Weekly Update - Friday, October 27, 2023

Posted by Jessica Wells on 10/27/2023 4:30:00 PM

Hello, OCS Family! See all the latest news and updates from the district below.  

COLLEGE FAIR 

A family visits the college fair 

On Tuesday, October 24, our students and their families had the opportunity to connect and meet with representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities at a college fair at Sturgeon City.  

Events like this are important for our families and give them some of the support they need as they plan and prepare for postsecondary education.  

Thank you to all who made this opportunity possible for our students!  

PARENT ACADEMY: IEP ROAD TRIP 

IEP Road trip Information 

Join us on Thursday, November 9, at 6 p.m. in the Family Education and Professional Development building on the OCS Central Office campus for the next session in the Parent Academy series!  

At this session, families can learn all about the IEP process, special education terminology, and how to prepare for and participate in IEP meetings.  

Register for the session at https://bit.ly/IEPRoadTrip.  

PARENT INFORMATION SESSION 

Human Trafficking Parent Information Session 

Join us on November 2 at 6 p.m. in the Jacksonville High School auditorium for an information session about the dangers and realities of human trafficking, as well as how to protect your children from it, from True Justice International.

STEM SATURDAYS 

STEM Saturdays 

OCS is partnering with the Boy Scouts of America to bring the STEM Saturday series to our students! 

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to register for a series of FREE, fun, STEM-focused learning opportunities on Saturdays throughout this school year.  

Check out the schedule above and register at https://ecc.tentaroo.com/

NEWS FROM THE BOARD 

A summary and video of the Onslow County Board of Education meeting held on October 24 can be found here: News from the Board

DID YOU KNOW?  

Did you know that OCS students, parents, staff, and community members can use an anonymous reporting system?  

Say Something provides youth and adults a secure, anonymous reporting platform for concerns related to violence, suicide, bullying, self-harm and other forms of threatening behavior. Tips are received by trained personnel, who will notify the proper authorities, whether they be school administrators or law enforcement.   

You can find more information about Say Something here: Say Something Anonymous Reporting System

FOLLOW OCS ON SOCIAL MEDIA  

Keep up with even more OCS happenings on the following platforms:    
Facebook - @OCSNC    
Twitter - @OnslowSchools    
Instagram - onslowcountyschools