Updated December 9, 2020
While a waiver to resume in-class instruction for our K-6th grade students was approved by the State of California Health Department in September, Ontario Christian's 7th through 12th-grade students continue to benefit from a remote learning and campus-based small-group cohort structure. These optional cohorts provide an opportunity for our middle and high school students to learn on campus, as detailed in the links below, and offer options for review and supplemental learning as well as interventional instruction sessions.
Our leadership team continues to closely monitor the new Tier system for full school openings.
A Few Important Notes:
- Specific schedules for 7th through 12th grades are provided in links below and include options for student access to campus. Middle school and high school campuses offer individual or small group time for instruction, counseling, check-in, and some athletic activities. An Ontario Christian education will continue to provide strong personal relationships with our faculty and community-building experiences as much as possible.
- OC continues to seek and follow legal advice from school law experts.
Fully open for in-person learning beginning on Tuesday, August 18. These programs fall under our Early Childhood Licensing which currently allows them to meet with health and safety measures in place.
K-6th grades will begin on-campus learning on Monday, September 14th. Remote learning options will also remain available for students who require them.
Beginning Monday, October 26, we will utilize a small-group cohort structure for our 7th and 8th grade students. These cohorts will have an opportunity to be on campus for core classes twice a week for the mornings (class hours will run from 8:10-12:15). Remote learning options will also remain available for students who require them.
Remote learning continues. Classes include live-streamed/synchronous instruction utilizing a block schedule. Beginning Monday, October 26, 9th through 12th-grade students will have an opportunity to receive optional academic help in a social, face to face setting once a week through our updated cohort scheduling. These cohorts will have an opportunity to be on campus once a week from 1:30-3:00 PM. Masks, distancing, and cohort regulations will all be enforced, and sign up is required, according to grade level. Students will also be able to access some in-person music and/or art instruction. Counseling will continue to be available for students via Zoom or on campus as needed.
Students in our Learning Center program will continue to receive services and support as outlined in their plans. Teachers will schedule in-person check-ins with their students.
High School Athletics:
Our Athletics department communicates directly with families to provide regular updates as new information becomes available for our programs. Visit Our Athletics Website Here
High School Training Sessions
Male and Female Athletes 3:15– 4:15 PM
KNIGHTS TRAINING CHECKLIST
- Come dressed in your training gear so that you arrive ready to train
- Bring your own water bottle (32 oz. minimum)
- Bring your PPE (face covering) and be ready to wear it while on campus and during training *Face coverings will be removed during heavy exertion and when breathing is at all difficult
- Pack any personal sanitizing supplies, like hand sanitizer
- Conduct a daily temperature and symptom check. If you have a temperature higher than 100.3 or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 do not go to training
- Sanitize your hands prior to departing for training Check in at the gate next to the HS office when arriving on campus (arrive 15 minutes early)
- Maintain social distance of 6 feet
Middle School Athletics:
Middle school students are invited to participate in our Fall ID camps. These camps are not mandatory, but we would love to have your child attend if he/she is interested in participating in a sport at Ontario Christian this year. Learn More Here.
In Case You Missed It
The Update Center has been created in order to provide Ontario Christian families with the most current information relating to remote education and our efforts to return to on-campus learning for all students. Please ensure that you are checking your email frequently for messages from your student's principal as well as our Superintendent.
For your reference, an archive of Superintendent Jenn Thompson's communications are linked below.
Friday, July 24:
Monday, July 13:
Tuesday, June 2:
Monday, April 20:
Friday, April 3:
Friday, March 20:
Tuesday, March 17:
Saturday, March 14:
Friday, March 13:
Thursday, March 12:
Frequently Asked Questions
The Ontario Christian Family Reunion Plan provides detailed guidelines that families and students can expect once we are permitted to return to on-campus learning.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will face coverings be required?
When we are on campus we are required to comply with the California Department of Public Health and the Governor’s guidance for schools that was released on July 17, 2020. The guidance requires students and employees to wear cloth face coverings. We realize this may be difficult for some students and we will work with them in an empathic and supportive way. Students who are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons will be asked to submit a medical exemption from a licensed physician.
The requirements are as follows:
- Under 2 years of age – Not required to wear a face covering
- 2 years to 2nd grade – Strongly encouraged to wear a face covering if it can be worn properly, face shields are acceptable
- 3rd grade to Adult – Required (face shields are acceptable for teachers in certain circumstances)
Please refer to our COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposure Protocols for further information.
Will more frequent cleaning occur during the day?
- Absolutely! We have arranged for additional staff members to clean and disinfect high touch areas on our campuses multiple times throughout the day.
- We will be using products that are approved cleaning supplies and disinfectants safe for use in schools.
What if I prefer a remote learning environment for my child once classes resume on campus?
- We will provide remote learning solutions ensuring every K-12 student has access to the instruction that is happening in the live, face-to-face setting.
What will drop off and pick for my child look like?
- Campuses will provide details for drop off and pick up. Please review our K-8 and High School update pages for more information.
- This will be determined based on requirements for distancing.
Are there any new tuition options?
- Tuition options remain the same for full-time students.
- Under the Educational Options program, there are the same alternative options for our full-time student program. These can be found here on the OC website.
What will recess look like?
- Students will likely be grouped by cohort to reduce the number of others they interact with and will have limitations on which areas they can use.
- Recess times will be staggered to limit the number of students on the equipment.
What about athletics?
- CIF released revised calendars for the 2020-2021 athletics seasons. Ontario Christian High School is currently exploring options for resuming practices in concordance with local health and safety guidelines. Coaches are currently working on return to practice schedules for the week of August 24th and will communicate directly with families to provide updates. Please visit our athletics website for more information.
How can parents help?
- Continue practicing suggested hygiene procedures at home.
- Monitor and report your child’s health in partnership with OC.
- Do not send your child to school if they are feeling unwell.
Additional Resources for Families
- COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposure Protocols
- How to Cope with Anxiety about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Talking to Children about COVID-19 (NASP Parent Handout)
- Parent Cheat Sheet: Dealing with Fears, Youth Edition