News and Events

6th Annual Online Learning Day

OCCS participated in the 6th Annual Online Learning Day, November 18th-20th. Online Learning Day is a special occasion for e-school families to share …

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Ohio Launches Whole Child Framework

The Whole Child Framework provides a blueprint to meet the whole child needs, which are foundational to a child’s intellectual and social development …

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Updated Ohio Charter School Data from Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Thomas B. Fordham Institute recently released a report, The Impact of Ohio Charter Schools on Student Outcomes 2016-2019. Dr. Stéphane Lavertu of The …

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Fire Prevention Week 2020

Fire Prevention Week (October 4th-10th) serves as an opportunity to talk in the classroom and at home about fire safety. The National Fire Protection …

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) is a celebration of the culture and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Me…

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OCCS Sponsors Two More Schools

The Ohio Council of Community Schools is proud to sponsor two additional schools in 2020, Valor Academy of Ohio and Ohio Construction Academy (OCA). B…

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Mental Health Resources

As we work together to stay safe and healthy during the pandemic, it is important to recognize the threat that COVID-19 poses to the mental health of …

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Ohio Summer Food Service Program Locations (Updated)

All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through…

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OCCS Celebrates National Charter Schools Week 2020

National Charter Schools Week 2020 took place May 10-16. In keeping with this year’s theme, Above and Beyond, OCCS highlighted our schools’ exceptiona…

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Teacher Appreciation Week 2020

Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated each year during the first week of May. This year, teachers in Ohio embraced creativity and ingenuity when fac…

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All Ohio K-12 School Buildings Closed To Students through End of School Year

On April 20th, Gov. DeWine announced Ohio's coronavirus-related school-building closure order will extend through the end of the school year. This ord…

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Online Learning Day 2019

OCCS celebrated 5th Annual Online Learning Day at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus Ohio. The yearly event is hosted by the Ohio eSchool Families and Fr…

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