Chritismas! Check out the fun here: bit.ly/ElemSizzleReel.

Elementary Book Fair Drawing Winners

Congratulations to this week's book drawing winners! Mrs. Davis will get in touch with you for your selection. WINNERS: K- Cole W., 1- Bryce G., 2- Aliah D., 3- Natalie M., 4- Ellie C., 5- Jakob G., 6- Isaiah R.

Yearbook Pics Needed

We want your photos! We want to capture the memories of this one-of-a-kind school year but we need your photos in order to do that! If you haven't already, please download the Yearbook Snap app (search "yearbook snap app" in your app store on your phone). When you first use the app, search for North Clackamas Christian and enter our school code: GoSaints! (Don’t forget to capitalize the G and S and use an exclamation point!). After that, you will be ready to upload photos! Just click the big orange arrow, choose the category your photos fall into, choose the photos you want to share, and click send! (The first time it will ask you for your name and email, after that you will not need to enter this info again.)


Don't worry about sending too many photos or trying to decide which photos we would prefer, just send them all our way. We are able to sort through the ones we want and only upload those photos we want to use--so there's no pressure. We very much appreciate you doing this and can't wait to make an awesome yearbook for you this year! -NCCS Yearbook Staff

CHAPEL YOUTUBE CHANNEL LINK

Join us for live worship each Friday at 10 am. We are now using our YouTube channel, "North Clackamas Christian School", for livestream and for recordings of previous chapels. Recording are found on the "Playlist" tab.

Join Our Fundraising Committee!

This group is open to ALL PARENTS and is coming together to meet soon. There are various positions within this committee that require a range of commitment, so all are welcome! If you are interested please contact, Emily Clark, Business Manager Emily_clark@ncchristianschool.com

Immunization Reminder

It's that time of year where we are checking our records for student immunizations in order to complete the required annual school immunization report to the state. If you have taken your child to get updated shots, those need to be recorded on your student's records. Please stop by the office to provide us with the date and type of immunization your child has received. In January, we must submit the report and students not up to date (or not exempt), will be on the school "exclusion" list from the state.

If you want to complete the nonmedical exemption for immunization, please visit the OHA website for info. With all the demands on healthcare providers and possible limited appointment available these days, please do not put this off if your child needs updates.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 16-29 Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

Nov. 23-27 Thanksgiving Holiday Break, No School

Dec. 1 Virtual Open House Released (see school website)

Dec. 15 Picture Retake Day

Dec. 18-Jan. 3 Christmas Break

NCCS Expectations for Appearance

When students are participating in school activities, remote learning (during class time) or in person on campus, the expectations for appearance must be followed. Please review this document with your child in support of these expectations.

School Closing + Emergency Announcements

Please review this document and make sure that your information is up to date in RenWeb. In the case of an emergency and for general communication, current parent contact information is vital.

North Clackamas Christian School

Please reach out to us should you 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)

Office Front Desk: Beth Woody (Ext. 601)