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Dear Student & Parent/Guardians,

We hope you all had a safe and enjoyable Labor Day. We are excited to see so many of our students jumping right into the school year and getting started on engaging projects. Don't forget to look at Facebook and Twitter accounts for behind-the-scenes footage of what your students are doing.

Please take a moment to read the below information for upcoming events and recent news. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 740-548-0708.

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Upcoming Events
September 16th
Fair Day - no high school classes

September 18th
Parent Teacher Conferences - please see sign up links below

September 23rd-27th
QPR Gatekeeper for Suicide Prevention

Meningitis Exclusion Dates
Twelfth Grade Students - Notice for all Seniors enrolled in OLSD whether DACC, CCP, OASIS or Electronic school.

Ohio law mandates that all students have two doses of meningococcal immunization prior to entering 12th grade, unless otherwise exempt. If the first dose was given on or after the student's 16th birthday, the second dose is not required for their senior year. Menactra, Menveo and MCV4 are vaccines that meet the requirement. Students who have not received these immunizations yet can visit Delaware General Health District or call 740-203- 2040, their physician's office, or any urgent care center. Records must be turned in to the school clinic by September 13, 2019. If records are not received by this date, your student will be excluded from school beginning September 27, 2019 until compliance is reached.
  • Please be aware first Meningococcal shot is given in 7th grade
  • Meningococcal booster due age 16 or older
  • To avoid school exclusion an exemption form or complete shot record is needed

Watch for Exclusion Dates from our other partner school districts in the next DACC newsletter.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Our first parent teacher conference for this school year will be Wednesday, September 18th from 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM.  We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to meet with instructors to discuss your child's progress in their career technical education program and academic classes if your child attends full day. Off-campus programming, please note that the DACC Zoo Program will conduct conferences at the Zoo. Wildlife Resource Management and Equine Science will hold their conferences at our main campus. 

Please sign up for a conference here.

DACC is using a new system to sign up for parent teacher conferences. For an example and how to navigate PTCFast.com, please visit their site.
DACC Student Driver Expectations
The safety of all students is one of DACC's highest priorities. As a student driver on our campus we care about you and want you to be safe. To help ensure the safety of all, DACC requires that all student drivers abide by the following parking and driving expectations. Please refer to Student Driver Procedures and Expectations here.
QPR Training
To better align with our home school districts, Delaware Area Career Center, in partnership with Helpline, is excited to be offering QPR Training on September 23rd-27th.  This program will take place for all students during their scheduled lab times for 60 minutes for only one day.  QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is an educational program designed to teach "gatekeepers" the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. The training is delivered in person by certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructors. This programming addresses depression and suicide risk, while also educating on how to recognize and where to go for help.  Students will be given a brief depression screening on the day of the program.  This screening assists in the referral process to connect at-risk students to the help they need. 
 
Just as CPR prepares you for stepping in to assist with a cardiac emergency, QPR will give you the skills and knowledge to help others or yourself if struggling with suicidal thoughts. The program is evidence based with over 20 years of practice and research.  If you do not wish to have your son or daughter participate, please fill out the form and return to David Gilliam, Student Services Supervisor.  Delaware Area Career Center will accommodate a supervised area for those students opting out of the program.
Honeywell Instant Alert System
Knowing how important it is for you to be kept informed, DACC uses the Honeywell Instant Alert System to contact families quickly and effectively. This system will be used when there is a need for quick communication to be delivered to parents or guardians by telephone, cell phone, text message or e-mail, in any combination. Examples of this may be a school closing or delay, student absences, or general activities at the DACC.
 
This internet-based system will help each family to maintain up-to-date contact information through a secure, password protected online site. At the beginning of the school year, DACC loads the system with your home phone number, as given to the DACC on the enrollment application form. This is the phone number that will be called by default by the Instant Alert System. If you would like to change this number or add additional numbers go to Honeywell's site and set up the personal information, including phone numbers and emails, you want the Instant Alert System to use. You will need to complete this each year, even if your student is a returnee.
 
Your online personal profile will enable you to:
  • Input your personal contact information if you want more than one device such as cell phones, work phones, email and/or text messaging to be used to contact you;
  • Check the system and send yourself a test text message to make sure your text messaging contact information is entered correctly;
  • Add contact information of other caretakers of your children, such as a grandparent or a neighbor, that you would want to be notified;
  • Update changes anytime to your personal contact information.
You can access procedure sheets for updating your profile on our website. You can log into your personal profile at any time.
Bully/Harassment/Safety Reporting
DACC strives to provide a safe and inclusive educational environment for all students daily.   Students have the ability from their google homepage to report bullying, harassment, and safety concerns 24/7 through two options.  The first option is to report it directly to school administration by clicking on the report link or by calling/texting an anonymous tip line through SaferOH.  This is a secure webpage only for students after logging in with their mydacc google credentials. We ask that if it is related to school safety after school hours, that you please contact the local police department as well.

View DACC's Board Policy on Bullying here.
Sophomore Visit Days - Start Planning Now
Each year, the Delaware Area Career Center has the exciting opportunity to host visits from area 10th grade students. This year the visitations are scheduled for:
  • Friday, November 22nd
  • Monday, November 25th
  • Tuesday, November 26th
All staff will be involved in the organizing, presenting and making of engaging learning experiences for the visiting students. Your child will be doing one of three activities on these days:
  • Attend school as a helper (only if asked by their instructor)
  • Job shadow a professional in their chosen field of study. *Lab instructors are willing to assist with placements.
  • Attend a college visit
These days will count as days of attendance. Therefore, if your son/daughter does not participate, he or she will be marked absent and will not receive credit. 
 
More specifics to come in October. 
Please note: DACC will be closed the rest of that week (November 27th-November 29th) for Thanksgiving.
Parent Procedure for Creating a New Powerschool Account
Parents can gain access to their student's progress by creating a Powerschool account as long as they have their PowerSchool Parent Access Information that was given on the bottom of the students' schedule. If parents/guardians need the Access ID and Access Password, they can contact Kelly Wolfe in the student services/guidance office at 740-203-2214 or WolfeK@DelawareAreaCC.org. For more information on creating an account, click here.
AAA Teen Night at the Garage - September 24
Students getting their driver's license involves learning new skills, driving a car involves learning how to take care of it.  Proper car maintenance is essential to keeping them safe on the road, avoiding breakdowns and saving money over the long haul. 

AAA's high school vehicle maintenance inspection (VMI) program has revealed that a large percentage of cars driven routinely by teens have issues that can impact the safety and longevity of the vehicle.  In 2018, more than 84%  of the vehicles inspected at  high schools in Delaware County  had at least one problem that needed attention! 

That's why AAA Car Care Plus repair facilities and SAFE Delaware County Coalition have partnered to offer Teens' Night at the Garage.  This fun and informative event is designed to help educate teens and parents on the basics of vehicle maintenance.  You'll get an overview of important vehicle maintenance items, plus learn how to check oil levels, tire pressure and more with hands-on time in the garage.  AAA's experienced technicians will be happy to answer  students' vehicle-related questions during the session. 

The event is free and includes food and giveaways! 

To register for the event, download and complete this form and email to promotions@aaaohio.com.
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)
Lunch Menu (and free & reduced lunch information)
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