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Dear Student & Parent/Guardians,

While fall has officially arrived, it looks like the warm weather will still be with us for a bit yet.

Thanks to those who visited DACC over the last week for Parent Teacher Conferences and the College and Career Expo. It was great to see parents, students, business partners, and local colleges in our new building.

Please take a minute to see what's going on at DACC. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 740-548-0708. Have a great weekend!

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Upcoming Events
October 11th
Delaware General Health District School-Based Flu Clinic

October 15th
Transition Fair at DACC

October 18th
COTA Day - No High School Classes

November 14th
Parent Teacher Conferences

Attendance Phone Number
Parents of students who are going to be absent are to call the Attendance Office before 9:00am 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.
School-Based Flu Clinic - October 11
The Delaware General Health District will be offering a School-Based Flu Clinic on Friday, October 11th at DACC.  The flu season is fast approaching us. Don't let it catch you! The flu is a contagious infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by the influenza virus. Complications from the flu could be bronchitis, ear infections, croup, or pneumonia.

Go online now to complete the electronic consent for your child to receive the flu shot.
  • Go to https://forms.delawarehealth.org/forms/schoolflu
  • Enter "flu2019" in the School Flu Code box.
  • Complete the electronic consent and sign with a digital signature. Most private insurance and all Medicaid plans accepted. Vaccine will also be available for uninsured children through the State Vaccine Program. The goal is to have all electronic submissions prior to the scheduled clinic.
Graduated Driver Licensing Law
Nearly 52% of Delaware County parents surveyed are unfamiliar with Ohio's GDL Law. A teen driver's risk of death doubles when carrying two teen passengers and quadruples when carrying 3 or more teen passengers.

Following these laws could prevent our students from receiving traffic citations for driving outside the privileges of their Graduated Driver's License as well as reduce the chance for student passengers to potentially be injured or worse in a student crash. 
Autumn Driving Tips
A message from Deputy Elverso n...
Autumn is the season with a beautiful spectrum of colorful foliage. It is also a time for carving pumpkins, getting lost in corn mazes, and building bonfires. However, this time of the year can create unique dangers on the road due to increased traffic flow and weather conditions transitioning in the fall. Being prepared and adjusting your driving habits is essential for driving safely in the months to come. 

Inclement Weather
Rainfall increases during the autumn season. When it is raining, maintain a safe following distance between your car and the vehicle in front of you. This can make the difference of having ample time to mitigate or avoid an accident. Inclement weather can cause slippery driving conditions and increase the risk of hydroplaning if sudden stopping is necessary. Use your fog lights or low beams instead of your high beams when driving in foggy conditions. High beams can cause light to reflect off the fog and create a glare that may impair your view of the road ahead.

Morning Frost
Temperatures during autumn tend to decrease drastically at night, which can create frost on the windshield of your vehicle. Clear your windows of frost before driving as it can make it hard to see the road.

Colder temperatures can also mean icy patches on the roadway. Overpasses, bridges, and shaded areas of the road are common sites of these hazards. Motorists should slow down when approaching these areas while traveling in cold weather. 

Roadway Foliage
Fallen foliage can present a wide array of road hazards. When it rains, wet leaves can create slippery road conditions and cause your vehicle to lose traction. Leaves may also cover road lines, potholes, bumps, and other dangers on the road. Be sure to reduce your speed when driving in areas covered with foliage.

Traffic Increase
Autumn is back to school time for students. This can mean more pedestrians, school buses, and vehicles on the road. Motorists should be wary of pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the morning and late afternoon when students get out of class to minimize their odds of an accident.

Watch for Animals
Be on the lookout for animals such as deer when driving in rural areas. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, November is considered the peak month for deer breeding. This means an increase in animal collision claims correlated with the presence of deer. The best defense to avoid striking an animal while driving is using common sense and reducing your speeds in locations where deer are prevalent.

Here's to a safe fall!
Deputy Elverson
Student Withdrawals/Fees
Monday, September 30th is the last day for students to withdraw from DACC without having to pay fees.  Individual concerns will need to be approved by the principal.
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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