OC Email List FAQ

The following are some answers to commonly asked questions.  If you have any suggestions or other list-related questions, let us know.

Q. How do I subscribe to a list?

A. Currently list subscriptions for all class and committee lists are handled manually.   Announcements are made to the OC News list when these email lists have been updated, usually over the summer.  If you have not been added to a list and wish to be, you may fill out this form.  You should not need to submit a request to be added to your class or committee list.

Q. How do I remove myself from a list?

A. You may unsubscribe from a list by going to http://groups.google.com/a/ocslc.org, click on My Groups, click on the name of the list you want to unsubscribe from, click My Membership, and then Leave Group.

If you do not have, or do not want to create a Google account (required to log into Google Groups to manage your own subscription), you may submit a request via the list change request form.

Q. What lists should I be subscribed to?

A. At minimum, at least one member of your family should be subscribed to OC News (for announcements and school-wide updates), your class list, and your committee list.  Any other list (for example, OC Support) is optional.

Q. I’m not getting email from my committee / I’m not signed up for a committee. What do I need to do?

A. If you are not signed up for a committee or aren’t sure what committee you are signed up for, please contact the Committee Coordination team at coordination@ocslc.org. If you believe you are (or should be) signed up for a committee, check with Committee Coordination first, to make sure you are on the list, then submit a request via the list change request form to be added to the list once it’s confirmed.

Q.  Do I need to request to be added back to OC News/OC Support/Upper Grades at the beginning of the school year?

A.  No.  These lists (with the exception of OC Support, which didn’t exist) used to be flushed and rebuilt each school year with the other lists.  However, now that the lists are managed by Google Groups and you can unsubscribe yourself, you do not need to request to be re-added to any of these lists if you were subscribed previously.

Q. How do I change which email address is subscribed to a list?

A.  Submit a list change request.  Be sure to also send an email to registrar@ocslc.org with your updated email address to be sure that the correct email address is on file.  The email address that is on file at the registrar’s office is what will be added each year to your class and committee lists, so having your most current address on file will save you from future change requests.

Q. I want to subscribe/unsubscribe from the OC Community Google Group. How do I do that?

A. The process is similar, though those lists are not managed by the Open Classroom Web Committee. You will need to request an invitation to be added to that list.

Q. I need to post an all-school announcement to OC News. How do I do that?

A. After the start of the school year, you may send your announcement to OCNewsPosts@ocslc.org. These then get reviewed by a member of the Web Committee to determine whether or not they are appropriate for OC News, and then posted within 24-48 hours. If you need to post something to OC News sooner, or if you believe you should have rights to post to OC News on a regular basis, contact the Web Committee.