Regular attendance is a "must" to successful schoolwork. Absence causes hardship on everyone involved.


    The school must be contacted before 10:00 am by the parent/guardian on the day that a student is going to be absent.

    2. Any student that has excessive absences, which is two (2) unexcused absences in two (2) weeks period, may be subject to a suspension.

    *NOTE: The only legal reasons for school absences in California are:
    1. Verified illness of the student (With a note from the Doctor preferred);
    2. Bereavement;
    3. Verified medical, dental or optometrist appointments.


    1. OAc strives to instill Godly character into the lives of each of our students. One way of instilling character into their lives is by teaching them to be on time, which will be a definite character they will need as they mature into adults. It is important that students arrive on time for school. A tardy student not only disrupts the class when arriving late, he/she also misses settling-in time when the teacher collects work, sets the tone for the day, and gives directions for activities.

    2. A student is tardy when he/she is not in his/her seat when the first program of the day begins.

    3. In order to avoid unexcused tardies, a written excuses note must be given to the learning center chat room. Excused tardies will be granted when unforeseen and uncontrollable situations occur which prevent the student from coming to school on time. If the student simply wakes up late, it will be counted as "unexcused tardy" even if parents report to the school. Parent’s mistake such as misreading the time or failing to wake up their children will be counted as “unexcused tardy.” Please do your best to assist our students to come to school on time. The Principal has final authority to decide if the excuses can be counted as excused tardies.

    4. Tardies will be cumulative for each quarter.

    5. Once a student reaches three (3) unexcused tardies in one quarter a note will be sent home to the parents.

    6. When a student reaches seven (7) unexcused tardies in one quarter, he/she will not be allowed to attend the next field trip at the discretion of the administration.

    7. When a student reaches eight (8) or more unexcused tardies in one quarter, he/she will not be allowed to participate the next fun activities at the discretion of the administration.

    8. Excessive tardies (twelve (12) unexcused tardies in one quarter) are subject to a suspension.

    9. If a student continues to have unexcused tardies, parent/guardian and student will be called in for a conference with the Principal.

    10. Parents are encouraged to schedule appointments (doctor, dentist, etc.) before or after school hours whenever possible.

Learning Resources

  • Librivox- Free public domain audiobooks
  • Internet Archive- Library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
  • Gateway to the Classics - Online collections of classic literature for children and the young at heart
  • Project Gutenberg - Free downloadable e-books
  • AmblesideOnline - A free homeschool curriculum that uses Charlotte Mason's classically-based principles to prepare children for a life of rich relationships with everything around them: God, humanity, and the natural world.
  • Circe Institute - Cultivating Wisdom & Virtue
  • Bill St. Cyr's Blog
  • A Delectable Education Podcast
  • Charlotte Mason Poetry
  • Epic!- A Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under
  • VOOKS - A Library of animated children’s storybooks
  • Khan Academy - A personalized learning resource for all ages
  • Dreambox - An Adaptive, online K-8 math program
  • Starfall - A public service to teach children to read
  • Charlotte Mason's Six Volume Series
  • For the Children’s Sake - Foundations of Education for Home and School by Susan Schaeffer MacAulay
  • When Children Love to Learn - A Practical Application of Charlotte
    Mason’s Philosophy for Today edited by Elaine Cooper
  • Know and Tell - The Art of Narration by Karen Glass
  • Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition by Karen Glass
  • The Living Page - Keeping Notebooks with Charlotte Mason by Laurie Bestvater
  • Mindset - The New Psychology of Success, updated edition by Carol S. Dweck

Disaster and Emergency Resources & Info

Disaster and Emergency Resources

- Resources for local educational agencies (LEAs) related to emergency preparedness/mitigation, response and recovery associated with natural disasters and emergency situations.

Preparedness Ambassadors Program

- Designed to engage 4th grade students to develop and promote disaster preparedness guidelines for their homes, schools, and local communities.

Coronavirus Response and School Reopening Guidance

- Information and resources regarding CDE's COVID-19 response efforts, including the guidance document for safely reopening schools for the 20-21 school year.

Reopning Plan

COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist