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Dear Student & Parent/Guardians,

It is hard to believe it is November! Please take a moment to read the below information for upcoming events and recent news. With Sophomore Visit Days approaching and the Thanksgiving holiday ahead, there are a lot of dates to get on the calendar. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 740-548-0708.

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Upcoming Events
November 16, 19, 20

November 21-23
Thanksgiving Break

November 29
Parent Teacher Conferences

December 3-14
End of Course Exams

December 6
DACC Open House

December 20-21
Midterm Exams

December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019
Winter Break

December End of Course and Semester Exams
General EOC Information :
  • This testing encompasses end-of-course retakes with the exception to Government, therefore not all of our full day academic students are affected.  
  • All testing will occur at 8:05 AM, therefore some students will be missing lab in order to fulfill this Ohio Department of Education Pathway to a diploma.
  • Those students affected will be made aware of their testing well in advance by their DACC School Counselor. If you have questions, please reach out to your designated school counselor.
  • DACC has been providing EOC remediation for retakes since September to prepare students for success.  
SOUTH CAMPUS EOC SCHEDULE :
Monday, 12/3
Tuesday, 12/4
Wednesday, 12/5
Thursday, 12/6
Friday, 12/7
No Testing
English Language Arts I
English Language  Arts II
Biology/American History
Make-up testing for the week
 
Monday, 12/10
Tuesday, 12/11
Wednesday, 12/12
Thursday, 12/13
Friday, 12/14
American History/Government/Math
Math- all areas
Math- all areas
Make-up
Make-up
 
NORTH CAMPUS EOC SCHEDULE:
Monday, 12/3
Tuesday, 12/4
Wednesday, 12/5
Thursday, 12/6
Friday, 12/7
No Testing
English Language Arts I
English Language   Arts II
Biology/American History
Make-up
 
Monday, 12/10
Tuesday, 12/11
Wednesday, 12/12
Thursday, 12/13
Friday, 12/14
Math-all areas
Math-all areas
Math- all areas
Government/American History
Make-up

D ACC Semester Exam Schedule 2018
General Exam Information :
  • Review day for semester exams will be December 18th and 19th
  • Students will report to exams as listed on the schedule below.
  • Students are required to stay the full length of school during the designated exam days. There will be no notes accepted to be dismissed early from exams.
  • All career technical programs will be given their scheduled exams during regularly scheduled lab times on December 20th and 21st. The exam days will be broken up to include a written portion and a practicum.
  • Make-up exams must be scheduled with each instructor for Friday, January 4, 2019 or at the discretion of the instructor.
 
NORTH AND SOUTH LAB EXAM SCHEDULE :
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
 
NORTH ACADEMIC EXAM SCHEDULE:
Thursday, December 20, 2018- Math and Science
Friday, December 21, 2018- English and Social Studies
 
SOUTH ACADEMIC EXAM SCHEDULE:
Thursday, December 20, 2018- English and Social Studies
Friday, December 21, 2018- Math and Science
November Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent teacher conferences will be held on November 29th. We welcome all parents to meet with their child's teacher. Equine Science conferences will be held at North Campus and Zoo School conferences will be held at South Campus.
Please sign up for a conference using the links below:
Important Information About Acute Flaccid Myelitis
This message is being sent to inform and encourage you to be aware of the symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) and to provide you with information. As many of you are already aware, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating several reports of AFM in multiple states, including Ohio. This investigation has generated local and national news media attention, and we realize this has resulted in concerns and questions from understandably worried parents.

AFM is a rare neurological condition that affects less than 1 in a million people in the U.S. each year. AFM affects the spinal cord and is characterized clinically by a sudden onset of asymmetric limb weakness. Cranial nerve paresis, dysphagia and dysarthria may also occur as well. A majority of cases were preceded by fever and/or upper respiratory symptoms; other cases have reported vomiting and diarrhea. These symptoms tended to precede weakness by 5 days. The etiology of AFM is unknown but causes such as viruses, environmental toxins, and genetic disorders have been suggested.

Although the cause of AFM is not clear, CDC is sharing the following health messages for parents: "parents can help protect their children from serious diseases by following prevention steps like washing their hands, staying up to date on recommended immunizations and using insect repellent."
Parents should be encouraged to seek medical care right away if they observe any of the following symptoms in their child:
  • Difficulty moving the eyes or drooping eyelids Facial droop or weakness
  • Difficulty with swallowing or slurred speech 
  • Sudden arm or leg weakness
Additional information is available on the CDC Acute Flaccid Myelitis web page: https://www.cdc.gov/acute-flaccid-myelitis/index.html
DACC Community Job Board
DACC has recently launched an online Community Job Board that can be utilized by local employers to post full time, part-time, freelance, and internship positions. These postings are a great a resource for current DACC students, alumni, and community members who are seeking employment. Check out who is hiring in our area!
National FFA Food Science Results
Congratulations to our Food Science & Technology CDE Team for placing FIRST in the national event!!! They competed against 36 state champion teams and  earned top honors! Individually, Lex M. placed 1st, Alex P. placed 2nd, Ben K. earned a gold rating, and Faye D. earned a silver rating. Read more about the event on our web site. 
National FFA Proficiency Winner
During the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo held in Indianapolis, Buckeye Valley-DACC FFA member Sarah Lehner was announced as the winner of her National Proficiency Award area! A very small portion (0.007%) of the roughly 670,000 FFA members across the country reach this level of recognition annually. Sarah's road to this honor began with her involvement with the Buckeye Valley Land Lab, where she began raising soybeans after her freshman year. Since then, she has spent countless hours learning about and keeping records on soil health, plant genetics, nutrition, pest management, machinery operation, and marketing. This learning process and associated records were evaluated at a local, state, and national level through a written application, as well as in person interviews with industry experts. Last week, Sarah found herself competing against three other finalists from Alabama, Minnesota, and Oklahoma before finally being announced a national winner in front of 20,000 of her peers.
Theme of the Month
Each month, DACC staff and students will be celebrating a positive theme in an effort to inspire a positive and collaborative environment.

October's theme is Strong Communication.

Monthly Themes for the 2018-19 School Year
o Positive Attitude - Sept
o Team Player - Oct
o Strong Communication - Nov
o Work Ethic - Jan
o Consistent Performance - Feb
o Continuous Learner - March
o Support Others - April
*Note: No theme for the month of December
Online Resources
Below are resources on the DACC web site that may be helpful to you. If you have questions that these resources do not answer, please don't hesitate to contact us at 740-548-0708.

Upcoming Events  (not listed in official district calendar)
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