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CCS Family,

As we approach Thanksgiving, we are yet again reminded of God’s goodness, including the continued opportunity to provide in-person classes for our students. As a school, we remain committed to following our current precautions and guidelines, including the addition of more HVAC integrated ionization units throughout the campus so we can continue to safely provide on-campus classes throughout these unprecedented times.

Thank you for the additional measures and steps you take as a family, both inside and outside of our school, each day and over the Thanksgiving Break. It remains a privilege to partner with in Christian education!

CCS Administration

Sibling and Staff Children Applications

We are now taking sibling applications and staff children applications for the 20-21 school year. Please make sure to turn them in by Tuesday, December 1, 2020. We have a record number of applications already submitted and want to be sure we reserve spots for children of staff and siblings of our current students.

Reminder for Students in Quarantine

As a reminder, students and families in quarantine are asked to stay at home and not attend any CCS functions including athletics, concerts, student gatherings, or visits to the campus, including the Campus Store. It is because of your continued support and adherence to our protocol that our students can remain in class on campus.

Winter Sports Guidelines for Fans

God has blessed us this fall season with relatively minimal impacts to our school community and athletic teams. It has been exciting to welcome back our students, coaches, staff, families, officials, and other patrons to the CCS campus to enjoy athletic competition again.

Please refer to the CCS Winter Sports Guidelines, with more information on how we can together, continue to create a safe athletic environment for our CCS students, staff, families, and guests. We are grateful for your continued commitment to our CCS reuKNIGHT plan and Covid Protocol.

Grandparents and Grand Friends Update

Thank you for allowing us to celebrate your student’s grandparents and grand friends this season! Letters and notes will be mailed to grandparents prior to Thanksgiving. If your student wrote letters in addition to the addresses provided or an address was unavailable, your child will bring their letters home so that they can deliver them personally!

New Campus Wide Text Alert System Update

Be sure to check your inbox and junk mail next week for your invitation to the new CCS communication system, Edlio Engage, a product of Living Tree! This new system will allow you to receive voice and text alerts in the event of an emergency or inclement weather. Additionally, teachers and coaches will soon have the ability to communicate seamlessly through the same application.

You will receive an email from Edlio Engage/Living Tree the week of Thanksgiving with quick tips on how to download the app and set up your account. While this system is optional, in order to receive school wide texts, you will need to download the app or sign up using the online link included in the email.

Campus Store

New design long sleeve Dri-Fit T-shirt, check it out along with our other Spirit Wear T-Shirts! You’ll also want to make sure to see our Three New Sweatshirt Designs. Grab yours today for a great Christmas gift or for everyday wear! In addition to new sweatshirts, we have our very own KNIGHTS Football. Back in stock are our KNIGHTS water bottles and New Styles of Drinkware. Everyday is a great day to be a Knight!

Store hours remain Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30-9:30 am and Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-4:00 pm. Follow the campus store flag for entry into the commons. All other doors will be locked in accordance with back-to-school protocol.

If you placed an online order, we can deliver. Please email campusstore@crossingsschool.org with your students name, grade, and teacher if applicable.

Keystone Lunch Account Refunds

If you feel that you have a refund that is owed from 2019-2020 prepaid lunches with Keystone Food Services, please contact Victoria Gandy for processing of your refund. Email Victoria at victoriag@keystonefoodservice.com with your name and mailing address and she will follow up with your refund.

Order Your 2020-2021 Yearbook Today

It’s time to order your CCS yearbook. Orders can be placed online at www.jostens.com.

See What’s Happening at CCS

Students are learning and growing academically, socially, and spiritually every day at CCS! Check out our social media feeds for a sneak peak inside CCS! Don’t have a social media account? No problem! You can still view photos @crossingsschool.

CCS Onsite Nurse & Telemed

As a reminder, the CCS Nurse is onsite each day starting at 7:30 am. Services include to provide first aid and provide a standard of care for students and staff in case of injury or illness. Additional onsite services offered include on-site rapid testing for COVID-19, Flu, and Strep. For more information regarding these services or to download your insurance forms, click here.

Birthday Wishes Marquee

Want to make your CCS student feel like a celebrity on their birthday? We realize how hard it is for parents to miss out on birthday blessings for the time being, but you can still make your birthday girl or boy feel extra special by putting their name in lights on the birthday marquee! Simply click HERE, print and fill out the form, attach cash or check (payable to CCS PTF), and send to school in your child’s folder. We ask that you give at least two weeks advance notice to ensure your spot!

PS/Lower School

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We want to begin by thanking all of our parents for helping keep our school healthy and our kids in the classroom. It definitely takes diligence, cooperation, and teamwork to continue moving ahead. COVID numbers in our state and community are rising as we head into flu/cold/allergy season. We ask that if your child is sneezing or coughing (due to allergies ONLY), that you please send them to school with a mask. If your child’s coughing and sneezing continues, we may ask that you pick up your child from school. This way we will be on the “safe side,” as it is difficult to tell between allergy, cold, and COVID symptoms. Regardless, wearing a mask during this season is always a good option should you choose.

If your child is exposed to someone with COVID, tests positive for COVID, or has any COVID symptoms, please keep your child home; we will make arrangements for their school work.

Mrs. Symes and Mrs. Hughes

This year, PS-4th grades are partnering with Citizens Caring for Children. They are committed to providing hope, changing lives and creating healthy futures for children in foster care ranging in age from newborn babies to 17 year olds. Citizens Caring for Children meets the needs of more than 1,600 Oklahoma children in foster care each year. Please click here to see the variety of items being collected. Flyers are being sent home this week in your child’s backpack detailing the PS/LS Service Project. Please return items by Thursday, December 3.

The CCS PTF is thrilled to be bringing back the Candy Cane Christmas Shoppe this year! During the second week of December, your little ones will be able to (safely) shop for and purchase the perfect gift for their loved ones. Be on the lookout for more information and money envelopes being sent home in folders after Thanksgiving Break.

We are all looking forward to our music programs! However, we will have to wait a few weeks to experience the joy of watching and listening to your 1st-4th grade children sing praises to the Lord. Due to the increase in the number of students and teachers needing to quarantine, it will be necessary to record the music programs when we return from Thanksgiving break. A link to watch the programs will be sent to you in early December. We are working hard to keep your precious children in school and safe. Thank you so much for everything you do at home to help in this effort. We are so grateful for all of you!

If you are a remote student in need of library books, please email Mrs. McKee. She can send any books or library resources you need with your classroom work.

Middle School

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In order for your student to receive excused absences for COVID/COVID exposure, you must contact the respective building principal and receive approval. Once approval is granted, the building principal will notify the teachers. Please contact the building principal if you have any questions/concerns.

Middle school students in all grades are invited to donate and participate in Christmas Wishes Week! Please bring a donation of $15 to wear theme clothes. All donations will be given to Faith Works of the Inner City to purchase seven to ten refrigerators for families in need. Any extra donations are greatly appreciated. If you do not wish to donate, you may wear spirit wear. For questions, please contact Mrs. Clark, mclark@crossingsschool.org or any student council officer. The student council officers will collect the money before school on Monday, December 7.
Monday, Dec. 7
Dashing Through the Snow – Wear sports jerseys with jeans or athletic shorts/pants.
Tuesday, Dec. 8
Tacky Christmas Sweater – Wear your tackiest Christmas sweater.
Wednesday, Dec. 9
Long Winter’s Nap – Wear pajama bottoms and a CCS shirt.
Thursday, Dec. 10
Winter Wonderland – Wear your favorite winter attire.
Friday, Dec. 11
Christmas Spirit Day –  Wear Christmas colors.

All students who have read and logged at least 20 books (or 2,000 pages) for the 40 Book Challenge will receive a treat at lunch on Tuesday, December 15. You MUST have turned in a hard copy of your log to Mrs. Schenk or logged your books online via the form by Friday, December 11, or you will not get the treat. See Mrs. Schenk in the library if you have questions!

Upper School

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Upper School Student Council is hosting the annual Christmas Kisses Week. Kisses Week will be November 30 – December 4. Students can dress up to the theme of the day if the specific items are dropped off to the Christmas Tree each morning. Detailed information is available here.

In order for your student to receive excused absences for COVID/COVID exposure, you must contact the respective building principal and receive approval. Once approval is granted, the building principal will notify the teachers. Please contact the building principal if you have any questions/concerns.

The US Fall Ball has changed to the Snow Ball! Student Council is excited to host the Snow Ball on Saturday, January 30 from 8:00-11:00 pm in the Commons. The dance will be for Crossings Christian School students only and masks will be required for the dance.

Please see the Upper School final exam schedule and policies.

Want to know what to get your upper school student this Christmas? Check out this list of ten gifts recommended by Keri Shields, Director of College & Academic Counseling!

US Small Groups will be building sculptures out of canned goods on December 2. The canned goods will be donated to the Britvil Community Food Pantry. Please start gathering canned goods to be sent with your student for the sculpture contest/donation.

These virtual college fairs are free, informative and designed with students in mind. This slate of events will run from November 9–February 18. In addition to the college booths, there will be a series of 13 webinars addressing overarching topics such as paying for college, helping student-athletes get recruited and essay writing advice from The College Essay Guy. On February 1, we will have a panel of college students available to answer any question on what college life is “really like.”
https://myblueprintstory.com/virtual-christian-college-fairs

From individual subject tutoring to AP/ACT/PSAT/SAT test prep, attached is the latest Tutor & Test Prep Resources list from Mrs. Shields, Director of College & Academic Counseling.

This is the perfect time to revisit the CCS Way College Planning Guide! Take a few minutes to review the guide that provides an understanding of upper school at CCS as well as a roadmap to preparing for college.

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