On this page, you will find helpful information and useful links to assist you in your transition and help you prepare for the upcoming school year. We hope you find this information useful, and we look forward to seeing you around campus!
First Day of School for 2023-24
Monday, August 21, 2023
NEW PARENT ORIENTATION
Monday, August 14, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
JK - 12th Grade Parents
Please join us for a New Parent Orientation. Our Superintendent, Susan Brock looks forward to meeting all of our new parents and welcoming them to the Oakland Christian family. You'll also have the opportunity to hear from our principals and attend a technology session to help you navigate the school year.
NEW SECONDARY (6TH-12TH) STUDENT WELCOME
Tuesday, August 15, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
6th - 12th Grade Students
All new 6th - 12th grade students are invited to a student activity hosted by our incredible team of student ambassadors. It's an opportunity for our new students to get to know their fellow students and prepare for an unforgettable year ahead. There will be various interactive activities, games, and icebreakers designed to put students at ease foster new friendships. Our student ambassadors will be there to guide our new students through the event, ensuring a welcoming atmosphere for everyone.
MEET THE TEACHER/BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENT FOR SECONDARY
Thursday, August 17, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
6th - 12th Grade Students & Parents
As we prepare for our first day of school on August 21, we invite all of our 6th - 12th-grade students and parents to come on Thursday, August 17 to meet your teachers, check out your classrooms, and find your lockers! This is an open house format and you may come anytime between 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
Thursday, August 17, 5:30 pm - 6th Grade Students & Parents
All new and returning 6th-grade students and parents are invited to join us in the main gym for an orientation for our 6th-grade students.
MEET THE TEACHER/BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENT FOR ELEMENTARY
Friday, August 18, 3:30 - 6:00 pm
JK - 5th Grade Students & Parents
(JK and Kindergarten Parent Meeting - 4:30 pm)
As we prepare for our first day of school on August 21, we invite all of our elementary students to stop by on Friday, August 18th to meet your teachers, check out your classrooms, and find your lockers!
Elementary students can visit teachers and classrooms between 3:30 - 6:00 pm. For Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten students, there is a meeting for all Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten parents at 4:30 pm.
CAMPUS LIFE PAGE
Check out the Campus Life section of our website to find News & Events, Documents & Forms, Lunch Menus, and more!
All uniforms must be purchased through Dennis Uniform. They have a store located at:
Address: 1532 N Opdyke Rd #450, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, Phone: (248) 340-8890
You may also shop online at Dennis Uniform for OCS
Used Uniforms are also bought and sold on a parent-run Used-Uniform Facebook Page.
SCHOOL LUNCH INFORMATION
Students may bring their own lunch or purchase lunch at school. Elementary students order lunch each morning in their classroom. Secondary students order lunch each day in Schoology.
GET CONNECTED WITH A MENTOR FAMILY
We would love for you to feel connected and have an experienced OCS family come alongside you to help you navigate your first year at our school. If you would like to be connected with a Mentor Family, please complete and submit THIS FORM and you will hear from someone before the start of the school year.
Elementary Students - Most school supplies are provided. Your child's teacher will provide you with a short list of required items. The list will include things like a backpack, water bottle, extra pair of tennis shoes for gym class, art shirt, and a set of child's headphones.
Secondary Students - (6th - 12th grade) - We don't publish a specific school supply list for our secondary students. We've found that this saves parents money and reduces the stress that can accompany school supply shopping! Your student may get a few items that they like to stay organized - folders, notebooks, etc. If there is anything that a particular teacher requires, it will be in the syllabus provided on the first day of school.
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE
The Alpha and Omega Center is available for students in JK - 8th grade. More information about the program, as well as a link to the child information record form, can be found HERE.
FAMILY SERVICE HOURS
Since parental involvement and support of Oakland Christian is a very important aspect of our school. Each family at OCS is required to participate in the Family Service Hour Program. Families in JK – 12th grade must complete 20 family service hours per school year. For each school year, the service hour program begins on May 1 and ends on April 30. A $20 fee will be charged for every hour not completed. Learn more HERE.
PARENT/ADULT VOLUNTEER SCREENING
All adults (18+) must go through background checks before serving OCS students as a volunteer. Background checks are through the state of Michigan ICHAT and Central Registry systems. Forms are available on the school website and in the office. A three-week lead time is required to complete the clearance system. Background checks are valid for two years. Click HERE to access the forms.
Disclosure of medical conditions and allergies is a part of your student’s enrollment form. If a new condition or allergy arises, please inform our school nurse. Certain allergies and conditions require a Care Plan. These forms can be found HERE. All medication and proper medical forms must be kept available and on file at the school.
Dennis Hopkins, Athletic Director: email@example.com
Chelsea Mitchell, Assistant Athletic Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schoology Videos and Resources
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
OCS Family Connections (Private Facebook Group)
Get to know some of our current families by reading our Family Experience Stories.