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Dear Student and Parent/Guardians,

DACC students have continued to excel in regional competitions demonstrating the skills they have learned in their programs since the beginning of the school year. Students who qualified will compete at the state level in March. Please take a moment to check out results as well as important information regarding upcoming events.

With the unpredictable weather, please visit our web site for updated information on DACC's school delays and closings policy.

If you have any questions or need to speak with someone at DACC, please don't hesitate to call us at 740-548-0708.

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Upcoming Events
February 17
Presidents' Day - Building Closed

February 25
ACT testing at DACC

March 21

March 30-April 3
Spring Break - No High School Classes

New DACC Weather Delay Schedule
DACC's Weather Delay schedule has recently been updated.  When DACC is operating on a delay, the new schedule will allow for more equal time in labs and academics at DACC and more closely align to our home districts' schedules. 

Some key points are:
  • The main change with this 1-Hour Delay Schedule is that morning lab will now dismiss at 11:17am (instead of 10:50am).
  • If DACC is operating on a delay schedule and the buses for a particular school need their students dismissed before our A.M. Lab release time, we will make an announcement to dismiss those particular students.
  • See attached for the DACC Weather Related Communication...this addresses all possible scenarios with respect to weather. 
  • The only instance that we would utilize our 2-Hour Delay Schedule is if all of our home districts are operating on a 2-Hour Delay.  Otherwise, we will operate on a 1-Hour Delay.
State-Funded ACT Testing
State law requires districts to administer the state-funded ACT to all juniors in the spring of the school year. Delaware Area Career Center will be testing all full day juniors on February 25th free of charge online. The state administration of the ACT will include the primary subject areas in reading, English, mathematics and science. The state testing of the ACT will not include the optional writing test. DACC will be providing test preparation sessions to all full day juniors in January and February. 

Students testing with ACT Accommodations will test February 26th through February 28th. DACC School Counselors will make students aware of their specific testing dates. If DACC is closed or delayed due to inclement weather on February 25th, then the testing schedule with be adjusted by one day. This means the first day of testing will start February 26th for students testing without accommodations and then accommodation testing to follow on February 27th, 28th and March 2nd.

For more information about the ACT, click here. To take the practice test, click here.
Student Exploration Day - March 4, 2020
WHAT IS THE DACC STUDENT EXPLORATION DAY?   The day is a one day meaningful job shadowing experience that provides you with the opportunity to observe and network with professionals, investigate a career field, clarify career goals and interests, and function within a work environment. The Student Exploration Day will take place for all DACC students on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.  To learn more about this day, please visit DACC's web site.
When: March 21, 2020 8:00-11:00pm
Where: Medallion Country Club
Theme: Roaring 20s
Cost: $30

This event is only for Juniors and Seniors (can bring a Sophomore by guest only).

Purchase Prom tickets here . DACC students should select DACC Student Ticket. If the DACC student chooses to bring a guest that does not attend DACC, the guest MUST fill out the Guest Form and select guest ticket.
No guest over 20 years of age.

**Non-DACC Student Guest forms must be completed and returned to DACC by Wednesday March 18th at 3pm.

**Online purchasing (preferred method) will end on Friday March 13th. When prompted to enter the "Access Code," please enter your student ID #.

**Cash sales will only be available from March 9th-13th during the following times in the commons of DACC: (7:15-7:45am; during student lunch period and from 2:20-2:50pm).

SAVE THE DATE - Fun Run to Benefit Autism Speaks
DACC will be hosting our 4th Annual Fun Run to benefit Autism Speaks. This will be a family-friendly event with all proceeds going directly to Autism Speaks. Funds raised from this event will help with Autism Speaks' goal to enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.

The Fun Run will be held on Sunday, April 19th at the Delaware Area Career Center. Registration will start at 8am and the Fun Run will begin at 9am. Look for registration information on DACC's web site coming soon. 
A Message from DACC's School Resource Officer
My greatest honor is serving the Delaware Area Career Center as the School Resource Officer. As I continue to grow as a SRO in my second school year in this assignment, I am always looking for better ways to keep our students safe. Part of keeping the school safe, is being able to listen to our students, parents, and staff about any concerns they may be having about campus safety. Recently I discovered The Safer Ohio School Tip Line. The Safer Ohio School Tip Line is a free safety resource available to all Ohio schools. The tip line is an anonymous reporting system that accepts both calls and texts 24 hours a day.

This tip line allows students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety-whether that involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student.
Things to report to the tip line include (but are not limited to):
  • Bullying incidents;
  • Withdrawn student behaviors;
  • Verbal or written threats observed toward students, faculty or schools;
  • Weapon/suspicious devices on or near school grounds;
  • Gang related activities;
  • Unusual/suspicious behavior of students or staff;
  • Self-harm or suicidal sentiments; and
  • Fighting;
  • Drugs;
  • Any other school safety related concerns.
Every tip can remain anonymous. School safety analysts may ask for additional information, but the caller can remain secret or leave his or her contact information for later follow-up.

Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts within Ohio Homeland Security.  If action is needed, the analysts immediately forward information to local school officials, law enforcement agencies and the Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) for action and follow up. 

The OSSC partners with the Ohio Department of Education to follow up with affected school and law enforcement agencies to make sure that the incident is investigated, action is taken and resources and supports are provided when necessary.

Please help us keep our school safe with any concerning information you may be aware of. I'm a firm believer of "See Something, Say Something."

Deputy Joe Elverson
BPAResultsRegional BPA Results
22 DACC students from DACC's App Development, Cybersecurity and Digital Design programs have won the regional competition and will advance to state competition in March for Business Professionals of America! 
  • Video Production Team: Madison Dyll, Reese White, Brian Whitesel, Kasey Runyon
  • Broadcast News Production Team: Blythe Beaumont, RJ Barnhart, Autumn Imhoff, Ian Campbell
  • Computer Modeling: Kang Van
  • Graphic Design: Alisa Stricklin
  • Digital Media Production: Sarah Davis
  • Website Design Team: Kendall Koberna, Abby Stevenson, Caroline Brogdon, Eliana Smith
  • Fundamentals of Desktop Publishing: Jackson Cline
  • Entrepreneurship: MacKenzie Mitchell
  • PC Service and Troubleshooting: Ian Bell, Nathan Mateson
  • Computer Security: Adrian Self
  • JAVA Programming: Bennett Toftner
  • Information Technology Concepts: Gage Ginter
Delaware Hayes/DACC business program had 10 champions out of 15 events entered. 
  • Presentation Management: Sarah Carpenter
  • Economic Research (Individual): Quin Whitney
  • Economic Research (Team): Leah Tibbitts, Brooke James, Erica Lang
  • Administrative Support Research: Katelyn Smith
  • Personal Financial Management: Katelyn Smith
  • Excel Spreadsheet Applications: Samual Delong
  • Excel Spreadsheet Applications: Kyle Martinez
  • Extemporaneous Speech: Dominic Hupp
  • Advanced Excel Spreadsheet Applications: Dominic Hupp
  • Human Resource Management: Derrick Wyckoff
Ohio Dept. of Health Coronavirus Update for Schools
The 2019 novel coronavirus is a new virus strain that started in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Health experts continue to learn more about novel coronavirus because little is known about its potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia in some people. Currently the risk to the general public is low. At this time, there are a small number of individual cases in the United States. To minimize the risk of spread, health officials are working with health care providers to promptly identify and evaluate any possible cases.

No cases of 2019 novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Ohio and there are currently no persons under investigation (PUI).

For more information about the novel Coronavirus, please visit the Ohio Department of Health's web site.
Attendance Phone Number
Parents of students who are going to be absent are to call the Attendance Office before 9am the morning of the absence or provide a written note excusing the absence upon return. Please call (740) 203-2268 to reach our automated attendance line or email
PaySchools and Online Fee/Lunch Payment
Payschools is a web portal parents can use to pay fees and deposit funds into their student's lunch account. If you are having trouble using PaySchools, please make sure you are going to to log in. After double checking you are on the correct site, try re-setting your password by clicking "forgot password" on the login page.

If you'd like to speak to a PaySchools representative, please call 877-393-6628 to have someone assist you.
Adult Education at DACC
DACC is offering Cybersecurity for the Home and Family on Saturday March 14, 2020 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. This course will take a detailed look at cybercrime and outline techniques for securing our home networks and using the internet safely. For more information and to register, visit our web site.

For more information about any of these courses or to register,  click here or call (740) 201-DACC.
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)
Non-Discrimination Policy & Civil Rights
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