CCA District-Wide News & Updates

10-07-21

IMPORTANT DATES

OCTOBER 12-14 - Building PLP/Parent teacher conference dates

OCTOBER 14-15 - NO SCHOOL

OCTOBER 20 - Regular School Board of Education Meeting

OCTOBER 25 - School Board Candidate Public Forum

NOVEMBER 2 - Election Day

UPDATE ON MASKS IN SCHOOL

Last night the CCA School board voted 5-2 in favor of the following:


Once an individual school building reaches 10% or higher absentee rate due to illnesses, students and staff in that building will be required to wear a face mask for an entire school week. If during this week that percentage increases, or does not decrease, the district would re-evaluate and notify parents of a potential extension to the mask requirement.


The 10% deciding point was based on information Iowa schools must report to the Iowa Department of Public Health. The state asks that all districts who are experiencing a 10% or greater absentee rate due to illness (not all absences, just illness) in any individual building, report specific information to the Iowa Department of Public Health.


The District will consistently monitor the illness rates in each building and starting today, the dashboard will be revised daily to show illness percentage rates by building. This will require some significant tracking but most of it would involve data that we’re already collecting. Numbers can change throughout the day so we ask for your patience as we compile daily updates.

CCA STUDENT SECTION WELL REPRESENTED AT VOLLEYBALL IN WILLIAMSBURG

CCA Student section at the Williamsburg Volleyball games

Photo credit: Interim Superintendent Joseph E. Brown, Sr

NEW SUPERKIDS CURRICULUM

Have you heard about Cass and Oswald yet?


Students in grades kindergarten, first and second grade are meeting “new friends” this year as part of our new reading materials! Cass likes to cook casseroles in the kitchen with her cat, Coconut. Oswald is a talented artist who loves to draw odd animals like the octopus, the ocelot, oxen, and otters. (Can you guess what letter sounds are being taught with these two characters?)


Throughout the program, students read stories about their new friends, the Superkids. They are also engaged in non-fiction text to learn about science, social studies, and build vocabulary. The solid phonics foundation the program provides assures that students become independent and confident readers, writers, and spellers. It’s a program that makes learning to read fun! Ask your student to tell you a little bit more about their “new Superkids friends”.

FLU VACCINATION CLINICS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Please do not attend the flu shot clinic if you have COVID, have been exposed to COVID or are in quarantine. Masks are required at the flu shot clinics.

  • Tues, Oct 12th, at Clear Creek Elementary, North Bend Elementary, Tiffin Elementary, Middle School at 2:30pm-7pm
  • Wed, Oct 13th at Amana Elementary, Oak Hill Elementary, High School at 1:30pm-3:30pm

MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK AND WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

October 3rd-9th is Mental Illness Awareness Week and October 10th, 2021 is

World Mental Health Day.


Our district is making a push to talk about and raise awareness of mental illness in efforts to decrease the stigma around mental health. Mental illness affects millions of people from all backgrounds. Each year, 1 in 5 U.S. adults and 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder. Every year in the United States it is estimated that 48 million adults are diagnosed with anxiety, 19.4 million adults are diagnosed with depression and 9 million adults are diagnosed with PTSD. Whether you or someone you know is diagnosed with a mental health condition, almost all of us have a connection to mental illness.


Together, let's change the conversation about mental health and show people they are not alone in their battle. It is up to us to show our children that mental health is okay to talk about and that going to therapy is awesome!

CLIPPERS AT XAVIER OCTOBER 8

Xavier charges $7 for football entry. You may buy tickets at the gate or you can purchase them online at the link below. The game will also be streamed, link provided below as well.

Tickets: https://xaviersaints.org/tickets

Stream: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/xavier-high-school-

CCA EXTENDS SECURLY TO PARENTS TO MANAGE PERSONAL DEVICES

Securly’s mission is to create solutions that provide online safety to kids on both their school and personal devices. Securly strives to build features that allow schools and parents to work together to nurture and guide children in managing their screen time safely and productively.

SECURLY: THE STUDENT SAFETY COMPANY

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BED BUGS & HEAD LICE INFORMATION

Information for parents on what to look for and how to treat bed bugs and head lice.

Head Lice

Bed Bugs

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Quick Links Below

CCA CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Current positions available at CCA.

COVID DASHBOARD

Updated Daily

RETURN TO LEARN SAFETY PLAN

Link to the approved District Return to Learn Safety Plan

CCA DIGITAL BACKPACK

Online flyers for district events, fundraisers, and community events.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS

For the most current information on board meetings, agendas and minutes

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Clear Creek Amana Community School District

Joseph E. Brown, Sr
Interim Superintendent

Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Lori Robertson, 1486 Hwy 6 NW, Oxford, IA 52322.

319-828-4510 or lorirobertson@ccaschools.org