How do I know what books to order?
Step 1: Check what books, fees, and tests are required for your child on the online bookstore. If your child is in grades Kindergarten to 7th, simply look up your child’s books according to his grade level.
Families with children in grades 8 to 12 can also look up books by grade level, but individual student schedules will be needed to determine which books will be required within that grade level. Schedules are being sent out in July, if you do not receive your schedule by the end of July, please contact the office.
Again, if your student is in grades 8 through 12, do not order books until you receive your student schedule from our office.
Step 2: Order the books from our online bookstore or purchase used books from other families who have posted books they have available on the Book Swap site. If purchasing books from any source other than our online bookstore, be sure to order the correct edition by comparing the ISBN number with the ISBN numbers found on online bookstore. Families who purchase books from each other will still need to visit the online bookstore to purchase remaining items that will not be available from other parents, such as test/materials fees, class fees, and consumable books. Consumable books (books that are written in) must be purchased new each year.
Families may also post books they would like to sell on the Book Swap site, the Book Swap board in the office, or sell books back directly to Classbook.com.
Remember, parents that do not purchase books through our online bookstore are responsible for purchasing the correct book. Please pay close attention to the books edition number. Parents that purchase the wrong books will be responsible for purchasing the correct book's.
A number of books have revised edition numbers for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents who wish to obtain books outside of Classbook will need to be sure they have the current edition being used (as listed in Classbook) and that all fees are paid through Classbook. Also, used or partially used workbooks may not be used by students. If you are purchasing books outside of Classbook.com, you must still use your student schedule to view and pay the other fees that are required via Classbook.com.
If your child is taking an AP course this year, books will be purchased outside of Classbook.com for these books. Further information will be sent out shortly with your child’s schedule.
What if I cannot afford to purchase all of the books?
Families that need assistance purchasing textbooks may choose to download and complete our Book Payment Plan Form. For a nominal fee, OCCS will purchase the books for you and finance their cost. Please review the Book Payment Plan Form for more details. Please download, complete and submit the form to Mr. Phillips at (714) 503-0784.
Book Order Deadline!
Remember, order your books as early as possible to avoid publisher delays and backorders! Students must have all books purchased within 3 days of the start of school.
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